Hamilton or Frederique Constant watch, advice needed

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    Laughing Hamilton or Frederique Constant watch, advice needed

    Hey all! I'll introduce myself first, I'm from Holland, 21 years old, and looking for my first watch!
    I've seen two watches that I love and I can only afford one of them atm, since I'm still a student
    The first is the Hamilton H32575735, the Jazzmaster open heart rose gold.
    The other is the Frederique Constant index automatic with the black dial, rose gold case and a black leather strap.

    I was wondering if anyone has experience with one of these brands/watches and if any of you could give me advice.
    The price for the Hamilton is 658 (got 15% discount) at my local jeweler. I'm not sure about the price of the FC.

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    Frederique Constant has a official forum while Hamilton has an unofficial forum. Have you read any if the copious amounts of material in them? Both are very well respected brands with loyal customers; my opinion is that you will have made a great decision in purchasing either.

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    Re: Hamilton or Frederique Constant watch, advice needed

    I like them both, and they're probably about identical in terms of quality, but I think the Hamilton is the cooler looking, more special model. So I'd get that one.

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    Re: Hamilton or Frederique Constant watch, advice needed

    Thanks for the reply's! One more thing I'm thinking about is PVC gold or stainless steel on these models.
    Does PVC last a lifetime? And if it wears off, does it in a 'rough looking, old way' xD or a 'messed up watch' way.
    And what do you prefer on the hammy? Steel or gold?

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    Re: Hamilton or Frederique Constant watch, advice needed

    Just in general I prefer steel, but that's just me. Steel does tend to wear better, even against solid gold. PVD can be scratched or wear away. It's tough but not invincible, and generally, it's not "fixable." You can send it back in and have them redo it (I guess) but if you get a few light to medium scratches on a steel watch, you can polish those out at home or your local watchmaker. So in terms of long term good looks, steel is probably the best metal used in watches right now. The only gold watches I do is when the gold is on the inside (gold hands/indices/rotor stuff like that) because it can't get scratched up in there.

    But that's just my preferences. You should go with what appeals to you the most visually.

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    Re: Hamilton or Frederique Constant watch, advice needed

    In general, I would take a higher-end FC over a Hamilton any day. For a lesser expensive, every-day watch, either one would be fine. For the latter, you should also consider Christopher Ward.

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    Re: Hamilton or Frederique Constant watch, advice needed

    I've ordered the Hamilton H32575735 ;)
    Been to a store that sells FC and was quite dissapointed by the designs/feel, just not my type.
    I'll upload some pics when my Hammie arrives! :)

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    Re: Hamilton or Frederique Constant watch, advice needed

    Good choice! Looking forward to the pics.




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    Re: Hamilton or Frederique Constant watch, advice needed

    Congrats on the pickup, we'll look forward to seeing them!
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    Re: Hamilton or Frederique Constant watch, advice needed

    Congrats on the new purchase, let us know how you like it!

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