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Beautiful GP!
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Does anyone know if there's much room to negotiate on price when buying a watch directly from an independent?

A friend is looking to purchase something from Urban Jurgensen, and is dealing directly with the factory itself. He's hoping to get them to knock off 5-10% off the list, but is hesitant to ask. I know some people on TZ and the like contend that it's standard practice, but curious to hear any opinions?
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@DLJr - congrats D!

@no frills - my man, whatever you put your mind to you seem to kill it. Watches, pens, cameras. I'm almost hesitant to google whatever model you're talking about, as it's sure to my screen crack from pure envy.

 

Congratulations to Mr and Mrs @DLJr for delivering their first bundle of joy earlier today! #ShitJustGotReal

 

@rnguy001 - quite enjoy learning! Don't google the models, don't drink the Leica Kool-Aid... A dangerous path! 

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Thanks man. It's been crazy already.
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Fair enough, and I appreciate your more reasoned reply. My bad if I came across as sales pitchy, that was not my intention (I probably should've added prices and links if it was!). You may not have seen my other posts but I have posted wristshots of my various other watches like Reversos and Vacherons (my favourite Swiss marque) as well as photos from trips to SIHH in Geneva and Watches&Wonders in HK (the first and second one in 2013 and 2014, but I didn't manage to make it to the one going on right now). Yes I do post lots of wristshots of the watches that I designed myself, but that's because i really like them and enjoy wearing them often.

Cute avatar by the way.. I love Dachshunds and their big brothers the Corgis!

 

Thanks, that's a very gracious response. That's also a lovely Vacheron. You're certainly welcome to share those sorts of posts. I just found the other ones a bit of too 'advertorial' - but if you're developing your own watch then chapeau, and it would be interesting to see some of the intricacies of the process.

 

I'm glad you're an appreciator of the sausage dog.

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Thanks man. It's been crazy already.


Congrats :cheers:

 

Got to be a birth watch 'investment', surely.

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I have gone to ground indeed a bit because of photography.  But I have still been photographing watches.

 

 

 

 

 

Well, there ARE watches in these pics but I had to crop them out since any image with the product technically belongs to the brand that commissioned this photo shoot.  Sorry!

 

Yikes - half your luck. Welcome back.

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Congrats cheers.gif

Got to be a birth watch 'investment', surely.
Thanks, and there definitely are some ideas. It is a girl (our first child) so I'm definitely getting a watch for the wife. She wears a Nomos Orion and then one of Ben's watches (same dial as what Ben last posted). I had been encouraging the Rolex blue dial 114200, but I think she really wants something smaller. I had her try on the silver dial 177200 even though I didn't think she'd like the color of the markers, but she loved it. So that is likely hers whenever she is ready to get it. Then I've been planning on getting a tougher go anywhere watch that can handle my activity level and clumsiness. I think I've settled on the SD4000, and was going to use this as a good reason for a big purchase, but I'm not in a rush.

The whole reason I'm thinking less about me and a watch for the occasion is because the whole thing has made my Speedy Pro part of the occasion. I bought the Speedy for several reasons, one of which was that one of my first big projects for work was for and at NASA. So it's always been special to me. But I've been using it to time contractions, to time delivery, and, as I type this, to time breastfeeding. It's just kind of already integrated itself in to having significance in my daughters birth/life through its designed function. It wasn't planned, but just happened, and I think that has made it my most treasured watch. I'm finding it hard to think of anything that would change that, so I may already own the watch to celebrate the event.
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DLJr Congratulations to all.

It sound like you are right and you already have the watch to celebrate the birth of your baby girl. What about getting one for your child instead?
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DLJr Congratulations to all.

It sound like you are right and you already have the watch to celebrate the birth of your baby girl. What about getting one for your child instead?
I think that will be mommy's Rolex; hand it down for her 18th or some other big occasion. Unless she wants to get her a separate watch, I think that's the plan.
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Hearty congratulations, D!  Your life is ruined in a way you will never want to change.  Bless you and your family.

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Appreciate all the well wishes guys.
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Congrats on your new family, DLJr.. It's been just over twenty years since we had our first and it's only just recently that I've felt completely caught up on my sleep. But it's been more than worth it.

Good luck and enjoy.
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Thanks, and there definitely are some ideas. It is a girl (our first child) so I'm definitely getting a watch for the wife. She wears a Nomos Orion and then one of Ben's watches (same dial as what Ben last posted). I had been encouraging the Rolex blue dial 114200, but I think she really wants something smaller. I had her try on the silver dial 177200 even though I didn't think she'd like the color of the markers, but she loved it. So that is likely hers whenever she is ready to get it. Then I've been planning on getting a tougher go anywhere watch that can handle my activity level and clumsiness. I think I've settled on the SD4000, and was going to use this as a good reason for a big purchase, but I'm not in a rush.

The whole reason I'm thinking less about me and a watch for the occasion is because the whole thing has made my Speedy Pro part of the occasion. I bought the Speedy for several reasons, one of which was that one of my first big projects for work was for and at NASA. So it's always been special to me. But I've been using it to time contractions, to time delivery, and, as I type this, to time breastfeeding. It's just kind of already integrated itself in to having significance in my daughters birth/life through its designed function. It wasn't planned, but just happened, and I think that has made it my most treasured watch. I'm finding it hard to think of anything that would change that, so I may already own the watch to celebrate the event.


What an awesome use for the Speedy!!!

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Now awaiting the "First Watch to Breastfeed on the Moon" special edition.

 

(@Dino944 )

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