Girard perregaux watch snob

Here for our Girard Perregaux Watch Snob review? Our team has researched and reviewed the watch to help you come up with a better decision. We’ve also put up a shopping guide with the features you can consider when buying girard perregaux laureato watch snob.

This Girard-Perregaux Watch Snob review will talk about how it came to be and why watch collectors are envious of its features. This is one of the best watches in the recent years to be released by Girard Perregaux. The business was established in 1852 in Le Locle and it is now a member of The Swatch Group. The company has been around for 154 years and in this period, they have introduced some of the finest and amazing watches available on the market.

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Top 5 Affordable Watches That Get The Nod From The Snobs

 

We live in a world where the more we administer our purchasing power, the more respect we garner from our counterparts. But when it comes to being a watch snob or pleasing one for that matter, you don’t necessarily have to spend a bomb on a timepiece. No seriously, it’s not essential that a  high-end super expensive watch will always be better than something that’s more affordable! Of course, watches that are uniquely designed with the rarest of rare materials and technology will be more expensive, but that doesn’t mean affordable watches cannot be crafted with absolute attention to detail. In fact, there are numerous ‘affordable’ watches out there that even the high and mighty of the horological elite approve of, regardless of the price tag.

And so, The Watch Guide presents to you our pick of the top 5 affordable watches that are luxurious, excellently crafted and are definitely approved by all the watch snobs of the world:

1) Tissot Heritage Navigator 160th Anniversary (Ref: T078.641.16.037.00)

Tissot celebrated its 160th Anniversary with a classic looking world timer, a watch that reflected the brand’s love for achieving new horizons – the Tissot Heritage Navigator. Combining vintage charm with modern techniques, with its automatic chronometer precision, this watch helps you be on time regardless of your location around the globe. The watch, by the way is also officially certified by COSC and extremely easy to use. Though it is sans a date window, the classic design (that we love) and world timer complication makes up for its absence. This watch is a perfect fit for someone looking for a super reliable and affordable world timer which looks great, is super easy to operate for office and business travel and is extremely affordable.

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The blue hands are very eye-catching and add a unique element to the watch.
₹ 93,400

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With its automatic chronometer precision, this watch helps you be on time regardless of your location around the globe.
₹ 93,400

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2) Victorinox Chrono Classic (Ref: 241617)

If innovation had a second name in the world of watches then the title would definitely go to Victorinox. An astounding representation of Swiss precision, the Chrono Classic from the Swiss giant is equipped with a unique quartz movement (made in Switzerland, obviously) and is precise to the hundredth of a second! The Chrono Classic also comes with multiple complications like a perpetual calendar, chronograph (with a tachymeter), a unique date display window, clubbed with a good 100m of water resistance. But what’s even more unique about the champagne coloured watch is that the date display doubles as a 1/100th second indicator when you activate the chronograph. If you’re like us who would love to own a watch with multiple complications, this one’s probably the one to have!

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An astounding representation of Swiss precision, the USP of the watch is that it is precise to the hundredth of a second.
₹ 49,500

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In normal use, it displays a continuous calendar and in chronograph mode you get to see the time, precisely to the hundredth of a second.
₹ 49,500

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3) Movado Series 800 (Ref: 2600111)

Sportiness clubbed with sophistication and functionality, that’s the Movado Series 800 for you. Crafted out of stainless steel with a unidirectional bezel and screw-down crown, the size of the watch seems just appropriate at 42mm. The round silver-toned dial features 3 matching timing subdials, the iconic silver-toned dot at 12 and a date display at 4 o’clock. Combine all that with a trademark steel link bracelet with a deployment clasp and you’ll have one of the most classic Movados on your wrist. An iconic, stylish chronograph watch that fits the bill for any occasion.

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A watch that combines sportiness with sophistication and functionality, that’s the Movado Series 800 for you.
₹ 84,575

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A stylish chronograph, the watch fits the bill to be your go to watch, be it an important business meeting or your graduation.
₹ 84,575

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4) Rado Centrix Automatic Open Heart (Ref: R30181312)

What makes the Centrix Open Heart from Rado desirable is its shape and style. The tapered, lightweight, flexible bracelet embraces the wrist with immense comfort, and looks extremely graceful. The open heart design also allows you to see right through to the automatic Swiss movement with an 80 hour power reserve and a water resistance of 3 bars. The 38mm stainless steel rose gold plated case is complemented by the brown dial, that features rose gold plated hands. The most gorgeous part of the watch is the ceramic middle links interspersed with the rose gold plated bracelet. A gentleman’s choice, the watch isn’t heavy on the pocket at all!

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The Rado Centrix in brown – desirable and affordable.
₹ 1,44,000

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The open heart design allows you to see right through to the automatic Swiss movement with an 80 hour power reserve and a water resistance of 3 bars.
₹ 1,44,000

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5) Seiko Kinetic Perpetual Premier (Ref: SNP126P1)

Seiko brought about a revolution in the watchmaking world when they combined the beauty of a classic mechanical perpetual calendar with the advantages of Kinetic energy, the result of which was a “dynamic quartz” with a perpetual movement. The logic behind using kinetic energy too had a resourceful  purpose: the watch could be powered by the movement of your body, so that it never needs a replacement (ever!). And even though the watch is powered by the energy of your own body, it stays alive up to 4 years when not worn. The timepiece is so reliable and accurate that even if it’s kept stationary, it still gives you the exact date, month and leap year indications at any point. Talk about a resourceful environment- friendly watch! The Kinetic Perpetual Premier is a perfect combination of classical features with a twist of modern flair. A watch for the future to own now, which definitely gets the nod from one and all!

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The Kinetic Perpetual Premier is a perfect combination of classical features with a twist of modern flair.
₹ 64,500

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This attractive dress watch is Seiko’s formal offering to the world.
₹ 64,500

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Which watch, in your opinion would get a nod from the snobs? Let us know in the comments section below!

THE BEST PLACES TO BUY WATCHES ONLINE

These are a few online watch sources that you can trust. Whether you’re looking for entry-level, luxury, or vintage watches, you’ll be able to find it and sleep easy knowing you made a solid deal.

1. AMAZON

One of the best places to buy a watch online is also one of the best places to buy anything online. Amazon has thousands of watches listed in their inventory, and shipping is generally very fast.

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You can buy entry-level watches like Seiko and Citizen divers, as well as luxury timepieces from Omega, Tudor, and Rolex. There are tons of watches of all types on Amazon.

The benefit of buying a watch from Amazon is the incredible customer service. If you’re unhappy with your purchase, you can send it back to Amazon for a full refund in most cases.

On top of that, manufacturers will warranty watches purchased from certified dealers selling through Amazon’s marketplace.

2. JOMASHOP

If you’re looking to save a little money (or a lot, in some cases), Jomashop is a great first stop on your watch-shopping journey. Jomashop is the premier gray market dealer and sells watches at incredible prices.

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The online store carries both pre-owned and new watches, and they’re often listed for less than half of the suggested retail price.

Since Jomashop isn’t an authorized dealer, they try to reduce the risk involved in buying an expensive timepiece on the gray market. They include a warranty for every watch they sell, covering the watch from 1 to 5 years, with some exceptions.

The best part of shopping at Jomashop is the company’s excellent reputation and buying power. That means you’ll get an excellent price on a 100% guaranteed authentic timepiece.

3. CROWN AND CALIBER

If you’re a budding enthusiast, there are few shops better suited for watch shopping. Crown and Caliber’s website is very easy to navigate, dividing their inventory into practical categories. You can see their entire inventory of racing watches, divers, or military watches with one click.

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Inventory can then narrow down further by price, size, and even material. You can also shop by brand, choosing from industry favorites like A. Lange & Sohne, Omega, Rolex, JLC, and Zenith.

You can even search by reference number if you know what you’re looking for. Prices range (depending on inventory) from a few hundred dollars to more than $60,000.

Crown and Caliber also offers a lot of helpful resources like the Unwound Blog, how to videos, and information on watch sizing and the anatomy of a watch.

Some of the watches in their inventory are still under manufacturer warranty, but for those that aren’t, Crown and Caliber covers them against mechanical and workmanship defects for up to one year.

4. THEO AND HARRIS

For watch shoppers looking for the perfect vintage piece, checking out Theo and Harris is a solid first move. Their inventory constantly changes, but they carry some of the best vintage watches from companies like Omega, Tudor, Rolex, Zenith, and Panerai.

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They provide as much information as possible about each piece, including the era and dimensions, as well as the condition. You can even enter into a payment plan with Theo and Harris if you’d like, making it an attractive option for newer collectors looking for their first vintage piece.

Each watch comes with documentation ensuring that you’re purchasing an authentic piece, and they’re also covered by a one year warranty. The warranty is against mechanical issues—any damage inflicted after the sale will be your responsibility to pay for.

Service is provided through Theo and Harris’ in-house watchmaker so you’ll know where your watch is at all times.

5. EBAY

For the widest variety of watches available online, you can’t beat eBay. Watch collectors can get lost for hours at a time, perusing tons of rare and exotic pieces.

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Bids tend to jump by a large margin in the last hours of the auction, however. But if you’re watching the right auction, you could see some tremendous savings on a treasured timepiece. It’s all about knowing what you’re looking for and what you’re looking at.

This also leads to some of the risks involved in watch shopping on eBay. Watches can be some of the most expensive items listed on eBay, and the industry does attract some shady business. Make sure that you check a seller’s ratings and reputation before you purchase.

A few unhappy customers is normal, but complaints about fakes or “Frankenwatches” (watches pieced together with spare parts) should be enough to steer you toward another listing.

6. WATCHBOX

Watchbox is a pre-owned watch dealer that specializes in luxury timepieces. Not only does Watchbox have several brick and mortar locations, but their online shop is also well-stocked for an excellent shopping experience.

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They own their entire inventory as well, which allows them to give each piece the service it deserves, bring them back up to snuff. After purchase, Watchbox covers its watches for up to two years with its Global Warranty.

While they have an outstanding selection of Rolexes, you can also find watches from Patek, Panerai, Grand Seiko, as well as some entry-level timepieces.

7. LONG ISLAND WATCH

If you’re an enthusiast, you’ve undoubtedly seen some of the social content from Mark, the owner of Long Island Watch. Long Island Watch specializes in some of the less well-known brands such as Sea-Gull and Red Star but also carries the popular and faithful brands like Seiko and Citizen.

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They sell new watches with boxes and papers, and they’re covered under manufacturer warranties. They ship worldwide and provide a 100% money-back guarantee on authenticity.

They even offer their own line of custom watches built on some popular platforms like the SKX and SRP. If you’re in the sub $3000 market, check out Long Island Watch’s online shop.

8. DELRAY WATCH

When it comes to knowledge and service, shopping at Delray Watch is the way to go. This Florida-based dealer has an online shop full of new and pre-owned luxury watches that most enthusiasts will drool over.

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You’ll find a huge selection of watches from watch titans like Blancpain, Hublot, Longines, and Breitling.

One of the owners, Federico Iossa, hosts an incredibly informative YouTube channel called “Federico Talks Watches,” where he not only explains watches and trends but also how the watch industry works.

Delray’s service is also top-notch. They employ full-time watchmakers with experience working with Vacheron Constantin, Breguet, and other very high-end watch brands. If you buy a watch from Delray, you can be sure they’ll stand behind their product.

9. HODINKEE

Hodinkee established itself as a hub of information for the watch collecting world before branching out into online sales. Now, it’s one of the most trusted online retailers for brands like G-SHOCK, Montblanc, Oris, and NOMOS Glashütte, among many others.

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Manufacturer warranties cover all the new watches that sell through Hodinkee’s online shop. Hodinkee also offers free shipping and returns. Vintage watches sold through the online shop are in less supply, however, and they don’t offer in-house service.

10. BOB’S WATCHES

If it’s a specific Rolex you’re after, Bob’s Watches probably has it. Bob’s is an online luxury pre-owned watch retailer. The company offers a great selection of not just Rolexes, but also Tudor, Omega, and Breitling watches, among many others.

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Prices range from timepieces of a few hundred dollars to tens of thousands, depending on their inventory. While Bob’s does have a physical location, the majority of their sales are through the company’s website.

Bob’s Watches takes customer service very seriously. If you buy a watch from the Bob’s Watches online shop, you can reach out to them with any concerns and sort things out.

11. WATCHMAXX

One of the nice things about WatchMaxx is that they don’t pretend to be something they’re not. As a gray market retailer, they offer incredible prices on some very expensive wristwatches.

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However, they acknowledge that they aren’t an authorized dealer for any of the pieces they sell. They do offer a 100% guarantee on authenticity, and they warranty their sales for up to two years.

The warranty covers issues like manufacturing defects, movement failures, and battery replacements. The downside is that you’ll void the warranty if you take your watch anywhere else for service within the two-year time frame.

WatchMaxx’s inventory does change often. However, they’re sure to carry brands like Tissot, Breitling, IWC, Citizen, Rolex, Hamilton, and Patek Philippe. They also carry fashion watches from brands like Gucci, Michael Kors, Burberry, should those be your taste.

12. THE TIME TELLER SHOP

The Time Teller Shop is a small online retailer specializing in rare and vintage watches in all price ranges. The inventory fluctuates constantly, but you can find some excellent deals on some very fun pieces.

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The owner, Jory Goodman, runs “The Time Teller” YouTube channel, through which his personality, opinions, and passion for watches really shine.

All of the watches in The Time Teller Shop are “T3 Certified.” That means they’re hand-selected by Jory, and then inspected and serviced by a certified watchmaker. At that point, The Time Teller Shop T3 Certified warranty covers the timepiece for up to one year.

Between Jory’s very public social media presence and the T3 Certified Warranty, you’ll know that you made a solid deal with a reputable retailer.

13. CHRONO24

For a truly worry-free luxury watch shopping experience, Chrono24’s Buyer Protection program has it all figured out. Chrono24 doesn’t directly sell, certify, or warranty any of the watches listed on the site, but they do protect buyers from getting taken advantage of.

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When you find a watch you like from Chrono24, you can choose to buy it through the site’s payment processing system for a secure transaction.

If you choose to use Chrono24’s payment processing, your money is deposited into an escrow account. It remains in the account until you have the watch in your hands and approve of the transaction.

You can also finalize the deal with the private seller, though there is more risk involved. It’s also worth noting that you can find a watch from an authorized dealer on Chrono24, in which case it will come with a warranty.

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