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$9-$10K for a RL timepiece sounds insane, but this is just beautfiul -

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I think Ralph Lauren has pretty much nailed the aesthetics of their watches. But the prices are just painful for a non-established, non-historic brand. At least the movements are well done, and if you think of it as a JLC chrono in a RL shell, then it is a deal.
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I think I am hitting watch paralysis on buying a dress watch.
At first, I was definitely going to do the Lange 1...
Then I thought, well, maybe I should just get a minimalist three hand, like a Patek 5296.
But I do like the angled markers of the JLC, and that chrono that was posted earlier looks pretty hot as well.
And then there is the Glasshutte Senator Meissen with its very lovely porcelain dial...

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Originally Posted by Eustace Tilley View Post

$9-$10K for a RL timepiece sounds insane, but this is just beautfiul -

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im still on the fence about the RL line. a fashion brand watch at that price point i have a hard time believing in, but on the other hand from what ive read and the pictures ive seen, they do seem to be quite nice. im left unsure.
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get all 4 teacha.gif.

Heh, then I might as well get a Dufour Simplicity or Voutilainen observatoire. Or a JLC Master Tourbillon. So it doesn't solve the problem...
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Heh, then I might as well get a Dufour Simplicity or Voutilainen observatoire. Or a JLC Master Tourbillon. So it doesn't solve the problem...

this is not a problem that can be solved my friend. smile.gif
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I think Ralph Lauren has pretty much nailed the aesthetics of their watches. But the prices are just painful for a non-established, non-historic brand. At least the movements are well done, and if you think of it as a JLC chrono in a RL shell, then it is a deal.



Agree with everything. If that was branded JLC or Glashutte or IWC, I would buy it asap. Shallow, I know.

 

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hayzum - you have a very nice collection. They are all lovely pieces, but I was especially caught by three in particular.
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I'd like to know more about the history of this piece. Presumably it was made for the Arab/Ottoman market?
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Late C19th Waltham? Lovely hunting case. Sterling silver I'm guessing.
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Nice regulateur. Details if you have them!
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Today's watch:

 

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Today's watch:

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noice!
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this is not a problem that can be solved my friend. smile.gif

well not on a budget at least! happy.gif
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^^ Personally I prefer the simplicity of the 3227, but that is still way nicer than anything in their current inge line-up.
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I'd like to know more about the history of this piece. Presumably it was made for the Arab/Ottoman market?


 

Me too.! I have been trying to decipher the dial all day! Unfortunately its a small picture, and zooming in makes it illegible. As a non-native student of Arabic, calligraphy is challenging but the bismillah is clear between the 2 and the 10 and thats about all I can make out. I suspect the other things in the middle are a prayer, but I would like a clearer shot of the outer ring (99 names maybe?), and the symbol at the 12 o clock position.

 

hayzum you are killing me! smile.gif

 

Oh and the fact that we use "arabic numerals" in English to refer to western arabic numerals makes googling stuff like this very difficult!!!censored.gif


Edited by Cylon - 2/15/12 at 12:48am
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Originally Posted by Warren G. View Post

Rolex movement for the most part is really easy to service. Like Dino has already mention, you don't have to worry about replacing the entire movement any time soon. The 16800, I'm assuming you are looking at the Matte dial right? They are pretty undervalue right now. I really like it, you can get that vintage look with the Matte Dial, and along with the sapphire crystal, quick set date, and hi-beat movement. Just remember, the 16800 isn't going have the lume anymore.

The seller has indicated that it is the original black matte dial with old-style hour markers, but the lume is something I'm definitely considering. I wonder how much I'll miss it as my every day watch. I currently have a Date that doesn't have much lume, so maybe it will be fine... Aesthetically, the 16800 face looks a bit more crowded to me than the 16610. How do you feel about the looks of each respective watch? Also, what's the lifetime on the 16610 lume? 15 years?
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Today's watch:

 

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I just love this watch. I always have. You can really tell just by looking at it that its a Gerald Genta design. Between this, the AP Royal Oak, and the Patek Philippe Nautilus he really did design the most iconic / beautiful luxury sport watches.  
 

 

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^^ Personally I prefer the simplicity of the 3227, but that is still way nicer than anything in their current inge line-up.


I debated between the two, but got a great deal on this one which helped me make up my mind.

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That makes sense. Shame that these only got a short run (2005 - 2009?) as they're much classier than anything that came after, IMO.
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