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This is a beauty. A classic design from 1970's that will always represent the era in its best light.  Oh, and the sizing is perfect on your wrist. Don't let others tell you otherwise.

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^ I'd love to get me an OysterQuartz one day.
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Those days when I preferred larger watches.

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Can someone please explain why Hublot is a great watch? I dont see it! smile.gif

I have never seen one nice model!

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I had to make an account when I saw this thread. 
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Thoughts on my Franck Muller?
It's a very polarizing watch, people either strongly love it or strongly hate it from my experience.

My thought is that you are correct.
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I love that OQ.  It's amazing how contemporary the style looks considering its vintage - the mark of truly good design, I think.  Is that your GP chrono? I really lust after that case; didn't realise how thick it was until I saw this pic.  Most enlightening; thank you.

 

I shall keep my double space as a classic design quirk of my own vintage.  Old dogs have a limited number of new tricks.  Anyway, I like the way it looks and find it makes sentences more easily distinguished when reading.  Maybe I'm showing my age in that regard too, but I remain firmly in the "both are correct, get over yourself" camp. However, I have to confess to making the "beg the question" mistake all my life.  I would like to think of myself as reasonably educated, more than averagely literate, and an inveterate pedant to boot.  I am therefore embarrassed by this failing, yet grateful to be made aware.

 

Now I'm going to another site to see what the prices are on OQs and vintage GP chronos - again.  With the latter, I have to say I like the more recent ones too, just for the case - even the non-retro three subdial ones.

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Okay fellas, I'm back!

And I'm looking for a new watch, after getting out of the game for many years. I liquidated my entire collection to fund my wife's engagement ring before the financial crisis. All I kept was a black-dialed IWC Portuguese 5001, which was gifted to me for my college graduation.

My objective is to start adding back quality pieces and rebuild a well-edited collection. I do not want to spend over $10k a watch. The first two candidates are:

1. Panerai 372


2. Cartier Tank Louis Cartier XL Extra Flat
LouisCartierTankXL1.jpg

I'm sure you all know the 372, given the forum's Panerai love. I was pleasantly surprised to look up Panerai's new models, which I haven't much paid attention to since 2007, and find they had brought back the 1950 as a regular (arguably improved) base model. I can get this watch for about $6,800 new.

The Tank was also somewhat of a surprise. I'm happy to see it has a respectable movement, not an ETA ebauche. Needless to say, a Tank is a must have. I can get it for approximately $8,500 new (from an authorized dealer, nonetheless).

Which do I pick as my number two watch?
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Oh, and resale value matters. I am justifying this on the basis that I can liquidate if necessary.

The Tank seems like a screaming deal, but it is not a watch that circulates much in the secondary market. I'm worried I won't be able to sell it, or that I will have to take a loss, even given the low purchase price.
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Welcome back!

Talk about completely different watches. I think the 372 is nice but as you know is gigantic. Plus I'm partial to PAMs especially when others are taking the plunge! And while that Cartier is gorgeous for the much coin I'd rather try a Reverso unless you are dead set on gold?
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Okay fellas, I'm back!

And I'm looking for a new watch, after getting out of the game for many years. I liquidated my entire collection to fund my wife's engagement ring before the financial crisis. All I kept was a black-dialed IWC Portuguese 5001, which was gifted to me for my college graduation.

My objective is to start adding back quality pieces and rebuild a well-edited collection. I do not want to spend over $10k a watch. The first two candidates are:

1. Panerai 372


2. Cartier Tank Louis Cartier XL Extra Flat


I'm sure you all know the 372, given the forum's Panerai love. I was pleasantly surprised to look up Panerai's new models, which I haven't much paid attention to since 2007, and find they had brought back the 1950 as a regular (arguably improved) base model. I can get this watch for about $6,800 new.

The Tank was also somewhat of a surprise. I'm happy to see it has a respectable movement, not an ETA ebauche. Needless to say, a Tank is a must have. I can get it for approximately $8,500 new (from an authorized dealer, nonetheless).

Which do I pick as my number two watch?

They seem very polar opposite.

Maybe you should think function first. (dress, sport, etc.)

Are you a guy who prefers a larger watch?

If resale is important, maybe you should think something more like a Rolex.

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Talk about completely different watches. I think the 372 is nice but as you know is gigantic. And while that Cartier is gorgeous for the much coin I'd rather try a Reverso unless you are dead set on gold?

I used to wear an IWC Big Pilot, so I think I can handle the size of the 372.

I don't like the new time-only Reversos. The movements are now jammed-in, used-to-be-circle affairs. Nowhere as interesting as the Piaget in the Cartier. If I were to enter the used market though, the discontinued Reverso Grande Date would be a serious candidate.

The watch doesn't have to be gold, but the fact that it is makes it seem like a real bargain versus a steel Reverso. Also, a gold watch would further diversify my collection.
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They seem very polar opposite.
Maybe you should think function first. (dress, sport, etc.)
Are you a guy who prefers a larger watch?
If resale is important, maybe you should think something more like a Rolex.

I can go either way in terms of function. First of all, my Portuguese is very good at playing a variety of roles. I wear it with polo shirt on the weekends and I wear it with a suit to work. In my opinion, it is one of the more versatile watches available.

I don't need the watch to be large, but watches all seem to be larger than they used to be. What I want is an iconic, pure design. Size is not so much a concern.

I thought about a Rolex. The new no-date Sub is very nice. However, if I were to go that route, I'd rather go vintage and pick-up a 1016.
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Also, I wouldn't have a problem wearing either the Tank or the Panerai with a suit. My left cuffs are still cut for a Big Pilot.
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I vote Tank though it may look out of place in a casual environment.  

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I vote Radiomir over Luminor and Reverso over Tank.

I had a PAM 177 with the 'standard' Luminor case and eventually felt it wore too big and sold it. A friend has a 'Fiddy' case Luminor, and even at the same 44mm it felt a good deal chunkier than mine - I can only imagine how big the 47mm of the 372 would be. While I would've preferred it without a seconds hand, I would be looking for a PAM 337 as I like the reduced 42mm size for a Radiomir (and have come to appreciate the cleaner lines of a Radiomir over the chunkiness of the Luminors with their big crown guard).

An Explorer 1016 in good condition would be awesome.
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A Tank will provide a different shape to your current IWC.

My vote goes to Cartier.
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