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For the holidays, I had a choice of getting my wife a Twenty-4 or a Rolex 69178 with a badongkadongks load of diamonds (three little ones in each bracelet link, for example).  The Rolex actually doesn't come across as gaudy as one would imagine - at least when she's wearing it - unless you really stare and see all the bling.  I thought she'd pick the Twenty-4 for sure.  But I guess I should never underestimate the power of bling.  Or the logic of "well, get me the Rolex for Christmas and then get me the Twenty-4 for our anniversary."  Nice.

well, with your collection, ill bet its hard to say no. wink.gif
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Oi, that is pretty.  I think I will surprise my loved one before our anniversary comes around.

indeed. good idea.

i wanted to get one for my wife, but she refuses to wear any decent watch, cant even get het to wear a michele jelly bean. le sigh.
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Originally Posted by rnguy001 View Post

This JLC is a great looking watch.
Also - I like hearing about what our significant others are wearing also.
Mine wears a men's 36 mm stainless steel DJ and she won't go anywhere without it. No diamonds, but I think it looks perfect on her.

it is isnt it. smile.gif

its a great watch the rolex. im sure she loves it. mens watches on ladies is often a very cool look. does she wear it on the lose side?
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Yup a little on the looser side. She also has a women's Speedmaster she loves. Her next watch is the two-tone version of her Rolex now. It complements are complexion well I think.

I would love to get her into JLC one day..

One day..
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its a great watch the rolex. im sure she loves it. mens watches on ladies is often a very cool look. does she wear it on the lose side?
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Any thoughts on Bell & Ross?

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Any thoughts on Bell & Ross?


can you be more specific? like many brands, i like some of their offerings, and dislike some others.
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Any thoughts on Bell & Ross?

I find them to be very overpriced for what you get. Kind of like a Hugo Boss suit, you pay for the name rather than anything substantial. Pretty sure they use completely unmodified ETA movements.

If I were going to get a watch in that style, I would rather go for a Sinn. They did designs for Bell and Ross, so it is no surprise they look similar. The Sinn is better made and less expensive.
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I am inheriting a Breiting watch from my dad for being a new dad to my little girl. It was purchased in the 90's and its a quartz. I dont see a lot of love on here for quartz watches being of course the art behind automatic movements. What is the general consensus behind the Breitling brand and one that's a quartz?

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I am inheriting a Breiting watch from my dad for being a new dad to my little girl. It was purchased in the 90's and its a quartz. I dont see a lot of love on here for quartz watches being of course the art behind automatic movements. What is the general consensus behind the Breitling brand and one that's a quartz?

i think the most significant value here will be the sentimental value, dont undervalue that at all. breitling makes plenty of fine watches, and there are some good looking quartz models out there, do you know which model this is?
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Originally Posted by chocsosa View Post

I am inheriting a Breiting watch from my dad for being a new dad to my little girl. It was purchased in the 90's and its a quartz. I dont see a lot of love on here for quartz watches being of course the art behind automatic movements. What is the general consensus behind the Breitling brand and one that's a quartz?

All in all Breitling is a great brand, the reason it catches flak IMO is because of the people who wear them, usually people who love the big flashy time pieces. As for quartz pieces i personally would not buy one as i think if you are gonna go with something that requires a battery as opposed to a mechanical i would just get a timex and save myself the trouble. But my opinion aside the fact that your watch is a Breitling or that its quartz shouldn't matter, what matters is that it is from your Dad and it holds sentimental value. To hell with what other people think about it
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post


i think the most significant value here will be the sentimental value, dont undervalue that at all. breitling makes plenty of fine watches, and there are some good looking quartz models out there, do you know which model this is?

 

not too sure.. it looks like a chronomat model from the 90's.. not big at all.. I would say 39mm-40mm...I def understand from the sentimental aspect and thus I'm keeping it. I just wondered what people thought about it in general with the quartz movement. I saw him wearing it a couple times as a kid but have not seen the watch in maybe 10 years. So just from memory and I matched the style to that general line from observation.

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I find them to be very overpriced for what you get. Kind of like a Hugo Boss suit, you pay for the name rather than anything substantial. Pretty sure they use completely unmodified ETA movements.

If I were going to get a watch in that style, I would rather go for a Sinn. They did designs for Bell and Ross, so it is no surprise they look similar. The Sinn is better made and less expensive.


Sinn and Bell & Ross haven't collaborated in about 10 years and since, B&R designs are completely different from Sinn's. The square instrument style BR03 models have been around for many years and have been a huge success for the company.

 

I don't know if the movements are modified or not and probably not as for a few years now ETA has not allowed their customers to modify the movements. Then again there's nothing at all wrong with an unmodified ETA movement, especially if it's a higher grade version. Their watches also hold value pretty well on the secondary market.

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Originally Posted by rnguy001 View Post

Also - I like hearing about what our significant others are wearing also.

Mine wears a men's 36 mm stainless steel DJ and she won't go anywhere without it. No diamonds, but I think it looks perfect on her.

 

You know, my wife's daily wearer is also a  men's 36mm SS DJ, vintage (1967?), no diamonds, etc.  Got it for her birthday last November.  Even wears it when she sleeps sometimes.

 

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well, with your collection, ill bet its hard to say no. wink.gif
 

 

Er, yeah. Basically I got her one piece every time I got myself one...shog[1].gif

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Originally Posted by chocsosa View Post

I am inheriting a Breiting watch from my dad for being a new dad to my little girl. It was purchased in the 90's and its a quartz. I dont see a lot of love on here for quartz watches being of course the art behind automatic movements. What is the general consensus behind the Breitling brand and one that's a quartz?

 

Congratulations on your little girl!  Very thoughtful of your dad.  I echo comments from Stitchy and Jeff here - the value is that it came from your dad.  Also, you will probably appreciate the convenience of quartz - and hopefully the relative toughness of your Breitling - when you're up at all hours of the night dealing with all sorts of new skills and concerns as you care for your baby girl!

 

'Grats again!

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Hey at least I didn't call it Borelex.

LOL, but I willcrackup[1].gif

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Originally Posted by ErikW View Post

Any thoughts on Bell & Ross?

Had the beige 123 (I think I got that right) B&R has gotten bigger, since its debut! They do decent movement decor(ETA if you dont mind)!  I'm not sure if the price is of your liking now! Also, when they first hit the scene you where able to order extra bands ect. (toll free).! Not sure now!  

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Originally Posted by rnguy001 View Post

Back from servicing. The JLC service center gave me a bit of a scare at first, but in the end they took care of it so I'm a happy camper again

Would you like to share the cost of servicing? And why you sent it in?  I know usually the more complicated the more you pay!


Edited by ant702 - 1/30/13 at 4:16am
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