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    Looking for some advice.

    Hello to all,

    i was was just looking to pick some of you guy's brains regarding watches. It's my 30th birthday this year and I fancied getting myself a nice watch in which to keep and pass on to future generations. Having very little experience in watches I was looking for some ideas. I want something quite simple, not too big and for around £1200. Most important is that the movement has to be mechanical.

    Conquest - Longines - L3.687.4.99.6

    this Longines has caught my eye but I am unsure wether it's any good or not? I would love a rolex or omega but they are out of my price range. What other brands can you recommend?

    I'm a sucker for a bit of history and wouldn't mind buying a pre-owned watch. Are there any decent dealers that are reliable and authentic you could recommend.

    i plan to do a bit of saving and start a collection so I want to start with something decent.

    cheers folks

    steven

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    Re: Looking for some advice.

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    Re: Looking for some advice.

    A Nomos would do quite nicely.
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    Re: Looking for some advice.

    It would be good if you could provide any other specifics as far as style - numerals or stick markers, date or no date, color, etc.

    Assuming your budget is around $1500-$2000 (about the Conquest price or a bit higher - and Longines are very good, btw) here are some other brands to check out :

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    Maurice Lacroix
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    Re: Looking for some advice.

    Quote Originally Posted by Steven9 View Post
    Hello to all,

    i was was just looking to pick some of you guy's brains regarding watches. It's my 30th birthday this year and I fancied getting myself a nice watch in which to keep and pass on to future generations. Having very little experience in watches I was looking for some ideas. I want something quite simple, not too big and for around £1200. Most important is that the movement has to be mechanical.

    Conquest - Longines - L3.687.4.99.6

    this Longines has caught my eye but I am unsure wether it's any good or not? I would love a rolex or omega but they are out of my price range. What other brands can you recommend?

    I'm a sucker for a bit of history and wouldn't mind buying a pre-owned watch. Are there any decent dealers that are reliable and authentic you could recommend.

    i plan to do a bit of saving and start a collection so I want to start with something decent.

    cheers folks

    steven
    You have already pick a good brand. The longines hydroconquest is a tough and good watch for your budget.
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    Re: Looking for some advice.

    I've always had a taste for Ball watches. They have a few models I think would suit your needs. Longines is a great choice too. As far as used go try searching the sales forum here and Chrono24.com has a large selection of watches both new and used with just about every brand imaginable. If you'd be interested in vintage that opens up an infinite number of options. But in your price range there is a large selection if very nice vvintage mechanicals available.
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    Re: Looking for some advice.

    Longines a great watch.
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    Re: Looking for some advice.

    The Conquest is an good, solid watch and you like it- what else is there to say?

    Now that that's settled, let's start talking about your NEXT birthday.....
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    Re: Looking for some advice.

    Longines make a very nice watch and that one is no exception so if you like it I would say go for it.

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    Look at Ball watches. They have some that are close to the Longines and the GTLS is quite fun.
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