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Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post

Fiancé Hedonist is starting to inquire about what sort of watch I might like as a wedding present. happy.gif

It would certainly be a dress watch. Preferably a precious metal. But I don't want her to break the bank on it, so I'm thinking pre-owned would be ideal.

So allow me to solicit suggestions! The budget is <$10k

I'm thinking:
  • Must not be overly complicated (two complications max)
  • Classic enough that I won't ever hate it (probably will be engraved)
  • Automatic or hand-wound
  • Around 37mm-40mm bezel
  • Platinum preferred (though unlikely) - Gold ok.
  • On the thinner side
  • Contains faceted elements that catch the light, without going overboard


Any suggestions gents? Pictures welcome.

Late to the party on this one (hopefully not too late). The original JLC MUT dress watch ticks all your boxes except size. 34mm, but insanely thin (Cal 849 is only 1.85mm thick) and a true dress watch. Extremely elegant and perfect to wear for a formal occasion like your own wedding. Get the version with the sapphire back and marvel at a true ultrathin (a complication in itself). It was made in steel, white/rose gold and per your request, platinum.

Otherwise, I concur with others on a classic Reverso.
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I am hunting for a new Panerai 177.

Anybody seen one recently for sale at your local AD?
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A quick iPhone pic from tonight's Audemars Piguet dinner to celebrate the launch of their 2015 Royal Oak perpetual calendar:

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I took this pic of some of the participants, practicing with a razor thin depth of field (my friend on the right is one of the organizers/promoters of the event, along with the 'Dink). Alas, as incredible as this lens can be for taking portraits with a specific "look," it's pretty much useless taking detailed close-up pics of watch dials. Hence, iPhone for the first pic above. biggrin.gif

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Endangered Panda arrived. With the lock down on Omega parts, this is truly the last of its kind. I love it.

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That Panda is something special. Enjoy!
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New to SF.... Here's my watch 3 years old Calibre de Cartier. Probably time to upgrade!
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New to SF.... Here's my watch 3 years old Calibre de Cartier. Probably time to upgrade! 

Welcome to SF.  Not many Cartier owners/wearers here, but there are a few of us.  Since you mentioned an upgrade, what do you foresee as your next watch?

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Welcome to SF.  Not many Cartier owners/wearers here, but there are a few of us.  Since you mentioned an upgrade, what do you foresee as your next watch?
Dino thanks for the kind words. Next purchase is a Cartier Must 21 for the wife.

I was thinking maybe a Rolex Deepsea? Bit big but I'm a big guy and suits banking in Dubai which is very Bling. Otherwise an AP... Any suggestions?
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Dino thanks for the kind words. Next purchase is a Cartier Must 21 for the wife.

I was thinking maybe a Rolex Deepsea? Bit big but I'm a big guy and suits banking in Dubai which is very Bling. Otherwise an AP... Any suggestions?


If you need something a little bit bling to act as a statement watch (especially in Dubai where everyone seems to have a lot of extra money), then may I suggest the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Leopard edition? For a little bit over 54,000$ (gray market price), you could be the ballsiest banker in all of Dubai!

 

 

 

I kid, I kid! 

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If you need something a little bit bling to act as a statement watch (especially in Dubai where everyone seems to have a lot of extra money), then may I suggest the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Leopard edition? For a little bit over 54,000$ (gray market price), you could be the ballsiest banker in all of Dubai!





I kid, I kid! 
Hahahahahaha that's brilliant, someone in Dubai will have that already no doubt!
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Oh, I'm sure if Rolex produces it, it's because there is some people paying for it! No doubt there!

Speaking of AP, are you after an Offshore model or their classic Royal Oak line?
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Afternoon Gents.

 

All this Cartier talk makes me want to share a photo I snapped the other morning. 

 

 

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Royal offshore is the shit!
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Originally Posted by ursman View Post
 

Afternoon Gents.

 

All this Cartier talk makes me want to share a photo I snapped the other morning. 

Nice to see some Cartier love in the forum.  Here is a photo of my Tank from a while ago.  Cheers!

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by OmarDubaibanker View Post


Dino thanks for the kind words. Next purchase is a Cartier Must 21 for the wife.

I was thinking maybe a Rolex Deepsea? Bit big but I'm a big guy and suits banking in Dubai which is very Bling. Otherwise an AP... Any suggestions?

A few guys here like the DeepSea.  Its too big for my taste, but if you love it and its a good fit then go for it!  I love AP (but just like Patek or VC) its not as rugged as a Rolex sports watch.  There are things I wouldn't wear any nice watch for, but a few more rugged activities, I'd be more apt to wear a Rolex over an AP, PP, or VC.  

 

I prefer the original ROs, but if you are looking for a big watch the largest classic RO they make is 41mm so I'm not sure if that would be large enough for your taste.  If you are looking for larger sized APs then you probably want to go with the Offshore models.  Wishing you luck with whatever you decide. 

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Originally Posted by gopherblue View Post

Late to the party on this one (hopefully not too late). The original JLC MUT dress watch ticks all your boxes except size. 34mm, but insanely thin (Cal 849 is only 1.85mm thick) and a true dress watch. Extremely elegant and perfect to wear for a formal occasion like your own wedding. Get the version with the sapphire back and marvel at a true ultrathin (a complication in itself). It was made in steel, white/rose gold and per your request, platinum.

Otherwise, I concur with others on a classic Reverso.

I'd also throw into consideration a Girard Perregaux 1966 ref 49534. The 1966 cases are beautiful. There are two versions 1) small seconds and date and 2) small second dial at 6 o'clock. Both are superb.
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