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Hey guys, can you give career advice? How do you get to the point where you can afford AP, PP, VC, JLC, ALS, IWC etc. I am 24 years now. Very little savings , work all day. Thanks.


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Originally Posted by TradThrifter View Post

Hey guys, can you give career advice? How do you get to the point where you can afford AP, PP, VC, JLC, ALS, IWC etc. I am 24 years now. Very little savings , work all day. Thanks.


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That's your problem. Don't strive to get to the point where you can "afford" AP, PP, VC, JLC, ALS, IWC etc.
Strive to be successful. All of other "spoils" will come IF that is what you feel makes you successful/etc.
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And in the mean time, there's the Seiko 5 Military.  Which is totally cool.

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Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post

If it fits properly, it doesn't really matter.

This
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Originally Posted by academe View Post

Lovely watches all.

Do you know if the AP Jules Audemars Chrono that you tried was an integrated chronograph or a modular chronograph? I love APs (have a RO Dualtime and have long coveted the Jules Audemars Extra Thing, ROO Diver and RO Jumbo), but my longstanding quibble with them is that they tend to use modular chronograph movements for their Offshore and Jules Audemars collections. Last I looked the Jules Audemars chrono had a modular movement; in fact that looks like a calibre 3120 movement (with chrono module added). The only integrated chronograph movement they appear to use is in the RO Chrono (F. Piguet movement). Given the prices they charge, I would prefer an in-house integrated column wheel movement. I realise that much of the cost is due to things like the excellent movement finishing and detailing, but given that their competition among the Big Three+Lange and even among the less august manufactures (e.g. JLC, IWC, etc.) have developed their own in-house integrated column wheel movements, makes me wish that AP would do the same.

I think Dino has it right, in that this is a modular chronograph. If you look at the movement, it closely resembles that of the AP Offshore Chronos. There was a relatively recent post on Hodinkee that covered exactly what you are discussing. Among other high-end manufacturers, VC uses the same movement while Patek has their own in-house movement at twice the price. I had a chance to handle the Nautilus Chrono at the same event and while it is very nice, I didn't see the value proposition for paying twice as much just for the in-house movement. Personally for me, I actually thought the AP Chrono's dial, case and bracelet were better than that of the Nautilus Chrono. Blancpain and GO recently came out with new fly-back chronos for their sport watches that look promising but they are too new to the market to know for sure how they rate against the F. Piguet and the Nautilus Chrono.
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What the astronaut and his daughter is wearing this season:



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What the astronaut and his daughter is wearing this season:



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I would rock this all day if it was 38mm.

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I would rock this all day if it was 38mm.


Eh...
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^^^ So nice.
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Originally Posted by TradThrifter View Post

Hey guys, can you give career advice? How do you get to the point where you can afford AP, PP, VC, JLC, ALS, IWC etc. I am 24 years now. Very little savings , work all day. Thanks.

LOL what a great question! At the tender age of 24, I probably didn't know what any of those acronyms stood for, so perhaps you're already ahead of the game.

For me, I got a Seiko Kinetic at 26 (gift from my wife), then a Seamaster in my early 30s (the one in my current avatar, which I still love)...and it's been uh, downhill ever since with the watch madness.

GET OUT NOW, WHILE THERE'S STILL TIME. Ha ha.

Plus, considering some of those uber-luxury brands that you named-- Jeez, Louise (!)-- amongst that group, and given the present state of my collection, all I can really say is: at least I've got the IWC covered!

So maybe you should start there biggrin.gif


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I would rock this all day if it was 38mm.

It is a rather nice design. Not sure how big it is, as it's a custom job for the movie, but it did look larger than 38mm.

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Nice! Is that an Orion? I'm sorely tempted by the Orion 38 Grau...

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LOL what a great question! At the tender age of 24, I probably didn't know what any of those acronyms stood for, so perhaps you're already ahead of the game.

For me, I got a Seiko Kinetic at 26 (gift from my wife), then a Seamaster in my early 30s (the one in my current avatar, which I still love)...and it's been uh, downhill ever since with the watch madness.

GET OUT NOW, WHILE THERE'S STILL TIME. Ha ha.

Plus, considering some of those uber-luxury brands that you named-- Jeez, Louise (!)-- amongst that group, and given the present state of my collection, all I can really say is: at least I've got the IWC covered!

So maybe you should start there biggrin.gif

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Amen to all that. I suppose I would suggest that you keep working hard, prioritise your spending, make a few good investment decisions, and most of all be patient. I've always loved watches, and began collecting mechanical timepieces when I was in my teens. I didn't buy anything expensive though; just watches that I enjoyed wearing. My priorities from my late 20s to mid-30s was to build a bespoke wardrobe. I've since scratched that itch and have enough MTM and bespoke garments for my needs. From my mid-30s on I've been concentrating on watches. I didn't get my first significant timepiece until I was 35 (AP RO Dualtime). Since then, I've picked up an Omega Seamaster PO and JLC Grande Reverso Duo. In the next 10 years I hope to acquire another 1 or 2 major timepieces, perhaps something from VC, AL&S or an AP dress watch (e.g. Jules Audemars). I'm in it for the long-game. I can't afford many "good" watches in my lifetime, so will chose carefully...
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Am getting a new alligator band to replace an old leather band (18mm) on my Hamilton Viewmaster. While I am at it, I am thinking about going with a deployant clasp. There seem to be two basic types: 1) the strap end is outside and the clasp against the skin; 2) the strap end is against the skin and the clasp is between the two ends of the strap.

Any thoughts about comfort? For those with experience of both types, which did you prefer? I've only owned the tang style until now ... Suggestions for aftermarket brands or manufacturers would also be appreciated. Thanks in advance for your thoughts.
Some good replies already regarding deployant clasps. Personally, I find the "strap inside" option odd.
Between "strap outside" single and double deployants, I prefer double, but that is purely a matter of fit and taste. I don't think there is a discernable comfort difference between the two versions.

I have a couple of double deployants from Bob Davis, aka RHD and I find them to be quite comfortable and very durable (around 4 years, daily use). They have never unintentionally opened, which is the risk on some deployants, and they feel as strong as ever.

I had Jack Alexyon at International Watch Works bead blast the clasps to better match the case finish on my Damasko; that work turned out perfectly and the finish has borne up extremely well under use. I have no complaints about the RHD deployants.
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