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  1. This popped up on my Facebook and looks interesting (sorry if it’s been posted before, search came back empty). Smart watch but with automatic winder style charger. Not a silly price either. Nomos style looks are decent but it’s a big watch.
  2. I have a Rolex Oyster Speedking Precision with a 1946 (likely, tallies with DOB or original owner and being a wedding present) or 1958 (less likely) serial number. It has a stainless case, plain back with a white (possibly cream but may be age) dial and gold hands/numerals (Arabic, not Roman). If anyone has any info on this watch, brochure, movement details etc. I’d be grateful if you could let me know. Thanks in advance.
  3. Yep, in the market for an everyday watch (will be my only watch and expect it to last 30years+ as my last Omega did), short list is Omega Aqua Terra 41mm with white dial, orange second hand and bracelet (maybe with additional rubber strap), Grand Seiko SBGA211 Snowflake and Rolex Air King. Saw the Omega on a rubber strap today, nice watch, modern feel but need to compare all three if I can find a dealer who has all of them in stock (big if!). May need a trip to London midweek when the schools are back.
  4. Well, that was a damp squib and I don’t think I am much the wiser. Emailed the dealer last week end and provided a list of three watches I wanted to view - White face Omega Aqua Terra on bracelet, Blue face Rolex Perpetual and Grand Seiko Snowflake. Arrive today at the booked time and they had none of them!! Closest was the Aqua Terra on a rubber strap and no Perpetuals in the shop only Date Just so at least I could compare a little, not much in it. The only bonus was that I now know my wrist can take the 41mm watch size which I thought it may not. The Omega was very nice, modern looking especially with the rubber strap, but no big wow factor at this point. I did see a second hand Rolex Milgauss in a shop window and that looked nice so the Air King is certainly worth looking into I think. Looks like a trip to the smoke may be needed to see all three/four on the list. (apologies for the doggy old phone photos). [img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51216254665_501dbc038b.jpg[/img] [img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51215185766_eeeb1e6e1e.jpg[/img]
  5. @SolaVeritate thanks for the comment but I have no interest in resale values as this will be my only watch and I expect it will last 30+ years (like my previous one) and will probably see me out. They are around the same budget and prices haven’t moved over the past three months or so I have been looking but one reseller is currently giving around 15% discount on two of the watches so if one of those happen to push all the right buttons it will give me a bartering point to work from.
  6. Doing one last scout through the websites to see if there is anything that takes my fancy and spotted the Rolex Air-King. Looks to have a movement that is a step up from the perpetual +/-2sec and has magnetic shielding. Anyone got any thoughts on this compared to the perpetual, is the extra £700 worth it I guess also?
  7. My son’s Bell and Ross BR05 looks equally good with the bracelet and the rubber strap, one of the few that does IMO.
  8. Interesting thread that seems to suggest that we all have different circumstances, motivation and values and there is no one right path but generally there is a good appreciation of the differences and as a forum it is good to see limited levels of judgement. So, I’m fairly new to the forum and I guess I fall into the “one watch guy” category. I was bought an Omega as a graduation present which lasted 30+ years and was on my wrist pretty much every day until it finally started to become too costly to keep going in first class order. No idea what the original RRP on this was as it was a gift but over 30 years this must be less than £100 per year even taking inflation into account. Roll on to the present day, I have reciprocated the graduation gift for my Son (Bell and Ross BR05 with rubber and bracelet straps) as I am in the fortunate position of being able to afford such luxuries without compromising living expenses (and would never do so, I am of the opinion that you save up and buy outright or do without). He is also getting a bit of collection having inherited an 1980’s omega and a 1950’s Rolex which he treasures for who they belonged to and not for their monetary value. So my next watch (thread already running) will be a similar class of watch that will hopefully see out my days and still be in a state to pass on. On a practical point this outlay will amortise at around £150 per year which is what many people spend on a night out.
  9. Definitely will be. Rolex don’t do a dial that in pictures I am immediately wowed by, blue is the closest, but they do have the name/brand etc., I have had omega and know they are quality and the white dial/orange hand look good IMO. The GS on paper hits the mark and to me is pretty good looking and I have no issues with the light weight titanium, I am used to a small light watch to no preconceptions of weight = quality. Oh, anyone bought form Watches of Mayfair, their prices seem almost too good to be true (15% discount), are they a decent company and can deliver what their website says?
  10. Thanks for all the comments so far. I have booked to look at and try some watches next Monday (bank holiday) so will let you know how it goes. Specifically asked to see the Grans Seiko Snowflake, Omega Aqua Terra 38 and 41mm with white dial and Rolex Perpetual 36 and 41mm with Blue dial plus any wild cards they wish to throw in. Any last ideas I need to add to those already provided? Will report back what I find.
  11. Thanks for the comments so far, please keep them coming. Been doing a bit of research today. Not sure about the Tudor, oddly to me it reminds me of a Dr Who Cyberman??? The Grand Seiko is intriguing, looking into their movements (stock, hi beat and Spring Drive) the Snowflake model seems to keep popping up as a “must see/have”. Any thought on this, similar price to the AT and Perpetual but has the renown GS polished finish and Spring Drive movement? Big assumption is it is OK on the wrist being 40mm. So current running favourites based on looks/movement are the Omega AT in steel/orange and the GS Snowflake. If I need a smaller watch the 38mm AT in Steel/white would be my first choice. Thoughts? I also like the Bremont MBIII 10th anniversary but I think it will be too big, and based on comments the quality will not be up to the Omega/Rolex/GS. Need to get that appointment booked up to see some in the flesh.
  12. @Bricey thanks for the quick reply, much appreciated. I think I am of a similar view, boring and functional, even the Breitling is bordering on bling in my eyes. The Grand Seiko looks interesting, firstly is there any snobbishness with it not being Swiss made and is it worth paying a bit extra for the Hi Beat movement. https://amjwatches.co.uk/grand-seiko-hi-beat-sbgh201g.html Any thoughts on the Bremont MB111 10th anniversary edition, just on the off chance it’s 43mm case looks OK on? https://www.watches-of-switzerland.co.uk/Bremont-10th-Anniversary-Limited-Edition-40mm-Mens-Watch-MBIII+WH+LE/p/17190178?lsft=utm_content:shopping___adty__pla_with_promotion___prch__online___stco_____prid__17190178,utm_medium:cpc&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIic7qr-TH8AIVwgh7Ch2IsgbmEAQYBCABEgJZbfD_BwE
  13. Bit of a thread resurrection here, hope that is ok. Anyway, now the shops are starting to open and I now have funds available the search starts in earnest. Not really looked for a while so there may be new models available that I have not seen before. I have been wearing a very cheap watch to get me by and so this has given me an idea of size limitations for my scrawny little wrist. The Omega Polaris was a dainty 32mm case which I was obviously used to for 30+ years, the cheap as chips watch is 40mm which is the absolute max I can go to, but probably somewhere in between is the most likely size for me 35-38mm. So rough spec is Wrist size 18-18.5cm therefore 35-38mm dial face, 40mm absolute max. Automatic/self wind, no batteries Waterproof for swimming only (10m+) Preferably a Chronometer / COSC Only need a 3 handed, date would be nice, everything else is a bonus Like the clean everyday “tool” look but some sports are ok but not with the outer dive style dial Bracelet, would prefer steel but ok with others Oh, and budget, fairly healthy at £5k but obviously if there are bargains out there happy to hear about them, buying New or ex-display not second hand UK based As my previous watch lasted 30 years then this is my expectation for this new one, worn everyday 24hrs per day which is why the budget So I hand it over to the forum to provide suggestions/comments/personal preferences that I can use to get a shortlist together for a trying on session in the next few weeks. Thanks in advance for the suggestions. Bit of a thread resurrection here, hope that is ok. Anyway, now the shops are starting to open and I now have funds available the search starts in earnest. Not really looked for a while so there may be new models available that I have not seen before. I have been wearing a very cheap watch to get me by and so this has given me an idea of size limitations for my scrawny little wrist. The Omega Polaris was a dainty 32mm case which I was obviously used to for 30+ years, the cheap as chips watch is 40mm which is the absolute max I can go to, but probably somewhere in between is the most likely size for me 35-38mm. So rough spec is Correction - Wrist size 17.5cm therefore 35-38mm dial face, 40mm absolute max. Automatic/self wind, no batteries Waterproof for swimming only (10m+) Preferably a Chronometer / COSC Only need a 3 handed, date would be nice, everything else is a bonus Like the clean everyday “tool” look but some sports are ok but not with the outer dive style dial Bracelet, would prefer steel but ok with others Oh, and budget, fairly healthy at £5k but obviously if there are bargains out there happy to hear about them, buying New or ex-display not second hand UK based As my previous watch lasted 30 years then this is my expectation for this new one, worn everyday 24hrs per day which is why the budget So I hand it over to the forum to provide suggestions/comments/personal preferences that I can use to get a shortlist together for a trying on session in the next few weeks. Thanks in advance for the suggestions.
  14. All, many thanks for your replies. So looks like a toss up between the Omega Aqua Terra and the Rolex Oyster Perpetual. Looking at the Omega site, if my wrist can take the 41mm size then the white face with orange highlights is very appealing. Unfortunately this is not a colour combination available in the smaller sizes if 41mm is too big (either that or I will need to eat more pies!). https://www.omegawatches.com/en-gb/watch-omega-seamaster-aqua-terra-150m-co-axial-master-chronometer-41-mm-22010412102001 @KAS118 Thanks for the heads up on the Bremont Armed Forces but I prefer a simple dial and not keen on the Chronograph style ones.
  15. Doh, about 3 months too early for me! The blue annual calendar version has a good discount as well.
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