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The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Brei

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gdl203, May 20, 2007.

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  1. jbarwick

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    One pet peeve is if you are selling watches, why not try to remember the names of people you are currently helping? That little care can go a long way. If I was shopping around and not specifically looking for a BLNR, I would have went to a different boutique to buy a watch. But this guy didn't remember my name or my wife's name....really? My name is three letters, hers is four. Chances are a lot of people have our names....remember them!

    Also at the same time we bought our watches we spent more money on wedding bands...it is easy to mix names into conversation and not just say "your fiance"
     
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  2. Gianni Cerutti

    Gianni Cerutti Well-Known Member

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    Fantastics photos
     
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    i think chronoswiss does a reverso type case too, and i was thinking maaaaaaybe that was what it was gonna be, but probably not.

    well said. i know it requires an investment in salary for quality SAs, but if they are trying to accomplish something special with these boutiques, i think they would benefit from spending the extra dollars.
     
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  4. TC (Houston)

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    Wow that's really nice looking, I've never seen one of those before. Would love to see some wrist shots when you have some time.
     
  5. CMT1

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    I am a huge fan of this style watch and the Basculante is a wholly underrated piece. Congrats again! I'll second the request for pictures upon arrival.

    I miss the days of Alpha Omega. I purchased my 112 there in 2004 and was actually able to receive a discount at a time when the Panerai craze was just beginning.

    ...I'm still kind of in shock at the way they went out.

    This one cracked me up enough to try and emulate despite my comparatively substandard subject. Lovely Nautilus!

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    Great thread, guys.
     
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    Ollllaaaaafffff!!! Got one of those too for my two year old hehhe.
     
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    Nice Reverso! Mine says hello. [​IMG]
     
  8. Dino944

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    Yes, I was astonished by what happened there! My father and I bought several nice watches there years ago. I had been to the owner's home for parties and attended many of their events. On occasion the owner's son still calls me occasionally. However, after all the allegations about what went down, I'd be afraid to do business with them now.

    A real shame, as it was a great store and a wonderful opportunity to see many great watch brands under one roof. I think the only major players they did not carry were PP, AP, and Cartier. However they had, Lange, VC, Panerai, Piaget, IWC, GP, BP, Jaquet Droz, Rolex, B&M, Omega, Breitling, Tag, Porsche Design, Bvlgari, and a bunch of others that escape me.
     
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    apparently i need to put my watch on a stuffed animal.
     
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    Love it!

    It was such a candy land!

    A. sold me the 112 back in the day, he sold another friend dozens of high end watches, and he went to college with a good friend of mine so the whole fiasco was super shocking.

    Crazy stuff.
     
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    Yes, A. sold me 2 Vacherons and 2 Rolexes, and my Dad got an amazing deal on a brand new L1 Moonphase and JLC ltd ed. Master 8 Day Reserve. Those were some fun days. Lots of great watches and it was long before companies were getting very strict about discounting prices. Unbelievable how quickly the family went from what seemed to be well respected pillars of local society, to complete tabloid style disaster.
     
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    Was pleasantly surprised at how knowledgable the associates I met at the Breguet boutique in Vegas were. Similarly, have had excellent experiences with the managers of Swatch Group's cross-brand Tourbillon boutiques in Short Hills and Gustavia. Very knowledgable, particularly the manager of the Gustavia shop, and not just knowledgable of their own brands, but seemingly of every brand we discussed.
     
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    Oh just having some lunch at work.

    What up, @no frills !

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    Dang that TOG looks awesome stitchy!!!

    Low carb lunch not bad looking either!

    In the meantime the boys in my office are already fighting over the new girl.

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    They make Tymoshenko dolls now?!

    That turnograph is awesome.
     
  16. Warren G.

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    coming out of the woodwork to say nice ToG Stitchyyyy! :slayer::foo:
     
  17. Warren G.

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    aww you haven't seen Frozen yet? =PP
     
  18. Newcomer

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    Warren, do you happen to have a FPJ? Just wondering with your avatar.
     
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    I had the same experience with the boutique in Paris. Really underwhelming.
     
  20. Warren G.

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    Aww I wish man.. I don't have a FPJ CS at the moment. It's such a gorgeous watch.

    You might get a kick out of this story. The first time I saw one in the wild, it was at Chuck E Cheese's (little cousin party) of all places. I was blatantly staring at his watch, he smiled and asked me if I wanted to see it. I remember thinking to myself, I wonder how fast I can run or how many tickets did this cost...

    But wow I just realized I haven't change my avatar since 2009. I still can't believe I have been on this forum for almost 6 years now.

    Oh btw, you guys can call me Duy. I can only imagine you guys picture me as some old cajun white dude.
     
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