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I really like it too. Are we going to have a 3 way on this board?

Well if you must know, I am currently dating the beautiful woman in my avatar,..
so this 3 way is going to be strictly platonic.. Not like Ed, Conne & the unfortunate victim of the week.
post #782 of 48312
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Flieger, those Stowa pics are making me want to buy one.
post #783 of 48312
Those Stowas are like the watch version of butterface.

--Andre
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I'm selfish (I'm sure many of you could have guessed) so I typically have to buy myself something during the Holiday season while I am out buying presents for friends and family. I need something to hold me over for 2 months.

I'm thinking:

MeisterSinger 43mm Single Hand Tan Dial

38mm White Dial (on brown strap_

Stowa Ikarus Airman 40mm


I feel that with my love of Glashutte Orginal and A. L&S that so many great sub-$2500-3000 (while these are all sub-$1k) options I may start collecting German watches.
post #785 of 48312
Thread Starter 
I have the z1 in cream and it gets zero wrist time. If you decide to go for that one, drop me a PM and I'll be happy to sell it to someone who will use it more often
post #786 of 48312
For the sake of public conversation...why? You have the larger size?

But OMG OMG OMG it would be a chance to meet you!!

I also have a thing for grey, that's why I really like that Stowa.
post #787 of 48312
SoCal2NYC, I like the look of the Meistersinger too and the sundial design but when I tried one on a couple of years ago I was underwhelmed. The dial, an off white color, and the case just didn’t pop, if that makes sense. I don’t remember the leather strap feeling that high quality either. I was in the market for it and decided against buying after trying it on.
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Thread Starter 
Well, I think it's a very nice watch for the money to be honest. I disagree with poster above but then again, I've never been highly impressed or overwhelmed by the quality, case work or finish of a watch sold for a few hundred $...

I don't wear it simply because it competes for wrist time with other watches that I enjoy wearing a bit more (GO, PAM, IWC BigP, Dornbluth, etc...). The Meistersinger (along with a bunch of otther watches) rarely wins. I still like the design though

If you're interested, we could meet up and you could try it on and make your own opinion
post #789 of 48312
I'm going to the Watch Buys Road Show the 9-11th so hopefully I can try it on and see them in person (in addition to some other models).
post #790 of 48312
I tried it on during a watch buys road show. perhaps you'll have a more favorable view. good luck.
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What's the general consensus on Audemars Piguet's Royal Oak? Thinking about getting one for my next watch.
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What's the general consensus on Audemars Piguet's Royal Oak? Thinking about getting one for my next watch.

Iconic design; first expensive, all-steel sport watch. I've warmed to it over the years, but I think it's very expensive for what it is, particularly considering that some models use the Valjoux 7750 base movement. If you get one, I'd recommend one with a time-only in-house AP movement.

Still, if you are a collector of 'significant' watches, this is arguably a must-have. However, if you just want an all-steel, sport watch on a bracelet, I'd take a look at the IWC Ingenieur Automatic with the 8000-caliber movement. It's equally high-quality, has an in-house movement with anti-magnetic protection, and costs less.
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I'm selfish (I'm sure many of you could have guessed) so I typically have to buy myself something during the Holiday season while I am out buying presents for friends and family. I need something to hold me over for 2 months.

I'm thinking:

MeisterSinger 43mm Single Hand Tan Dial

It's missing a hand.
post #794 of 48312
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
Iconic design; first expensive, all-steel sport watch. I've warmed to it over the years, but I think it's very expensive for what it is, particularly considering that some models use the Valjoux 7750 base movement. If you get one, I'd recommend one with a time-only in-house AP movement.

Still, if you are a collector of 'significant' watches, this is arguably a must-have. However, if you just want an all-steel, sport watch on a bracelet, I'd take a look at the IWC Ingenieur Automatic with the 8000-caliber movement. It's equally high-quality, has an in-house movement with anti-magnetic protection, and costs less.

AP doesn't use a 7750 for the basis of Royal Oak chronos.
They're using a JLC based movement with a chrono module.
A lot of the time only Royal Oaks are using a JLC movement too.

I think AP is finally coming out with their own in-house chrono movement soon.

There are folks out there who dis the Ingenieur movement because of similarities to the 7750. Doesn't bother me though.
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What's the general consensus on Audemars Piguet's Royal Oak? Thinking about getting one for my next watch.
I hated at first but have come to like the Offshore it a lot. (I really don't care for the non-Offshore version.)

I don't anticipate buying one for a while. At that price you can get just about any steel watch you want.
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