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My daily is an Omega Speed Master Pro Moonwatch which I wear on a gasgas bones made to measure strap (great quality and a good price - https://www.gasgasbones.com/) Crystal sandwich version so ha

This year i purchased what i would describe as my “dream watch”. It’s not something i wear every day but its something I appreciate every second it’s on my wrist. I’ve wanted it since before i had a p

Picked this beauty up yesterday from Goldsmiths Newcastle.  

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@AuricGoldfinger it also illuminates green but i couldnt really get a good angle of that mate. Yes, it was 6850 on watches of switzerland. Comes with a free watch winder and also comes with a leather strap which i can picture to if interested. I probably won't wear that.

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mmmmmm ceramic 😍

This watch i should not really own - its worth more than my car! but what the heck only live once. in person its a different colour blue i find more like this colour..Choosing between this and the speedmaster was extremely tough as i love both watches.

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I've been looking to buy my first watch

Some of you guys have beautiful pieces but I don't think I can justify spending too much,

After looking at different brands and models for months I seem to be drawn to seiko most

Something like this seems perfect entry level , Prospex 1965 - SPB143J1. £1100, I'm sure I could get 10% off somewhere

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Seiko also released these recently which look amazing but would be way to big for my wrist, look incredible for $900

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16 hours ago, Kman said:

I've been looking to buy my first watch

Some of you guys have beautiful pieces but I don't think I can justify spending too much,

After looking at different brands and models for months I seem to be drawn to seiko most

Something like this seems perfect entry level , Prospex 1965 - SPB143J1. £1100, I'm sure I could get 10% off somewhere

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Seiko also released these recently which look amazing but would be way to big for my wrist, look incredible for $900

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Hi @Kman

Good choice.  I have had a few high end watches (Rolex and Omega) but at the end of the day sold them as they were expensive to service and just a bit too flash.

I buy Seiko's which are made for the Japan market only (not shipped to Europe from https://www.seiyajapan.com

I cannot accurately remember, but not all Seiko's are made in Japan...one to check for.

Enjoy - they represent cracking value.

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Kman, I would consider going swiss - seiko are nice watches and i own 3 myself -  but they are notorious for alignment issues (the bezel and chapter rings matching the dial) how much of a perfectionist are you? it should be less of an issue at that price level but i have still seen it can be an issue..They built a reputation on being great watches for the money, but in recent years the price has crept up a lot (as well as most things to be fair) the movement of that £1100 watch is a movement that is also found in watches half that price or was.. (the 6R35) 

 

Also would you consider used? you get a lot more bang for your buck and there is plenty of practically unworn models out there.

Seiko do make great watches though, and the style is awesome. Are you all about style or does the quality of movement come into it? 

The main thing is that for your first watch you get something you really want

Now im not trying to flog you this but it shows whats out there used. Here is a Hamilton khaki skuba, its 40mm and immaculate, it has a dome sapphire crystal and a massive 80 hour power reserve swiss movement, its immaculate, boxed with some warranty remaining - its price? £325 

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Christopher ward watches might be worth a look, again a very good quality watch for the money. https://www.christopherward.com/dive/c60-trident-pro-600/C60-40ADA3-S0KK0-B0.html

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16 hours ago, AuricGoldfinger said:

stunning did you get it from an AD? long wait?

Thanks it is a beautiful watch. No AD though had my name down at a few different dealers but got tired of waiting and most of them well their attitude stinks. So I bit the bullet and paid over retail for a brand new October 2020 model from a grey dealer. List in Europe is €11.100 and I paid €12900. €1800 over list ( ouch ) but I did trade my old 16600 sea dweller which they gave me €8000 for and I paid a bit less than €4000 for back in 2002 so swings and roundabouts I suppose. I actually wanted the DSSD James Cameron but it was just too thick even on my 8 and a half inch wrist. So to me this is the perfect fit.

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Today I bought this 1940’s Omega RAF type issued watch. I’ve yet to research it further.

I’ve waited eight years to find a watch of this type and style for the right price.

My knowledge of Omega watches of this era is limited but I like the history behind it.

This is going to be my new everyday watch. Even though I now work from home, there’s no harm in putting a piece of history and quality on your wrist everyday.

My eight year search is over.

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My Omega, Swiss-made 16 jewel 1944/1945 RAF issued watch arrived today. It wouldn’t win a beauty contest, I know, but I love it.

I wonder who wore it, what they went through, they were issued to Spitfire, Lancaster bomber and many more British WW2 pilots.

The history behind this fascinates me more than it being a simple time piece or merly a watch, but having said that this is ‘THE’ Watch I’ve been looking for for many years.

I’d like to know more from those maybe more familiar with either Omega watches or WW2 RAF issued watches.

Men and their watches ‘ey!!

If only this one could talk.

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@Foster88 I can't remember who it is or be bothered to trawl through this post but one of the member on here has loadsss of vintage omegas and maybe they will be able to share some knowledge. if memory serves I thinks its a member who lives in Croatia now but I may have got that wrong!

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