I love the green rolex
and the nomos is damn nice
I love the green rolex
and the nomos is damn nice
Im getting the urge to go with a Gull or possibly a U-boat.
I'm not a diver, but have always had an affinity for chunky dive watches. I've been looking at U-boats for a few months now and just want to know if I should realistically pull the trigger or am I just going to look like a poser? They're big and do make a certain statement. Maybe I should just go with an Explorer II. I don't know. What do you guys think?
EII For sure If you must on that UBoat make sure you get it used. They hold value OK but not good and you dont want to pay the full retail.
yeah. EII is what im thinking too.
They are at bargains right now and they are so nice. Prolly get a black for 3500
I may be in the minority, and I"m probably biased by the fact that I have fairly small wrists, but I just think UBoat's look ridiculous. I get the trends towards larger, chunkier watches, but 50mm? 52mm? Really? It's like you're wearing a tablet computer on your wrist. That said, I can certainly appreciate the quality timepiece.
I did some shuffling this past week and picked up this beauty:
Decided against the GMT IIC because I couldn't get over the polished center links the first time and don't want to go through the BS of having them brushed. I think I made the right decision - would have gotten the Hulk, but with the Ennebi Bronzo on the way with an olive green dial, there was just no way I could justify two green watches at once.
I'm looking for a Seawolf now (New grey stencil dial or black baton dial - either on Pro II bracelet) - holler if you have one or a referral.
Beautiful SubC Brandon!
Last edited by MP5; 02-25-2012 at 06:00 PM.
Most everything I'm about to ask has already been covered, I'm sure. But I can't read 50+ pages so apologies in advance....
I'm graduating grad school soon and I'm going to ask my wife to get me a watch as a graduation present. I wear a Fossil at the moment which I think of as basically watches for high school kids and I want something nicer and more professional. Budget wise I'm thinking around $500 although I might could convince her to go up to $1k for something I really really like. I hope this watch will be my daily wearer for years to come.
--What brands should I be looking at? Right now I'm only familiar with the big names that are above my price range (Rolex, Omega, Breitling, etc) and the super mass market stuff in the case at JCPenney (Seiko, Casio, etc)
--I've never owned a mechanical watch before. How different is the maintenance/upkeep, etc? If you don't wear it for a week to wind it, are you $#@!ed and have to pay to have someone open it up? Does wearing any quartz watch necessarily say "I'm cheap" these days?
--What's everyone's thoughts on leather bands vs metal? I really like the classy look of some of the leather bands posted on this thread. Is that too fancy to wear to work every day?
--Where to buy? Local jewelry store, online, eBay? Should a novice like me even worry about trying to pick up something used off a forum or place like that?
Just something Ive been seeing that is undervalued are the Tudor Day Dates and the Tudor Dates. They arent super plentiful and prolly most likely a buy off the forums or online gray dealer but they are nice. Rolex made and the Rolex equivalent is the president. Can find them 1000-1400 and even cheaper on a strap. These will take some detective work to find the right combo you want.
If you don't wear it for a week it, the synchros fail and you lose charge on your flux. Then the watch is pretty much unrecoverable at that point.--I've never owned a mechanical watch before. How different is the maintenance/upkeep, etc? If you don't wear it for a week to wind it, are you $#@!ed and have to pay to have someone open it up? Does wearing any quartz watch necessarily say "I'm cheap" these days?
Seriously, it's no big deal, just rewind it (through the crown! don't go swinging the watch wildly from side to side to wind it) and you're good to go.
Quartz watches are fine, but I'm guessing most everyone on this thread is going to highly highly prefer a mechanical movement. Mechanical movements, to me, have a personality and there is no denying the absurd engineering that goes into one. Quartz is very stale and a 3rd grader could make a quartz movement. But different strokes, different folks. There are a bunch of very nice looking quartz watches out there, for tool and for dress.
Again, different strokes different folks. I own both leather and metal (and rubber and nylon...) and will swap them out every few weeks or so. The watch feels and looks totally different on different straps. Keeps things fresh to keep swapping them. And no, I don't think leather is too fancy to wear to work every day.--What's everyone's thoughts on leather bands vs metal? I really like the classy look of some of the leather bands posted on this thread. Is that too fancy to wear to work every day?
You can buy used, just be smart about it. The lesser known brands will be more immune to knockoffs (though I've spotted a fake Sinn out there before and I thought that day would never come). If you are looking at a used Rolex or Omega, then you gotta be more careful. I'll defer to MP5/5280 to give some better advice on the used market.--Where to buy? Local jewelry store, online, eBay? Should a novice like me even worry about trying to pick up something used off a forum or place like that?
Always been a big fan of tissot's sea star line
Waiting for bonus season to pick up a new Big Boy watch, but I grabbed this the other day as a change of pace:
I am leaning toward getting rid of my Submariner and picking up a Daytona style. Any suggestions? And yes I do like this watch....
And no, I cannot afford a Paul Newman or Peruvian
Also adding one of these this year,
i have a watch boner.
Has anyone ever run across a list of all the watches with quickset hour hands?
Seems like a good value?
how about a best buy gift certificate?
I like it a lot, The strap is cut too short to fit my wrist, but I'm thinking about pulling the trigger anyway and finding another strap. I would hate to loose that deployment though. In my google/research, it is a small boutique Russian company that makes high quality stuff.
Thats a nice hunk of watch! Im sure that strap from the company or one made like it off ebay that works with the deploy would not be expensive.
Their customer service is flakey and not well organized so I check the website everyday. I will post when I see it available again - after I order mine of course...
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