Watches??

Ueshiba

Lantern Swinger
#2
adamlee_24 said:
Joining RM soon.
Wanting to buy a good watch for the job. Any recommendations??

Cheers
This'll be good. :afro:

Standing by for Royal wrist clock advice incoming! :thumright:
 
#5
You can find several duty watches in Portsmouth Naval Base but get one that's duty free if you can. A Rolex Submariner that shows in a dim light, particularly one with large hands, would be good (there's a few on this forum) but any Rolex Oyster Perpetual should do. Just make sure it's got a dark non-reflecting face or a dial cover.

Personally, I'd buy a hundred Casios for the same price then it won't matter if you lose or break the odd one.
 
#9
With the 'NITE' watches, I would approach the company direct (as I did). Soldier mag were selling the MX20 for £200, I contacted Nite and got it with full postage for £174.

Superb watch by the way, would highly recommend.
 
#11
adamlee_24 said:
Joining RM soon.
Wanting to buy a good watch for the job. Any recommendations??

Cheers
It all depends upon whether you're joining as an ossifer or a normal person ;)

If you're joining as a normal person I'd stick to the micky mouse watch.

If you're joining as an ossifer, the how about a couple of there: one as a dress watch the other for everyday wear.

Everyday watch:
Girard-Perregaux Opera Three Westminister Platinum
available here: http://www.jurawatches.co.uk/watch.asp?productid=556

Dress watch:
Maurice Lacroix Double Rétrograde [rose gold]
available here: http://www.jurawatches.co.uk/watch.asp?productid=4537
 
#12
thingy said:
adamlee_24 said:
Joining RM soon.
Wanting to buy a good watch for the job. Any recommendations??

Cheers
It all depends upon whether you're joining as an ossifer or a normal person ;)

If you're joining as a normal person I'd stick to the micky mouse watch.

If you're joining as an ossifer, the how about a couple of there: one as a dress watch the other for everyday wear.

Everyday watch:
Girard-Perregaux Opera Three Westminister Platinum
available here: http://www.jurawatches.co.uk/watch.asp?productid=556

Dress watch:
Maurice Lacroix Double Rétrograde [rose gold]
available here: http://www.jurawatches.co.uk/watch.asp?productid=4537

For those prices I would expect an inbuilt compass, a Tracker and a remote detonating device if the Tracker gives up :biggrin:
 
#13
How far along in the recruitment process are you?
Passed all tests and PRMC or just got the brochure and/or had a look on the website?
I'd wait until you've passed out before you buy a real Gucci bit of kit, a bog standard G Shock or similar would see you through training and give you a chance to get something better later on.
 
#14
21_Man said:
thingy said:
adamlee_24 said:
Joining RM soon.
Wanting to buy a good watch for the job. Any recommendations??

Cheers
It all depends upon whether you're joining as an ossifer or a normal person ;)

If you're joining as a normal person I'd stick to the micky mouse watch.

If you're joining as an ossifer, the how about a couple of there: one as a dress watch the other for everyday wear.

Everyday watch:
Girard-Perregaux Opera Three Westminister Platinum
available here: http://www.jurawatches.co.uk/watch.asp?productid=556

Dress watch:
Maurice Lacroix Double Rétrograde [rose gold]
available here: http://www.jurawatches.co.uk/watch.asp?productid=4537

For those prices I would expect an inbuilt compass, a Tracker and a remote detonating device if the Tracker gives up :biggrin:
Nice though the Opera Three is, I'd rather spend the money on a house! :lol:
 
#15
Don't bother buying one. When you join CTC, they remove your brain. When you get your green lid, your CO will ask you if you want your brain back or a chunky watch. Anyone who asks for their brain loses the green lid and is escorted off the premises.

The answer is "Chunky Watch".
 
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