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Omega vs. Rolex

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by syracuse1976, May 24, 2007.

  1. Tomasso

    Tomasso Senior member

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    JLC is far and away my favorite mid-range brand..

    Mid-range? [​IMG]
     
  2. dave

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    well, i consider them mid-range in terms of price. there are a TON of makers out there that make JLC look cheap.

    their quality is way ahead of the other brands in their price range in my opinion though so dont go tellin them that they're too cheap!
     
  3. LabelKing

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    Any modern luxury watch will be overpriced relative to manufacturing price. However, some vintage pieces are even more inflated but generally, it's a better value.
     
  4. kshah

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    I thought retail was around $6.8-6.9k for the ss duo. In any case, comparing retail to secondary is not as relevant for JLC as it is for Rolex since there is no reason to buy a JLC at retail. 25-30% discounts on JLC are common place

    I was thinking of getting a Reverso Duo in Rose Gold with the light tan strap seen here:
    http://www.atlantictime.com/jaeger-l...-20682-80.html

    Which dealer do you recommend? Tourneau and Wempe in the NYC area?

    I like your Panerai, little showy for banking though?
     
  5. gdl203

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    I was thinking of getting a Reverso Duo in Rose Gold with the light tan strap seen here:
    http://www.atlantictime.com/jaeger-l...-20682-80.html

    Which dealer do you recommend? Tourneau and Wempe in the NYC area?

    It depends what your primary objectives are. Cellini or Wempe if you want bricks and mortar and are OK paying extra for it (less discount + NY tax). Under no circumstances would I recommend Tourneau though. If you're looking for the absolute lowest cost, then a reputable grey market dealer in Singapore, HK or KL would be the best choice

    I guess. They're used to my watches now. Plus, being European gives a little more leeway to have your own style choices (things are more easily excused because, hey, he's French!)
     
  6. kshah

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    It depends what your primary objectives are. Cellini or Wempe if you want bricks and mortar and are OK paying extra for it (less discount + NY tax). Under no circumstances would I recommend Tourneau though. If you're looking for the absolute lowest cost, then a reputable grey market dealer in Singapore, HK or KL would be the best choice


    I guess. They're used to my watches now. Plus, being European gives a little more leeway to have your own style choices (things are more easily excused because, hey, he's French!)


    I may go through Singapore - a family member just picked up a two tone Sub for $5500.

    I worked in industry for a while, and am moving to banking very shortly. It suprises me how many men just give up and let a suburban mall BB salesman dictate their attire.
     
  7. Otter91

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    I guess. They're used to my watches now. Plus, being European gives a little more leeway to have your own style choices (things are more easily excused because, hey, he's French!)

    pics of this? Which model?
     
  8. acidboy

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    Everytime the word "Rolex" is included in a thread.... [​IMG]
     
  9. DGP

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    Mid-range? [​IMG]

    Yes, to the tiny percentage of the population who purchases PP, VC, Lange, and AP, they are very much mid-range. To everyone else, who doesn't see distinctions at the top the way the minority does, it's right up there with the best of them.
     
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    Yes, to the tiny percentage of the population who purchases PP, VC, Lange, and AP, they are very much mid-range. To everyone else, who doesn't see distinctions at the top the way the minority does, it's right up there with the best of them.

    Then I'd guess EG Top Drawer is midrange, too.
     
  11. LabelKing

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    Yes, to the tiny percentage of the population who purchases PP, VC, Lange, and AP, they are very much mid-range. To everyone else, who doesn't see distinctions at the top the way the minority does, it's right up there with the best of them.

    I'd consider some of their vintage offerings quite up there.
     
  12. drljva

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    JLC is far and away my favorite mid-range brand. that being said, buy it second hand unless you intend it to be a keeper. they dont do extremely well in the resale market.

    I have to say though, i bought a reverso grande reserve a while ago thinking it would be fun to own until the novelty wore off. now i realize i will own it forever. it's just that nice.

    as for a 2 tone sub, they are less loved than say, an all steel version but they hold their value like any other rolex (aside form the explorers) would.

    have a look at the new GMT as well. the ceramic bezel is a winner in person. it really sets it apart from a sub as well.


    The JLC Grandes are gorgeous watches -- I'm quite fond of the Grande Date; I'm pretty sure it's my next watch. [​IMG]
     
  13. Tomasso

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    Yes, to the tiny percentage of the population who purchases PP, VC, Lange, and AP, they are very much mid-range. To everyone else, who doesn't see distinctions at the top the way the minority does, it's right up there with the best of them.

    While I would consider JLC a step below the houses you mention, to use the term mid-range is ridiculous.
     
  14. woodywoodson

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    FWIW, I think that people who really are satisfied with their Omegas should spend their time posting pictures of their cool watches rather than trying to bash Rolex in a generic sort of way. Especially if they don't have any experience owning a Rolex. And I say this as the proud owner of three modern and two vintage Omegas.
     
  15. gdl203

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    ^^^ who has been "bashing" Rolex in this thread?
     
  16. DGP

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    While I would consider JLC a step below the houses you mention, to use the term mid-range is ridiculous.

    It isn't if you only consider the top five makers to be the "top range." What's next, the "almost top range," or something like that?
     
  17. woodywoodson

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    Yes, to the tiny percentage of the population who purchases PP, VC, Lange, and AP, they are very much mid-range. To everyone else, who doesn't see distinctions at the top the way the minority does, it's right up there with the best of them.

    I don't see how being inexpensive equals mid-range. I feel that JLCs are every bit the equals of the more common models of the brands you mentioned (e.g. the Lange 1815, AP RO, simple Calatravas, etc.), at a what is often a bargain price.
     
  18. woodywoodson

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    ^^^ who has been "bashing" Rolex in this thread?

    If you are asking me, I was only referring to the premise which seems implicit in the original post itself, not to anything that came after.

    Actually, this thread and the posters have been remarkably civil for one titled "Omega vs. Rolex".
     
  19. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Actually, this thread and the posters have been remarkably civil for one titled "Omega vs. Rolex".
    That's what I thought too.

    Coming back on your original point, please feel free to post scans of your Omega watches - there is actually a watch p0rn thread that I started for that purpose. I posted a pic of my 1972 Speedy and am going to post shortly a pic of one of my vintage Omega
     
  20. Artisan Fan

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    Yep, even I have been behaving. [​IMG]
     

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