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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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  1. Edgein

    Edgein Senior member

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    That's the beauty of auctions, you can bid low and if you get it, you stole it. Otherwise, there's always another bus, watch, car, pair of shoes...
     
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    lotsa SFers seem to hace panerais. cool.
     
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    To help you cool your ardor, here are some problems with Antiquorum/Christie's/etc:

    1. Very often there are no movement photos provided - important when it comes to vintage watches. What has been replaced? What is original?
    2. Auction descriptions are scanty.
    3. ...Or sometimes outright misleading. True story: "Servicing recommended" in the movement description can mean anything from needing regulation to a complete disassembly/clean/oil to the watch movement not actually working (!!!!)
    4. And even outright wrong at time - there have been franken Omegas and at least 1 outright fake in the last year.
    5. In spite of all the above, prices are often high. Sometimes very high. Mostly because most bidders are unaware of the above and assume Antiquorum = guarantee of quality.
    6. And to top it all off, buyer premiums are savage.
     
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  4. Edgein

    Edgein Senior member

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    True that. The buyer needs to do homework. They are pretty good, at least they used to be, about giving the buyers more details, hi res scans, movement details, etc. Best to know what's going on. Only then should one part with cash. However, it's much better than Ebay, where there are fakes galore. They do check the watches and give a recommendation on condition. I would only buy a III or better. Thanks for the info!
     
  5. Singular

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    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    very nice, can we get a close up, nice and clear? :)
     
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    i saw GDLs famous panerai in person. with an espesso to boot! :bigstar:

    also, i saw GDL, that was pretty cool too. ;)
     
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    The current stable less a Seiko 5 automatic that the woman wears. Crazy how quickly I went from a 1 winder to a 2 winder to a 4 winder and now looks like I may have to go even bigger. Unfortunately, it seems in the world of winders, you don't get a bulk discount!
     
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    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    But why would you keep all these watches on winder? Half of them don't even have a date. :confused: I don't quite get winders for non-complicated watches.

    in stitches, you missed a photo op with your own hommage pic of the PAM + espresso I guess !
     
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    I hate resetting the time every time I rotate watches.

    I've also broken both the Panerai and IWC pushing/pulling the crown in, so I'm just wary of doing that every couple of days.

     
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    :(

    i really wanted too, but i was too embarrassed to ask. i wanted to get a pic of us as well, but again, too embarrassed. my loss.

    next time i will. :)
     
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    is he a cool dude? i assume so...
     
  13. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    most certainly he is. a smart fellow too.
     
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    just like me. great
     
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    In balto? I woulda driven up!
     
  17. in stitches

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    no, in nyc. sorry.

    but im in balto, ill give you a heads up before the next local meetup. :fistbump:
     
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    +1
     
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    Just delivered. Anniversary gift from the Mrs.

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  20. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    wow that's some serious anniversary gifting... what did you get her?
     
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