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Watches
« on: January 28, 2014, 07:49:13 PM »
So I have a couple of watches, nothing to special a Casio Gshock I used to wear for sport but this has since been replaced with a Polar heart beat monitor fitness program doodah watch  ::) ad I have a Guess Steel I wear most of the time, I have had the Guess for around 14 years and it has never missed a beat ad still looks good.

But I have a hankering for a really nice watch, does anyone else or does anyone on here have a special watch and did they regret buying one? bought and sold again or bought and bee happy with it?

Some folk say that buying the right one is an investment but I won't sell it if I do buy one, thats not why I am considering it I want it for me not as an asset which can be used to release funds in the future.

I am looking at the Brietling Avenger II like the one shown in this thread:

http://forums.watchuseek.com/f89/want-buy-breitling-avenger-black-dial-502309.html

Anyone got experience of 'posh' watches, are they worth having? Do they cost a fortune to service, do you service the annually?

Part of me really wants to another part says don't be stupid you have a decent watch thats never let you down why do you need to spend a heap of cash that could be used for other things on a watch.

The more I think it over the less likely it sees I will but I'd still be interested to hear others views on 'posh' watches.



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Re: Watches
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2014, 10:31:43 PM »
I swear by my Omega Seamaster (the 007 one).

Bought it 6 years ago and the RRP has gone up by 100 every year.
But it ain't an investment, I wear it everywhere and do everything in it.
Fixing cars, painting, building, the lot. It just gets a quick wash over and comes up nearly as new.

A dress watch like a Breitling I would be more conscious of in terms of damaging it but I'm a clumsy bugger.
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Re: Watches
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2014, 10:38:55 PM »
 I collect watches.have about 40. some cheap and some NOT so cheap will put up some pics.The way i see it is if YOU like it then buy it.you are then buying it for the RIGHT reason.a quality watch will never lose money as such they always hold there own.but what you have to remember is if you did want to sell at a later date say with in the next [ 5 to 10 years] bear in mind you may have to take a bit of a price drop cos anyone wanting a quality watch and who have the money would just go out and buy 1. if its for an investment then keep it for 30 or so years and pass it down then thats where it will make proper money.like with anything if YOU like it buy it. ;)
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Re: Watches
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2014, 07:40:06 AM »
Rightso, I was looking online last night at various options, different Brietlings as well as some other brands and amongst what I was looking at I checked out some of the 200-300 options as well. I was showing the missus some of the 'budget' options and her reply really caught me out, she says "but I thought you wanted a Brietling, you won't be happy with one of those so just save a bit more and have the Brietling you want".

She is a good lass is the missus but I'm still struggling to justify it to myself, but I do have a way round this, I'm going to save some more this year then buy it to myself for my 30th next year :)
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Re: Watches
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2014, 08:16:37 AM »
Brietling or omega mate they increase in value and great watches. I got a To rotary aquaspeed for Xmas with a steel strap and rubber divers strap.
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Re: Watches
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2014, 08:33:48 AM »
My mate Wayne is into watches in a big way.......... almost as much as he's into guitars.

He's got loads, and most of them are VERY expensive/exclusive brands, in fact, he seems to have a different one on every time we go to the boozer.

Brietlings, Omegas, Rolexs etc etc etc..........if my memory serves me correctly, I think the only brand he hasn't got is a TAG Heuer (which just happens to be my favourite, due to the connection with Ayrton Senna).

Only the other day he was talking about someone he works with, who sent a (prestige) watch for a service, which ended up costing 1,800!!  :o :o

Sod that........most of my watches are around the 50 mark, as like Nic, I'm a clumsy bugger too, and tend to give them a bashing.

Also, due to handling airguns on a daily basis, I now favour watches with a velcro strap, as I have seen gunstocks marked/damaged by watches with metal bracelets.

I would like to acquire an Ayrton Senna TAG sometime in the future though......not one of the Limited Edition models made after his death, but one of the model he actually wore himself when alive.








The watch brand HUBLOT do some Ayrton Senna Special Editions these days (at around 18,000 - 20,000 a pop), but Ayrton was never associated to that brand, so I feel they have no real relevance.

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Re: Watches
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2014, 10:18:07 AM »
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Re: Watches
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2014, 01:05:43 PM »
Not sure what your showing me their Uggy?

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Re: Watches
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2014, 01:25:28 PM »
if your just wanting a cheap watch which looks good then you should be-able to find one there
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Re: Watches
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2014, 03:04:38 PM »
Quite the opposite Uggs, I'm thinking about having an expensive watch as a 'special watch' I'll wear it every day but it will be special, thinking I'll buy it to myself for my 30th ;)

The Brietling Avenger II or the Colt 44 are ones I like.
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