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

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  1. no frills

    no frills Senior member

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    Why is the font so highlighted with the FC suggestion? Are you saying that you basically prefer this one...? [​IMG]
     


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    How do I convince my wife that vintage watches do not carry with them the spirits of their past owners?
     


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    LOL ^ is she Asian? My girl thinks this as well.
     


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    +1 Agree completely!
    As Wayward suggests she may be interesting. But the bleach blond hair, plastic parts and tramp stamp...she is a dime a dozen in Vegas.

    She's got nothing on Kate!
    Very solid suggestions.
    The bracelet on the Ellipse is horrific. As Stitchy suggested it just screams geriatric ward.

    I think in the $3-5K range with men's watches being acceptable, brands in her range with watches at 40mm or a bit less are as you mentioned include vintage watches from Rolex, Cartier, Omega, Breitling, IWC, and Heuer.
     


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    I agree with the suggestions above: personally I like Stowa for something casual but simple, and Tissot for a chunky sports chrono. Yes, they're generic, but as they fall into that price range, they strike me as bang on for the money. Hamilton I've never hankered after, but seems to fall into the same bag. I'm thinking of something similar for my own son - probably a Tissot chronograph of some sort. And maybe the Stowa for myself!

    Both would be a horrible waste of 4k imho. The 1k watches above would have more integrity - and are basically the same as what you're proposing to buy for 4. If you're not interested in vintage/used (a world of wonders at your budget), then I'd suggest an Omega for that kind of price - a Speedmaster Professional is the obvious choice if you want a sports chrono, or you could get a 42mm Seamaster in that budget too if you like the dive watch thing.
     
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    Argh! That Base Luminor haunting again! Be quiet, voices in my head!!!

    You're right, I think in retrospect that you'd been "practicing" with more modest (i.e. only regular extravagant) purchases late last year, but Jan and Feb was when you peaked! Either way, it was pretty intense even as a spectator!

    This is a very broad specification, isn't it? If she's OK with vintage, there seem to be a million wonderful things in that price range. But I can't help but think that if she "quite liked" the used Sub, it's not the one. "Quite like" isn't the response I'd want for a $5k gift to my lady. But that would have been the obvious used choice, just as the obvious new choice to me would be Omega - Speedy at the sporty end, man's DeVille still chunky but more subtle.

    My wild card suggestion would be that Nomos Zurich Weltzeit we all admired a while back. Quirky, interesting, big but not over 40mm, and none of her girlfriends will have one. If that's too odd, then maybe one of the coloured but simple editions, right at the bottom of his price range. I don't know why but I've a fixation on German watches, from Stowa to Lange and all in between. Considering I'm part Swiss, I should probably keep my mouth shut! But on that note, a sporty alternative might be a Sinn 6000? Maybe that's a bit expensive for a fairly generic Valjoux 7750 chrono. But it's still kind of cool.

    As for that Patek, I think the old lady jibes are a bit harsh! I can picture it on my (young!) lady just fine, and the case shape is so classic and elegant. But if she doesn't like it, she doesn't like it. Isn't that all that matters?
     


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    This particular Tag is actually worth considering. Don't stop at the name!
     


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    That UN looks very nice, any chance you could take a better (sorry) picture of it? :D
     


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    Guilty as charged, I suppose, and it does look nice. But...the price just seems so high.
     


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    Agree completely. But then it might be patently unfair to start comparing women to Kate...

    These are all excellent suggestions, many, many thanks. We'll look into it.

    As it turns out, the Patek might not be her daily wearer choice indeed. But my brother-in-law may end up getting it for himself hahaha. Some slightly more flattering pics of the 2573 here:

    http://www.watchtalkforums.info/forums/patek-philippe-forum/19760.htm
     


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    Confused! Different watch?! But definitely workable and classy for a slender-wristed gent.
     


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    Oyeah, sorry. My brother-in-law sent me a pic of the 2573 that was being sold for under $4K. Looking at too many watches!
     


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    Ive been learning on this thread for these reasons...im not the most knowledgeable watch guy but want to make the right decision in terms of buying a good quality watch that has some integrity.

    I have an omega speedmaster (not professional) so would want to stay away from another Omega.

    What would you consider? which vintage/used?

    Thanks
     


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    Frilly, I would not recommend this for hard-core watch appreciators...but as a women's piece for this kind of situation, perhaps the Tiffany Atlas?

    Can't get a pic to paste, but here's the link:

    http://www.tiffany.com/Shopping/Ite...arams=s+5-p+14-c+288186-r+-x+-n+6-ri+-ni+0-t+


    Stainless, automatic movement (ETA? not sure), white enamel dial, $4500...looks feminine on the white strap especially. (I guess that could be changed out for after-market).

    Certainly not a large/ man's size watch at only 30mm, but comes across kind of sporty, IMO.

    Just an idea.

    I'm well aware this a jewelry house and not horologically pure, so to speak-- but as they say, there isn't a lady in the world that doesn't love "the little blue box".
     


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    Thanks for all the suggestions. I'll look into Stowa as well. I guess they only sell over the Internet?
     


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