Forums Latest Members

Please help me find a replacement for my Rolex

  1. 83n Jul 16, 2020

    Posts
    110
    Likes
    76
    In fact I tried that last week. I didn’t really like the straight and long lugs and since I already got a blue watch (TH Carrera) I would have to go for the white one and I found that to be a bit boring.
     
  2. 83n Jul 20, 2020

    Posts
    110
    Likes
    76
    So I just got my BB58. Lovely little piece! Thank you guys for your advice.
     
    OmeGez likes this.
  3. Dor_42 Jul 20, 2020

    Posts
    440
    Likes
    899
    Pictures please :) don’t make us beg
     
    83n likes this.
  4. mjb Jul 20, 2020

    Posts
    628
    Likes
    759
    I concur on many levels. I too had the GMT, and it was just too much money sitting on my wrist, I thought (after a while) that it looked kind of silly with the two colors, big bezel, and like you wrote, I didn't like people commenting on it, especially when using that stupid nickname. I know people mean well, but... anyway, I made a nice piece of coin (profit) on it, so it ended well.

    And ditto the SMP, it is timeless, lots of variations, and I think it is one to keep. I'm on my fourth one, I think. I kind of wish I'd kept the third one...

    And now I see that I should have read the whole thread before responding, not afterwards. You did good with the BB.
     
    83n and OmeGez like this.
  5. OmeGez Jul 20, 2020

    Posts
    431
    Likes
    1,470
    I have no idea why a 2254.50 hasn’t been mentioned, until now...

    The 2254.50 is in a class of its own IMO. It’s already a classic and it is only appreciating, albeit slowly, so it gives you many many years of enjoyment before it becomes ‘too valuable’

    40mm case, wears super thin, iconic military sword hands, Speedmaster bracelet..printed dial...AND THE BEST LUME.

    The 2254 SHOULD be double the value IMO, as what it represents is a design so flawless and it will never make a comeback..
     
    alam and MikiJ like this.
  6. Ninja2789 Jul 20, 2020

    Posts
    484
    Likes
    682
    I might consider the new Longines LLD at 36mm. It’s well below your $4k price point and there’s just something Classic about that super compressor case.
     
  7. killer67 Jul 20, 2020

    Posts
    1,455
    Likes
    2,414
    I had a feeling that’s where you would go in the end. You won’t have any regrets
     
    83n likes this.
  8. eldiano84 Jul 22, 2020

    Posts
    100
    Likes
    82
    If you completely love the SMP, you will love it again, I’m sure the James Bond/partnership edition is 5 years off but in the mean time the current iteration is too gorgeous to pass up, I don’t see how they can top this unless they can manage to fit more waves in between the patterns!
     
  9. Uniqez Jul 23, 2020

    Posts
    1,441
    Likes
    3,680
    Under the radar, go to GMT (function) Rolex!
    Edited to be more clear.
     
    20180719_200539.jpg
    Edited Jul 23, 2020
  10. killer67 Jul 23, 2020

    Posts
    1,455
    Likes
    2,414
    ^ that’s an Explorer II
     
  11. Uniqez Jul 23, 2020

    Posts
    1,441
    Likes
    3,680
    I know it is (obviously ), but it still has GMT function. That's what I meant.
     
    time flies likes this.
  12. killer67 Jul 23, 2020

    Posts
    1,455
    Likes
    2,414
    I see what you meant now. Sorry @Uniqez
     
    Uniqez likes this.
  13. Uniqez Jul 23, 2020

    Posts
    1,441
    Likes
    3,680
    No worries mate, all good.
     
  14. larrylush Jul 27, 2020

    Posts
    57
    Likes
    94
    Tudor BB58 navy navy for me
     
  15. pongster Jul 28, 2020

    Posts
    2,368
    Likes
    7,411
    where is the stigma coming from?

    as to worth, well to each his own. you will get used to it if you just do it everyday.

    i used to kid a friend that her insurance premium would be so much if she had to insure her OOTD everyday as she would always have expensice clothes and accessories.
     
  16. 83n Aug 2, 2020

    Posts
    110
    Likes
    76
    I am sorry, I haven’t taken a good picture of the watch yet despite wearing it each day. Here are two quick shots:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    I tried it on the Vanguard Rubber with the Tudor folding clasp. I fortunately, the clasp it rather uncomfortable so I removed it today. Since I don’t use the clasp I should have bought the rubber b instead of the vanguard. But we’ll, it’s good enough and costs only half!
     
    Dor_42 likes this.
  17. Nobel Prize Spell Master! Aug 2, 2020

    Posts
    6,557
    Likes
    12,505

    How about a blue or a white date just? A little over tour desired budget but they are under stated and beautiful.

    Edit: sorry just saw you are staying away from Rolex. I do think the AT should still be a good option. The Tudors are a little too thick for my taste.

    You can also change directions ant look into IWC. They have some great pieces that would complement your current selection.
     
  18. 83n Aug 2, 2020

    Posts
    110
    Likes
    76
    Thanks but I already bought a Tudor BB58.
     
  19. Dor_42 Aug 2, 2020

    Posts
    440
    Likes
    899
    Awesome, enjoy it!
    It’s definitely the next one on my list :)
     
    83n likes this.
  20. 83n Aug 2, 2020

    Posts
    110
    Likes
    76
    I really am enjoying it and would also heartily recommend it. It’s a great watch, not just retro but a timeless classic in my eyes.

    i think you can tell how much I like it!