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post #3436 of 33513
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post
I tried the vintage model with the moon dial on the other day while I was out looking at a Portuguese Chrono. It's a really beautiful watch. I saw the standard dial one but I don't think it holds a candle to the vintage with the roman numerals and the moon dial. The vintage model is significantly wider though so if you're looking for a small, sleek watch then it's definitely not a good choice.

yeah, I need small and sleek. I have very tiny wrists, 39mm is pretty much the widest I can go without looking silly. My boss gets $1,000 off coupons to Tourneau pretty regularly and I'm thinking about picking up the basic Portofino around bonus time. Also, I'd like to add a red alligator strap, gld203 posted a link a while ago to a good maker.
post #3437 of 33513
how would one get a $1,000 off coupon at Tourneau?
post #3438 of 33513
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I'd like to add a red alligator strap, gld203 posted a link a while ago to a good maker.

who is the strap maker?

red gator rocks.
post #3439 of 33513
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how would one get a $1,000 off coupon at Tourneau?

buy a lot of shit from there.




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who is the strap maker?

red gator rocks.

I forget the name, I have it bookmarked on my computer at work.
post #3440 of 33513
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I forget the name, I have it bookmarked on my computer at work.

is it a ny based place?
post #3441 of 33513
I don't think so, the link was posted in a thread where somebody was looking for a brown watch strap. Do a search and I'm sure you'll find it and others to look at.
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Thoughts on these? I'd rather get a U-boat but I'm a poor college kid so these are in my price range and they look like they are still good quality. I've never seen one in person and they don't have a dealer listing page on their site so I'm not sure where I'd be able to see one so I'm thinking about just ordering. Anybody have one or held one? Do they seem pretty rugged? All of the watches they make are pretty huge. These are the two smallest ones I think, 47mm which is still huge but better then their 50mm watches.



This one looks pretty cool too. I couldn't find a lot of info on it but it looks like it's going to be part of a new line and it's called the field watch. Looks like it may be a bit smaller too which I would like better. Anybody know when this is coming out?

They're decent. Wore one (the second pic, in black/white w/ brown strap) for 6 months, had some issues with the lugs, mainly that the screws kept breaking (twice, and they're broken again now, just waiting for Tsovet to get back to me). Problem is the lugs are screwed on and not a part of the actual case, so there's tension there and the screws are really small.

Awesome details, the one I had was their smallest with a 47mm face. I like the looks of the new line.. but I don't think I'd buy one again.

Recent watch purchases:

Omega Speedmaster Automatic. Still can't decide if I should've gone with the Pro, but this was a couple hundred bucks cheaper.

Sandoz Submariner homage, for shits and giggles. Really like it actually, it's a bit scratched/beat up, and the lume has yellowed nicely.

I want an IWC portugese or pilot.
post #3443 of 33513
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post
yeah, I need small and sleek. I have very tiny wrists, 39mm is pretty much the widest I can go without looking silly. My boss gets $1,000 off coupons to Tourneau pretty regularly and I'm thinking about picking up the basic Portofino around bonus time. Also, I'd like to add a red alligator strap, gld203 posted a link a while ago to a good maker.
If you can spend a bit more I'd look into a Jaeger Ultra Thin. You can probably find a used one in Torneau's inventory somewhere.
post #3444 of 33513
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If you can spend a bit more I'd look into a Jaeger Ultra Thin. You can probably find a used one in Torneau's inventory somewhere.

yes I looked at that but the price is nearly double that of the Portofino. The Tourneau cards are only good for new watches and for a handful of brands (but IWC and JLC are included). A JLC Reverso Duo is my dream watch, I'd rather put $5K towards one of those and keep the $2K for a the IWC I love.
post #3445 of 33513
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post
I don't think so, the link was posted in a thread where somebody was looking for a brown watch strap. Do a search and I'm sure you'll find it and others to look at.

Probably ABP in Paris?

Aaron
post #3446 of 33513
These are pretty nice. Automatic movement too.
post #3447 of 33513
Alright guys, quartz and TAG comments aside, which one should I keep?

The general consensus seems to be the one with the black dial, but I'm leaning towards keeping the silver dial version.

I guess my question for this forum is what clothes would NOT match the silver dial version?

Thanks!

post #3448 of 33513
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post
yes I looked at that but the price is nearly double that of the Portofino. The Tourneau cards are only good for new watches and for a handful of brands (but IWC and JLC are included). A JLC Reverso Duo is my dream watch, I'd rather put $5K towards one of those and keep the $2K for a the IWC I love.
Are you really in need of a watch at the moment? Why not just save up for the Reverso? My local Torneau had 4 Reversos in the used section last time I was there. I'm sure you can snag one for under 4k.
post #3449 of 33513
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post
Are you really in need of a watch at the moment? Why not just save up for the Reverso? My local Torneau had 4 Reversos in the used section last time I was there. I'm sure you can snag one for under 4k.

For me (just over a year out of college), the difference between $1400 and $2200 isn't so bad (I can snag the IWC for $2K new w/o any discount from retail plus the gift card). The difference, however, between $2.5K and $4k is quite substantial, and while I could probably swing a Reverso when bonus time rolls around, I'm trying to stay level headed financially. Gotta keep the priorities in check. A Reverso is on my list of things to get, the one I have my eye on is more in the $6-7K range. In due time.

I like the IWC not because it's an IWC, but rather I have a need for an elegant yet simple round faced watch that is very versatile and will last me for years and years. I've looked at Omega, Longines, JLC, Cartier, but the IWC provides just what I'm looking for. In the long term I also would love an Omega Seamaster Automatic to cover the weekend and casual watch needs.
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I decided to spend more and get a decent automatic. I really want an Omega Speedmaster but am hesitant to spend that kind of money. I'm really liking the Hamilton Officer though. Amazon seems to have a nice one that ships from Watchgems. Anyone familiar with this place? Does it look legit?
http://www.amazon.com/Hamilton-Khaki...2370435&sr=1-3
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