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post #21841 of 35996
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Originally Posted by ChicagoRon View Post

Finally home from HK and reunited with my vintage Rolex and UN - pix as promised months ago.




I like both of these, Chicago Ron.

@ Newcomer: Lexington FTW
post #21842 of 35996

Ron, the Rolex and UN are gorgeous.

 

As for the JLC, I was lusting after one of those myself until I found out the bezel doesn't turn. So now I lust after the Deep Sea Chrono instead. But then I get defeated by my usual stuffy rules, like why on earth would you want an elapsed time bezel on a chrono? What you want is a countdown bezel. I wonder if you could special order one. In any case these are far better looking than JLC's other sports models.

 

Now to the girl: If she regularly suns on the deck while wearing a five figure watch then it's highly likely that she's interesting to talk to. 

post #21843 of 35996
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Originally Posted by snowmanxl View Post

nope, didnt get to see him.
i think that the name positioning is unique enough that if someone knew it i could google and find the model.

the watch would definitely be higher up on the scale so i hope thats a start. im going to do some research as well!!

Ok I found it. Its a patek. I should've known better as his son collects pateks. I didn't think Patek branded the dial with their name in an arch, that's why I was hesitant.
Says Patek Philippe geneve (not a third name as I originally though!)
Will post pics when I get to the computer. Maybe some aficionados can point out the ref number.


SPYphone pics tongue.gif
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Edited by snowmanxl - 6/12/13 at 9:14am
post #21844 of 35996
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

Times are a little tight right now, but I'll give you fifty bucks.  I'd like you to choose a different strap if possible.  But it's not a condition.

thanks!!! inlove.gif
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Originally Posted by snowmanxl View Post

Ok I found it. Its a patek. I should've known better as his son collects pateks. I didn't think Patek branded the dial with their name in an arch, that's why I was hesitant.
Says Patek Philippe geneve (not a third name as I originally though!)
Will post pics when I get to the computer. Maybe some aficionados can point out the ref number.

oh snap! GREART NEWS WE HAVE A WINNER!!!!!

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hayward, bezel does not bother me. i will kill for that watch.
post #21845 of 35996
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Originally Posted by Hayward View Post

Now to the girl: If she regularly suns on the deck while wearing a five figure watch then it's highly likely that she's interesting to talk to. 

 

Or she steals watches from watch/Moto GP buffs while they're swimming, and hopes her plastic tits will distract security personnel.  But that's just me, I always assume the best of people. :)

post #21846 of 35996
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

Or she steals watches from watch/Moto GP buffs while they're swimming, and hopes her plastic tits will distract security personnel.  But that's just me, I always assume the best of people. smile.gif

Or what if Rossi keeps several of of those in his trunk to leave on the pillow in the am.
post #21847 of 35996
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Originally Posted by Keith T View Post

@ Newcomer: Lexington FTW

Ahhh, Lexington. The great combination of southern attractiveness and northern morality. nod[1].gif

I have always been partial to Oxford.
post #21848 of 35996
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Originally Posted by Hayward View Post

Ron, the Rolex and UN are gorgeous.

As for the JLC, I was lusting after one of those myself until I found out the bezel doesn't turn. So now I lust after the Deep Sea Chrono instead. But then I get defeated by my usual stuffy rules, like why on earth would you want an elapsed time bezel on a chrono? What you want is a countdown bezel. I wonder if you could special order one. In any case these are far better looking than JLC's other sports models.

Now to the girl: If she regularly suns on the deck while wearing a five figure watch then it's highly likely that she's interesting to talk to. 

Actually, it turns out that she ISN'T a model. That she deals in exotic cars for a living. And that she does own that watch. And many others.

Also, I will kop to having become a bit more frivolous lately. I can now be known as Frillyvolous Imeldific or something.
post #21849 of 35996

A plastic-breasted petrolhead with a watch collection?  Wayward was right, she is interesting.  If still rather unattractive.


As for you, Imelda, we poor stragglers who have lived the wondrous vicarious rollercoaster of your purchasing spree late last year, are now rather bereft.  You must be thinking about something?

post #21850 of 35996
What do all of you think about Hamilton's for a starter automatic/manual watch in the $500-1000 range? My son just graduated from HS so I was looking at a new or used diver or chronograph or something like these:

http://www.hamiltonwatch.com/en/gents/khaki/field/auto-chrono-38mm/H71466133
http://www.hamiltonwatch.com/en/gents/khaki/field/auto-40mm/H70595133

Any other brands/watches to consider? Sinn 556? Of course I could just give him my Breitling Premier and use the money to get myself another watch smile.gif

post #21851 of 35996
Hamilton is a great choice for an entry level watch. They are fairly priced, robust, well made, and all that jazz.

In that price range, I would look at the following:

Tissot Visodate
Various Hamiltons
Stowa--MO, Pilot, etc.
Seiko SARB

I am sure that there are others I cannot think of, but those are the ones that are popping into my head right now.

Of course, you could always give him your Breitling smile.gif.
post #21852 of 35996
I'd vote for a Stowa - less ubiquitous than the Hamilton's, and you are not buying a watch from a big group, but rather from a small independent watchmaker trying to do interesting things (Jorg Schauer, the reviver of the Stowa brand).
post #21853 of 35996
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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

Hamilton is a great choice for an entry level watch. They are fairly priced, robust, well made, and all that jazz.

In that price range, I would look at the following:

Tissot Visodate
Various Hamiltons
Stowa--MO, Pilot, etc.
Seiko SARB

I am sure that there are others I cannot think of, but those are the ones that are popping into my head right now.

Of course, you could always give him your Breitling smile.gif.

pun master
post #21854 of 35996
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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

Hamilton is a great choice for an entry level watch. They are fairly priced, robust, well made, and all that jazz.

In that price range, I would look at the following:

Tissot Visodate
Various Hamiltons
Stowa--MO, Pilot, etc.
Seiko SARB

I am sure that there are others I cannot think of, but those are the ones that are popping into my head right now.

Of course, you could always give him your Breitling smile.gif.

pun master
post #21855 of 35996
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

A plastic-breasted petrolhead with a watch collection?  Wayward was right, she is interesting.  If still rather unattractive.


As for you, Imelda, we poor stragglers who have lived the wondrous vicarious rollercoaster of your purchasing spree late last year, are now rather bereft.  You must be thinking about something?

 

Was it actually late last year?  I think a large bulk of it was happening in Jan/Feb this year... so I haven't been "out of the game" for that long.  

 

As it turns out, I am back on the hunt - but for a family member who wants to give his wife a "significant" mechanical piece for their 10th wedding anniversary.  His wife already has a Cartier (quartz) and a B&M but they tend to be on the dressier side and he wants a mechanical piece that (a) she can wear on a daily basis and (b) would be on the sporty/stainless side but still be (c) acceptably "classic."  His words, not mine.  Budget is $3,000 to $5,000.  Says his wife is fine with a men's size as long as it doesn't exceed 40mm.

 

His first thought is to get a vintage Sub - maybe a no-date 5513.  She borrowed one from a friend a few months ago and he says she quite liked the feel and look of it.  Any other thoughts given the criteria he outlined above?

 

Given what he saw of my recent purchasing spree he was asking if he could get a ladies Patek given his budget, but when I pointed him to vintage Ellipse models like this one:

 

http://www.antiquorum.com/catalog/lots/patek-philippe-ref-ref-4226-1-lot-273-294

 

... he almost vomited.  Guess he didn't like the aesthetics.

 

Thoughts?  

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