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Originally Posted by Axelman 17 View Post

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?

Cartier Ultra-thin Santos Dumont from Tempvs Fvgit looks similar to the Tank.

http://www.tempvsfvgit.com/For_Sale.html
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Spent a week recently with this one... liked it. But definitely not more than I like vintage ones.
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Amazingly helpful, thank you all. This thread continues to be a great source of information on watches. If we had more threads like this for clothing, the board would be a better place. Will report back. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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cool beanz. look forward to seeing what you get.
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Originally Posted by Belligero View Post

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show) Spent a week recently with this one... liked it. But definitely not more than I like vintage ones.

 

Overall, I like the new SubC, and I like the green dial.  But the colored ceramic bezels, the green on the SS or blue on the white gold Sub, just don't look as good to me as the old colored aluminum bezel inserts, so I'd probably opt for one with a black bezel.  Still a great watch!

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Originally Posted by Axelman 17 View Post

Amazingly helpful, thank you all. This thread continues to be a great source of information on watches. If we had more threads like this for clothing, the board would be a better place. Will report back. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 Good luck shopping and looking forward to hearing how your search goes.

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Originally Posted by Kaplan View Post

Meanwhile, here's my small timer IWC on some light christmas reading:
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Splendid...though a Rolex or Omega might be more appropriate for Bond reading wink.gif
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You mean 2say people are posting fakes or even posting watches they don't own! "Nah," I don't believe itcrackup[1].gif

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Originally Posted by D M B View Post


Aaaah, the perfect GMT II — stainless steel, lug holes, solid-end-link bracelet and an insert option. I've worn the ceramic model, which is certainly a good watch, but I prefer this version. It's slimmer, lighter and just looks completely right.
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Originally Posted by Kaplan View Post

Meanwhile, here's my small timer IWC on some light christmas reading:
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dammit kap. I cant tell you how much i love that watch. Ive wanted one since i saw vanilla sky. If i can get some funds scratched together, im 90% sure thats gonna be my next purchase. As much as id like to be patient and save for a nautilus, i know thats doubtful to happen. Im just not that patient.
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perfection. :thumbsup:
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Originally Posted by D M B View Post

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NIce.

 

One more insert (Coke) and a Jubilee Bracelet and you would have the complete package.

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D M B & Kap - mmmmmmmmmmmm win!
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With all this talk ot potential fakes, here are Couple images of my daily watches. I've owned a handul of mechanical watches over the years but I stopped horsetrading a while back. Per my earlier post of the SD/16610, there are a few that I wish I held onto. I now rotate between the GMTIIC and an Omega Seamaster.

 

The last one I picked up was the GMTIIC in 08. The SS version had just been released the previous year so they were still hard to find. I travel a fair amount so I'd call AD's in all the cities I visited; SF, SD, Manhattan, Chicago, etc. All had wait lists (including my hometown). I got stuck in Syracuse one night in a storm so I called around and found one in an AD's case. He even gave me a 10% discount, which was unheard of for stainless sports models and especially for in-demand models like the new GMT (at the time). I was ecstatic! I wear this most work days and for business travel. Now I don't have to do all that pesky math from the west to east coast smile.gif.

 

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The Seamaster was the first mechanical watch I bought in 2000, IIRC. I wear it on a NATO style Maratac strap for water duty (we are sea kayak people). It came with the old Bond style bracelet. At the time, they didn't offer it on the current style. I had to trade a guy on TZ for the "Speedy Style" bracelet. He was nice enough to sent it complete with dead skin and arm hair smile.gif.

 

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The brown strap is an oversized strap from Don Ginsler. I wanted the look of a beefy strap so I bought the 24mm and notched it to fit the 20mm lugs. It's very ghetto but works for me.

 

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The last one is a 1969 Omega Chronostop that my mother bought for my father in 1969. It's a unique single pusher chronograph designed to be worn under the wrist for drivers (not divers).The first push starts the central seconds hand and the second push stops & resets it. I don't wear it much but it means a lot as I got it overhauled as a surprise by Omega (Switzerland) for my Dad and he died not long after. I had to source an OEM clasp which had been lost decades before. He still had the original mesh bracelet and I found a guy via TZ for the original style clasp.

 

 

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Ad original ad for the watch from the 60's or 70's.

 

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I could use a chronograph so I've been keeping my eye out for a late 90's early 00's IWC 3713 Doppel Chrono. It's comes in at 42mm which I think is manageable. I always loved the "5 link across/beads of rice" bracelet they came with. The new Doppel is just too big for my taste (and more than I want to spend). I sadly sold off an IWC 3706 Flieger Chrono as well as a Sinn 356 Flieger Chrono, both of which I thought too small at the time. I regret not keeping one of those (the IWC stings the most).

 

I sold off the 16610 as I didn't think I wanted two diver's watches. The Seamaster filled the same slot and was my first mechanical so the SD was sold to fund the GMTIIC. Once my wife stopped working to stay home with our kids, watch collecting took a back seat...however the kids are 9 & 6 now and she just went back to work...

 

If you made it this far, thanks for reading.

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Originally Posted by patrick_b View Post


If you made it this far, thanks for reading.

great stuff here. the IIc may be my favorite rolex.

also...that strap is fantastic. Don is a great guy.
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