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post #46 of 85
Quote:
Originally Posted by acidicboy
yeah. the 42.2mm diameter model is huge. and there's even a 49.2mm face! the 39.2mm looks just right on me when i tried it on.

Apologies - I thought the pics you posted were of the "Big-Pilot-wannabe" 49mm version. I think either 39 or 42mm would look fine, depending on your wrist size
post #47 of 85
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Originally Posted by gdl203
Apologies - I thought the pics you posted were of the "Big-Pilot-wannabe" 49mm version. I think either 39 or 42mm would look fine, depending on your wrist size

no apologies necessary, gdl.
post #48 of 85
Thread Starter 
acidboy,
I like the look of that Omega. For some reason, I have a hard time getting excited about Omega watches. I have a strong dislike for the giant sized Railmaster and Constellation, though their sub-42mm models are usually quite tasteful.

Btw, did anyone make it to the Tourneau sale? If I had more energy and free time, I would have been there early Saturday morning, trying to pick up some accessories for cheap! They usually have a few really nice Orbita winders with a little wear for 50-70% off!

nct
post #49 of 85
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dmax
How about something like this:


This is quite unapologetic Breguet nock off. I would pass on copy-cat watches. Oris has it's own original look.


www.breguet.ch
post #50 of 85
Quote:
Originally Posted by acidicboy
yeah. the 42.2mm diameter model is huge. and there's even a 49.2mm face! the 39.2mm looks just right on me when i tried it on.

I would get a vintage (rose) gold OMEGA with black face from South America for around 600-700 US. Ebay.
post #51 of 85
Quote:
Originally Posted by dkzzzz
This is quite unapologetic Breguet nock off. I would pass on copy-cat watches. Oris has it's own original look.


www.breguet.ch


Why don't you produce a Breguet that looks just like it?
What is the Oris original look?

The only thing Breguet about that watch is the hour and the minute hands. Many watch manufactures have released models that use the "Breguet" hands. These type of hands has been around for about 200 years. Is any watch using the Turbillion escapement a copy cat of Breguet?

Limes is one the most honest watch manufacturer I know when it comes to letting you know exactly what you get for your money. If you look at their website they will tell you exactly which movement they use (ETA 2824-2 in the case of the watch above, also Glucydur balance, Nivarox 1 hairspring, Incabloc shock absorption). They make the watch case themselves. They have also have been making cases for other watch manufacturers for 60 years.

Oris is a fine watch and they tend to be honest about their movements and the price they charge. However, not everyone appreciates Oris' insistence on proudly stating the number of jewels on the face of most of their watches.
post #52 of 85
I went on a two year watch binge snagging up all my "must-haves". Then I just stopped for a long time and now getting back into it. I had 13 at one time, now around 10.
post #53 of 85
Quote:
Originally Posted by dkzzzz
I would get a vintage (rose) gold OMEGA with black face from South America for around 600-700 US. Ebay.

i have friends in the pre-owned market and from what i've learned from them, unless the person i am getting from is someone i completely trust, i don't think a vintage or pre-owned one is a good idea.
post #54 of 85
I think a very slim but long Gruen Curvex is nice:

post #55 of 85
Quote:
Originally Posted by LabelKing
I think a very slim but long Gruen Curvex is nice:

post #56 of 85
I saw a similar Gruen Curvex for sale at Barney's New York in Shinjuku, Tokyo yesterday. It was priced at over $1000 equivalent, which struck me as being a bit steep even if it were 14kt and thoroughly outrageous if it were gf.
post #57 of 85
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dmax
Why don't you produce a Breguet that looks just like it?
What is the Oris original look?

The only thing Breguet about that watch is the hour and the minute hands. Many watch manufactures have released models that use the "Breguet" hands. These type of hands has been around for about 200 years. Is any watch using the Turbillion escapement a copy cat of Breguet?

Limes is one the most honest watch manufacturer I know when it comes to letting you know exactly what you get for your money. If you look at their website they will tell you exactly which movement they use (ETA 2824-2 in the case of the watch above, also Glucydur balance, Nivarox 1 hairspring, Incabloc shock absorption). They make the watch case themselves. They have also have been making cases for other watch manufacturers for 60 years.

Oris is a fine watch and they tend to be honest about their movements and the price they charge. However, not everyone appreciates Oris' insistence on proudly stating the number of jewels on the face of most of their watches.

Just my opinion that is all my friend.
Breguet hands on a no-name watch look to me like Ferrari wheels on Ford.
post #58 of 85
How are Leroy watches?
post #59 of 85
OK, so I'm an amateur watch collector. Most of my pieces are hand-me-downs from my dad or gifts from relatives, loved ones. However, I have that appreciation for timepieces that suggests I may turn watch-collecting into a hobby given the opportunity and resources (recent college grad, etc.)

I wanted opinions on 2 pieces I was given as gifts recently:

1) Bernoulli Epoch in black/gold


http://bernoulliwatches.com/bernoulli/

I've done a not-so-through search trying to fetch whatever information I could about this maker but really wasn't able to come up with anything. If anyone here has any knowledge or would point me in the right direction, I'd much appreciate it.

2) Baume & Mercier Classima Executive 8687



Got this as a gift from my fiance's father. I love it and am extremely grateful to him for such a thoughtful present.

I would like some feedback on it, though. Perhaps not simply on this particular model but on Baumes in general.


Thanks, guys.
post #60 of 85
Thread Starter 
"Amateur Watch Collector," stop now before you have to take out a separate form in your insurance rider...

I have no familiarity with Bernoulli as a watch company.

Baume & Mercier is a middling company along the likes of Tag Heuer. Their most famous designs are the Hampton and Capeland models--a tank and sports watch respectively. B&M employs the ETA 2824 and 2892 extensively--both movements are workhorses of the entry and mid-range Swiss market. At full retail or even 20% off retail, Baume tends to depreciate. Quality is acceptable and perhaps a slightly better value than TAG. Given their association with the Richemont Group, servicing is probably pretty good.

P.S. I was originally interested in purchasing a Hampton tank. It took me until this year to finally buy a tank/tonneau model. Im still waiting for my new strap to arrive before I can wear it.
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