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Watch - no limit

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by EricE., Mar 27, 2011.

  1. SirGrotius

    SirGrotius Well-Known Member

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    I guess i have just found my watch...NOT

    seriously, WHO in his right mind BUYS THAT??????


    People who know nothing about watches but have insane amounts of cash. Hubolt is not a respected brand. If you want to go ULTRA high-end, your own A Lange & Sohne is the way to go. They're expensive not because of bling (i.e., diamonds) but because of how they're hand crafted, the tradition, and the insane amount of complications.

    http://www.alange-soehne.com/cms/en/index.html

    Again, probably too dressy for you. These are usually worn by the CEOs of big-time German companies and some upper, upper crust folks in NYC etc.
     
  2. NORE

    NORE Well-Known Member

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    No limit?

    Make 'em say uggggghhhhh...


    ROFL, is it true yo daddy really bout it bout it?

    Seriously tho, have a look thru the watch porn thread here or some watch sites like timezone and pick out ones you like. Feel free to report back with pics for further suggestions.
     
  3. ThatGuy

    ThatGuy Well-Known Member

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    that was a good one [​IMG]

    but btw, that is nothing i would wear...looks too old to me and would look weird in more casual settings imho (as mentioned before - allrounder watch)


    OP

    You mentioned you don't want a watch that looks to old, yet you don't mind the Royal Oak, or Reverso. Come on, be consistent.

    If you want a nice looking watch that looks sporty and modern, I highly recommend the IWC Aquatimer Chronograph. Looks very nice in fact.
     
  4. Torrente

    Torrente Well-Known Member

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    So, you are basically looking for something that is casual enough for a 20 something guy, but high grade?

    I like your call on the Royal Oak, although I feel that the rubber strap ruins what was a watch designed to have an integrated bracelet. Get one in all steel and get the classic size. Eventually, walking around with a tuna can strapped to one's wrist will lose its appeal.

    I would also recommend a Patek Aquanaut, a Vacheron Overseas or something in that vein if you are trying to stay sporty. IWC and JLC also make great everyday pieces in steel.

    Mike


    +1

    and Patek Nautilus Ref. 5712/1
     
  5. jsqfunk

    jsqfunk Well-Known Member

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    Breitling Transocean - get the black face and leather band
    Expensive without going into Patek territory. A sports watch that is not over sized.


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]
     
  6. EricE.

    EricE. Well-Known Member

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    It's not the watch that looks old, it is the image it has. I do know that all the three brands have been around for quite a while, and all of them are of high quality, but still the image of a rolex is a different than the image of a panerai or jlc (whereas i do have to admit that the jlc does have the vibe of an old man's watch but i start to really really like it - dunno why[​IMG]
     
  7. EricE.

    EricE. Well-Known Member

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    BTW i really do like the breitling with the milanaise strap. wasnt this one featured in either the last mens ex or leon??
     
  8. Mac

    Mac Well-Known Member

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    Which watch to get?
    My graduation is coming and my dad said I can chose whichever watch I want as a gift. Give me some suggestions...it should be an alrounder watch, but no omega or rolex (because everybody seems to have them)
    steel or leather, does not matter.

    kind regards


    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. kungapa

    kungapa Well-Known Member

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    An IWC portuguese - classic. [​IMG] But put it on a brown strap instead.
     
  10. MBreinin

    MBreinin Well-Known Member

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    Of course, if this option was presented to me. I would land right here.

    [​IMG]

    Or, if you can't handle the red gold:

    [​IMG]

    I have coveted this watch since its release.

    Mike
     
  11. entrero

    entrero Well-Known Member

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    but no omega or rolex (because everybody seems to have them)

    Yer mates looking for the limit. Bolded it out for ye
     
  12. DLKY

    DLKY Well-Known Member

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    There's really too many nice watches out there , if there's no budget, how about the Patek 5960 ? Annual Calendar and Chronograph. Annual calendar is especially useful since you don't have to keep adjusting the date every other month

    [​IMG]

    If I could choose any watch, I get the Vianney Halter Antiqua and Philippe Dufour's Simplicity. The Antiqua for its instantaneous perpetual calendar and styling and the Simplicity for the unmatched workmanship.

    Vianney Halter Antiqua
    [​IMG]

    Philippe Dufour Simplicity
    [​IMG]
     
  13. jungshoe

    jungshoe Well-Known Member

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    no limit? you should try asking for a mille.
     
  14. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Well-Known Member

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    PP calatrava in stainless with a crocodile strap. If you're dad doesnt toss you out of the house for suggesting a PP watch for your 'my first watch' than you're set!
     
  15. garymyman

    garymyman Well-Known Member

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    I like the Royal Oak as "something different" but it definitely looks straight out of the '80s. In a good way.

    I know you said no to the Rolex, but as far as investment is concerned it's far and away the best brand for resale (or to trade for your life in a 3rd world country). A good alternative to a "standard" Rolex is a gold Daytona on a leather strap. If it's good enough for Steve McQueen, it's good enough for me.

    I applaud you for branching out, though. All of my friends have virtually the same Datejust. I usually wear a vintage (1976) Omega Seamaster Chrono.
     
  16. in stitches

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    People who know nothing about watches but have insane amounts of cash. Hubolt is not a respected brand. http://www.alange-soehne.com/cms/en/index.html


    the watch posted is fugly, that was the idea. hublot is headed in a great diection the last few years under the auspices of jean claude biver. they actually make a pretty decnt watch.

    if you wanna really go for gold get the patek sun and moon tourbillon.

    the jlc master compressor line has some nice and spory pieces, reverso is always a classic

    panerai if your into their thing

    iwc portofino

    i am a huge fan of ap they have alot of great options

    i could go on here. every respectable watch co makes a nice sporty watch. from a lange to zenith. you need to hit some stores and check online to see what you like. prestigetime.com has always been helpful to me

    good luck
     
  17. in stitches

    in stitches Well-Known Member

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    Of course, if this option was presented to me. I would land right here.

    [​IMG]

    Or, if you can't handle the red gold:

    [​IMG]


    I have coveted this watch since its release.

    Mike


    mike, while i have always liked that watch visually, if i had the coin for a toubillon i woulnt go for omega, unless i was a collector and already had like 10 tourbillons already in my stash

    just sayin [​IMG]
     
  18. jamesbond

    jamesbond Well-Known Member

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    Patek World Time would be my grail watch..

    [​IMG]

    But then again, I'm bout it bout it!
     
  19. Superfluous

    Superfluous Well-Known Member

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    I don't care who you are... there's a price limit. It would be helpful if you tell us the limit.
     

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