Watches

Discussion started by Rami, Mar 17, 2017.

  1. Rami

    Rami Member 2017 Sabbatical

    Gentlemen, if i am looking for the best bang for buck for a nice watch, iwc, omega, etc. where should I look? What should I watch out for? And what brands/models should I research.

    Ps, I am not worried if it's used but I would like to educate myself first. This post is more for research purposes, Looking to get a custom band so no strap is actually better. :)

    Ps. Dress watch preferred, budget $1500 timeline indefinite ( ie will get sometime in future not anytime soon)
     
    Last edited by a moderator: May 12, 2017
    Mark1966 likes this.
  2. Monsta_AU

    Monsta_AU ...can I interest you in some vintage blades? Forum Administrator Grand Society

    Admin Post
    $1500 is that in between zone of getting a Seamaster or other big name watch versus some of the lower watches in the $1000-$1200 range.

    If you are looking at Dress Watches, usually something like a Raymond Weil or Longines at that type of money. If you look around and are happy with Grey Market then there are some great pieces from overseas. Generally you will cop GST on them over the $900 mark.
     
  3. Rami

    Rami Member 2017 Sabbatical

    With the timeframe I have I am happy to educate myself and get a grey market piece, just wondering where to start, eBay? Or are there better places for people in the know.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: May 12, 2017
  4. Adam

    Adam Member

    I'm biased because I have 3 but if it's not a TAG it's not a watch. You can definitely pick up a second hand one in your price range or add about 500 and get a lower spec new one
     
  5. Rami

    Rami Member 2017 Sabbatical

    Already have a tag. Looking to upgrade [emoji13]
     
    Last edited by a moderator: May 12, 2017
  6. Adam

    Adam Member

    I'll look to buy if your selling :)

    I'm Actually in the market for a second hand tag Monaco with brown leather band, if I can get it for a good price. But even second hand Some variants of the Monaco are going for up to 6k.
     
  7. Monsta_AU

    Monsta_AU ...can I interest you in some vintage blades? Forum Administrator Grand Society

    Admin Post
    As discussed earlier today @Rami - Oris Aquis with a custom Stingray leather strap.

    oris_stingrayleather.jpg
     
    J.Mac and Rami like this.
  8. Rami

    Rami Member 2017 Sabbatical

    You were right, that is sex on a strap. Very smart casual.

    Might steal that strap design.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: May 12, 2017
  9. Adam

    Adam Member

    I've never seen a strap like that it looks really unique. Very nice indeed.
     
  10. Monsta_AU

    Monsta_AU ...can I interest you in some vintage blades? Forum Administrator Grand Society

  11. borked

    borked Shave, collect B&M pokemon, vodka, sleep, repeat Grand Society Group Buy Associate Da Menth Heads

    Fuck me!
    Stunning.
    When will you be showing it in person mate?
     
  12. Rami

    Rami Member 2017 Sabbatical

    @Monsta_AU which Facebook group did you mention yesterday again dapper gentlemen or some such?
     
    Last edited by a moderator: May 12, 2017
  13. Monsta_AU

    Monsta_AU ...can I interest you in some vintage blades? Forum Administrator Grand Society

    Admin Post
    Not mine but yeah it's insane. Looking at the quality of the strap I would have no hesitations in ordering from them.

    Urban Gentry... goes on FB by 'UGWC'. Lots of Rolexes and Omegas, but there's some other things in there that will catch your eye. That Oris was one of them. Tristiano's channel on Youtube is here
     
    Rami likes this.
  14. Rami

    Rami Member 2017 Sabbatical

    Update. I bought a watch.

    It's a nice watch. Blew my budget out of the water.


    Anyone hazard a guess?
    @borked @Monsta_AU
     
    Last edited by a moderator: May 12, 2017
  15. Rami

    Rami Member 2017 Sabbatical

    It's on the way to me

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited by a moderator: May 12, 2017
    todras and Mark1966 like this.
  16. Monsta_AU

    Monsta_AU ...can I interest you in some vintage blades? Forum Administrator Grand Society

    Admin Post
    Pepsi GMT..... going all out there!

    Expect to see it at the meet..... I will swap you the Airman for it!
     
    Rami likes this.
  17. Itsonlyblood

    Itsonlyblood Member

    I have a Christopher Ward C60 Trident Pro 600 which I am very happy with. I'm not a watch wearer, work doesn't allow, but I always wanted a nice dress watch for those occasions and this one fits the bill perfectly for me.
     
  18. J.Mac

    J.Mac Member

    I bought one of these last week. Amazing watch for the price..
     
    Itsonlyblood likes this.
  19. eggbert

    eggbert is full of Vision Collision Da Menth Heads

    I gotta tell ya, that ain't no dress watch! That would most definitely fall under the diver category.
    Saying that, it's a cracking watch if you got one with the nice version of their branding.
     
  20. J.Mac

    J.Mac Member

    Are you referring to the previous logo?
     

Share This Page