I've got the Longines and it's well worth considering, even at 43mm, it doesn't wear too big.I agree with you, without a date it would be perfect.
The Longines is also nice: I was considering the purchase.
There's a company in L.A. who do great restorations, removing the radioactive lumes too, but I can't remember the name. A very good website.A great restoration job (absolutely amazing) on a very much run-down 1940s Jaeger-LeCoultre. The case was really bashed-up with many scratches, some also deep, and the nickel coating was down in most of the surface. Quite surprising to me that the case is in a brass alloy with nickel-plating, but it could be that steel was in short supply those days. The steel case back was in a far better state instead, as well as the movement that seems very good preserved. The plexiglass was scratched and cracked, the dial not bad, the hands corroded and with radioactive lume.
Of course it's debatable, and it's very much debated in fact, whether it's opportune to restore a vintage watch. Without going deeply on the question, I think that in a case like this, that was the best one could do, being the alternative to have an unwatchable piece. If something, I find the new lume on the hands not properly matching, though it's an awesome result.
You're better off getting straps with those watches, the steel bracelets is where they're going to make cost cuts, like with Seiko's cheaper divers.
I prefer the Conquest out of all of them and remains extremely good value in 35mm. But I would get the larger size as the you've got plexi-glass on the 35mm's, whilst great anti-reflection, you'll always be polishing out the scratches,
To me a 35mm looks really small these days. Not being a fan of "pan" watches, but a modern item should be at least 37mm. Moreover it's surprising how well some "big" watches can wear. I have for example the Eterna Vaughan Big Date that measure 42mm, but doesn't look over-dimensioned, even on a relatively thin wrist. I think that 39/40mm may be an ideal measure for almost any wrist.I prefer the Conquest out of all of them and remains extremely good value in 35mm. But I would get the larger size as the you've got plexi-glass on the 35mm's, whilst great anti-reflection, you'll always be polishing out the scratches,
Bland mall watch is somehow too negative, speaking of at least mechanical watches from reputed brands. Moreover some people prefer to have more mid-range items than one or two high-range. Each one nurtures his horological passion his way.
I enjoy choice, also in a rotation items last longer.I also wouldn't want to wear a dive watch to a funeral.Some men has just one piece, no matter cheap or expensive, others love to build a collection. Of course wealthy people can afford more expensive watches, but you can be happy also with mid-range ones. Some collectors are more interested in vintage, others wear only new time-keepers. Furthermore there are guys who continuously buy and sell their pieces and others who never or hardly separate from their jewels. Some are looking for the "final" watch, the coronation of a collection, others like to have several pieces to alternate and to match with different outfits and show in different occasions. I think that every strategy is respectable, as long as it makes one happy.
not everyone can afford a nice watch nor do they need one to do their daily business, and frankly, i'll take 1000 tissots and oris' over more fucking apple watches.
waiting on it to be shipped. hopefully the new one will workBy the way, did you have your defective watch replaced?
maybe, maybe not. maybe the idea of having three or four $400 watches is more appealing than having one $1200 watch. some people like variety.If you can afford multiple Tissots/canny buys this doesn't seem to be a question of money.
I have an Eterna, which could be or definitely was a competitor to Zenith and Omega. I would happily get a Zenith if priced right. Do I want to join the drug dealers with their Omega's and Rolex's?If you can afford multiple Tissots/canny buys this doesn't seem to be a question of money.
That's frankly too low, it's Swatch level, to me they are no watches. But with €350 you take this gorgeous Tissot, if the quartz movement isn't a problem for you.Inexpensive Casio now approved by Hodinkee. Wonderful typeface used apparently.
The reviewers kid says luxury watches are juvenile.
At least you don’t have to worry about getting mugged for it.
No date either - which should delight the watch nerds.
Anyway, also about quartz movements there are different qualities. Grand Seiko with their Spring Drive movements have matched the beauty and complication of a mechanical with the precision and reliability of a quartz one.So they say. There were only mechical watches when I was young. After I got a Seiko Quartz I never looked back.
Frankly under an aesthetical point I like the quartz one more, but you're right, the logo is ugly and I'd go in any case for the Edox.