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The new 2019 Sumo whilst a subtle aesthetic difference, it really makes a difference on the desirability front and now with 70 hours reserve:

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Hello all you toy watch fans, here's a handy Rotary Tank busting Cartier Tank Solo XL for 100 English pounds:


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Back to the Rotary again. It looks good but it is difficult to find precise dimensions. I am not sure if it will be too big in comparison to a Cartier or Reverso.

Here is another dress watch, a solar one from Seiko. It could have been nice but they must have knocked it up in a few minutes one Friday afternoon.

Terrible cheap-looking scripts which don’t match.

The hands and face do not seem to have had much thought either. They could have tried for something special though understated - but they couldn’t be bothered.
 

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Back to the Rotary again. It looks good but it is difficult to find precise dimensions. I am not sure if it will be too big in comparison to a Cartier or Reverso.
It's about the same size to the entry level mechanical Cartier Tank Solo XL. The date window is much smaller though. Still, it's got the vibe if not the exact spec and class. Here's the Rotary Elite similar in style to some of the Cartier Tank Americaine chronos:

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The face is proper Cartier white in reality. Again, for a couple of hundred Euros it gives the same vibe. But I think it would be better on a black strap rather than the steel bracelet.

Here is another dress watch, a solar one from Seiko. It could have been nice but they must have knocked it up in a few minutes one Friday afternoon.

Terrible cheap-looking scripts which don’t match.

The hands and face do not seem to have had much thought either. They could have tried for something special though understated - but they couldn’t be bothered.
The cheaper end Seiko's have always been pretty dreadful. If you look at what Citizen does at the lower end, it's much better,
 

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thoughts? seems like a nice daily
 

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thoughts? seems like a nice daily
Similar vibe to the Omega Rail Masters, would prefer it in 36-38mm for added cod vintage vibe.
 

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thoughts? seems like a nice daily
not talking to me. also, it is too big. this kind of watch should be at 36 and/or 38mm as Pimpernel Smith already cited. considering it is a LE and cheap, it will be sold out quickly, though.
 

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Demand is outstripping supply and the AD's are careful who they sell to due to the grey market problem.
I mean that's no different than the US. But they are an order of magnitude harder to find in the UK. Like 10 times harder.
 

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I mean that's no different than the US. But they are an order of magnitude harder to find in the UK. Like 10 times harder.
Can't speak of the situation over the pond, but there are no stainless Rolex sports watches on display in ANY Rolex AD that I've passed, and I've passed a lot, not even Yachtmasters or Milgauss. None, nada, zero, zilch...

However, you can get any womens Rolex you want, no problem.

I like this Tudor GMT very much, has a look of the classic pre-ceramic Rolex GMT.

...thinking of growing a 'tache so that I can strut around like Magnum P.I. !!!!
 

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Can't speak of the situation over the pond, but there are no stainless Rolex sports watches on display in ANY Rolex AD that I've passed, and I've passed a lot, not even Yachtmasters or Milgauss. None, nada, zero, zilch...

However, you can get any womens Rolex you want, no problem.

I like this Tudor GMT very much, has a look of the classic pre-ceramic Rolex GMT.

...thinking of growing a 'tache so that I can strut around like Magnum P.I. !!!!
My brother got his two at Schipol airport. One's the modern GMT and the other is a sporty one, which one I don't remember, but quite similar. He wasn't wearing them over Christmas and I asked him why and he confirmed that they're for his sons as heirlooms and he has put them away. And to be fair, there was no flashing on Rolex's at the dining tables or at parties he was at.

I asked him what is he going to wear himself and said he's considering the Tudor GMT. Which funnily enough, along with Formby, who's already pulled the plug, I am very interested too along with a few other Tudor's.

A good thumbs up buy there!
 

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Can't speak of the situation over the pond, but there are no stainless Rolex sports watches on display in ANY Rolex AD that I've passed, and I've passed a lot, not even Yachtmasters or Milgauss. None, nada, zero, zilch...

However, you can get any womens Rolex you want, no problem.

I like this Tudor GMT very much, has a look of the classic pre-ceramic Rolex GMT.

...thinking of growing a 'tache so that I can strut around like Magnum P.I. !!!!
Yeah, nowhere near what it is over there. You may wait a few months if there is a particular model you want, but sports watches in general are out in the wild to be had on an impulse buy when you stroll in an AD.

The Tudor is a great piece though. I definitely dig the current ones quite a bit. Which reminds me, post some damn pictures!
 

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Stealing watches in Mayfair on a hunch it might be valuable. This one is not instantly recognisable as expensive.
Then again they steal watches from car drivers now.

Another disincentive to own expensive watches in London.
 

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Stealing watches in Mayfair on a hunch it might be valuable. This one is not instantly recognisable as expensive.
Then again they steal watches from car drivers now.

Another disincentive to own expensive watches in London.
That will create a bottom culture of dressing down. That's the future, dress down, or be exposed and get robbed. Same all over Europe, cities that are crime ridden hell holes. All the middle class have moved to the provinces/suburbs. The decisive factor will be when the elites leave. Then those cities, including London, will become a place you will get more than tired of.
 
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