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I bought this watch sometime in H.S. and it started to get vapor underneath the glass, so I took it in to get fixed and they chipped the glass taking it off (didn't realize until later) and so I haven't worn it since. I was wondering if it's worth getting fixed or should I ditch it?

LL

I think I paid around $500 for it.
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I do believe this thread is officially over.
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Depends on how much you like it or what the cost is of fixing it.  Maybe take it to get an estimate for the repair cost.  I've seen watches where nothing was done even though their was vapor under the crystal and the movement had rust all over it...so it might be beyond repair.  Good luck.

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I do believe this thread is officially over.
I realize it's not the most expensive watch in this thread but it's also not the worst looking either confused.gif
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Can we get a fact check on this one?

Other than it's pretty ugly to me, I couldn't say. I have no knowledge of anything BVLGARI.

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Maybe everyone should cut Hampton a bit of slack and let him sort out whether his watch is real or not.  He stated its "his first Rolex" so perhaps he didn't know what to look for and got duped.  If its not real hopefully he can get his $$$ back.  I've spotted plenty of fake Rolexs, Cartiers, VCs, from newbies visiting TZ and Watchprosite etc. Sure some people were trying to pull something over the regular posters, others sadly got burned because they didn't know enough about the watch, until after they posted photos.   

 

I think for the most part people here post authentic watches.  Hopefully, no one here feels they have anything to prove.  Afterall, anyone  could simply steal someone's photos from the net and post them pretend its their own.  But what is gained from that?  There are no real ownership impressions to share, the person can't share much about their research, or their purchasing experience.  If its to impress people they never met, they are wasting their time.  I'd like to think that everyone visiting this thread is here because they truly enjoy fine watches, whether they own a single watch or a collection that rivals most watch stores.  So far most watches I've seen on this thread appear to be real and most of their owners seem to be good guys with great taste in watches.

 

So lets move back to the topic of great watches. 

 

Below is a photo of one of my favorite dress watches.  Its a rose gold manual wind 1972, which has an asymetic shape.  I really like the curved case which hugs the wrist and the way they made the top of the deployant asymetric to mirror the case shape.

 

 

 


Edited by Dino944 - 12/26/12 at 6:02pm
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It's no Patek but was a solid tool watch and one of the last years they still had lug holes (which actually made it a tool watch, IMO). It went to a good home and I get first dibs if the new owner ever wants to sell it.
Great watch and pics. Unless you have another sub it seems a shame to have parted with one of the last great Rollies, IMHO.

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Kaplan - damn, she is a beut. What number is that?
Glaedelig Jul!
Question answered by apropos above, just wanted to return the Glædelig Jul :-)

Meanwhile, here's my small timer IWC on some light christmas reading:

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Kaplan - damn, she is a beut. What number is that?
Glaedelig Jul!

Can someone tell me the style/model of this watch please?

Cheers
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I believe the reference number is 325301
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Depends on how much you like it or what the cost is of fixing it.  Maybe take it to get an estimate for the repair cost.  I've seen watches where nothing was done even though their was vapor under the crystal and the movement had rust all over it...so it might be beyond repair.  Good luck.

+1. i think my watchmaker here does crystal replacements like that for about $35. hoozah, if you like the watch, and want to keep wearing it, no reason not to fix it if you can for a reasonable price.
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I realize it's not the most expensive watch in this thread but it's also not the worst looking either confused.gif

correct. im not gonna say that imo bulovas are hard core watch pr0n, but it was a fair question about watch repair, honest feedback inquiry. no reason not to post that here.
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

I think for the most part people here post authentic watches.  Hopefully, no one here feels they have anything to prove.  Afterall, anyone could simply steal someone's photos from the net and post them pretend its their own.  But what is gained from that?  There are no real ownership impressions to share, the person can't share much about their research, or their purchasing experience.  If its to impressing people they never met, they are wasting their time.  I'd like to think that everyone visiting this thread is here because they truly enjoy fine watches, whether they own a single watch or a collection that rivals most watch stores.  So far most watches I've seen on this thread appear to be real and most of their owners seem to be good guys with great taste in watches.

well said. and that VC is just splendid.
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Have done some searching around on the site without success so figured I would try here. Interested in purchasing a watch for my fiancee, budget is sub $3K but if I needed to stretch I could. She has requested that it be something on a leather band. I have shown here a few of the obvious candidates like a Rolex Oysterdate/Datejust, some men's watches that seemed small enough to double as a women's watch but she didnt like them. She is looking for something very understated and simple, definitely no diamonds, chronographs, big faces etc. The only watch that she has seen and liked is the Cartier Tank Solo and I would like to at least think through a few other ideas. Thoughts?
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Off the top of my head, a very good alternative to the Tank Solo is the Omega Lady Constellation, there are a few different sizes available and they are a very discreet and IMO classic design. The all-steel or (gasp) two-tone models in SS/rose gold are very nice.

Another alternative if you are planning to initiate her into the WIS ways is a Revue Thommen Sport 50s or something along those lines - it's just about small enough for a lady at 31mm, IMO has handsome vintage-ey looks, and a wait for it... in-house manual-wind movement.

My fiancee has one... devil.gif


Edited by apropos - 12/26/12 at 5:11pm
post #16288 of 31038
i have not seen one in a while, but i recall liking the bvlgari b zero 1. i think its in the price range too.
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also, iirc, there are some pretty ladies reversos that can be had in that price point as well.
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Personally I think Cartier is a no-brainer over Rolex, Omega, etc. The only alternative I would consider is some other fine jeweler like Tiffany's, Van Cleef, etc., but would probably stick to Cartier in any case. If I were to buy a Rolex, it would be a men's Submariner or Daytona, but you would need to make sure that she is into that look.
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