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Diesel watches

post #1 of 35
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Let me start off this post with the disclaimer that I'm looking for a fun/less expensive watch for everyday wear.   I'm also 24 and have come to a realization that I should start dressing a bit more my age....I mean I'll be able to wear borrelli, kiton.... for the rest of my life, but how much longer will I really be able to wear pdc and for that matter, diesel.   In the medium-term, I'd love to splurge on an IWC Mark XV, a Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso, or a vintage Art Deco style Rolex, but am currently planning on buying a house and think the extra couple thousand could probably better be served on a down payment. With that in mind, anyone have any thoughts on the styling/reliability of diesel watches?  In particular, I have my eye on the following: I'd also appreciate any other brands/styles to consider Thanks in advance,
post #2 of 35
I personally wear a Bvlgari Solotiempo or a Tag F1 as a more fun sporty watch to wear, I think cheaper watches (except for Seiko, Timex, etc...) such as KC, Diesel, etc... are just throwing away money, as they are low quality and likely won't last long, and look fairly inexpensive. I do think Seiko, Timex, Citizen, are well made and durable watches, if not particularly stylish.
post #3 of 35
I personally like Victorinox watches. They are well made, *some* are well designed, and reliable. You might also want to check out MOMO designs. BTW, nothing wrong with Fossil manufactured watches.
post #4 of 35
I like Diesel watches. If you happen upon a Fossil factory-outlet store, you'll find some cheap Diesel watches.
post #5 of 35
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I like Diesel watches.  If you happen upon a Fossil factory-outlet store, you'll find some cheap Diesel watches.
True, the Fossil outlet store at Gurnee Mills has all Diesel watches (huge assortment of styles) for $35-$65, which is at least 50% off retail prices. They also have Emporio Armani watches for under $100. I don't own either, but both are fashion watches rather than serious timepieces. The quality isn't high, but they are simply out there for the design. Some Diesel's aren't bad, same with the EA watches, but they'll look dated after a few years.
post #6 of 35
The problem with Fossil, KC, etc... is that they simply copy higher end designs, which is OK in my opinion for the average person, but since the average person on this forum doesn't wear knock-off designer clothing, I would imagine they wouldn't like to wear knock-off watches as well, perhaps that assumption is incorrect though.
post #7 of 35
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but since the average person on this forum doesn't wear knock-off designer clothing
So does that mean I should get rid of my 'Gucci' tracksuits that are fully covered in the G/G logo, or get rid of my nice Giorgio Versace shirts?
post #8 of 35
those are ok, but those BRADA shoes have got to go.
post #9 of 35
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those are ok, but those BRADA shoes have got to go.
Uggh...I'd never buy Brada shoes. Only Prado for me.
post #10 of 35
<soapbox> I must insert my obligatory reminder here to not buy the Fossil watch, but buy the Fossil stock. Fossil (FOSL) is an obscenely profitable company with outstanding returns on equity (ROE). I've owned this stock upwards of four years now and have no plans of ever selling. I am a very happy man. IMHO, the stock is a much better long-term investment than the watch. </soapbox>
post #11 of 35
[quote]<soapbox> I must insert my obligatory reminder here to not buy the Fossil watch, but buy the Fossil stock. Fossil (FOSL) is an obscenely profitable company with outstanding returns on equity (ROE). I've owned this stock upwards of four years now and have no plans of ever selling. I am a very happy man. IMHO, the stock is a much better long-term investment than the watch. Thanks for the tip. I've heard another good tip on these boards, about China Petrol (SNP). I 'purchased' the stock in one of those internet stock market simulators, last september for something like $26/share. In Dec/Jan or thereabouts, it peaked at over $50. I felt like a fool for not actually investing. I would have doubled my money.
post #12 of 35
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I've heard another good tip on these boards, about China Petrol (SNP). I 'purchased' the stock in one of those internet stock market simulators, last september for something like $26/share. In Dec/Jan or thereabouts, it peaked at over $50. I felt like a fool for not actually investing.  I would have doubled my money.
Hmmm. I consider myself an oil & gas expert of sorts and I've never heard of China Petrol (SNP). I'll have to check them out. I know PetroChina (PTR) and CNOOC Limited (CEO) very well. I had the good fortune of buying PTR around $18 about six months before it was announced that Warren Buffett had been buying tons of it too. It's at $50 these days, but I sold it around $40 because I also own Berkshire Hathaway stock which already has Buffett's purchases of PTR built into it -- too much exposure to PTR (not a riskless investment by any means given that it's run by Communists). I put the proceeds in Canadian Oil Sands Trust (COSWF) instead. By the way, in general, Internet bulletin boards of any kind are awfully horrible sources for "stock tips". Nothing beats learning how to evaluate and value a company yourself and then investing with your convictions while ignoring what everyone else is doing. It works for Warren and it works for me. If you're really interested in oil & gas companies, Kurt Wulff, CFA is the best oil & gas company analyst out there and he publishes his (delayed) research reports for free on his website, http://www.mcdep.com. I discovered his site and its top quality insights about four or five years ago -- I've been riding high on the increasing demand for oil ever since...
post #13 of 35
I hope y'all have your Series 7/63 Anyway, my 2 favorite watches 1) Zenith Port Royal V Elite (just purchased) http://www.zenith-watches.com/scripts....=3_2_1# Zenith is one of the few brands that makes all of their own movements in house, and even made the movements for Rolex Daytona (Zenith happen to be owned by LVMH now, but it hasn't hurt their quality). They are not well known among most people, but are well known among watch enthusiasts. You will never be sitting in an airplane and see the guy next to you wearing the same watch (subtle dig at the surprisingly mass produced Rolex). Check out their new "Class" line.. 2) Perhaps the "it" watch of the moment - anything by Officiane Panerai (yup, it's Italian, not swiss). This is the perfect weekend or club watch (check out the rubber strap). http://www.panerai.it/s_page.....oria=36
post #14 of 35
If you're going to buy a Fossil, buy a Starck - at least you'll get unique rather than knock-off styling.
post #15 of 35
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I hope y'all have your Series 7/63  
Well.... Series 7 & 63 are more about selling financial products to the public than about investing, per se. A CPA or CFA is more appropriate, though not necessary, for investing.
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