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gaoxing84 15-11-2020 09:49 PM

What is conti watch?
Lol

hwaa 15-11-2020 10:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gaoxing84 (Post 130862582)
What is conti watch?
Lol

like conti car lor.

so ruling out japan watches, microbrands etc.

rboyboy 15-11-2020 11:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Icyclouds (Post 130862180)
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.

hwaa 15-11-2020 11:15 PM

don't know if oris is qualified as conti.

their pro pilot skeleton is not bad.

gaoxing84 15-11-2020 11:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hwaa (Post 130863262)
like conti car lor.

so ruling out japan watches, microbrands etc.

microbrand also have swiss made.

lol conti watch, what a term

patryn33 15-11-2020 11:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Icyclouds (Post 130862180)
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

Date only adjust in February? Sorry thats is perpetual
Just adjust once a mth cannot?

Skeleton easy to find, zenith maybe defy range. Chronoswiss Opus is a good one too. Oris has something too. All watches generally low resale value with a handful of brands.
https://www.jomashop.com/zenith-watches.html
https://www.tagheuer.com/us/en/timepieces/collections/tag-heuer-carrera/45-mm-calibre-heuer02-automatic/CBG2A91.FT6173.html?

https://oris.ch/en/watch/oris-big-crown-propilot-x-calibre-115/01-115-7759-7153-set7-22-01tlc?gclid=Cj0KCQiAwMP9BRCzARIsAPWTJ_E78oL7eGlK0lQ6DFKxo2ftVqwWB9FiZKrj5XMcngVSOyRrInXk948aApVtEALw_wcB
https://chronoswiss.com/en/EU/product/opus-chronograph-ch-7543-1s-si

slow_mo 15-11-2020 11:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Icyclouds (Post 130862180)
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

Conti, I assume you mean European brand. The Zenith Defy Skeleton is a titanium skeleton watch with date. Adjustment of date must be made in Feb, Apr, Jun, Sep and Nov (those months with less than 31 days).

This one has low resale value but it doesnít matter to you cos you donít intend to sell it.

https://www.zenith-watches.com/en_us/product/defy-classic-95-9000-670-78-m9000

By the way... donít think you are a BBFA cos you are married with 2 kids, how to be Forever Alone?! :s13:

atypicalsingaporean 16-11-2020 12:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by patryn33 (Post 130864151)
Date only adjust in February? Sorry thats is perpetual
Just adjust once a mth cannot?

Skeleton easy to find, zenith maybe defy range. Chronoswiss Opus is a good one too. Oris has something too. All watches generally low resale value with a handful of brands.
https://www.jomashop.com/zenith-watches.html
https://www.tagheuer.com/us/en/timep...1.FT6173.html?

https://oris.ch/en/watch/oris-big-cr...8aApVtEALw_wcB
https://chronoswiss.com/en/EU/produc...-ch-7543-1s-si

"Adjust in Feb only" can be an annual calendar.

Icyclouds 16-11-2020 12:06 AM

Thanks everyone for the suggestion ! I should says luxury Swiss watches lol. Bring car term over here is my bad .

Letís says I can do without skeleton, what are the brands I can go for ? I know Rolex / Omega is never go wrong but I decided to go for other brands .

I would want someone to notice my watch and be a ďconversation starter ď for any social gathering if there are any .

Any recommendation on where to make my purchases ?

I seen Edmw lots of Bbfa terms lol so just use it .

hwaa 16-11-2020 02:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Icyclouds (Post 130864551)
Thanks everyone for the suggestion ! I should says luxury Swiss watches lol. Bring car term over here is my bad .

Letís says I can do without skeleton, what are the brands I can go for ? I know Rolex / Omega is never go wrong but I decided to go for other brands .

I would want someone to notice my watch and be a ďconversation starter ď for any social gathering if there are any .

Any recommendation on where to make my purchases ?

I seen Edmw lots of Bbfa terms lol so just use it .

GS.

definitely a conversation starter kinda watch.

"eh, why did you throw so much money on a seiko?"

patryn33 16-11-2020 02:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by atypicalsingaporean (Post 130864517)
"Adjust in Feb only" can be an annual calendar.

Thanx for info, only few selection with such complications
https://monochrome-watches.com/buying-guide-annual-calendar-watches/

patryn33 16-11-2020 02:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Icyclouds (Post 130864551)
Thanks everyone for the suggestion ! I should says luxury Swiss watches lol. Bring car term over here is my bad .

Letís says I can do without skeleton, what are the brands I can go for ? I know Rolex / Omega is never go wrong but I decided to go for other brands .

I would want someone to notice my watch and be a ďconversation starter ď for any social gathering if there are any .

Any recommendation on where to make my purchases ?

I seen Edmw lots of Bbfa terms lol so just use it .

Without skeleton then the range is just too wide to make selection.
Is like I am looking for 100k-300k Conti car, suv etc but must be auto transmission . please make suggestion. Would that be hard?

Kyo_kusanagi86 16-11-2020 08:20 AM

Monday watch, starting off with the Squale.
https://i.imgur.com/e1lo8YQl.jpg

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Kyo_kusanagi86 16-11-2020 08:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Icyclouds (Post 130864551)
Thanks everyone for the suggestion ! I should says luxury Swiss watches lol. Bring car term over here is my bad .

Let’s says I can do without skeleton, what are the brands I can go for ? I know Rolex / Omega is never go wrong but I decided to go for other brands .

I would want someone to notice my watch and be a “conversation starter “ for any social gathering if there are any .

Any recommendation on where to make my purchases ?

I seen Edmw lots of Bbfa terms lol so just use it .

For Conversation starter watch, it must be one of the following.

Big size
Yellow or Rose gold (Solid or Plated)
Difference from the rest ( No rolex or Omega stainless steel)
Diamond everywhere aka Bust down watch. (Bezel, case and bracelet)

Example below.

I feel grand seiko too underrated, can't notice from far


https://i.imgur.com/RTXiJZEl.jpg

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arc13 16-11-2020 08:37 AM

Day 1

https://i.imgur.com/Hzsvv4Y.jpg

cyrenic 16-11-2020 09:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Icyclouds (Post 130864551)
Thanks everyone for the suggestion ! I should says luxury Swiss watches lol. Bring car term over here is my bad .

Let’s says I can do without skeleton, what are the brands I can go for ? I know Rolex / Omega is never go wrong but I decided to go for other brands .

I would want someone to notice my watch and be a “conversation starter “ for any social gathering if there are any .

Any recommendation on where to make my purchases ?

I seen Edmw lots of Bbfa terms lol so just use it .

Let's put it this way, typical watch design in $10-15K range will not cut it to get noticed by non-watch lover. Most of them won't look at your wrist anyways and even if they do, it takes a certain sort to start asking about your watch if it is a normal design. In which case it depends on your circle, but if you hang out with people who are like you, who care about having their watch noticed - then just get a Rolex, preferably something colorful like Pepsi or Batman that will ensure that they won't miss your display of wealth (even though a lot of people can afford watches in that price range). Not sure how the conversation will go though, probably quite boring, like "wa, your Rolex very nice." "Yes, I very rich lor." "Wa, so good."

In my humble view your best bet is unusual design that can be seen from the moon: something quite outstanding and flashy like a Chaykin Joker, or unusual way of telling time like Bell & Ross Turn Coordinator, or unusual design like Hamilton Face to Face. Or you could just wear interesting design watches in an unusual way, like leaving the watch face of a JLC Reverso hanging out.

https://ablogtowatch.com/wp-content/...in-Joker-5.jpg

https://ablogtowatch.com/wp-content/...watches-12.jpg

https://deployant.com/wp-content/upl...e-flipping.jpg

https://stockx.imgix.net/products/wa...lver-front.jpg

If you want to try first to see what grabs their attention, go for a Seiko Presage, Invicta Joker and Xeric. Then you can move up next accordingly, based on what grabbed their attention.

(Note: I'm only half joking)

cyrenic 16-11-2020 09:25 AM

https://i.imgur.com/uumIyA0.jpg

hwaa 16-11-2020 10:53 AM

anyway only a watch enthusiasts will probably go take a look at what's on another man's wrist.

other than that, most of the time they will be looking at girls? :o

hwaa 16-11-2020 10:53 AM

https://i.imgur.com/KwNfzLf.jpg

indigo22 16-11-2020 03:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cyrenic (Post 130867640)

love the strap combi!

indigo22 16-11-2020 03:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Icyclouds (Post 130864551)
Thanks everyone for the suggestion ! I should says luxury Swiss watches lol. Bring car term over here is my bad .

Letís says I can do without skeleton, what are the brands I can go for ? I know Rolex / Omega is never go wrong but I decided to go for other brands .

I would want someone to notice my watch and be a ďconversation starter ď for any social gathering if there are any .

Any recommendation on where to make my purchases ?

I seen Edmw lots of Bbfa terms lol so just use it .

the below is my personal view, one man's meat can be another man's poison, so read with a pinch of salt okie :D

agree with cyrenic, if you want a good and conversation starter watch, the KC is your best bet.

it'll depend on the group of friends you are with, but nowadays, wearing a Rolex will at most get you a "Wah, Rolex ah, how much you buy?" kinda speech.

but with the KC, they will go one step further and ask "how to tell the time sia" and so-on and so forth.

the Zenith Skeletons are also nice, surely a conversation starter. :o

sookainian 16-11-2020 03:33 PM

Art is all in the details

https://i.ibb.co/7nWs5Jx/91-DA57-A7-...91949-F002.jpg

j4jersey. 16-11-2020 03:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hwaa (Post 130865667)
GS.

definitely a conversation starter kinda watch.

"eh, why did you throw so much money on a seiko?"

That's legit lol, I got a rolex siao aquintence telling me he can't understand why people will spend so much on a 'seiko' haha

IcYFl4mEz 16-11-2020 03:38 PM

I used to wear a black color $100+ watches , and some of my colleagues and even friends commented is nice. it start up the convo, so ultimately i still think stil depends on person.
oh its a quartz :D

indigo22 16-11-2020 04:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by j4jersey. (Post 130874091)
That's legit lol, I got a rolex siao aquintence telling me he can't understand why people will spend so much on a 'seiko' haha

or this gshock?
sgd10,000++++

https://www.casio-intl.com/media/new...00sh/img02.jpg

ceestudent 16-11-2020 04:16 PM

Any recommendation for watch regulation service? My new spb143 is about +30 second per day now. A bit too much. Need to adjust the time after every few days.
I asked uncle Goh from K2 before , but he suggest to bring back to Thongsia because he donít want to open the caseback of new watch. A bit reluctant to bring to TS because have to leave it there and come another day. Saw skywatch at chinatown have this service, anybody try there?

I donít expect it to have accuracy like cosc movement. At least +/-10 spd enough for me. Even my other 200$ 7s26 seiko 5 have better accuracy than this 6r35.

Kyo_kusanagi86 16-11-2020 05:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by indigo22 (Post 130874456)

This one confirm conversation starter and within his $10-$15k budget.

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Kyo_kusanagi86 16-11-2020 05:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ceestudent (Post 130874747)
Any recommendation for watch regulation service? My new spb143 is about +30 second per day now. A bit too much. Need to adjust the time after every few days.
I asked uncle Goh from K2 before , but he suggest to bring back to Thongsia because he don’t want to open the caseback of new watch. A bit reluctant to bring to TS because have to leave it there and come another day. Saw skywatch at chinatown have this service, anybody try there?

I don’t expect it to have accuracy like cosc movement. At least +/-10 spd enough for me. Even my other 200$ 7s26 seiko 5 have better accuracy than this 6r35.

Try the following shop?
https://i.imgur.com/RRAFOKvl.jpg

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ceestudent 16-11-2020 06:04 PM

Thanks. People park quite convenient from my place. Will drop down this few days.

Icyclouds 16-11-2020 06:42 PM

Thanks all . I am zooming down on Zenith , Hublot and Ulysse . I can top up if itís required .

Next question where do u guys hoot your watches ? Seems no one shared with me here . If itís a trade secret can pm me where you guys buy it ?

Edit : KC is tempting . It defines rebel . It embraces the dark . However is there any shop carrying it ?

freshvibes 16-11-2020 06:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by IcYFl4mEz (Post 130874120)
I used to wear a black color $100+ watches , and some of my colleagues and even friends commented is nice. it start up the convo, so ultimately i still think stil depends on person.
oh its a quartz :D

Sometimes design matters more than the brand

IcYFl4mEz 16-11-2020 08:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by freshvibes (Post 130877429)
Sometimes design matters more than the brand

I agree. or rather, if its not a popular brand and its nice, people will ask u more about it and ask to take a look.

but if you are wearing a 50k-100k+ watch, some ppl will shy/dont wanan go ask more about it ..

cyrenic 16-11-2020 08:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by j4jersey. (Post 130874091)
That's legit lol, I got a rolex siao aquintence telling me he can't understand why people will spend so much on a 'seiko' haha

Sure hope he doesn't mind if his company hire ang moh and pay them double to do the same exact scope and tell him that they won't spend so much on Sinkie..

Good watch is good watch. People pay for a mixture of factors..

cyrenic 16-11-2020 08:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by indigo22 (Post 130873828)
love the strap combi!

Thanks! Quite a good value strap from Nomad.

gaoxing84 16-11-2020 09:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Icyclouds (Post 130877349)
Thanks all . I am zooming down on Zenith , Hublot and Ulysse . I can top up if it’s required .

Next question where do u guys hoot your watches ? Seems no one shared with me here . If it’s a trade secret can pm me where you guys buy it ?

Edit : KC is tempting . It defines rebel . It embraces the dark . However is there any shop carrying it ?

zenith > UN and Hublot.

go to any AD, walk in, ask for discount (15-20%), take out credit card, sign, go home. settled

buy the zenith open work defy ceramic, less than 9k
conti watch
in house
self winding
ceramic case
skeleton
comfortable rubber strap for all occassion.

https://i0.wp.com/www.professionalwa...ic-6.jpg?ssl=1

Kyo_kusanagi86 16-11-2020 10:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Icyclouds (Post 130877349)
Thanks all . I am zooming down on Zenith , Hublot and Ulysse . I can top up if it’s required .

Next question where do u guys hoot your watches ? Seems no one shared with me here . If it’s a trade secret can pm me where you guys buy it ?

Edit : KC is tempting . It defines rebel . It embraces the dark . However is there any shop carrying it ?

Hmmmm, of the above 3 brands... only 1 got chance for conversation starter wor. Cost around $21k before discount, if got 20% will bring it down to $16k+

https://www.ulysse-nardin.com/row_en/2303-270-03.html

https://d38m6430ygimy0.cloudfront.ne...303-270_00.png

https://d38m6430ygimy0.cloudfront.ne...303-270_03.png

https://ablogtowatch.com/wp-content/...n-Watch-19.jpg

rboyboy 16-11-2020 11:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Icyclouds (Post 130864551)
Thanks everyone for the suggestion ! I should says luxury Swiss watches lol. Bring car term over here is my bad .

Let’s says I can do without skeleton, what are the brands I can go for ? I know Rolex / Omega is never go wrong but I decided to go for other brands .

I would want someone to notice my watch and be a “conversation starter “ for any social gathering if there are any .

Any recommendation on where to make my purchases ?

I seen Edmw lots of Bbfa terms lol so just use it .


Gshock GA2100 with AP mod. Less than 400. Can throw your watch on the floor without feeling the heart pain. Watches dont have to be expensive to be a conversation starter.

cyrenic 17-11-2020 09:58 AM

https://i.imgur.com/IU5XnRP.jpg

Tudor Tuesday

hwaa 17-11-2020 01:48 PM

any idea if pam boutique will give discount?

kevpaang 17-11-2020 02:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hwaa (Post 130890456)
any idea if pam boutique will give discount?

Last I heard from my frd who went Pam shopping, the actual boutique won't but some ADs do, at least the one he went does.

gaoxing84 17-11-2020 02:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hwaa (Post 130890456)
any idea if pam boutique will give discount?

very little, 5-8%

Quote:

Originally Posted by kevpaang (Post 130890837)
Last I heard from my frd who went Pam shopping, the actual boutique won't but some ADs do, at least the one he went does.

AD anyhow also got 20%

pwillie 17-11-2020 03:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kyo_kusanagi86 (Post 130881670)
Hmmmm, of the above 3 brands... only 1 got chance for conversation starter wor. Cost around $21k before discount, if got 20% will bring it down to $16k+

https://www.ulysse-nardin.com/row_en/2303-270-03.html

https://d38m6430ygimy0.cloudfront.ne...303-270_00.png

https://d38m6430ygimy0.cloudfront.ne...303-270_03.png

https://ablogtowatch.com/wp-content/...n-Watch-19.jpg

RRP is 27k, if can get 16k I also want to buy

cichlid 17-11-2020 04:30 PM

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...94201644_b.jpg

reikizi 17-11-2020 06:38 PM

https://i.imgur.com/mbSq1v6.jpg

hwaa 17-11-2020 08:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by reikizi (Post 130895710)

thanks bro.

your inbox full. :o

unfinished07 17-11-2020 09:31 PM

What other places to find a wide range of Seiko watches, other than Bencoolen?
I find that even the seiko boutiques do not have that much.

gaoxing84 17-11-2020 10:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pwillie (Post 130892174)
RRP is 27k, if can get 16k I also want to buy

can grp buy bo?

16k buy song song. can be conversation starter, limelight of the evening.

onizuka3 18-11-2020 01:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cyrenic (Post 130867640)

nice! it's SRPB41J1 ???

cyrenic 18-11-2020 10:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by onizuka3 (Post 130901969)
nice! it's SRPB41J1 ???

Yep that's right.

cyrenic 18-11-2020 10:31 AM

https://i.imgur.com/elsT6mq.jpg


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