How many watches do you own?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Ambulance Chaser, Jun 14, 2005.

  1. Matt

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    A skagen and a breitling

    likely to pick up a (dirt cheap, restored with Japanese components) vintage Patek any day now...theyre everywhere in Vietnam, and the manual winding ones can be as cheap as $20-$30

    leftovers from the French colonial era i am told
     


  2. Matt

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    the standard digital ironman or the dress one?
     


  3. CarsonInMaryland

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    I own four:

    1. Omega Seamaster Chronograph
    2. Baume & Mercier Capeland Chronograph
    3. Rolex Submariner
    4. Zenith El Primero Class
     


  4. rdawson808

    rdawson808 Senior member

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    I own a bunch (15?), but most are Swatch Watches. I kind of have a thing for them and still receive them as gifts from my parents. But I also own two Ken Cole watches which are relatively cheap and look nice and sleek. I have a newer Bulova Marine Star that I got on EBay for about 50. There are two newer pocket watches sitting around neither of which works. One has a broken stem, the other a dead battery that I haven't shipped off to be replaced (Fossil and probably not worth it). And I have a vintage 30s Bulova that I adore.

    So you see, much quantity, not much in price.

    b
     


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    I only counted my three mechanicals:

    Jaeger-Le Coultre Master Moon
    Minerva Pythagore Anniversary Dial
    Hamilton Khaki WWII Army replica
     


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    Ernest: What do you think about Dunhill watches?
     


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    imageWIS Senior member

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    Only worth it when they are 80 Euro.

    Jon.
     


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    thought that was the cashmeer jumpers.
     


  9. brooklyn

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    Lets see

    Breitling Colt Ocean
    Oakley TimeBomb
    Oakley GMT
    Seiko Automatic Divers Watch
    Suunto Xlander
    Nike Lance Armstong
    Michele Chrono
    Pulsar

    I guess that makes 8, for now
     


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    Sorry to hijack this thread, but I figured this would be a good place to ask thouse in the know about a new watch purchase. My parents want to buy me a new watch in the $1000 range as a gift for college graduation. I'd like to get a nice dress watch with a leather band. Any suggestions?
     


  11. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Senior member

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    Wow -- a lot more folks with 4+ watches than I would have predicted.  I forgot my Polar heart-rate monitor when answering the poll.  Clearly I need to start going to the gym.  The others I own:

    Blancpain Aqua Lung
    Glashutte Original Panomatic Date
    Heuer Camaro (Vintage)
    Seiko Orange Monster
    Raymond Weil Parsifal
    Movado Museum

    The first three get about 95% of my wrist time.
     


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    Sorry to hijack this thread, but I figured this would be a good place to ask thouse in the know about a new watch purchase. My parents want to buy me a new watch in the $1000 range as a gift for college graduation. I'd like to get a nice dress watch with a leather band. Any suggestions?
     


  13. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Senior member

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    Raymond Weil watch I'm not super knowledgeable about watches, and I don't recommend going on Ebay for watches as a general matter, but I think this watch is beautiful. I did a quick search for Raymond Weil because, in terms of non-vintage watches, they seem to have one of the more affordable mechanical movements. I think if you are going to pay $1000 for a watch, trying to get a mechanical (nonquartz) movement is a good idea. I say this because quartz is quartz is quartz. I wouldn't spend $3000 on a Cartier quartz movement when I could get a similar looking Coach watch (made by Movado) for about 1/6 of the price.
     


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    I have a mechanical. An A. Lange & Sohne, Langematik.
     


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    Um, I have quite a few; here are a few:

    Patek Philippe Nautilus
    Heuer manual wind chronograph with original Turler dial (vintage)
    Breitling Colt Ocean automatic
    Breitling Chronograph Rattrapante (limited edition, automatic...not the quartz version)
    Bvlgari Scuba

    Jon.
     


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