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So Keith T and I met up, and did some serious tyre kicking. Tried on some great watches, to say the least. More to come later. I think I found my next watch though.
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WAT DID YOU FIND???

really cool that you two got together. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Outstanding piece. This is actually the first Royal Oak I ever tried on.

Thanks!
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I like the VC Traditionelle just fine, but I have to agree with Dino that the Lange is just a bit...more.  Also, there is another Lange that lives in a similar price bracket and style, that I would compare to this more readily: the Richard Lange.  Again, the platinum is very expensive, but as I've waffled on before, it's just such a perfect example of understated design.  I like it very much:




Sure, it's a $40k three hand no-date simple thing.  But I just love how it hangs together.  And that the second hand is blued.  And that the minute numbers at 15,30,45 and 60 are red.  Not so you'd notice unless you really look, but just an almost invisible bit of colour to stop the dial looking flat.  I just love how uptight Lange are about details.  Lange would make a terrible wife, and a worse mistress, but the best secretary ever.

The VC's still cheaper for the gold version, and definitely has some used bargains around.  But for a new, platinum simple dress watch that nobody would notice unless they knew, I think it would have to be this.  You know, once I graduate past the Sekonda...

Beautiful! Though I think the Saxonia and 1815 three-hand watches are about half the price of the Richard Lange!

Since I'm on an AL&S roll, here's the thinnest AL&S - the Saxonia Thin:





Nice review of it here:

http://monochrome-watches.com/lange-und-sohne-saxonia-thin-a-future-classic/

And also here:

http://forums.watchuseek.com/f500/classic-saxonia-thin-835958.html
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I guess Friday seems to be Royal Oak Day around here, so here is my contribution.



Love the blue dial on that Jumbo!
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So Keith T and I met up, and did some serious tyre kicking. Tried on some great watches, to say the least. More to come later. I think I found my next watch though.

Sorry I missed you guys. Definitely hit me up next time you are in town. Your meeting place is a stone's throw from my house.
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Evening all

 

As a young man interested in making my first purchase I've had my eye on the watch below and would appreciate any feedback/advice.

 

 

Quoted price on Ferragamo's website is £1,380.00. Would this seem reasonable or overpriced? As a new graduate 6 months into my first job, that's sort of the price range I'm currently looking at so unfortunately many of the gorgeous timepieces posted on this thread are out of my reach!

 

Again, any feedback is much appreciated.

 

 

Salvatore Ferragamo - Lungarno Christmas Edition

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So Keith T and I met up, and did some serious tyre kicking. Tried on some great watches, to say the least. More to come later. I think I found my next watch though.

 

That's quite an elegant moon phase. I love the date hand integrated in the moon phase complication.

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Evening all

As a young man interested in making my first purchase I've had my eye on the watch below and would appreciate any feedback/advice. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Quoted price on Ferragamo's website is £1,380.00. Would this seem reasonable or overpriced? As a new graduate 6 months into my first job, that's sort of the price range I'm currently looking at so unfortunately many of the gorgeous timepieces posted on this thread are out of my reach!

Again, any feedback is much appreciated.


Salvatore Ferragamo - Lungarno Christmas Edition


horribly overpriced. stay far away.

at that price have a look at longines or baume and mercier. or even a TAG. anything but that really.
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@Corneliani, you can do far better for the price especially if you're interested in pre-owned watches.

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Evening all

As a young man interested in making my first purchase I've had my eye on the watch below and would appreciate any feedback/advice.
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Coreliani.. if you've really been reading this thread, you'll know already that no one will give that watch positive feedback. When I say Ferragamo what's the first thing that comes to mind? It should be… shoes. The price you listed is over $2,300 USD.. you can find plenty of and much nicer watches than that with your budget.
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So Keith T and I met up, and did some serious tyre kicking. Tried on some great watches, to say the least. More to come later. I think I found my next watch though.

Deets gentlemen deets!!!!  

 

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Love the blue dial on that Jumbo!

Thanks.  It was a strong selling point, in addition to the movement and it being the iconic Jumbo.  Until the 2012 revised model was released the Dual Time was a strong contender.  I think if I got another RO at some point, it would be a tough choice between a RO Dual Time, a RO Day-Date, and a ROC.

 

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Evening all

 

As a young man interested in making my first purchase I've had my eye on the watch below and would appreciate any feedback/advice.

 

Quoted price on Ferragamo's website is £1,380.00. Would this seem reasonable or overpriced? As a new graduate 6 months into my first job, that's sort of the price range I'm currently looking at so unfortunately many of the gorgeous timepieces posted on this thread are out of my reach!

 

Again, any feedback is much appreciated.

Just my 2 cents, but most "Designer clothing brand" watches are just fashion watches, and nothing of substance.  You can still get a good watch for the amount of money you are spending.  I think in your range, I would look closely at some pieces from Oris.  Or maybe if it does not have to be new, consider looking at some pre-owned Omegas and other brands.  I think you should do some more research. Wishing you luck with your search for good watch.  

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For only a bit more, I would suggest something by NOMOS Glashutte. True manufacture, chic Bauhaus designs, reasonable prices - what's not to like? They even got a nice write-up in Forbes:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/hannahelliott/2011/08/04/nomos-glashutte-the-perfect-real-wristwatch/

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Originally Posted by Corneliani View Post

Evening all

As a young man interested in making my first purchase I've had my eye on the watch below and would appreciate any feedback/advice.


Quoted price on Ferragamo's website is £1,380.00. Would this seem reasonable or overpriced? As a new graduate 6 months into my first job, that's sort of the price range I'm currently looking at so unfortunately many of the gorgeous timepieces posted on this thread are out of my reach!

Again, any feedback is much appreciated.


Salvatore Ferragamo - Lungarno Christmas Edition

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Originally Posted by Corneliani View Post Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
 

Evening all

 

As a young man interested in making my first purchase I've had my eye on the watch below and would appreciate any feedback/advice.

 

 

Quoted price on Ferragamo's website is £1,380.00. Would this seem reasonable or overpriced? As a new graduate 6 months into my first job, that's sort of the price range I'm currently looking at so unfortunately many of the gorgeous timepieces posted on this thread are out of my reach!

 

Again, any feedback is much appreciated.

 

 

Salvatore Ferragamo - Lungarno Christmas Edition

 

 

 

Only if you want your watch to say you value clothing designer aesthetics over watchmaking heritage.

 

Before I decided on Omega, I looked long and hard at the Longines master collection: http://www.longines.com/watches/the-longines-master-collection

I think many of those would make a practical first watch.

 

I also think the B&M Classisma might match what you're going for:

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Does anyone have an opinion on Frederique Constant? For a "value" watchmaker, the designs seem pretty decent, if a bit oversized (this one is 43mm i believe).

 

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