Raymond Weil Freelancer watch £799 at  Watches2u
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Raymond Weil Freelancer watch £799 at Watches2u

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Found 27th Mar
I saw this watch in St Martin west Indies and the retail price was $1750 the best price i could get it for was £900 so this is an excellent price for a quality automatic watch that looks great on the wrist. There is also 5% off at the checkout. Only one left but more on order
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Nice looking flieger style watch, but shame Weil's own website doesn't list the actual movement used. I know some of these, usually the chronos, use Valjoux.

These watches, whilst well made and we'll reviewed tend to lose value very quickly compared to others. At this price range you're competing with low end quartz Tag Heuers and I think this looks much better than those.

Gonna vote hot based on low price, but most watch snobs will vote cold on this I suspect.
I agree with your comment on investment value but the photo does not do this watch justice. It really looks fabulous and the finish and strap quality is excellent.
The movement is almost certainly cosmetically modified ETA 2824, nothing wrong with that - although i am always susipcicous of makers that are not upfront with this info... The biggest problem with RW watches are they are not cheap enough to be truly affordable (think Seiko..) but are not high quality enough to be considered luxury (Omega +).

As you say they suffer cliff face deprecation and are regularly subject to huge discounts from new so it is very hard to establish what is a "good price" for one. Honestly, i would sooner spend this kind of money on something cool and different from Tissot or something 2nd hand from a better brand.
Tyranicus6642 m ago

The movement is almost certainly cosmetically modified ETA 2824, nothing …The movement is almost certainly cosmetically modified ETA 2824, nothing wrong with that - although i am always susipcicous of makers that are not upfront with this info... The biggest problem with RW watches are they are not cheap enough to be truly affordable (think Seiko..) but are not high quality enough to be considered luxury (Omega +). As you say they suffer cliff face deprecation and are regularly subject to huge discounts from new so it is very hard to establish what is a "good price" for one. Honestly, i would sooner spend this kind of money on something cool and different from Tissot or something 2nd hand from a better brand.


For those looking at a similar watch with similar build quality and movement , a Hamilton aviation watch can be had for around £320-440 depending on discounts and strap type.

It uses an ETA 2824-2 and will have much better residuals.

Watches are all a matter of taste of course, so it's really up to the individual.
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