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How many watches do you own?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Ambulance Chaser, Jun 14, 2005.

  1. drljva

    drljva Well-Known Member

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    Ernest: What do you think about Dunhill watches?
     
  2. imageWIS

    imageWIS Well-Known Member

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    Only worth it when they are 80 Euro.

    Jon.
     
  3. Patrick Bateman

    Patrick Bateman Well-Known Member

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    thought that was the cashmeer jumpers.
     
  4. brooklyn

    brooklyn Well-Known Member

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    Lets see

    Breitling Colt Ocean
    Oakley TimeBomb
    Oakley GMT
    Seiko Automatic Divers Watch
    Suunto Xlander
    Nike Lance Armstong
    Michele Chrono
    Pulsar

    I guess that makes 8, for now
     
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    yanks2182 Well-Known Member

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    Sorry to hijack this thread, but I figured this would be a good place to ask thouse in the know about a new watch purchase. My parents want to buy me a new watch in the $1000 range as a gift for college graduation. I'd like to get a nice dress watch with a leather band. Any suggestions?
     
  6. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Well-Known Member

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    Wow -- a lot more folks with 4+ watches than I would have predicted.  I forgot my Polar heart-rate monitor when answering the poll.  Clearly I need to start going to the gym.  The others I own:

    Blancpain Aqua Lung
    Glashutte Original Panomatic Date
    Heuer Camaro (Vintage)
    Seiko Orange Monster
    Raymond Weil Parsifal
    Movado Museum

    The first three get about 95% of my wrist time.
     
  7. Patrick Bateman

    Patrick Bateman Well-Known Member

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    Sorry to hijack this thread, but I figured this would be a good place to ask thouse in the know about a new watch purchase. My parents want to buy me a new watch in the $1000 range as a gift for college graduation. I'd like to get a nice dress watch with a leather band. Any suggestions?
     
  8. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Well-Known Member

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    Raymond Weil watch I'm not super knowledgeable about watches, and I don't recommend going on Ebay for watches as a general matter, but I think this watch is beautiful. I did a quick search for Raymond Weil because, in terms of non-vintage watches, they seem to have one of the more affordable mechanical movements. I think if you are going to pay $1000 for a watch, trying to get a mechanical (nonquartz) movement is a good idea. I say this because quartz is quartz is quartz. I wouldn't spend $3000 on a Cartier quartz movement when I could get a similar looking Coach watch (made by Movado) for about 1/6 of the price.
     
  9. Cliff

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    I have a mechanical. An A. Lange & Sohne, Langematik.
     
  10. imageWIS

    imageWIS Well-Known Member

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    Um, I have quite a few; here are a few:

    Patek Philippe Nautilus
    Heuer manual wind chronograph with original Turler dial (vintage)
    Breitling Colt Ocean automatic
    Breitling Chronograph Rattrapante (limited edition, automatic...not the quartz version)
    Bvlgari Scuba

    Jon.
     
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    Almost all watch bands bother me, so I just use my cell phone to tell time.
     
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    Want to trade it for my Hamilton? Â [​IMG]
     
  13. ernest

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    Dunhill is not a watchmaker so...
     
  14. yanks2182

    yanks2182 Well-Known Member

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    What do you think of the TAG Heuer Carrera for a watch in the 1000$ range?
     
  15. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Well-Known Member

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    I detest TAG Heuer, although the Classics collection, of which the Carrera is a member, is probably the least objectionable.  The non-chronograph Carrera just strikes me as blah, however.  What kind of watch are you looking for?  Dress, sport, or something in between?
     
  16. yanks2182

    yanks2182 Well-Known Member

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    I'm leaning more towards a dress watch. Certainly not a sports watch.
     
  17. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Well-Known Member

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    For your price range and taste, I like Limes.
     
  18. drljva

    drljva Well-Known Member

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    (drljva @ June 15 2005,21:14) Ernest: What do you think about Dunhill watches?
    Dunhill is not a watchmaker so...
    Ernest, I thought you liked all things Dunhill. [​IMG]
     
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    imageWIS Well-Known Member

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    (ernest @ June 15 2005,21:18)
    Ernest: What do you think about Dunhill watches?
    Dunhill is not a watchmaker so...
    Ernest, I thought you liked all things Dunhill. [​IMG]
    Only the cashmere jumpers on sale. [​IMG] Jon.
     
  20. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member

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    (drljva @ June 15 2005,21:14) Ernest: What do you think about Dunhill watches?
    Dunhill is not a watchmaker so...
    Dunhill was originally a leather company specialising in harnesses and driving accessories and car parts. But you seem to like Dunhill ties and suits just fine (none of which are made "in house" I understand. Why the aversion to Dunhill watches then? The designs are certainly consistent with the overall Dunhill aesthetic.
     

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