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The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Breitling, JLC etc...) - Page 1994post #29896 of 483123/15/14 at 7:35pmpost #29897 of 483123/15/14 at 8:47pmQuote:Originally Posted by Newcomer
I am just excited about a Geophysic re-issue! This is in platinum, but it gives me hope for a SS version further down the line! And I am with you there. I would much rather have a VC, Piaget, AP, (or a FPJ ) before a Platinum Jaeger. Still, it is always nice when I see a re-issue of a classic, and I will wait for in-the-metal pics. The hands look pretty atrocious in the catalog picture. I am curious to see what kind of movement is in it.
And you know, right now I am kind of in a flux. I have a Speedmaster and a JLC MUT Moon, so I have both the casual and the dress on lock. A dress-casual hybrid probably makes the most sense in my collection, such as the 15202 or the 5711. On the other end of the spectrum, I am definitely drawn more towards dress watches, and I would like a simple time-only dress watch, such as the VC, Piaget, etc. They are both on my short-list (or should I say long-list), but I definitely need to figure out my priorities. The 15202 really is spectacular. I would like to spend more time with it.
As nice as a platinum JLC would be, I don't think I'd buy one in PT. My father has a Master Antoine 8 Day Power Reserve. Its a lovely watch, power reserve, day night indicator, date, and small seconds, a beautiful movements, and it was one of 200 pieces. It he considered trading it toward something else (he is the original owner, and being fair he did get a good price on it), but when he considered selling or trading, I think he only got low ball offers and one place selling Patek, Lange, and AP said they wouldn't even consider a higher end JLC on trade as their isn't much market for it.
Frill's definitely works his dress watches into his wearing rotation more than I do. I should make more of an effort to do so also. Still, I do love my dress watches and its nice to have a few for different occasions. It also seems your 2 prior watches are white metal, so perhaps something in pink gold/rose gold would add some variety to your collection in terms of color. The 15202 and 5711 are great watches, specifically because of their versatility. No matter what you decide for a next watch, be it a dress watch or a luxury sports watch I'm sure you will make a great choice.Quote:
I'd have to see it on the wrist. It seems a bit busy to me, but perhaps in person it would be more appealing to me.Quote:Originally Posted by Newcomer
And you know, I like that novelty from GP, but I can't say I would pay what I am sure they are asking for it. I would have to see it in the flesh, but I assume it is quite large. GP is in an odd zone for me. I like their watches... but I feel like at that price point, I would rather have a Patek, VC, or AP.
With that said, I have ALWAYS loved the Annual Calendar + EOT:
One of the coolest asymmetrical watches, in my opinion. GP does asymmetrical well.
I've tried the GP EOT on its a spectacular watch. Its one of the coolest asymmetric dials I've ever seen. The biggest issue for me is its price. At something like $36,000 +/- there are watches I would prefer to own from Patek, AP, VC, Lange, and Piaget. Also, I noticed several of the GP's have movements from smaller watches and its quite evident that they were put in larger cases to make them more appealing in today's larger watches are easier to sell market. I just don't like turning a watch over and seeing a small porthole on the back, revealing maybe a spacer and a small movement in a larger case. I don't recall if this piece had that issue. Still its a beautiful watch.post #29898 of 483123/16/14 at 1:30ampost #29899 of 483123/16/14 at 2:04ampost #29900 of 483123/16/14 at 2:16ampost #29901 of 483123/16/14 at 3:15ampost #29902 of 483123/16/14 at 4:25ampost #29903 of 483123/16/14 at 4:26am
A shorter answer would be "yes", in my humble opinion. A proper mechanical watch, if you like it, for that kind of money, seems perfectly reasonable for me regardless of brand, and Orient always seem decent enough. And as you demonstrate, they're so often available at half price etc. that it almost seems silly not to have one.
But RTC's right about the Monster too, if you consider something sporty. I love mine. But at this price, "both" is the obvious advice from this thread.post #29904 of 483123/16/14 at 4:40am
Back to discussion of unlikely exotica - cf. FP Journe and the earlier discussion of Richard Mille: I just saw this on "Chrono 24".
Now I've tyre-kicked a couple of RMs before, and aesthetically they're not a way in which I'd obviously be inclined to spend six figures of Obamadollars if they happened to be burning a hole in my pocket. But this is on at "$49,995 - negotiable". Which is still a pile of money. But that tells me two things:
1. Con: rare exotica can depreciate like a mofo
2. Pro: if you really love a particular piece, it doesn't have to be quite as insanely expensive as I'd thought.
On which note, that lovely FP Journe seems to kick off around $16k mint and used. Not crazy. Well, only normal people crazy. My sister would think I'd lost my mind crazy. My ex-wife would stab me in the eye crazy. But not watch people crazy. Food for thought.post #29905 of 483123/16/14 at 4:57am@mimo
I'm not into big watches like the monster. I prefer clean look. On another note, what's the take on wearing brown leather watch band with brown leather shoes? Is that a fashion no-no? Because I've tried it once and it didn't look right.post #29906 of 483123/16/14 at 6:37am
Can't think why that would be a problem. In fact, some people insist on wearing black or brown watch straps with the corresponding colours of belt and shoes, although I think that's rather self-conscious myself.
And fashion is for my teenaged daughters. This is the style forum. :)
As for big watches, each to his own, I quite understand. My watch (pictured) is small and simple, which reminds me to say: have you considered vintage? A slightly scruffy and simple Omega like this can be found for a couple of hundred, and might have a bit more character. But there are other accessible makers of current dress watches: Orient you've shown, the Seiko 5 range is very cheap, and Hamilton and Tissot if you want to go Swiss, for example.
Edited by mimo - 3/16/14 at 7:01ampost #29907 of 483123/16/14 at 7:01ampost #29908 of 483123/16/14 at 7:18am
I don't suppose I understand the intended purpose of a watch like this. While I enjoy looking at it, it seems like GP wants to create a slightly sportier dress watch, or perhaps a slightly dressier sports watch. Indeed 44mm is pretty ridiculous. Maybe they are trying to evoke images of a young, well-to-do gent dashing from trains to plains to meetings to nightclubs without any time to change watches...post #29909 of 483123/16/14 at 7:51amQuote:Originally Posted by BostonHedonist
I don't suppose I understand the intended purpose of a watch like this. While I enjoy looking at it, it seems like GP wants to create a slightly sportier dress watch, or perhaps a slightly dressier sports watch. Indeed 44mm is pretty ridiculous. Maybe they are trying to evoke images of a young, well-to-do gent dashing from trains to plains to meetings to nightclubs without any time to change watches...
Probably the same demographic that buys IWC Portuguese Autos or Panerais...post #29910 of 483123/16/14 at 7:55am
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