- Watches N+1…
Posted 1 year ago
What is that?Posted 1 year ago
Looks like a C60 Trident BronzePosted 1 year ago
I like that. Link?Posted 1 year ago
@Kryton57 May well be this:Posted 1 year ago
it is. the patina’d version.Posted 1 year ago
I’ve done 2 things that feel different to normal behaviour today… I’ve become a flipper, and a Rolex owner. Flipped the seamaster and now have a subC. Gulp.Posted 1 year ago
Great work. SubC is the best sub. Very jealous!
new or preowned? where from? DETAILSPosted 1 year ago
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 1 year ago
Thats awesome. Sounds like a grade flip/trade tbh. £6k is a good price too, just a shave over current retail.
Screw the safe, get it on the wrist. And post photos.
I’m at Heathrow in a about 5 weeks time, wish me luck for the boutique there….Posted 1 year ago
I read Schiphol can be good fishing, Heathrow….hmm.
Yes, fairly sure I could get my cash back on the watch pretty easily. Obviously watch finder selling prices are way above what I could liquidate for, but they have 18 month old ones for 7900-8250.Posted 1 year 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 1 year ago
For what Aliexpress have had from me I could have bought a basic SNK but where’s the fun in that?
I nearly hit a buy on the meca-quartz Jody reviewed. Pics mate? Looks lush. Was gonna get that and the white / blue guanqin nomos lambda wannabe too. Both are great looking.Posted 1 year ago
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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
44mm will wear big on any wrist and a watch like that, all dial, will always be visually…..’impactful’ !Posted 1 year ago
That’s just a crappy Nomos Lambda copy.Posted 1 year ago
‘Homage’ watches are just one step away from fakes.
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 1 year 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…
‘Homage’ watches are just one step away from fakes.
This will sure spark some debate..!Posted 1 year ago
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 1 year ago
I thought the same about those Tag Autavia watches, they look lovely. I said I’d not buy another Tag, those may well chance my mind.Posted 1 year ago
agreed, read that hodinkee article last night and liked many of the autavia, the bronze ones very much. crowns do look ‘kin huge though.Posted 1 year ago
Yes, crowns sticking out like that are a no no for me. Black bay have similar silly long crowns. Proper watches have asymmetric sides to hide the crown in a slight protrusion of case.Posted 1 year ago
Big crowns on a manual fighter pilot with gloves on is a true replica. Otherwise, no.Posted 1 year 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 1 year 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.Posted 1 year ago
Ever since i saw that c60 I’ve been craving after a Steinhart Ocean 1 Bronze Red… oooof.Posted 1 year ago
cape cod polishing cloth should be worth a tryPosted 1 year ago
I’ve not got a Dremmel or anything. Cheers.
Now you have all the excuse you need to go buy one! Everyone needs a Dremmel, and they’re not that expensive.Posted 1 year ago
it is. the patina’d version.
Teehee that’s like buying pre ripped trendy jeans
Zelos do some nice bronze watches. Just make sure the case back is stainless unless you want a green wrist.Posted 1 year ago
lol. sort of…but more like buying a pair dirty jeans. its patina, its not wear.Posted 1 year ago
Don’t buy a Garmin instinct !!!! I wear mine all the time and rarely wear my nicer dress watches 🙁Posted 1 year ago
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 1 year ago
get it open asap to dry out. it’ll need a service as well as new seals, hopefully you’ll find someone for less than £200 though.Posted 1 year ago
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 1 year 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 1 year ago
grm, I’ve read that customs are pretty hot on people walking back through the airport from places like the canary islands.Posted 1 year 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 1 year ago
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