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    Present for a friend

    I have a friend who I would like to buy a watch for. He is 42, a big drinker and a stockbroker (and not too concerned about appearances), however he has done me a lot of favours and I would like to get him something worthwhile as a token.

    The watch needs to be low maintenance,chunky and practical (almost like a divers watch) as he is a big lad. I would like to get it engraved and need to be able to get it to London around Christmas.

    I would like something that is not run of the mill and unusual to look at but that if he did his research he would know it was of value. Something around the £500 mark.

    Anyone have any specific recommendations or comments?
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    Re: Present for a friend

    Marathon!
    although there are probably other options out there too...

    BTW welcome!

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    Oris TT1 Diver.
    Lots of dive watches.

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    Hi, how about a Precista PRS-50, £335.00, British company, German/Swiss built, tough diver based on a classic design "Blancpain Fifty Fathoms" 42mm
    and a little bit different to the usual high street offering
    http://www.timefactors.com/images/prs50-7.jpg

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    Seiko Sumo

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    Re: Present for a friend

    Quote Originally Posted by clarcombe View Post

    The watch needs to be low maintenance,chunky and practical (almost like a divers watch) as he is a big lad. I would like to get it engraved and need to be able to get it to London around Christmas.
    Do you live in London? I assume it needs to be brand new if it's a gift?

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    Not sure if Omega is too mainstream, but a seamaster pro quartz might be a good option.

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    Along with the Marathon I would suggest oyu to take a look at the brands advertized at this forum: Zinex,Enzo,Beharus. They are very tough automatics.

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    I think Welder watches are nice. They are fairly large (50+mm) too.

    Kinda rugged, but still maintain the look of a fairly expensive time piece.

    You can see a lot of the models here http://www.kenmarwatches.com/welder/watches/

    BTW...they are much more inexpensive if you order them someplace other than there....around $600-700 US)
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    Steinhart/Debaufre Triton might be worth a look.

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