- Watches N+1…
Pre-owned. From my usual’little gem’ dealer. He doesn’t usually do much at this sort of value…. Location, shop size etc…. It’s easier for him to shift 10 £5-600 watches then one £5-6k watch. He does get some though and has some regular customers with some that they will flip occasionally. He knew I was interested in a sub/GMT and texted me when he got 2 in. I was only minutes from the shop anyway, on the way there about the seamaster as it was back from service. One sub was 2006, had a hard life, a less then great polish still dinked but priced at £4700. I was interested in the other, 2015 unworn at £6k . Flipped the seamaster back getting sightly more than I paid even after the service. The SubC… Embarrassingly…. Will remain a safe Queen for the moment. Waiting for the big birthday in a few years.
If anyone wants the other sub I can get him to send me photos or pass your contact details on…. Or just give Daryll a call (tell him Neil said you have a 2006 sub)Posted 3 months ago
Down at the shallow end of the spend spectrum, has anyone else been dabbling with any of the JOMW reviewed chinese specials?
I took delivery of a “Pagani Design” Chronograph on Saturday which He reviewed a couple of weeks ago, for 27 quid its a ridiculous thing…
Allegedly a seiko mechaquartz movement (I’ve not opened it yet) what appears to be a stainless case with a stupid big Scratch magnet of a crystal that’s been well coated in AR and looks quite nice in sunlight.
I’ve caught a couple of the contractors stealing a glance this morning, trying to gauge if they need to up their rate…
I’ve also got a horrible cheap ‘Starking’ automatic on it’s way too now…Posted 3 months ago
For what Aliexpress have had from me I could have bought a basic SNK but where’s the fun in that?
Just for you then:
Looks OK in the relatively dingey afternoon light, chronograph functions OK.
I’d not have another watch this size though, 44mm seems just slightly too big really for my whispy girl wrist…
For comparison next to my normal daily beater (38mm I think):
Going to change the bracelet for a light brown leather strap, should suit it better I think.
Thing is for under £30 it is a bit of silly fun.Posted 3 months ago
Yeah I’m blessed with skinny wrists too. I don’t think it would be so bad if the lugs had some curve to them but as you say, 30 quid it’s not all that bad.
There’s a Chinese “Mocktail” too.
The more I look at this the more I want one….Especially on the faux shark strap. 2 watches for under 70 quid delivered is super tempting.
Shane the mecha is only hardkex but still a lovely dressy/day watchPosted 3 months ago
There’s a Chinese “Mocktail” too.
Got one sat in my aliexpress basket too, but I’m going to hold off for a bit. I’ve got one of these coming:
I reckon that’s probably got the same movement as the Mocktail, so if that runs OK for a bit then that hopefully builds some confidence…
Jody is pretty keen on cadisen watches, mainly because they come with sapphire, but they are generally a shade more than I’d really want to spend on a Chinese watch.Posted 3 months ago
Nah that Starking does nowt for me.
But blue hands white face…. So this.
Must resist. Want that, and I’m tempted with the mecha….. Then there’s a tool watch I’ve been lusting over but not in stock. Oh and Spinnaker have some nice kit. And Zelos. Too many…. Its a dangerous game. LolPosted 3 months ago
I agree it’s not an exciting watch to look at and theres a saphire glazed version for ~£40, but I don’t mind the clean dial layout, and really want to see how the supposedly high-beat movement works out.
It’s just going to be alternative beater for a while…Posted 3 months ago
I mean £25 wouldn’t buy you an automatic anything else, you’re paying slightly over double that for a not very exciting bottom end SNK so I’ll give the chinese special a whirl…
Some of these new TAG’s look incredible:
Really upping their game. Look very similar to some Zenith’s. I particularly like this one:
Never thought I’d say that about a TAG watch!Posted 3 months ago
Ok I’ll take a bite on that homage topic.
I own a Steinhart submariner homage. Does it live on a lot of Rolex work, design and marketing most definitely, so it’s naughty. But does it hurt Rolex? No one decides against buying a 6 grand Rolex because Steinhart sell a decent homage for £370ish. If anything the homages and chatter about them help keep Rolex talked about. I guess imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. I’m in favour of a homage, but not a fake, but I accept others will have different viewsPosted 3 months agohuckersneckMember
I’ve recently acquired my first mechanical watch, a Seiko SKZ323.
I was pretty pleased with it. It wears a bit smaller than the nominal diameter, has a nice weight & a white faced diver is desirable to me but not a common configuration I don’t think. This was until I realised it was losing ~45s a day and then noticed a tiny amount of condensation inside. Sad face.
I guess it’s in need of a service & seal overhaul. The movement is a 7S36, so not posh. Quotes I’ve had in are all ~£200+ or ~80% of the purchase price. This is disappointing.
Can anyone reccommend somewhere to send it? Or is seal replacement on the caseback and timing adjustment something a keen amateur can attempt?Posted 2 months agogrim168Member
I love a watch thread. Have a Christopher ward trident a couple of siekos and my dads Raymond weil. Turned 50 last year and have some money to buy a nice watch but can’t make my mind up. Like the Tudor pelagos and black bay or an omega seamaster. We’re of to lanzarote in a few weeks and was wondering about the tax free status as there’s an ad there.Posted 2 months ago
re: the Nomos Lambda comment….
Honestly, how many people would know it was a fake, copy, homage or original. I like the Lambda. I’d hit the Guanqin.
A fake is a copy, like for like. A homage is a hat-doff to the original. A fist bump or a high 5. I’m easy with that. More easy than explaining to the wife I bought a $20,000 watch anyway!Posted 2 months ago
Damn, I’ve put a noticeable scratch on my watch case. Polished stainless steel, can anyone recommend the best way to improve it, if not entirely remove it. I’ve not got a Dremmel or anything. Cheers.
There is very little you can do to return it to factory finish – even tools like capcod etc will probably end up doing harm than good (taking off too much metal, etc).
The best advice is to learn to love it as part of the character and story of the watch. The first scratch hurts the most. My Speedmaster is beginning to look quite beat up these days, it’s a workhorse that I’ve worn daily. It adds to it’s rugged looks.
The other option is to send it to a professional jeweler, then get pissed off again when you inevitably scratch it the moment you get it back.
Rolex, Omega etc are the masters of returning finish – they will make your watch look like new. But you’ll have to pay for it…!Posted 2 months ago
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