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Originally Posted by jbarwick View Post


Dino - Very interesting VC.  You are the TWAT non-round watch reference guide.  The melting watch from a month or two ago (Cartier?) was an interesting piece as well.

The Cartier Crash is so incredibly cool. I showed it to a lady friend who is interested in watches... she did NOT get it at all.
post #26747 of 34132
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Originally Posted by CTLION View Post

I have narrowed down my search for my next watch.

In no particular order:

1) Rolex President Gold with a brown alligator leather band

2) Rolex Cellini Gold watch on brown alligator leather band

3) Chopard Gold Mille Miglia on brown leather band



My thoughts...I like gold but don't want it to be overbearing with an all gold band. I imagine my last two choices won't be popular. The Cellini is not a popular watch for. Rolex, but I like the clean slate. The Chopard has been appealing for some time. Finally the gold President looks fantastic on a solid leather band.

Essentially I need a watch for my brown shoes.



Ultimately I think I will pick one of these three and then go for something sporty next time around.



My runner ups include:

1) Rolex Submariner- I tried one on today. It is beautiful but I would lose the steel band.

2) Jaeger Reverso - clean and classic

3) Omega Speedmaster Moon Phase

 



Not a lot of Cellini love out there, that is true. But I did own one is rose gold and it is one of the few of my departed pieced that I would really love to have back.

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Were I buying a gold Chopard, it would not be the Mille Miglia. I'd look at somethig like the LUC XPS
post #26748 of 34132
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Originally Posted by CTLION View Post

I have narrowed down my search for my next watch.
In no particular order: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
1) Rolex President Gold with a brown alligator leather band
2) Rolex Cellini Gold watch on brown alligator leather band
3) Chopard Gold Mille Miglia on brown leather band

My thoughts...I like gold but don't want it to be overbearing with an all gold band. I imagine my last two choices won't be popular. The Cellini is not a popular watch for. Rolex, but I like the clean slate. The Chopard has been appealing for some time. Finally the gold President looks fantastic on a solid leather band.
Essentially I need a watch for my brown shoes.

Ultimately I think I will pick one of these three and then go for something sporty next time around.

My runner ups include:
1) Rolex Submariner- I tried one on today. It is beautiful but I would lose the steel band.
2) Jaeger Reverso - clean and classic
3) Omega Speedmaster Moon Phase

i would go for a nice gold reverso of the models you mentioned. some of the cellinis are small iirc, make sure to try on first if you go that way. hard to argue with a gold pres. great faking watch.
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I think I will likely bring my Speedmaster. Traveling with my MUT Moon makes me a little nervous shog[1].gif

dont be a wimp. wear that bad boy proud!!

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thanks for the kind words, bill. very glad we have behaved well. enjoy the watch!!!
post #26749 of 34132
I think my wrist maxes out at 40mm. And to be quite frank a 36mm seems to look best. My current Rolex and the next watch will still be worn 90% of the time with a suit. I tried on the Rolex Sub yesterday and it was quite bulky with my suit. I am sure I could come around to it.

I like the Reverso but I have not located a shop that carries them around me. I prefer to try on every watch I am considering. I would lean toward the Reverso with the double sided time piece...black face/white face.

Either way I will go through a dealer.
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FIND A JLC AD THAT HAS MAOR REVERSOS!!!!

what size are the cellinis you are looking onto? also, not sure this matters to you, but the cillinis are a much harder resell ime.
post #26751 of 34132
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Originally Posted by Bill Dlwgosh View Post
 

Hey Guys,

 

I'm just wanting to issue one more 'Thanks' before I stop calling attention to my $64 purchase. The week I spent looking at Joma, Chrono24, EBay, directories and this forum looking for a watch was pretty much spent on the couch next to my GF the social worker. She 'somehow' picked up on my interest in a watch and would have put the Junghans on her Mastercard if I had let her. Instead, bearing in mind her Social Worker's salary I let her spring for the Seiko and for her to see the 'Congrats' coming from guys who own watches worth a year and a half of her income really made her happy.

 

As appreciated as it has been by me to be able to make use of your collective perspective and as much as I've considered the suggestions and enjoyed the feedback... I've shown her the comments through the thread about this simple little Seiko and where the heavy hitters of the thread might have very easily been watch-snobs you guys have instead been wonderfully welcoming and inclusive and along the way managed to affirm my girlfriend's Christmas gift to me, which is really sort of a sweet little thing when you think about it.

 

I just thought I'd pass it along that your positive comments and welcoming attitude over such a minor watch have made the afternoon (at least) of a very very nice person. She read through the last couple of pages of TWAT (ahem) and was impressed by the positive energy and sense of community here.

 

Again, I thank you guys,

-Bill

 

I loved this note and especially enjoyed that you like the TWAT community.  It's no coincidence that many crazy smart guys (whom I've gotten to know personally, because they're crazy cool people too) frequent TWAT far more often now than any other watch forum.  Good peeps here (except for stitchy - who is uber-good).  :crackup:

 

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Originally Posted by jbarwick View Post
 

 

Frilly - Instagram before TWAT spoils the surprise.  I need to start looking here first!

 

Dino - Very interesting VC.  You are the TWAT non-round watch reference guide.  The melting watch from a month or two ago (Cartier?) was an interesting piece as well.

 

The Instagram habit is enabled by the damn mobile phone. I suppose I can access TWAT just as easily via TapaTalk too, but Tapatalk tends to crash on me sometimes. Weird.

 

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Originally Posted by CTLION View Post

I think my wrist maxes out at 40mm. And to be quite frank a 36mm seems to look best. My current Rolex and the next watch will still be worn 90% of the time with a suit. I tried on the Rolex Sub yesterday and it was quite bulky with my suit. I am sure I could come around to it.

I like the Reverso but I have not located a shop that carries them around me. I prefer to try on every watch I am considering. I would lean toward the Reverso with the double sided time piece...black face/white face.

Either way I will go through a dealer.

 

My wrist is only 6.25" and most of my watches are 36mm.  I do have a "40mm" Daytona but in reality (as measured specifically by TWAT members here too) it's only 38.5mm, so I actually think it wears a little smaller than a Sub.  You've got to make it work for you.

 

Did you mean you prefer going through an authorized dealer versus a grey market dealer?

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Hmmm ...

 

http://techcrunch.com/2013/12/02/eleven-james-is-a-new-startup-that-lets-you-rent-your-wrist-wear/

 

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Why should the ladies have all the fun? Like Le Tote and Rent The Runway, a new start-up,Eleven James, is offering something men may find alluring: the opportunity to wear a cool new watch every few months for a monthly fee.

Founded by Randy Brandoff, former CMO of NetJets and Marquis Jet, the company isn't positioning itself as a rental service per se. The concierge service costs $249 a month to wear three “cheaper” watches worth around $10,000 per year ($449 for six) and $459 a month for a Connoisseur Collection selection of higher end brands. The “Virtuoso” tier gets you three crazy expensive pieces for $899 or six for $1,599 a month. You wear them around, flashing your bling hither and yon, and then return the watches for cleaning and they're sent to another member. To be clear, if $10,000 for a “low-end” watch sounds ludicrous, you're probably not the target audience.

Instead the company is aiming at folks who may not want want to dump a few months' salary on a watch and instead want something fancy to wear to work and about town. Because, for some watch snobs, being strapped to one watch can be as terrible as being strapped to none at all, Eleven James offers a bit of choice and a personal concierge will walk you through potential selections and styles. Their collection includes items from IWC, Panerai, Patek Phillipe, and the like. They have just completed a beta group of testers and now have 100 or so members who will receive a new watch every few months, depending on demand, and get invites to parties and other watch-centric events in their home cities.
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Eleven James also hopes to become a watch trade-in service, allowing its customers to drop their old watches off on consignment or even to enter them into rotation. There is some talk internally with brands who are interested in using this as a marketing exercise and the company has created a special algorithm to match members with watches depending on their preferences.

Brandoff didn't want to make this just another rental service. “The luxury market has evolved to a world prioritizing access and experiences,” he said. “Private jets, vacation homes, classic cars, and many other historically prized possessions have all become accessible via various club and shared ownership models that have multiplied in offerings and popularity.” He's simply following that trend, he said.

The company received $1.4 million in seed funding backed by numerous strategic investors, including Box Group, WGI Group, Kenny Dichter, Ken Austin, Brian Distelberger, Ed Moran, and Jason Saltzman. While it may not make sense for many non-watch nerds, it seems like a great way to get new brands into the hands of fans and, more important, bring back the age-old, timeless habit of strapping on a bit of Swiss frippery and strolling down the boulevard, a jaunty tune on your lips and a merry “Good day” offered to all and sundry. A guy can dream.

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very cool idea, but for ballers only i think. even at 450 a month that is 5400 a year. you get get a nice 5 figure watch pre owned for that. but i guess if you like a lot of variety, dont want to deal with buying and selling, or just need for looks in common baller company... its a very nice service.

if i was rollin, i would definitely consider, depending on the selection.
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What is a grey dealer?
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I just looked at the selections.  I can see they know their target market i.e. posers!  So much show, but there are literally one or two out of every watch there, that I would actually want if I had the money.  And the most obvious pick is the Sub, or maybe the JLC - both in the cheaper collection.  That's not to say any or all of the others are not good.  It's just they are so much less beautiful than others in their price range - just more noticeable.

 

I'm sure they'll do great.  Plenty of guys wanting to wave a gold Hublot at the other brokers.

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What is a grey dealer?

dealers that sell brands BNIB that they are not authorized dealers for. they usually buy overstock from ADs around the globe who have a hard time moving things and need to sell to maintain their numbers so they dont loose the line. stuff like that.

officially the brands do not like or allow this, but on some level, i think everyone benefits. maybe, idk, hard to say, and there are pretty staunch positions on both sides.
post #26757 of 34132
CTLION: definitely what stichy said....try to find an AD to check out Reversos in person. Sounds like with your wrist size, a Duo would be just what the doctor ordered.

Also, stitchy just gave a decent summary about what gray dealers are, but I would add that some are more respected than others. I won't name any names here, but many offer their own warranties (since they can't offer the manufacturers') and there are definitely plenty of happy customers out there, although I've never purchased from a gray myself.



Now.....renting watches: I just can't see it. There may be a market for that, but ... I.... just. Can't. See it. (Not for me, at least. It would be like renting a tux. Prefer to buy.)



Dino: really enjoyed your dinner photos there a couple pages ago. Great VC. You should post more pics!


On the subject of Cellinis, there have been a few that I admired in the case, but none of them ever looked great on my wrist. And like many, I would still favor Rolex for sport watches rather than dress. YMMV.


Warren G: welcome back.

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Either way this shit is crack. We are doomed.

QFT, mimo.



Back to the office grind and wearing this today:


Edited by Keith T - 12/3/13 at 9:53am
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Hey Keith! Good to see ya back!
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

very cool idea, but for ballers only i think. even at 450 a month that is 5400 a year. you get get a nice 5 figure watch pre owned for that. but i guess if you like a lot of variety, dont want to deal with buying and selling, or just need for looks in common baller company... its a very nice service.

if i was rollin, i would definitely consider, depending on the selection.

Haha I was offered membership for this one. Fun. But +1 to your point about actually spending so much on an annual basis that you'll end up paying out as much as it would cost you to own a great piece. Guess it really caters to the need for diversity, if you're that type.

As to mimo's point - well, yeah. If their most impressive pieces are on display via their website then it's not for me. Or for many TWAT members I think. Aesthetically, not just in terms of affordability.

They will, however, probably do ok with their target market I think.

Today - boring white shirt, solid navy suit. 3940P on navy strap:

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/****** Apparently I live on Instagram too - mainly timepieces, shoes, attire and the occasional cheeseburger. @no_frills_vc. ******/
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Keith : great watch man! Reminds me of one of my favorite Hamilton, the Boulton.





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Hey Keith! Good to see ya back! Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Haha I was offered membership for this one. Fun. But +1 to your point about actually spending so much on an annual basis that you'll end up paying out as much as it would cost you to own a great piece. Guess it really caters to the need for diversity, if you're that type.

As to mimo's point - well, yeah. If their most impressive pieces are on display via their website then it's not for me. Or for many TWAT members I think. Aesthetically, not just in terms of affordability.

They will, however, probably do ok with their target market I think.

Today - boring white shirt, solid navy suit. 3940P on navy strap:

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/****** Apparently I live on Instagram too - mainly timepieces, shoes, attire and the occasional cheeseburger. @no_frills_vc. ******/

Lovely 3940!!! Beside the 3970/5970, that is my favorite PP hands down. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gifshog[1].gif

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i would go for a nice gold reverso of the models you mentioned. some of the cellinis are small iirc, make sure to try on first if you go that way. hard to argue with a gold pres. great faking watch.
dont be a wimp. wear that bad boy proud!!

thanks for the kind words, bill. very glad we have behaved well. enjoy the watch!!!

x2!!!

The NYC GTG sounds pretty fun. Also please don't forget to take some pics foo.gif

Most of the Cellinis are pretty small. Top of my head, I believe the Danaos XL is the largest at 38mm (perfect size imo).
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