How many watches do you own?

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

  1. dokomoy

    dokomoy Member

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    Almost all watch bands bother me, so I just use my cell phone to tell time.
     


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    Want to trade it for my Hamilton? Â [​IMG]
     


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    Dunhill is not a watchmaker so...
     


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    What do you think of the TAG Heuer Carrera for a watch in the 1000$ range?
     


  5. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Senior member

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    I detest TAG Heuer, although the Classics collection, of which the Carrera is a member, is probably the least objectionable.  The non-chronograph Carrera just strikes me as blah, however.  What kind of watch are you looking for?  Dress, sport, or something in between?
     


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    yanks2182 Senior member

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    I'm leaning more towards a dress watch. Certainly not a sports watch.
     


  7. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Senior member

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    For your price range and taste, I like Limes.
     


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    (drljva @ June 15 2005,21:14) Ernest: What do you think about Dunhill watches?
    Dunhill is not a watchmaker so...
    Ernest, I thought you liked all things Dunhill. [​IMG]
     


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    (ernest @ June 15 2005,21:18)
    Ernest: What do you think about Dunhill watches?
    Dunhill is not a watchmaker so...
    Ernest, I thought you liked all things Dunhill. [​IMG]
    Only the cashmere jumpers on sale. [​IMG] Jon.
     


  10. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    (drljva @ June 15 2005,21:14) Ernest: What do you think about Dunhill watches?
    Dunhill is not a watchmaker so...
    Dunhill was originally a leather company specialising in harnesses and driving accessories and car parts. But you seem to like Dunhill ties and suits just fine (none of which are made "in house" I understand. Why the aversion to Dunhill watches then? The designs are certainly consistent with the overall Dunhill aesthetic.
     


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    ernest Senior member

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    I don't like neither this model nor this brand in general
     


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    ernest Senior member

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    (ernest @ June 15 2005,21:18)
    Ernest: What do you think about Dunhill watches?
    Dunhill is not a watchmaker so...
    Dunhill was originally a leather company specialising in harnesses and driving accessories and car parts. Â But you seem to like Dunhill ties and suits just fine (none of which are made "in house" I understand. Â Why the aversion to Dunhill watches then? Â The designs are certainly consistent with the overall Dunhill aesthetic.
    I have no tie or suits from Dunhill so i have no idea what they worth. If Dunhill's ties were made by a good tiemaker but sold at a cheaper pirce than this tiemaker i would say they are good ties to buy. If Dunhill's watches were made by a good watchmaker in the same range of price (Baume&Mercier, Cartier...) but sold at a lower price, I would say they are good to buy. I don't know who makes their watches but i know they are rather ugly and otherpriced and most of them are quartz.
     


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    Just to make the normal people feel better:

    * Maurice Lacroix, gold/steel (quartz)
    * Swatch (Iron?) in stainless
    * Ken Cole tank watch that looks cool
    * Rolex fake w/mechanical movement from Thailand

    Wear the Swatch on most days but use the Ken Cole or the Lacroix when dressed up.

    B
     


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    1928 Rolex Oyster with original Asprey-labelled face. [​IMG] Prototype for new watch I have coming out in September [​IMG] POS old 1950's Hamilton [​IMG]
     


  15. Sam Hober

    Sam Hober Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Citizen solar watch that keeps on going no matter how much of a beating it gets.

    Casio sport watch for running

    Hamilton 1950s


    Omega 1960s This watch needs a case. In 1980 when gold was around $600 per ounce (I think..) I sold the watches 18k case in an emergency while traveling in India. The watch was $300 new and I got around $600 for the back. Now I am looking to find the case.
     


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