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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

If you were looking at the regular Santos Dumont its a beautiful watch (it looks great in every version: white gold, pink, and yellow).  It is one that has been on my list of possible Cartier purchases.  The base movement is from Piaget (which is owned by the same parent company as Cartier) and their movements are fantastic, top quality, and as a brand they are often underappreciated.  IMHO, its defintely one of the nicest time only dress watches particularly in the under $20K range.  The other brand in the under 20K range to consider would be Piaget (their manual wind 40mm round Altiplano with a subdial for seconds at 10 o'clock is another fantastic watch).  If you looked at the Skeleon Dumont, thats a truly amazing piece.  The movement is made in house.  The bridges are nickel (gold would be too soft on that watch) and they are plated in gold.  Its a very cool, very elegant watch and a true conversation starter.  They are also numbered.  I am not sure how many they are making.  In the Skeleton they are available in pink gold, white gold, and carbon coated which is black.  The skeleton is about 2.5x the price of the standard Dumonts.  If you are looking for more info check out www.troisanneaux.com my friend Geo who is serious Cartier collector owns that site and he moderates at the Cartier Forum on http://revo-online.com/forums/main/cartier.html  There is also a pretty good Cartier Forum on Timezone.com  .  Good luck and feel free to PM or email if you need any other info on Cartier or resources.  The boutiques also have some great reference materials that I enjoy reading if I am considering a particular watch from them. 

Sorry we didn't get to meet up at Larz Anderson this year.  The car won 1st in its class again.  Maybe I'll see you at the car show next year.

Thanks for the info. I will definitely have to check out your friends site. I was looking at the regular Santos Dumont in white gold. I appreciate your offer to answer any questions that I may have about cartier; which is definitely a brand that I am unfamiliar with when it comes to watches. My father a Piaget dress watch that I love, but I am personally not a fan of a lot of the newer style Piaget models. Congrats on the win at the Tutto Italiano show. I wasn't able to make it this year because I was away, but maybe we can meet up next year.

-LR
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

If you truly love and had already planned to buy one of the Breitlings at some point, then maybe its something to consider.  However, if you are doing it to save a bit of $ for now and you still have plans to get a Panerai, then I say skip the Breitlings.  One of the Breitlings may temporarily be a fun toy, but ultimately it will push you further from your goal of owning a Panerai and you will not have the watch you truly want.   So my vote is stick to the game plan of saving and getting the Panerai you really want. 
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Yes, but no one pays $8K for it new...you can get deals on Breitlings all day long.  How much is the Panerai you want?  Skip the Breitling and you will have 2-3K toward the watch you really want rather than in a substitute.  Just my 2 cents.

no doubt you are right. the panerai is what i had wanted. though, i did have designs on the transocean before it presented itself at my feet. i should stick to my guns.

im not sure what the panny would run me. i have not checked my connections yet. retail is 5700, so less than that. laugh.gif
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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post

Well said.

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

no doubt you are right. the panerai is what i had wanted. though, i did have designs on the transocean before it presented itself at my feet. i should stick to my guns.
im not sure what the panny would run me. i have not checked my connections yet. retail is 5700, so less than that. laugh.gif

a wise man once passed this advice to me when i was going on a watch buying spree...the most expensive watch youll ever own is the one you bought to satisfy the craving for the one you really wanted.
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a wise man once passed this advice to me when i was going on a watch buying spree...the most expensive watch youll ever own is the one you bought to satisfy the craving for the one you really wanted.

sage words indeed. thanks.

i think i figured it out. try and chisel my boss down, and get both. devil.gif
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Originally Posted by PartagasIV View Post

The AP 15202 that you all have been posting about I've been trying to find concrete info for online but having a bit of trouble. Browsing AP's site, it's hard to tell if it's the 39mm Extra-Thin (as it has blue dial and date window background in blue), or the selfwinding 41mm RO, as it also has a blue face and a matching blue background date window. And to boot, Hodinkee makes it sound like the 15202 is the RO 'Jumbo'...

A quick way to tell them apart, is that the 15202 Jumbo (which isn't the largest as mentioned above) doesn't come with a seconds hand.

Nice pics Dino.
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And 1 daytona
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Stitch,
What year is the Daytona and how much is your store selling it for? Thanks.

-LR
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Stitch,
What year is the Daytona and how much is your store selling it for? Thanks.
-LR

pretty sure my boss is keeping that one. if you really want it, feel free to PM me an offer, and ill get you a year and see if he will part with it. smile.gif
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Thanks for the info. I will definitely have to check out your friends site. I was looking at the regular Santos Dumont in white gold. I appreciate your offer to answer any questions that I may have about cartier; which is definitely a brand that I am unfamiliar with when it comes to watches. My father a Piaget dress watch that I love, but I am personally not a fan of a lot of the newer style Piaget models. Congrats on the win at the Tutto Italiano show. I wasn't able to make it this year because I was away, but maybe we can meet up next year.
-LR

 The Santos Dumont in white gold is a beautiful watch.  Its a great size, makes a bold statement, and a modern approach to classic Cartier design.  It also has a great Piaget movements as its base (which Cartier finishes to its own standards).  Piaget's Altiplano line is their most traditional collection and is quite handsome, but maybe not what you are looking for.  Yes, maybe we will meet up at a future show.

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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post


a wise man once passed this advice to me when i was going on a watch buying spree...the most expensive watch youll ever own is the one you bought to satisfy the craving for the one you really wanted.

+1,000

 

So true!  My friend learned that the hard way.  Watching the watch he wanted go from $2,850 to $5,700 before he finally bought it (and in between making watch purchases to temporarily satisfy his desire for his dream watch).  With what he lost in depreciation buying and selling other pieces he could easily have bought the watch much sooner had he saved and bought the watch he really wanted.

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A quick way to tell them apart, is that the 15202 Jumbo (which isn't the largest as mentioned above) doesn't come with a seconds hand.
Nice pics Dino.

 Thanks Kaplan.  Good point, I completely forgot to mention the Jumbo's lack of a second hand (which I like).  It gives it a clean look.

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post


 i have not checked my connections yet. retail is 5700, so less than that. laugh.gif

 If the retail is $5,700, and I were you, there is no way I'd buy a Breitling thats $2-3K.  Its too big of a chunk of your Panerai funds...keep saving. 

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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

 If the retail is $5,700, and I were you, there is no way I'd buy a Breitling thats $2-3K.  Its too big of a chunk of your Panerai funds...keep saving. 

my dream is to to get them both, and still come in under budget. le sigh.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

wanna buy it? i get you deal. smile.gif

Sadly, others in this thread have given sage advice, see below..
Although out of curiosity, how much is it going for?
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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post

a wise man once passed this advice to me when i was going on a watch buying spree...the most expensive watch youll ever own is the one you bought to satisfy the craving for the one you really wanted.

True story, I recently acquired a Portuguese chrono when what I really wanted was the 7 day power reserve. Although I got a hell of a good deal on the chrono, so maybe not all is lost, I might be able to see it in a year or two when I can upgrade for not too much a hit.
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Sadly, others in this thread have given sage advice, see below..
Although out of curiosity, how much is it going for?

dont know yet, but i have gotten a few inquiries. ill kyp when we price it. smile.gif
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yeah stitches, stay focus my man. you going to have that Panerai on your wrist pretty soon.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

no doubt you are right. the panerai is what i had wanted. though, i did have designs on the transocean before it presented itself at my feet. i should stick to my guns.
im not sure what the panny would run me. i have not checked my connections yet. retail is 5700, so less than that. laugh.gif
I didn't know you like Breitlings. I have a really cool 70's style transocean with integrated bracelet and oval subdials with blocky chronograph hands (like the Sinn). Next time you are in ny I will show you. I bought it NOS from the estate of the original Breitling distributor.
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thanks for the support, warren. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

I didn't know you like Breitlings. I have a really cool 70's style transocean with integrated bracelet and oval subdials with blocky chronograph hands (like the Sinn). Next time you are in ny I will show you. I bought it NOS from the estate of the original Breitling distributor.

i am open to all watch makers. there are models i like and dislike from pretty much everyone.

i would love to see your transocean next time we catch up. sounds great!
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