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  1. On the size debate Ive said on here before its up the person, there is no right or worng size. A watch buyer might be looking for a specific oversize look, or an undersize vintage classic etc. Looking at this on your arm though makes me think there is a caveat. On such a classic as the Rolex sub it has to look classic sub in fit aswell or you risk wasting your money. Its so oversize for you it could look fake, youll be looked at as a non knowledge watch spoon who simply has bought a Rolex sub because thats what every non watch person that wants to look bling will aim for. As others have suggested a smaller Rolex I think would be a better option for you long term. But as always its your money. If you want a Rolex clock, then go for it.
  2. Wow that title had me wondering what you were going to say
  3. Surely thats easy, the UNION is traditional looking NOMOS contemporary. UNION is better alround, you can also think of it as keeping Scotland, please dont let Nicola take us away from you.
  4. My youngest is 11, a bit bling and wanted a Gold Rolex, he got a 'ladies' Invicta Pro diver. The size suits him. My 12 year old not to be left out wanted one but isnt bling and likes Red. He insisted on the Red invicta which I think only came in 42mm so looks very big. To me its not right but he loves it. This size thing being associated with Male and Female is ridiculous. Should we size alloy wheels on a car differently depending on whether a man or woman is buying it? A lot of kids I see these days I cant tell if they are male, female or something else anyway. Really size comes down to the look and thats really 3 categories. Under size for your wrist, to scale for your wrist, or over size for your wrist. You may choose to specifically want somethng that fits into these categories. If I wanted something vintage inspired I would probably go slightly undersize, my Smiths 36mm. I have a TW Steel bought for fun which I specifically bought because it is 52mm. Its your perception of your look that counts, unless you specifically want to please someone else. But the signifcant thing here is that we size bracelets or adjust straps to fit our wrists. So it cant be possible that a fitted watch is too big or too small. If it was an item of clothing and we were discussing wearing shoes 2 sizes to big becasue the loose ift had become trendy that would be different, and practically daft. But as a watch is fitted to your wrist this is a moot point. You can then get into should you wear a watch lose and janlgy or snug. Never ending debate.
  5. This is a good call and has come up on here before. If you want to play it down in the pub chat *to**ers' top trumps it can just be a Seiko. Chatting to a watch enthusiast its a GS.
  6. Ive nearly pressed go on one of these a few times. My concern was the flat 'spring bars'. From memory the drawing stated these where less than 2mm thick I think. Do they feel robust? If you press them in the middle is there a lot of flex? Thanks
  7. I think the OP has suffered a fair bit of abuse here that maybe isnt fair. Isnt he just asking which Rolex models people think look the least show off? It probably is the case though that Rolex has become so much more than a watch now its difficult to just own one as a watch enthusiast without being judged. Anyway Im way richer than Rolex so I bought myself a Casio Duro like Bill Gates, a few of my friends think Im a billionaire.
  8. Sold your sole because all the Tourbillons agree with me
  9. UNION is the best looking hands down.
  10. If youd been more specific I wouldnt have had to appear to have repeated what you said. I wasnt 'essentially' tell him to kind of sell the voucher. I was telling him to physically sell the voucher as I had done in the past. Way to read the thread, accurately this time!
  11. Sell your vouchers at a discount. I once was given holiday vouchers as a bonus by my boss, who said I had worked hard and it was his way of making me take a break. I was building a house at the time and wanted cash but he wouldnt swap them. Turns out hed bought vouchers for everyones bonus at discount. Thinking he was being smart and saving himself cash. But p*ssing the work force off who all now had vouchers they didnt want. I had £3000 worth and from memory think I got about £2300 for them on ebay. Cant you take the vouchers and sell them.
  12. If you give more information on what your after if might help others recommend. Do you wish to simply buy a watch you like? Or are you aiming to buy something that is in some way associated with your relative. Where they male or female. What era where they from. Did they do a job that might guide you. Where they at sea so a marine chronometer. Where they sporty, business like. Did they like gold or not. Did they have a favorite colour. This could all help guide a watch type to go for and then get you a firm recomendation for a dealer. Cheers
  13. If your thought is to try and buy and sell with a view to one day owning your Richard Mille as you say and you wish to buy and sell your way up to that starting with £300 then all the very best but tis a tall order. Its the equivalent of me going on pistonheads and saying how do I make money at this car game I hope to one day own an Aston Martin and I have £300 to buy an MOT failure and get to work. The thing is with my analogy you could put time and effort into cleaning up cars and making a hard earned profit. Watches, mmmmm not so easy. With £300 you might grab a bargain reduced from £600 with 50% off. But then what try and punt it on to someone who will imediately do a google search and find that age old issue where not much sells for RRP. If you watch H Samuel for example youll see the same watches on sale constantly. They win by people popping on and paying full price, and having to reduce them to shift the hundreds they have bought. If you sell me a watch on the bay there is no gurantee anymore, I have no comeback, your not a retailer etc. You might be better using your core skills to earn money however you earn a living and save up for a watch. I wouldnt buy a Richard Mille though youll lose a stack of that hard earned cash if you ever want to sell it.
  14. As others have said its the price thats the red flag. At that money Id want to be buying from a shop or well known online distributor with proof of service and some form of warranty, cooling off period and also Id be a lot happier if I knew they sold either other vintage or new watches I liked. So if all else fails you could put it back against a new watch etc. That said personally I love vintage but really its the look I like. So I prefer to buy vintage inspired, Smiths Expedition for example. I have a couple of real vintage 1950's watches left to me by granparents so they scrath the itch. If there was something you had always wanted, a grail watch from a certain era because your father had one etc and you knew exactly what you wanted and hunted it down then the price is ok but as long as you adhere to my first line above. But dropping $5k on the bay, as we say up my way, 'wise the heed min'.
  15. I like Tissot but I want a Certina in my collection but out of those two I prefer the Tissot. Certina looks a bit 1990's to me. Tissot looks a bit more retro, cleaner and like its not trying to hard, I quite like that watch. Id put it on a distressed leather strap to give it a bit of a war hero look which by association will make you appear tough and manly.
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