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Beauty, is that 112?
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Any 'cheap' (~$2000 used or grey market, whateva) but ubiquitous watches that one should keep on their radar? My wife asked me what I wanted for my 30th birthday coming up and I'd really like her to get me a watch, because it's one of those things you can hold onto... but I don't want her to spend much money. I might buy myself a more expensive watch later but well after, so that it won't overshadow a birthday watch she gets me. What I'd like her to get me is something classic and guaranteed to stand the test of time pretty much. While I'd like a Calatrava or something, it's gotta be affordable because we have other stuff we need to buy soon.

I already have a Sinn to wear daily and a JLC master ultrathin as dress watch, so something in between, can lean either way as long as it's a bona fide classic (high value/performance obscure brands like Sinn, et al are out)
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Thread Starter 
Speedy Pro
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good suggestion, that was what I was leaning to and I'd mentioned it to her a couple times recently as well as I've seen them going for like 89,000 yen here.
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Originally Posted by Kappelan View Post

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very nice. ive been tossing the idea of getting a new watch recently...between an oysterquartz and a speedy pro. Love the vintage look of that though
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Originally Posted by The Suit Guy View Post

Is that a 'newer' model Rolex?

Not at all. This particular Oysterquartz from 1979 year

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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post

very nice. ive been tossing the idea of getting a new watch recently...between an oysterquartz and a speedy pro. Love the vintage look of that though

Thanks. I love both of them, but speedy is mechanic oyster is quartz, depends on your preferences.


"~$2000 used or grey market" - personally for me it could be Rolex vintage (datejust, airking) Speedy (as was mentioned above), Seamaster Pro (blue), Breitling Colt, Longines Legend Diver
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Originally Posted by Lonneker View Post

RJMan is that you?!?

Nope!
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Originally Posted by lonestarteacher View Post

Reminds me that I have two new shirts that I've been meaning to get monogrammed. Also excellent watch as it doesn't bunch up your cuff.


Thanks
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Originally Posted by katiedaddy View Post

Beauty, is that 112?

Thanks... Yep, PAM112
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

Speedy Pro

+1, that's what i went for in a similar situation, and have never regretted it.
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

Any 'cheap' (~$2000 used or grey market, whateva) but ubiquitous watches that one should keep on their radar?
Seamaster? If your Sinn is a pilot then a diver would be a good choice for some variation.
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Speedy Pro

Hard to find 90% or better under 2k.

http://forums.timezone.com/index.php?t=tree&goto=5882073&rid=0
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Planet Ocean
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

Any 'cheap' (~$2000 used or grey market, whateva) but ubiquitous watches that one should keep on their radar? My wife asked me what I wanted for my 30th birthday coming up and I'd really like her to get me a watch, because it's one of those things you can hold onto... but I don't want her to spend much money. I might buy myself a more expensive watch later but well after, so that it won't overshadow a birthday watch she gets me. What I'd like her to get me is something classic and guaranteed to stand the test of time pretty much. While I'd like a Calatrava or something, it's gotta be affordable because we have other stuff we need to buy soon.
I already have a Sinn to wear daily and a JLC master ultrathin as dress watch, so something in between, can lean either way as long as it's a bona fide classic (high value/performance obscure brands like Sinn, et al are out)
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Originally Posted by Cant kill da Rooster View Post

Seamaster? If your Sinn is a pilot then a diver would be a good choice for some variation.
Hard to find 90% or better under 2k.
http://forums.timezone.com/index.php?t=tree&goto=5882073&rid=0

The price of the Speedy went up (even in the used market) Couple years ago I could easily bought a 3570 for around $1,500-1,800. Right now, almost every listing I see is going for around 2k+.
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Omega-Speedmaster-Professional-Moon-Watch-3570-50-/170710560103?pt=Wristwatches&hash=item27bf246d67#ht_1474wt_1344
I bought my 3572 from this guy for around $1,800. He is one of the big 3 Speedy seller on eBay. Now almost every 3572 I see is going for $2,500+...

http://forums.timezone.com/index.php?t=tree&goto=5880216&rid=0

http://forums.timezone.com/index.php?t=tree&th=1693733&mid=5850777&rid=88026&rev=&reveal=

http://forums.timezone.com/index.php?t=tree&goto=5843322&rid=0

http://forums.timezone.com/index.php?t=tree&goto=5833758&rid=0

http://forums.timezone.com/index.php?t=tree&goto=5831140&rid=0
Edited by Warren G. - 10/17/11 at 5:51pm
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trying on a new strap on the 000
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Well, I wasn't in love with the Portuguese Perpetual after seeing it in person. I decided to go with something I've wanted for a while, even if a bit far afield from what I was considering/similar to what I already have. What could it be?

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AP ROO Safari

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Awesome AP, I love it a lot icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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