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Old 06-05-2012, 06:58 PM   #6511
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That was the price a friend of mine was quoted when he went to gnomon to ask.

Huh?

How do we manage to get that figure? Does that means there is hidden cost on top of what I have calculated? If the final cost is almost 1.5k, what made it to be more valuable than other mid/low level brand (Fortis/Hamilton)?


At least Hamilton belong to Swatch which mean it is using it's own movement. While Fortis, in ranking chart, it same level as Oris.
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:06 PM   #6512
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That was the price a friend of mine was quoted when he went to gnomon to ask.
lol gnomon sells more ex to walk in customers.. what a joke
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:27 PM   #6513
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wat's the retail price for JLC master ultra-thin moonphase?
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:38 PM   #6514
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lol gnomon sells more ex to walk in customers.. what a joke
no joke here, they are just trying to discourage walk in customers. if they do without this group of ppl, they don't have to rent this store and have regular staff.
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:48 PM   #6515
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wat's the retail price for JLC master ultra-thin moonphase?
Ultra thin moon is retail $13500
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:52 PM   #6516
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Hi all, can I check if most timepiece has sapphire crystal glass or just those above $1k SGD? I have tried looking for it but I cant find a definite answer....
Do reply please.
My $600 hamilton has a sapphire crystal glass too.

Usually those more expensive ones would come with sapphire crystal. But doesn't mean watch with sapphire crystal are very expensive.
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:12 PM   #6517
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Let us do a calculation. For a 7750 movement watch, if we buy directly from Steinhart, it cost (656+30)X1.6X1.07 = S$1175.
Nav B-Chrono II with leather strap - Chronographs - Steinhart Watches

If we get such similar pilot watch from other brand like Fortis (quote by Vincent watch at S$1.5k for Flieger limited edition somemore) & for Hamilton (Kaki X-Wind at around S$1.6k), it is a couple of hundred dollar more only.

So back to my previous queries and concerns is, among the 3 brands with similar movement, how do I relate Steinhart is better than the other 2 in terms of Brand & Quality, as cost different between these 3 brands to me is insignificant for their pilot watch?

BTW, I was quoted by WOS that this Hamilton 45mm Jazzmaster Maestro inhouse movement H21 (modify from 7750) come with 60hr power reserves cost only S$2k after discount.
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Fortis is a Chrono? like this? if so get a Fortis! don't have to see Hamilton or Steinhart
Amazon.com: Fortis Men's 597.20.71 L.01 Flieger Chronograph Automatic Day and Date Limited Edition Watch: Watches

Hamilton - as usual undecorated. where did U find 60hrs of power res? 7750 usually ~42hrs. I don't think u get the number right here.
Brand New Hamilton Jazzmaster Maestro Automatic Chronograph H32766513 | eBay

Brand - Steinhart vs Hamilton vs Fortis. Fortis get my vote if it is 7750

usually Fortis no display back. Build is better use by russian in space maybe NASA iirc.
Fortis Flieger Chronograph Limited Edition - 597 . 11 . 12 LC... for $*2,443 for sale from a Trusted Seller on Chrono24

read reviews on Fortis
http://www.watchtime.at/archive/wt_2...007_03_174.pdf
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:22 PM   #6518
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In that case, in my opinion, only their Rolex look alike series watch is worth to buy. At least from far (more than a meter away), ppls can't recognize it is not a Rolex unless zoom in to see its Brand. No need to pay more than 10k for Rolex and it is not a replica either.

no joke here, they are just trying to discourage walk in customers. if they do without this group of ppl, they don't have to rent this store and have regular staff.
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:34 PM   #6519
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Hi guyz!

I've been planning on getting myself a watch but am unsure of what to look for.

Are there any brands that I should look out for with a budget of $150-$200++

Further details: I'm looking for a watch that has maybe a black or leather strap, and the watch is silver in colour. something like the one below



got it off thewatchdistrict website
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:35 PM   #6520
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nachos999 thanks for the pic on the laco pilot, it looks great on your wrist i feel. simple and vintage looking, good buy.
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:38 PM   #6521
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That Hamilton uses a modified 7750 movement called H21, thus the longer reserve.
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:39 PM   #6522
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Well, if you wish to know, I bought the Damasko DA36 from Gnomon at S$1480 after "discount". This one I have no choice cos if buying from Damasko direct, the shipping alone cost $170.
Can I humbly request a wristshot? Any mini review?
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:49 PM   #6523
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That Hamilton uses a modified 7750 movement called H21, thus the longer reserve.
thanx for the info. I stand corrected then.
They were also using Nivashoc ( Nivarox-FAR shock protection system) used in Omega 8500 movement. Looks like Hamilton has done alot to improve 7750.

H21 and H31. Three elements have been modified.
- Reversed or Glittered Spiral
- Longer Barrel
- Modified Balance Bridge and Automatic Device Bridge

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Old 06-05-2012, 10:54 PM   #6524
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Hamilton - as usual undecorated. where did U find 60hrs of power res? 7750 usually ~42hrs. I don't think u get the number right here.
Brand New Hamilton Jazzmaster Maestro Automatic Chronograph H32766513 | eBay

Their H31 is 60 hr power-reserve ftw
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Hamilton - as usual undecorated. where did U find 60hrs of power res? 7750 usually ~42hrs. I don't think u get the number right here.
Brand New Hamilton Jazzmaster Maestro Automatic Chronograph H32766513 | eBay
Their H31 is 60 hr power-reserve ftw
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must post this in a hurry! LOL.
didn't even get the quote right. anyway, read my post that was out 6 mins b4 you.
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