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  1. whats the watch? is it discounted? Suspected counterfeit watches seized from Tic Watches, Darlington | The Northern Echo Personally unless its a special piece or heavily discounted i would steer clear.
  2. Cartier. Love the Meistersinger but the Cartier is a different class and so versitile.
  3. of the ones posted the VC, Nautilus, AT, PO and JLC but i would also add the Daytona on an Oysterflex too.
  4. So my insurers stipulate that i need to take my pieces for appraisal/ valuation every 2 years. I need to shop around for insurance again. i ended up having them as named items on my building and contents but even doing that costs about £150 extra a year.
  5. Stoll & Co stretches its service and authentication operation into the UK - WatchPro USA
  6. congrats!!!!! These are really great watches. My wrist is tiny so wont pull it off, but id love one if it did
  7. Yeh I remember when it was launched, could be had easily and yet pre owned sellers were advertising them for double the price. just pure hype
  8. I agree. Which is why I’m perfectly fine with ETA movements or such like in certain models. take the Breitling Superocean 57 for example. Using an ETA movement meant that the watch could be thinner, and more money could be spent on finishing the case, strap etc so the ‘package’ as a whole makes perfect sense! put that same ETA movement in a Rolex for twice the cost, and it doesn’t make sense. There comes a price point where an in in house (or heavily modified ETA/ Valjoux movement) means that slapping a base movement into a flashy case just doesn’t cut it. i think there’s also a point at which, to gain respect as a brand within the watch world, you have to stop relying on base movements. The B01 from Breitling or Oris 400 has increased their standing in my eyes, because they are prepared to put in the time and effort to actually ‘make watches’ rather than relying on others to do it. Turn it into the car world, and it makes perfect sense for Lotus to use the lightweight Toyota engines….it means more time and effort can be spent in refining the entire package, producing an amazing car…..but you wouldn’t get away with that philosophy in a Ferrari Those who spend the extra money on a car of that stature expect everything to be a Ferrari….not a Ferrari chassis with a Prius engine
  9. 2 year wait for a Tudor? The world Has officially gone mad. I waited precisely 30 seconds for my Speedmaster and paid about £200 more than that,
  10. because when im paying £5000 for something, i personally want more than an ETA base movement. Personally speaking i want to pay for craftsmanship and engineering, innovation etc. Just personal choice though and its what draws me to brands like Omega and JLC. Same for Quartz watches, i love Grand Seiko because for your £2500 youre getting a quality 9F movement, over £1500 for a TAG with a £20 disposible movement.
  11. Yes and no. Im perfectly happy for the likes of Longines, Breitling to use ETA movements if it means more money is spent on the case, straps, clasps and finishing quality. When you get to the level of Omega etc then an inhouse or at least modified movement is a must.
  12. Were into luxury item territory. People buy these things for a) enjoyment and b) flexing. The watch industry isnt going anywhere. There are plenty from the younger generation coming into the industry that are ditching apple watches and still aspire to own a luxury item. Its no different to nice cars or clothes.
  13. Try Ernest Jones. They do have tudors on sale from time to time, not the BB58. Best time to buy? when you have the cash saved up so its not on finance and you can negotiate a discount.
  14. from the latest Rolex Statment: "All Rolex watches are developed and produced in-house at our four sites in Switzerland. They are assembled by hand, with extreme care, to meet the brand’s unique and high-quality standards of quality, performance and aesthetics. Understandably, this naturally restricts our production capacities – which we continue to increase as much as possible and always according to our quality criteria.” Not sure its a quality statment.....quality, quality, quality.....
  15. Stop tempting me, I only just sold my Oris….do not need another one!
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