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. Newcomer

    Newcomer Senior member

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    Wow, really? That is awesome... Perfect size for a watch like that.
     


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    dont love the inlay either, but i think the second strap is nicer anyways.
     


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    That 5712 is amazing.. I had to do a quick search on the web to reaffirm that I can't afford that watch. Still gorgeous to look at.
     


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    I love my FC and and have my eye on another. Bang for the buck is good.

    I do agree they need to decide - the whole "love" theme and heart shaped cutouts makes them look so very cheap.
     


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    I had the pleasure of attending a JLC/Govberg dinner this week. The watchmaker there, told me he loves the movement in my Dualtime/Hometime. I also drooled over the new Hometime Aston Martin edition. I wish I took some good pictures but the light was low and I was much too busy absorbing knowledge.
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    Awesome news and great experience. Govberg does put together some interesting events!
     


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    wow looks exactly like the JLC!

     
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    Following up on this from a couple of days ago... I am relatively new to watches. I got a rather large tax refund this year and decided to replace a vintage Heuer self winding deluxe that I lost in Berlin a couple of years ago. My budget is $3 - 4,000. I could either go with 3-4 watches around the $1K mark, like a chrono, a diver and a dress watch OR get one watch that I can wear with everything from a t-shirt and jeans to a suit and tie for business meetings.

    As you can tell from my postings, I have been struck by the Habring2 watches, but I would appreciate input on other brands and specific models within my budget. Keep in mind that the idea is to buy one watch to rule them all, not to start down the slippery slope of collecting or upgrading if avoidance is possible.

    A few criteria...


    • I don't like gold or two-tone.
    • Must slide easily under a long sleeve shirt cuff (see suit comment above).
    • Don't need a date function. I (usually) know what day it is.
    • My wrist size is 7.5 inches if that matters.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    I think Habring2 is a really cool indy. Especially the new doppelchrono. If I can offer you any suggestion... be patient, and wait for what you really want!

    Also, I think that an Omega Speedmaster is a SUPERB choice for you. But I am a bit biased.
     


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    Well, the doppel is not in my budget, but this chrono ZM (center seconds and minutes counters with one push button) is:

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    Have you considered / rejected the Speedmaster? Remember, one of the problems with independents is that their future is not certain. And with that lack of certainty about their future, comes a lack of certainty about future parts.
     


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    The speedmaster is an amazing watch. I don't think anyone who's bought it regrets it.

    Interestingly, even though it uses a standard ETA movement, it gets alot of love!
     


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    I have considered it, but I don't see it with a suit. A little too sporty.
     


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    I definitely agree with that. Although I do not think that the Habring2s that you have listed are necessarily much less sporty. Maybe a little bit, but not much.

    I am not trying to force it on you, of course, but one of the beautiful things about the Speedy is its versatility.

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    For a one watch though, you cannot do much better than the Omega Aqua Terra:

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    Another possibility is the Jaeger LeCoultre Master Control. A gentleman's watch if there ever was one!

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    The Habring ZM is interesting. Reminds me of the Sinn EZM1 or Tutima Commando, but in mufti.
     


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