The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Brei

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gdl203, May 20, 2007.

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  1. johanm

    johanm Senior member

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    The "competition" is apparently at the stage where Omega is trying to position as a true alternative to Rolex, so need to price accordingly. Probably why they're releasing the Milgauss knockoff. OTOH I've handled the 42mm Planet Ocean and the 44mm Speedmaster and have to admit they feel and look as refined as the any of the current SS Rolex models, which was definitely not the case with the earlier Seamasters or hesalite Speedy. Their in-house 8500 movements are also supposed to be very robust and accurate. Their plan seems to be working - I think I read they recently jumped from 30% of Rolex sales to 50ish% in a couple of years.
     
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    Yep, in my experience the discounting in s'pore is more aggressive than HKG. Good luck and take some snaps... they shouldn't give you any flack at the JLC boutique.
     
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    Definitely one of my favorite versions of the Reverso. I also like those hands a bit more than what are on the US version.
     
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    The US hands have the hour hand that looks like a syringe? I am sure it is rooted in tradition but it kills that version for me.
     
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    Correct. I prefer the sword shape hands other markets have.
     
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    Don't forget faux patina with the milk coffee coloured lume...
     
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    Hi, everyone - thanks for the kind words. I've been a bit awol because of an impromptu trip to Disneyworld with the family. :) But yes, it's my 3940P, which I adore. More pics from the (very small) collection soon!
     
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    i dont hate that omega milgaus thing. would need to see it in person, but i did not find the pic to be horrible.
     
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    Keep in mind that at the watch boutiques in Marina Bay sands where they have the stand alone Vacheron Contantin, Patek Philippe, and Jaeger Lecoultre, some of them won't offer discounts. They are still under the same umbrella company (Cortina) but for some reason those branches wont do the discount. The ones at Ion which still fall under cortina and even have a stand alone Patek, A. Lange Sohne etc will have no problem offering a 15% discount even if you pay with a credit card. A bit more haggling could probably get that down even further. Also check out the Hour Glass branch that opened opposite Paragon i think the place is called Knights bridge, besides watches they also bring in clothing and accessories. Last i checked you could get RTW Rubbinacii there.
     
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    apropos - very cool that you get to go to singpore so often. look forward to your findings.
     
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    +1 & +1
     
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    Have ogled this thread for a long time - figured it was time to make a submission (humble as it may be compared to most here). Not a dressy watch by any means - but ends up on my wrist more often than not in casual/sw&d situations. Sorry for the low-light pic, its all I got right now.

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    I agree 101% I have the dough as we speak, and I aint paying $5g's for no ss watch, Omega, Rolex doesnt matter! I can and will buy a nomos a couple pair sneakers a case of wine, maybe a few books, a hooker or two and probably have money left for beer[​IMG]
     
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    "NO" just seeing who associates himself with Rolex (brand junkies[​IMG]), now I know! I myself, have owned many brands, new, never pre-owned( nothing against pre-owned)! But if you talk to a watch maker he will not laugh at what you wrote! There is no Rolex patent that was'nt already thought of, or that was already being produced, nothing special, other companys would have come to the same conclusions, Rolex just got it patented first! This qoute came from a watch maker(not verbatim) 70+yrs old who still gets commissioned from these 2 brands(think Johns lying? I doubt it)! Also, he did mention Omega has a better movement( he explained,but my memory sucks)! I know people dont like to hear that they have been duped, sorry! How many Rolexes do you own? I dont know what to tell you, sell'em? I did, glad I did, liberate yourself Dino449, now go purchase that overrpriced ss seamatser, and dont forget to post it here ! If this debate is all about the looks, please disregard, not very pleasing 2me either[​IMG]
     
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    I have always liked these s. oceans! I have not handled it physically, that screw-in crown, ist it smooth?
     
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