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    Hello, your thoughts on a watch for a guy new to the hobby

    Hi there

    ive been thinking about buying my first proper watch. I started off warning the breathing in the photo. However, a lot of searching on this site has pointed me towards to Rolex milgauss and the zenith winsor. Not sure if I prefer the boutique winsor or standard.

    Do do you guys have thoughts on how the milgauss and zenith stack up against the breitling in terms of quality and ability to hold value?

    other watches I've considered:

    rolex explorer 2: love it except for the cyclops

    radiomir655; really like it a lot

    jlc master dates; prefer this more basic watch to the mut, master calendar and memovox

    go; like the panacalender, again the most basic

    iwc; Portuguese

    seiko prefer the look of hi beat over snowflake





    Any other suggestions?
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    Re: Hello, your thoughts on a watch for a guy new to the hobby

    You can't go wrong with getting a Rolex as your first
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    Quote Originally Posted by dr3ws View Post
    You can't go wrong with getting a Rolex as your first
    I guess the things that put me off a Rolex are that here in the uk they are seen as brash and for poseurs. Plus they make so damn many of them, they don't feel special. That said the black milgauss is lovely and very unusual.
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    Re: Hello, your thoughts on a watch for a guy new to the hobby

    Quote Originally Posted by Helier View Post
    I guess the things that put me off a Rolex are that here in the uk they are seen as brash and for poseurs. Plus they make so damn many of them, they don't feel special. That said the black milgauss is lovely and very unusual.
    I agree that Rolex does carry that kind of baggage but it's your money so if you bought one just wear it proudly and don't give a *** what others think. Have you tried blue milgauss? The dial is gorgeous. At some point you will wonder what it is about Rolex and you might get one eventually in the future, since you can afford it now and there's a model that caught your eye so
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    Quote Originally Posted by dr3ws View Post
    I agree that Rolex does carry that kind of baggage but it's your money so if you bought one just wear it proudly and don't give a *** what others think. Have you tried blue milgauss? The dial is gorgeous. At some point you will wonder what it is about Rolex and you might get one eventually in the future, since you can afford it now and there's a model that caught your eye so
    Thank you. Any thoughts on the breitling?

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    Re: Hello, your thoughts on a watch for a guy new to the hobby

    My 2penneth... I'd be looking at the JLCs, the GOs, the Zenith or perhaps the IWC. Rolex and Breitling are both everywhere and if you are concerned about image then Breitling's image in the UK isn't that great.
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    Re: Hello, your thoughts on a watch for a guy new to the hobby

    I never liked the Milgauss, the lightning hand is tacky, on the other hand, the Zenith is pure class.
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    Re: Hello, your thoughts on a watch for a guy new to the hobby

    Quote Originally Posted by Helier View Post
    Thank you. Any thoughts on the breitling?
    I think the Super Ocean is beautiful but I don't like bracelet with no end links, it would be gorgeous in leather though, as for Breitling I admire their watches but I just wouldn't get one myself, other watches that you considered, I've tried on the IWC portuguese and JLC master series and they are stunning but unless I wear suit and tie to work, it just doesn't suit my lifestyle, I don't know about you.

    I've been on the fence on Panerai, would love to own one in the future. The explorer II is nice and under the radar but it's rather casual.
    These are all just my opinion, maybe other members would chip in later

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orange_GT3 View Post
    My 2penneth... I'd be looking at the JLCs, the GOs, the Zenith or perhaps the IWC. Rolex and Breitling are both everywhere and if you are concerned about image then Breitling's image in the UK isn't that great.
    On the zenith I like the arabics of the boutique version but prefer the overall look of the standard. I know the boutique is more highly sought after though. Hmmm.....decisions!
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    If Omega is on your radar screen and anti-magnetic qualities are important, check out the Globemaster -- shown here in silver but also available with a blue face. The movement, Omega's most advanced, is METAS certified for each watch. Some WIS don't like the fluted bezel but it's not a deal killer for me -- I have it in the top five of my "next" list:
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