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Old 05-05-2012, 03:32 AM   #6466
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anyone knows where i can get the IWC pilot chronograph top gun watch? thanks
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Old 05-05-2012, 08:58 AM   #6467
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Hi,

Anyone has any recommendation for a valuable dress watch with the follow criteria below?:

- Budget around $2k;
- Valjoux movement;
- Blue hand;
- See through caseback
- Leather strap;
- Case diameter 42mm and above.


Initially, thought that Hamilton Spirit of Liberty fit the bill, but when I realized that there is no date in that watch, it is no longer in my consideration list.

Thx

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Old 05-05-2012, 10:48 AM   #6468
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Hi,

Anyone has any recommendation for a valuable dress watch with the follow criteria below?:

- Budget around $2k;
- Valjoux movement;
- Blue hand;
- See through caseback
- Leather strap;
- Case diameter 42mm and above.
sorry, mine all online.

1 of the best value Valjoux 7751 but only ~41mm other than that everything fits your bill.
GUINAND - 41.51-01 w

this fit your bill at 44mm
GENIUS1953
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this is the best value Valjous 7751, 44mm and well in your budget
GENIUS1953

fyi: Genius is Sothis sister brand. read about Sothis
http://www.de-timekeeper.com/sothis

display back of Genius
http://forums.watchuseek.com/f8/wolf...cs-287629.html

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Old 05-05-2012, 10:57 AM   #6469
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middlemen, need $$ to pay for rent/electric/labor
Agree everyone needs to make money to cover cost. I got absolutely no issue with that. The only issue I have here is gnomon will sell to overseas buyer based on the USD quoted on their website, plus free shipping. Local buyer who walks into their shop, will have to pay more than the listed USD, excluding GST.
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Old 05-05-2012, 11:01 AM   #6470
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why can't local buyer buy online? free shipping and get price quoted online with GST?

they have to promote online sales but doing that, I don't see any issue with that.
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Old 05-05-2012, 11:07 AM   #6471
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sorry, mine all online.

1 of the best value Valjoux 7751 but only ~41mm other than that everything fits your bill.
GUINAND - 41.51-01 w

this fit your bill at 44mm
GENIUS1953
GENIUS1953

this is the best value Valjous 7751, 44mm and well in your budget
GENIUS1953

fyi: Genius is Sothis sister brand. read about Sothis
The TimeKeeper Enterprise - Sothis


Without a blink, i will get chrono type stowa marine... Simply elegant and high quality.
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Old 05-05-2012, 11:19 AM   #6472
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Without a blink, i will get chrono type stowa marine... Simply elegant and high quality.
well that's U, not Axela72. Its not my type of watch

anyway, nice review here.
Stowa Chronograph 1938 - A review
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Old 05-05-2012, 11:29 AM   #6473
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anyone knows where i can get the IWC pilot chronograph top gun watch? thanks
That depends on whether you are looking for the current model, 3880, or the older one, 3789. Or if you might be referring to the doppelchrono 3799.

Personally find the 3789 better looking than the newer 3880. The 3799 is overkill in terms of price for the fact that it has a dual chrono function, which is pretty much useless to the most people including myself.

3880 should be in most ADs now, or at the IWC boutiques. If they haven't here, then they should be here soon.

As for 3789, you'd most likely have to look at pre-owned. But don't be surprised if you find BNIB pieces available in major forums / grey dealers.
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Old 05-05-2012, 11:34 AM   #6474
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Hi,

Anyone has any recommendation for a valuable dress watch with the follow criteria below?:

- Budget around $2k;
- Valjoux movement;
- Blue hand;
- See through caseback
- Leather strap;
- Case diameter 42mm and above.


Initially, thought that Hamilton Spirit of Liberty fit the bill, but when I realized that there is no date in that watch, it is no longer in my consideration list.

Thx
Perhaps at sub 1.3k, you might want to consider the Steinhart Nav B Chrono II.

However, this is a black dial watch, so the blued hands are not as obvious as those on a white dial. Also, it features the Valjoux 7750 movement with day and date function as well as the chronograph. Currently, all chrono models available via Steinhart come with the display case back (as confirmed by a Steinhart employee via email very recently, but please check first). The Nav B Chrono, at 44mm comes in both leather strap version or the steel bracelet.

One final point, due to the lack of a proper bezel (unlike dive watches), this watch wears large at 44mm due to the larger dial.
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Old 05-05-2012, 12:17 PM   #6475
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hope gnomon is reading this, or someone tat is close to them will highlight to them abt their local pricing, or they should just post something on their web site on how the price should be calculate on locals buyers, so we know how it works.

anyway, im looking to get a laco miyota type b recently, so far i know monster time and gnomon sells it, if i cant find preowned, likely monster time will be my choice.
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Thanks for the suggestion. I think those brand must be not from Swiss (Germany) as I have not see them selling in the common boutique in Singapore.


I do a random search on Amazon has happen to saw this watch below:


Amazon.com: Hamilton Men's H32656785 Jazzmaster Chronograph Watch: Hamilton: Watches

Any comment?
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Old 05-05-2012, 03:40 PM   #6477
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This watch look nice. How does Steinhart fair with Fortis?

Nav B-Chrono II with leather strap - Chronographs - Steinhart Watches

Also, how can I purchase Steinhart watch? Just direct online from about link? Anyone has experience on purchasing that from online?

Thx

Perhaps at sub 1.3k, you might want to consider the Steinhart Nav B Chrono II.

However, this is a black dial watch, so the blued hands are not as obvious as those on a white dial. Also, it features the Valjoux 7750 movement with day and date function as well as the chronograph. Currently, all chrono models available via Steinhart come with the display case back (as confirmed by a Steinhart employee via email very recently, but please check first). The Nav B Chrono, at 44mm comes in both leather strap version or the steel bracelet.

One final point, due to the lack of a proper bezel (unlike dive watches), this watch wears large at 44mm due to the larger dial.
opps! I realized that this watch has no water resistance, can't wear during shower. I wonder why it is so difficult to include water resistant? Even my $30 casio has water resistance.

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Old 05-05-2012, 04:42 PM   #6478
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Hi guys looking to buy a SEIKO SNP005P anywhere got good lobang?
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well that's U, not Axela72. Its not my type of watch

anyway, nice review here.
Stowa Chronograph 1938 - A review
no retail outlers offering stowa right?? would prefer to see it in person before even thinking of purchasing
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Old 05-05-2012, 07:14 PM   #6480
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hope gnomon is reading this, or someone tat is close to them will highlight to them abt their local pricing, or they should just post something on their web site on how the price should be calculate on locals buyers, so we know how it works.

anyway, im looking to get a laco miyota type b recently, so far i know monster time and gnomon sells it, if i cant find preowned, likely monster time will be my choice.
I just got my laco type A miyota from monster time recently as well.
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