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post #16 of 128
The JLC gyrotourbillion would truly be a great choice if money is no limit: it's a beautiful watch (much more so in real life than that picture) and will increase in value beautifully. (I suspect it's out of your budget really, anyway.) But, if you don't like it, I think any of the JLC reversos that you mentioned would be a great choice. A. Lange & Söhne is also a great choice. The Omega DeVille collection is actually a lot better than their Rolex lookalikes. I also think Vacheron Constantins are a great choice.
post #17 of 128
Thread Starter 
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\tHow about a $3M Hublot?

I guess i have just found my watch...NOT

seriously, WHO in his right mind BUYS THAT??????
post #18 of 128
This is a difficult question, because many of the high-end watches are going to be on leather straps (think IWC, JLC, and Breguet) and will be too dressy for "all-around wear."

On the other hand, high-end steel bracelets, e.g. AP, has a VERY distinctive look and may not be to your liking, especially since you're not a "bling" guy.

I know you said, "no Rolexs, too common, and too old man." The problem is, Rolex does the "all-around" thing very well, and so does Omega.

If you want to do different but still purposeful, check out the new Explorer II...it's not out yet, but I love it (both white and black face):

http://www.rolex.com/en#/rolex-watch...ew-explorer-ii

GL, and congrats on graduation!
post #19 of 128
So, you are basically looking for something that is casual enough for a 20 something guy, but high grade?

I like your call on the Royal Oak, although I feel that the rubber strap ruins what was a watch designed to have an integrated bracelet. Get one in all steel and get the classic size. Eventually, walking around with a tuna can strapped to one's wrist will lose its appeal.

I would also recommend a Patek Aquanaut, a Vacheron Overseas or something in that vein if you are trying to stay sporty. IWC and JLC also make great everyday pieces in steel.

Mike
post #20 of 128
No limit? Make 'em say uggggghhhhh...
post #21 of 128
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Originally Posted by EricE. View Post
I guess i have just found my watch...NOT

seriously, WHO in his right mind BUYS THAT??????

People who know nothing about watches but have insane amounts of cash. Hubolt is not a respected brand. If you want to go ULTRA high-end, your own A Lange & Sohne is the way to go. They're expensive not because of bling (i.e., diamonds) but because of how they're hand crafted, the tradition, and the insane amount of complications.

http://www.alange-soehne.com/cms/en/index.html

Again, probably too dressy for you. These are usually worn by the CEOs of big-time German companies and some upper, upper crust folks in NYC etc.
post #22 of 128
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Originally Posted by theyare View Post
No limit?

Make 'em say uggggghhhhh...

ROFL, is it true yo daddy really bout it bout it?

Seriously tho, have a look thru the watch porn thread here or some watch sites like timezone and pick out ones you like. Feel free to report back with pics for further suggestions.
post #23 of 128
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Originally Posted by EricE. View Post
that was a good one

but btw, that is nothing i would wear...looks too old to me and would look weird in more casual settings imho (as mentioned before - allrounder watch)

OP

You mentioned you don't want a watch that looks to old, yet you don't mind the Royal Oak, or Reverso. Come on, be consistent.

If you want a nice looking watch that looks sporty and modern, I highly recommend the IWC Aquatimer Chronograph. Looks very nice in fact.
post #24 of 128
post #25 of 128
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Originally Posted by MBreinin View Post
So, you are basically looking for something that is casual enough for a 20 something guy, but high grade?

I like your call on the Royal Oak, although I feel that the rubber strap ruins what was a watch designed to have an integrated bracelet. Get one in all steel and get the classic size. Eventually, walking around with a tuna can strapped to one's wrist will lose its appeal.

I would also recommend a Patek Aquanaut, a Vacheron Overseas or something in that vein if you are trying to stay sporty. IWC and JLC also make great everyday pieces in steel.

Mike

+1

and Patek Nautilus Ref. 5712/1
post #26 of 128
Breitling Transocean - get the black face and leather band
Expensive without going into Patek territory. A sports watch that is not over sized.





post #27 of 128
Thread Starter 
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You mentioned you don't want a watch that looks to old, yet you don't mind the Royal Oak, or Reverso. Come on, be consistent.

It's not the watch that looks old, it is the image it has. I do know that all the three brands have been around for quite a while, and all of them are of high quality, but still the image of a rolex is a different than the image of a panerai or jlc (whereas i do have to admit that the jlc does have the vibe of an old man's watch but i start to really really like it - dunno why
post #28 of 128
Thread Starter 
BTW i really do like the breitling with the milanaise strap. wasnt this one featured in either the last mens ex or leon??
post #29 of 128
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Originally Posted by EricE. View Post
Which watch to get?
My graduation is coming and my dad said I can chose whichever watch I want as a gift. Give me some suggestions...it should be an alrounder watch, but no omega or rolex (because everybody seems to have them)
steel or leather, does not matter.

kind regards

post #30 of 128
An IWC portuguese - classic. But put it on a brown strap instead.
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