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post #1 of 22
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I have 6 watches and 14 pairs of cufflinks. I try to match watch (color, form, style) with cufflinks what why I have so many of them. My watches = 1) Golden Ellipse (Patek) = auto/white gold/blue dial/blue croco strap 2) Master ultra thin (JL)= mecanic/steel/black dial/ black croco strap 3) Tank (Cartier) = auto/steel/white dial/steel bracelet 4) Reflet (Boucheron) = auto/ steel/ blue dial/croco strap 5) Hampton (B&M) = auto/ steel/ champagne dial/black trap 6) Omega = mecanic/pink gold/grey dial/brown croco strap And you?
post #2 of 22
Tough act to follow. I don't have near the income to drop a lot of money on a watch -- much less six of them. I do have two Kenneth Cole watches with leather bands -- one black, the other brown. The bands were not originally leather; I had them replaced. Simple, but it works. Black band: white face/ silver dial Brown band: tan (off-white) face/ blue dial
post #3 of 22
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digital calculator/watch purchased from bowling alley prize machine- was actually aiming for stuffed pickachoo, darn.
Lucky. You got the calculator watch? We shop at the same store. I got the hot pink and green plastic watch that doesn't really tell time...but, you can flip up the face of the watch and store candy in the secret compartment.
post #4 of 22
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Very funny... Candy or xanax?
post #5 of 22
If I could choose from any of the current wristwatches made, this is what I would sellect. I couldn't narrow it down, so here's the list. Sport Watch: - Luminor Panerai automatic; titanium case, black dial with seconds and power reserve subdials, black leather croc band. - Girard-Perregaux Ferrari 275 Le Mans; stainless case, brown croc strap, black dial with three silver subdials Dress Watch: - Parmigiani Toric Chronograph; white gold case, black croc strap, white gold dial with engraved pattern - A. Lange & Sogne Langematik-Perpetual; platinum case, silver dial, black croc strap, subdials of month, 4-year cycle, moon phase, second, day, and 24-hour - Timex done in black plastic case, rubber strap. It's quartz movement keeps track of time better than any of the previously mentioned watches costing 500x as much.
post #6 of 22
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Timex is a dress watch? Talk about your watch...no only about watches you would like to have
post #7 of 22
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Timex is a dress watch? Talk about your watch...no only about watches you would like to have
It was a joke, pal.
post #8 of 22
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I know.... What kind of watch do you wear? Do you match it with your garment?
post #9 of 22
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I know.... What kind of watch do you wear? Do you match it with your garment?
I have a swiss-made Wenger, stainless case with thin gold ring around the bezel, very light gray dial, and gold bars for markings. I also added a brown croc strap (my favorite) with a gold buckle. Not a very expensive watch (around $500) but I like it. I wear this watch every day (almost), so I don't worry about matching it to my garment. If I am dressed in all black/gray colors, I might wear my Seiko tank watch. That one has a stainless case with dark gray dial and silver numbers. I've also got a Citizen with gold face and band, and a black dial. I don't like this one as much, I prefer silver. I wear this on 'dressy' occasions. Last, I've got a Locman watch with the rectangular tank case. Steel case, silver dial, black leather strap. I don't wear this as much. I noticed in your other thread about clothing you stated you buy much of your items on discount. Were you able to find the Patek and other watches you mentioned on a nice discount?
post #10 of 22
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Big discount on garment, not watches and shoes (just 25% on one Weston) My Patek is vintage so I paid 50% of the listed price (5200 euros = 2/3 bespoke suits which will be dead in 5 years, so it is not so expensive) For the JL, B&M I had 30% off after negociation 10% for Cartier and Boucheron and the Omega is from my father Always buy a vinatge watches unless you have 30% off on a new one. You see, you have many watches too. You seem to like tank (= square) watches? Me too. Have you got cufflinks? I think you should try to match your watch with your garment as it is the final touch of style. Many people have a nice suit, a tie...few have taste for watches (see how many guy were Rolex or big sport watch with a suit)
post #11 of 22
I've got four watches: - for slumming it: stainless steel automatic Baume & Mercier Malibu Chrono round-face (circa 1997) w/ stainless steel bracelet - with black dress shoes: 18K white gold manual Baume & Mercier tank (circa late 1970s) w/ black leather strap - with brown dress shoes: 18K two-tone (yellow/white) gold manual IWC round-face (circa late 1950s) w/ brown leather strap - very special occasions: 18K white gold manual ultra, ultra-thin Patek Phillipe round-face (circa ?) w/ black eelskin strap
post #12 of 22
Dug, You own many great watches. I especially enjoy and admire vintage watches. True, I do like tank watches (and regular round watches as well). I'm 19 so I do not yet have a need for cufflinks. When I enter the 'business world' in a few years, I will definately purchase a few sets of cufflinks. Good point about the nice suit vs. taste in watches. That Patek is a good investment, I'm sure you will be wearing it many years from now. Like I said, I will be entering the business world in a few years. I plan to purchase two new watches (dress watches). Instead of buying new watches, I am thinking of getting vintage. Specifically, a 1960's Omega Seamaster or a 1960's Longines to start out with. Later on when I can afford a nicer watch, I would like to add to my collection a vintage LeCoultre, IWC, or Perregaux. By the way, how old are you (if you don't mind my asking)? Its nice to see another member of the board with a taste for vintage watches.
post #13 of 22
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I'm 30 At 19 years I even didn't know theses brands. I've learnt to tie a tie on the web 4 years ago. When I was student, 4 years ago, I said when : "I work I will buy a nice watch" I bought my first watch in 2000 by chance because of the 30% off in the shop. I always fall on my watches by chance, never planed to buy a watch. Nice watch and shoes are the 2 most important thing in style in think.
post #14 of 22
I also have a Boucheron Reflet. It is the Icare model in quartz, mirror dial, and a stainless case with an alligator strap. It's a rather nice watch; rather in that Gucci Group philosophy though.
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