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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    Any 'cheap' (~$2000 used or grey market, whateva) but ubiquitous watches that one should keep on their radar? My wife asked me what I wanted for my 30th birthday coming up and I'd really like her to get me a watch, because it's one of those things you can hold onto... but I don't want her to spend much money. I might buy myself a more expensive watch later but well after, so that it won't overshadow a birthday watch she gets me. What I'd like her to get me is something classic and guaranteed to stand the test of time pretty much. While I'd like a Calatrava or something, it's gotta be affordable because we have other stuff we need to buy soon.

    I already have a Sinn to wear daily and a JLC master ultrathin as dress watch, so something in between, can lean either way as long as it's a bona fide classic (high value/performance obscure brands like Sinn, et al are out)
     


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    Speedy Pro
     


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    good suggestion, that was what I was leaning to and I'd mentioned it to her a couple times recently as well as I've seen them going for like 89,000 yen here.
     


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    very nice. ive been tossing the idea of getting a new watch recently...between an oysterquartz and a speedy pro. Love the vintage look of that though
     


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    Not at all. This particular Oysterquartz from 1979 year



    Thanks. I love both of them, but speedy is mechanic oyster is quartz, depends on your preferences.


    "~$2000 used or grey market" - personally for me it could be Rolex vintage (datejust, airking) Speedy (as was mentioned above), Seamaster Pro (blue), Breitling Colt, Longines Legend Diver
     
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    Nope!
    Thanks
    Thanks... Yep, PAM112
     


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    +1, that's what i went for in a similar situation, and have never regretted it.
     
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    Seamaster? If your Sinn is a pilot then a diver would be a good choice for some variation.


    Hard to find 90% or better under 2k.

    http://forums.timezone.com/index.php?t=tree&goto=5882073&rid=0
     


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    The price of the Speedy went up (even in the used market) Couple years ago I could easily bought a 3570 for around $1,500-1,800. Right now, almost every listing I see is going for around 2k+.
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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Omega-Speed...istwatches&hash=item27bf246d67#ht_1474wt_1344
    I bought my 3572 from this guy for around $1,800. He is one of the big 3 Speedy seller on eBay. Now almost every 3572 I see is going for $2,500+...

    http://forums.timezone.com/index.php?t=tree&goto=5880216&rid=0

    http://forums.timezone.com/index.php?t=tree&th=1693733&mid=5850777&rid=88026&rev=&reveal=

    http://forums.timezone.com/index.php?t=tree&goto=5843322&rid=0

    http://forums.timezone.com/index.php?t=tree&goto=5833758&rid=0

    http://forums.timezone.com/index.php?t=tree&goto=5831140&rid=0
     
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    trying on a new strap on the 000
     


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    Well, I wasn't in love with the Portuguese Perpetual after seeing it in person. I decided to go with something I've wanted for a while, even if a bit far afield from what I was considering/similar to what I already have. What could it be?

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