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post #91 of 3970

Gents, 

 

Not sure whether this post belongs in this thread, but here goes.  

 

I'm looking to possibly consolidate my humble collection into one watch that I can wear everyday to the office casually.

 

My collection is as follows:

 

HydroConquest 41mm black face automatic 

 

 

Rodina Automatic 41mm

 

Tissot Quartz 41mm 

 

 

My goal is that I'm looking to move into the next tier in the used watch market. I would be divesting the watches for about $700, $70 and $100 for the HydroConquest, Rodina and Tissot, respectively. If my budget is around $2k in the used market would it be feasible to target the likes such as Omega Seamaster (automatic) and the Tudor Black Bay (automatic).

 

 

post #92 of 3970
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Andy, I was on Muscat time at 0800ish, now briefly on Doha time, and back to UK time in a few hours.

Just trying on a Bulgari Octo chrono. Should I feel guilty for liking the Octo? And has anyone tried the slim platinum one?

 

I tried the slim platinum Octo a while back, courtesy of a friend who works at a Bulgari boutique.

 

It's very nice, and it's only about 5mm thick. The manual wind movement has a reserve of about 70 hours and there's a power-reserve indicator in the back of the movement, which is a nice touch (as, in general, I really dislike PR indicators on the face of watches). It's really the only Bulgari watch that I would ever consider buying (not that I can afford it). 

 

 

It also comes in gold (pink gold, perhaps?) and I think that the gold version is a bit cheaper than the platinum version.

post #93 of 3970
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Originally Posted by JezeC View Post

Gents, 

Not sure whether this post belongs in this thread, but here goes.  

I'm looking to possibly consolidate my humble collection into one watch that I can wear everyday to the office casually.

My collection is as follows:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
HydroConquest 41mm black face automatic 




Rodina Automatic 41mm



Tissot Quartz 41mm 




My goal is that I'm looking to move into the next tier in the used watch market. I would be divesting the watches for about $700, $70 and $100 for the HydroConquest, Rodina and Tissot, respectively. If my budget is around $2k in the used market would it be feasible to target the likes such as Omega Seamaster (automatic) and the Tudor Black Bay (automatic).






Those 2 watches are feasible at around the $2k mark. Except the two you actually have pictured. The Planet Ocean pictured is the Titanium model with the cal. 8500 movement and the black Black Bay is the newest model released and not quite at the $2k mark. The cal 2500 PO is available for around $2k-$2500.
post #94 of 3970
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Your welcome.  Trying them on may be a challenge, but is definitely important to finding the one that fits you the best.  Even with 15202s, depending on the age of the watch there have been at least 3 clasps in the last 16+ years, and I find the current clasp (the one shown in the last photo) sits more centered on my wrist and makes for a more comfortable fit. 

 

Photos of the 3 most recent clasps. 

 

 

What's the difference b/w the first two? Also, what do the various serial letters mean?

 

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Those 2 watches are feasible at around the $2k mark. Except the two you actually have pictured. The Planet Ocean pictured is the Titanium model with the cal. 8500 movement and the black Black Bay is the newest model released and not quite at the $2k mark. The cal 2500 PO is available for around $2k-$2500.

 

Agreed, the blue titanium version is very nice but likely quite a bit above the $2k mark

post #95 of 3970
I love butterfly clasps. I can only imagine how superbly this Audemars wears

Actually I take that back. I can't imagine at all which is why I should try one asap


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post #96 of 3970
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I thought I'd add pics of my 2 most worn watches: 

 

 

 

Nice Reverso and great choice with the strap.  I just think they shouldn't have made that one a duoface.  Not a fan of the "pusher."

post #97 of 3970
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I tried the slim platinum Octo a while back, it's really the only Bulgari watch that I would ever consider buying (not that I can afford it). 

 

Yeah, I noticed it while looking for something else online a while back.  I tried the (thicker) steel chrono, which is around for under $8k.  But I really like the look of that slimline platinum number: I don't wear gold, and the asymmetric subdial and slim case really make it look special.  A platinum Genta-designed proper watch for under $20k sounds like a pretty good deal.  But the problem is all the other options that come into play at that price point.  I think like Dino said, if there were an amazing bargain out there - a mint used for under $15k - it might be worth it, but $20k buys a lot of options.

 

Having said that, the time only steel one is easy to find under $5k in the bigger case.  Not bad, but again, does it really beat any number of Rolexes, or a Reverso, or a Panerai or a Breguet Aeronavale?  Wish lists are a tough thing to prioritise, eh?

post #98 of 3970
Any thoughts on this GP? Strongly drawn to the design but don't know anything about the watch:

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Any thoughts on this GP? Strongly drawn to the design but don't know anything about the watch:

Really nice watch, I'm sure there's an Omega very similar design to it?
post #100 of 3970
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Any thoughts on this GP? Strongly drawn to the design but don't know anything about the watch:


I know it pretty well; that's my actual watch (and photo).

That model is called the Vintage 1960. The dial work is among the best I've seen, and the central-minutes thing is genius. It sits well on the wrist and wears large for its 38 mm nominal size due to the substantial case and chunky lugs. The only snag is that they're near-impossible to find. There's also a black-dialled version out there, and Girard Perregaux did a rattrappante version as well.

A few more shots:

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GP_Chrono.jpg



I love it. Highly recommended. smile.gif
post #101 of 3970
Thread Starter 

I think those cushion cases look fantastic, and being just a touch smaller gives it wonderful proportions - even on Belligero's giant orcish frame.  In case you're in any doubt, that's a firm "yes" from me!

post #102 of 3970
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I know it pretty well; that's my actual watch (and photo).

That model is called the Vintage 1960. The dial work is among the best I've seen, and the central-minutes thing is genius. It sits well on the wrist and wears large for its 38 mm nominal size due to the substantial case and chunky lugs. The only snag is that they're near-impossible to find. There's also a black-dialled version out there, and Girard Perregaux did a rattrappante version as well.

A few more shots: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
IMG_20140917_125520_001.jpg



GP_Chrono.jpg


I love it. Highly recommended. smile.gif

Thank you! Yes I have been searching for a while and you are right they are few and far between. Recently I have found a rose gold rattrappante version, whichI am very tempted by, and would snap it up were it not for the fact it is just north of GBP 10K. It's time for that end of the tax year decision - ISA or watch, ISA or watch...
post #103 of 3970

I think that someone who posts (or posted) in this thread has one, but perhaps in gold? 

 

It's from a "heritage" sort of line that GP did a while back called the Vintage 1966 or Vintage 1960 line. 

 

If I remember correctly, it's powered by a modified ETA movement with a Dubois-Depraz 2030 chronograph module piggy-backed on to the base movement (which is actually quite common - lots of manufacturers do it). 

 

Edited to add: Beaten to it by Belligero - he was the owner of whom I was thinking! 

post #104 of 3970
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ISA or watch, ISA or watch...

Remember - "The value of your investment can go down as well as up so you may get back less than you originally invested" This applies to watches too.

But it's much more fun.
post #105 of 3970
Thread Starter 
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... north of GBP 10K... end of the tax year decision...

 

Would £7.5k be OK? Otherwise, a steel one with black dial is well under £2k.  They all look good to me.  The rattrappante versions are cool at a higher price, but I like these dial layouts more.  Enter the Enabler...

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