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I know the Apple Watch has a rather high tech moonphase:

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I prefer this one though:

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^^ I prefer the AppleWatch as it has a dot between 31 and 1. crackup[1].gif
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Carrying a remote control for a handheld device still strikes me as daft.  If it worked as a phone in its own right, perhaps combined with a small earpiece, that would arguably be an advance.
Exactly. It ain't Dick Tracy yet.
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If I had one of those jewel encrusted pieces, I would worry myself into my grave that one of dem diamonds gets dislodged....and falls into the seat cushions of my Bentley or gets lost in my glass of Cristal or something
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I'd be worried about getting shot by another rapper.
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If I had one of those jewel encrusted pieces, I would worry myself into my grave that one of dem diamonds gets dislodged....and falls into the seat cushions of my Bentley Rolls Royce PhantomWraith/Ghost or gets lost in my glass of Cristal Ace of Spades or something

 

FTFY

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Last week I brought a 100k +/- diamond encrusted Corum ladies watch to the watchmaker.



For a new battery. plain.gif
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Almost every high end maker (and even some entry to mid level makers) make Haute Joaillerie pieces. There is a very high level of skill required to set all those stones like that, its no easy task. They consider it a certain plateau that showcases their abilities within that skill-set.

That being said, I have never seen a mens model that I have liked, and the womens models that I like in that category are few and far between. The ones that appeal to me are generally the ones that also use colored stones to make some sort of sweeping design, some are quite beautiful. The ones that are all diamonds are almost entirely unappealing to me, I think the only ones I enjoy are the snow set models by JLC where the diamonds vary in size and are not set in rows.

Hi Stitch,

 

I agree with all of the above, and I do recognize, it takes a lot of skill, work and artistry to make a gem set watch.  I think Piaget has done some amazing work with watches and stones, particularly when looking at some of their ladies Limelight pieces.  Still, they aren't really my thing.  In addition, even on more tame gem set mens' pieces with diamonds just on the bezel such as an Altiplano set with diamonds, or a current Cartier Tank XL set with diamonds, the use of stones results bumping up the MSRP by $9-15K !!!   Thanks, but I'd put that $$$ into another watch.  Just my 2 cents.  Cheers!

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But gem set watches are great value second hand.
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Hi Stitch,
I agree with all of the above, and I do recognize, it takes a lot of skill, work and artistry to make a gem set watch.  I think Piaget has done some amazing work with watches and stones, particularly when looking at some of their ladies Limelight pieces.  Still, they aren't really my thing.  In addition, even on more tame gem set mens' pieces with diamonds just on the bezel such as an Altiplano set with diamonds, or a current Cartier Tank XL set with diamonds, the use of stones results bumping up the MSRP by $9-15K !!!   Thanks, but I'd put that $$$ into another watch.  Just my 2 cents.  Cheers!

We are in complete agreement.

The amount of additional MSRP added to any diamond accents on OEM parts is insane. We find it very difficult, for example, to buy late model Rolexes that have so much as a diamond dial, which is set with 10 very small diamonds, that do not require great skill for them to set (the diamonds) or manufacture (the dial as a whole, not the diamonds).

The reason is because these customers have shelled out big money for the diamond accessories, as the MSRP bump is very significant, and on the second hand market, not only do they not really add value, they often detract value, as the market for diamond embellished watches is much smaller than the one for models without. Its easy as pie to sell a steel late model Rolex, but with diamonds, not so much. People just dont want them. That creates a huge gap between what buyers can offer and what customers payed when they bought the watch new. Its usually too much for them to stomach.

The diamond watches that take real skill to make are the ones with a great amount of diamonds all set very close to each other, especially when the diamonds right next to each other are of different sizes and shapes. To be able to do that, and have the finished product not look like a mess is very very time consuming and very difficult. Even the ones that are set with rows of all the same size and shape diamond requires great skill. If the diamonds are not set exactly in a row, it will be immediately perceptible.

All the same, its not worth the price for me. You have to have mega bucks and just love diamonds for it to appeal to you. Its not really the kind of thing that would appeal to men of the TWAT.
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But gem set watches are great value second hand.

Right. But they still suck. tongue.gif
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Re: Apple Watch

I think it'd be a great device if you were wearing it daily or almost daily. For me, I'd rather where my BLNR every day (I like it better, let alone the amount of money I spent/invested to purchase it). So with the likelihood of only wearing the Apple product once or twice a week, I'll save my $349 to spend on an early upgrade to get an iPhone 6!
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I liked the reverso that you thought looked good @in stitches. You aren't all alone.

To be fair though, I don't think the Apple Watch is marketed to the "timepiece" crowd. It's marketed to the Apple crowd, the people that want the sleekest piece of tech there is. I'm not even considering purchasing the Apple watch for a number of reasons, one of which is the fact that I don't like wearable tech, and another is that I would rather not wear something on my wrist unless it was a good timepiece. I have a ways to go on that (until I graduate from medical school), but I'm not going to "settle" for an Apple Watch in the meantime.
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YAY!! Solidarity!!!

Also agree to everything Krish said about the Apple watch. Its not really a watch at all, its tech that you wear on your wrist. If I was more of a tech guy I might be interested in it.
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I'm not going to "settle" for an Apple product in the foreseeable future.

FTFY. PC master race.
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Well, I love it. Forever alone!

 

 

I'm with you, I like it a lot. The red really pops. 

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