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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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    Nice selection, Derek and Harvey's pretty cool, too.
     
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    Because they do compared to equivalent brands...?
     
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    I realize that that was probably his thinking, but my question was more directed at how he got to that thinking. So let me put it to you: is that just your impression? Any other source? Frankly, I don't see them much coming onto the vintage market and if they do, I don't see a steeper discount than, say, JLC or AP.
     
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    I realize that that was probably his thinking, but my question was more directed at how he got to that thinking. So let me put it to you: is that just your impression? Any other source? Frankly, I don't see them much coming onto the vintage market and if they do, I don't see a steeper discount than, say, JLC or AP.
     
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    Beautiful, what model PAM is that?
     
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    Fuck, I just wrote a whole reply, and I hit the wrong button and it got deleted. :fu:

    Ok, if you look at what the auction houses and pre-owned dealers are selling watches for compared to retail (to say nothing of arguing price with the dealer and getting a discount), you will see that BP's (and VC's for example) fare less well when it comes to resale value than PP' or AP's. I am comparing from the simplest ultra thin watch to the most expensive super complication.
     
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    jhcam8 lovely 5513. i need a bezel like that to replace my service one.
     
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    Hate it when that happens...

    Interesting observation; thanks. I should have actually not mentioned AP; just don't follow them that closely.
     
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    They don't make it easy do they? These were OEM sold out the back door from a dealer never to be named off of a serviced 232. (The minute hand has some scratches on it.)




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    Nice! I think the Conker is a very nice color, and black thread will be fine (think of moo's Narragansett bag).and will compliment the face. That's a great watch you have. Yes, Richard is a very good communicator. Definitely post pics of the watch on the Toshi.

    Did you order a deployant from Bob Davis? He sells the Bergeon spring-bar tool for a good price.
     
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    I got the Bergeon spring-bar tool from Otto Frei actually. And I have yet to do the deployant yet... Not sure if I want to do a deployant or just stick with the strap--may just get another strap and put the deployant on that one :).
     
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    A few users on here talking about the price of watches these days.

    I have found that Vostok watches are reasonably priced and a decent alternative to spending so much money. Since the fall of the Soviet Union the company has really come out with some nice stuff.
     
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    My Grand Seiko today (SGBR051)

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    If you're talking about Vostok Europe, I believe the movements are Russian but the watches are actually built in Lithuania. I actually have the VE Gaz-14 GMT, its a pretty watch (MASSIVE on the wrist compared to what I normally wear), but for some reason the hour hand slipped and is now always 30 mins behind the actual time. I took it to a local shop and they couldnt figure out how to get to the face to fix it, so until I find some place that can fix it I don't wear it much anymore.
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    They are different companies.Vostok Europe is owned by the Koliz Company. The real Vostok company supplies internal parts to the Koliz Company to make Vostok Europe watches.
     
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    nice bmw key :embar:
     
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    Grin. Not bad for an iPhone pic snapped on the way out the door, ehhh? The secret handshake wasn't intentional, but when I noticed it I thought it was a nice touch too. :cool:
     
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