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I have the prior version of the Ex2, which I like a lot.  It was a wedding gift from my wife to use overseas on our honeymoon.  I have tried the new one with each color dial.  Overall I like it but I prefer the black dial.  Are you considering one? 

They are nice. I really want Patek or IWC for my next watch. But I have nothing in Rolex and almost think a submariner or something like that should be in my collection.

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They are nice. I really want Patek or IWC for my next watch. But I have nothing in Rolex and almost think a submariner or something like that should be in my collection.

ive tried and tried to like the explorer 2s....just cant like them. the new one you posted is a little better, but i still cant fall for one.

however, the classic explorer is another story.......(stay tuned for something regarding those later nod[1].gif)
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yeah, i hate when that happens. i have never had that at a boutique tho where there were completely oblivious, only at a dealer. the hiring process doesnt call for that kind of knowledge, and there usually are no mandatory education courses, sadly.

I actually bought my Reverso TT from a local jeweller (Boston, Shreve Crump & Low)because of the enthusiasm and knowledge of the guys working there. They were roughly same age as me, mid-twenties, and let me pick their brains on some JLC's, and a super rare Lange they had just gotten. They were fellow watch nerds, one of the two actually had purchased a 1931 brown strapped Fagliano a couple months before I bought mine. I could have gotten the black strapped Reverso TT for slightly less on Timezone, but the in-store experience made it worthwhile.
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however, the classic explorer is another story.......(stay tuned for something regarding those later nod[1].gif)

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Originally Posted by PartagasIV View Post

I actually bought my Reverso TT from a local jeweller (Boston, Shreve Crump & Low)because of the enthusiasm and knowledge of the guys working there. They were roughly same age as me, mid-twenties, and let me pick their brains on some JLC's, and a super rare Lange they had just gotten. They were fellow watch nerds, one of the two actually had purchased a 1931 brown strapped Fagliano a couple months before I bought mine. I could have gotten the black strapped Reverso TT for slightly less on Timezone, but the in-store experience made it worthwhile.

i think its important that you note this, amongst the AD knowledge basing. there are those in the industry in that capacity, that are just as enthusiastic as we are.
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i think its important that you note this, amongst the AD knowledge basing. there are those in the industry in that capacity, that are just as enthusiastic as we are.
unfortunately, i personally havent run into a sales rep like this in the watch world. However, i do have a lady here in nashville that really knows her shit when it comes to high end pens. Ive spent far too much time chatting with her on weekends. I'll happily pay more money to shop there and spend some time chatting with her and gaining a greater knowledge/appreciation.

lessons here...love what you sell and you'll be a godsend to nuts like us.
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Just got my Autodromo Monoposto - haute horologie it is not (especially the Miyota movement which I think is slightly sub-par at the price) but a nice lovely casual watch with a great 60s automotive vibe.

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Just got my Autodromo Monoposto - haute horologie it is not (especially the Miyota movement which I think is slightly sub-par at the price) but a nice lovely casual watch with a great 60s automotive vibe.

details? thats a great looking watch.
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details? thats a great looking watch.

Autodromo is a sort of hipster watch start-up here in Brooklyn. Mostly quartz, this is their first automatic with a Miyota movement in a(n), of course, limited edition. Not too pricey really for the good looks.

For another local watch company, I'd say that Brooklyn Watches has more watch cred with rebodied pocket watches, but the styling is very different. ACL did an article here on them.

I recently sold my Rolex Sub C and have been buying some more inexpensive, fun stuff. Not that it will hold its value, but I never have collected watches for value but for fun. Still need a dress watch, and trying to decide whether to go with a Constant, an Epos, a vintage UG Compax or spend some serious money on something nice like a Grieb & Benzinger.
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Originally Posted by Hampton View Post

They are nice. I really want Patek or IWC for my next watch. But I have nothing in Rolex and almost think a submariner or something like that should be in my collection.

 

If you don't have a Rolex, the Sub is a classic.  However, as you know its completely different interms of quality and purpose than a Patek.  If you really want a Patek, save up and get one.  A Sub or IWC will not satisfy your wishes for a Patek.   As for IWCs, I'd probably look for something pre-owned...I'm just not in love with their current offerings. 

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Originally Posted by PartagasIV View Post


I actually bought my Reverso TT from a local jeweller (Boston, Shreve Crump & Low)because of the enthusiasm and knowledge of the guys working there. They were roughly same age as me, mid-twenties, and let me pick their brains on some JLC's, and a super rare Lange they had just gotten. They were fellow watch nerds, one of the two actually had purchased a 1931 brown strapped Fagliano a couple months before I bought mine. I could have gotten the black strapped Reverso TT for slightly less on Timezone, but the in-store experience made it worthwhile.

Years ago they were a very average experience (I bought 2 Rolex watches there).  That was before the whole mess when they went bankrupt and moved twice.  I was in there a few months ago and there was a guy with glasses, and I agree they have stepped it up in terms of the quality of their sales staff.  However, a friend of mine had issues when it came to a high end item purchased there, so I won't do business there anymore.  I have to feel 100% comfortable that a place stands behind what they sell I won't buy there. 

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If you don't have a Rolex, the Sub is a classic. However, as you know its completely different interms of quality and purpose than a Patek. If you really want a Patek, save up and get one. A Sub or IWC will not satisfy your wishes for a Patek. As for IWCs, I'd probably look for something pre-owned...I'm just not in love with their current offerings.

I sold my Sub since it was too common - everyone had one. Going to pick up a Nautilus I think for my next high-end sports watch. Although the GO Sport Evo that someone posted a while ago was quite nice, but I prefer the Patek's understated nature. Something about IWC just rubs me the wrong way...
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I sold my Sub since it was too common - everyone had one. Going to pick up a Nautilus I think for my next high-end sports watch. Although the GO Sport Evo that someone posted a while ago was quite nice, but I prefer the Patek's understated nature. Something about IWC just rubs me the wrong way...

A Nautilus is completely different, it's not your typical sports watch by any imagination.

 

It's quite a bit different, I would say it's more refined.

 

 

Having a couple of Subs (Red, LV) and a Nautilus, and I enjoy all three for different reasons.

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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post

A Nautilus is completely different, it's not your typical sports watch by any imagination.

It's quite a bit different, I would say it's more refined.


Having a couple of Subs (Red, LV) and a Nautilus, and I enjoy all three for different reasons.

Agreed - I just got tired of having the same watch as everyone else. And from an image standpoint, I felt like the people who were impressed by it weren't the people I would rather talk watches with. Better to get something like the GO Sport Evo which looks great and has watch cred.



Some people like Linde watches, I think they are sort of ugly personally.
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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post

however, the classic explorer is another story.......(stay tuned for something regarding those later nod[1].gif)

Classic, as in 1016?

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A 1016, in that kind of condition - riveted bracelet and all - is on my very limited wish list :-)
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I agree with Kaplan 200% on this one, and a beautiful pic btw.

 

If I ever owned a rolex, it would be this watch (idealism) or the 36mm updated version (realism)

 

...orrrr maybe a beautiful matte 5513 ;)

 

but the 1016 > 5513 in my book

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