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  1. THJunkie

    THJunkie Nov 2, 2018

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    Nice early xmas gift for all recent Omega customers. They've raised the warranty for all (new) watches bought since july to 5 years. Even pieces previously only covered by 2 years. So the newer caliber watches ‘only’ get an extra year. But a good thing for all customers. Hopefully TH will come under pressure to increase from the relatively measly 2 years of cover, if even for their newer releases. 2 years on a ‘luxary’ watch costing £5k plus seems a bit uncompetitive jow compared to the competition.


    http://www.swatchgroup.com/en/content/download/7365/238445/file/201811_OMEGA raises its warranty on all watches to 5 years.pdf
     
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  2. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Nov 21, 2018

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    Read an interview with the CEO of Breitling the other day, apparently they are ditching their quartz watches completely... but at the same time they are expanding their Breitling for Bentley range to include ladies watches. Seems contradictory to me, historically women much prefer quartz watches, it's just the way it is... there will be exceptions of course, but by and large I'm sure that's true.
    They are also moving their base price up to £3500, thus making the brand more 'luxurious' while also jumping wholeheartedly on the 'vintage' bandwagon and following TAGs lead in employing countless random ambassadors (anyone seen that lady surfer wearing the Navitimer? I'm sure that performs great on a surfboard...).
    I used to quite like Breitling, but I'm going off them more and more, if they ditch the rubber straps they will be truly dead to me.
     
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  3. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Nov 21, 2018

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    If you see me on the beach you will notice my back tattoo that says "f*uck Kern"

    Just kidding. But I really hate the new Breitling and what you are describing is so true. Schneider is Breitling and will always be to me.

    The thing about increasing prices is so embarrasing considering that at the same time they are lowering the level of details on the watches. Plain casebacks, less complex polishing.

    Another really luxurious aspect is changing the logo to only use the older B version buuuuut keep using the pin buckles with the wing logo making it obvious that they use old stock to save money...
     
  4. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Nov 22, 2018

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    I'm not sure they are increasing prices, I presumed he meant by ditching the quartz models they would be dumping the sub £3500 range...
     
  5. dtf

    dtf Nov 22, 2018

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    Guess I'd better buy that skyracer colt ASAP! I don't like all the old breitling range, but I like some of it, the new stuff does nothing for me at all.
     
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  6. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Nov 22, 2018

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    Me neither. I hope they aren't going to sacrifice they Hurricane Avenger on the altar of vintage... after all, I'm not sure how much longer this 'vintage' wave can be ridden, there's already mutterings in the watch press that the industry needs to stop re-issuing itself into oblivion and I agree. There's a place for it sure, but sooner or later you've got to stop remaking the past and show something genuinely 'new'.
     
  7. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Nov 22, 2018

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    Exactly! Feels a bit late to jump on the vintage train
     
  8. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Nov 22, 2018

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    Hurricane will be sacrificed, Breitlight has no future in Breitling unfortunately
     
  9. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Nov 22, 2018

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    Yes do that, Skyracer went out of production with less than 1 year on the market
     
  10. Hubert

    Hubert Dec 17, 2018

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    I see a lot of Heuer01 influence in this project; don't you?
     
  11. dtf

    dtf Dec 17, 2018

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    Damn! If Id known that was going to happen I'd have bought a skyracer colt not my calibre 5 aquaracer
     
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  12. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Dec 17, 2018

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    Very much so, yes.
     
  13. Tagfan

    Tagfan Dec 25, 2018

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    Hi! My father took this out of the safe and showed it to me for the first time, he has the idea to sell it. It is from his dad (my grandfather). Of course it is original, he thinks his dad bought it in the 30’s or 40’s, it works great! Do you have any idea the value of this? Or any website of old omega watches where I can find an approximate value? Thanks in advance for your help! 4EF9FAB9-C1A0-44A2-A093-BF65FC878CD3.jpeg 21FACF9A-DB7A-4B0A-860D-D41E73C01755.jpeg C7A33363-8CFD-4D25-A90C-72F13884A40C.jpeg F85353E0-EF0A-4ACF-B7D6-1FA81F454F1E.jpeg 383F81F4-F9D1-4505-946E-8059D2E00E7F.png
     
  14. Squadrone Rosso

    Squadrone Rosso Dec 25, 2018

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    I know I posted on the WAUW thread but got my first Breitling today.

    An Avenger Blackbird Titanium 48mm.

    Wears nice. BF24318B-895C-4265-8211-AB66358224D4.jpeg
     
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  15. Albert-AMG

    Albert-AMG Dec 25, 2018

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    Gregory Pons thinks the same ;)

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  16. OttoWilliam

    OttoWilliam Dec 25, 2018

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    I would argue, we at Tag Heuer feel a bit offended ;)

    Just kidding !

    Since the first buzz on the social media many people had said so.

    I do feel the ONLY nice Daytona is the Paul Newman.
    (No offence for any proud owner of modern Daytona. It's a very good watch, just matter of my personal preferance)
     
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  17. bdev

    bdev Jan 17, 2019

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    Need help determining what I have here.
    I know it's a Orator 17 Rubis Chronograph. It was my fathers watch and I believe he had it during WW2. I'm not 100% sure of the WW2 era but that's what I remember. It is currently not working (broken main spring) and would cost approx 750.00 USD to repair it. I just had a new crystal installed and the tech that installed it said the repairs would include a mainspring and the replacement of other worn parts.
    If anyone has info on this model watch I would appreciate it. Or maybe you can point me in the right direction on the net.
    Thanks......Bruno

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  18. Tagfan

    Tagfan Jan 25, 2019

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    Interesting info, I didn’t know all of this, how big is Swatch!
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  19. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Jan 25, 2019

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    Yes, it's huge and this infographic does not list all the component manufacturers that Swatch own, such as ETA.
     
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  20. Hubert

    Hubert Jan 26, 2019

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    Bigger graph
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