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Favorite and least favorite nicer watch brands

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mathew J, May 21, 2009.

  1. Mathew J

    Mathew J Senior member

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    Just curious what everyones favorite and not so favorite watch brands are in the higher end segment...

    Speaking for myself, I loved Rolex then hated them and now I like them again, always have liked Omega but for some reason never had the draw emotionally for me that Rolex does even though I should like them more given you get way more watch for your money and they are as nice if not nicer than many others, and I love the higher end nicer brands but can never bring myself to sell my Submariner for one of them as the service costs are a turn off...but if money was no object I would have at least a JLC, IWC, or GO....

    Thanks
     


  2. DrZRM

    DrZRM Senior member

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    Favorite: Sinn, Omega, IWC

    Least favorite: Rolex, Panerai
     


  3. dshin

    dshin Senior member

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    I like Tags a lot. Though they dont get much love from the watch snobs, I've always liked tags since I was in HS. So I bought one when I graduated from college and started making real money. Then I picked up a couple more over the yrs. I just picked up the F1 chrono from chronoshark yesterday and it will be my daily watch.
    I've had a love/hate/love relationship with Rolexes as well. I always thought that Rolex was the pinnacle of watches until I became better educated about watches in general...so I didnt think that Rolexes were all that for a while...but I ended up getting a datejust and I just think its a fabulous time piece.

    Least favorite is Ebel. They just dont do anything for me.
     


  4. whymakemedothis

    whymakemedothis Senior member

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    IWC, Dornblueth & his kid, Glashuette, Lange
     


  5. unjung

    unjung Senior member

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    Rolexes are the Wayfarers of watches. Nice, but too much of the herd's tastes.
     


  6. East Oakland

    East Oakland Senior member

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    Least favorite: Tag Heuer

    Favorite mainstream brands: IWC / Grand Seiko / Zenith

    Best price/quality ratio: Omega / Seiko

    Favorite small watchmaker: RGM
     


  7. marin

    marin Senior member

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    Favorites: PP, IWC

    Least favorite: Ebel, Piaget
     


  8. CruzAzul

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    I really like Omega for the price. Not ridiculously expensive, and overall a good balance of solid sportiness and understated elegance.

    To me, Rolex is sort of the Corvette of watches. I know they cost a lot, and I know a lot of people like them, but to me the stigma of being seen with one is a deal-breaker.
     


  9. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Favorite: Lange.

    Least Favorite: Lange.


    - B
     


  10. mljones99

    mljones99 Senior member

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    Favorite: Breitling
    Least favorite: Tag
     


  11. eqpablon

    eqpablon Senior member

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    Watches that I've owned:

    Favorite: Oris
    Least favorite: Movado

    I still think Oris is one of the best watch values out there, despite the price increases.
     


  12. Kaplan

    Kaplan Senior member

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    Least favorite: Rolex, Panerai
    Favorite: Breitling

    Favourite: Rolex, Panerai

    Least favourite: Breitling
     


  13. hip_priest

    hip_priest Active Member

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    Favourites: F. P. Journe, Lange & Sohne
     


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    Jumbie Senior member

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    Favorite: Vacheron Constantin

    Least Favorite: Graham
     


  15. Toorman

    Toorman Senior member

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    Favorite: Panerai, JLC and Jacquet Droz

    Least Favorite: I really don't care if you dislike Panerai so why should you care if I dislike what you are wearing.
     


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