Originally Posted by academe
My wife is definitely not a WIS. She has a few quartz Mondaines which are her daily wearers, but on occasion will wear this:
AP Jules Audemars Small Seconds with in-house hand-wound calibre 3090. Pink gold with watered silk and leather band.
Her next 'nice' watch may be an automatic Cartier tank of one kind or another, automatic Omega Constellation or perhaps a Datejust...Her writsts are very narrow, so no men's 36 mm Datejust for her!
Your wife has great taste!
Originally Posted by ant702
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!
Hey Ant, check my post/reply to DINO a page or two back. No charge from JLC (I think their Service Center in Texas did the work). The PR wasn't working properly. I hate to imagine how much that would've cost out of pocket though.. yikes..
Originally Posted by ErikW
Any thoughts on Bell & Ross?
I like some of their more subdued models, their vintage lines. Not a huge fan of their big square watches, but they have become, for better or worse, synonymous with the brand.
They do have some extremely nice models, but I agree with one of the other posters, a little expensive for what you get under the hood. That being said, I always find that shouldn't be a deterrent if you really love a watch and have the cash and it's something that will really bring you joy..
Originally Posted by chocsosa
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?
Congrats on all accounts. You know, Breitling gets a bad rap due to all the huge blinged-out watches, Bentley collaborations, rappers and Travolta adds. Underneath it all they are a great watch company that can put out some really fantastic looking pieces. I've heard nothing but great things about their service department from my ADs (apparently their customer service blows a lot of the other swiss companies away.. but I've never had any personal experience..), and their B1 movement is supposed to be legit.
I really like some of their Transocean models. The Navitimer is also well-loved by many, although personally I'm not as a big a fan of most of that line.