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The guy doesn't need Lloyd's of London for a $5,000 watch, wtf.

Face palm. I'm not wearing my glasses and would have bet that it said $50K.
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Struck out again with this at another high end jewelry shop. A poster in this thread thought I should take it to one of those mall kiosk Fast Fix joints. I didn't know those places did service on automatics. Thoughts?

I found a guy in CA who is a Seiko collector and he's worked on a few of my vintage watches - not just Seiko. Very reasonable and pretty fast. I'll send you his name if I can dig up his card.
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

The guy doesn't need Lloyd's of London for a $5,000 watch, wtf.
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Face palm. I'm not wearing my glasses and would have bet that it said $50K.

haha. i wish. small timer here.
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i think this THE one.

Panerai 312
500
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Great choice B!!! I love the date, and iirc its an automatic right?
I send my Sea-Dweller to Bob Ridley a few days ago, so I'm here watchless atm. I really wish I still have my Speedmaster. Plus I'm already looking at another Rolex, a 1675 or 16710 ffffuuuu.gif But I really want a dress watch as my next watch. I'm thinking either a simple Reverso or a Senator Sixties.
Edited by Warren G. - 8/18/11 at 7:56pm
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Great choice B!!! I love the date, and iirc its an automatic right?
I send my Sea-Dweller to Bob Ridley a few days ago, so I'm here watchless atm. I really wish I still have my Speedmaster. Plus I'm already looking at another Rolex, a 1675 or 16710 ffffuuuu.gif But I really want a dress watch as my next watch. I'm thinking either a simple Reverso or a Senator Sixties.

yup automatic, 1950s case. one thing i'm still waffling on is the case thickness. they are already substantial watches, but the 1950s is about 3.5-4mm thicker than a regular Luminor. i do like the brushed look over the polished, but that isn't going to sway me either way.

what are your thoughts on a 177. it's similar to the 111, but just made of titanium. i presume it's quite a bit lighter than steel. any drawbacks to it?
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love these vintage oysters, particularly when they have dauphine hands.
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yup automatic, 1950s case. one thing i'm still waffling on is the case thickness. they are already substantial watches, but the 1950s is about 3.5-4mm thicker than a regular Luminor. i do like the brushed look over the polished, but that isn't going to sway me either way.

what are your thoughts on a 177. it's similar to the 111, but just made of titanium. i presume it's quite a bit lighter than steel. any drawbacks to it?

That 312 looks great, but it is a beast of a watch. Make sure you've tried it on before getting a 1950's case. The 177 is a much better fit on the wrist in comparison. I prefer the 176 with no seconds hand. You can always get a 111 and have the case brushed if that is what you are looking for.
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something different for me today
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That 312 looks great, but it is a beast of a watch. Make sure you've tried it on before getting a 1950's case. The 177 is a much better fit on the wrist in comparison. I prefer the 176 with no seconds hand. You can always get a 111 and have the case brushed if that is what you are looking for.

The 1950 auto is very beefy. A slimmer watch is the 8-day winding caliber on the 233 if you decide the 312 is too big.
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I picked up a copy of the robb report watch collection at borders today for 2.50 (something inappropriate about buying a Robb mag on discount. The whole mag is watch porn. I however am curious if you think:

500

is worth 637K. yup. Quad Tourbillion.
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^ I plan on picking one up the same day I take delivery of my Bugatti.
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love this rolex (rarely do I say that!) what are the details on this watch, and more photos? thanks!
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I'll check it out. Thanks.
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I found a guy in CA who is a Seiko collector and he's worked on a few of my vintage watches - not just Seiko. Very reasonable and pretty fast. I'll send you his name if I can dig up his card.

Please do. I never thought it would be so fucking difficult to get service on a $50 automatic watch.
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something different for me today

That's a handsome piece.
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