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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

...so get her a nice bag and get myself a nice Formosa. Then tell her that it is a package deal.

Anyhow, for her bday I just made a reservation at a restaurant that she loves for her and her 7 other friends (and 3 kids). Lunch bday party with her friends. Dinner will have to be with me. 

Or you could get her a cheap bag and you get a suitsuppy suit and you use the rest of the money for a long weekend trip somewhere nice for the two you. Experiences > material goods when it comes to birthday gifts imho.
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Why would you want to get a suit when it's your wife's birthday?
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@mdancel, I would look at Seiko, Hamilton and Tissot before buying anything.

 

If you really like the KW aesthetic and can spend a little more, the Stowa Antea is nice.

 

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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post

Why would you want to get a suit when it's your wife's birthday?

...because I cannot go out to dinner with her in my own birthday suit.

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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post


Or you could get her a cheap bag and you get a suitsuppy suit and you use the rest of the money for a long weekend trip somewhere nice for the two you. Experiences > material goods when it comes to birthday gifts imho.
Good advice. We're planning on that as well. Clearwater beach is the destination for now. Unless you guys have better beaches.
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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post
 

^^^ Perfect in between.

 

Agreed.  When researching watches, I came to the conclusion that I am not a dress watch guy.  I'd rather have something a little more sporty/casual that is acceptable with a suit and works with jeans and a t-shirt as well.  I'm currently being tempted by the Longines Legend Diver while I sit on the waiting list for the Stowa:

 

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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

The tick marks are too long for my taste.
Don't Hamiltons make nice dress watches in that price range? 
I want this but I hear there are better movements than the one inside this one.

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The VJ7750 is a fine movement, just not in an unmodified form sitting in a $10,000 watch. The "classic" version uses the wonderful in-house movement though.
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I Tag is slowing down by like couple seconds and each week it gets about 2 minutes slower. Don't know if it is worth investing to fix the movement to GET THE FREAKING TIME RIGHT! Might as well just go to Walmart and get a Timex digital watch! 

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I prefer the 7 day portuguese with in house movement
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Or the sterile dial kent wang
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By the by, I'm not a watch guy but I have a Frederique Constant and I find them to be great entry level watches.

 

http://www.frederique-constant.com/welcome.html

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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

I Tag is slowing down by like couple seconds and each week it gets about 2 minutes slower. Don't know if it is worth investing to fix the movement to GET THE FREAKING TIME RIGHT! Might as well just go to Walmart and get a Timex digital watch! 
Automatic watches require service. If you want to never service your automatic, Rolex has a historical reputation for being fairly tolerant (and my experience agrees with this).
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Automatic watches require service. If you want to never service your automatic, Rolex has a historical reputation for being fairly tolerant (and my experience agrees with this).

If I take my Tag in for service, they will replace some parts so that it will get the time right?

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If I take my Tag in for service, they will replace some parts so that it will get the time right?

Of course. They will replace gaskets (so your watch becomes/continues to be water tight), all the worn internal parts, and probably the crown/tube. They will pull everything apart, clean, and rebuild. Once the movement is clean, they will regulate the time keeping and do a water pressure test. This all assumes you don't go to a shitty local hack.
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Originally Posted by Joenobody0 View Post


Of course. They will replace gaskets (so your watch becomes/continues to be water tight), all the worn internal parts, and probably the crown/tube. They will pull everything apart, clean, and rebuild. Once the movement is clean, they will regulate the time keeping and do a water pressure test. This all assumes you don't go to a shitty local hack.

I believe @Monkeyface or @EFV mention that the Tags are serviceable at a local shop, and recommended against sending it into Tag Heuer and pay like $500. 

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Local = fine
Shitty hack = not fine (no matter where they are)

A good independent would be almost always preferable to the production line treatment of most mid-level and below (think Rolex and Omega and below) manufacturer service centers. cheers.gif
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