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Everything posted by Montybaber

  1. If you want my views on the watch let me know
  2. I have the 42mm galaxy watch, put it on a canvas deployant strap and wear it everyday at work
  3. I'm really surprised mate, I remember you were quite down about this watch and I loved mine (blue one) I was disappointed for you as it was an absolute stunner
  4. Have a look at timefactors, I like the PRS3LE @ £340 but personally I love the yellow,
  5. Another watch for the speculators This sort of thing has led to me getting so demoralised with the hobby
  6. A minute overnight is not right no matter how it is positioned, also an auto should keep running through the night anyway after being worn I think there is something wrong with it There are plenty of non hand winding automatic movements that work fine and have long power reserves I don't think wearing it loose would make any difference If you handwind the watch (or swing it around for a while etc) the timekeeping will be better than wearing it with low power reserve
  7. I would just set the time on a Friday evening, I find it a nice ceremony before the weekend starts I don't agree with only 10 winds, the timekeeping will not be accurate unless it is fully wound
  8. The beauty of watches, they come in a range of sizes to suit everybody, small medium or lardge
  9. In my experience Higuchi will under declare the value of the watch and Seiya will declare full value
  10. You should be able to get a very nice auto full size SMP for 1.5k (2531.80 etc)
  11. I know what you mean but I honestly can wear this watch without worry (for some reason) maybe its the value or perhaps it is because it already has patina so I am just adding to it If it suddenly rocketed in value like the 6105 (unlikely) it may be different, if I am doing anything too harsh I simply pop it in my pocket There is something about wearing the real thing, for value you cannot beat one of these Good luck
  12. Instead of a reissue etc perhaps consider a 70's 6309, a beautiful watch with modern proportions and a classic design Mine feels special as it is older than me and all original but it could pass as a watch bought a few months ago All for a couple of hundred pounds and the value is only going to go one way
  13. Not as far as I know, the link purchase is the cheapest option as far as I know
  14. As far as I know by buying a link the AD will check the serial number etc and and if it us fake/stolen it will be identified
  15. I never really understood the Seiko Turtle reissues (although I had a PADI) when you can buy a lovely original 6309 for similar money
  16. There are some amazing fakes out there for this watch Perhaps it may be best to take it in to a Rolex AD and purchase a bracelet link for peace of mind before purchase
  17. Timefactors watches bought used will normally retain most/all of their value, getting hold of them can be difficult though (try TZ)
  18. They are very very good, as good as my old SMP good
  19. Seiko 6309 7049 same age as me (1979) and jaw droppingly gorgeous (in my opinion)
  20. I have one although it goes on Saturday, I cant get on with winding and the crown im afraid I find it really awkward to wind and it bugs me so much I am going back to autos beautiful watch though and extremely comfortable
  21. I agree the bracelet does make the watch wear a bit bigger but sometimes the angle/distance of camera from wrist can exagerate the size I have small wrists and the watch wears beautifully
  22. I have no problem with homages but I am only really comfortable when they are based on watches that are no longer available to buy if it is a homage of a model currently available/in production it is a little too close to a fake for my liking I suppose I feel this way as the only reason to buy would be to avoid paying for the real thing but wanting an identical watch
  23. As Hugh said (he is the expert on Speedies) Second hand automatics (reduced etc) generally are around the 1k mark where the manual 'moonwatch' is around 2-2.5k Go for the moon
  24. I agree about the Speedmaster, grest watches and long term will not move a long way if bought for the right price (pre owned) if purchased new with a decent discount its value may rise eventually but this may not be for a long time and servicing has to be considered If you are set on divers perhaps a Seamaster ceramic (much the same story as the Speedmaster) Tudor Black bays will initially take a bath but people seem to think they are a good long term bet Perhaps consider a Seiko Marinemaster 300 also? In this instance I would recommend buying a mint pre owned full set of an iconic watch for the best price possible but you will be lucky to see any sort of profit for many years
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