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    Most fun for a grand.

    I've been shifting a bunch of stuff on eBay to fund an Aerospace Advantage and I'm just about to hit a grand.

    I've managed to find someone selling one without box and paper for my budget, but before I do, am I missing out on something more fun for £1000? I feel the Aerospace is hard to beat.

    I'm a one watch guy for the last 2 years, just a Black Bay 41 on bracelet. The 41 x 11mm size suits me, and I love a bracelet, but I'm open to potential wild cards!

    So what 2nd hand pickup would you aim your sights on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyRoses View Post

    I've managed to find someone selling one without box and paper for my budget, but before I do, am I missing out on something more fun for £1000?
    A weekend in Amsterdam?

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    There is one on SC for that money at the moment
    It hard to find a watch that does everything, looks good and is great value 2nd other than the Aerospace.
    I would seriously consider looking for one if I were in the market for an Ani Digi Watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisparker View Post
    A weekend in Amsterdam?
    I would head to Riga. Similar attractions but The beer is better...

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    Hamilton ventura?

    Something from one of the whackier micro brands (Xeric perhaps)?

    Neither is really a direct competitor to the Aerospace but they are certainly fun.

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    You might find one under budget...




    Otherwise, an Aerospace is an excellent choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apm101 View Post
    You might find one under budget...




    Otherwise, an Aerospace is an excellent choice.
    Perfect choice. :-)

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    SBBN037 and change - itís calling my name at the moment.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AdmiralNilsson View Post
    SBBN037 and change - itís calling my name at the moment.


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    Tuna is a very good choice. Plenty of Nomos as the quality mechanical choice, but Iím not sure they are exactly ďfunĒ. The Aerospace is excellent, and a lot of fun, if you can get one you like at £1000.

    Bell & Ross 123 Geneva is classy, and you could probably get a steel BR03-92; now thatís a fun watch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinnlover View Post
    I would head to Riga. Similar attractions but The beer is better...
    but no weed here :(

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    Thanks for the watch suggestions guys. If the Nomos ahoy on forum was a grand id be tempted, but I've heard they don't keep great time?

    Regarding the motorcycle - I just sold mine unfortunately

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinnlover View Post
    I would head to Riga. Similar attractions but The beer is better...
    There is more than Heineken...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyRoses View Post
    Thanks for the watch suggestions guys. If the Nomos ahoy on forum was a grand id be tempted, but I've heard they don't keep great time?

    Regarding the motorcycle - I just sold mine unfortunately
    Iíd buy the nomos for a grand too. If it was white I would be more interested in that one.

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    Personally I'd go for something Japanese and very accurate - the fact is that a watch with gadgets rarely gets use once you've played a bit - seconds a year accuracy just gets more smugly satisfying as the year passes.

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    Picked up a Bell and Ross BR03 for around that price. Also a Sinn U1. Just about the lowest value watches I have.
    Wear them the most !

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    With a budget of a grand you've got access to a pretty much unlimited number of micro-brands, many of which would, imo, be more fun than nearly anything most well-known brands are offering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyRoses View Post
    I've been shifting a bunch of stuff on eBay to fund an Aerospace Advantage and I'm just about to hit a grand.

    I've managed to find someone selling one without box and paper for my budget, but before I do, am I missing out on something more fun for £1000? I feel the Aerospace is hard to beat.

    I'm a one watch guy for the last 2 years, just a Black Bay 41 on bracelet. The 41 x 11mm size suits me, and I love a bracelet, but I'm open to potential wild cards!

    So what 2nd hand pickup would you aim your sights on?
    I think itís a great choice. There arenít many options from brands as well positioned, and models as well loved.
    It's just a matter of time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Time Cat View Post
    There is more than Heineken...
    Yes, there's Amstel and Grolsch too!

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    The Aerospace (without the gold accents) is a great choice and something I have considered myself.

    But the best fun for a grand, has to Johnathan Palmer Experience. A chance to drive cars like you stole them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nunya View Post
    Yes, there's Amstel and Grolsch too!

    And huge amounts of craft and Belgium beers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andyg View Post
    And huge amounts of craft and Belgium beers.
    I was joking, by naming the most common generic lagers. The stuff most Dutch don't drink. But, I do like the idea of a country where their Fosters, is fresh Heineken.

    Not a craft fan, tried a few, they just came across as over priced hipster nonsense. The best i've found are local ones, please don't ask me names as I don't remember.

    As for the Belgium stuff, nothing you can't get here in the UK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M4tt View Post
    Personally I'd go for something Japanese and very accurate - the fact is that a watch with gadgets rarely gets use once you've played a bit - seconds a year accuracy just gets more smugly satisfying as the year passes.
    Thatís a good shout, a used GS Quartz should be achievable and mine has outlasted many other cheap and cheerful options that end up not getting worn, while the GS does and is a pleasure every time.

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    The BR03 is an interesting suggestion, it was one of the first watches I noticed. I've not seen many on SC tho?

    The issue I have with a used GS Quartz, and I know this is gonna sound silly... I hate their logo with a passion!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyRoses View Post
    The BR03 is an interesting suggestion, it was one of the first watches I noticed. I've not seen many on SC tho?

    The issue I have with a used GS Quartz, and I know this is gonna sound silly... I hate their logo with a passion!
    That does't sound silly at all, there are several brands I avoid because I can't make peace with the design of the brand name. Anything that appears on the dial is quite significant in the end. I didn't start out with much love for either Seiko or the gothic scripted Grand Seiko, but was gradually won over and they came to represent some designs I really loved. But this could lead us off topic...

    I'd also be thinking of a good vintage Omega dress watch on that budget and agree on Nomos too.

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    Christopher Ward make some good watches, I had one in the early days. Oh my god are all their logos past and present horrible.

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    I was saving for a Breitling Aerospace but then stumbled upon a Casio MT-G for a similar price. Had to buy it and not a single regret, best pick me up and go watch I've ever owned.

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    For VFM the likes of the Casio Oceanus or Citizen PMD56 range are excellent...I also agree with the Casio MTG line..brilliant do it alls

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    The Casio MT-G looks like a very capable watch, but I've had some of those ABC type watches in the past and found their build quality and "fussiness" off-putting. Most Breitlings are far too fussy, but the Casio MT-G makes them look like Braun designs lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by helidoc View Post
    Bell & Ross 123 Geneva is classy
    W-w-what???

    I thought I was the only person west of La Chaux-de-Fonds to have even heard of the Geneva 😜

    But yes, a huge amount of bang for the buck.




    Quote Originally Posted by helidoc View Post
    and you could probably get a steel BR03-92; now thatís a fun watch!
    ^ definitely worth consideration; though not sure it would come in at three figures?

    (and a used 123 Geneva seems to be £1200-1500!)
    Last edited by JGJG; 19th March 2019 at 10:23.

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