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Is it wrong to have a bigger interest in the bracelet than the watch ?


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I have this strange desire for a watch (Rolex obviously) with a Jubilee bracelet  but nothing in the current line up I like is available with one........also really like the rice beads type and the solid steel type with cutouts as seen on some Navitimers

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Wrong? No. Odd? A tad bit. Understandable to fellow WIS? Absolutely! We all have our weird things and sometimes it's the small things about a watch that will be the deciding factor on whether to buy it and why we like it. For me bezels are a huge factor, maybe even primary! I can stare at and play with a beautiful divers bezel all day long!

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1 hour ago, midnitemo said:

I don't like the Sky Dweller and I don't have long enough left on the planet to wait for a GMT lol (nice though, especially the'Batman')

Plenty on sale used. Try Watchfinder. 

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1 hour ago, midnitemo said:

I have this strange desire for a watch (Rolex obviously) with a Jubilee bracelet  but nothing in the current line up I like is available with one........also really like the rice beads type and the solid steel type with cutouts as seen on some Navitimers

I don't think it truly is a greater interest in the bracelet alone, it's more like interest in the bracelet and watch complementing each other. I do not like the bracelet on modern Speedmasters, so it has put me off owning one, and at the price, I wouldn't go for one to then start raking about for something to suit my taste. I do that with Seiko 5's and Vostoks.

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Being bracelet obsessed makes more sense than my box fetishism. I've genuinely had watches that I liked that bothered me because I knew the box it came in (that would have been stashed away in a drawer) was a bit naff.

Conversely I've held on longer to watches that didn't really grab me because I knew that there was a nice shiny wooden box sat it my drawer.

I really am an idiot weirdo.

 

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Go into an AD and ask, the back end of 2019 Big M's son in law did just that liked one in particular but wanted it on a Jubilee rather than the Oyster. 

They sorted it out for him and it only took a couple of weeks. Not an issue at all. 

Alternatively buy the watch you like then buy the Jubilee bracelet then sell the original bracelet, bit of a faff around but an AD will sell you a bracelet separately. 

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Midnitemo - no more weird than the rest of us on here. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

I bought an omega deville prestige coaxial with a black face and leather strap. From the moment I got it home I wondered why I had about it for £2500. I cant stand the weedy black leather strap and have barely worn it. I looked at buying a steel bracelet but omega want £620 and I cant decide if I will like the watch any more with the ss bracelet. Another member on here puts straps on watches that I would never consider but they look stunning. 

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29 minutes ago, chas g said:

Midnitemo - no more weird than the rest of us on here. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

I bought an omega deville prestige coaxial with a black face and leather strap. From the moment I got it home I wondered why I had about it for £2500. I cant stand the weedy black leather strap and have barely worn it. I looked at buying a steel bracelet but omega want £620 and I cant decide if I will like the watch any more with the ss bracelet. Another member on here puts straps on watches that I would never consider but they look stunning. 

Why don't you pop onto evil bay and buy a similar style bracelet to the one you want (decent ones come about £20) pop it on the watch and get a feel for it. After that, you might know what direction to take.

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1 minute ago, SolaVeritate said:

Why don't you pop onto evil bay and buy a similar style bracelet to the one you want (decent ones come about £20) pop it on the watch and get a feel for it. After that, you might know what direction to take.

I don't buy anything off ebay or in fact anything on line. I suppose I am missing out but I just dont trust ebay.

I think I might go the goldsmith and ask to look at the same watch with a bracelet on it. £620 is a lot cheaper than a new watch would cost.

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That's some food for thought , i struggle with ebay as i have an aversion to Chinese tat , trying to wean myself of the Evil Empire , like the idea of just buying a Jubilee from the AD butt I don't think it'll suit my current one , watch gecko worth a look perhaps ,

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12 hours ago, Roger the Dodger said:

Watch Gecko do good quality Jubilee and BOR bracelets at reasonable prices. Their Jubilee styles are called Warrington.

https://www.watchgecko.com/metal-watch-straps

Excellent, thank you I will have a look.

 

12 hours ago, midnitemo said:

That's some food for thought , i struggle with ebay as i have an aversion to Chinese tat , trying to wean myself of the Evil Empire , like the idea of just buying a Jubilee from the AD butt I don't think it'll suit my current one , watch gecko worth a look perhaps ,

Thanks I will have a look. The only thing i dont like about after market straps is the gap left between the spring pin and the case

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56 minutes ago, chas g said:

Excellent, thank you I will have a look.

 

Thanks I will have a look. The only thing i dont like about after market straps is the gap left between the spring pin and the case

A bit of mastic can sort that

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I got an isa statement this morning and £805 more than I thought was in there so I am going to have a look at the omega deville prestige coaxial watch with a stainless steel bracelet. If I like it I will get one ordered.

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