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Muhle Glashutte


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I have decided that I want to get a simple yet quality watch with an uncluttered face either white dial, green dial or blue dial. Not a dress watch more of a tool/diver/fliger type and I like the look of a couple of Muhle Glashutte’s offerings especially this……

can I get some opinions on muhle as a brand/quality etc

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I have no direct experience of Mühle, except for having fondled a couple in ADs.

What I can tell you though is that the manufacturers in Glashütte (Lange, Grossmann, GO, Tutima, Nomos, Union, Wempe and Mühle) are all situated within a few hundred metres of each other  --  and they share a watchmaker's school. 

I have visited twice, and been shown round GO and Grossmann  --  and have been very positively impressed with the levels of quality in design and manufacturing, and the customer service.

Mühle is at the lower end of the Glashütte price spectrum  --  using IIRC bought in movements  --  but I'd be surprised if they didn't share the Glashütte ethos. [I have seven watches from the place!].

HTH

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Never had one, never wanted to, boring is putting it politely, but if it's your type of thing I can only say that I've never heard a single negative comment about the quality of one. In fact, I've only ever read exactly the opposite.

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55 minutes ago, JayDeep said:

Never had one, never wanted to, boring is putting it politely, but if it's your type of thing I can only say that I've never heard a single negative comment about the quality of one. In fact, I've only ever read exactly the opposite.

Totally get the boring thing but I think that is what appeals bizarrely!! So tell me what to get for 1k that is sort of classic but not too boring? I really like your suggestions usually!!

23 minutes ago, sabailand said:

If you get the one in the pic would you try get it on anothe strap, not saying the strap per see is bad but those metal keepers look horrible.

Yeah the strap doesn’t appeal really - more the dial

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@bdalg1 I owned a Muhle Glashutte SAR about 12 or so years ago, couldn't fault the quality

As for Jay's comments about them being boring, take it with a pinch of salt, after all he likes Jack Mason watches :laugh:

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1 hour ago, JoT said:

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@bdalg1 I owned a Muhle Glashutte SAR about 12 or so years ago, couldn't fault the quality

As for Jay's comments about them being boring, take it with a pinch of salt, after all he likes Jack Mason watches :laugh:

Well, I like the photos online, the quality is very subpar to be undeservingly polite about it. But then they do only cost $200 or so.

1 hour ago, bdalg1 said:

Totally get the boring thing but I think that is what appeals bizarrely!! So tell me what to get for 1k that is sort of classic but not too boring? I really like your suggestions usually!!

Yeah the strap doesn’t appeal really - more the dial

I guess it depends on what you're looking for in regards of style. The Muhle is more dress than sport, otherwise I'd say Bulova Oceanographer. It's a vintage branded homage, green dial variant offered, can be dressed up or down but will not fit under a sleeve cuff. It's got a very Doxa-like vibe, awesome lug to lug considering the diameter and really just looks to die for!

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If you want green that can be dressed up a bit more please go look at Certina! DS-1 big date (minus that stupid and hideous mesh bracelet) or slightly more sporty the DS action.

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What about a classic brand! Hamilton!!! Pan Europe! To die for.

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28 minutes ago, Bricey said:

The Orient is very nice. I highly advise stay away from the Seiko. The green is black unless you get just the right amount of lighting.

I honestly could keep going...

K.Gruen & Sohne, comes in a nice GMT as well. And the lovely fumed dial Tsao Baltimore, comes in a very grateful bronze option as well!

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And finally a not exactly like what you posted but similar to me recommendation...

You want simple but not completely boring.. Mondaine! History behind it is awesome! Automatic or quartz, classic but original, color to it, vibrance... I've seriously considered one myself and they're only half what you're looking at.

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It's amazing how quickly an elegant and clean design gets labelled as "boring", and how equally quickly alternative suggestions get round to "sub homages" (for me, the very epitome of "boring" and "follow the herd" :russian_roulette: ).

Buy what you like @bdalg1 !

 

I do agree though that I would change the strap on the Mühle :ooops:

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20 minutes ago, yokel said:

It's amazing how quickly an elegant and clean design gets labelled as "boring", and how equally quickly alternative suggestions get round to "sub homages" (for me, the very epitome of "boring" and "follow the herd" :russian_roulette: ).

Idée fixe.

@bdalg1 i’m not a fan of green watches, but the one you showed us would look very good in blue.

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6 hours ago, yokel said:

It's amazing how quickly an elegant and clean design gets labelled as "boring", and how equally quickly alternative suggestions get round to "sub homages" (for me, the very epitome of "boring" and "follow the herd" :russian_roulette: ).

Buy what you like @bdalg1 !

 

I do agree though that I would change the strap on the Mühle :ooops:

There's only one sub homage piece I suggested here, the K. Green & Sohne. Yes, a lot of divers as well, but not sub homages, or homages of anything for that matter. Although I think most of the Zelos watches I posted are all sold out, so kind of a waste of space. Might find used for sale though.

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15 hours ago, Bricey said:

I have that one in my watch list!! I actually missed out on one a 29er with a lovely white face......looks similar to the one you managed to get. I think I prefer the simple white to the green.

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Damn this forum - wouldn't have really considered one of these as they are too new for birth year watches really.

M29 incoming (black dial), and a GO Senator calendar in the same parcel (along with a vintage Breitling and Longines to help balance out the website!).

That'll be 52 watches bought in the past 7 days, so I had better back off a bit!  

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7 minutes ago, scottswatches said:

52 watches bought in the past 7 days

Scott, you old show-off  --  assuming all 52 cost on average what you must have paid for the ones you mention, I hope you send your bank manager a nice Christmas card :whistle:

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