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Why not just get a winder?

 

While that is a valid argument, I assume she may not use it.  My wife does not complain about her mechanical dying but if she did and I bought a winder, the watch would sit NEXT to the winder...not in it.

 

The Chopard Happy Sport watches are nice.  My mother-in-law has one of the square ones and I have never noticed it being quartz.

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Even if seeing a quarts kills you a little, do yourself a favor and buy her what she wants.  First she will have a much greater selection of watches if you go quartz for her, second ladies watches really aren't as collectible as men's watches so on some level its not as relevant quartz vs. mechanical, and third but most importantly - its what she wants.  

There are lots of great options be it from Cartier, Chopard, or countless other brands.  

Funny thing is my wife has heard so much about automatics and manuals vs. quartz watches, that she has become a quartz snob and won't wear one even though one of my own watches is a quartz from Rolex, the ref. 17000 Oysterquartz.  Good luck with whatever you decide.

Here is a quick shot of a very respectable, but out of production quartz. 


ahem..pretty obvious solution here. Buy Dino's quartz.
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While that is a valid argument, I assume she may not use it.  My wife does not complain about her mechanical dying but if she did and I bought a winder, the watch would sit NEXT to the winder...not in it.

The Chopard Happy Sport watches are nice.  My mother-in-law has one of the square ones and I have never noticed it being quartz.

LOL so funny. It's part of my daily routine . . . every evening when I'm changing into my sleeping clothes I pick up the watch my wife wore that day from her dressing counter and put it on the winder so it will be running next time she decides to wear it.

Last week I was SHOCKED when I noticed that the Panerai she was wearing was actually displaying the correct time (which means she not only wound it herself but bothered to actually set it). I wonder whom she was trying to impress . . . LOL
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Originally Posted by TC (Houston) View Post

Why not just get a winder?

While that is a valid argument, I assume she may not use it.  My wife does not complain about her mechanical dying but if she did and I bought a winder, the watch would sit NEXT to the winder...not in it.

The Chopard Happy Sport watches are nice.  My mother-in-law has one of the square ones and I have never noticed it being quartz.

Many years ago I got my wife a nice Orbita winder. She has never used it.

She will set the time but setting the date seems to be a bridge too far.

Taken on the morning of the 12th.
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^^^ Haha, nice!
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Hey guys, need some advice.

When we were in Paris last year I bought my wife a Cartier at "the" Cartier store. About 6 months ago she noticed it was running slow - this is a quartz watch, mind you. We took it to our closest Cartier store and they sent it in to have the battery changed. It seemed to fix the issue for a while, but about a month ago it started doing the same thing. At this point we kind of think that Cartier needs to make this right - this was a brand new watch from their premier store in Paris, but all of that aside it's a brand new Cartier and it runs like crap (and it's a quartz so it's supposed to be very accurate). What would you do? I am worried they will just want to change the battery again, but to me it seems like something is wrong with the watch... would love to hear your thoughts.
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^^contact them. I'm pretty certain they will make it right. bought new from a boutique a year ago? Still under warranty id assume too.
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LOL so funny. It's part of my daily routine . . . every evening when I'm changing into my sleeping clothes I pick up the watch my wife wore that day from her dressing counter and put it on the winder so it will be running next time she decides to wear it.

Last week I was SHOCKED when I noticed that the Panerai she was wearing was actually displaying the correct time (which means she not only wound it herself but bothered to actually set it). I wonder whom she was trying to impress . . . LOL

thats awesome. I sold my wife's panerai a couple years ago..... she STILL hasn't asked where it is. True fucking story. I bought it for her before we got married, and when we moved in together I found it shoved in a box that was stored in her attic. facepalm.gif
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The crown on my 18ct GRAFF/Chopard watch has fallen off!!

I think the watch is about 50 years old so not really surprising as it depicts the Sultan of Brunei and wife no.1 when they were very young, but I hadn't planned on this expense...I'm being charged £90 just for a gold crown!

But it doesn't go without it, so I agreed to the repair:-(
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I really enjoy it when my wife asks me to change out the strap on her Panerai or to set the time/date on whatever watch she wants to wear. I keep her complete calendar and her moonphase on winders but even then they will need the date adjusted.

The solution to that of course would be to convince her she needs a PP3940 (with an additional strap in my size, naturally...)
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Buddy was asking about yellowing of tritium on dials so I took some quick pics.

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but most importantly - its what she wants.  

"Give the lady what she wants!"~Marshall Field
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ahem..pretty obvious solution here. Buy Dino's quartz.

 

:rotflmao:Hahaha...thanks for the laugh!

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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

Hey guys, need some advice.

When we were in Paris last year I bought my wife a Cartier at "the" Cartier store. About 6 months ago she noticed it was running slow - this is a quartz watch, mind you. We took it to our closest Cartier store and they sent it in to have the battery changed. It seemed to fix the issue for a while, but about a month ago it started doing the same thing. At this point we kind of think that Cartier needs to make this right - this was a brand new watch from their premier store in Paris, but all of that aside it's a brand new Cartier and it runs like crap (and it's a quartz so it's supposed to be very accurate). What would you do? I am worried they will just want to change the battery again, but to me it seems like something is wrong with the watch... would love to hear your thoughts.

Bring it back to Cartier, they will make it right.  Several years ago a friend of mine got a 38mm automatic Cartier Pasha GMT/2nd time zone watch as a graduation gift.  I can't remember exactly what his issue was with it.  He brought it in they serviced it under warranty.  He continued to have a problem with it, and it was either on the 2nd or 3rd time he brought it back under warranty, that it was sent to the Flagship store in NYC, and they installed a new movement.  I wish I could remember what the hell the problem was, because recall him saying later on that he later realized he had been doing something to the watch that screwed it up, and that there was probably nothing wrong with the original movement, but he got a new movement anyway.  

 

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thats awesome. I sold my wife's panerai a couple years ago..... she STILL hasn't asked where it is. True fucking story. I bought it for her before we got married, and when we moved in together I found it shoved in a box that was stored in her attic. facepalm.gif

Now that's funny!  

 

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Originally Posted by Hirsh View Post

The crown on my 18ct GRAFF/Chopard watch has fallen off!!

I think the watch is about 50 years old so not really surprising as it depicts the Sultan of Brunei and wife no.1 when they were very young, but I hadn't planned on this expense...I'm being charged £90 just for a gold crown!

But it doesn't go without it, so I agreed to the repair:-(

 These things happen and sometimes you just have the bite the bullet and move on.  Unfortunately, when a part gets lost on a gold watch, its far more expensive than on a steel one.  However, once its fixed and you've been wearing it and enjoying it, the cost will be a distant memory. 

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Hey Dino, from a while back, I did not realize that the previous iteration of Daytona (the Zenith Daytona) did not have a brushed bracelet. I was confusing the PCLs with the polished lugs.

With that said, I love all forms of the Daytona. One of the greatest sport chronographs. When I put the black dialed version on my wrist, I certainly felt the draw. I can't help but feel it is a bit duplicative in my small collection though, with my Speedmaster and all. Not to say that they are even remotely similar. But at least in my small collection, two black dialed sports chronos may be a bit too much. Nonetheless, I would love to add a Daytona to the stable one day.
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Thx guys.
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