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My aunt has a Richard Mille, and while I appreciate the craftsmanship the design is...not for me. In person, they are just a bit too blingy/flashy for my tastes. If I wanted something avant-grade and outside the "normal" design envelope, and in that price range, I'd prefer something like an MB&F or Urwerk.
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Yep that's it. I was even able to try on a Richard Mille watch in Vegas. It wasn't my style (Fugly in my opinion) but it was a $750,000 watch. How often do you get to wear a $750,000 for even a couple of seconds. It was memorable but even if I could have afforded it, there was no way I would have bought one. I would apply for a few Pateks however. 
post #39617 of 48312
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I would love to have three quarters of a million bucks on my wrist. Even if just for a moment.

It was cool, and I'll always talk about it. But your AP looks ten thousand times better in my opinion. Congrats again sir. 

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My aunt has a Richard Mille, and while I appreciate the craftsmanship the design is...not for me. In person, they are just a bit too blingy/flashy for my tastes. If I wanted something avant-grade and outside the "normal" design envelope, and in that price range, I'd prefer something like an MB&F or Urwerk.

Normal or classic is cool in my opinion. Give me a Patek anytime. Gimick, then I might go Lange, still classy however.

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I don't disagree re: classicism. However, I suppose for some wealthy collectors, they may be all stocked up on the classics. My aunt and uncle, for example, have about a dozen Patek grand complications, all the major Rolexes in precious metals, etc. I suppose she was interested in branching out from classicism.
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It was cool, and I'll always talk about it. But your AP looks ten thousand times better in my opinion. Congrats again sir. 
Normal or classic is cool in my opinion. Give me a Patek anytime. Gimick, then I might go Lange, still classy however.
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I don't disagree re: classicism. However, I suppose for some wealthy collectors, they may be all stocked up on the classics. My aunt and uncle, for example, have about a dozen Patek grand complications, all the major Rolexes in precious metals, etc. I suppose she was interested in branching out from classicism.

I can understand that, as well as I can understand someone not even liking Patek or even watches.  Different strokes for different folks. But for me, I can't see myself going there, or at least not at this point. But then again I don't even have those worries to begin with. LOL

post #39620 of 48312
Thanks again triple d. I don't think that there is another watch out there that I would want more than my 15300 right now. Well there is one perhaps.
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My aunt and uncle, for example, have about a dozen Patek grand complications, all the major Rolexes in precious metals, etc.
The husband/wife collecting team is a rare bird on the watch scene, particularly when compared to their ubiquity in the art and antique world.
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Thanks again triple d. I don't think that there is another watch out there that I would want more than my 15300 right now. Well there is one perhaps.

Stitchy...

I have been a little absent from the boards lately, but I just saw the new 15300. Congrats and wear it proudly.

Word to the wise, if you set it down on the counter, make sure the clasp is closed.

If left open and it gets bumped or similar, the AP in the clasp can bend.

I love my 15300, and have zero regrets.

 

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Word to the wise, if you set it down on the counter, make sure the clasp is closed.
If left open and it gets bumped or similar, the AP in the clasp can bend.
I can't image a watch bracelet (especially a modern one) with that level of fragility.
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I can't image a watch bracelet (especially a modern one) with that level of fragility.

It is not fragile, per se. However that is subjective.

Regardless, it is not something one would want to risk.

It has bent slightly on mine, and I can tell you unequivocally that it is possible.

It was easy to straighten, but the yield strength of the stainless steel isn't really great, and I wouldn't want to bend and re bend it multiple times.

See the picture here.

The bottom of the AP letters are a fairly thin cross section.

This is a borrowed pic, as I don't have mine on today to show.

 

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post #39625 of 48312
Due to family politics I was told I can't wear my Rolex to Europe next week so this guy is getting more wrist time. I don't wear this enough and the strap is a nice change from the usual bracelet.

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Thanks again triple d. I don't think that there is another watch out there that I would want more than my 15300 right now. Well there is one perhaps.


Well from one AP 15300 owner to another, welcome to the club.

 

:cheers:

 

 

Dan

 

 

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Stitchy...
I have been a little absent from the boards lately, but I just saw the new 15300. Congrats and wear it proudly.
Word to the wise, if you set it down on the counter, make sure the clasp is closed.
If left open and it gets bumped or similar, the AP in the clasp can bend.
I love my 15300, and have zero regrets.
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Thanks, b, and thanks for the advice! cheers.gif
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Well from one AP 15300 owner to another, welcome to the club.
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An honor to be here. And dont think that pic was not part of my inspiration. smile.gif
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I seem to recall someone posting recently about resale value of JLCs - they just aren't that popular at resale, so I guess prices may vary widely from dealer to dealer.

That was me.  JLCs don't have very good resale.  Still if its basic and steel it shouldn't be too hard to sell, the real problem is their more expensive pieces can be incredibly tough to move even if you are a motivated seller.  My friend tried to sell his platinum 8 day Master Antoine, which was LNIB, and when he brought it to a high end pre-owned watch store they said they wouldn't even bother to make an offer on the JLC.  They said their is very little market for pre-owned high end JLCs so they wouldn't consider it.  They said their clients would only be interested in PP, AP, VC, Lange, vintage Rolex, and some Cartiers (mostly because its such a well known brand and they get a lot of international business).  

 

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Thakns, trip d! fistbump.gif
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Indeed they do not hold their value super well. Better than a lot of brands, but nothing like Rolex, Panerai, certain APs, PPs... and a few others. I think as bigger player that demands bigger profits a place like Govberg will always offer less than a small dealer who is fine with thinner margins, but as an offer in trade, their offer was pathetic.

Its always a learning lesson.  I found out a long time ago the big guys rarely want to pay what they should for a pre-owned watch.  The important thing is you shopped around and got a significantly larger amount for the JLC.  I know you really liked your Squadra but I think you definitely made the right choice selling it to help fund the RO.   So again congrats on the RO and I look forward to reading your ownership impressions once you've had an opportunity to give it some significant wrist time.  

 

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I like something a simple in design that has a distinguishable touch. I do like the JL MUT Moon, but do not like the other 2 suggestions by the previous person.

 

Any suggestions that are similar to these in style?

On a purchase for something you will look at multiple times a day, I would do some serious research.  I think a great tool for beginners is the wristwatch annual magazine that you an order from Amazon.  It won't give pix and details of every watch made, but it will give you a rough idea of what various companies offer in a variety of price ranges and then you can more narrowly focus your research online by looking at various companies' websites. Good luck!

 

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Similar to what I was looking at as well! My short list of three consisted of the Glashutte PanaLunaMatic, JLC Master Control, IWC Ingenieur, but this is what I wound up with this, as recommended by Dino:

That's a tremendous watch, and your wife made a great choice.   I love the case and lugs and the proportions perfect for a larger but elegant watch.  Not to mention, this is the first year they have offered it in a version that didn't start at $20,000.  

 

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I've often wondered whether Roger Federer has ever played competitive tennis with a Rolex strapped to his wrist.

I've always seen him take the Rolex out of his bag and put it on after the match. 

 
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Yep that's it. I was even able to try on a Richard Mille watch in Vegas. It wasn't my style (Fugly in my opinion) but it was a $750,000 watch. How often do you get to wear a $750,000 for even a couple of seconds. It was memorable but even if I could have afforded it, there was no way I would have bought one. I would apply for a few Pateks however. 

I've never liked the Richard Mille watches. The most famous part of  Nadal's relationship with RM, was when it was stolen after the French open.  Mind you this was the second RM he had stolen. http://www.forbes.com/sites/josephdeacetis/2012/06/14/rafael-nadals-stolen-richard-mille-watch-found/ 

RMs are certainly different, but for what they cost there are so many other watches that I would rather have. 

 

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Due to family politics I was told I can't wear my Rolex to Europe next week so this guy is getting more wrist time. I don't wear this enough and the strap is a nice change from the usual bracelet.
 

Sorry to hear the BLNR can't make the trip but I'm sure you and the Hamilton will have a great time!  :cheers:

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I don't see the problem guys biggrin.gif
I like to wear my watches tight, that might do it. The main thing I wanted to share is that it's a perfect "every occasion" timepiece.

Goes great imo... :
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Is that you in the pic?

Question: how true is what Omega claims that if you use an automatic watch for golf and it has a regular balance wheel - by regular I'm referring to the material used - the hand position at impact could cause the spring to deform?
post #39630 of 48312
Thanks, Dino. Im still sad about losing the Squadra, but the RO was totes worth it. Totes Mahgotes.
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