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Originally Posted by mktitsworth View Post


What did you get your PhD in? Also, please tell me that grad school ends. Here in midway-through-land, it's all that can be seen going forward and backwards.

 

Economics.  Took me five years from matriculation to starting a full-time job outside academia, defended thesis six months after that, then received the degree six months afterwards, given the academic cycle.  So, about six years.  On top of a couple of years doing another master's degree.  

 

It does end, but I feel your pain. The guilt of feeling like you didn't write productively that day, endless revisions from various thesis committee members, the missives from on high telling me I wasn't good enough (yet).  It was a pretty hardcore program, but it's as close to a traditional master/apprentice relationship as you could find.  Until the master says the student is ready............ but keep at it!

 

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Originally Posted by rnguy001 View Post

Great story and the watch looks killer with that suit. Well done!

 

Thanks, rnguy001.

post #17522 of 35654
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Originally Posted by Belligero View Post


I know what you mean, it's just that I would have a hard time justifying expense on a luxury like a watch without having the foundation well taken care of. It's not only that low-quality shoes look shabby, they also have physiological drawbacks. I should have mentioned that it's not only for reasons of vanity that I'd rank... uh... hoof-ments over movements. I do realize that it's a bit apples-to-oranges, though.

Yes, yes, I'm trying to be a bit diplomatic there. A watch definitely can carry certain connotations, positive or negative. But it's normally not the only signal, either. wink.gif

Apples 2 oranges, not quite brother! You said the magic word "VANITY"! 

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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

On topic, here's a pic to support the notion of heirloom/sentimental value.  From earlier this afternoon - me wearing my museum Movado.  

 

 

 

OMG!  Movado!  Quartz!  But hey, a his-and-hers pair was given to me and my wife when we got married more than a decade ago.  My parents-in-law must have saved up for months to buy that, given what I know of their financial capabilities.  I loved them for it, and honor their gift.  Today they are retired, and we're fortunate to be able to support them as their retirement savings were obliterated by this and that financial crisis.  

 

Yeah, we have several Rolexes and Pateks in our stable now but sometimes I still whip out my Movado. Frankly, I think it works well with the suit/shoe ensemble. :)

Hats off to you! And thats a GQ worthy picturebigstar[1].gif

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Originally Posted by ErikW View Post


id pass on B&R. WAY overpriced. I owned this for a very short time...theyre REALLY fun watches. but pedestrian movements and rubber straps at their pricetag is ridiculous. This was 18K rose gold on a gator strap...I kinda miss it, but IIRC MSRP was well over $10K

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Hats off to you! And thats a GQ worthy picturebigstar%5B1%5D.gif

ahh the movado espereranza. I wanted that watch so bad it made me sick when i was young. hahaha.
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cool watch, derk.
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Thanks, guys.  jeff13007 - nice attempt.  You do realize that I will now have to look at Tom Ford and Berluti selections, right?  Sigh....... smile.gif
Shoes are Corthay's Satan - ezlau is right!
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i like to have nice watches and nice shoes. #jusayin.
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Nice watch! I wasn't planning on spending that much on a B&R anyways - trying to stay under $3k and it looks like it's possible with the BR03-92. Any suggestions for the 1,500-3,000 price range (can be used)? I don't want a dress watch. I want something casual that I can wear everyday. Preferably automatic.

 

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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post


id pass on B&R. WAY overpriced. I owned this for a very short time...theyre REALLY fun watches. but pedestrian movements and rubber straps at their pricetag is ridiculous. This was 18K rose gold on a gator strap...I kinda miss it, but IIRC MSRP was well over $10K

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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post

ahh the movado espereranza. I wanted that watch so bad it made me sick when i was young. hahaha.

 

Oh, that's what it's called.  Haha!  As Stitch said in another thread, uber phail on my part.  I studied up a ton for the new mechanicals I acquired recently, but didn't do much to study up on the Movados I already had.  Whoopsee!

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If you want to keep with the aviator heritage go for a stowa or a a sinn. I understand that you have your heart set on the particular aesthetic B&R has but if it were me I would wait to see if it was a passing fad or something that stuck with me over the long haul. Like others have said B&R are overpriced for what you get.

 

You could always go and save up only a wee bit more and just get a Rolex no-date sub like a 14060 for just under 4k...or get a submariner homage for cheaper than that. I know some people have problems with homages but hell i'd take a steinhart over a B&R any day.

 

Theres also an omega speedy pro or a seamaster too

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Originally Posted by JimC View Post

 

My three better quality watches for your ridicule or praise as the case may be.  Please excuse the poor iPhone photo.

 

The Oris was my first good watch.  I loved it a little too much and the crystal is the worse for it.  Not an economical fix I suspect.  The bracelt is off as I was going to put an appropriate black strap on it, but I ran out of steam.

 

The Tissot caught my eye in an AD a year or so back and my subsequent research brought me to a great review by Teeritz on Watchuseek.  Not the finest piece around but a pretty good no-nonsense watch.

 

Finally, the Submariner.  I had always liked the Explorer, but when I went in to an AD to try one on the sales assistant suggested I try this one on too.  I'm so glad she did.  It sang to me and there was no turning back.  I received a fantastic deal on it at the time, and it has hardly left my wrist since that time almost four years ago.  And in that time it has seen some pretty serious abuse.  I was in the navy at the time of purchase, and it saw service in many different and unforgiving environments.  It has a few scuffs to show for it, but I love the fact that my Submariner was actually worn by a submariner in a submarine, keeping periscope or bridge watches, and it's done its share of diving too.  The submarine connection was a cliche that I was initially keen to avoid, but I'm glad I got over that.  I now work in oil and gas, and this watch continues to serve me well, and it's probably quite thankful for the respite it's been given.  I'd buy it in an instant if I had my time over again.

You wore your Rolex on deployment 2, Ha,Ha,Ha! Did you catch any flack from your superiors? They told me I was out of uniform, but once I got my NB sneakers stolen, there was no way I could leave my watch in a damn tent!   

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I had a Omega Speedmaster for a few years. It was alright. Most recently I had an Ikepod Hemipode, but I sold that about a month ago. 

 

Anyone have any thoughts on Panerai?

 

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Originally Posted by Cylon View Post

If you want to keep with the aviator heritage go for a stowa or a a sinn. I understand that you have your heart set on the particular aesthetic B&R has but if it were me I would wait to see if it was a passing fad or something that stuck with me over the long haul. Like others have said B&R are overpriced for what you get.

 

You could always go and save up only a wee bit more and just get a Rolex no-date sub like a 14060 for just under 4k...or get a submariner homage for cheaper than that. I know some people have problems with homages but hell i'd take one of those over a B&R.

 

Theres also an omega speedy pro or a seamaster too

post #17532 of 35654
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Any suggestions for the 1,500-3,000 price range (can be used)? I don't want a dress watch. I want something casual that I can wear everyday. Preferably automatic.

 

 

Save a little money and get a Stowa or Laco Flieger without logo. I prefer the Stowa, but if you want something a bit bigger, go Laco. That is if you enjoy the look of Fliegers, if not, completely ignore me.

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Originally Posted by ant702 View Post

You wore your Rolex on deployment 2, Ha,Ha,Ha! Did you catch any flack from your superiors? They told me I was out of uniform, but once I got my NB sneakers stolen, there was no way I could leave my watch in a damn tent!   


Are you on drugs?

post #17534 of 35654
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Originally Posted by Cylon View Post

If you want to keep with the aviator heritage go for a stowa or a a sinn. I understand that you have your heart set on the particular aesthetic B&R has but if it were me I would wait to see if it was a passing fad or something that stuck with me over the long haul. Like others have said B&R are overpriced for what you get.

 

You could always go and save up only a wee bit more and just get a Rolex no-date sub like a 14060 for just under 4k...or get a submariner homage for cheaper than that. I know some people have problems with homages but hell i'd take a steinhart over a B&R any day.

 

Theres also an omega speedy pro or a seamaster too


I keep reading the word "overpriced" in regards to B & R but luxury watches are just that and the price can only be justified by the wearer. Most would say any watch over $100.00 is overpriced and even a relatively high end piece like a BR03 would be beyond the concept of most people much less a Journe, Patek Philippe or AP. And even the watch enthusiast who owns these brands may have a B & R in their collection because it's what they want on their wrist. The square models been phenomenally successful for B & R for a reason. They are cool, big and the right watch at the right time.

post #17535 of 35654
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Originally Posted by ErikW View Post

Nice watch! I wasn't planning on spending that much on a B&R anyways - trying to stay under $3k and it looks like it's possible with the BR03-92. Any suggestions for the 1,500-3,000 price range (can be used)? I don't want a dress watch. I want something casual that I can wear everyday. Preferably automatic.
As far as I'm concerned, Sinn owns the under-$3K non-dressy category. They're an established, independent company with some real history — not some fashion-conglomerate-owned shell of a former name or lame-design-having off-the-shelf-Chinese-component-using fly-by-night "microbrand", their service is excellent, their no-BS designs are sober and functional, and they have a long list of useful technical innovations (surface hardening, de-humidification bits, lubricant-free escapements...). In short, they produce handsome, high-quality watches right in Germany, don't try to obfuscate the origin of their (top-grade) ETA movements, and price their stuff fairly.

They have an extensive list of models, although they apparently still haven't figured out how to take flattering photos of their own watches for their site.

If this even remotely appeals, check them out:



By the way, the hardened-steel thing is no joke. Here are my 20 mm and 22 mm bracelet clasps. Guess which one went through a bike crash...



Surprise, it ain't the scratched-up one, it's the one with the tiny dent on the lower left. They've both been subject to equal normal wear, aside from the hardened one taking a spill on asphalt. I don't know about you, but that's the kind of thing that I like having in a casual, everyday watch. One of the best luxuries is not having to worry about your stuff, so by that standard Sinns are extremely luxurious.
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