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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. DerekS

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    they have no idea. ive been asked many times how much my watches cost...i personally dont feel comfortable talking about that, but i cant tell you how many times ive been asked if they could buy one for 500-1000.

    i fucking wish. :(
     


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    So, I have a question. The following two watches are the same price. You can take one of these home from Bazel this year. You are in the mood for a chronograph. Which one do you choose?

    [​IMG]
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    Given that the Daytona is hideous, it seems like a pretty easy choice.
     


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    The Patek. It is a better made watch. It will probably hold value better. And it is quite attractive, whereas the Rolex is, to my eyes, actively ugly.
     


  5. in stitches

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    the patek. no contest.

    :deadhorse:

    also, that patek is wonderful without the comparison. .
     
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    One of them is a Rolex, the other is some brand I've never heard about. If they are the same price, of course I would pick a Rolex!
     


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    i think it was a rhetorical question. ;)
     


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    :D.

    I guess what I was trying to say, is they are competing with the big guns in that price bracket. I mean some of these prices are verging on unconscionable.

    This has been a fun day in TWAT [The Watch Appreciation Thread--I just realized what an unfortunate acronym this is].
     


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    Also, the Rolex has three (3!) subdials. Clearly better than the stinky two subdials on that other watch.
     


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    Patek, Patek, Patek.

    You know this.

    And so does T-Pain.

    "I got my flippy-floppies."
     


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    HA!!!!!!! how has this not been noticed before?? I agree...my day has been much more pleasant being able to BS about watches.

    Sad part is that theres a huge market still for these $80K rolexes. A lot of wealthy people want/crave the "rolex' name recognition but arent well versed on watches to know about the "big 3".... Rolex sells every watch they produce every year....year after year. so someone is buying these daytonas that cost half as much as a small house and daydates that are covered in diamonds.
     


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    For me, the early leader in the clubhouse: Tudor Chrono in blue.

    Gotta see 'em all in the metal of course.
     


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    Hahaha....point well made. But seriously, for that money I still haven't got past the platinum Datograph mentioned several posts back. Come to think of it, the platinum Day-Dates are $45-55 too, which is just as crazy.

    I guess if you spend as much on advertising and sponsorship as Rolex do (and I don't think it's my imagination that they've really ramped this up over the last couple of years), you have to get your money back somehow. There's not really any reason in cost terms for the new Daytona to be any more expensive than any of the gold editions - the material cost differences as a percentage are marginal. But then again there's no reason for a platinum Patek to be $20k more than the gold one either.

    Let's face it, they all do it. But let Paris have her baby-blue Daytona. Should I ever be as successful and deranged as Frilly, I'll choose something else. In the mean time, I really do rather like that new GMT.... [​IMG]
     
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    i understood your point, and you made it well. while i agree that comparatively you can get way more bang for your buck, as derek said, there are no shortage of people who will pay for the rolexes.

    indeed a great day in the thread. i assume the acronym was never noticed because until recently the thread had a different name. ironically enough the name was changed because is said "porn" in the title.


    please tell us you are joking.
     


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    @mimo

    1.) platinum is 95% pure precious metal and 18k gold is only 75% pure precious metal. that alone is a 20% bump.

    2.) platinum is a very hard metal and much more difficult to work with.

    i read an article with an interview with someone at VC when they were doing their all platinum special editions, and i forget the exact numbers, but the amount of dials that were no good that had to be scrapped/refined for every successful dial was very significant. the same is pretty much true for cases and buckles.

    the amount of "throw" aways (obviously they are not thrown away, but they must be reprocessed) and the amount of time taken to craft the platinum models is far greater than the gold models.

    now, im not saying that there is not some "prestige" thrown into the price bump to platinum over gold, but there is good reason why the price for a platinum watch will always be far more than a gold watch of the same model.
     
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