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. Keith T

    Keith T TWAT Master.

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    Boo! That sux.
     


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    Sorry RP - late to the party

    I've always thought that particular MB was interesting but like you, would be reticent to buy it new. But from those pics, it looks like the dial is well done, and the overall design is beautiful. If the price was right, you could do far far worse.

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  3. in stitches

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    it so does. :(

    but some of these i am getting ready to sell/put up for sale, might cheer us up!

    Solid 18k Sub

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    Chopard Milli Miglia (no box or papers here :( )

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    Omega Seamaster with the Calibre 8500

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    And for you bling lovers, a giant 48.4mm Diamond Bezel Super Avenger

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    oh, :spam:
     


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    Quote:Thanks my man - always happy to have your input. At anywhere close to retail this would be no deal. My local retailer put it succintly when I asked him how many of these he has sold: "$10k watch buyers aren't shopping Montblanc". I wouldn't do this deal unles the price were VERY right, but based on initial conversations with the seller, I suspect we would arrive at a very comfortable number. The dial layout is polarizing, but it is a fairly interesting take on the first and original chronograph invented by Riuessec - which was not a watch, but a table box, with two adjacet rotating disks to measure time. Like or loathe the look, there is at least some horological authenticity to the design choice. It's actually pretty rare these days that I pay anywhere close to retail for a watch, because I so rarely buy brand new. Too many 3-year-old and younger pieces in mint condition on the secondary market. Stitchy - nice lineup - is that AT 8500 the 38.5mm size? Apologies for the giant block of text - for some reason paragraph breaks are completely ignored.
     


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    Aqua Terra seems like a great all-arounder, or One Watch, for those who might be so inclined.

    Sort of like a larger DateJust.

    I hear good things about the movement.
     


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    Quote:Could not agree more. I kinda miss mine. Omegas 8500 and 9300 series movements are top notch, IMO.
     


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    Did you trade in / trade up, RogerP? (If you don't mind my asking) ... just get tired of it, perhaps?
     


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    Strange Tourneau experience yesterday here in NYC too:

    1. Tourneau on 57th street: Too much condescension and lack of attention when I walked in inquiring about a ladies Nautilus. Finally I tire of said treatment and take off my suit jacket. Had my 3970 in yellow gold on. Salesperson finally checks me out, doesn't even know what I'm wearing. Presumably his manager comes by after a minute and gushes over the 3970 and proceeds to fawn over me. Ick.

    2. Walk over to Tiffany to pick up a gift I got for the wife (6th floor customer service). Cheap purchase, but treated very well. Go down to the mezzanine level to the Patek salon and had a lovely conversation with the young lady staffing the place that afternoon. Spoke about current models, pocket watches, etc. Fairly well informed, great manners. Loved the experience.

    Also, she was kind of hot. Won't rule out that factor in terms of why I enjoyed the experience.

    3. Headed to Wempe to say hello - know many of the salespeople there (if I go AD I usually buy at Wempe). Drinks offered, chatted to folks who weren't busy, President of Wempe stopped by and said hello. Asked about the 5711 he sold me, told him he ain't buying it back from me just yet. Super nice guy, down to earth. Loved the experience.

    And all this from stores who are in direct competition with each other, a few blocks apart. Friend who used to work for Tourneau and who moved to Wempe basically said everyone who works for Tourneau wishes they could leave... and work for Wempe haha.
     


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    Quote:I sold both the AT and a lovely Grand Seiko GMT to help fund the purchase of an 18k Moser Mayu. I was exceedingly happy with all aspects of both the departed watches.
     
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    Roger, is it my imagination or did you get a Speedy Moonphase a while back? All this Omega talk had me thinking about them. If I remembered correctly, how is it?
     


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    Gotcha.

    So two somewhat sportier pieces towards a beautiful dress watch.

    Nice consolidation move.
     


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    Quote:Mimo - sometimes I get confused about what watches I owned and when. :) I did own a Speedy Moomphase, but it was probably 10 years ago - well before my participation on this forum. I do currently own a Speedy 9300 (as does RNGuy).
     


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    And where is this Mayu :).

    I have to say, that is one purchase that seems very wise to make second-hand. Also a great watch to buy new, but Moser takes an absurd hit on the second-hand market. I think I say a Mayu for $7,000 or $8,000 in WG on Timezone ~6 months ago.
     


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    I stand corrected! I'm sure someone posted one a while back...just found myself ogling them recently. I guess it wasn't the one for you anyway - any particular reasons why?

    (Edit: the Mayu is gorgeous btw)
     
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