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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. guccihomme

    guccihomme Senior member

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    Beautiful Tudor. Looks like a Sub strap. I like the blue bezel. It's very unique, I've never seen one in public.
     
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    The bracelet is very similar to rolex models except maybe wider at 22mm. As comfortable as the bracelet is, I prefer the look of it on the OEM Nato.
     
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    Anyone been watching watches in Lugano Switzerland? Planning to visit that place!
     
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    JLC for the new year.
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    Superb. Man, I just want all the watches.
     
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    Happy New Year TWAT brethren!
     
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    Agree the Nato looks (much) better though I guess the bracelet helps dress it up a bit.
     
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    A guest last night wore a largish patek perpetual calendar with three windows for the date across the top and a moon phase dial lower center in yellow gold. It had an exhibition back. What model was that?
     
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    5208G?
     
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    Nope. But you helped me find it. It is a 5205g. Thanks
     
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    I know you guys are all (or none of you) wondering what's going on with my international GMTII acquisition scheme. The watch has been purchased in Spain but it turns out it will be quite difficult if not impossible to actually get the VAT refund because my friend's flight out of Madrid is so early in the morning the customs office won't be open and she won't be able to get the receipt stamped. I saved roughly $1k getting the watch in Spain (well, almost $2k compared to list price + sales tax in SF) and would get roughly $1k back if we can finagle the VAT refund.

    I'm also waiting on delivery of my Nomos (plus one for the wife) so hopefully I will have a group shot to contribute to the thread in the next week or so.
     
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    Is there a good site for finding values on vintage watches? I'm looking to purchase a JLC Memovox Cal 825 (1958) and am trying to research if I am overpaying. The watch I'm looking at supposedly has all original parts and has been very well maintained. The seller is asking $3k.
     
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    I looked up the watch on watchuseek. A really nice example but does seem a bit high compared to other ones I've seen. I'm always concerned on pricing restorations as well. I'd love to hear the experts chime in.
     
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    Gorgeous!


    My thoughts exactly. Looks better than a lot I've seen and the seller seems very knowledgeable on vintage pieces but at the end of the day I just don't have the knowledge to know whether it is a good deal or not.
     
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    Also realized that it is an annual calendar rather than a perpetual.
     
  18. in stitches

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    For the most part there is no specific value set for vintage watches like that. Assuming we are not talking about very specific collectors pieces, like certain older Rolexes and Pateks, the value exactly correlates to what the buyer is willing to pay the seller in each instance.

    Hence there is often a wide range in asking price for comparable models. People just price it based on what they think or hope they can get up, and negotiations begin there. Best of luck!
     
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    Oh sh!t that's awesome. Been looking for a UG tri in rose gold.
     
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    Had problems with the JLC Master Chrono so ended up returning it and getting the IWC Portuguese Chrono instead. Here is a wrist shot (although a low quality one)

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