ABlogtoWatch eBay Watch Buying Guides: Grail Alternatives, Toughest Watches, Chronographs, & much more


And, yes, Chanel Watches Australia Prices have said that there will definitely be improvements to this group, with various complications, over time. Note to Chanel – a steel version, please.The motion, which Chanel has labeled the Calibre 1 is hand wound and beats in 3Hz with a 72-hour power reserve. There are signatures that allow you to know Romain Gauthier played with a hand here, thanks in particular to the interplay of circles that’s highlighted by the circular principal plate. Chanel has opted for a monochromatic look, including all the elements except the jewels in either silver or dark grey plates. They’ve also subtly injected their signature design into the movement, with components like the star shaped spokes in the balance wheel along with the tapered spokes from the gears.The other visual marker is the new lion’s head logo by Chanel which is showcased in all their prospective Monsieur de Chanel collection sequences. All of these components make for a motion that is quite a visual treat. In general, with all the motion and elsewhere, Chanel has embraced a controlled, contemporary approach to its design.The enamel dial and remarkable movement are placed within a 40mm x 10mm platinum instance that has very timeless and familiar design components, such as a polished top and bottom bezel, with brushed instance band, the tapered lugs, and the straightforward and familiar fluted crown. For a contemporary watch, the Monsieur de Chanel is reasonably sized and sits nicely on the wrist and also can be a comfortable daily wearer with formal wear and suits. The watch ships with a black alligator strap and a pin buckle which like the screwed hour window, is octagonal-shaped and reminiscent of the aerial view of the Place Vendôme in Paris, France, and a subtle touch which fans of Chanel are likely to recognize.

aBlogtoWatch eBay Watch Buying Guides: Grail Alternatives, Toughest Watches, Chronographs, & More Watch Buying

aBlogtoWatch has been producing some buying guides for eBay, and we’ve got a fresh new batch to share. Now, we know that many “watch people” know the ins and outs of how to buy, sell, and trade watches online. However, more casual or beginning people who don’t have the confidence of experience can find themselves overwhelmed, intimidated, and plain stressed out about the process. We hope our guides, which are designed to answer broader questions about watch buying as well as provide watch brand- and model-specific guides, provide a good frame of reference for anyone on the hunt for a timepiece. Click on the images to view the articles on eBay

On the heels of Baselworld, we know a lot of you guys saw some drool-worthy pieces. But what if your grail is out of reach and you need an attainable alternative that manages to hold some muster? Take a look at our alternatives to grail watches from Baselworld 2016 Part 1 where we look at the new Rolex Daytona and Patek Philippe 5930 World Time, and then check out Part 2, where we look at some options for those lusting after the TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-02T Tourbillon and Chanel Watches Repair Monsier de Chanel. There’s nothing like getting your hands on your grail watch, but at least there are decent options to hold you over until you do.

aBlogtoWatch eBay Watch Buying Guides: Grail Alternatives, Toughest Watches, Chronographs, & More Watch Buying

aBlogtoWatch eBay Watch Buying Guides: Grail Alternatives, Toughest Watches, Chronographs, & More Watch Buying

Moving on from Baselworld, last time we focused on dive watches like the Rolex Submariner, so we thought we’d take a look at chronograph watches this time. We’ve already looked at the Rolex Daytona and the Omega Speedmaster Professional, but there’s no way leaving out the Zenith El Primero was an option, since it is properly iconic, arguably being the first automatic chronograph watch.

aBlogtoWatch eBay Watch Buying Guides: Grail Alternatives, Toughest Watches, Chronographs, & More Watch Buying

Sometimes the watches we discuss can be out of reach for many watch fans, so we thought this would be a good time as any to introduce our “What’s The Deal?” in which we explore affordable, more accessible models of popular yet costly watches. With that in mind, make sure to check out “What’s The Deal? The Omega Speedmaster Automatic” for Speedmaster lovers who just can’t quite go for the Moonwatch. In the same vein we look at watches that are surprisingly more affordable than a lot of people might guess for a range of budgets. Suggestions? Leave ’em in the comments!

aBlogtoWatch eBay Watch Buying Guides: Grail Alternatives, Toughest Watches, Chronographs, & More Watch Buying

aBlogtoWatch eBay Watch Buying Guides: Grail Alternatives, Toughest Watches, Chronographs, & More Watch Buying

Moving on, we attempt to help prospective watch buyers with questions like “What watch is appropriate to wear to the office?” where we go through office hierarchy and discuss things like how an intern’s watch shouldn’t be nicer than the boss’s. On opposite ends of the spectrum, we take a look at buying gold watches on eBay and also at some of the toughest analog watches you can buy.

aBlogtoWatch eBay Watch Buying Guides: Grail Alternatives, Toughest Watches, Chronographs, & More Watch Buying

And finally, for the aspiring Paneristi, we have our quick introduction to buying Panerai watches on eBay. Finally, make sure to check out all of our guides here.

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