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post #24586 of 29356
I think there's no reason why Chopard should not be on your shortlist, if you like their designs (not everyone does but likewise for any brand). The Chopard LUC line is up there with the best, horologically, with Fleurier and Geneva Seal standard. Chopard are also one of the few to produce microrotor movements among their offerings. They have their own foundry and are very much an in house manufacture. In the world of watches there is however a lot of brand prejudice and Chopard tends to be dismissed on subjective grounds. That's why I don't think it would be any more rewarding, necessarily, for you to seek suggestions on watch fora as the responses are likely to be quite predictable smile.gif

p.s. If holding value is important to you, then your answer is clear - Rolex. (the professional range in steel in particular, but not the cellini range where the Rolex name fails to attract demand and hence resale value).
post #24587 of 29356

I would also ask you what utility you want out of the watch. Are you looking for another work watch or a 'kick it' watch.

post #24588 of 29356

Looking to shorten functional button sleeves. How much length separation is necessary from the end of the sleeves to the first button hole? Will half an inch suffice? 

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Originally Posted by JezeC View Post

Looking to shorten functional button sleeves. How much length separation is necessary from the end of the sleeves to the first button hole? Will half an inch suffice? 

Not if you want it to look balanced. Usual distance is 1.25 inches... half inch will look odd. But it's your jacket.
post #24590 of 29356
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Originally Posted by CTLION View Post

Please help me understand. Why not the Chopard? Rolex is fairly easy to understand as I have one. Part of the reason I asked for one for my birthday is that they hold their value better than most. The Omega is also fairly clear.

I agree with most of what Chuckie said, but the operative statement is...
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Originally Posted by Chuckie Egg View Post

...if you like their designs...

which you should not as they are mostly blingy/tacky, uninspired/derivative, or just outright bad. In short, a much more elegant and dare I say "better" watch can be had for the price you'd pay for a Chopard. Perhaps even two!
post #24591 of 29356
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

I would also ask you what utility you want out of the watch. Are you looking for another work watch or a 'kick it' watch.

The primary reason for the watch would be after work/weekends however I would like it to be versatile enough to wear to work as well.
post #24592 of 29356
I am open to suggestions.
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post

While I appreciate that one can find the occasional watch thread on SF, the fact is that SF really isn't specifically a watch place.

Watches are men's jewelry and a style accessory. Discussing them on SF is just as appropriate as discussing cufflinks or umbrellas. In my humble opinion of course.
post #24594 of 29356
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Originally Posted by Veremund View Post

Watches are men's jewelry and a style accessory. Discussing them on SF is just as appropriate as discussing cufflinks or umbrellas.
SF concerns itself with a fairly wide variety of topics pertaining to men's style, fashion, and accessories. Whereas a wristwatch-specific site focuses narrowly on just wristwatches, often reviewing and critiquing them in far greater depth and from a considerably more detailed perspective than does SF. It's a matter of the generalist vs. the specialist. Both approaches are valid, but they are not necessarily interchangeable.

However, completely ignoring that fact, I would suggest that to whatever extent timepiece discussion may be legitimate on SF (and it admittedly does have its place), a question along the lines of "Which watch should I get?" is probably better posed in a wristwatch-specific thread (perhaps a thread of its own, started by the person asking for advice), than it is being tossed into the "Ask a Question, Get an Answer" thread. The "Ask a Question, Get an Answer" thread is more intended to address "quick questions," and discussions of wristwatch selection often turn out to lead to somewhat protracted discussion.

This is, of course, a context dependent thing, and not an iron rule. If someone posts pictures of two watches, and asks, "Which of these, my two watches, do you think would go better with my navy suit, when I interview for a junior associate's position at Big Law Firm, tomorrow?" I could certainly accept that it's a quick question, and entirely appropriate for inclusion in this thread.
post #24595 of 29356

Do you guys know whether a pair of shoes ordered from the UK to the US will be charged by import duty or any sort of other duties or not?

 

Thank you.

post #24596 of 29356
Has anyone had ties shortened? What is a fair price?

I have a few that I like which are too long.

I have half a mind to just lop 4" off the thin blade and run a stitch across it so it doesn't fray.

J
post #24597 of 29356
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Has anyone had ties shortened? What is a fair price?
I haven't but I know Tiecrafters does it: http://tiecrafters.com/
post #24598 of 29356
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Originally Posted by CTLION View Post


The primary reason for the watch would be after work/weekends however I would like it to be versatile enough to wear to work as well.

 

 I love dive watches as a 'kick it' kinda watch, but I'm afraid that most are not going to work 'appropriate'.

post #24599 of 29356
my tailor keeps giving me grief about bringing in shirts with pleats on the back. she says it is much harder to alter and it increases cost (around $30/shirt).

what is the reason for that? does that make any sense or should i find a new tailor? she comes highly recommended via yelp if that means anything.
post #24600 of 29356
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Originally Posted by thefastlife View Post

my tailor keeps giving me grief about bringing in shirts with pleats on the back. she says it is much harder to alter and it increases cost (around $30/shirt).

what is the reason for that? does that make any sense or should i find a new tailor? she comes highly recommended via yelp if that means anything.

 

I feel like you've had this answered elsewhere...

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