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Who Watches the Watchmen (Our Chit Chat Thread)

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,597 ✭✭✭ Cyclingtourist


    Just asking for a friend who told me he read somewhere that you can never actually own one.



  • Registered Users Posts: 993 ✭✭✭ Time


    At this point im convinced that if they said you’ve to give us back the old one to get a new one (with no trade in) people would still do it.



  • Registered Users Posts: 721 ✭✭✭ Roycropper63


    just after seeing lorus automatic watches online and as they are owned by SEIKO and the watch resembles a seiko 5 does anyone know if it is a re badged seiko5?



  • Registered Users Posts: 17,303 ✭✭✭✭ Cyrus


    Went into the exhibition was great,name down for a 5164a but I'll probably never see it .

    Great to see the full range and try whatever you like on.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,895 ✭✭✭ scwazrh




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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,303 ✭✭✭✭ Cyrus


    No she seemed happy I was interested but obviously non committal on how long. I'll follow up with an email



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,895 ✭✭✭ scwazrh


    One just popped up on my Instagram feed if you don’t want to wait, I reckon you should go for it…




  • Registered Users Posts: 1,597 ✭✭✭ Cyclingtourist


    what Lotus watch(s), model numbers or links please. If they're in the same price range it's virtually certain that there will be no difference in quality. You get what you pay for at the lower-middle end of the watch market. Higher up it gets more complicated.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,597 ✭✭✭ Cyclingtourist




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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,018 ✭✭✭ Fitz II


    I think thats a good choice, its a little thicker than the OG Aquanaut which is good and a bit more diameter also. I must pop into them tomorrow and have a look. I miss my aquanaut and one at retail would be a real coup.



  • Registered Users Posts: 721 ✭✭✭ Roycropper63


    @ct its lorus and argos is where i saw them



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,093 ✭✭✭ Ryath


    Can't find a better photo but movement does look like a 7s26 or a variation of it


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,856 ✭✭✭ 893bet


    At retail a no brainer but I think the call will never come. Not sure what current RRP is for the 5167 but I think around 19k. Cheapest on c24 is 50k.


    I said it 18 months ago when Aqua were 35k-40 on c24 that at double their retail they are good value. They are now 50-55k on c24 and I think still represent value. The range will be discontinued and refreshed in the next two years (the current range is there since 2008. They will jump to 70k immediately.

    Crazy crazy crazy money as it stands. But room to get crazier I think.



  • Registered Users Posts: 721 ✭✭✭ Roycropper63


    thanks Ryath



  • Registered Users Posts: 14,029 ✭✭✭✭ banie01


    @Fitz II Lovely selection of wristies there! Wonder how many of those I could buy with the funds released from the below?😉


    I know it's an early version, I know it's rare, has a brown dial and TBH? I love the hands. But! How in the name of any rationality? Can a watch that in all other respects is unremarkable except for it's provenance? And even that is quite unremarkable...

    Guided for an estimated top range of €120k, sell for nearly €3 million?!?😮




  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 57,796 CMod ✭✭✭✭ unkel


    Love those first few pics of the navy and green Aquanauts, did you dress on purpose for them? 😂


    Well, does wearing any of them bring the love for the hobby back a bit? That 5990/1R is the ultimate flex watch. And if you could get that at retail, it will be the best investment you ever make, pay 5 figures and make an instant quarter of a million profit 😎



  • Registered Users Posts: 993 ✭✭✭ Time


    Glad a few here got into the exhibition to see the pieces in the flesh. They really are stunning when you have them in hand. 5172 for me is the best piece they have. I’ve my name down the last good while for a 5164a too and no sign of it anytime soon. Whenever I do get it I think that would be me done with new watches for a good while.



  • Registered Users Posts: 17,303 ✭✭✭✭ Cyrus


    Agree i loved the 5172 i have to say, beautiful.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,018 ✭✭✭ Fitz II


    5172 took my eye also, that caseback..I could state at it all day cause I am into that,.. Heavy price...the breitling premier get you a lot of the way there but the strap and the finish on the Patek was eye catching allbeit at a significant premium. I was loving the chrono aquanauts the size is super and great wearability. But look father Ted they all have lovely bottoms.




  • Registered Users Posts: 993 ✭✭✭ Time


    Tbh even if someone was in the market for a 70k chronograph, I can’t see why they wouldn’t get an ALS 1815 and save themselves 15k!



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,856 ✭✭✭ 893bet


    I was thinking the exact same. And at a mm or so thinner it will wear a lot better.


    But….Patek…



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,018 ✭✭✭ Fitz II


    More sporty look than the ALS and more "swiss" less "germanic" , but the movement on the ALS looks better, more depth (never saw one in the metal only talking off photos here).....but look I am going to throw this out here.....60k on a watch is too much money on a watch....thats an entire collection of excellent watches. There said it.



  • Registered Users Posts: 14,029 ✭✭✭✭ banie01


    Who are you? And what have you done with our high end flipper? 😉🤣

    I don't disagree with you, but am surprised that it was said by you.



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,856 ✭✭✭ 893bet




  • Registered Users Posts: 497 ✭✭ Pablo_Flox


    New Tudor Pelagos just announced with some interesting design choices... it has a bi-directional countdown bezel, and no spring bars so no option of using a bracelet.





  • Registered Users Posts: 14,029 ✭✭✭✭ banie01


    Its arrived in Ireland 😁 Sacrifices to the gods of Revenue have failed however and an additional few hundred will be required on top before it makes its way to me. C'est la guerre!🙄

    The transit time from US to here may be of interest to some. It spent from the 3rd to late evening on the 9th wending its way from Nebraska to Illinois. once it hit Chicago, in Ireland and customs generated within 14hrs!



  • Registered Users Posts: 497 ✭✭ Pablo_Flox


    Who was it sent with Banie? USPS?

    Interesting (and disappointing) that Revenue caught it, what was the declared value if I can be so nosey?!



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  • Registered Users Posts: 14,029 ✭✭✭✭ banie01


    Sent via USPS and declared value was the sale price. No attempt to disguise that or obfuscate it TBH. Rather a hope that it'd swerve the desk 😉 naive I know but then I can rely on luck rather than overt tax evasion for saving me a few quid.

    Tax hit should be in the 390 range but tbh, that still brings the total cost of the watch to €2.2k which I really think is still great value for what it is.

    Forgot to mention, the new Pelagos...

    The only part of it that appeals to me is the no-date. The integrated case and bi directional bezel really don't gel with me at all. Bi-directional bezel on a diver is a safety risk IMO and detracts from the redundancy that it gives with a D.C

    edit

    Just to add, of course some divers such as the ploprof and Eterna kontiki and I think maybe IWC? Have bi-directional bezels but they are lockable or a combo of 2 bezels internal/external with 1 either lockable or uni-directional to ensure dive time accuracy.

    From what I've read of the FXD, the bezel doesn't lock. May be of use to a military diver navigating? But no help to a PADI or recreational diver.

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