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  1. Tudor & David Beckham...

    I actually like the rehaut, making it a more detailed piece of watchmaking. The ceramic models also look better. do you really prefer aluminium bezels and plexi glass? (I have to admit that I also find some models unaesthetic, like Milgauss, GMT, Explorer ll and Airking) Back when Rolex etc. were cheap nobody bought them. Because they're impractical to non-horologists. Tool watches are now (actually since the 80s with the Quartz crisis) Casio, G-Shock, Garmin, Eco-drive etc. No need to wind up, easily readable and lighter. Rolex and the other brands knew that their only possibility to survive was to raise the price to become luxury goods. Then, even when they're impractical, they would sell. To brag. To show off. Because they're expensive. Would you wear an Invicta or Orient? No. Why? Because they're cheap. Luckily we horologists have affordable reps. So no need to worry about it :)
  2. Glashutte is a terrific historical brand, from 1845... Saying it sounds like "walmart" is rather offensive... And about Seiko, a Grand Seiko high beat is an incredible piece of manufacture and goes for ~5/7000US$: I know that they are all historic and offer high quality and innovation etc. But to non-horologists they sound like walmart :) Although Nomos also looks nice and is affordable that name is already a no-go. If I wear a heavy piece of metal on my hand, it has to either look very good, have a fancy brand or an impressing mechanic (tourbillon). Paying $7000 dollars for an unaesthetic Seiko is like having a sign with "I'm a douchebag" on the forehead, at least to normal people. In the context of horology I personally think it's a masterpiece although the brand positioning undermines my need for it. The Omega and Lange really look good.
  3. My wrists are small. Budget is a grand. the Intramatic is good looking but Seiko, hamilton and Glashutte are not in my interest, rather have no logo than something that sounds like walmart ;) Regulator is nice, but the upper dial font makes it look retard. I like the aesthetic look of the Cellini, yet an interesting movement to look at would be even more amazing; a tourbillon would be a extraordinary
  4. http://www.rwg.bz/board/index.php?showtopic=73987&st=0 you mean this one?
  5. The IWC looks decent. The cartier ronde is a classic, but I'm a couple of decades too young for it I like the look of the rolex cellini. Omega aqua terra is also nice. Are there any alternatives or reliability views on the jlc tourbi? I think that one looks interesting and classy. Just need to remove the logo
  6. Shinola Watches -- Just a rant!!!

    Shinola sounds Japanese. The product cost is probably around 40 dollars in total (without marketing). The design is quite nice actually, not too bad. You say it's overpriced, but aren't all watches overpriced ($100 mass produced Rolex for $10,000)? Or sunglasses from Luxottica ($1 glasses sold for $150 to $1000). I actually find it good. These luxury product companies rip off rich people who made their money by exploiting poor people. And poor people can afford the same as reps for a few dollars from a brother on canal street who rips off the rich luxury product companies :B):
  7. I'm looking for some inspiration or suggestions for a rep dresswatch with brown leather strap that I could wear to work. No rolex. No divers and no pams. I like tourbillons or open mechanics like Richard Mille's Nadal, but would wish those without logo for obvious reasons.
  8. Saw a fat old guy two days ago with a golden watch (in datejust form). Knew the first second that it's fake from 10 meters away (without even looking at logo or details). Why? His bad haircut, cheap shoes, cheap polo, cheap pants. He didn't look like a guy who takes care of himself. Just an uneducated social security receiver. The fake gold watch made him even look cheaper and more lower class. And it was not only me. Everybody around had the same impression in the blink of a second we first saw and then ignored him.
  9. New Rolex Sea Dweller 2017 at 43mm

    Some people seem to dislike the new rolex versions. I think they look much better. The old ones with plexi glass and no engravings look cheap and ugly AF. The newer ones look classy with the wider ceramic bezel, authenticate with the engravings and have a convenient adjustable bracelet. 43mm is good for strong hands. Too big for me though I think investing in a gen 10k rolex for value appreciation is a gamble. It's a bubble. Rolex is producing over a million watches per year on an half automated assembly line with maybe costs of 200 dollars per watch including certifications. What's next buying used chanel bags from 30 years ago for value appreciation or used toilet paper from stars lol
  10. Tag Heur Grand Carrera Calibre 36 SS

    If there's only one, it means that TDs have insane margins. I've seen this for sale on markets for 70 bucks or after haggling 10. And, yes it was a mechanical one. LQ-MQ, of course. With 7750? I don't think so. The movement itself is around 90$ (to the resellers; 150 to standard customers). The value of this watch, stripped down from the TD gain, shouldn't​ be less than 200/220$ You clearly have no experience mate. TBH I didn't check the chrono function. Might have been a simple 2813. My statement was based on the previous poster's assumption that there's only one mechanical one available.
  11. Tag Heur Grand Carrera Calibre 36 SS

    If there's only one, it means that TDs have insane margins. I've seen this for sale on markets for 70 bucks or after haggling 10. And, yes it was a mechanical one. LQ-MQ, of course.
  12. The MB 146 replica in this video is looking really good and is according to the reviewer the best of his fakes. Does anybody know where to find it? I checked already on aliexpress, ioffer and dhgate and found some similar ones but was not sure if they're identical one to the one in this video. Thanks! Would appreciate any help! /It's not about watches but mb questions have been posted before here and I thought some of you are probably also looking for a decent pen.
  13. What is the current general consensus about the 2813 low beat regarding reliability? The 2824 and 2836 are always recommended but what's the failure rate or expected lifespan of a 2813? If it works well Iong-term (e.g. 3 years) I would get more of those I've had loads and still got a few. I had an issue with only one of these, and I swapped the movement for a brand new one for £25... Thanks for the info! Well then I might get more of the cheaper reps. I mean it doesn't make sense to pay 400+ for a rep with zero warranty when you can get a swiss made swiss movement homage for that price i.e. steinhart or seiko/tissot etc. BTW which other low priced reps are recommendable besides the pams and regmariner?
  14. What is the current general consensus about the 2813 low beat regarding reliability? The 2824 and 2836 are always recommended but what's the failure rate or expected lifespan of a 2813? If it works well Iong-term (e.g. 3 years) I would get more of those
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