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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. Flake

    Flake Senior member

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    Glad my wife never heard that about gifting watches! She's given me several. ( yes, she's awesome)
     
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    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    wait, is frilly your wife? I KEED I KEED!
     
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    This is excellent advice. Especially the last part.

    A baller buying a tasteful watch? Good one.
     
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    Thoughts on either a Habring2 Time Only (36mm) silver dial, silver hands for $3600 (on the left, except no jumping seconds and no stop button).

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    A vintage sterling silver, yellow gold hands Vacheron (35mm) for $2900.

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    Oyah! Speaking of wives, guess what mine did that first evening when I brought home the 3970 in platinum?


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    That's right - on her wrist for the rest of that evening...!
     
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    No ring, frilly? I figured your better half would be sporting something the approximate size of, oh say.... the Hope Diamond.

    scottcw: assuming the movement checks out, I'd go with the Vacheron. Don't see a lot of those in silver. (At least I don't.)
     
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    youre lucky you got it back at all. :)
     
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    Make sure you look in to servicing costs for vintage VC so you know what you are getting in to.
     
  9. Kai

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    The Ferrari dealer I visited wasn't actually interested in selling (new) Ferraris. He just wanted to sell cars to people he knew, who would then trade them back in so he could flip them for big profits. I don't think I've been treated with less interest and less respect at any car dealer I've ever visited (or just about any retailer for that matter.) He didn't want my business and made that abundantly clear.
     
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    Kai Senior member

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    I've been playing around with my macro lens.

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    Whoa - a Reverso Art Deco, a Breguet, and a Seagull Tourby? Talk about an eclectic collection! :D

    OT, but aren't the Breguet boxes the best?

    And speaking of Reverso Art Decos, the other version of that model (RG case, WG dial) is on my hitlist, and has been so for a while - but I can't seem to find one to gawk at in person first, which is a must IMO before committing.

    Again OT, but I wish that JLC had more Reverso models with blank solid (i.e. engraveable) casebacks - for example if I wanted one in RG but not the Tribute 1931 version, I would have to go all the way back to the white enamel dial one from 19-niety-something to find an alternative. There are way too many Reversos with display backs and unremarkable movements.

    The Art Deco seen above, is of course not one of them. :slayer:


    I've seen people bring kids who are completely out of control and then threaten sales staff who attempt to round them up, I've seen folk light up in the middle of a boutique, I've seen outright rude/dismissive language when a discount request is not met, best of all this last trip I saw someone actually chuck rubbish on the floor with the implied expectation that boutique staff should clean it up.
     
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    Kai... that Reverso is the sickness! :nodding: Love it.
     
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    Kai Senior member

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    Kai Senior member

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    Yes, the Breguet box is beautiful. Love the burl.

    There's an Art Deco on Ebay right now.

    Best price I've seen. (buy it now.)

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/261206864609?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
     
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    Must... resist... Must... See... In... Person... First...

    Cool serial number on your eBay Art Deco though. :)

    I think I'll just keep saving for the platinum Reverso Moonphase. Now that is a bazinga watch... which I've seen/held in person. Very rare in the secondary market, for obvious reasons.

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    Silver powder numerals on a ruthenium dial... what else can I say right? Bazinga!!
     
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