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Author Watch day - need help (whitter45 this way)
SXI - Matt
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28th Dec 14 at 18:13   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I know some of you are in to your watches and I've been thinking for some time a fancy a nice watch. I've had a soft spot for tag for a long while and more soecificly the grand carrera calibre 17, however I can't justify spending 4.5k on a watch the one I like is this one

http://www.precisiontime.co.uk/tag-heuer-cav518bfc6237-grand-carrera-rs2-chronograph-gents-watch.html?utm_source=google_shopping&gclid=Cj0KEQiA8f6kBRCGhMPFtev8p58BEiQAaMLmqZC1mDjH_L2UUfNourYCWtG0NJnn-tvdQM2jaFNqtqAaApG28P8HAQ

Now I went into town today to have a look and came across a few I like, after some opinions I guess on brand ect. For some reason I'm swaying towards a tag but I can't help but think it's partly down to the 'name' as well as the watch its self. I've been looking at the aquaracer range with a budget of around 1300 that would get me an entry level tag I guess similer to one of these (not this actual watch) and battery operated ect ect

http://www.goldsmiths.co.uk/TAG-Heuer-Aquaracer-Mens-Watch/p/17381008/

Whitest in gold smiths I was shown one of these

http://www.goldsmiths.co.uk/Raymond-Weil-Freelancer-Mens-Automatic-Watch/p/17340215/

Now I really like this it's stylish and an automatic watch and I like the skeleton window or what ever you want to call it, however Raymond Weil isn't a brand I've been looking at would any of who knows watches recommend this particler model? Also any for or against on brand, I appreciate it's down to personal taste ect but can't decide between tag or another brand.



[Edited on 28-12-2014 by SXI - Matt]

[Edited on 28-12-2014 by SXI - Matt]
dan_m1les
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I recently purchased a Longines Hydro Conquest and I couldn't be more pleased with it. I was originally looking at a New Tag/2nd hand Omega and am glad I didn't buy either.

Have a look on watchfinder.co.uk as all of their watches are guaranteed for 12 months and serviced if needs be before hand.
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Love RW watches, but the one you've posted looks unbelievably boring to me. But then I prefer leather straps.

Longiness is another brand I really like the style of.


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That's nice Dan.
I just picked this up in the sales on the way to see my broker.
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That freelancer is nice

If you want new then 1300 would get some good watches on the grey market from America can send you a link

Second hand would get you a Breitling but I have a soft spot for omega seamaster with the sword hands

I got a new watch for my collection for Christmas - Frederique Constant if you can stretch your budget in can get a manufacture in house movement for 1600

This is the one I got
whitter45
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Out of all my watches this is a favourite and will be getting another one


Louis Erard is also a worth a look
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quote:
Originally posted by _Allan_
I just picked this up in the sales on the way to see my broker.



Same here

whitter45
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Prefer the sub

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whitter45
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Btw Matt the grand Carrera is a great watch and so light

Does feel special on the wrist
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What's with the "I'm sat in a lambo" piks?
whitter45
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Common theme on watch forums people take pictures each day of which watch they are wearing
SXI - Matt
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quote:
Originally posted by whitter45
Btw Matt the grand Carrera is a great watch and so light

Does feel special on the wrist


I wish I was in the market for a grand carrera, when I was in gold smiths the sales man got one out for me to try on, certainly feels special when on and it grabs your attention that's for sure, I shall one day have on.
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Note to self, must but a lambo
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It's cringeworthy
whitter45
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probably get shot down in flames but here is my latest with some of my collection

In house movement

DSC_9310 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr

DSC_9326 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr

DSC_9335 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr

DSC_9334 by Paul Whitt82, on Flickr

[Edited on 09-01-2015 by whitter45]
GB123
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Need a lambo m8
John
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Need a winder.
whitter45
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Tell me about it lol
SXI - Matt
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VERY NICE collection you have there. Just been offered a LONGINES grand master from a local jeweller, for 1250 and they'll give me a black leather strap as well to go with it... Slightly tempted appears there normally 1700 every were else as they have 25% off I'll add a picture now.

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[Edited on 31-12-2014 by SXI - Matt]
SXI - Matt
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SXI - Matt
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Not sure what to do I'm EXTREMELY tempted
whitter45
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I would go for that it's a nice piece to start your collection
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The reality of Rolex ownership isn't all that great.

My dad got me one 5/6 years ago, I never wear it, too afraid too, But I know it's there, I do wear it on special occasions, and will wear it for my wedding etc.

But for everyday use, I buy loads of different watches, usually all under 10
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Why would you be too afraid to wear a Rolex?

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