Buying Guide: The New Luxury Sports Watches of 2019

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Buying Guide: The New Luxury Sports Watches of 2019

Post by gaf1958 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:46 pm

FOUR RECENTLY LAUNCHED ALTERNATIVES TO THE ALMOST UNATTAINABLE ROYAL OAK AND NAUTILUS…

If I were in this market, my first choice would be the Chopard (first pic) with an attainable price and a great look (don’t think I’d ever get tired of looking at that dial), but more realistically I’d be looking at the B&R, which at around 40% of the cost of the Chopard, is still a beauty.

But the others are also lip smacking, albeit with a heftier price tag...

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Re: Buying Guide: The New Luxury Sports Watches of 2019

Post by Thegreyman » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:55 pm

Some nice looking watches there Gary, the Genta look but gentla on the wallet (sorry :megagrin: ). I'd probably go for the B & R on the basis of looks vs price.

I think there is something a little Visitor-esque about the Laurent Ferrier, not the price though - CHF 172,000 :shock:

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Re: Buying Guide: The New Luxury Sports Watches of 2019

Post by nbg » Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:17 pm

Urban Jürgensen for me. High end but with a very low brand recognition. :thumbup:

That said the Chopard would be easier to get hold of and does look rather tasty.

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Re: Buying Guide: The New Luxury Sports Watches of 2019

Post by downer » Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:21 pm

I’d swerve all of them tbh. I like the Chopard - with one important exception- the awful Roman numerals...
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Re: Buying Guide: The New Luxury Sports Watches of 2019

Post by stefs » Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:54 pm

Unbiased obviously but I can think of an alternative to the RO and nautilus other than these :D
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Re: Buying Guide: The New Luxury Sports Watches of 2019

Post by Lavaine » Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:54 pm

I must not have good taste, as I find all of these unappealing, with the Laurent Ferrier and B&R being downright ugly.
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Re: Buying Guide: The New Luxury Sports Watches of 2019

Post by Amor Vincit Omnia » Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:24 am

stefs wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:54 pm
Unbiased obviously but I can think of an alternative to the RO and nautilus other than these :D
Understood and agreed.
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Re: Buying Guide: The New Luxury Sports Watches of 2019

Post by gaf1958 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:33 am

stefs wrote:Unbiased obviously but I can think of an alternative to the RO and nautilus other than these :D
Hehe, I thought this one might generate a comment from you Paul... :thumbup:
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Re: Buying Guide: The New Luxury Sports Watches of 2019

Post by stefs » Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:23 am

...and just for the sake of it :D
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Re: Buying Guide: The New Luxury Sports Watches of 2019

Post by Thegreyman » Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:10 pm

stefs wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:23 am
...and just for the sake of it :D
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That is a gorgeous watch. I think I prefer it’s clean look to the RO, the hexagonal screw heads look a bit Hublot to me (sorry AP fans :) )
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Re: Buying Guide: The New Luxury Sports Watches of 2019

Post by StrappedUp » Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:17 pm

Dare I say it ...

I actually prefer the ML Aikon to any of these.

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There, I said it! :D
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Re: Buying Guide: The New Luxury Sports Watches of 2019

Post by StrapMeister » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:27 pm

Something a bit different in a similar style (if you can get past the construction company type name!) and a darn sight cheaper!
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Re: Buying Guide: The New Luxury Sports Watches of 2019

Post by nbg » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:40 pm

^^^^ Interesting view Ryan. I liked the Aikon when I tried it on.

Dial apart the bracelet had a similar feeling to this one.
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Now if someone could do this dial texture with the GP bracelet.

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Re: Buying Guide: The New Luxury Sports Watches of 2019

Post by TigerChris » Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:08 pm

Get rid of the horrible Roman numerals and that chopard would be a winner. I’m with Ryan though, the ML takes some beating.
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Re: Buying Guide: The New Luxury Sports Watches of 2019

Post by StrappedUp » Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:50 pm

Yeh, I think some of MLs stuff is really underated.

They have an interesting looking Aikon diver as well ...

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