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post #20176 of 31007
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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post

eggsactly.

aslo...how ya liking that chrono?

It is fantastic. Hasn't left my wrist since - though my girlfriend keeps trying to borrow it. It has gotten me hooked on vintage chronos though - might be a gold one in my collection sometime in not too long.
post #20177 of 31007
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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

So, I have a question. The following two watches are the same price. You can take one of these home from Bazel this year. You are in the mood for a chronograph. Which one do you choose?



This one:



The PP is elegant, but I wouldn't need the chrono function where I would wear it.
post #20178 of 31007
really?
post #20179 of 31007
Yep. Also I wouldn't be completely surprised at an outlier offer for an EZM1 for similar money nowadays if you can find one at all.
post #20180 of 31007
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That is the beautiful thing about this thread, is that everyone communicates honestly and tries (mainly speaking of myself) to communicate intelligently. This thread is like the hidden gem of SF.
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You know, I was just thinking the same thing when I saw it this morning. I think that this is a step in the very right direction for GP. From what I remember reading, it is clocking in at ~40mm, and 11mm thick. I love the aesthetics of the 1966 line, but I feel that GP can be a bit oversized at times. It is nice to see them issue such a beautiful, classically designed chronograph.

I kind of feel sorry for GP. I feel like they are kind of the black sheep of the top tier. I feel like GP would do better if they dropped down a half a tier, or issued some more steel offerings. I am sure this thing is going to be priced fairly extravagantly, and I just think I would go for PP, AL&S, or VC at the price range I am sure they will be asking.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

very nice indeed. GP, as has been said here, is often under appreciated. well, at least flies mostly under the radar.

A pretty underrated brand indeed.

In fact, beside the MontBlanc Rieussec, they make one of my favorite chronograph of all time. Cream dial, domed crystal, great size shog[1].gif

I had a chance to buy this a few months ago. I'm still kicking myself for not pulling the trigger. It is a relevantly rare watch, you just don't see them for sale.









post #20181 of 31007
I like the bigger one. I'd like it better if it were the same size as the smaller one.
post #20182 of 31007
warren, those GPs are lovely.
post #20183 of 31007

"Daniel wellington watch" reached to USA from Sweden . What is the future of Aqua Master Watches & Joe rodeo watches ?

 

 

post #20184 of 31007
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I was just being a dick....definitely not trying to make you feel unwelcome. Hope you stick around...this is the best thread on the forum. wink.gif

Absolutely, I stalk and admire the watches that cost more than cars.
post #20185 of 31007
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post


please tell us you are joking.

took the words right outta my mouth Stitch!
post #20186 of 31007
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Originally Posted by rohde88 View Post

Absolutely, I stalk and admire the watches that cost more than cars.

meh, small potatoes. i admire the ones that cost more than my house. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Kid Nickels View Post

took the words right outta my mouth Stitch!

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post #20187 of 31007
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

 

Hahaha....point well made.  But seriously, for that money I still haven't got past the platinum Datograph mentioned several posts back.  Come to think of it, the platinum Day-Dates are $45-55 too, which is just as crazy.

 

I guess if you spend as much on advertising and sponsorship as Rolex do (and I don't think it's my imagination that they've really ramped this up over the last couple of years), you have to get your money back somehow.  There's not really any reason in cost terms for the new Daytona to be any more expensive than any of the gold editions - the material cost differences as a percentage are marginal.  But then again there's no reason for a platinum Patek to be $20k more than the gold one either.

 

I think people have to remember the price of the Platinum Daytona relative to a Platinum Datograph or Patek is due to the sheer volume of platinum you get with a Daytona and the difficulty in working with it.  With the Lange and Patek there is less Platinum, but far more hand workmanship.  I've heard amounts varying from 5-10 tons of ore are required to produce 1 ounce of pure Platinum.  In addition,  Also as for comparing it to gold, gold is relatively soft and very easy to work with compared to platinum...so what it takes to make a gold case or bracelet is far less labor intensive than to make them from platinum.

 

Gold is significantly easier to work with.  

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

@mimo

1.) platinum is 95% pure precious metal and 18k gold is only 75% pure precious metal. that alone is a 20% bump.

2.) platinum is a very hard metal and much more difficult to work with.

i read an article with an interview with someone at VC when they were doing their all platinum special editions, and i forget the exact numbers, but the amount of dials that were no good that had to be scrapped/refined for every successful dial was very significant. the same is pretty much true for cases and buckles.

the amount of "throw" aways (obviously they are not thrown away, but they must be reprocessed) and the amount of time taken to craft the platinum models is far greater than the gold models.

now, im not saying that there is not some "prestige" thrown into the price bump to platinum over gold, but there is good reason why the price for a platinum watch will always be far more than a gold watch of the same model.

Spot on explanation!

post #20188 of 31007
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I guess what I was trying to say, is they are competing with the big guns in that price bracket. I mean some of these prices are verging on unconscionable.

This has been a fun day in TWAT [The Watch Appreciation Thread--I just realized what an unfortunate acronym this is].

That acronym is freakin hilarious!  I wonder what the mods would say if they realized what the acronym is for the current name of this thread?  

 

That being said...there is probably never a bad day if you're in ....The Watch Appreciation Thread.

post #20189 of 31007
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I think people have to remember the price of the Platinum Daytona relative to a Platinum Datograph or Patek is due to the sheer volume of platinum you get with a Daytona and the difficulty in working with it.  With the Lange and Patek there is less Platinum, but far more hand workmanship.  I've heard amounts varying from 5-10 tons of ore are required to produce 1 ounce of pure Platinum.  In addition,  Also as for comparing it to gold, gold is relatively soft and very easy to work with compared to platinum...so what it takes to make a gold case or bracelet is far less labor intensive than to make them from platinum.
Gold is significantly easier to work with.  
Spot on explanation!

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post #20190 of 31007
I find that posting actual pictures engenders more discussion. Here is the Tudor Chrono Heritage that I mentioned earlier. I am really digging it. Not a big fan of the Black Bay, the snowflake (lollipop?) hands ruin it for me. The Heritage on the other hand icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif



Edit: I am having a hard time finding the blue vintage Heuer that I was thinking of earlier (it isnt the Monaco). However, I do think this one which I randomly found on the internet is beautiful. I hope it isnt fake.

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