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IWC Portuguese Automatic

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
Can anyone suggest a watch with looks similar to this one at a lower price point (sub-$5,000)?
LL
post #2 of 21
Dornbluth and Sohn 99.2


Can be found for a little less than 5k used (see below):
http://forums.timezone.com/index.php...=1286133&rid=0

I believe they are a little under 8k NEW when they can be found.
You ask... and its pretty damn close. I actually like the Breguet hands a bit better, though the Pellaton on the IWC is much more desirable.
post #3 of 21
Oris XXL World Timer


post #4 of 21
Oris XXL World Timer:
Totally different complications and price ranges. The Oris can be found for under 2k is substantially less refined in worksmanship and finishing. It also features a second time zone while the other two watches include a sub-seconds and a reserve de marche. I personally find the GMT feature more useful, but again, its a pretty marked difference in design philosophy.
post #5 of 21
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Originally Posted by brass4321
Can anyone suggest a watch with looks similar to this one at a lower price point (sub-$5,000)?


I'm sorry, but I read brass4321's post as more to do with aesthetics than functionality.
post #6 of 21
Perhaps something like an Omega De Ville Co-Axial Power Reserve?

post #7 of 21
Longines Master Collection Reference L2.669.4.78.5

www.longines.ch
post #8 of 21
You are looking at a very refined watch, a quite unique timepiece. It incorporates a pocket watch movement. I don't think you can compare this watch with others.
I suggest to specify which functions and/or features are a "must" and where are you willing to compromise in order to lower the price. Then, you may get more practical suggestions.
post #9 of 21
That IWC is one beautiful watch, although I do prefer the 3714 :

http://www.prestigetime.com/item.php?item_id=2900
post #10 of 21
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the suggestions - I am actually considering this Bell & Ross Geneva 123 but I would like to get a brown crocodile band similar to that of the IWC - Bell & Ross has one but only with contrast stitching - any suggestions? Also, anyone use Zeetan at collectorstime.com?
LL
post #11 of 21
Thread Starter 
anyone?
post #12 of 21
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Originally Posted by brass4321
Also, anyone use Zeetan at collectorstime.com?
I bought a JLC from him about five years ago. No problems.
post #13 of 21
It's easy to get a high quality aftermarket watch strap, so I wouldn't let that play in the decision. If you like the watch, you can always find a strap that is more to your taste.
post #14 of 21
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Originally Posted by brass4321
Can anyone suggest a watch with looks similar to this one at a lower price point (sub-$5,000)?
What is it about this watch in particular that appeals to you? Is it the brand? The white gold? The ardoise dial? That may help with finding an alternative and a favorable price.

You can get this IWC chronograph which is similar to that port (same line of watch) for less than $5K. This is an aweseome watch, although the dial is not ardoise, it is a flat black and it is stainless steel. Ardoise are only used on the white gold versions.

post #15 of 21
Thread Starter 
Right now, I am just looking for a good quality watch with a certain style (black face, about 38mm diameter for my small wrists, brown leather/croc band, a mid- to high-end brand I won't see on every other person, appropriate for both casual and business dress). I only have one other watch, a stainless steel Sinn Frankfurt Finance Watch (Sinn Frankfurt 6060 World Time) with a stainless steel band - I love the watch and wear it all the time, for any occasion or for none at all - I just want something nice to alternate with it.

Any particular resources I should check out for a nice dark brown croc band, without contrast stitching?
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