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Andrew0409

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  1. This is the watch I really feel in love with after seeing it in person at the omega boutique, I actually wasn't even interested in the watch going in. Wanted the speedmaster professional, but this watch just grabbed my eyes in person over the speedy. I don't wear a full suit most days unless there's something really serious that calls for it, just a button up dress shirt, usually with a sports jacket and chinos with dress shoes. This watch is very sporty already as a dive watch, but the rubber strap makes it even more so. I'm not sure if it's appropriate to wear for this watch. I can see
  2. I added this dark navy strap to my JLC. I find Dark navy keeps dress watches formal but gives it a younger more energetic vibe. Especially if you're younger like me. IMG_3503.MOV
  3. The seamaster 300 is the clear winner for me.
  4. I was wearing it while looking at a large mirror away from the counter and was trying to adjust it myself and the salesperson came to help. My wrist isn't huge, just under 7in, but I'm a large guy at 6'3 210lbs so it's hard to tell how the watch size fits unless I look at it from a distance.
  5. I went to look at a few watches at the VC boutique. I didn't drop it, but the watch fell as the salesperson was trying to adjust it on my wrist. My quick reflexes with my right hand caught it as it fell, I'm pretty sure it wouldn't be my fault anyways. Anyone ever drop or had the sales person drop a watch? What happened? Would I have to buy it if I drop it on accident?
  6. Wow, looks good in the natural light
  7. 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.
  8. So what do you recommend? I'm relatively new to buying watches.
  9. Am I right to say Boutiques are unlikely discount, or at least discount less?
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. I don't personally like Rolex so that's not an issue. I was actually thinking of bringing an envelope of cash, speedmaster professional goes for around 4,600 pounds, I was thinking of bringing 4k and say that's my budget if they are willing to take it. I'm not sure how much they would budge, as I think the Speedmaster is popular and generally sells well. But maybe they are much more willing if they see the cash right in front of them no hassle.
  14. I’m really not sure yet. I am looking at many options like the speedmaster, seamaster, IWC pilot watches, vacheron constantin patrimony, grand seiko. Will Watches KD Switzerland do discounts? I have heard bigger chains are less likely to give them out, especially in major cities like London.
  15. I was thinking now may be a good time to buy with Watch sales falling to get a nice discount. I’m new to the UK, I actually live in Reading but I go to London often. Any recommendations for good ADs?
  16. They probably won't bother me as I'm an US citizen anyways. Although my current residency is in the UK
  17. I really love the Grand Seiko SBGA 413, based on the Sakura during fall in Japan. But it seems to be only avaible for the US market. Will they ever become available in the UK? Can I go to a boutique or AD in the UK and see if they can get it for me?
  18. The shock of impact as you hit the golf ball over and over again. Average swing speed is almost 100mph, many go way above that. Thats a lot of G force in acceleration and deceleration.
  19. I was told recently that most watches can be damaged by repeated wear when hitting a golf ball. Is this true? Are there watches that are safe to wear for sports like golf as I play often and often wear a watch to play.
  20. Hi Hurb, I'm also thinking about doing this. I'm going to first spend more time deepening my knowledge of watches before I start however. The best way IMO, is to build on the hubby of interest. And use that knowledge to flip once you get to a level you feel you can do that.
  21. So there is not a way to directly put a photo from my files?
  22. I can't find how to post pictures from my computer
  23. Hello everyone, I am new here. I just finished my undergrad and doing my masters in the fall and my father gave me one of his watches as a gift. Unfortunately, the leather band is falling apart. I am a student so I don't have much money, I saw watch bands go for 300+ from the JLC site. Are there other options that are cheaper that matches my watch?I have a JLC Reserve de Marche, the number i got on the watch is 140.8.93
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