Yet ANOTHER watch question

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  1. verytalldave

    verytalldave Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Thinking seriously about one of these........

    OMEGA Watches: Seamaster Aqua Terra Chronometer - Steel on leather strap - 231.13.42.21.06.001

    or.....

    http://www.omegawatches.com/gents/seamaster/aqua-terra-chronometer/23110422106001

    I am not keen on the big diving style watch. I prefer something subtle and less chunky. But not too dressy or slim either.

    What draws me to this watch is its simplicity coupled with the co-axial movement.
    Does anybody here have experience of any Omegas with these movements? And if so, is it worth the extra cost?
    I am not looking - nor am I interested in any other brand of watch - as good as they may be.

    Opinions please.
     
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    Nice :)

    I'm a bit more bling :-( as I wear a gmt master...

    One of my colleagues has an omega similar to the ones you've shown, but it has a little bit of orange in it... looks very smart and different.

    I'll root around and see if i can find it...
     
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    I have worn my seamaster everyday, sometimes forget to take it off when working on the car doh!

    The new co-axial movement promises extra reserve and accuracy. I'd still want to know how many mins / secs the movement looses every week. As someone once told me, if you're precious about time accuracy, don't buy an automatic...
     
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    I am going to France next week. Do you think its worth buying duty-free in Gatwick customs?

    What kind of savings could I reasonably expect?

    15%? 20%? Or less or more?

    Are there any down-sides in buying a watch this way?

    Please excuse my naivety, but I have never purchased any expensive item this way.
     
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    I don't expect quartz-like accuracy, but I would anticipate a watch costing £3k+ (full retail) to be within about a couple of seconds a day. Anything outside this would require adjustment at least once every couple of weeks or so and would be unacceptable.
     
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    Most places that sell moderately expensive watches would give a 15% to 20% discount if asked..
     
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    Both nice watches,, but I'd go for this one - if you intend to wear it everyday then the metal strap will age better IMHO:

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    I have a very similar Omega, and I love it for the same reasons: subtle, classy quality. Nice.

    I'd ask for a few discounts in local jewellers - even the likes of Goldsmiths so you know what your best deal is before going to Duty Free. If there's little in it, then using a local jeweller might make more sense as you'll also buy some good will and develop a relationship rather than simply complete a transaction.
     
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    Going to Bluewater later today.

    I will ask.

    In my limited experience, discount is never available on the product I want.

    Others - yes - but not the one I want. :doh:
     
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    Market Cross Jewelers have been known to give discounts when asked, but they are located ooop north. There's bound to be others discounting on request..
     
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    got my BIL a rolex for their wedding pressie... got £500 off the jewellers' in blackpool by asking nicely.
     
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    in my experience, we have found that price differences occur due to currency conversions rather than anything else. at the time, rolex were cheaper in england!
     
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    Watches have stupid mark ups..
    Been able to buy a couple direct from the factory. Fully legit and saved nealy 50% on retail...
    On 2k and 6k watches thats some saving..

    So damm right you should ask for discount..
     
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    I popped into the jewellers and asked if they had any Ball watches. No they said just wrist ones :D

    www.ballwatch.com
     
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    Too fussy for me - although I really do appreciate yours - and anyone's - kind advice and assistance.

    All I want is a CLEAR uncomplicated dial with the date. With of course a pleasing style.
    Most never need or want a rotating bezel or the extra dials. They are really just for show for 99.9% of the wearers.
    I would rather my money goes more into the movement than auxiliary fripperies that I neither need nor want.

    What I would like is a forum member who has personal experience of a co-axial movement watch and whether they are as good intimated in the press write-ups.
     
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    Which watches and which factory ?

    I'd be interested in this , but just can't imagine Rolex selling direct for 50% off ?
     
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    I just punched the speed master automatic and it Gaines about 2.5 seconds a day. The Omega watches are certified to +/- of 5 seconds a day! I think Rolexes are the same.
     
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    My Casio G shock keeps better time than my Seamaster Chrono , about a twentieth of the price too !
     
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