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. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    The exchange rate is a major mitigating factor now, however, it wasn't during the last decade when prices went up dramatically. To put into real world perspective. A PP 'base' Calatrava Perpetual Calendar in YG cost (if memory serves me correctly, I might be a few thousand off) $43,500 in 2000, now it costs $84,400.00. And the price will increase this year.
     


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    Sure, real to most of us, but unreal to many.
     


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    I was reading, either here or supertalk a thread about people posting their custom watches from a site in Japan/China. You can have your own colors/bands/etc. Anyone remember or have a link? It would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    Well some can't fathom that much money and others are totally insulated and consider it a pitance. I was positing based on my personal view / financial situation, but rather overall, in terms of the economy + prices + production costs. I'm not stating that people shouldn't go out and buy watches, not at all, if you can afford a Patek ref. 5002... more power to you, but don't be fooled that you are getting anything close to 'a great value for your money'.
     


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    Clarification: you mean bracelets, right? Because most watches with traditional lug designs allow for the addition of any band (i.e. not metal) that fits.
     


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    here is an updated pic of my GS. i got the acrylic polished, most of the scratches are out. there is little patina near the 2 hour marker. the movement and sweep alone has made me love this watch.

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    thoughts on the white face of this new portofino automatic?
    received minor size increase... priced i think on sale on watch forums for $3400 NIB
     


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    i adore the portofino! youll love the white face dial on this watch!
     


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    All the luxury brands have increased dramatically. There was an article in IW recently about how the anticipated surge in Chinese buying will further drive up the prices of used watches.
     


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    with this new world recession, in which china is floundering?
     


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    I saw that article today, too. A few short term ups and downs - but it won't be long.
     


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    what won't be long?

    The economy is a circle... someone / some company / country has to be in the green and others in the red.
     


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    Since when did Seiko's sell for $5000+ ????
     


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