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post #31 of 40
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Originally Posted by Doug11 View Post

You can't get much for $40k nowadays. Any chance he could up his budget ?


Agreed.  Get a real man's watch:

 

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post #32 of 40
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Originally Posted by JHBU2011 View Post

I suggest spending 5k on a few replica watches. If he drives a lambo no one is going to say that his watch is fake lol.


This is a stunningly good point.
post #33 of 40
I might be the only one, but I'm a big fan of the Ulysse Nardin Sonata Cathedral.
post #34 of 40
replica watches are aweful.

What about a U-Boat?
post #35 of 40

replica watches are aweful.


What about a U-Boat?

 

 

 

you should venture over to RWI forum and see just how awful some of these replicas are.  At a certain price range it even comes with torubillon.   

 

Then again if its a psychological issue for this man, I would go with a real watch.  However, if ever held up at gunpoint I would rather dispense with a replica than a authentic :)

post #36 of 40
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Originally Posted by ijesse View Post

replica watches are aweful.

What about a U-Boat?

U-Boat is a joke!
post #37 of 40
if you are buying in China, you should also note the higher retail price. When I looked at an IWC Portuguese in Beijing, retail was roughly double 50% more than I would have spent stateside. I would recommend hopping over to Hong Kong or Macao to get more bang for your buck.
post #38 of 40
If he thinks your IWC Portuguese is a tad small, then I think buying a Patek will be a mistake. Which Portuguese do you have that he saw? The 7 day power reserve is a bit larger than the standard Portuguese chronograph. Something in the 42-47mm range is probably a good bet. That said, if I had $40k to spend, didn't want gold, and wanted to keep it fairly large, I'd look at:

IWC Big Pilot Perpetual in SS
IWC Portuguese Perpetual (the one with the double moon is 2mm larger than the standard perpetual I believe, but both are beefier than the Portuguese chrono)
AP Royal Oak Offshore Perpetual in SS (I'm not sure of the retail on this, or availability, but I've seen it pre-owned for well under $40k)
Some limited edition AP Offshore in SS.

The Patek Nautilus models I believe are in the 40mm range, and the Patek models that are larger than 42mm are few and far between, not to mention north of $40k.

If he likes his JLC Master Compressor, then another good alternative is a JLC Grand Reveil. It has some nice complications (perpetual plus alarm), is large, and comes in SS.
post #39 of 40
richard mille
post #40 of 40
this is china we're talking about, either you go the sublime alphamale image (for the mainlanders that is) and get a patek - maybe the aquanaut in stainless steel, or go the other route which I would then suggest you ask hermes man for help.
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