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. oisin

    oisin Senior member

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    is there generally a discount off MSRP for Rolexs? The store in the mall across from where I work would not give a discount. Trying to decide if this is a good deal (edit: meant if the following was a good deal: http://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=182803 -- can't imagine MSRP being a good deal) or if I can get same/similar/better price from an AD somewhere. Still trying to decide which way to go between this and a Speedie.
     
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    Years ago, you could go through Keith Dowling's AD in Washington D.C. to get 30% off MSRP. Someone correct me if I am wrong.
     


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    I have a lot of watches. Not all of them fancy or anything but some decent ones. I am toying with the idea of selling as many as I can and getting a "grail" watch. Something I would never consider buying because of the high price, like a Panerai 164 or something. Have any of you done that? Paired down your collection for one really nice watch? I am ok with buying used. I want something unique though (I know, that's hard with a limited spending limit). I also have fairly small wrists so really large watches won't work. What brands/models would be reasonable for me to look at if I sold off:

    Omega Seamaster Co-Axial
    Omega Speedmaster Professional Moon
    Sinn 656
    Auguste Reymond Ballad

    Orient 60th Anniversary
    Seiko Spirit SCVS013 "Blue Spark"
    ...and a handful of other < $500 watches
     


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    There's plenty of sellers on TRF that sell brand new for less than MSRP.
    i purchased my 14060M new from a seller there for $4,500 (this was last year when the MSRP was $5,500).
    I bought it to replace my Speedy, and I've never regretted it.
     


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    Would you consider sellers on that forum to generally be a trustworthy source? I know very little about buying watches (learning, got a good lead on an AD for the Speedy), but I'm assuming someone posting there with a brand new item, it's not going to be a problem. decisions decisions. Someday I hope to own both (pretty boring choices, but they are both such classics!) but need to choose just one for now.

    Will round that out with a JLC ultra thin moon, Glashutte Senator 60s, or maybe a JLC Reverso for a dress watch down the line. Then someday get my Lange 1 Moonphase when I finally make it.
     


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    There are a few sellers that pretty much the whole site would endorse.
    I've personally bought from both two of them with no issues.
     


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    WIS is a good forum, but with anything online you need to do your due diligence. Google their username for feedback, reviews, most forums have a buyer/seller feedback forum or you can search their paypal email.

    Don't trust every single seller though..
     


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    I'd get on the forum for a while and ask some questions. There's a trusted seller area and people are generally helpful.
     


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    thinking about taking the plunge and buying a panerai. looking at the 111 or 104. any other models i should look at in that range.

    111
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    Nice vintage Rolex Submariner.
     


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    thinking about taking the plunge and buying a panerai. looking at the 111 or 104. any other models i should look at in that range.


    Many in that range to consider. You have to narrow down what you want. auto vs manual. date vs no date. sec hand vs no sec hand. luminor vs radiomir. steel vs titanium.

    Also take a look at the 000, 005, 176, 177. If you like the sub look, the 24/25 are great. If you got the cash, then look at the 312 or 351 which are in house with a larger 1950's cases.
     


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    the biggest debate for me is auto versus manual wind. i have never owned a manual wind watch before, but i guess there's a first for everything. i do prefer luminors over radiomirs, i know that much.
     


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    I got my 37mm Omega Seamaster 120 (the first real watch I ever bought) back from servicing last week. I forgot how well a watch of this size wears on the watch. It feels great and looks fine. Now my 43mm Aquaracer 500 looks cartoonish by comparison.
     


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    When are you looking to let go of those Omegas?
     


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    Personally, for most men I think anything over 40mm is too big. 35-40mm, depending on the dial size is generally the sweet spot for a wristwatch IMO. trend towards giant watches is a fad and will go out of fashion soon enough.

    If you have arms like a gorilla or a twig then there are probably exceptions to be made.
     


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