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  • KnuttinAtoll 2 Aug 2019 17:16:55 7,438 posts
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    @anephric Another Aquaracer owner here... got it 4 years ago and still absolutely love it - goes with anything (suit, smart casual or casual), isn't garish like some other models (Tag or otherwise) and its size (43mm I believe) fits my skinny girl-wrists perfectly.

    No regrets and will always wear it regardless of whether I get another watch some day or not (Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean non-chrono is on top of my list - would complement it pretty well I think).

    Don't really get the hate for it to be honest.

    Edit: which model do you have? This is mine:



    Edited by KnuttinAtoll at 17:20:41 02-08-2019
  • anephric 2 Aug 2019 17:49:31 3,426 posts
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    I've got a black PVD one, I think it was a limited edition. Well, by Tag standards.

    https://amjwatches.co.uk/tag-heuer-aquaracer-way218afc6362.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMImtLxzNHk4wIVirHtCh0DqwuiEAQYASABEgIxa_D_BwE
  • smoothpete 6 Oct 2019 17:49:51 36,013 posts
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    I think Iím going to save up for a Rolex. Kinda got it in my head now. I thinking of an Oyster Perpetual with the grape coloured dial, 36mm. Iím sure there are 4,500 reasons why this is stupid but I think Iím set on it.

    Edited by smoothpete at 17:52:46 06-10-2019
  • Load_2.0 6 Oct 2019 17:58:23 29,927 posts
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    Nah go for it. Besides they hold their value well so you can always sell it on if you develop a crack habit.
  • beastmaster 6 Oct 2019 18:07:14 19,453 posts
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    I really like the Explorer and Explorer 2 in polar white.
  • elstoof 6 Oct 2019 19:22:29 24,102 posts
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    36mm might be a bit small as youíre quite a unit? Thatís the size Iíd wear on my girly wrists
  • fontgeeksogood 6 Oct 2019 19:28:14 7,026 posts
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    Not sure the Oysters hold their value like the sports watches. Explorers were the investment a few years ago, they went from unloved bargain to just as inflated as Subs, GMTs etc .

    Don't listen to me about value though, I was actually looking for this thread the other day to post I was spending $200 on an Omega NATO strap because I'm an idiot (it's actually the sort of quality which ALMOST makes it feel like relatively good value)

    Edited by fontgeeksogood at 19:28:46 06-10-2019
  • fontgeeksogood 6 Oct 2019 19:32:27 7,026 posts
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    I've just looked on some used dealers and disregard my point about holding value. Jesus Christ the whole Rolex world is nuts.

    36mm though. I think smaller watches are due a renaissance particularly at the dressier side
  • elstoof 6 Oct 2019 19:42:37 24,102 posts
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    The market is certainly steering that way. I got my Saxonia when they reintroduced the 35mm, a 37 is too big for me
  • Fake_Blood 6 Oct 2019 20:06:57 9,730 posts
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    You should get it in blue, because then you can say check out my blue oyster watch.
  • Dirtbox 7 Oct 2019 06:17:24 91,192 posts
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    You seem more like a milgauss type, pete.

    Personally detest rolex, ugly, vastly overpriced watches worn almost exclusively by clueless cunts, but once you dive into the serious watch world, something good will have you cashing it in for a minor loss and an infinitely better watch.

    Edited by Dirtbox at 06:29:11 07-10-2019
  • smoothpete 7 Oct 2019 07:37:51 36,013 posts
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    I reeeeeally like the Milgauss but it's a fair whack more expensive. Mind you if you're going to do it, I guess do it properly. We'll see.
  • elstoof 7 Oct 2019 09:36:33 24,102 posts
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    The general progression for Rolex appreciation:

    1: you start to get into watches, Rolex are a massive brand and you want one because of the ubiquity

    2: you start to learn more and look at other brands, more niche, more specialist, different styles, and you want to stand out from everyone else who has a Rolex because youíre serious about watches now. You never wear your Rolex any more, or you sell it

    3: youíve done the rounds with watches and got a bit tired of It all, you have a collection of special wearers for all occasions and you want something you can wear every day and not worry about too much, you come to appreciate what Rolex has done for the industry and their movements are bulletproof, you start to realise that wearing one shows you really know your shit
  • Bambot 7 Oct 2019 12:47:20 1,396 posts
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    Or, you don't give a crap what other people think about you and whether you know your shit, and just get a watch you like.
  • nickthegun 7 Oct 2019 13:02:28 78,772 posts
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    I started a collection of all the Casio watches I wanted/had as a kid recently.

    I'm currently wearing the Casio Calculator watch, as modelled by Marty McFly in BTTF.
  • Alastair 7 Oct 2019 13:46:26 23,816 posts
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    Does it have Number Invaders?
  • Dougs 7 Oct 2019 13:48:16 90,576 posts
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    Ha, I bought the bog-standard Casio the other day, ostensibly for my eldest but secretly for me.
  • Dirt3 7 Oct 2019 14:01:32 492 posts
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    Casio watches are cool. I would like a W300 Marlin like I had when I was a kid.

    I have two expensive watches. One is a 1940s rolex hand me down. It looks very clean and stylish and is smaller than the modern watches most people wear. Most of the time it goes unnoticed but every now and then someone who knows their watches takes an extreme interest.

    Also have a Heuer Carrera re-edition, the 1990s one. I think that is probably about the only thing I have ever bought that is worth considerably more now than what I paid for it originally. Fortunately kept the leather case, box and all the blurb. Could do with a service though, but its a nice watch. Hardly ever wear it.
  • smoothpete 7 Oct 2019 14:55:43 36,013 posts
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    Welp, I went into town and put myself on the wishlist for that Rolex (you were right that the 36mm would be too small).
  • elstoof 7 Oct 2019 21:11:40 24,102 posts
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    Bambot wrote:
    Or, you don't give a crap what other people think about you and whether you know your shit, and just get a watch you like.
    AKA stage 1
  • fontgeeksogood 7 Oct 2019 21:12:17 7,026 posts
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    @smoothpete how long is the Oyster waiting list
  • smoothpete 7 Oct 2019 21:24:24 36,013 posts
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    Itís not really a waiting list, Iím not sure what the score is. I expressed an interest at the local shop and theyíll let me know when they get one. Because ďluxuryĒ or something.
  • fontgeeksogood 7 Oct 2019 21:28:34 7,026 posts
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    Are they an AD?

    I wonder how big the Rolex warehouse is. They must have fucking loads of watches sitting around
  • smoothpete 7 Oct 2019 21:32:14 36,013 posts
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    Yes they are an AD. I told the guy I was saving up and to put me down for one in January.

    I feel like they get a lot of time wasters tbh, plus I was dressed like a hobo. So fuck knows
  • anephric 7 Oct 2019 22:24:17 3,426 posts
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    I'm hardly dapper, and the last time I asked to try a load of swanky watches on in a shop the guy looked at me funny until I rolled up my tattered sleeve and plonked my existing Omega on the counter.

    How am I funny? What the fuck is so funny about me?
  • Dirtbox 9 Oct 2019 05:30:01 91,192 posts
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    You can pick up a rolex from japanese ebay, their listings are tiptop and they keep their watches in pristine condition, and if not, you can be sure they're completely upfront about any blemishes and take macro shots of them.
  • Dirt3 9 Oct 2019 11:16:29 492 posts
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    You should have told them it would take some time to sell a village or something.

    Maybe just rock up at an airport and get one. You can find some advice on buying in airports on the net.
  • smoothpete 9 Oct 2019 11:36:51 36,013 posts
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    I popped back in yesterday and changed my wishlist to a Milgauss with the z blue dial. That was the one that caught my eye in the window in the first place, and I figure why spend a whack of money on one I quite like instead of one I really love.

    I haven't committed to anything, no deposit etc. I can't afford it for a while yet.

    The airport thing occurred to me, it's just a matter of making sure they have the right one in stock.
  • Dirt3 9 Oct 2019 11:48:43 492 posts
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    You can probably get them to order up in advance and give you a price as well. But I have no clue how the VAT stuff works.

    Re the purchase, it is probably a once in a lifetime thing unless you are planning on being seriously rich or a collector. So I agree it is worth getting the one you want, or waiting until you can get the one you want.

    For me a watch is the only piece of jewelery I wear. So I justify to myself that I can spend money on the best one. The only negative thing I would say is when you spend all that money you can get shit scared of wearing it.
  • fontgeeksogood 9 Oct 2019 12:08:46 7,026 posts
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    smoothpete wrote:
    I a Milgauss with the z blue dial. .
    😍

    I wish I'd pulled the trigger when they were unloved
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