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. Warren G.

    Warren G. Senior member

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    Have you consider the Blancpain flyback chronograph? To be honest, that watch completely caught me off guard. It's insanely nice in person and the finishing is top notch. Also looks great on a bracelet or strap. But right now, I'm really focus on saving up for a Lange 1. Also the watch is 40mm and not too thick unlike like most modern sports watch these day.
    Retail price is a bit over your budget. However, BP has a really terrible resell value. So you can pick maybe one up for around 6-8k.

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    http://compare.ebay.com/like/160588471431?var=lv&ltyp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&var=sbar&_lwgsi=y
    ^ More pictures with the strap.
     
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    Well, consider that Lange is far more of a revival brand than GO is. Currently, the Calatrava will have the best resale value. VC's have really bad resale value.... JLC's fare a bit better. Please note that I am speaking of new watches, pre-owned is a whole different world.
     
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    That watch.... doesn't suit me. I don't know why, but it's just very busy and what I want to call 'pimp'-y? It's a nice watch and I want a Fifty Fathoms badly (though this may be a bad choice for me, as I said we tried them on, I have tiny Asian man wrists, and the first thing I could think of was 'rich HK guy') - but something about buying really expensive sports watches (ie >$5K to me) doesn't do it for me. I think of sports watches, and think of the classics, most are like $2-3-4K at the most, street price, sometimes used.
     
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    This is a great suggestion. One caveat however, don't do crazy sports with the watch: the F. Piguet movements are fine for everyday, but they don't tend to fare too well with extreme sports (Fifty Fathoms line not withstanding, those things are made for sports).
     
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    Why would you say that?
     
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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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