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Who Watches the Watchmen (Our Chit Chat Thread)

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  • Registered Users Posts: 261 ✭✭ Ian OB


    #Jobfairy A chance to (maybe) make a few bob out of this hobby 😀💶⌚


    Swatch Group: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/3203151605



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 58,862 CMod ✭✭✭✭ unkel


    If they were originally registered in NI, I believe it's fine, no VAT. Obviously this scheme is prone to abuse, I can't really see it last. There is enormous smuggling via NI going on now. Far more than in those border fox times of decades ago...

    "Wind is Ireland's oil" - An Taoiseach, 25/05/2022



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,679 ✭✭✭ micks_address


    hi folks,

    I've an incoming which is manual wind about 11 years old, mint condition thats been worn sparingly.. its a Unitas 6948-1 movement. If its winding smooth and keeping time would you service it? I feel like its at an age where it needs a service - one owner, no service..

    Curious what others would do.


    Cheers,

    Mick



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,674 ✭✭✭ david


    Tbh I wouldn’t bother Mick. If it’s operating within parameters like timekeeping, winding action, power reserve; I would be more inclined to service when I have a problem with something like a watch. The service won’t add any more value to a watch and will have zero utility to you aside from more papers and peace of mind. I don’t see the value in it.

    Its not like a car where not servicing within the interval means higher risk if catastrophic failure, inability to commute etc.



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,679 ✭✭✭ micks_address


    The only thing one watchmaker said to me before is the lubricants dry out in the watch so can cause issues over time...



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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,674 ✭✭✭ david


    Yeah for sure - that’s when issues start to show in performance and feel, wear and tear on movement parts etc. Something like a 6498 is ubiquitous enough for that not to be a huge problem if you need spare parts. Just my 2c. Not worth a big outlay



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,012 ✭✭✭ njburke


    On my doorstep, could I get payment in kind, how many weeks for an ultra chron. What would a retail salesperson make in a job like that I wonder. I suppose commission would make or break the job.



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,679 ✭✭✭ micks_address




  • Registered Users Posts: 1,012 ✭✭✭ njburke


    Just wondering what a job as a sales person in hour passion pays. As employers would they consider an older person, an engineer with sales skills for the job.

    My sister in law worked in Coach in Kildare village, she did well on commission, but she has Chinese as a second language.



  • Registered Users Posts: 261 ✭✭ Ian OB


    You might (just might) be able to get a MoonsWatch at retail...



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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,012 ✭✭✭ njburke


    Don't give up the day job is what I'm hearing😀 I still think I could shift watches, EVs, Diving gear and steel tubed bicycles.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,234 ✭✭✭ Fitz II


    If you love watches....hour passion is not the place to work



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 58,862 CMod ✭✭✭✭ unkel


    Try it at amateur level first. Start buying those watches, EVs, diving gear and steel tubed bicycles and sell them on adverts. If that starts making significant profits, you must be good at it and you could turn it into your main job.

    "Wind is Ireland's oil" - An Taoiseach, 25/05/2022



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,012 ✭✭✭ njburke


    Well I've got stock to get started with.

    I'm not that serious really, I've been in hour passion once or twice. Its not really my kind of watch shop, compared to Munich or the Avenue de Liberdade in Lisbon.

    I did buy a watch with my son in the Canaries, the shop keeper was great, walked out happy young fella.



  • Registered Users Posts: 14,428 ✭✭✭✭ banie01


    Just read the below in the IT. Paul Sheeran opening a suite of 6 boutiques!

    IWC, Panerai, Cartier, Breitling & JLC. All Richemont brands I wonder if the 6th will be Vacheron Constantin or Lange?




  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 58,862 CMod ✭✭✭✭ unkel


    Wow, he sure has confidence in the market for luxury watches going forward!

    "Wind is Ireland's oil" - An Taoiseach, 25/05/2022



  • Registered Users Posts: 17,320 ✭✭✭✭ OmegaGene


    There will always be folks with money for watches no matter how bad things get



  • Registered Users Posts: 17,320 ✭✭✭✭ OmegaGene


    There will be six individual “boutiques”, which Sheeran says is a first for watch brands in Ireland. Cartier, Breitling, IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Panerai and TAG Heuer will all have their own shops.

    TAG ?



  • Registered Users Posts: 14,428 ✭✭✭✭ banie01


    I like Tag, Monaco and aquaracer GMT in particular...

    But? As a boutique buy, it'd leave me feeling underwhelmed. I know that many in the 40s bracket will have Tag as their 1st watch, association with F1 and football too but I'd want a more weighty horological brand to go in that shop. I mean there's loads of Tag ADs, I really hope (likely in vain) that it is one of Richemont 's big hitters in the 6th slot.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,320 ✭✭✭✭ OmegaGene


    I like tag too but there’s no need for a boutique in Ireland, we have enough ad’s



  • Registered Users Posts: 14,428 ✭✭✭✭ banie01




  • Registered Users Posts: 7,235 ✭✭✭ 893bet


    Hard to see Lange or VC. Their entry point is very high and the market in Ireland is very small.


    Would be wonderful if it was though!



  • Registered Users Posts: 14,428 ✭✭✭✭ banie01


    It won't/be Tag I think as they are an LVMH brand.

    If it's an all Richemont set up? Looking at what their other brands are? Piaget, Montblanc, Roger Dubuis, baume et Mercier and a few others couldn't draw a shopper in the same way as Vacheron or Lange.

    I think it's a risky move to open a high-end boutique, but? Dublin is a huge catchment area and there must be a multiple of millions within 2hrs, be it on the island or easily accessible from UK and EU. A lot of bankers are moving to Dublin and when the KIID passports for CoL based funds expire? I'd guess even more will be joining the exodus of bankers to IFSC and Ireland in general.



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,235 ✭✭✭ 893bet


    it is Tag based on the article.


    sadly.



  • Registered Users Posts: 14,428 ✭✭✭✭ banie01


    Bollocks 😕

    As in we don't need a Tag boutique, we need the proper high end 😉

    Post edited by banie01 on


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,234 ✭✭✭ Fitz II


    Sounds like he is opening a tyres kickers paradise. Go in a browse, take up loads of time and then seek those brands at a significant discount online. Its basically a try on service for Chrono24. Thanks Paul your sarcafice is a blessing on us all. Open new premesis for watch brands that even in the height of the boom were easy to get loads of places and still onlt sold in tiny numbers.



  • Registered Users Posts: 17,320 ✭✭✭✭ OmegaGene


    Did you think I made it up 🤣 I did a cheeky copy and paste to show it was tag



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,089 ✭✭✭ scwazrh


    This was mentioned a few times when I was buying in there earlier in the year but was always said as a Tudor boutique which isn’t mentioned now . They don’t currently sell Panerai so strange that they’ve got that ADship with weirs right around the corner .

    They can’t get stock in quick enough for the current shop so how they are going to fill 6 shops is anyones guess .Hope they can have some of the more desirable watches and not just a load of tag and Breitling


    edit - just re read the article and it says Breitling, JLC , Panerai & IWC will be exclusive to them which means that Weirs are losing those brands ? That’s very surprising.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,234 ✭✭✭ Fitz II


    Doesnt surprise me, Weirs have pissed off so many customers with all their preferred customer **** that I am sure the brands other than Rolex and Patek are super pissed with them too. Weirs are just a Rolex delivery center now. The difference between Weirs and the dozen or so ADs I went into in France is night and day....just the level of honesty and friendliness.



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