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    Purchase Suggestions

    Hi Guys,

    So it is with the unfortunate situation that I have come into some money (death of grandmother) and I have been left a fairly decent amount of money and am looking to spend up to £2000.00 of this on a watch to remember her by. I have recently purchased the Omega Seamaster PO GMT which is great, I love it, but I would like to alternate outside of this and my sub £100 quartz watch I wear to work with something a little less expensive but still with a good movement. Feels like I go from extreme to extreme....

    I have a basic grasp of watches, functions, brands etc. however the one thing that I am finding very hard to learn is the movements, now I understand that for my price range I am looking for an ETA rather than COSC which is fine, I have no problem with this however I would be wanting a mid to high grade ETA movement rather than an entry level.

    I have had my eye on some diver watches, I like the design of the Omega Seamaster 300m, Planet Ocean and also the Longines Hydroconquest. I would like a watch that isnt paticularly fat on the wrists so a fairly thin watch (within reason of course) would be a plus but not a deal breaker.

    Omega's are out of my price range unfortunately and Longines Hydroconquest 41mm I am struggling to keep on top of which movement is in which one as I understand there was a specific model of Hydoconquest with an elabore movement but whether the AD's near to me have tghis specific model in stock it may be hard for me to find and I dont really wish to wait around for an unknown amount of time whilst they order it in.

    Essentially I would like a watch with a reliable movement that is of diver style under the £2000.00 mark.

    I do hope that my requirements are not too specific and thanks to all relevant answers!

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    Re: Purchase Suggestions

    Check out the Longines Heritage Legend Diver.

    Good luck!

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    Re: Purchase Suggestions

    Don't forget that if you like Omega you should be able to get about 20% off RRP.
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    Re: Purchase Suggestions

    Sounds like you need LLD as mentioned above

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    Hi OrangeSport,

    I have a question; I live in London, I thought that the closer I got to the manufacturer the bigger the discount, but I found this:

    I went the to Omega Store on Bond Street and sat down with the specialist, discussed the purchase, I asked if there would be a discount if I paid in full rather than on credit, or better yet, if I paid in cash. They informed me that they could not discount the piece but they could throw in 2 free services which I appreciate may be knocking off up to £500 (potentially) off of future services, not the discount i was looking for. I thanked them and went on my way saying I would think about it.

    I went into Goldsmiths in Brent Cross shopping Centre the next day seeing that they advertised Omega, so I went in and they had the model in stock which was great. I "umm'd and ahh'd" over the decision to make the purchase, at which point the assistant said she could knock off £800 if that meant sealing the deal. I said yes and purchased the product and have 1 free service.

    I did some reading and it seems that my initial thoughts are the general rule "closer to the manufacturer the larger percentage of discount possible".

    Do you think that it is just on this occasion they didnt want to budge and generally a discount can be received through an Omega store? I was surprised that Goldsmith's could offer such a discount.

    Any insight to this would be great. Of course it may well just be down to how each sales assistant is feeling on the day which I will accept.

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    Re: Purchase Suggestions

    What about an Omega Seamaster 300m Ceramic or a Breitling SuperOcean Heritage?




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    No....Closer to Mfg. less discount.....That's with most.....Have you looked at Christopher Ward?
    English co. and fine people to work with.
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    I have had a chance to look at the LLD and to be honest, without sounding too off, from images I have seen, it looks a little plasticy which of course it isnt but to me, I do like the thinness however the look just doesnt appeal (no offense to any owners of this piece, its purely my own opinion).

    Many thanks for the suggestion to both P_Mcgee and Synequano.

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    Breitling SuperOcean Heritage
    Good suggestion and great picture.
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    If you're looking for another diver take a scan at the Oris Aquis or the Christopher Ward C60.
    Re the discount thing I think it all depends on how much they want to sell the watch. Your experience with the Omega just goes to show that you need to shop about even between bricks and mortar ADs.

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