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alanpar wrote: Thu Apr 01, 2021 2:01 pm Niche watch but a real bargain.

Goldsmiths have the Frederique Constant Manufacture Chronograph at half-price £1650.
Extra10 for 10% off this weekend too.
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The new Oris Big Crown ProPilot 41mm with blue/purple dial and lumed numerals is a smidge over £1k, on bracelet, delivered from the Watches of Switzerland group.

https://www.mappinandwebb.com/Oris-Big- ... /17601044

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With the extra 10% off at Goldsmiths, you can have an LLD (42mm) on leather for £1246

https://www.goldsmiths.co.uk/Longines-H ... /17350313/

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jtc wrote: Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:41 am The new Oris Big Crown ProPilot 41mm with blue/purple dial and lumed numerals is a smidge over £1k, on bracelet, delivered from the Watches of Switzerland group.

https://www.mappinandwebb.com/Oris-Big- ... /17601044

Review source of this lume shot:
oris-big-crown-propilot-1-1160x773.jpg
This popped up in my emails a few days ago. Don’t mind if I do. It arrives shortly. The raised numerals, blue dial and bracelet raise it above the two propilots I’ve previously owned. Hopefully it’s a keeper this time. And if is, something must be sold. Thems the rules.
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^^^^That is a great piece. Look forward to a few real world pics. :thumbup:
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jtc wrote: Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:54 am With the extra 10% off at Goldsmiths, you can have an LLD (42mm) on leather for £1246

https://www.goldsmiths.co.uk/Longines-H ... /17350313/

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Which is about what they retailed for 5 years ago. Its crazy how these watch prices keep rising and yet some makers haven't felt the need to increase prices for years and years.

I used to belong to an employment scheme where I could get a Goldsmiths gift card for 20% less than retain and bagged one of these for around £900. I sold it to someone on this forum for about £750 :oops:

But to be honest afford the rental for a lockup where I needed to store the BOX...... :shock: :D
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chriswt wrote: Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:39 am
jtc wrote: Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:54 am With the extra 10% off at Goldsmiths, you can have an LLD (42mm) on leather for £1246

https://www.goldsmiths.co.uk/Longines-H ... /17350313/

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Which is about what they retailed for 5 years ago. Its crazy how these watch prices keep rising and yet some makers haven't felt the need to increase prices for years and years.

I used to belong to an employment scheme where I could get a Goldsmiths gift card for 20% less than retain and bagged one of these for around £900. I sold it to someone on this forum for about £750 :oops:

But to be honest afford the rental for a lockup where I needed to store the BOX...... :shock: :D
I hadn't ever seen the lower prices! Definite bit of retail escalation going on. This current price new is cheaper than all used options on ebay even, so seems a reasonable bargain comparatively!

I think I even tried one of these on in an AD around the time of your sale too. What could have been.... :lol:
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jtc wrote: Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:59 am
chriswt wrote: Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:39 am
jtc wrote: Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:54 am With the extra 10% off at Goldsmiths, you can have an LLD (42mm) on leather for £1246

https://www.goldsmiths.co.uk/Longines-H ... /17350313/


Which is about what they retailed for 5 years ago. Its crazy how these watch prices keep rising and yet some makers haven't felt the need to increase prices for years and years.

I used to belong to an employment scheme where I could get a Goldsmiths gift card for 20% less than retain and bagged one of these for around £900. I sold it to someone on this forum for about £750 :oops:

But to be honest afford the rental for a lockup where I needed to store the BOX...... :shock: :D
I hadn't ever seen the lower prices! Definite bit of retail escalation going on. This current price new is cheaper than all used options on ebay even, so seems a reasonable bargain comparatively!

I think I even tried one of these on in an AD around the time of your sale too. What could have been.... :lol:
This is the evilness of watches!!!!!!

Omega Planet Ocean's used to be £1800 new about 12/15 years ago

Then as the prices of new PO's went up to £2800ish the used ones cost £1800

Now PO's cost about a million pounds new and so the used ones cost £2800.

People say watches rarely go up in value but anyone that bought an Omega or Rolex in the early 2000's has probably seen a decent return!
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You can get an extra 15% off by entering the code 15APRIL on the Newmark 52 (https://newmarkwatchcompany.com/newmark52field/) and the Newmark NP (https://newmarkwatchcompany.com/newmarknp/) while stocks last.
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StrapMeister wrote: Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:07 pm You can get an extra 15% off by entering the code 15APRIL on the Newmark 52 (https://newmarkwatchcompany.com/newmark52field/) and the Newmark NP (https://newmarkwatchcompany.com/newmarknp/) while stocks last.
Thank you! I was looking at these over the past few months and even bid on a similar model on ebay as they look decent for the price and liked the idea of a simple Meca Quartz to pick up on the go.

Ordered the Newmark NP Chronograph for about £152. Bargain :thumbup:
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A1soknownas wrote: Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:31 pm
StrapMeister wrote: Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:07 pm You can get an extra 15% off by entering the code 15APRIL on the Newmark 52 (https://newmarkwatchcompany.com/newmark52field/) and the Newmark NP (https://newmarkwatchcompany.com/newmarknp/) while stocks last.
Thank you! I was looking at these over the past few months and even bid on a similar model on ebay as they look decent for the price and liked the idea of a simple Meca Quartz to pick up on the go.

Ordered the Newmark NP Chronograph for about £152. Bargain :thumbup:
You're most welcome :thumbup:
...and congratulations on the new acquisition :clap: - £152.15 delivered (you're not alone) :wink:
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StrapMeister wrote: Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:07 pm You can get an extra 15% off by entering the code 15APRIL on the Newmark 52 (https://newmarkwatchcompany.com/newmark52field/) and the Newmark NP (https://newmarkwatchcompany.com/newmarknp/) while stocks last.
What colour dial did you go for?
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Gar787 wrote: Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:28 pm
StrapMeister wrote: Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:07 pm You can get an extra 15% off by entering the code 15APRIL on the Newmark 52 (https://newmarkwatchcompany.com/newmark52field/) and the Newmark NP (https://newmarkwatchcompany.com/newmarknp/) while stocks last.
What colour dial did you go for?
I bought the Newmark 52 gilt one from StrappedUp here on the forum - it arrived today.
I changed the NATO to a vintage brown destressed leather strap.
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As a result, I then ordered a Newmark NP which should turn up tomorrow :D
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Very nice. I’ve never owned one but I think I’ll plump for the NP. Many thanks Nigel...👍
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Gar787 wrote: Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:51 pm Very nice. I’ve never owned one but I think I’ll plump for the NP. Many thanks Nigel...👍
Thanks - very pleased with it :D
I should have a picture of an NP tomorrow at some point :wink:
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