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Originally Posted by gopherblue View Post

I really like the JLC MUT Moon 39 in black. But if you have several other black dialed watches, then yes, I agree you should consider mixing it up. I really like the VC dress watches, especially the 1955 Historique. It is a true ultrathin, with a gorgeous, JLC-derived movement. Has real horological cachet too. Not sure what your budget is, but if this is in your range, I'd give it a serious look.

I'd say the dress watch is also 5-10k, trying to keep this however reasonable. On the other hand, that purchase would be probably for the next 20-30 years given the use, so I might splash a bit more. Have to find the VC price list, chrono24 talks about 20k+ on those Historiques so slighty over budget. Have to also say I looked hard at it, as the TWAT catalogue day also brought in the VC book. More into Patrimony, though.

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As for sports watches, are you considering new or pre-owned or both?  I'm not sure that one can get a new AP RO or VC Overseas in the 10K Euro range, but maybe there is much deeper discounting in your home country than in the US.  I suppose if the 15300 is the one for you, then you will definitely be looking at pre-owned unless you find someone bought one and never wore it.  The 15300 has been out of production for more than 3 years so the stock of new ones through ADs & Boutiques is long gone.  Still if you can find a RO that you like in terms of design fit, and price then its a great watch.  Its one of my favorite watches and is probably the most versatile one I own.

As for dress watches, I generally find white/silver more appealing.  Sometimes dark dials can look a bit flat and boring on a dress watch, unless its something interesting like a stone dial, such as onyx or lapis,  Also, white/silver dials lend themselves to showing guilloche much better than dark dials, and that can add some life to a white/silver dial.  However, if you don't want a an all white/silver dial, you could always go with a VC Traditionelle with subdial at 6...which has a gray minute track to break things up a bit.  Wishing you luck on your journey. 

Sorry, forgot to mention: new (nothing beats peeling the stickers off your watch yourself...), price range is with discount. So you could drive a MSRP 15k€ Omega through that. AP 15400 is around 11-12k discounted, so it's a stretch. Chrono24 has one 15300 with stickers for sale in Europe, so I know this probably won't happen as new so I might have to review my policy on those. Or wait for next year's releases and see if the get back into more reasonable sizes.. 15450 was also interesting find in their range, haven't tried a 37mm RO so have to see if those are available here or I have to travel a bit.

For VC Overseas the non-chrono models are also below and around 10k, chronos are closer 15k, undiscounted. Haven't really tried to ask what the discount on those would be, but the non-chrono would fit the budget and I like their quality, but the design just is a bit wrong.

Very good point on the guilloche on white dials. Traditionelle / Patrimony are probably the VC bets for dress watch, and I think the simplicity would be the key here. Although I like ALS Saxonia Jahreskalender in platinum, but that would be for the "really over the top" category..

In general I'm trying to look really forward in my purchases and keep the collection to a few really quality pieces than go and buy something new every two years and then sell them away a bit later. That AP RO would probably be something which still stays fresh and timeless for a long time. Also, it looks good with white dial.
Edited by kimmo - 5/27/15 at 1:52pm
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A wedding band is fine  and I wear it on the same hand as my watch.   Even a second ring on the other hand can be fine, as long as its not on one's pinky.  Sorry, but I despise pinky rings. I've never seen one that I thought added anything to one's appearance.  I've noticed that for the most part when I see people wearing a pinky ring,  I usually don't care for their taste in clothing, shoes, or cars either.  I see it as detractor from one's appearance, and tacky.  One of my in-laws wears a pinky ring and it would be a bit improvement in his taste if he did not.  If some one loves how it looks, or its family ring, or if they have a nice story about a pinky ring, that's great, but I would never wear one.

+1

I've always felt that a man's "jewelry" should be minimal at all times. A watch and a wedding ring (if one is married, a signet ring [not on the pinky!] if one is not) should be the limit IMHO. I do not like the look of pinky rings, bracelets/beads, necklaces, straps etc. etc. All just looks icky and tasteless to me, but YMMV.

I once considered a signet ring, but then I got married and thusly wear a wedding ring instead. Anything more would detract from it IMO, and that simply won't do.
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Went to Shreve to ask about sending my panerai in for service and saw this and had to try it.
I will admit I'm not a watch expert by any means when it comes to complications and movements but it looked and felt so ridiculously amazing on. Small price tag of $62,000
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Went to Shreve to ask about sending my panerai in for service and saw this and had to try it.
I will admit I'm not a watch expert by any means when it comes to complications and movements but it looked and felt so ridiculously amazing on. Small price tag of $62,000

Price tag is wow and I'm not sure I'm ridiculously impressed from the picture alone - but you say it was fantastic in the metal / on your wrist? How large was the case size?
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^ Doesn't look appealing to me, but we're all different smile.gif
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+1

I've always felt that a man's "jewelry" should be minimal at all times. A watch and a wedding ring (if one is married, a signet ring [not on the pinky!] if one is not) should be the limit IMHO. I do not like the look of pinky rings, bracelets/beads, necklaces, straps etc. etc. All just looks icky and tasteless to me, but YMMV.

I once considered a signet ring, but then I got married and thusly wear a wedding ring instead. Anything more would detract from it IMO, and that simply won't do.

+1

 

People rarely go wrong when they keep things simple! Too much of anything can ruin one's appearance.

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Originally Posted by ShawnBC View Post
 

 

No love for the Heritage Black Bay in red/burgundy? It is, in my book, a lovely timepiece, and probably one of my two next 'bigger' purchases (read: that doesn't belong in the PMW thread)!

 

Photo credit: user 'Clarky' on www.forums.watchuseek.com

 

 

I really, really like it - except for the burgundy-coloured "column" (if that's the right word" on the crown. That, to me, just seems unnecessary and detracts from what is, overall, a very appealing "tool" watch. If it had a normal crown, like the Pelagos or pretty much all other watches, it would be on my wish-list.

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Price tag is wow and I'm not sure I'm ridiculously impressed from the picture alone - but you say it was fantastic in the metal / on your wrist? How large was the case size?

Case was 41? I believe.

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^ Doesn't look appealing to me, but we're all different smile.gif

It was unique for sure. Ive always been attracted to strange things that most people wouldnt like.
Even in clothing, shoes, accessories. Its always something that most people wouldnt go to first.

No way in hell I would pay that kind of money for the watch but it was just something I thought was cool and thats that.
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Case was 41? I believe.
It was unique for sure. Ive always been attracted to strange things that most people wouldnt like.
Even in clothing, shoes, accessories. Its always something that most people wouldnt go to first.

No way in hell I would pay that kind of money for the watch but it was just something I thought was cool and thats that.

 

Yup, thanks for sharing.  Plus it's hard to tell just how stunning a watch can be from pics alone. Any other pieces that caught your eye while you were browsing?

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Yup, thanks for sharing.  Plus it's hard to tell just how stunning a watch can be from pics alone. Any other pieces that caught your eye while you were browsing?

They had Panerai, IWC, Corum, Longines. I mean from a rookie in the Watch thread everything looked like candy but that was what I found was unique.

Ive never liked the Radiomirs but there was an all black one with "dirty brown" markings which I thought was very cool.
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Originally Posted by jbarwick View Post

If it is not the Up/Down then I don't know what it would be.  Almost a, "one of these is not like the others" in terms of price points.  We all change our minds though.  Hell I came here asking about an Omega PO and ended up with a Rolex GMT.

This is what I am considering which is why I asked about PO discounts. If I had to pay $6200 for the PO I would be more inclined to wait and grab the blnr.
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Haven't posted in here in years but still follow it... My date just that I wear most days at work and an interesting Muller I biught from a client (I'm a jeweler) for literally ten cents on the dollar. Really fun watch where the hour hand jumps all over the watch, white gold case.

I have a few others but these are probably my most interesting.




Ps: image is garbage quality, taken with iPad
post #43828 of 48312
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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post

This is what I am considering which is why I asked about PO discounts. If I had to pay $6200 for the PO I would be more inclined to wait and grab the blnr.

Get the PO now at as close to 4k if you are buying new and if you decide you want a blnr later you won't take a huge hit when selling. I went PO to Sub no date, to Speedy Pro, to GMT II.
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This is what I am considering which is why I asked about PO discounts. If I had to pay $6200 for the PO I would be more inclined to wait and grab the blnr.


Best just to wait for the one you really want in the first place.

 

 

An intermediate watch will get you nowhere but further away from what you really want.

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Best just to wait for the one you really want in the first place.


An intermediate watch will get you nowhere but further away from what you really want.

Ugh ya see my downfall is shoez, I think we'll if I go with the PO I can finally mto Philip II boots and be like frilly. And add a couple EGS from skoak.
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