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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. DLJr

    DLJr Senior member

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    I didn't miss your point, it's why I followed up my comment with another saying, "But getting back to the real point, I agree it's a good example of the difficulties Ben can potentially face." The response you quoted was just a response because I had an issue with the joke line (foreveralone) in your hypothetical at the end.
     
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    Quote:It's a downside for Seiko only if they were hoping to sell a many GS watches in the States as Rolex and Omega do. They would struggle mightily indeed to climb that mountain. But I don't believe that to be their aim at all. It is a niche product that, for them, is more of a touchstone of the best of Japanese watchmaking than a profit center. Like Rolex, their bottom line is pretty damned healthy.
     
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    Guys, quick (or maybe not?) question. I was reading this article (http://forums.timezone.com/index.php?t=tree&goto=6605007&rid=27448#msg_6605007) and I started to Google all of the different complications (admittedly, I did not know what a petite sonnerie was :D ). Given that this particular watch has a few different complications which produce some sort of audible sound, can one turn the sounds off somehow? If not, then one would be forced to know that another 15 minutes has passed, over and over, no? Would love to know.
     
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    An example of how much brand matters in retail sales is the VW Phaeton, probably one of the best constructed and engineered cars in its class at the time and VW used much of the car except the body for the Bentley Continental. But it was a VW and competing in the top of the MB, BMW, Audi, Jaguar end of the market. A certain number of buyers appreciated the design and stealth wealth idea of a £60,000 VW but the vast majority did not. They had earned a MB S class and wanted their neighbours to see it. Like Seiko VW were very successful but until the Chinese market took of which did not have the same brand connotations as Europe and the USA they did not sell many Phaetons. Perhaps there are markets Ben can sell at a premium price but not I suspect the USA and Europe.
     
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    working on it RP, wonder if the 9300 bracelet will fit it, doubtful though.
     
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    Did not read about that watch, but all Repeaters I know of only sound off when the lever is pulled. Without the lever being pulled, the watch will simply run like any other watch.
     
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    this. it will not sound until you pull the lever. What watch is linked? I cant access TZ. :hide:
     
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    The forever alone guy in my joke was not meant to be the type of buyer that knows all about what a GS is and doesn't care about what anybody else thinks. He was the every man, and he is why the everyman will not likely buy a GS. However, I think we are all pretty much on the same page here in the end.
     
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    AL&S Grand Complication

    Thanks guys
     
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    Any time. Please post pics after you kop.
     
  11. Mr. Moo

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    I'm being flown out to Germany to pick it up in person.
     
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    Very nice! Looking forward to seeing some pix soon.
     
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    MrMoo that sounds amazing. Can't wait to see pics of the watch and maybe the experience. :)
     
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    Yeah, absolutely. Just... just stay right here in the thread and refresh it every hour or so.
     
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    lol ya'll being played by moo.
     
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    Boom! One of the lucky SIX!
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    thats great. Make sure you accept the complimentary "Heidelberg Handshake" when they take you to the secret back room. Edeltraud is rough, but thorough.
     
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    Reading the Grand Seiko discussion lately has been very interesting. And I guess I will come out of the wood works... I am exactly the person Dino described, to a T. I love Grand Seiko, I think they are a great "value," I like their designs (well, some of them), I like what they stand for, and I think they are really very beautiful watches. But something has always held me back. First I got an Omega. Second, when I had a larger budget, I decided to go for a JLC. Third, when I had a larger budget, I once against opted for a JLC. At each of these steps, I really did consider the Snowflake. I asked about pricing, I looked into reviews, I oogled it. But at the end of the day, I chose Omega, and I chose JLC.

    I may get a Grand Seiko one day, but I guess brand means more to me than I think it does! I have drooled over several models, but at the end of the day, I think I will be hard pressed to actually take the plunge. There will always be that voice in the back of my head that says "save for the Patek," or "you always wanted a Submariner, spring for that!" I think it will likely be a while until I am "at the place" where I am ready for a GS. In isolation, they are gorgeous watches, probably the best in their class. But in the grand scheme of things, it is much more difficult.
     
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    Nuke, for "coming out" like that I think you deserve THIS:




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