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 Post subject: Buying a new watch
PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:21 pm 
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Hello to all you fantastic specimens on here and the Irish.

One is buying a new watch. Any recommendations?

Carwyn.


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Rampant Globus bait.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:36 pm 
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Can't go wrong with either of these

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You're an engineer aren't you ?

Apple will impress your colleagues.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:49 pm 
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Carwyn wrote:
Hello to all you fantastic specimens on here and the Irish.

One is buying a new watch. Any recommendations?

Carwyn.


Budget? Style?


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camroc1 wrote:
You're an engineer aren't you ?

Apple will impress your colleagues.


Many engineers, particularly the IT savvy despise Apple


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Weird thread - very personal choice depending on budget, age, style, existing watches


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Duff Paddy wrote:
Weird thread - very personal choice depending on budget, age, style, existing watches

This thread is already going badly.


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Leffe wrote:
Duff Paddy wrote:
Weird thread - very personal choice depending on budget, age, style, existing watches

This thread is already going badly.


You might be a fan of buying new versions of watches you already own, most aren’t


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Duff Paddy wrote:
Weird thread - very personal choice depending on budget, age, style, existing watches


:thumbup:
Nowhere near enough information in the OP to make any sensible suggestion.


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Kiwias wrote:
Duff Paddy wrote:
Weird thread - very personal choice depending on budget, age, style, existing watches


:thumbup:
Nowhere near enough information in the OP to make any sensible suggestion.


That Piaget thing you put up is a monstrosity. Wouldn't be on my arm


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 Post subject: Re: Buying a new watch
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Duff Paddy wrote:
Leffe wrote:
Duff Paddy wrote:
Weird thread - very personal choice depending on budget, age, style, existing watches

This thread is already going badly.


You might be a fan of buying new versions of watches you already own, most aren’t

Just buy one good watch. Don't get some silly bling thing "dress watch", get a stylish and not garish watch.

It's not fecking difficult.


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Carwyn wrote:
Hello to all you fantastic specimens on here and the Irish.

One is buying a new watch. Any recommendations?

Carwyn.


Mickey Mouse watch?


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 Post subject: Re: Buying a new watch
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Leffe wrote:
Duff Paddy wrote:
Leffe wrote:
Duff Paddy wrote:
Weird thread - very personal choice depending on budget, age, style, existing watches

This thread is already going badly.


You might be a fan of buying new versions of watches you already own, most aren’t

Just buy one good watch. Don't get some silly bling thing "dress watch", get a stylish and not garish watch.

It's not fecking difficult.


This.


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Leffe wrote:
Duff Paddy wrote:
Leffe wrote:
Duff Paddy wrote:
Weird thread - very personal choice depending on budget, age, style, existing watches

This thread is already going badly.


You might be a fan of buying new versions of watches you already own, most aren’t

Just buy one good watch. Don't get some silly bling thing "dress watch", get a stylish and not garish watch.

It's not fecking difficult.


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I remember in the early 80s as a young child some kid had a calculator watch and it was the most incredible thing anyone had ever seen.


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For a man of your taste and distinction;
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 Post subject: Re: Buying a new watch
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SamShark wrote:
I remember in the early 80s as a young child some kid had a calculator watch and it was the most incredible thing anyone had ever seen.

Only beaten by the remote control watches. The source of endless fun when the teacher (most likely hungover) rolled out the TV and VCR


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 Post subject: Re: Buying a new watch
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Azlan Roar wrote:
Leffe wrote:
Duff Paddy wrote:
Leffe wrote:
Duff Paddy wrote:
Weird thread - very personal choice depending on budget, age, style, existing watches

This thread is already going badly.


You might be a fan of buying new versions of watches you already own, most aren’t

Just buy one good watch. Don't get some silly bling thing "dress watch", get a stylish and not garish watch.

It's not fecking difficult.


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Excatly :thumbup:


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 Post subject: Re: Buying a new watch
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sewa wrote:
Kiwias wrote:
Duff Paddy wrote:
Weird thread - very personal choice depending on budget, age, style, existing watches


:thumbup:
Nowhere near enough information in the OP to make any sensible suggestion.


That Piaget thing you put up is a monstrosity. Wouldn't be on my arm


Me neither. I googled "expensive, tacky watches" then "cheap watches" and just picked one of each at random.


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Not sure how you tell time on this one


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 Post subject: Re: Buying a new watch
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 Post subject: Re: Buying a new watch
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Wear it for a day or so and someone will definitely tell you that it's time to stop being an enormous cunt.

There, now you know what time it is.


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 Post subject: Re: Buying a new watch
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Actually, in all seriousness depends what you want.

Any internet enabled device will keep accuracy according to international clock. Any electronics is usually worthless after 5 years. Later models supercede them. And that's how you'll feel about it. A throw away item.
There are some fine crystal watches out there. But go for a half decent brand. Just makes you feel better. I used to like Rado and they were very eye catching. There are others but I wouldn't buy a top brand quartz swiss watch.
If you go for an automatic then spend at least 2 grand. All offer monthly payment plans so not un-affordable.


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Just buy a fitbit and get your lazy arse in gear.


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Get a Bolex. It'll fit your fake Welsh persona perfectly.


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 Post subject: Re: Buying a new watch
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Citizen Eco-drive :thumbup:


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Automatic Seiko 5.


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 Post subject: Re: Buying a new watch
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Casio above - great choice! Super watch and costs bugger all. /Thread.

No? Budget? Style? Functionality? Wrist size? Tool watch?

Seiko 5 Auto = loads of choice - small budget.

Seiko SKX007 or SKX009 - budget diver - superb for the price!

TAG, Omega, Rolex, Breitling etc all need to be serviced every ~5yrs - €€€€€

Citizen Eco Drive - if you find a model you like, go for it!

Alternatives...Stowa or Steinhart do fabulous watches for small-ish(?) money and the quality is amazing!

Any Smart watch you buy will be obsolete within 3 yrs.


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de_Selby wrote:
SamShark wrote:
I remember in the early 80s as a young child some kid had a calculator watch and it was the most incredible thing anyone had ever seen.

Only beaten by the remote control watches. The source of endless fun when the teacher (most likely hungover) rolled out the TV and VCR

In turn beaten by;
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Any Smart watch you buy will be obsolete within 3 yrs.

My Series 1 Apple Watch is still going strong four years after I bought it. It's clearly not an heirloom watch and the price reflects that but it's still a very useful device for it's relatively short life-span.


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Gospel wrote:
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Any Smart watch you buy will be obsolete within 3 yrs.

My Series 1 Apple Watch is still going strong four years after I bought it. It's clearly not an heirloom watch and the price reflects that but it's still a very useful device for it's relatively short life-span.

For $400 I would expect it to be something I could pass down the generations, or at least offer me more than just the convenience of not having to take my phone out of my pocket as much.


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I had a calculator watch back in primary school, kids loved me !! .. then it broke in 6 months and they stopped loving me :(( :((


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 Post subject: Re: Buying a new watch
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casios are great but not the recent ones, their belts break fast..i had one digital one for 20 years (still working for $10), a small part of the belt broke, impossible to replace belts from that era (resine belts), got a new casio for $69 , both belts broke within 2 years.. :/ no longer recommend casio watches unless its an "old stock"..


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Get one of these too while you're looking for your watch.. helps u listen to loud music while walking

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 Post subject: Re: Buying a new watch
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This is the main one I wear. Doubt you get much better value if you don't mind the style.

Seiko SARY057

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