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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. in stitches

    in stitches Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, it's definitely in the realm of the possible.

    Problem is, that I don't think I could get more than 10K for the two watches I have that I would sell, and that would leave me still a few grand shy, and I don't have that cash right now. Also I'm not really sure I want to sell everything I have.

    :(

    Also, I think I could probably get one brand-new for 12 to 13 K.
     
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  2. tifosi

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    My guy has new for $13.6K
     
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    Stitchy, what do I win bro:happy:??

    Best price I can get trough a personal friend is around 13200K US. If I can get it for 12 brand new it would be sweet. My grail as well.
     
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    $13,200,000 That's not that good a price! haha. J/K. I know what you meant.
     
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    Kop for me?



    You win the right to buy it for me!
     
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    Sure. I believe he has a silver dial at the moment. I just ask that you pay for shipping. It's expedited so it'll be $13,600 via FedEx!
     
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    hahah, I might just enabled myself to buy one as early Christmas present for myself. :nodding:
     
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    :plain:


    Buy two!!!
     
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    Oops, missed that. I'll keep my fingers crossed that you find a way to make the RO happen.

    Not to be an enabler...oh what the hell...its slimmer sibling, but you get the idea.
    [​IMG]
     
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    @Dino944 I will enable a bit as well.
    Slightly differently, but same idea.

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    If you all care... My grail.
     
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    Looking good!!!

    Of course we care! Hoping your grail happens very soon !!!
     
  13. in stitches

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    which model is this?
     
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    Mine is a 15300
     
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    LOL'd.

    zippy: noice Seadweller.



    Stitchy: I figured you would always need to have a JLC in your collection, being such a fanboi and all.

    Not dissing the 15400, it's a great piece, but that would be a real "power move" to truly consolidate down to one watch! *shudder*
     
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    15202 >> 15300 > 15400 in my humble opinion.
     
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    At first blush I think most would agree, however...

    The 15400 felt too large for my wrist (< 7") when I had them side by side, but for someone with a slightly larger stature, it is more likely to be appropriate.
    The 15202 is amazing, but it felt small as it was so much thinner than the 15300 (bracelet included), and it felt like more of a dress watch.
     
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    On the topic of grails - Gruebel Forsey has been on my radar for a few years now given how they push the boundaries of the tourbillon complication etc. I am not particularly attracted to their aesthetics, but I haven't seen any of their pieces in the metal either.

    Well, today I had lunch with Stephen Forsey and a small group of other folks. He explained his GMT - introduced last year - in painstaking detail, very eloquent, with much passion. Here's a pic of the titanium globe that executes its world time complication:

    [​IMG]

    The case size is 43.5mm and is 16mm thick, which is remarkable given the number of complications it houses.

    It is simply amazing in the flesh.

    Their business model is on the high end of high end - producing only 100 watches per year, some completely bespoke. I might not gun for one of their pieces even if I had that kind of cash to burn, but just listening to a watchmaker explain his craftsmanship with such passion is part of why this hobby is interesting and fun for me.

    Just sharing! More on this GMT in this piece by Hodinkee:

    http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/just-because-hands-on-with-the-greubel-forsey-gmt-live-pics-pricing
     
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    Proportions just look off to me on the 15400, so it's not a matter of wrist size for me personally. That's just me though. I prefer it's date window to that of the 15300 for whatever that's worth, though that's a non factor on the silver dial.

    I certainly get the thinner thing, but really that family is just more dress than sport in my eyes. So if I were to make a purchase in that family, I would go Dino's way.

    Though it has been established that I have horrible taste as I prefer the Overseas (the sportier feel thing here again), so my opinion on this is roughly worthless.
     
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    ^ all that being said.. the Bulgari story just posted on the 'dink is what we would call thin.
    The movement including tourbillon is 1.95 mm thick...
    We have to put that into perspective.
    That is 0.076" thick.
    The thickness of a US NICKEL!!!
    Absurd.

    Being an engineer and machinist (in a former life), I can attest to how this is a feat.

    I am amazed.
     
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