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Do you ever have to work with RSC, Stitch? I was reading that they insist on a full service with crystal replacements and I'm not trying to spend 600+ just for a crystal.

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There's far too much edifying comment in this thread right now, so I'm going to leave this terd here:

http://www.amazon.com/Zenith-96-0529-4035-Tourbillon-Titanium-Chronograph/dp/B001K3IXW8/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top?tag=gmgamzn-20

Terd referring more to the listing and hilarious reviews, rather than the watch itself.

Here is another terd of an article:

http://gawker.com/5978737/why-do-assholes-love-watches?tag=luxury
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Originally Posted by Hayward View Post

There's far too much edifying comment in this thread right now, so I'm going to leave this terd here:

http://www.amazon.com/Zenith-96-0529-4035-Tourbillon-Titanium-Chronograph/dp/B001K3IXW8/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top?tag=gmgamzn-20

Terd referring more to the listing and hilarious reviews, rather than the watch itself.

Here is another terd of an article:

http://gawker.com/5978737/why-do-assholes-love-watches?tag=luxury

 

Hah hah I am still reading the awesome reviews and laughing all the way! :)

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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post

Do you ever have to work with RSC, Stitch? I was reading that they insist on a full service with crystal replacements and I'm not trying to spend 600+ just for a crystal.

How new is the watch?  No one likes to buy services they don't need.  However, it may be that as a result of how far they have to take the watch apart to get the crystal off, and if the movement has been removed and, certain seals get compromised/damaged in the process and have to be replaced, possibly it makes sense to do it as long as they have it apart, provided its a few years old.  I've had daily wearer Rolexes serviced at RSC but never had to replace the crystal. 

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What about a Stowa or Nomos? My Stowa was around 800 I think.

It gets more wrist time than my Sub LV

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What model is this?  That looks great and I've been looking for something simple/dressy/reasonably priced and this looks like a winner.

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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post

Do you ever have to work with RSC, Stitch? I was reading that they insist on a full service with crystal replacements and I'm not trying to spend 600+ just for a crystal.

i have never, actually. i have mixed feelings on the whole thing. i know there are ways to get repairs done well and fard cheaper, and it is just a crystal, but then i wonder if if something went wrong, id be pissed for not shelling out to do it the best way. im torn. frown.gif

good luck.
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Hah hah I am still reading the awesome reviews and laughing all the way! smile.gif

he-larry-ous. amazing.
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+1 great choice on the Ingy 3227-01...I'm looking forward to seeing the newest iteration of the Igenieur whenever it reaches a local AD.

Great snaps of your VC, Dino. That caseback very much resembles a Reverso movement, although I couldn't tell you which one.
And this is my only barrel-shape, although I think of it more as a casual watch than a true dress piece, despite wearing it with suits quite a bit.. (apologies if I've posted this pic before).

It doesn't compare horologically to a Patek, but it's one of my favorite designs, and now my only Cartier after trading in my Tank Francaise:

I liked this watch, but didnt like the metal bracelet or the crown! I always wore the black change-out strap!  That crown looks great,but hard to grasp! Did you have some of the same qualms?  

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My RSC experiences have been hit/miss over the years but I think it is a fair statement to say that over the last 5-10 years, compulsory unnecessary servicing addons, sharply escalating servicing prices, and a "take it or leave it" approach to customer wishes has gained a fair bit of ground.
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There's far too much edifying comment in this thread right now, so I'm going to leave this terd here:

http://www.amazon.com/Zenith-96-0529-4035-Tourbillon-Titanium-Chronograph/dp/B001K3IXW8/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top?tag=gmgamzn-20

Terd referring more to the listing and hilarious reviews, rather than the watch itself.

Here is another terd of an article:

http://gawker.com/5978737/why-do-assholes-love-watches?tag=luxury

Love how the article has just dismissed us all as a bunch of douche bags! smile.gif
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The process of engraving balance cocks by hand, the old-fashioned way without use of computers and electronics.




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Love how the article has just dismissed us all as a bunch of douche bags! smile.gif

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There's a lot of truth in it though.
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There's a lot of truth in it though.

Speak for yourself mate! biggrin.gif
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Beijing enamel dial guilloche watch



with 3/4 plate movement and chatons



Bespoke engraving on movement

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I've been a regular lurker in this thread for quite a while and I must say the knowledge presented in many people's posts is astounding and so incredibly interesting. This is by far my most frequented thread on SF.

I do have a question for those more knowledgeable on the subject though; I'm aware VC, AP and PP are regarded as the 'Big Three', however having seen ALS' watches I'm curious why it isn't included in this grouping of prestige watch companies. Is ALS regarded as higher or lower on the totem pole than the Big Three? And on the same note, I notice that Breguet is rarely discussed in this thread. Where do they stand among these four other watch companies?

 

In order:

 

Old School Big Three: PP, VC, AP

New School Big Three: Philippe Dufour, F.P. Journe, ALS

 

In my mind, Breguet, Girrard Peregaux, and JLC are first tier but not first rank . JLC has some great values.

 

Other marques worth considering: Voutilainen, Speake-Marin, Becsei, L&H, and others

 

YMMV

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lol8[1].gif

There's a lot of truth in it though.
To be fair, I've had similar thoughts about a certain type of person wearing something like a Breitling for Bentley watch, as the article aptly uses for illustrative purposes.
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