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Who Watches the Watchmen (Our Chit Chat Thread)

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  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 58,452 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Wibbs


    893bet wrote: »
    https://www.adverts.ie/18506504

    And yet this seems like ok value from a “dealer” in the current market.
    TBH * I have almost always ignored dealer pricing, at least in the vintage market. Depending on country of origin - German, American and Japanese tend to be well higher - they were always smoking the wacky baccy as far as "values" went, hoping to snag the newb or passerby. Before the interwebs you had no real choice, though shopping around was easier as values were variable and you could find bargains more easily.

    These days I would look at low starting price ebay auction results, then forum sales, then dealers. In order of costs, generally speaking. Auction houses are another matter and vary all over the place. Big ticket auctions can go nust even for the low ticket lots.

    Rejoice in the awareness of feeling stupid, for that’s how you end up learning new things. If you’re not aware you’re stupid, you probably are.



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 20,314 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Pawwed Rig


    So anyone know where I could get a Tissot fixed? :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,018 ✭✭✭✭ banie01


    Wibbs wrote: »
    I'd give my left spherical organ of reproduction for the above...

    The 2 register Zenith's are beautiful, really pop and capture pilot era watches perfectly IMO.
    There a couple of IWC and Glashutte pieces I've seen that evoke the same feelings in me.
    Seriously eyewatering money IMO tho.
    But TBH, nothing has stuck in my head like your bloody Bund :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,290 ✭✭✭ micks_address


    i had an alpinist and sold it but something like that
    Mick , how much do they go for ? Love the look of them
    I'd say you'd do well to get one clean around 400 euro maybe bit north of that

    The alpinist is a a bit of a sweet spot price wise.. to get a movement better than the 6r15 from Seiko you have to spend a fair bit more


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,473 ✭✭✭✭ OmegaGene


    These could very well end up over here for sale, looks like it was a targeted robbery and they knew exactly what they were doing


    https://aboutmanchester.co.uk/100k-worth-of-watches-stolen-in-violent-robbery-at-sale-house/


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  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 58,452 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Wibbs


    Bloody hell. :eek: There seems to be a trend of watch robberies in the UK.

    Rejoice in the awareness of feeling stupid, for that’s how you end up learning new things. If you’re not aware you’re stupid, you probably are.



  • Registered Users Posts: 16,473 ✭✭✭✭ OmegaGene


    Wibbs wrote: »
    Bloody hell. :eek: There seems to be a trend of watch robberies in the UK.

    how do they know the houses to target is what im wondering, is there some insider info
    deposit boxes are the only way for high value collections


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,018 ✭✭✭✭ banie01


    OmegaGene wrote: »
    These could very well end up over here for sale, looks like it was a targeted robbery and they knew exactly what they were doing


    https://aboutmanchester.co.uk/100k-worth-of-watches-stolen-in-violent-robbery-at-sale-house/

    Christ, I hope the victim is ok and wasn't too hurt during this ordeal!
    That's a huge ordeal and loss to suffer.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,018 ✭✭✭✭ banie01


    OmegaGene wrote: »
    how do they know the houses to target is what im wondering, is there some insider info
    deposit boxes are the only way for high value collections

    Depending on how someone processes a photo or similar they share, it could easily contain location data in the .exif data.
    If someone shares a few pics of their collection online, that could leave someone a fairly good ballpark of a home address.


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 58,452 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Wibbs


    There could be a few methods they use. A tip off from a local jewellers who sold/service the watches could be one.

    GPS tagged photos on instagram and forums could well be in the mix too. I nearly got caught out there myself many years ago until my fellow mod Bedlam pointed it out to me on one phone pic I put up. Hadn't even occurred to me tbh, but yep in the exif data alongside the exposure stuff was the GPS coordinates. Would have put you right outside my house, or close enough. And this was 8 or 9 years ago. These days you'd get a pic and directions to my gaff from google maps. Down the years I've looked at photos from forums like TZ UK and sure enough a fair number have geotags.

    Since then my location services are switched off on any device I use(not just because of geotagged pics, I don't want arsebook google et al tracking me) and my camera doesn't have the facility anyway.

    Rejoice in the awareness of feeling stupid, for that’s how you end up learning new things. If you’re not aware you’re stupid, you probably are.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,955 ✭✭✭ blindsider


    Anyone know what watch (model etc) is featured at the top of the page?

    http://www.polmax3133.com/

    (BTW - you could spend hours on the site...:D)

    I've trawled this, and other sites...but no luck.

    Thanks.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,481 ✭✭✭ Daemonic


    blindsider wrote: »
    Anyone know what watch (model etc) is featured at the top of the page?

    http://www.polmax3133.com/

    (BTW - you could spend hours on the site...:D)

    I've trawled this, and other sites...but no luck.

    Thanks.

    The description on Polmax's site is probably as detailed as it gets. There was a huge range of 3133 models in the late 90's as the former Soviet watch factories restructured or closed down.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,955 ✭✭✭ blindsider


    Thanks Daemonic.

    I'm specifically interested in the chrono featured at the top of the home page. Do you know what model it is?

    I can't see a description for that model.

    Thanks.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,481 ✭✭✭ Daemonic




  • Registered Users Posts: 993 ✭✭✭ Time


    Hartmann’s in Galway had a 24k watch robbed the other day - https://www.instagram.com/p/B0sls6LC9Pn/?igshid=20jnkpoq7rc7


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,018 ✭✭✭✭ banie01


    Time wrote: »
    Hartmann’s in Galway had a 24k watch robbed the other day - https://www.instagram.com/p/B0sls6LC9Pn/?igshid=20jnkpoq7rc7

    The sheer brazenness is quite something.
    The fact that a 24k watch could be walked out of the shop is going to do there next insurance quote no favours and will likely lead to a buzz in/out policy or private viewing room for high value stock.
    That's in addition to any retail security guard they will have to hire.

    All expenses that will be added to the bottom line and passed on to us buyers at the end of the day.

    I hope those prícks are caught and actually jailed!
    Rather than given the option of leaving the jurisdiction.


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,473 ✭✭✭✭ OmegaGene


    Time wrote: »
    Hartmann’s in Galway had a 24k watch robbed the other day - https://www.instagram.com/p/B0sls6LC9Pn/?igshid=20jnkpoq7rc7

    Lousy thing to happen to Hartman’s but the shop assistant has taken her eye off the ball there, I spend a lot of time in and out of various jewellers and even with airlock systems in place people still try the old slight of hand trick and it always seems to be a certain type of person as shown here in the video. Normally the staff will be on extra high alert when certain customers come in.
    At least nobody was hurt and the insurance will pay out, no doubt the people in the video will have been on the first ferry out of Ireland.


  • Registered Users Posts: 993 ✭✭✭ Time


    OmegaGene wrote: »
    Lousy thing to happen to Hartman’s but the shop assistant has taken her eye off the ball there, I spend a lot of time in and out of various jewellers and even with airlock systems in place people still try the old slight of hand trick and it always seems to be a certain type of person as shown here in the video. Normally the staff will be on extra high alert when certain customers come in.
    At least nobody was hurt and the insurance will pay out, no doubt the people in the video will have been on the first ferry out of Ireland.

    Hate to say it but I think your right. Hartmann’s has probably been the only place where I’ve sat with over 100k worth of front of me a watches and had the sales assistant walk away for a few minutes, everywhere else it’s always one or two items max and they keep them all in sight on the tray


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,955 ✭✭✭ blindsider


    @Daemonic

    Fair play!

    Good find - thanks for finding it - now...wonder how much they cost, if one could be found. I'll let you know if I find one....


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,481 ✭✭✭ Daemonic


    blindsider wrote: »
    @Daemonic

    Fair play!

    Good find - thanks for finding it - now...wonder how much they cost, if one could be found. I'll let you know if I find one....

    I don't recall seeing that model on ebay any time recently. Good news is, those 90's 3133 models are less sought after so if you do find one, I'd expect it to be less than €300.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,949 ✭✭✭ mystic86


    Hi,

    Not sure if this is the right place to ask this. I am thinking of getting this watch - https://www.fields.ie/seiko-presage-silver-dial-black-leather-strap-men-s-watch

    I am a complete newb when it comes to watches, so for starters any thoughts on this watch appreciated.

    But the main thing I wanted to ask, I am trying to figure out how one goes about getting other straps? I don't see any other strap options on the Seiko store or on the Fields site, and I don't like the black shiny strap that comes with it. Where does one source 'official' alternative straps, or the best place to source high standard 3rd party straps?

    Thanks!


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,848 ✭✭✭ 893bet


    Time wrote: »
    Hartmann’s in Galway had a 24k watch robbed the other day - https://www.instagram.com/p/B0sls6LC9Pn/?igshid=20jnkpoq7rc7


    Pretty lax from sales person.



    What the hell was the box doing up there?


  • Registered Users Posts: 770 ✭✭✭ funkyouup


    They should give their cctv's an upgrade when the insurance pays out, thats pretty poor quality.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,018 ✭✭✭✭ banie01


    OmegaGene wrote: »
    Lousy thing to happen to Hartman’s but the shop assistant has taken her eye off the ball there,

    I was going to say the same in my post on this, but I reckon she will have been chewed out enough by management at this stage ;)


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 58,452 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Wibbs


    mystic86 wrote: »
    Hi,

    Not sure if this is the right place to ask this. I am thinking of getting this watch - https://www.fields.ie/seiko-presage-silver-dial-black-leather-strap-men-s-watch

    I am a complete newb when it comes to watches, so for starters any thoughts on this watch appreciated.

    But the main thing I wanted to ask, I am trying to figure out how one goes about getting other straps? I don't see any other strap options on the Seiko store or on the Fields site, and I don't like the black shiny strap that comes with it. Where does one source 'official' alternative straps, or the best place to source high standard 3rd party straps?

    Thanks!
    You really can't go wrong with Seiko M. You can get straps from a few sources, online and off. If you're new to things going to a jewellers is probably your best bet as they'll fit it for you.

    Rejoice in the awareness of feeling stupid, for that’s how you end up learning new things. If you’re not aware you’re stupid, you probably are.



  • Registered Users Posts: 770 ✭✭✭ funkyouup


    The WORST Rolex Fakes I've Ever Seen by The Time Teller

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Pjdz-Dg-UE

    The best one is about 7 minutes in, 23 karat stainless steel spoon shaped Rolex


  • Registered Users Posts: 651 ✭✭✭ 2shea


    Time wrote: »
    OmegaGene wrote: »
    Lousy thing to happen to Hartman’s but the shop assistant has taken her eye off the ball there, I spend a lot of time in and out of various jewellers and even with airlock systems in place people still try the old slight of hand trick and it always seems to be a certain type of person as shown here in the video. Normally the staff will be on extra high alert when certain customers come in.
    At least nobody was hurt and the insurance will pay out, no doubt the people in the video will have been on the first ferry out of Ireland.

    Hate to say it but I think your right. Hartmann’s has probably been the only place where I’ve sat with over 100k worth of front of me a watches and had the sales assistant walk away for a few minutes, everywhere else it’s always one or two items max and they keep them all in sight on the tray

    Ireland in general is fairly lax when it comes to security in jewellery/watch shops.

    I have been left on my own many times trying on watches.

    Never in other countries they are always stuck to you and if you want to try another watch on, they take the first on back.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,018 ✭✭✭✭ banie01


    I've just spotted that O.G has picked up a ban!
    Hope it's only a short one.

    @2shea, agree with you.
    Very few Jewellers here seem to even use airlock.
    Even then it's usually smaller or "custom" places rather than AD's.


  • Registered Users Posts: 770 ✭✭✭ funkyouup


    A site ban too, must of been a very naughty boy.


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