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Question on Vintage watches -

What are people's thoughts on aftermarket parts?

I went out of my way on my vintage to use a dealer with a huge reputation for keeping everything original when they refurbish - but is there any price-point where newer face or replacement hands are acceptable if you just like the watch? If you buy something on eBay and get a good deal, do you have it opened and checked, or just accept it if you like it.
post #19892 of 39149
Sorry I'm late to the party - Love the watch, but i LOVE the dog. Great shot of both


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A quick photo of 2 of Man's best friends.  Not the best photo, as its tough holding a leash (attached to a 150lb puppy), a camera, and including a wrist shot in the photo at the same time. 


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On the Cartier Tank, I'll be the sole contrarian voice and recommend the smaller size, which would work better as a dress watch (which is how I would wear a piece like this).  It also seems to me more suited to the tradition of the tank, which has never been about maximizing wrist presence, but about understated elegance.  If this is going to be your go everywhere and do everything watch, then the larger size might be better for you.  But to my eye, the smaller watch does not in any way look too small on your wrist.

post #19894 of 39149
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What I am wearing today:
Montblanc Automatic
Aquascutum shirt
Gieves & Hawkes Jacket
Silver toecap cufflinks

Also, what are people view of MB watches, not seen many on here. Had this piece for over 3 years, I was attracted to the curve and aesthetics more...and the pricé of course

Depends on the model. Some of their watches are fantastic.
post #19895 of 39149
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Depends on the model. Some of their watches are fantastic.

I'm giving serious thought to kopping one of the nicolas rieussec models, like the chrono a lot.
post #19896 of 39149

Muhle Glashutte 44mm Terrasport II

 

I love this watch I owned a few Omegas, a Rolex and many other watches in my life. This brand by far has the best value and in my opinion makes the nicest watch. Its classic, simple and very well made.

 

 

 

 

 

Be well...

 

MGM

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Gents, Having problems uploading my photos at work..will try later. If I am correct, some of Nicolas Rieussec models are starting at around €12,000 / $15,000 - would these be in-house movements from a firm that more renowned for their pens & wallets? Compared to some of the €50,000 watches I've seen in Geneva, no doubt they are beautiful! # Mine in the $5,000 bracket - So most definitely an ETA movement.

 

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I'm giving serious thought to kopping one of the nicolas rieussec models, like the chrono a lot.
post #19899 of 39149
^^ very nice, flakey my boy ^^
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I'm giving serious thought to kopping one of the nicolas rieussec models, like the chrono a lot.

that is hands down my favorite watch of their. love that watch. i actually was going to mention it in my post but i was typing on my phone and had no idea how to spell it.

some pr0n for fun if anyone is not familiar with the model.




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The breed is featured prominently in Brad Thor's, "Scot Harvath" books. I like the series and always got a kick out of the dogs. Nice to see a picture of one.

Interesting.  I haven't heard of that series, but I will check it out.  Thanks!

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Sorry I'm late to the party - Love the watch, but i LOVE the dog. Great shot of both

Thanks, glad you like them! cheers.gif

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Also, what are people view of MB watches, not seen many on here. Had this piece for over 3 years, I was attracted to the curve and aesthetics more...and the pricé of course

They make very nice pens, but it is not a brand that attracts me as a potential watch consumer.  Personally, I think of them mainly as a pen company.  Their most significant contributions have been in the world of pens rather than watches.   I find some of their watch designs seem a bit forced and at times even flashy.  Also, while I understand the idea of a familiar theme among products, but many of their black watches, black pens, and black cufflinks seem too matchy, matchy.  

 

Knowing that several MBs were ETA or Val 7750 powered wasn't a strong selling point for me.   ETA/Valjoux make good solid movements, but if I were getting a watch powered by one of those, I would probably consider an IWC Pilot watch from the late 1990s, such as a 3706 or 3713, or maybe a Mark XV.   I always find a watch company's history, heritage, and accomplishments in the world of watch making to be both interesting and on some level a selling point.  MB doesn't have much history in the world of watch making and and I don't see them as really standing apart from the crowd. 

 

When I consider the prices of some of their watches, I tend to be more interested in other companies that have always been watch makers rather than those branching out to target new types of consumers.  Nothing wrong with it, its just not for me.  Ralph Lauren and Zegna have come up with watches that use very respected movements, but again I think of them as clothing makers.  While their history is rich in their original fields, I am not interested in owning one of their watches.  I guess I don't see a point in buying something that isn't what the brand known for...be it car makers, clothing makers, watch makers, or pen makers.  But no one brand can be everything to everyone.  If we all favored the same brand and model of watches it would be a very boring forum. 

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Is there some connection between MB and the old Minerva? I have some idea that there is/was. And what did happen to Minerva? Did the brand vanish post-Frey?
post #19902 of 39149
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Is there some connection between MB and the old Minerva? I have some idea that there is/was. And what did happen to Minerva? Did the brand vanish post-Frey?

MB bought ought Minerva, in order for them to be "in house."

If you look at the movement design, they bear strong resemblance to Minerva movements of yore.
post #19903 of 39149
Mont Blanc watches are owned by the Richemont group, no?
post #19904 of 39149
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Mont Blanc watches are owned by the Richemont group, no?

Montblanc as a company is owned by Richemont. As is everyone pretty much.
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Mont Blanc watches are owned by the Richemont group, no?

correct

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Richemont_brands

they really are a powerhouse.

IWC, JLC, A Lange, Panerai, Piaget, VC and others. damn. i wish that was my portfolio.
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