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Mondaine Watches

on Mon Jan 02 2017, 00:59
Any opinions on Mondaine Watches?
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Re: Mondaine Watches

on Mon Jan 02 2017, 11:06
personally i dont like them, they were clearly designed to represent a station clock and to be easily read which they are.
the default version everyone seems to buy is this:

to me it is almost toy like
this one is a bit better IMO

but still not that keen
there are some auto's and some manually wound, but most i think are quartz..none IMO warrant the prices
all just my taste and opinion, they are clearly popular....so what do i know Very Happy
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Re: Mondaine Watches

on Mon Jan 02 2017, 12:04
I don't own one but I must admit to quite liking their simplistic and uncluttered style. Their chronograph watches imo also manage to avoid being overly fussy albeit with the extra functions. Whether the build quality / movements etc quantifies the price though is another matter.

Talking about prices (when buying new) there does seem to be variances. Had a quick look at the Mondaine A660 30328 11SBB for example which ranges from £127 to £169. If you decided on a specific model it would be worthwhile having a good shop around for the best price / deal. Very Happy

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Re: Mondaine Watches

on Wed Jan 04 2017, 16:28
I quite like these, actually, as with daff, the simplicity and iconic design appeal. I do think they can be a bit overpriced, though.

I actually received a not dissimilar looking Braun quartz from Father Chrtistmas, which is a nice-looking thing (I think).

One of these:

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Re: Mondaine Watches

on Wed Jan 04 2017, 17:13
apm101 wrote:I quite like these, actually, as with daff, the simplicity and iconic design appeal. I do think they can be a bit overpriced, though.

I actually received a not dissimilar looking Braun quartz from Father Chrtistmas, which is a nice-looking thing (I think).

One of these:


That's lovely and what a great Christmas present. While the date window is quite small it compliments imo , the overall clear and uncluttered design of the watch. Very Happy
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Re: Mondaine Watches

on Wed Jan 04 2017, 17:22
apm101 wrote:I quite like these, actually, as with daff, the simplicity and iconic design appeal. I do think they can be a bit overpriced, though.

I actually received a not dissimilar looking Braun quartz from Father Chrtistmas, which is a nice-looking thing (I think).

One of these:


now i think that works as a design, no big red lollypop sweeping round the dial, its very very nice

on a side note: i dont know why Braun are now advertising verbally as Brown, i know Braun means Brown in German but its pronounced differently....as it should be ..
could it be there are links to Eva Braun ? IMO if there is thats just history and doesnt warrant a change in name pronunciation especially as the spelling remains the same IMHHO
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Re: Mondaine Watches

on Wed Jan 04 2017, 19:35
Well ended up with this at a good price.
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Re: Mondaine Watches

on Wed Jan 04 2017, 19:43
I really like the design of these watches & that one looks great. You must be really chuffed. Very Happy
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Re: Mondaine Watches

on Wed Jan 04 2017, 20:01
daff62 wrote:I really like the design of these watches & that one looks great. You must be really chuffed. Very Happy

Very chuffed this model feels very well made and the Selita movement runs ver smoothly.
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Re: Mondaine Watches

on Wed Jan 04 2017, 20:16
PC-Magician wrote:
daff62 wrote:I really like the design of these watches & that one looks great. You must be really chuffed. Very Happy

Very chuffed this model feels very well made and the Selita movement runs ver smoothly.

SW200 i assume, every bit as good as an eta Very Happy
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Re: Mondaine Watches

on Wed Jan 04 2017, 20:35
domecurb wrote:
PC-Magician wrote:
daff62 wrote:I really like the design of these watches & that one looks great. You must be really chuffed. Very Happy

Very chuffed this model feels very well made and the Selita movement runs ver smoothly.

SW200  i assume, every bit as good as an eta Very Happy

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Re: Mondaine Watches

on Wed Jan 04 2017, 20:38
PC-Magician wrote:
domecurb wrote:
PC-Magician wrote:
daff62 wrote:I really like the design of these watches & that one looks great. You must be really chuffed. Very Happy

Very chuffed this model feels very well made and the Selita movement runs ver smoothly.

SW200  i assume, every bit as good as an eta Very Happy

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