please recommend a watch

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by this_is_james, Oct 11, 2006.

  1. norcaltransplant

    norcaltransplant Senior member

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    Watchbuys.com is the official US representative of most German brands. I just picked up a German piece to use as a daily beater off FleaBay [​IMG]

    Greg,
    I've had the Marine Diver for over a year though I haven't had a tripod to take macro pictures without getting a ton of blurring. My camera still stinks, and I get quite a bit of background noise, but they are at least sufficient for quick pics, sales, etc. I haven't been able to get a movement shot, though I only have one piece with a display back.
     


  2. this_is_james

    this_is_james Senior member

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    thanks for the replies you all! i wanted a watch where i could change the band so that it is a dress watch if i have it on leather strap and casual if i have it on steel bracelet. again, thanks for the suggestions. besides the price, would a cartier pasha or some other cartier model fit the description?
     


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    teddieriley Senior member

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    Wait, you smell that?
    I picked up this Oris Atelier watch and absolutely love it. I believe retail is $1595.
    [​IMG]
     


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    I picked up this Oris Atelier watch and absolutely love it. I believe retail is $1595.

    It's awesome - I love the design! [​IMG]
     


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    Hard2Fit Senior member

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    It's awesome - I love the design! [​IMG]

    Ditto.
     


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    this_is_james Senior member

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    thanks for the replies you all! i wanted a watch where i could change the band so that it is a dress watch if i have it on leather strap and casual if i have it on steel bracelet. again, thanks for the suggestions. besides the price, would a cartier pasha or some other cartier model fit the description?

    opinions?
     


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    opinions?

    Personally, I don't think that would fit your criteria #4. But that's just my taste I guess - I can't think of any men's Cartier watches that I like, except for some of the (very) expensive Tortue collection
     


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    this_is_james Senior member

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    Personally, I don't think that would fit your criteria #4. But that's just my taste I guess - I can't think of any men's Cartier watches that I like, except for some of the (very) expensive Tortue collection

    what if #4 is modified to:
    timeless. classic. sophisticated. not flashy or not so flashy.

    reference for the watch: http://www.authenticwatches.com/w31074m7.html
     


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    what if #4 is modified to:
    timeless. classic. sophisticated. not flashy or not so flashy.

    reference for the watch: http://www.authenticwatches.com/w31074m7.html


    If you like it, go for it! I can think of dozens of other watches I'd rather spend $3k on. But again, it's just not my taste
     


  10. Ambulance Chaser

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    I don't particularly like the Pasha -- I think it looks a bit effete -- but it is an icon of watch design and if you like it, go for it. Has your budget increased by $1,500 overnight?

    I like the IWC Mark XV. It is bigger than classic dress-watch dimensions, but I think it would go great with a suit or jeans:

    http://www.watchseller.com/iwcmkxvwhitd.html
     


  11. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    i ve been so delighted by my new oris from bernard watches.

    here is their link to the watch ,http://www.bernardwatch.com/Oris
    it is BW# ORI237

    the second from left. retail is $1350 according to the site but whether it is or not, i am so satisfied with mine. it is beautiful and great bargain for 350.

    no im not affiliated or getting anything from bernard other than i just want to spread the word.
     


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    this_is_james Senior member

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    right now i'm heavily leaning towards the omega seamaster aqua terra and would probably save up to get a cartier in the future. i like the IWC Mark XV too though it's a lot more expensive. can someone tell me the brand image of omega and IWC?
     


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    omega is widely considered to have the best value for money. iwc is also well regarded in that range.
     


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    omega is widely considered to have the best value for money.

    I know that best value is a relative term but I think that JLC would garner the honor, certainly if chosen from among the top makers. I love Omega, a Pre-Moon Speedmaster was my first quality watch, but generally speaking they're not a top maker. Omega is Rolex, less the hyperbole.
     


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    Omega is Rolex, less the hyperbole.

    imo, omega and jlc sits on different planes in the watchworld. but as to what i've quoted from you- that is why i think omega has the best value for money. (well at least compared to the watches in the omega price range)
     


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