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post #76 of 149
Petyot - I like your memovox. I have the exact same model and enjoy the "sound" of the alarm
post #77 of 149
gld203 : thanks!

I like it very much too but I must confess that I don't wear it very often... It is one of my oldest watch, I have it since 93.
post #78 of 149
Patek 5066 SS Aquanaut
Patek 5030 WG Gondola
Patek 3919 YG Calatrava
Rolex Datejust YG/SS
Nike Triax
post #79 of 149
Canal Street, Chinatown fakes (these drive Ernest wild)
1) Franck Muller
2) Patek
3) Audemars
4) Bulgari
5) Cartier[/quote]

I peeped some of these last night - they look pdg until you pick up and try to wind/set hands. I can see them lasting maybe a year, tops, assuming their timekeeping is anywhere near reliable (these were autowinding mechanicals).

Still for the price (about $50) I can see the appeal....There are some IWCs I covet but after trying the real thing on a number of times they just didn't convince me to whip out the plastic. I am not a cheapo with watches but there is a limit to how much I'd spend unless one did something super special for me....

I know I get bombarded with junk mail on replicas, some of which go for $300ish....i would hope those have a cheaper ETA movement at least. They certainly look fantastic on the website but i am assuming they use photos of the real McCoy at times. After all, the whole practice is unethical (and illegal) to begin with, right?
post #80 of 149
Rolex Submariner Oyster Perpetual(black face w/blue/black dial)
Rolex Daytona Oyster Perpetual (white face w/2 rows diamond bezel)
Rolex Daytona Oyster Perpeual (black face w/princess cut diamond bezel)
Bvlgari Assioma Chronograph (black face/large model)
Breitling Bentley Navitimer watch (black face)
Chris Aire Aire Traveler Time piece (red gold w/full diamond case)

A couple of J.Rodeo watches w/exotic blue croc, and burgundy croc leather bands.
post #81 of 149
gdl, what do you think of the platinum JLC Reverso with tourbillon (limited ed. of 500)? How do you think its value will comopare in the long run to a $25-40K Patek, which obviously would not have such a complication?
post #82 of 149
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post #83 of 149
I'll just repost, sorry:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lucky Strike
Admittedly, I've posted these photos in the other fora, but as I'm always repeating "vintage, vintage, vintage" in watch threads here, I suppose I should post photos of my watches here as well... Viz: Omega Seamaster De Ville automatic, gold bezel on steel monocoque case, ca. 1960. Used to be my grandfather's, until he took it in to a shop for repair. The shopkeeper proceeded to tell him that nothing could be done, offered to throw it away for him, and sold him a Timex. He left the watch there. I heard about it a couple of weeks later, drove down to the shop with smoke coming out of my ears, and found the watch, repaired and nicely cleaned up, in the shop's glass counter. I asked to try it on, explained the situation to the man, and told him I would be leaving with the watch. He locked the door and threatened to call the police. I then volunteered to stay and explain the situation to the law, the press and the local chamber of commerce. After an uncomfortable silence, he unlocked the door, and I left. Longines Sport Chief, steel case, ca. 1954, my dad's first watch. He's forsaken it for a Timex Iron Man, the poor sap. Longines Flagship, gold case, ca. 1960. Found in the attic of my dorm at university, during the decennial cleaning out of the storage lockers there. I wear it with black tie, and almost never for anything else. Omega gold watch, fifties - approx. $15 in flea-market with semi-pro stall vendors. The price was so low I took the chance, then had it checked by my watchmaker and found to be genuine and in good working order. Cleaning and new strap added another approx. $30. Another flea-market find - this is a completely unknown brand (the dial says "Emayer", not "E. Mayer"), as far as I know, probably with some sort of cheap ETA-type movement in it. I really like it, though, particularly the dial. Paid something like $7, and then had it fixed for another $50 or so. Seiko DX, my first watch, given to me by my godfather in the late seventies, after he bought several of them cheaply, on a trip to Japan. My beater watch, worn with jeans. The band seems to have come out slightly wrong in the photo, - it actually matches my jeans quite closely in colour. Oris, discontinued model, my dailiest wearer. Bought used for something like $300. Maintenance over the last five years has been something like another $150. And finally the Longines pocket repeater, which I bought at auction, mostly as a small investment. The price was just too low to pass up on it. I'll probably wear it occasionally, though. It strikes hours, quarters and minutes. I'm also having a thirties rectangular Alpina overhauled, long rectangular case, very art deco. It might become my favourite watch when it's finished, but this time, the repair seems to take forever.
post #84 of 149
I am guessing I have at least 30. I know of more a few who have a hundred or more.

Best Regards,

Thomas Carey
post #85 of 149
I have 4 that I really like:

1) F P Journe Octa Calendrier

2) F P Journe Octa Reserve de Marche Black Label

3) A Lange & Sohne Lange One

4) Franck Muller Master Banker

I also have a few random watches which I don't wear often.
post #86 of 149
11 watches

A Rolex coming soon
post #87 of 149
Zero

Clocks are everywhere. On the handy, organizer, laptop ...
post #88 of 149
Rolex datejust
Tag 6000 Series
Cartier Tank Francais
Gucci Chronograph
Hamilton Khaki Automatic
Jean Marcel Automatic
A few "whatever" watches that I slap on once in a while (Lucien PIccard, Zodiac, Sector, Puma)

But I just picked up an old school Casio calculator watch and I wear this every other day...it's the one that gets the most attention by far.
post #89 of 149
Patek Phillipe:
5070 in rose gold
5146 in platinum

A. Lange & Sohne:
Lange 1 in white gold

Rolex:
Platinum Day-Date with glacier blue romans dial 118206
18K Submariner blue face in yellow gold 16618
18K/SS Submariner with slate serti dial 16613
18K/SS Daytona with black dial 16528
18K Daytona with meteorite dial in white gold 116509
Stainless steel Daytona white face 16520
Stainless steel Daytona black face 16520
Stainless steel Daytona white face 116520
Stainless steel Daytona black face 116520
Stainless steel anniversary submariner with green bezel and maxi dial 16610LV
Stainless steel submariner 16610
Stainless steel GMT II with red/black bezel 16710
Stainless steel datejust with rodium roman dial 116200

Panerai
PAM 172 Tantalum
PAM 183 Black Seal

Omega
Seamaster Professional Co-Axial 2220.80 stainless steel
Speedmaster Broad Arrow 3551.20 white face

Breitling
Chronomat (ca 2002) 18k/SS blue face
Navitimer Olympus stainless steel blue face
Navitimer 18K/SS black face
Navitimer stainless steel
B2 stainless steel

Like suits, buying more of them is a sickness.
post #90 of 149
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fuzzypuppy View Post
Patek Phillipe:
5070 in rose gold
5146 in platinum

A. Lange & Sohne:
Lange 1 in white gold

Rolex:
Platinum Day-Date with glacier blue romans dial 118206
18K Submariner blue face in yellow gold 16618
18K/SS Submariner with slate serti dial 16613
18K/SS Daytona with black dial 16528
18K Daytona with meteorite dial in white gold 116509
Stainless steel Daytona white face 16520
Stainless steel Daytona black face 16520
Stainless steel Daytona white face 116520
Stainless steel Daytona black face 116520
Stainless steel anniversary submariner with green bezel and maxi dial 16610LV
Stainless steel submariner 16610
Stainless steel GMT II with red/black bezel 16710
Stainless steel datejust with rodium roman dial 116200

Panerai
PAM 172 Tantalum
PAM 183 Black Seal

Omega
Seamaster Professional Co-Axial 2220.80 stainless steel
Speedmaster Broad Arrow 3551.20 white face

Breitling
Chronomat (ca 2002) 18k/SS blue face
Navitimer Olympus stainless steel blue face
Navitimer 18K/SS black face
Navitimer stainless steel
B2 stainless steel

Like suits, buying more of them is a sickness.

Wow.
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