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post #76 of 163
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Originally Posted by TimelesStyle View Post


Around 04/05 a Seamaster automatic was $1,750. Omega has also upgraded all of the movements to coaxials in the past few years and Rolex has probably spent a good deal on R&D developing new design updates (virtually all have updated cases/bracelets/bezels in the last 5-8 years).

I knew I was close, I bought both,but do'nt ask where they are now! Maybe one of you blokes are enjoying it nowbiggrin.gif

post #77 of 163
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I knew I was close, I bought both,but do'nt ask where they are now! Maybe one of you blokes are enjoying it now:D

Sorry, typo on my part; meant 01/02. 04/05 was when Rolex began updating all of the cases/bracelets.
post #78 of 163
5k is a tricky threshold for watches - on one hand you will find it difficult to find manufacture movements of any quality; on the other you would be vastly overpaying for ebauche watches.

Value for money has never been the strong suit of the Swiss; rather, myth creation is.
post #79 of 163
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5k is a tricky threshold for watches - on one hand you will find it difficult to find manufacture movements of any quality; on the other you would be vastly overpaying for ebauche watches.
Value for money has never been the strong suit of the Swiss; rather, myth creation is.

A few notable exceptions (to the $5k manufacture observation, not the value observation), in my opinion, are the most basic Rolexes, some uncomplicated Zeniths (the Captain on leather retails for $5k exactly) and the more basic Co-axial Omegas (if you call them true manufacture movements).
post #80 of 163

I like the IWC Portofino line and the Zenith El Primero line at this price point.  You might be able to swing for a base model Jaeger LeCoultre at $5k, but I think my first 2 suggestions are better for the money.  I really like chronographs, so the watch I have my eyes on right now is the Longines Column Wheel Chronograph.  It's below $5k, but it looks like a watch that costs more than it actually does.  Plus, the column wheel movement is a real beauty.  Can't wait til I save up enough for that baby...

post #81 of 163
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 It's below $5k, but it looks like a watch that costs more than it actually does.  

Perhaps one of the worst reasons to buy a watch...

Nothing against that particular piece, and you should buy it if you like it, but not for the above reason.
post #82 of 163
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Originally Posted by TimelesStyle View Post


A few notable exceptions (to the $5k manufacture observation, not the value observation), in my opinion, are the most basic Rolexes, some uncomplicated Zeniths (the Captain on leather retails for $5k exactly) and the more basic Co-axial Omegas (if you call them true manufacture movements).

I dont subsrcibe to the so called "MANUFACTURE THEME," Even Rolex uses ETA for Tudor! That's a inside joke being played, for your VANITY! I agree 101% with ~b~ icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gifI know I'm new here, but has anyone ever talked about the cost of owner- ship of this stuff? If your rich, then it does not apply, obviously! You gotta get'em serviced sometime, and when you do, trust me you will not like the prices! And of course you can reject the service, but still be on the hook for charges! 

post #83 of 163
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I dont subsrcibe to the so called "MANUFACTURE THEME," Even Rolex uses ETA for Tudor! That's a inside joke being played, for your VANITY! I agree 101% with ~b~ icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gifI know I'm new here, but has anyone ever talked about the cost of owner- ship of this stuff? If your rich, then it does not apply, obviously! You gotta get'em serviced sometime, and when you do, trust me you will not like the prices! And of course you can reject the service, but still be on the hook for charges! 


I have no idea what this means.
post #84 of 163
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Originally Posted by doughboysc View Post

Try brands like Rolex for example. Famous high end watch brand you dig!

Very true! Buuut, most knocked-off brand! get a fake, save some money! Mine was real, but everone thought it was fake! Glad I get rid of it! No pun intended!

post #85 of 163
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I have no idea what this means.

What? You never sent any of your watches in for service? You never heard of Tudor? 

post #86 of 163
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What? You never sent any of your watches in for service? You never heard of Tudor? 

I service my mechanicals as needed and I've certainly heard of Tudor. However the overall point of your post was lost in its incoherent nature.
post #87 of 163
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Very true! Buuut, most knocked-off brand! get a fake, save some money! Mine was real, but everone thought it was fake! Glad I get rid of it! No pun intended!

This may be the worst advice regarding watches I've ever seen anywhere. You clearly know nothing of, nor appreciate high-end timepieces if you're advocating buying a fake of anything. Don't like Rolex? Fine, I can respect that. But the solution to overpaying for a real Rolex shouldn't be to purchase a fake one.
post #88 of 163
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I service my mechanicals as needed and I've certainly heard of Tudor. However the overall point of your post was lost in its incoherent nature.

Gotcha, my fault, couldnt help myself! I got way 2many issues with luxury watches! Had 17, got 1 now! Starting over, but trying to be a alittle smarter in my puchases! 

post #89 of 163
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Originally Posted by TimelesStyle View Post


This may be the worst advice regarding watches I've ever seen anywhere. You clearly know nothing of, nor appreciate high-end timepieces if you're advocating buying a fake of anything. Don't like Rolex? Fine, I can respect that. But the solution to overpaying for a real Rolex shouldn't be to purchase a fake one.

Your right, please dont take offense, just 1mans opinion to another! I dont dislike Rolex, I just feel ist's an overrated brand, thats all! 

post #90 of 163
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Originally Posted by ~ B ~ View Post

5k is a tricky threshold for watches - on one hand you will find it difficult to find manufacture movements of any quality; on the other you would be vastly overpaying for ebauche watches.
Value for money has never been the strong suit of the Swiss; rather, myth creation is.

You will find a lot of people disagree with this notion. Don't let it discourage you from buying a watch under 5k. Blanket statements like this are misleading.

Perhaps you meant to apply this to the new manufacturer's price. In that case I would mostly agree with you but even then, not in all cases.
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