"Good" new watch - budget up to Β£1k

"Good" new watch - budget up to Β£1k

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CO2000

2,889 posts

158 months

Tuesday 26th November 2019
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Dicky Knee said:
Sheetmaself said:
Longines Hydroconquest?
Would of thought you could get an Automatic for that kind of money.
Indeed you can.

Link above!
New ceramic model is dooable for 1k (after a wee haggle) I have a 41mm black faced one arriving this week smile

https://www.chisholmhunter.co.uk/longines-sport-hy...

Hoofy

69,869 posts

231 months

Tuesday 26th November 2019
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A nice watch for someone who might not be into watches? Probably Tag, then. jester

Gazzab

17,547 posts

231 months

Tuesday 26th November 2019
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My logic when buying watches for my sons at their 18ths was to buy something classic that they wouldn’t grow to dislike as they got older. Per above I bought a birth year speedmaster Reduced for one. I bought the other a Tudor Black Bay (blue bezel). The tudor was about £1700 and the speedy about £1300.
The quality of these watches is great. I looked at some of the watches mentioned on this thread and they weren’t in the same league I’m afraid.

Dicky Knee

670 posts

80 months

Tuesday 26th November 2019
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CO2000 said:
Dicky Knee said:
Sheetmaself said:
Longines Hydroconquest?
Would of thought you could get an Automatic for that kind of money.
Indeed you can.

Link above!
New ceramic model is dooable for 1k (after a wee haggle) I have a 41mm black faced one arriving this week smile

https://www.chisholmhunter.co.uk/longines-sport-hy...
No haggling required-there is a 20% off Black Friday code which brings it in at £984. Lovely watch.

CO2000

2,889 posts

158 months

Tuesday 26th November 2019
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Dicky Knee said:
CO2000 said:
Dicky Knee said:
Sheetmaself said:
Longines Hydroconquest?
Would of thought you could get an Automatic for that kind of money.
Indeed you can.

Link above!
New ceramic model is dooable for 1k (after a wee haggle) I have a 41mm black faced one arriving this week smile

https://www.chisholmhunter.co.uk/longines-sport-hy...
No haggling required-there is a 20% off Black Friday code which brings it in at £984. Lovely watch.

Even better biggrin

Greendubber

8,502 posts

152 months

Tuesday 26th November 2019
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CO2000 said:
Dicky Knee said:
CO2000 said:
Dicky Knee said:
Sheetmaself said:
Longines Hydroconquest?
Would of thought you could get an Automatic for that kind of money.
Indeed you can.

Link above!
New ceramic model is dooable for 1k (after a wee haggle) I have a 41mm black faced one arriving this week smile

https://www.chisholmhunter.co.uk/longines-sport-hy...
No haggling required-there is a 20% off Black Friday code which brings it in at £984. Lovely watch.

Even better biggrin
I've had one of these for a while, I paid about £980 for mine and it's a really nice watch. I've got the Longines rubber strap for it to which makes it a bit less obvious.

Stonking value for money.

r159

124 posts

23 months

Tuesday 26th November 2019
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I was trying one of these yesterday (and the Conquest) ...lovely.

superlightr

10,313 posts

212 months

Wednesday 27th November 2019
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18 is a funny age as to what they will like and want. As others have said - his parents need to ask him.
It may well be a "brand" which he likes.

I certainly would not buy a watch for somebody without asking them what they like and does he have any idea. The Dad or Mum should go on a trip around the shops with him, make a day of it, 1 to 1 time with their son, try different watches on, have fun. - its all part of the process to make it a special watch from his parents. Watches feel very different in the flesh

Edited by superlightr on Wednesday 27th November 09:37

Greendubber

8,502 posts

152 months

Wednesday 27th November 2019
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superlightr said:
18 is a funny age as to what they will like and want. As others have said - his parents need to ask him.
It may well be a "brand" which he likes.

I certainly would not buy a watch for somebody without asking them what they like and does he have any idea. The Dad or Mum should go on a trip around the shops with him, make a day of it, 1 to 1 time with their son, try different watches on, have fun. - its all part of the process to make it a special watch from his parents. Watches feel very different in the flesh

Edited by superlightr on Wednesday 27th November 09:37
Very true, also he might settle on a 90 quid G-Shock which would be nice hehe

Kmoosa

426 posts

148 months

Wednesday 27th November 2019
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Greendubber said:
CO2000 said:
Dicky Knee said:
CO2000 said:
Dicky Knee said:
Sheetmaself said:
Longines Hydroconquest?
Would of thought you could get an Automatic for that kind of money.
Indeed you can.

Link above!
New ceramic model is dooable for 1k (after a wee haggle) I have a 41mm black faced one arriving this week smile

https://www.chisholmhunter.co.uk/longines-sport-hy...
No haggling required-there is a 20% off Black Friday code which brings it in at £984. Lovely watch.

Even better biggrin
I've had one of these for a while, I paid about £980 for mine and it's a really nice watch. I've got the Longines rubber strap for it to which makes it a bit less obvious.

Stonking value for money.
Thanks for this one, decided to buy myself a ‘proper’ watch finally, and the grey version is going to be it!

CaptainSlow

9,231 posts

161 months

Wednesday 27th November 2019
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20% off the Aquis too.

alfaman

6,208 posts

183 months

Thursday 28th November 2019
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I’ll suggest something a bit different :

Garmin have recently launched a series of ‘Marq’ watches - which are really well made high end GPS sports watches.

There are ones which specialise in sailing / driving / exploring / running etc

The list is around $2k ish - so not much above 1k GBP.

Garmin Fenix 6 is also under 1k GBP - and is a high end multi purpose watch.

(I’ve just bought a Garmin Instinct for under 200 GBP - and use it as my daily watch - am very happy with it::. It’s pretty much like a Fenix but more outdoor/ rugged but without the colour screen map )

alfaman

6,208 posts

183 months

Thursday 28th November 2019
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superlightr said:
18 is a funny age as to what they will like and want. As others have said - his parents need to ask him.
It may well be a "brand" which he likes.

I certainly would not buy a watch for somebody without asking them what they like and does he have any idea. The Dad or Mum should go on a trip around the shops with him, make a day of it, 1 to 1 time with their son, try different watches on, have fun. - its all part of the process to make it a special watch from his parents. Watches feel very different in the flesh

Edited by superlightr on Wednesday 27th November 09:37
I bought a watch for my nephew around that age - made sure I asked him what he really wanted (was a Casio G shock )

kids are usually more into tech than parents - a traditional watch may not be what he wants

Barchettaman

3,169 posts

81 months

Thursday 28th November 2019
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alfaman said:
I bought a watch for my nephew around that age - made sure I asked him what he really wanted (was a Casio G shock )

kids are usually more into tech than parents - a traditional watch may not be what he wants
This was why I thought a Tag quartz might be a decent shout.

If the lad wears a smartwatch most of the time, he’ll be more likely to wear the Tag when it takes his fancy if it’s actually running and he doesn’t have to set it.

(Of course, you could just get him a cheap watchwinder too I suppose!)

Voldemort

3,990 posts

227 months

Thursday 28th November 2019
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alfaman said:
The list is around $2k ish - so not much above 1k GBP.
Can you introduce me to your exchange broker?

alfaman

6,208 posts

183 months

Thursday 28th November 2019
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Voldemort said:
alfaman said:
The list is around $2k ish - so not much above 1k GBP.
Can you introduce me to your exchange broker?
I’m talking SGD $ smile

around 1.8 per GBP

seefarr

688 posts

135 months

Thursday 28th November 2019
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alfaman said:
I’ll suggest something a bit different :

Garmin have recently launched a series of ‘Marq’ watches - which are really well made high end GPS sports watches.

There are ones which specialise in sailing / driving / exploring / running etc

The list is around $2k ish - so not much above 1k GBP.
That's akin to spending £1300 on a smart phone. In two years the battery will be shagged (which you won't able to replace) and it'll no longer be supported, right?

A Longines will still be working in 100 years if you treat it right!

Greendubber

8,502 posts

152 months

Thursday 28th November 2019
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Ernest Jones have 200 quid off when you spend a grand, might be handy and save a few quid.

Joe5y

1,198 posts

132 months

Thursday 28th November 2019
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Raymond Veil would be my bet for this budget

Foliage

3,649 posts

71 months

Thursday 28th November 2019
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Omega Seamaster