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Like I needed confirmation on the 512 but I tried it on again today and absolutely love it.

Annoyingly they mentioned I could put any (or none) amount down with interest free installments for up to 30 months. I have about 40% saved so it was tempting but they don't move at all on price so probably not worth it as it looks like it can be had for thousands cheaper on grey or used markets once I have the full funds. But like I said... tempting.

Also tried on the 000 which looks awesome on others but not sure if it's too thick for my 7" wrist. I think this watch looks incredible with a rough leather strap, jeans and boots and showing signs of wear. So I may consider picking one up in used and worn condition (e.g. scratches, minor dings etc) if I can find it for a decent price. I wouldn't be picky b/w 000, 005, 111 or 112 which I assume are the cheapest on the used market.

A couple of pics...

Stunning 512



And the 000 logo



post #45407 of 48312
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Yeah not sure how i feel about the 5960 1/a TBH. I might consider a second hand 5960P with the grey dial though, i don't know why but i seem to like this design more than its replacement the 5905. Actually before i got the 5205 i was considering this second hand 5960P but one of the dealers here managed to get me a pretty dam good deal on a brand new 5205 so i went with that instead.

 

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This is the 5960 in steel on my wrist. I mean i guess its "cool" but it seems like something you might get tired of after a while...

 

Did you not feel much more enamored of the 5960/1A when you put it on your wrist, versus seeing it in pictures?  If not, then it really might not be something for you.  

 

At that price point, and given the annual calendar complication, I've always felt like I could get a far better value with discontinued perpetual calendars in the secondary/preowned market - but that's just me.  And a perpetual calendar in steel, on a bracelet, is going to be hard to find.

 

Anyway, at that price point I feel like the allure of any watch needs to be screaming at you with full force, with you perhaps denying yourself but really you're bursting with desire inside.  There can't be any doubt in your mind that you want that sucker on your wrist, and want it bad.  If you I had any smidgeon of doubt about anything - its design, aesthetic, wearability, value, etc - then I would pass.

 

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Like I needed confirmation on the 512 but I tried it on again today and absolutely love it.

Annoyingly they mentioned I could put any (or none) amount down with interest free installments for up to 30 months. I have about 40% saved so it was tempting but they don't move at all on price so probably not worth it as it looks like it can be had for thousands cheaper on grey or used markets once I have the full funds. But like I said... tempting.

Also tried on the 000 which looks awesome on others but not sure if it's too thick for my 7" wrist. I think this watch looks incredible with a rough leather strap, jeans and boots and showing signs of wear. So I may consider picking one up in used and worn condition (e.g. scratches, minor dings etc) if I can find it for a decent price. I wouldn't be picky b/w 000, 005, 111 or 112 which I assume are the cheapest on the used market.

 

Thanks for sharing your thought process, and this journey @tricky !  Let us know if you end up pulling the trigger!

 

I've been playing around with photography again over the last week or so and rediscovering my love for "dancing with the light."  Watches make great subjects...

 

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Like I needed confirmation on the 512 but I tried it on again today and absolutely love it.

Wow! That 512 is indeed a beauty! I just got rid of the pams in my collection but seeing it on your wrist, the 512 automatically appeared on my must have!

Went to try on the BB blue today and I must say the strap really looks cheap and the lightness of the strap doesn't help either
But the bracelet thou, whole other story. Love the weight, definitely heavier than the rolex gmts.

Another beauty I saw, sorry for the quality.

Blue dial seamaster . The dial just sucks me in love it but won't wear it.satisfied.gif
post #45409 of 48312
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Any thoughts on Blancpain watches and their movements? I know the brand initially started off as a mid-end purveyor of tool watches, but under Biver and SMH has steadily moved upwards.

Curious to learn other member's opinions? I believe their movements are all from the old F. Piguet workshops, implying they're of high quality.

 

Some great watches held back a bit by the 'Swatch bump' or not having Patek on the dial.  F. Piguet is now Manufacture Blancpain, they've shared a location for years even more the integration.  Resale isn't great as was mentioned so pre-owned is a good option.  Either way, you can get quite a few complications cheaper than a lot of the other high-end manufactures so if you like the look take a good hard look.

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Originally Posted by no frills View Post


Did you not feel much more enamored of the 5960/1A when you put it on your wrist, versus seeing it in pictures?  If not, then it really might not be something for you.  

At that price point, and given the annual calendar complication, I've always felt like I could get a far better value with discontinued perpetual calendars in the secondary/preowned market - but that's just me.  And a perpetual calendar in steel, on a bracelet, is going to be hard to find.

Anyway, at that price point I feel like the allure of any watch needs to be screaming at you with full force, with you perhaps denying yourself but really you're bursting with desire inside.  There can't be any doubt in your mind that you want that sucker on your wrist, and want it bad.  If you I had any smidgeon of doubt about anything - its design, aesthetic, wearability, value, etc - then I would pass.

Actually you do have a point, when i saw in in pics i was like this is "interesting" but i don't know if i like it. When i put it on in the store it was a lot better in person but I'm just not feeling the love if you get what I'm saying. Regarding your point about perpetuals, i absolutely agree those discontinued ones have no where to go but up when it comes to value but again not really feeling them if you catch my drift. The only one i really like would be the 5270 perpetual chrono or the 5970, the 3970 is too small i feel but that might just be me. Anyway for those perpetual chronos at this point in my life its really fat chance in hell of being able to afford one of those hahah so ill stick with an annual chrono as my grail
post #45411 of 48312
Thought i would share this from the Harmony collection launch a few weeks ago here in singapore

post #45412 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Novelty77 View Post

Wow! That 512 is indeed a beauty! I just got rid of the pams in my collection but seeing it on your wrist, the 512 automatically appeared on my must have!

Went to try on the BB blue today and I must say the strap really looks cheap and the lightness of the strap doesn't help either
But the bracelet thou, whole other story. Love the weight, definitely heavier than the rolex gmts.

I always used to hate the tudor brand but i have to say their current offerings the ranger, north flag, heritage chrono blue etc are very appealing to me, i might have a schoolboy crush on the ranger =O. I think the BB was just released with a new in house movement btw or it might have been pelagos, i get confused with their lineup.
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Goodbye my friends :(

 

Hello there sexy!

 

Can anyone identify my kop? :rotflmao:

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

Beer chug from me if u guessed correctly! :cheers:

Bro fist if u tried :fistbump:

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Goodbye my friends frown.gif



Hello there sexy!



Can anyone identify my kop? rotflmao.gif

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Beer chug from me if u guessed correctly! cheers.gif
Bro fist if u tried fistbump.gif

Audemars Piguet Royal oak chrono, Italy limited edition
post #45415 of 48312
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Originally Posted by jeff13007 View Post


Actually you do have a point, when i saw in in pics i was like this is "interesting" but i don't know if i like it. When i put it on in the store it was a lot better in person but I'm just not feeling the love if you get what I'm saying. Regarding your point about perpetuals, i absolutely agree those discontinued ones have no where to go but up when it comes to value but again not really feeling them if you catch my drift. The only one i really like would be the 5270 perpetual chrono or the 5970, the 3970 is too small i feel but that might just be me. Anyway for those perpetual chronos at this point in my life its really fat chance in hell of being able to afford one of those hahah so ill stick with an annual chrono as my grail

 

I hated the Nautilus - the whole idea of a "luxury sports watch in steel" was once abhorrent to me; and what was up with those ears?

 

When I put the 5711 on my wrist, it was over.  My AD shipped it to me within the next hour (to avoid in-state taxes, but man, what torture to wait the next day).  Rented a ZipCar by the hour to pick it up from across the river once I confirmed shipment arrival.  Put it on my wrist and have been taking it everywhere with me for years now.

 

If putting the watch on your wrist doesn't inspire this kind of massive turnaround / "paradigm shift" (to use management-speak), I'm not convinced you should get it.  Why spend that much if you have a speck of doubt?

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No Frills nailed it. The ones that sing to you, sing loud smile.gif
post #45417 of 48312
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

I hated the Nautilus - the whole idea of a "luxury sports watch in steel" was once abhorrent to me; and what was up with those ears?

When I put the 5711 on my wrist, it was over.  My AD shipped it to me within the next hour (to avoid in-state taxes, but man, what torture to wait the next day).  Rented a ZipCar by the hour to pick it up from across the river once I confirmed shipment arrival.  Put it on my wrist and have been taking it everywhere with me for years now.

If putting the watch on your wrist doesn't inspire this kind of massive turnaround / "paradigm shift" (to use management-speak), I'm not convinced you should get it.  Why spend that much if you have a speck of doubt?
This is a great post. Simple, short and conveys perfectly the experience of finding the right "thing".
post #45418 of 48312
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Originally Posted by jeff13007 View Post

This is the 5960 in steel on my wrist. I mean i guess its "cool" but it seems like something you might get tired of after a while...

Its high quality, its a Patek, and it does absolutely nothing for me.  It's just not a watch I've ever been able to warm up to. I think Frills nailed it with value of what it costs vs. some actual perpetuals out there.  However, its got to put a smile on your face or it isn't worth doing.  

 

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Originally Posted by Novelty77 View Post

Went to try on the BB blue today and I must say the strap really looks cheap and the lightness of the strap doesn't help either
But the bracelet thou, whole other story. Love the weight, definitely heavier than the rolex gmts.

 

It should weight more than a GMT, its larger.  I like the Tudor BB, but its larger than what is ideal for me, and if I were going to buy a Tudor, I'd probably search for a vintage Tudor Sub "Snowflake."  

 

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Originally Posted by jeff13007 View Post

again not really feeling them if you catch my drift. 

Its OK that you aren't really feeling any of them.  Any watch you purchase, be it a basic time only or a very complicated piece should put a big smile on your face.  If it doesn't then its not the right watch for you. 

post #45419 of 48312
Fuck, I just saw the Omega on the front page and I almost ejaculated in my pants.



This is what I wear day-to-day, vintage 1960's SeaMaster DeVille with the crosshair dial.
post #45420 of 48312
What size is that Omega? What calibre? Looks like a good fit.
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