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post #21451 of 48312

Wow you guys go with crazy stuff really...

 

I'll post my daily one, even though it's never somewhere near any of those you guys show off!

 

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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

 I really like Kai's choice of RGM 

 

If one is going to outgrow Patek and Lange, perhaps it is for a one of one bespoke watch.  VC offers everything from simply working with you to make a customized version of a current production model to something that starts from scratch, with your limits being merely your bank account. 

 

Yes exactly.  And I love what RGM is doing too.  I think if one were "going bespoke" in watches, RGM might be a great place to start - especially if you're East Coast American.  A great chance to be involved in the process.

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Originally Posted by nocommando View Post

Wow you guys go with crazy stuff really...

 

I'll post my daily one, even though it's never somewhere near any of those you guys show off!

 

 

 

That's cool.  And not everyone around here is a high-roller; me I'm just a bum.  My "collection" is one scruffy vintage Omega, a Saddam Hussein-themed curiosity and a couple of quartz beaters.  So you're definitely one level up!  This is the thread where it's all above the desire for beauty, whether you're getting laid or not, so to speak...

post #21454 of 48312

Nice Seiko noco - I do hope you will feel free to post going forward - all are welcome.

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Cool fact: Despite reading this thread for a while, there are still only two watches that I really want, and they are the same ones I have wanted for a while --
1: A 36mm Rolex Explorer I
2: A VC dress watch in white gold (the Patrimony Extra-plate).

After that, I think I could like the AP Royal Oak re-issue or a basic Nautilus, but neither of those watches really eat away at my resistance. In the meantime, I continue to wear a 1953 Omega Constellation bumper wind every day and occasionally slip on a red gold Minerva Cal 49, 2000 SE. I think I will get one of my old cal. 321 Speedys refurbished and brought up to daily use reliability.
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So what if my bank account already precludes me from 90% of the VC production catalog? Do they answer the phone?

The switchboard operator connects you to a small facility in China where you can get a customized Valchereen Codstandeen.  It has decorative chronograph pushers that do not work, but it will fool a few folks on 42 Street.  Valchereen usually has an AD selling watches from his trench coat in your nearest subway station. 

post #21457 of 48312

The thread should be renamed something like Watch P0rn, 'cause that's really what it is! 

 

Here's one to my personal taste, Baume & Mercier Capeland in Red Gold smile.gif

 

 

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Okay! I started to look at thread and I was like.. wow those guys go with the big guns, what am I doing here! I'm glad to know I won't be the only one thinking that!

There's a poor mans watch thread in sw&d
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all are welcome.

 

nod[1].gif  Also, Roger is a nice man.

 

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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

Cool fact: Despite reading this thread for a while, there are still only two watches that I really want, and they are the same ones I have wanted for a while --
1: A 36mm Rolex Explorer I
2: A VC dress watch in white gold (the Patrimony Extra-plate).

After that, I think I could like the AP Royal Oak re-issue or a basic Nautilus, but neither of those watches really eat away at my resistance. In the meantime, I continue to wear a 1953 Omega Constellation bumper wind every day and occasionally slip on a red gold Minerva Cal 49, 2000 SE. I think I will get one of my old cal. 321 Speedys refurbished and brought up to daily use reliability.

 

For all the wonders in this thread (and in dreamland, Lange is the maker that I get, well, "Frilly" about), I certainly get your taste.  A simple black Sub is probably top of my list (GMT or Explorer possible alternatives), and some kind of alternative dress watch with small seconds - of which the Patrimony is a lovely example.  The RO or even a Nauti are definitely appealing, but each a step up in turn so probably for the more distant future/titillation only.

 

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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

The switchboard operator connects you to a small facility in China where you can get a customized Valchereen Codstandeen.  It has decorative chronograph pushers that do not work, but it will fool a few folks on 42 Street.  Valchereen usually has an AD selling watches from his trench coat in your nearest subway station. 

 

I could introduce you to my surprisingly wealthy Nigerian cousin who has a great business proposal for a man of your standing....

 

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Originally Posted by nocommando View Post

The thread should be renamed something like Watch P0rn, 'cause that's really what it is! 

 

Here's one to my personal taste, Baume & Mercier Capeland in Red Gold smile.gif

 

 

 

I think that's what it was called originally..now it bears the delightful acronym "TWAT".  I think the Capeland is pretty too, and especially in rose gold.  But one problem with hanging around here is that your tastes will get more expensive by the week!

 

 

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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post


There's a poor mans watch thread in sw&d

Elitist !  Don't be sending people over to SWD.  It's a thoroughly inferior place.  Classic is for gentlemen. fistbump.gif

post #21460 of 48312
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

I could introduce you to my surprisingly wealthy Nigerian cousin who has a great business proposal for a man of your standing....

 

lol8[1].gif  I am really excited about his business proposal.  I'm sure ChicagoRon will want to get in on this deal so he can finance his bespoke VC....what were the details again...if we each give him $150,000 in cash just to cover some taxes and fees, he will pay each of us $1.5 Million when his own funds clear?  I can hardly wait to get started.  I am hoping this deal will pay off my debt for that bridge I bought a few years ago.  

post #21461 of 48312
were we talking about panerai before?

post #21462 of 48312
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post


Elitist !  Don't be sending people over to SWD.  It's a thoroughly inferior place.  Classic is for gentlemen. fistbump.gif

Hey now and it's the thread name. wink.gif

http://www.styleforum.net/t/223261/poor-mans-watch-thread
post #21463 of 48312

No Stitch, I don't think that's been mentioned for quite a while.  Not much call for it around here...

 

 

(Forgive my ignorance, is that the 356? And is it for sale?  With or without the shoes this time?)

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I don't like that other thread.  Seems like it would elicit a ton of questions regarding which <$200 watch is "best".  Just get what you think looks good on your wrist at that price point.  Here there is at least talk of better watches even if only a select few of us can afford them.

 

I will comment on PAM though.  I like the style of the watches, size, and most dials.  My only issue is the large number of pieces with seemingly small variations that get different model numbers.  I can't keep up which would make finding the one I like tough.  Though I did look at the 8-day mentioned previously and I do like that.  Something about have a reserve gauge on the face that I like but I know not everyone does.

post #21465 of 48312

^^ Agree with all of the above.  And everyone's definition of "poor man" is different.  There are plenty of obscure vintage pieces or less celebrated makers popping up on this thread.  Anyway, whether it's a $250k Breguet minute repeater or a sub $1k Stowa, it's nice to dream isn't it?

 

There is only one TWAT.  Stay on the CM side where it's nice.

 

(And I also like those linear power reserve indicators on the face, although the ones on the back of the movement strike me as a bit impractical, if a charming oddity). 

 

 

Exhibit A: Rich Man

 

Exhibit B: Not-Rich-Man

 

Verdict: both TWAT-friendly

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