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^ wow! nice... drool.gif
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Some nice stuff in this thread. I need to do a collection shot
 

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I really never liked those watches, same for hublot and all other big watches in same style.


The AP is 39mm and the Pateks are 40-40,8mm, so they are actually small by modern standards, Hublot are 45mm and up, from what I remember.

The Patek designs are really a like it or not kind of thing, you have to like square watches, to like them, personally I love them.

I have never been a fan of AP's, I would rather have a Vacheron Constantin Overseas instead. It has the same movement and is better look, but for some reason I like the black AP.
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This guy on ThePurists clearly was a much better person than me in his former life. The epitome of watch pr0n, as far as I am concerned.
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More pictures:
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So, if you had to pick... KV for me!

This is really nice man!

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partagas- it's a great watch and you see very few of them around.
btw those bamfords are horrible, the whole store is horrible, just tacky playthings for bored hedge fund managers.

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I prefer the polaris to the deep sea

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re: our discussion on baume mercier & other chronographs yesterday, this new Watch Snob article is both timely and relevant.

 

He reaches the same conclusion as we did, though surprisingly didn't mention Longines (which I think is a great value)

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re: our discussion on baume mercier & other chronographs yesterday, this new Watch Snob article is both timely and relevant.

He reaches the same conclusion as we did, though surprisingly didn't mention Longines (which I think is a great value)

Ha, yeah, I saw that article yesterday and chuckled about how his decision essentially mirrored what we came up with. I wish that the Watch Snob was a little "kinder" on brands other than PP, AP, ALS, VC, etc. I feel like most people slightly interested in watches get their information from sites like AskMen, and they are really doing a disservice to many readers by being so tongue in cheek.

For example, I wish that he would mention something like a Longines. At least Zenith got the nod. I also wish he would stop bringing up my JLC Master Control as a great watch for people entering the realm of higher-end watches. I would like for my watch to remain hidden from the masses.

With that said, I do enjoy reading the Snob on occasion. If only for the contradictions and lulz.
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I wouldn't worry too much about that. He IS speaking the truth regarding your JLC MC, but inevitably your average reader is going to settle on mainstream luxury brands (rolex, omega, cartier, breitling) regardless of what anyone says.

 

And remember he has to live up to the name "snob" re: AP PP ALS etc

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Sure, brown is more nice for summer smile.gif You can change it from time to time depends on what you are wearing I think

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It's certainly a beautiful watch but the price is a little steep at 5k. There is a lot of competition at that price point and I'm not sure if Baume Mercier is boxing outside of its weight class there.

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The MOA10005 is a slightly different watch:

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The previously posted watch is the MOA10006, and can be had for around ~5k new.

If youre looking to spend 5k or under I would first take a look at Longines (Heritage, and the new Heritage 1942 are excellent values), then the Omega Speedmaster Profesional, and the new Zenith El Primero chronographs before making a decision.

EDIT: I confined my response to chronos because it seems you are most interested in that. if there are other types then let us know!

Newcomer: fistbump.gif on the Longines

Yeah around 5K is what I am trying to stay with, but I would not mind spending less! I know nothing about watches, my interest in the watch was primarily motivated by the look (I know this may seem dumb). I considered the Rolex Submariner but I do not want the attention the name brand gets.

I am honestly open to suggestions. I like the face of the watch and the only time I use the chronograph is when I am timing how long I have been doing something, what do you guys use the function for? As I said I like the face of the watch but would not mind finding one that does not have so much going on. I like how slim the numbers are, the blue hands, placement of the chronograph and the tachometer markings.

I would like something that looks nice but I do not want to pay for it if the mechanics are suboptimal.
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Zenith El Primero Chronos would be substantially more though, eh? I kind of assumed that CalTex was asking for suggestions about a watch that could be dressed-up or dressed-down, but was a Chrono. Also, I would like to warn you, Chronos at that price range (other than the ones mentioned by Cyclon), really aren't going to give you the most bang for your buck. Most chronos are either based off the inexpensive Valjoux movement, or are very expensive column wheel chronos. The chronograph is expensive to make in-house. In the 5k range, a three hander is really the best way to go, or a three hander with a GMT function.
Also, if you are willing to wait, the Zenith Espada may be worth looking into.

Yes pretty much, I wear a watch daily. I am currently wearing a very inexpensive watch that I bought when I graduated highschool. I would like to have an "outdoor" watch, considered the rolex submariner for this, but that watch will come after this one.

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Ha, yeah, I saw that article yesterday and chuckled about how his decision essentially mirrored what we came up with. I wish that the Watch Snob was a little "kinder" on brands other than PP, AP, ALS, VC, etc. I feel like most people slightly interested in watches get their information from sites like AskMen, and they are really doing a disservice to many readers by being so tongue in cheek.
For example, I wish that he would mention something like a Longines. At least Zenith got the nod. I also wish he would stop bringing up my JLC Master Control as a great watch for people entering the realm of higher-end watches. I would like for my watch to remain hidden from the masses.
With that said, I do enjoy reading the Snob on occasion. If only for the contradictions and lulz.

Thank you so much for all the suggestions and advice guys, I am really reconsidering the Baume et Mercier now. frown.gif

well the search continues, I like the longines but I wish it had a little more character (in my opinion at least).

Again I know nothing about watches and I do not play on learning much about them at the moment, there are a few other things that take presedence. So any help that I get from you guys is greatly appreciated! biggrin.gif

Do some people really like having the moon and sun displayed on their watches? I remember seeing watches like this when I was younger and I never liked it, it made the watch look like a toy in my opinion.
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I've seen the Capeland FB in person and it was very pretty but the whole thing seemed contrived to me. The dial is trying way too hard to look like some old school inventor's sketch and that takes away from how wonderful the movement is. That's just my take on it, somewhat of an insincere timepiece.

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each to their own man- the moonphase is quite a fascinating little complication when you study it. never thought i would like it until i got one..

seriously, for 5k i would go for speedmaster professional, no question.
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Yeah around 5K is what I am trying to stay with, but I would not mind spending less! I know nothing about watches, my interest in the watch was primarily motivated by the look (I know this may seem dumb). I considered the Rolex Submariner but I do not want the attention the name brand gets.
I am honestly open to suggestions. I like the face of the watch and the only time I use the chronograph is when I am timing how long I have been doing something, what do you guys use the function for? As I said I like the face of the watch but would not mind finding one that does not have so much going on. I like how slim the numbers are, the blue hands, placement of the chronograph and the tachometer markings.

I have never used the chrono function on mine.

How about a used Rolex Explorer 1
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Doesn't that Longines that gdl posted run closer to $4k?
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