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I didn't see this posted anywhere but thought it was a really interesting article on Hodinke about Ralph Lauren's watch collection. I loved hearing the words from the man himself about why he's focused on collecting Cartier and Panerai for the most part and has never owned a Patek.

 

His thoughts on the new in-house movement were nice to read too, I think he takes the perspective of many older watch aficionados - "I think to some degree, there has been a shift in what watch buyers care about – none of the watches you see here [pointing to his vintage Cartiers and Panerais] have a movement of their own – they were all sourced from other companies and look how much we love them. We love them as quality-made design objects that will stand the test of time."

 

https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/a-look-inside-the-personal-watch-collection-of-ralph-lauren

 

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Sad to say, in my area, the sub is worn more of a status symbol rather than a tool watch. Seiko was in my list as well. Was drawn to the Oris as it was voted best divers watch of the year 2015. :) I'll have second thoughts anytime entering the water if my watch cost more than 5 grand. The black bay cost twice as much as the Oris while the sub(ceramic no date) cost twice as much as the black bay . Hahaha.. i guess i'll take my time... thanks!


Whether or not it's considered a status symbol in your area is inconsequential, the sub is still a purpose built tool watch (albeit an expensive one) but can handle more than you can throw at it. I've got a GMT Master II that has less WR than a sub but I've never hesitated to shower, swim, camp, shoot, or shallow dive with it. I take it hunting, camping and hiking and it has never once missed a beat.


Edited by MZhammer - 11/13/15 at 10:23am
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+1. Dude, it's a tool watch, and a Rolex at that. It can go in the water, no question. I've worn my Ex2 (£5k+) in the water a load of times - snorkeling, swimming - no problem at all. No concerns. Just make sure you don't leave the crown unscrewed.
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I think I've been bitten by the vintage chrono bug. ffffuuuu.gif Also, I'm not a watch historian by any means, but the prices on UG (not just tri compax models) seem to have gone up tremendously in the last few years...
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I think I've been bitten by the vintage chrono bug. ffffuuuu.gif Also, I'm not a watch historian by any means, but the prices on UG (not just tri compax models) seem to have gone up tremendously in the last few years...


Find some vintage Gallets with the Excelsior Park movements

https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/ask-us-anything-what-are-great-vintage-chronographs-for-under-a-grand

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I have a Cartier Pasha Seatimer that needs to go in for service - it's gaining significant time (~10 min in the past hour and a half). Is it better to ship it to a Cartier boutique (none are a reasonable distance) or drop it at a local AD? I didn't purchase from a local AD and have no relationship with any, further, it is out of warranty so I'm paying. My thought is that an AD is just a middleman and would bump up the service cost (or not send it to Cartier and try to do it in-house). Thoughts?

Before sending it in, you might want to check if it's been magnetized. That happened to my Nomos and it took me about 10 seconds to demagnetize. Let me rephrase, it took me 3 days and 10 seconds because I had to order a demagnetizer from Amazon or eBay first and wait for the mail. Finding someone who can demagnetize your watch, if that's the problem should be no relatively easy and it doesn't involve opening up the watch so there is virtually no risk of damage. Hopefully this saves you from having to send your watch in.
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Before sending it in, you might want to check if it's been magnetized. That happened to my Nomos and it took me about 10 seconds to demagnetize. Let me rephrase, it took me 3 days and 10 seconds because I had to order a demagnetizer from Amazon or eBay first and wait for the mail. Finding someone who can demagnetize your watch, if that's the problem should be no relatively easy and it doesn't involve opening up the watch so there is virtually no risk of damage. Hopefully this saves you from having to send your watch in.

True, but something to consider is it is an older watch that has been out of production for a while, so it may be in need of a service. 

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I know winders are a love-em-or-hate-em proposition. I happen to like having my automatics on a winder. Until now, though, I'd been using a winder from Brookstone that had the twin virtues of being cheap and silent. But recently, one of the stations ceased to work and a couple of the other started making grinding noises not dissimilar to the ones my body makes when it gets up in the morning and before I'd had my coffee.

 

Anyway, I read a few reviews and decided to plump for a Wolf Viceroy 6-position winder. It seemed to hit a sweet spot of utility, capacity,  and price. It arrived yesterday.

 

It's bigger than I thought it would be and the drop-down door requires that there be nothing in front of it. Apart from that quibble, though, my initial reaction is that I'm pleased with it. It is flexible, and, most importantly, completely silent (with the door closed). The jury is still out regarding the rather large and internally sprung cushions, though. I'll have to see how those work out after removing and replacing watches daily. But overall, I am pleased with the purchase and it's a very obvious upgrade from the previous winder.

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Pics of the winder?

I have nothing against them but keep my watches in Oakley watch cases stashed in hard to find places because I'm worried of having everything displayed in one place in case of a robbery.
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Same old crummy looking no title watch, but daddy got a brand new pair of shoes Pic.



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Veeeery nice!
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Veeeery nice!

Thank you sir.
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So, I registered the MUT Moon on JLC's "LeClub", and they sent me this lovely gift! No sorry, the watch inside was not included.

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(Well, the way it really happened was this: Some of my fellow Norwegian collectors have received lovely gifts when registering their watches. I had registered my Master Chrono a long time ago, but received no lovely gift. I had also recently registered my MUT Moon, a year after aquiring, but received no lovely gift. So I sent JLC a polite letter basically sobbing "Why did they get a treat and not me? It's not fair!". So they sent me this lovely gift biggrin.gif )

I've been regularly reading this thread for the past two years and think this is only my second post. Anyways, posting now, since I had a similar experience to NonServiam.

I bought a Reverso GT 2.5 years ago, registered it and waited, hoping to get the free gift JLC mentioned on the registration card. After a year, I sent them an e-mail to ask if they had lost my registration details, but no reply, except the standard spam e-mails from them. I finally decided to write them an actual letter and posted it to Switzerland in December (!) of last year. Still nothing. After I saw NS's post, I had tears in my eyes since I never received even a polishing cloth from them!

Low and behold, I had a big surprise today when I went to the PO to pick up a package. Had no idea who had sent me something and after I got home and opened it, I saw a very nice watch case from JLC, just like NS's. I tell you, I couldn't stop smiling.

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I bought a Reverso GT 2.5 years ago, registered it and waited
Those Swiss act like they have all the time in the world.shog[1].gif
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This has been dominating my wrist of late. I love it.

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No surprise there. It's one of the best with the white dial.
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