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Help me pick out a watch

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by InPa, Feb 26, 2005.

  1. InPa

    InPa Well-Known Member

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    i like B & S better. It looks simple and more elegant. However, I advise you to try them on in a store before making the purchase. Sturdy casing is must for a good watch.
     




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    I agree - the Zenith is definitely better. What about one of these:

    1. Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Calender Retrogade
    2. Baume & Mercier Capeland
    3. Bedat No. 7
    4. Glashutte Power Reserve ($2.6K from CollectorsTime)
    5. Frederique Constant Calender Moonphase
    6. Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Croneo

    Panzer
     


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    I own the Zenith Port Royal Elite and have been very happy with it.
     


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    Matt [email protected]

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    add my vote to the Zenith
     


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    [​IMG] Ulysse-Nardin 1846 Marine Chronometer. Of the two you posted, definitely the Zenith.
     


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    The IWC Portofino Automatic is worth considering as well in this price range. The Zenith seems to be of great value though. Is it being dumped by the LVMH or Richemont group? Coz I remember there was a pretty steep pricehike a few yrs ago after the acquisition.
     


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    if you're in europe or have friends there, check out UNION by glashutte. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    drizzt3117 Stylish Dinosaur

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    I would second the suggestion for the Pilot Watch spitfire, although the Zenith watches are outstanding as well.
     


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    Good call on the IWC - that's a great watch for the price - you can get it easily for less than $2K on the net.

    Zenith is now owned by LVMH.

    Panzer
     


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    My 2 cents...
    I consider IWC and Zenith heavily in my "budget" search (~$1k vs. 2-2.5k). The IWC offers better brand recognition and reatin their value accordingly, while Zenith is a manufacturer first and foremost. Personally, I think your best bet would be to buy an El Primero in the second-hand market or search for a deal on a UN or Glashutte. I would also pass on the Bedat and Baume & Mercier (I would have a hard time spending more than 1-1.5k on B&M when you can buy a Capeland at Costco, no joke).

    Actually, I think the first step in your buying process should be a trip to Tourneau to investigate different brands.
     


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