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Old 14-11-2020, 03:05 PM   #2791
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Old 14-11-2020, 06:09 PM   #2792
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No. Didnít want to take chance.

Have you tried the cheaper "chiong" version ? Those selling at carousell? Some say feels the same, and don't wanna pay so much for Rubber.
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Old 14-11-2020, 06:18 PM   #2793
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Have you tried the cheaper "chiong" version ? Those selling at carousell? Some say feels the same, and don't wanna pay so much for Rubber.
i actually bought a chiong one from a China replica maker (S$50) for my YM but has yet to change it hahah

Can't really tell the difference with the actual Everest that I have on my GMT2 TBH
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Old 14-11-2020, 11:02 PM   #2794
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when the resell for olive drab strap is at 6k USD, you have to go rubber B

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Old 15-11-2020, 12:10 AM   #2795
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i actually bought a chiong one from a China replica maker (S$50) for my YM but has yet to change it hahah

Can't really tell the difference with the actual Everest that I have on my GMT2 TBH
Bro, can share link?
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Old 15-11-2020, 10:59 AM   #2796
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nice strap. epsom?
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Old 15-11-2020, 12:40 PM   #2798
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nice strap. epsom?
Yeap! From Wrisky.
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Old 15-11-2020, 12:50 PM   #2799
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i actually bought a chiong one from a China replica maker (S$50) for my YM but has yet to change it hahah

Can't really tell the difference with the actual Everest that I have on my GMT2 TBH
Cause most things is all made in China... so some is just OEM, but need to find the right factory.
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Old 15-11-2020, 09:29 PM   #2800
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Hi all I been thinking of buying a conti watch . My current watch is Elleese which I have worn everyday for more than a decade as a gift to me by my gf and now wife with 2 kids. Any expert would advise me on what to do for my first purchase of conti watch ?

My budget is 10-15K .
Prefer partial skeleton watch . Full also no problem .
Date complication without adjustment . Adjust only at Feb . I know perpetual complications are out of my league .
Ceramic / titanium strap . I can compromise for rubber or leather if I really like the watch . And possible to change leather strap to ceramic ?
My lifestyle : work in warehouse . Lift heavy boxes and pack item for customers . BBFA , rarely have any social gatherings and even lesser now due to Covid. My dress Code are typical rugged. Eg Liverpool Jersey and jeans . Normal dark colored shoes . Sometimes slippers go out for grocery .
Iím not a reseller / flip . Will keep the watch .
Preferably first hand . I a bit scare of pre own / PI .

Next question : I google some where to buy . I personally visited MBS , PP,RD (damn I love their skeleton but cost arms and legs) and those specialist Bonti are out of my league .

Next would be the hourglass. I seen a lot of good reviews about them . Anyone been there ? There are also some chrono , watchbox etc but Iím not sure how trusted are there . In my cars , I been dealing with AD as I have heard nightmares about PI .

Servicing after sales service . What can I do to maintain the watch ?
Any expert can kindly weight in ? Appreciate your time and thoughts
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Old 15-11-2020, 09:49 PM   #2801
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What is conti watch?
Lol
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Old 15-11-2020, 10:29 PM   #2802
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What is conti watch?
Lol
like conti car lor.

so ruling out japan watches, microbrands etc.
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Old 15-11-2020, 11:05 PM   #2803
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Hi all I been thinking of buying a conti watch . My current watch is Elleese which I have worn everyday for more than a decade as a gift to me by my gf and now wife with 2 kids. Any expert would advise me on what to do for my first purchase of conti watch ?

My budget is 10-15K .
Prefer partial skeleton watch . Full also no problem .
Date complication without adjustment . Adjust only at Feb . I know perpetual complications are out of my league .
Ceramic / titanium strap . I can compromise for rubber or leather if I really like the watch . And possible to change leather strap to ceramic ?
My lifestyle : work in warehouse . Lift heavy boxes and pack item for customers . BBFA , rarely have any social gatherings and even lesser now due to Covid. My dress Code are typical rugged. Eg Liverpool Jersey and jeans . Normal dark colored shoes . Sometimes slippers go out for grocery .
I’m not a reseller / flip . Will keep the watch .
Preferably first hand . I a bit scare of pre own / PI .

Next question : I google some where to buy . I personally visited MBS , PP,RD (damn I love their skeleton but cost arms and legs) and those specialist Bonti are out of my league .

Next would be the hourglass. I seen a lot of good reviews about them . Anyone been there ? There are also some chrono , watchbox etc but I’m not sure how trusted are there . In my cars , I been dealing with AD as I have heard nightmares about PI .

Servicing after sales service . What can I do to maintain the watch ?
Any expert can kindly weight in ? Appreciate your time and thoughts
Zenith El Primero lor or if you dont mind Zelos Skeleton,only 1k plus IIRC.
Maybe Tag Heuer if you dont mind,less than 10k also. I personally feel there is no nice full skeleton watches for a 15K budget IMO.
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Old 15-11-2020, 11:15 PM   #2804
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don't know if oris is qualified as conti.

their pro pilot skeleton is not bad.
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Old 15-11-2020, 11:27 PM   #2805
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like conti car lor.

so ruling out japan watches, microbrands etc.
microbrand also have swiss made.

lol conti watch, what a term
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