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New Seiko seasons release is pretty sweet
I prefer the cleaner, dark face models without the window on the left between 7 and 9.
Do you like it $16,000?I quite liked the Citizen Eco-Drive calibre 0100.
Most accurate watch in the world. A good dress watch. No issues with servicing cost. A rectangular version would be nice.
Then I saw the price of the watch and lost interest.
No. Out of my price range.Do you like it $16,000?
Looking good, PS. As happy as I am with my IWC, I’d still love to own a broad arrow watch.
Wait, does that mean you got it re-lumed? Or that the tritium is dead? I know you watch dudes dig the whole ‘patina’ thing with dead lume, but I’ve relumed enough old battle sights that I’d be willing to bet you could still get that thing glowing like Chernobyl at Christmas if you wanted.with premium now paid for Tritium lume :
I didn't get it re-lumed, especially as in the second-hand market the aged-non-glowing versions are prized. Stupid prices for these wind-up G10's nearly GBP 500, I paid GBP 225 about 2012 for mine brand new. A bit silly, also the recent price hikes on CWC watches are taking the proverbial i.e. the 1970s spec RAF pilots chronograph was GBP 900 a couple years ago, now it's GBP 2.250. They're pushing it, but some of the re-edition divers are nice, but way over priced.Looking good, PS. As happy as I am with my IWC, I’d still love to own a broad arrow watch.
Wait, does that mean you got it re-lumed? Or that the tritium is dead? I know you watch hues dig the whole ‘patina’ thing with dead lume, but I’ve relumed enough old battle sights that I’d be willing to be you could still get that thing glowing like Chernobyl at Christmas if you wanted.
There's still the Eddie Platts/Precista broad arrow version available for GBP195 which is excellent value:Looking good, PS. As happy as I am with my IWC, I’d still love to own a broad arrow watch.
They're both re-editions/intepretations of a WII RAF spec'd watch. You find that these watches were made by a number of different manufacturers, but to similar or the same specifications. Both Smiths and Longines were around at the time and making military watches for the Allies with Longines having the Wittnauer brand for marking in the USA.Interesting! Is this a modern homage of an old Smiths release or is it a homage of Longines?
I've watched a few of his now, Sounds pretty dreadful from a security angle. But you see all the time in news people getting the Rolex's robbed when they get into the wrong taxi here in Amsterdam. Individuals selling the expensive Rolex they've inherited only for some armed gangsters turn up at their house. It seems to be exclusively Rolexes that the criminal class desire.Another interesting watch blogger - Paul Thorpe. He has some good tales even though he has a geezer/wide boy image. Looking good for his age- he started in the watch business in 1975, but his recent tattoos and heavy inking would have put me off going into his shop.
Particularly good video about why he retired. Servicing costs that are more than I would pay to buy a watch keep me out of this field. This man’s stories about robbery reinforces my prejudice. I like the watches but I don’t want the responsibility of owning one. Status symbol value is outweighed by robbery risk. Even inexpensive mechanical watches of no interest to thieves are a hassle and servicing costs are not proportionately less than the expensive brands.
It is a more sensible price if you want a military watch, though it is a quartz. They also offer an automatic diver for around £400. Precista Company history is a bit sketchy though if provenance is important to you.
Tudor have upped their prices significantly recently, right put me off!My first watch - a boys watch - was a Timex. For me, that does the brand no favours. It is still something to move on from.
Going back to Precista, that Royal Navy diver around £400 should be right up your street PS. You have no issues with automatics. It has a genuine military pedigree. Beautiful uncluttered face but it says ‘GREAT BRITAIN’ at the bottom. What’s not to like?
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Got to be better than a Tudor Black Bay, or the latest trendy dive watch.