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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. Krish the Fish

    Krish the Fish Senior member

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    Could I get a preowned Sub for that price range? Everywhere I looked online, I was looking at somewhere between $6000-7500 for a preowned (ceramic) black Submariner date (116610LN). I really like the black Submariner, and have that on my list of watches to get after med school, along with a RG JLC Master Control, and the white/blue IWC Port (and a Rose Gold Calatrava and a Rose Gold/black face Daytona as grails). But if I could get the Sub for closer to my price range, fuck yeah I would over the Seamaster every day of the week!
     
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    Just checked the receipt and there was a $39 FedEx fee. I can't remember if I had to pay anything extra but I don't think I did.
     
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    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    As long as you are ok with a little bit of an older date, you can find them in the 3-4k range. My brother just got one, and I love it. Kinda jelly really.
     
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    [​IMG] Definitely, my favorite round JLC! What a beauty!.

    As for Daytonas, yes I didn't like the endlinks on the strap model I had. If you buy a bracelet Daytona you can always put it on a strap, but if you buy a strap Daytona with those odd integrated end links you can't add a bracelet at a later date.

    Congrats to the Mrs. Culverwood! Pre-owned ladies watches can be a great value, especially jewelry models.

    Ladies watches have never reached the same level of collectibility as mens watches have. Not as many women collect watches. In addition, they often prefer traditional jewelry to watches, so the market for pre-owned ladies pieces isn't very strong.

    IMHO, nix the Tourneau brand watches, unless you truly love them. Tourneau branded watches were never anything significant in terms of quality or their movements. Their original MSRPs didn't mean very much. Most times those got marked down. The pricing at best is because they are gold, but again.. for that kind of money you can buy a much better watch from brands others have mentioned, or Omega, Breitling, or Rolex if it doesn't have to be German. Good luck.
     
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    I paid about 10% in tax and duties on my Stowa.

    If I recall Stowa offers a risk free transport option that covers all tax and duties but it would have cost more.
     
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    Thanks for clarifying - I couldn't remember at all.
     
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    Next month is my birthday so there is an excuse... :sly:
     
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    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    Ladies models are the worst. It is about 20 times is hard to sell a standard ladies steel Datejust on an oyster bracelet as it is a comparable men's model, and you won't even get near the same amount of money.
     
  9. chanoch

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    Thanks, again, really appreciate the advice. Will see if I can find some of the brands mentioned here locally to try them on and see how they feel.
     
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    @Krish the Fish - I will give my bit of advice, thought it's been about 10 years or so since medical school. It's a great idea to get a nice watch (within reason), as sometimes on cold, lonely call days and call nights, it'll be a source of comfort. Silly as it sounds, if you appreciate watches, then there's something about having that extra smile on your wrist on the end of a 48 hours shift (though they don't do that anymore, do they?). I guess your first few years you'll be buried in a book, so a nice watch will be a good diversion albeit for a few seconds here and there.

    at 3k - I think the speedy is a great call. Takes a beating, you can switch it onto straps for your more formal medical school rotations (clinics, presentations etc), and stick it on a bracelet for the blood and gore and pus. Washes right out of the links, trust me. A speedy also dresses up/down well for life outside of school.

    Think of something that will get you through residency too. The speedy and certainly the rolex will get you through just fine. I like the Seamaster well enough too. The Omega Aqua terra 2nd hand might make a good alternative.

    Another option - go SINN. Several very versatile models at half your price point. Plus brand new.

    Good luck and congrats! Remember there's a light at the end of the tunnel!

    R
     
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  11. chanoch

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    Any thoughts on Meistersinger? The Pangaea looks really intriguing, and the idea of a single-hand watch somehow appeals to me. But I haven't seen any reviews of their fit and finish or overall reliability, accuracy, etc. The bands look pretty weak, too, which is not encouraging for what looks like a fine watch. The inverted fermata also grates a bit -- not sure why they would make a point of inverting it, but that's a nit if the watches are good. Grateful for your thoughts ...
     
  12. Krish the Fish

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    Thanks for all the advice everyone, a lot to think about which is what I wanted!
     
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    Nothing special about them. They slap in an ETA or Sellita movement into a case they see fit and charge for it. I have an ETA watch that is pretty reliable though the workhorse 2824 movement.

    Since you are going down this path of a different watch than the "usual suspects" we discuss here, make sure the movement is not unique to the brand, if from a smaller watchmaker. The last thing you want is a watch from a small watchmaker who goes under and the watch breaks. Pieces will be hard to find and then you'd have to find someone to fix it at who knows what cost. It could end up being more of a headache reminder of your uncle than something you enjoy.
     
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    Here are our Cartier watches. Mine, which I've posted before, is the Tank Francaise. My wife has an older tank, and a Tonneau in white gold. Not sure of the model name of the tank, but it's a manual wind with a domed crystal. She had wanted the Baignoire with diamonds, but then saw the Tonneau and thought it would be more versatile.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Fantastic discussion of late and broad range of watchmakers represented. Love it.

    @mimo - the 175th Patek anniversary auction c/o Christie's is unlikely to feature any bargain deals. I'll take a look at some of the lots when they are shown in NYC and take pics for you.

    Today, on a business trip:

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    Got it. Good advice about the small manufacturers. Point taken. Really grateful for all the solid advice from you and everyone else, and looking forward to trying on some of the watches suggested here. Will be a bit before the executor does his thing, but will let you know what I get when I do. Thanks, again! Great board ...
     
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    Nice grouping of Cartiers. The Tank appears to be a "Louis Cartier Tank." There have been different sizes over the years. This is the model that often comes to mind for most people when you refer to a Carteir "Tank."
     
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    I really like the latest Longines, I think they are great models with a good price. I recently got the Evidenza Chrono.
     
  19. RFX45

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    Been wearing this all week and just stealing wrist time away from others.
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  20. cyc wid it

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    Send the Daytona up to me for safekeeping. :D
     
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