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post #20521 of 31068
^ interesting, the only rule I heard was the one about not buying watches for your wife...
post #20522 of 31068
keith - awesome story. very cool.

also, its actually not so uncommon for a store to have many or almost all the major brands, but not rolex. they are pretty particular about who they let have the line (sometimes for better sometimes for worse), often more particular than most brands. and they also usually try not to flood the area. if there is one AD close by, even a crappy little place with not much else there, they will usually let that AD keep the territory, unless they mess up or cant keep up with the volume they need to.

coldcava - that is interesting, because for many, there is a specific custom to give the groom to a be, a nice watch. no hate, but i prefer that custom. both personally and professionally. smile.gif
post #20523 of 31068
Glad my wife never heard that about gifting watches! She's given me several. ( yes, she's awesome)
post #20524 of 31068
wait, is frilly your wife? I KEED I KEED!
post #20525 of 31068
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Originally Posted by Cylon View Post

Im partial to the sagely advice just above. I prefer the older subs with the smaller lug profile. You can get one around 5k. Save the rest or get your wife something else and look like a stud icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

This is excellent advice. Especially the last part.

 

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It's Matt Schaub, quarterback of the Houston Texans.

........

Bastard probably bought the Antiplano that I wanted.
 

 

A baller buying a tasteful watch? Good one. 

post #20526 of 31068
Thoughts on either a Habring2 Time Only (36mm) silver dial, silver hands for $3600 (on the left, except no jumping seconds and no stop button).



OR

A vintage sterling silver, yellow gold hands Vacheron (35mm) for $2900.

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wait, is frilly your wife? I KEED I KEED!

 

Oyah! Speaking of wives, guess what mine did that first evening when I brought home the 3970 in platinum?

 

 

 

That's right - on her wrist for the rest of that evening...!

post #20528 of 31068
No ring, frilly? I figured your better half would be sporting something the approximate size of, oh say.... the Hope Diamond.

scottcw: assuming the movement checks out, I'd go with the Vacheron. Don't see a lot of those in silver. (At least I don't.)
post #20529 of 31068
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

Oyah! Speaking of wives, guess what mine did that first evening when I brought home the 3970 in platinum? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

That's right - on her wrist for the rest of that evening...!

youre lucky you got it back at all. smile.gif
post #20530 of 31068
Make sure you look in to servicing costs for vintage VC so you know what you are getting in to.
post #20531 of 31068
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post


Your Ferrari dealer example is quite interesting....but a tad off. First I'd say they don't always know how to deal with customers. An acquaintance who ones 2 Porsche 911s (each of which was about $120K), went into a Ferrari dealer with a few friend to look around. They pulled up in his Audi R8 V10. A sales person went over and asked the passenger "Oh is that your R8 and are you thinking of trading it toward a Ferrari?" When the guy said, "No its my friend's car." The sales person practically pushed him out of the watch to get over to the car owner and make and introduction. The R8 owner told me he was completely offended by how rudely his friend was treated that he said he didn't need any help ...He then promptly went bought an Aston Martin.

Also, although I think Ferrari owners are picky, they are not as picky as say a Lexus owner or Mercedes owner. Most people know exotic cars are a bit finicky and tend to be a bit forgiving and make excuses for them. Lexus and Mercedes owners tend to be very fussy as they expect perfection.


The Ferrari dealer I visited wasn't actually interested in selling (new) Ferraris. He just wanted to sell cars to people he knew, who would then trade them back in so he could flip them for big profits. I don't think I've been treated with less interest and less respect at any car dealer I've ever visited (or just about any retailer for that matter.) He didn't want my business and made that abundantly clear.
Edited by Kai - 5/1/13 at 10:32pm
post #20532 of 31068
I've been playing around with my macro lens.

Lots of pictures.













post #20533 of 31068
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I've been playing around with my macro lens.

Lots of pictures.

Whoa - a Reverso Art Deco, a Breguet, and a Seagull Tourby? Talk about an eclectic collection! biggrin.gif

OT, but aren't the Breguet boxes the best?

And speaking of Reverso Art Decos, the other version of that model (RG case, WG dial) is on my hitlist, and has been so for a while - but I can't seem to find one to gawk at in person first, which is a must IMO before committing.

Again OT, but I wish that JLC had more Reverso models with blank solid (i.e. engraveable) casebacks - for example if I wanted one in RG but not the Tribute 1931 version, I would have to go all the way back to the white enamel dial one from 19-niety-something to find an alternative. There are way too many Reversos with display backs and unremarkable movements.

The Art Deco seen above, is of course not one of them. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Originally Posted by rnguy001 View Post

I'm too damn curious NOT to ask for some examples please!

I've seen people bring kids who are completely out of control and then threaten sales staff who attempt to round them up, I've seen folk light up in the middle of a boutique, I've seen outright rude/dismissive language when a discount request is not met, best of all this last trip I saw someone actually chuck rubbish on the floor with the implied expectation that boutique staff should clean it up.
post #20534 of 31068
Kai... that Reverso is the sickness! nod[1].gif Love it.
post #20535 of 31068
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