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never handled one, but i understand them to be good quality watches.
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Thank you all for the quick responses. I'll certainly be looking into the recommendations you've all given.

 

I presume the high price is down to only 100 of the pieces being made. The description on their site being as follows:

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Stainless steel case with gold IP crown. Silver sunray guilloché dial with gold IP indexes and hands. Automatic movement with visible balance wheel. Limited edition, individually numbered. Black alligator strap with red calf lining and deployant buckle. Anti-reflection, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal.

 

On an aesthetic level what really attracted me to the watch is colour combo as well as the visible balance wheel. Being a newbie to watches, I'm unsure as to what other brands produce similar looking pieces. Rotonde de Cartier is the sort of style I'm after, that is providing a window into the innards of the piece, but unfortunately they are currently out of my price range.

 

 

BostonHedonist mentioned B&M, are there any other makers along those lines that I should also look into?

 

Once again, thanks all for the advice.

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


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Seriously,a fake tourbillion? On this thread of all places?



@Corneliani: I think you have heard everything you need to hear. The Ferragamo is a fashion watch. If you like it and and you can live with the price and you aren't interested in watches much beyond that, then buy and enjoy. If you do care at all about watches you can buy something more significant and of far greater value even within your price range. There are brands that sell new watches with well made mechanical movements or obviously used/vintage. Tons out there. You can get way more for your money.
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Seriously,a fake tourbillion? On this thread of all places?
 

 

I said it might match what he's looking for... But now that you mention it, was the tourbillon developed before watchmakers were showing off their balance wheels?

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PAM 112 on the wrist today.


You sure that's a 112?
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I said it might match what he's looking for... But now that you mention it, was the tourbillon developed before watchmakers were showing off their balance wheels?

I think so. Was invented by Breguet (yes that Breguet) late 1700s. Although if memory serves, his design was based on another watchmaker even before him.
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I said it might match what he's looking for... But now that you mention it, was the tourbillon developed before watchmakers were showing off their balance wheels?
Tourbillon was developed in the late 1700's by Abraham Louis Breguet, so yeah.
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What an amazing watch, but too expensive 2 buy.

Distant Dream
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I think so. Was invented by Breguet (yes that Breguet) late 1700s. Although if memory serves, his design was based on another watchmaker even before him.

 

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Tourbillon was developed in the late 1700's by Abraham Louis Breguet, so yeah.

 

Ahsooo. Good to know indeed.

post #29845 of 48312
Damn fake watch website, lied to me again! See above fat finger trade error. PAM 111
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You sure that's a 112?
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What an amazing watch, but too expensive 2 buy.

Distant Dream

Do not want. Sorry.
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It does resemble a miniature DVD changer.
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I am on the NOMOS bandwagon for the ~$2,500 and below price range.  Philippe Dufour even says it is the best watch under $10K.  Kop naow!

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I was browsing the NOMOS lines this afternoon. I must say I rather like the Tangomat. But best watch under 10k? I have a hard time swallowing that.

You could, alternately, have this under 10k:


Edited by BostonHedonist - 3/14/14 at 4:37pm
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Tyre-kicking diary (shoutout: Mimo) Part ?:

So, Keith T and I went out watch shopping today, and checked out an AD in Houston. Saw some great watches. Keith will likely chime in as well, because he focused on some different ones than myself. I went in wanting to see the VC. It certainly did not disappoint. It is beautifully finished, it looks great on the wrist, and it has quite a nice backside. I would like to spend more time with it, for sure.

However, the stunner for me was the... FP Journe. I came in wanting to see the VC, but figured I ought to check out some FPJs since they were right there.

Holy heck, if you have not seen this in the flesh, do yourself a favor and check it out. It is ABSOLUTELY stunning. The blue dial is just unbelievable. I honestly have never seen anything like it. The case is also made of tantalum, which I find interesting. If this makes sense, the case kind of gives off a black MOP vibe. It is almost smoky looking. It has a lot of depth, and ties in well with the navy strap and the blue dial. The blue changes colors every way that you look at it. And the movement is just beautiful. It has a crazy amount of death, and it is very unique looking.

Of course, as I am certain some will chime in... FPJs are not known to be the most reliable. That does concern me a little bit. But I have heard that they are over it.

Had a fun time meeting Keith T, and next time TC I will be sure to shoot you a PM before the day I come up. And hopefully we can get some drinks next time.
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