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post #13426 of 48312
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Originally Posted by CalTex View Post

Do you guys buy previously owned watches or is buying new very important?

i almost exclusively buy used. im a cheap bastard and love the savings.
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Originally Posted by CalTex View Post

I like the IWC XV, Rolex Sea Dweller, Omega Speedmaster
Thoughts?

all of these are VERY different and will wear very different. ya really need to try them all on and get whats most comfortable. or as the old saying goes...buy all 4. wink.gif

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Originally Posted by NonServiam View Post

Certainly, with great joy! Sometimes because the watch is vintage or discontinued. But I also like to have someone else take the initital hit when it comes to brands that do not keep their value as well as, say, Rolex.
Who would know or notice unless you tell them? Your financial perspective is probably correct though smile.gif
All excellent choices! I wear my Rolex Sub more than any watch, and I own quite a few. The perfect everyday watch. The SD just the same, only I like a cyclops on my Rolex shog[1].gif
Do anyone notice watches outside of watch geek / menswear circle jerks? smile.gif I have yet to have anyone in the real world comment on my watch, whether I´m wearing a Rolex, IWC or Patek. I also never think twice about wearing a nice watch to work, something I sometimes read about here. So, my boss wears a Seiko and I might wear my Patek icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif At work, our focus is on what we are trying to accomplish, not our f-ing jewellery. I work as a software developer though, and if I choose to wear shorts, t-shirt and Patek to work, noone will bat an eyelid.
not sure if srs. rolex holds value better than almost any watch ive owned.

actually, i get a ton of comments on my watches. my panerai 232 almost always got a comment every time i wore it. however, i almost never get a comment on any of the rolexes ive owned.
post #13427 of 48312
Thanks for replying guys!

I was nervous about posting my question because I was expecting to be ignored for considering the rolex as my first watch. (primarily because of my age)

I do not see anything wrong with the Omega Speedmaster's Tachymetre, but I am currently wearing a Guess WaterPro that has a Tachymetre. Plebeian, I know but I purchased it my first year of university and I was not going to waste my mother's money on the submariner I was drooling over. I am not stating that the Omega Speedmaster is comparable in quality to a Guess watch, but the similarity between the bezels will bother me. frown.gif (this may seem stupid, but I am being honest)
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Originally Posted by Kappelan View Post

Would be better to try all of them which one fit best for your wrist.

I would like to but I feel weird walking into a watch store and not buying anything. This may have something to do with my last experience at a watch store; I went to try on the IWC 7 day and the rep was not helpful and was being a dick.
post #13428 of 48312
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Originally Posted by sdolina View Post

Great Reverso tchoy, I definetely luv it!  Still on a fence to buy, too dressy. 8 days PR as I remeber?

Thanks! It's a happy medium for me something between sporty and dressy. You are correct it's 8 days power reserve.
post #13429 of 48312
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Originally Posted by rach2jlc View Post

Agreed. After almost a decade here, I wish I had a nickel for the number of regrettable purchases members no doubt make because of our recommendations. This place is an excellent source of knowledge and insight, but any final decisions about a potential purchase should be made selfishly... make it with only your own needs/wants in mind.
This is one reason why I miss member SoCal2NYC; he was quite controversial, but I enjoyed how he always bought whatever he wanted regardless of whether it was a "good value" or not. He got it because he liked it. Obviously, this wouldn't work for everybody, but it was a refreshing alternative to the bargain basement discount bang-for-buck who cares if you like it, it's a good deal mentality often espoused.
SoCal... you're missed. wink.gif

SF is what is, a place to seek opinions. Once you have certain opinions you can make your own decision, a lot probably already know what they like the most but seek point of views that might prevent one from making a costly mistake. Of course sometimes you get caught up in SF and think that you need something that you have absolutely no use for at all smile.gif

Well remember, from what i understand SoCal2NYC is quite wealthy, once you have the wealth it is easier to stop caring what other people think since you are financially secure. And of course, with lots of money you do not have to worry about a budget and to bargain to get the most bang for your buck.
post #13430 of 48312
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Originally Posted by CalTex View Post

This may have something to do with my last experience at a watch store; I went to try on the IWC 7 day and the rep was not helpful and was being a dick.

Dont worry about it. Just choose another store. After all this is quite expensive purchase it is not a tie. When you go for a new car you definitely test drive it first nod[1].gif
post #13431 of 48312
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Originally Posted by CalTex View Post

I like the IWC XV, Rolex Sea Dweller, Omega Speedmaster
Thoughts?

i like hem in the order you listed them.

who cares the retail on your watch v your age. makes no difference as long as you are not screwing yourself financially.

a rolex looks good on a baby, do not to be 40+. classic simple design, not too large, works for anyone. and as a person who works in jewelry resale, and at one time a pawn shop, outside of very high end collectors pieces, NOTHING is as liquid, or holds it value like a rolex.
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Classique



Cheaper by the Dozen :P

post #13433 of 48312
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

NOTHING is as liquid, or holds it value like a rolex.

bam. spot on. I remember years ago i was looking into my first rolex...i was 17. A guy I ran into had an old 18K presidential. We shot the shit for a moment and he said the reason he got his was because "I could be anywhere in the world, and if i needed money to get home, i could sell this and get home in any country at any time"
post #13434 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Kappelan View Post

Classique

looksgreat!!! Dual time zones!! haha
post #13435 of 48312
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Originally Posted by CalTex View Post

Thanks for replying guys!
I was nervous about posting my question because I was expecting to be ignored for considering the rolex as my first watch. (primarily because of my age)
I do not see anything wrong with the Omega Speedmaster's Tachymetre, but I am currently wearing a Guess WaterPro that has a Tachymetre. Plebeian, I know but I purchased it my first year of university and I was not going to waste my mother's money on the submariner I was drooling over. I am not stating that the Omega Speedmaster is comparable in quality to a Guess watch, but the similarity between the bezels will bother me. frown.gif (this may seem stupid, but I am being honest)
I would like to but I feel weird walking into a watch store and not buying anything. This may have something to do with my last experience at a watch store; I went to try on the IWC 7 day and the rep was not helpful and was being a dick.

Most people go into these stores don't end up buying right away. I try on a watch several times before making a purchase. If you are looking at larger rolex, might I suggest you try on the new Rolex Explorer 2 rather than the seadweller. The DSSD is not fit for work and looks gigantic on most wrists. Love the new 42mm size and orange accents.
post #13436 of 48312
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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post

bam. spot on. I remember years ago i was looking into my first rolex...i was 17. A guy I ran into had an old 18K presidential. We shot the shit for a moment and he said the reason he got his was because "I could be anywhere in the world, and if i needed money to get home, i could sell this and get home in any country at any time"

Just shows that poor taste is universal.
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Originally Posted by Fang66 View Post

Just shows that poor taste is universal.

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Wearing a speedy this lovely, rainy day:

 

post #13439 of 48312
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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post

he said the reason he got his was because "I could be anywhere in the world, and if i needed money to get home, i could sell this and get home in any country at any time"

I do not share this way of thinking to buy this beauty.

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Wearing a speedy this lovely, rainy day:

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when do you wear the green FM?
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