(globetrotter @ 28 Dec. 2004, 09:34)
Originally Posted by PHV,28 Dec. 2004, 08:47
Originally Posted by kolecho,28 Dec. 2004, 04:22
IWC is one of my favorites. Â They have a great sports line, but if you'd like to get an entry level dress watch, have a look at the IWC Portofino line that come with an ETA base. Â The Portofino has a quiet elegance about it. Â ETA base movements are workhorses, especially the 2892. Have a look out for Jaeger le Coultre Reverso. Â Its basic model is quite good value because it has a handwind in-house movement that is tailored to the shape of its rectangular shape. Â Rectangular watches make very classic dress watches. Â Have a look at Cartier Tank models also. Â They have several models that is powered by an ETA movements as well. Avoid quartz if you can help it, and get yourself a basic mechanical watch (with or without date) that is either an automatic or handwind. Have fun searching Â
I still don't understand why Quartz is to be avoided, if the design of the watch suit your needs?
you don't need to avoid quartz. but paying $500 or more for a quartz watch should be avoided. the differences in the mechanism don't warrent paying too much money for a quartz watch, you can get excellent watches cheaper.
Ok, now I finally understand. Would you rate Cartier quartz watches, though aesthetically appealing, to be poor value purchases?
good question 1. I would, personnaly, consider this a poor value 2. the workings are no better than many watches at a tenth of the price, and only marginally better than watches as 1/100 the price. 3. in terms of design, baume and mercier are owned by the same group and have very similar design, at about half the price 4. the big advantage is the name 5. that said, cartier tank watches are very attractive, and the name has good recognition 6. I think that a cartier tank automatic is a very nice watch, and I would lean toward buying one, in terms of overall package/cost. 7. you can get great looking quartz watches by hamilton and pulsar for a fraction of the cost, or by titan, swatch, or any number of other manufacturers.