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  1. So I'm guessing this wouldn't happen in London or Reading https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3948282?fbclid=IwAR3QMbqUhWyeroTsnCAouDJRskDY-TVfsldzwP8vHoPmYarOnb2_LEOyIOE
  2. Are there any ADs in Reading, I only see Goldsmiths in the Oracle. Not sure if thats the only option to shop.
  3. It's that bad even the Oracle is not safe?
  4. Any advice on what I should be aware of. Places not to go to? I haven’t really explored much with the virus and all.
  5. I didn’t know reading was like this. It seems like a nice small town. That terrorist stabbing was crazy.
  6. IDK, there's no such thing as bad neighborhoods in Taipei. Bike gangs don't roam the streets. It's really hard to find trouble. You can walk anywhere, anything, and be OK. That does not sound like London. Stabbings are rare and a big deal, it seems like a everyday thing in London looking at the news here. The question wasn't for JLC exclusively, just nice watches.
  7. I wasn't sure if it's just an exaggeration, but while looking into it on the news, it seems high profile people are targeted. I don't know what to make of it, I've also heard the situation has gotten worse, but idk if it's a serious concern. Like you said, robberies happen everywhere, but it's strange for people to make a point of it in a nice city like London. I see, good to hear. I suppose it's more about common sense and having good instincts like most places. I've grown increasingly nervous about being in Europe and robberies. A friend of mine had her watch stolen in Barcelona on the way to see me. I heard they target asian tourists because East Asians are known to be big spenders in Europe now and don't usually fight back.
  8. I’ve recently moved to the UK. I live in Reading, just outside of London. Someone I was talking to while wearing my JLC said I should avoid wearing it in London. Has it become that dangerous in London? I’m from Taipei where people will return a gold Rolex found on the street. It actually has happened before. It’s completely new to me that London could be so dangerous. It's not like some impoverished place. Are there not enough police keeping people safe?
  9. Wow, looks good in the natural light
  10. I see what you mean, this is what I do with cars. I look for ones 1-2 years old under 10k miles and save like 20-30k for basically a new car. But I would like to enjoy the experience buying from a AD or boutique and see if I can cultivate a nice relationship with them as I see myself buying many watches down the line.
  11. So what do you recommend? I'm relatively new to buying watches.
  12. Am I right to say Boutiques are unlikely discount, or at least discount less?
  13. I’m actually considering walking out with both for 10k. That seems like a pretty good deal to me if the AD wants to make it. I can see myself buying the other one later regardless of which one I choose. Might as well try to get a deal buying both.
  14. I've been eyeing this Speedmaster Professional 44mm is a little large on me, so I think a 42mm will fit nicely. I do want to make sure and try it on first of course. I'm also interested in the new James Bond Seamaster watch. It's little overpriced perhaps, but I think it looks cool regardless. The Titanium strap is something different. Grand Seiko snowflake is also on the list, it's just such a nice dial and the movement is just impressive. 10k is pushing it, it's more like 5-8k in reality. I was thinking in USD, still getting use to the pound.
  15. I see, I think British people prefer card these days as I really don't see many people carrying much cash. I'm from Taiwan, and cash is still king. People prefer cash, some of that is for tax reasons of course and not having a percentage taken by the credit card company. When I was in Beijing, no one had cash or card, everyone used wechat pay (like Apple pay or Samsung pay). Some stores don't even take cash anymore. No, not yet. I've been busy with the move. And generally still avoiding going to crowded places unless it's needed. I think most stores are still by appointment only and I'm not ready yet as I'm still deciding on which watch to get. The 5-10k range has a lot of good watches, which is my budget right now.
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