Help choosing 1st decent watch

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    Help choosing 1st decent watch

    Hi,

    I have been browsing the forum for some months trying to get my head around the vast array of brands out there - the less well known (marketed?) brands are fascinating me, and recently I've decided the time has come to buy something of that ilk, around the £1000 mark but not much above that.

    Current eye-catchers for me are the Fortis B42's, although I have seen some critics of them given that they use standard movements etc.

    So can anyone point me to something a bit more special but no more pricey?

    Posting this in the public forum as the Fortis reference is more for context than anything else hope that is ok?

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    Re: Help choosing 1st decent watch

    First of all, don't pay any heed to "critics" who whine about "standard"
    movements. Check out Nivrel and Temption for starters.

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    Re: Help choosing 1st decent watch

    The Temption range looks great, but way over my £1000 price point :(

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    Re: Help choosing 1st decent watch

    "Standard" movements are great!
    Well tested design, easy to service and repair, cost effective.
    If you like the Fortis, why hesitate?

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    Re: Help choosing 1st decent watch

    Quote Originally Posted by Janne View Post
    "Standard" movements are great!
    Well tested design, easy to service and repair, cost effective.
    If you like the Fortis, why hesitate?
    Excellent point, and while the Valjoux 775X is a relatively commonly produced ETA movement, like the ETA 2892 the lowest grade is a step up from the lowest grade of 2824. It's also known as a robust chronograph and in my mind is much more interesting to look at than a 2824/2892 if you happen to have a display back.

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    Re: Help choosing 1st decent watch

    Damasko might be worth looking into, but hell might freeze over before
    you could get one.

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    Re: Help choosing 1st decent watch

    BTW Have you checked out Niel at Chronomaster? I've never dealt with him personally but I've seen many a reference on WUS that describes him as a stand-up guy and he's got a 2nd hand Fortis Cosmonaute Chrono with the much sought after Lemania 5100 for well under your budget... shame someone was selling the box and papers on the forum a few weeks ago but it got snapped up fast.

    http://www.chronomaster.co.uk/New%20Watches%202.htm


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    Quote Originally Posted by Watchbreath View Post
    Damasko might be worth looking into, but hell might freeze over before
    you could get one.
    The hell freezing over comment went over my head sorry.....

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    Re: Help choosing 1st decent watch

    Quote Originally Posted by spluurfg View Post
    BTW Have you checked out Niel at Chronomaster? I've never dealt with him personally but I've seen many a reference on WUS that describes him as a stand-up guy and he's got a 2nd hand Fortis Cosmonaute Chrono with the much sought after Lemania 5100 for well under your budget... shame someone was selling the box and papers on the forum a few weeks ago but it got snapped up fast.

    http://www.chronomaster.co.uk/New%20Watches%202.htm

    Now that I do like, and the price - not sure I can bring myself not to buy a new model tho but thankyou for your help much appreciated!

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    Re: Help choosing 1st decent watch

    Quote Originally Posted by norniron View Post
    The hell freezing over comment went over my head sorry.....
    I understand there's quite a long wait list.

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