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Sorry to hear about the pain.  I'm no medic, but whisky often fixes things in my experience. 

My advice is go for the grail.  It is easier to get a smaller pot together in future, but bigger lumps are harder to find.  £4k is a serious pot, getting you into some lovely watches.  I would suggest considering pre owned Zenith, Dornbluth, Glashutte and Franck Muller rather than the standard Omega/Rolex, just to be controversial.

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1 hour ago, RTM Boy said:

Sorry to hear of your problems @Bricey hope you get the necessary pain relief tout de suite.

I'll just throw this beauty out there...

OW P-101 - uses an upgraded regulated ETA 2824-2, currently £756.94 (the price they state if you select £GBP as your currency), including all taxes and shipping, direct from OW in Switzerland (ow-watch.ch).

Ollech-and-Wajs-OW-P-101-military-watch-

Hope that brings you a little cheer :biggrin:

Get well soon :thumbsup:

I do like that very much indeed. :thumbs_up:

Off the drip, and now safely back home. So I'll settle down and try again tomorrow.

 

1 hour ago, Monaque said:

Nomos.

https://www.chrono24.co.uk/nomos/tangente-35-dresswatch-kleine-sekunde-silver-dial-sichtboden-bauhaus-top--id21035787.htm

£1,087.

 

Raketa.

https://raketa.com/w/en/product/raketa-avant-garde-0239/

E1,150

 

Necronos Race.

https://uniquelywatches.com/products/classy-brown

£179.0

 

Bremont U-2/51 Jet.

https://www.chrono24.co.uk/bremont/u-251-jet--id20983944.htm

£2,526

 

Nezumi Voiture.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/203636841361?mkevt=1&mkcid=1&mkrid=710-53481-19255-0&campid=5338353466&toolid=20006&4236=%26customid%3Ds%3AGS%3Bgc%3ACj0KCQjw-4SLBhCVARIsACrhWLWC0DkkdMNBp0-Gt6iEFidrCFyUArWIl72Vcszy4hUGLiW_antt3TYaAucDEALw_wcB%3Bpt%3A1%3Bchoc%3A2&customid=s%3AGS%3Bgc%3ACj0KCQjw-4SLBhCVARIsACrhWLWC0DkkdMNBp0-Gt6iEFidrCFyUArWIl72Vcszy4hUGLiW_antt3TYaAucDEALw_wcB%3Bpt%3A1%3Bchoc%3A1&gclid=Cj0KCQjw-4SLBhCVARIsACrhWLWC0DkkdMNBp0-Gt6iEFidrCFyUArWIl72Vcszy4hUGLiW_antt3TYaAucDEALw_wcB

£235.

 

Cursus Victus CMXI.

https://www.thecoolector.com/cursus-victus-cmxi-watch/

$270 I think.

 

Nordgreen Pioneer.

https://nordgreen.co.uk/collections/pioneer-chronograph-mens-watches/products/pioneer-white-dial-brown-leather-watch-strap?variant=30298139426934

£219.

 

Farer Elvington.

https://farer.com/products/elvington?currency=GBP&utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=google&utm_campaign=Google Shopping&gclid=Cj0KCQjw-4SLBhCVARIsACrhWLWS9gvr-QcmxJIL3xvywbSBgEEYjkGgViSQqXOfxew0jplXt0T_qQwaAhF3EALw_wcB

£535.

 

Naviforce Nf9074.

https://www.chrono24.co.uk/all/naviforce-nf9074-bwb-black-leather-mens-watch--id20922460.htm

£7.

 

Bulgari Solotempo.

https://www.chrono24.co.uk/bulgari/bulgari-solotempo-1997-basel-best-150-parters--id20872817.htm

£529

 

Accutron.

https://www.chrono24.co.uk/bulgari/bulgari-solotempo-1997-basel-best-150-parters--id20872817.htm

£461.

 

Hamilton Khaki.

https://www.chrono24.co.uk/hamilton/hamilton-khaki-navy-pioneer-automatic--id21043847.htm

£639.

 

Christopher Ward Abyss.

https://www.chrono24.co.uk/all/christopher-ward-c60-abyss--id20396851.htm

£444.

 

Shinola Canfield.

https://www.chrono24.co.uk/shinola/canfield-sport-chrono-mens-watch-blue-dial-ceramic-bezel-s0120089887--id21075495.htm

£242.

 

I'm sorry to hear of your health problems, hope you get well soon.

I don't really know you, haven't been here long, so just throwing some thoughts down. Gota bit carried away in the end, just threw them in and let you decide kind of thing.

I know you were dubious about the Nocronos but in the end it is different enough to catch the eye and you'd get used to reading the time.

I included the Bremont and some cheaper watches to balance that. Plus the CMXI which is still on kickstarter.

 

 

Thanks buddy, some crackers, an identical Nomos and the Nezuri are already in the short (not short) list, a few others there I like, especially this cracker

Elvington-SPORT-tan_922x922.jpg?v=163118

The Shinola looks awesome too.

 

52 minutes ago, Ugg10 said:

Oh my oh my!

That's a cracking shout.

I better get my lot listed for sale in the morning!

Off down a German rabbit hole!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Glashutte-Senator-Sixties-Auto-39mm-Steel-Mens-Strap-Watch-39-52-01-02-04-/294299567366?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0

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@Bricey that US Glashutte is very nice, if the dials are anything like the Seventies model I saw then they are quite special plus you get that stinking movement with the 21ct gold rotor. I suspect you will have to pay VAT, maybe import duty and a handling fee so suspect this may be nearer £4K by the time you get it. 

@Bricey that US Glashutte is very nice, if the dials are anything like the Seventies model I saw then they are quite special plus you get that stinking movement with the 21ct gold rotor. I suspect you will have to pay VAT, maybe import duty and a handling fee so suspect this may be nearer £4K by the time you get it. 
 

If you stretch the butcher a tad (maybe one more watch) then you can get a new Sixties with blue dial (white is slightly cheaper).

https://www.watchesworld.com/shop/glashutte-original-sixties-39mm-2/

 

Butcher=budget

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I won’t suggest anything specific, because I’m not sure that your tastes and mine dovetail that well.

However, with that kind of budget and given the fact that you already have a lot of watches, I would be following the advice given by @scottswatches
 

Just buy one. Make it a grail, a keeper or whatever else you want to call it and then stick with it.

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Got to agree with the above, use the budget on a keeper that can be passed down the generations. Our family are starting to gather a bit of a collection that will end up with my son.

  • 1946 Rolex Oyster Speed king (my Godfather’s)
  • 1990’s Omega Constellation square face (my Dad’s)
  • Pocketwatch with silver chain individual links hall marked (my Grandad’s)
  • My Omega Polaris and soon to be JLC Polaris (just dawned on me they have the same name, doh) and may invest in a birth year watch when I retire (eventually)
  • My Son has a Bell & Ross BR05
  • I think there is a gold Rotary that my dad got as a wedding present as well.

@Bricey However, you may want to see your accountant (!) as I suspect you will need to plan to find another seven similar watches over the next few years, can these go down as business expenses (got to make a good impression on new clients) for tax purposes! 

 

 

Oh, and if the Glashutte Sixties takes your fancy I would add the JLC Mater Control Date (or other models) to your search list. The silver dial on the one I tried on last weekend was like liquid silver, stunning. 

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9 hours ago, Bricey said:

I do like that very much indeed. :thumbs_up:

Off the drip, and now safely back home. So I'll settle down and try again tomorrow.

 

Thanks buddy, some crackers, an identical Nomos and the Nezuri are already in the short (not short) list, a few others there I like, especially this cracker

Elvington-SPORT-tan_922x922.jpg?v=163118

The Shinola looks awesome too.

 

Oh my oh my!

That's a cracking shout.

I better get my lot listed for sale in the morning!

Off down a German rabbit hole!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Glashutte-Senator-Sixties-Auto-39mm-Steel-Mens-Strap-Watch-39-52-01-02-04-/294299567366?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0

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:thumbs_up:

Glad to hear you are getting better. I hadn't thought of the Glashutte range, or even a Ulysse Nardin. Yeah, the Shinola does look nice, a little high but a more manageable OD size.

How about a Glashutte not round.

https://www.chrono24.co.uk/glashuetteoriginal/spezimatic-bison--id21072456.htm

 

Or U-Boat

https://www.chrono24.co.uk/uboat/classico-cas-253--id17689477.htm

 

Or Ulysse.

https://www.chrono24.co.uk/ulyssenardin/ulysse-nardin-locle-suisse-marriage-watch--id20178583.htm

 

Interesting Tag.

https://www.houseofwatches.co.uk/pre-owned-tag-heuer-mens-connected-black-rubber-strap-watch-ex-24-60-557

 

And back to Glashutte.

https://timepeaks.com/en-gb/item/rxnk408/flist30/

 

 

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10 hours ago, Bricey said:

 

Thanks buddy, some crackers, an identical Nomos and the Nezuri are already in the short (not short) list, a few others there I like, especially this cracker

Elvington-SPORT-tan_922x922.jpg?v=163118

 

I have the blue version, and it is very good.  This slightly earlier version has the full bronze crown rathe than the cap they use now.  My only 'thing' is it is not a flyback chronograph, more a fly forward as the quartz movement powers the chrono seconds back to zero very quickly, but not flyback.

If that doesn't bother you then it is an excellent watch

20210925_101103

 

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10 minutes ago, scottswatches said:

I have the blue version, and it is very good.  This slightly earlier version has the full bronze crown rathe than the cap they use now.  My only 'thing' is it is not a flyback chronograph, more a fly forward as the quartz movement powers the chrono seconds back to zero very quickly, but not flyback.

If that doesn't bother you then it is an excellent watch

20210925_101103

 

That's gorgeous, I like the panda version, but that might top it.

I think it surprises no one that I am not a great connisuer, I'm an uncouth "like the shiny things" watch collector, so details like fly back or fly forward, whilst nice and relevant for those with significantly more class than I (which probably encompasses most of the board, but certainly refined characters like @yokel and @Karrusel for example) is of little concern to me.

I think that the Farer joins the Stowa on the short short list (rather than the long short list).

Is yours collection or stock?

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14 minutes ago, Bricey said:

(but certainly refined characters like @yokel and @Karrusel for example) is of little concern to me.

Which is why, young Sir, whilst feeling deep sympathy for your predicament, I have forborne to offer watch suggestions :yes: . . . . .

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But, as you rubbed my lamp @Bricey  --  providing you are getting beyond tiring of all your toys in days, I would advocate going for the 1 + 3 strategy. I know you'll be expecting me to advocate the Vaterland, so I'll be ornery: something of quality from the less in-your-face Swiss brands  --  Zenith, JLC or UN as examples. And, of course, three shiny microbrand baubles. :tongue:

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2 hours ago, yokel said:

But, as you rubbed my lamp @Bricey  --  providing you are getting beyond tiring of all your toys in days, I would advocate going for the 1 + 3 strategy. I know you'll be expecting me to advocate the Vaterland, so I'll be ornery: something of quality from the less in-your-face Swiss brands  --  Zenith, JLC or UN as examples. And, of course, three shiny microbrand baubles. :tongue:

For the avoidance of doubt, I declare to the forum that I did not rub anything of @yokel.

 

(Dude, I thought we agreed that was our secret!)

 

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4 hours ago, scottswatches said:

No such thing as my collection.  I know if I keep one I will keep 60.  I had to start a business to justify my watch buying habit! :laugh:

I can't find it on your website, could you let me have or drop me a message with the details and some pictures if you have them?

Or do you have a different site for modern stuff (I'm assuming under 12's are big collectors for birthyearwatches!)

 

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The excitement of all this has pushed me to list the 12 I'm shedding as a job lot in the (vain) hope of a quick sale before some of the suggestions disappear off to new owners :laughing2dw:

I expect to individually list them all next week assuming no one wants the lot in one hit.

 

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