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  1. A lot of watches I am not particularly keen on here. The Oris I want to like but for the size (Oris Aquis is too big for my liking) if you are a big guy that would be my choice. Tags aren't terrible either but I would never buy one for the money usually asked. Longines I am drawn to their vintage stuff more than modern offerings. I always throw Certina DS action indo the mix, its well reviewed but I haven't first hand experience, I did think about just taking a punt on the green bezeled one but somehow it never happened. Would love to give one a test drive first.
  2. Ch24 have nothing to do with it they just sit back and take their % and do nothing more than they need to (as you will find out if you have a problem) Their vendors can advertise any prices they like but have to compete with other vendors. Any common watch order the search results cheapest first and you should have some competitively priced watches and may even be able to negotiate further.
  3. Always the same for me. Seamaster. Its waterproof and durable, can be worn with anything, is respectable but not so expensive I worry. It's the perfect holiday watch IMO.
  4. I should also point out that the box and papers contributes nothing to any confidence whether a watch is correct or not. Plenty of fake papers, fake boxes or even fake watches with real papers and real boxes. The watch is still the important thing - condition and authenticity. If you don't know what you are looking at make sure you buy from a good source.
  5. I still think the 16570 is the one to have. I guess thats why I have it but 40mm is perfect for my wrist. It's my favourite Rolex.
  6. Bricey the thing is people with lots of money are often careless with boxes and papers but don't mind paying for services. Cheap people like me keep all the boxes and papers but don't tend to get watches dealer serviced every few years. Lack of papers doesn't make much statement on watch condition - the watch condition makes that statement.
  7. It depends really. I never really cared about papers, back in the day I used to reckon them at £100 but a lot of Rolex fanboys made these things and even the tags that came with the watch more important in the general sentiment. A watch like an Omega Seamaster I wouldn't care. Any Patek or Rolex it needs to be significantly represented by the price. Vintage watches usually have no papers and its quite a bonus if they do. Boxes can be picked up in hindsight and certain brands offer extracts from the archive which is the next best thing to the original papers... though often these aren't cheap.
  8. I kind of agree with the above, I can think of a million and one divers which are all vaguely equivalent ranging from next to no budget to skies the limit. Obviously the usual suspects of Omega and Rolex are popular and for those of less of a budget Certina seems to be a good option (though sadly I have never managed to get my hands on one to make a first hand appraisal) If you are looking for a quirky name on the dial (yes I know I am quite unadventurous generally sticking with long established swiss makers) one that I wrote off was the Halios Seaforth but someone at a meet-up showed me one and I was quite impressed.
  9. Useful info. Now I know prices have gone upwards quite a lot during the pandemic but these figures surprise me a little given what they are asking for these currently. Noisy movt? Not ideal either. I am not about to buy without trying one first since I haven't handled many mosers in my life. There's a gold one in Nothern Ireland but thats not exactly local... and thats part of the problem. The one I saw is an hour away which is what made it an option. I guess I have to keep looking till I see something I can't live without.
  10. Have you ever held one? In my opinion they called the wrong model "tank" because the roadster is tough as anything.
  11. Well I think I will take Cartier. Pilot: Santos (the original watch designed for a pilot. Blue dial, the picture is the auto but I would suggest this one in Quartz) Sporty/diver: Pasha Chronograph Panda dial Dress: Gold Tank (they do some funky dials on these too if you want a black or even red dial) Casual/beater: Roadster
  12. Most of my spottings are in casino's or poker rooms or even corporate events. All pretty safe arenas to know I'm not about to knock them over the head and run off with their watch.
  13. If I had a pound for every time I spotted a Patek or something and the person totally retreated into their shell when I mentioned it. Rolexes are different, but the conversation is usually nauseating. I'd say its the Omega or Grand Seiko guys that give the best conversations.
  14. Yes, a 612% increase on what I paid. I love the watch but at that price I would never buy one. Its like the nautilus and aquanaut, nice as they are its silly money when you could buy a pair of complications in precious metal for the same sort of money. I have a little regret I missed the boat on F P Journe. I guess I believe Moser may go the same way... maybe I have a fear of missing out again. If I go German I think Glaschutte would be the way forwards... MG and Laing & Heyne, maybe I'll give them a second look but IDK if they do it for me. I guess I feel more connected to some brands than others, and some models too... I can't always put my finger on why but some of these old swiss ones I have a relationship with... I am wary about starting new relationships until I am really familiar, somehow Moser feels comfortable to me because I have been watching them for a long time.
  15. All things are relative regarding "What I am not fussed with" I do like that Moser, at that money I better be sure I like it too... but its fantastic, I feel affinity for the brand, it has a great dial and the movement is a masterpiece. What's more its scarce, I am hardly likely to see one in someone else's arm. I guess the only consideration is nearly 12k for a steal watch...could get something in precious metal from an equally prestigious maker for the same money but that's only a passing thought.
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