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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    Well it is a 40mm solid gold watch. $5K for a BNIB swiss made automatic in gold this is basically the cheapest I can find out there. You can go vintage or quartz but vintage are smaller and that may not be everyone's cup of tea.

    IWC Portofino is $9k after discount and that particular model from what IWC lovers say has a pretty basic ETA movement in it as well. Omega Deville is about $7k and yes a nice coaxial movement but again $2000 extra is real money to the majority of people.

    Now if the argument is get a better watch in steel than spending it on gold, fair enough.
     


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    I'd like to use the collective wisdom SF'ers.

    I'm really keen on getting my hands on a mint IWC Mark XV.

    Is there anyway to confirm whether this Mark XV is genuine?

    http://forums.watchnet.com/index.php?t=tree&goto=524130&rid=0

    The red flags for me and HK and it's apparently still under warranty, but the watch was discontinued a few years ago. Oh and there's no box?

    Any questions I can ask to determine the legitimacy? I'm thinking maybe ask for proof of purchase or something and warranty card details?

    I have a brother in law in HK who can pick it up or take it to a dealer to get it check etc.

    I've been saving up for a few months for this so I don't want to get ripped. At the same time I hardly see any Mint or Near Mint Mark XV's around and don't want to wait another 6-12 months for one :)
     
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    Interesting observations, thank you Newcomer.
     
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    Ruzzi,

    First off, great choice on the IWC mark XV. I am glad that you are choosing this version instead of the XVI.

    I bought my Mark XV two years ago and love the watch.

    For a watch of that caliber and price, I would not purchase the watch if it doesnt have the box, imho.

    Also, like you said, there is no way the watch is still under warranty since it has been discontinued for a few years.

    Just so you have a price knowledge, I paid a little over $3000 for the watch with bracelet.

    I just got it back from IWC, where they did a complete tune up which cost me around $700. The watch was 6 years old.

    Good luck and let me know if you have any other questions!

     


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    Ruzzi, I picked mine up my Mk XV from a reputable second hand dealer in Oz a few months ago, and am very happy with it. While they are not exactly rare, you are right that Mk XVs don't come up for sale all the time either. If the watch in question has never been worn it is a little surprising that the seller does not have the box still. Re the warranty, the watch was discontinued a number of years ago by IWC, so I am similarly suprised that it is still under warranty, although it conceivably could be, depending on when it was purchased from the AD. I agree that you should request that the seller send you photos of the warranty card. I note that the seller only has a few posts to his name, which concerns me a bit - I would definately ask for references before proceeding.
     


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    I like GP's as well... especially some of the more vintage/classic styles.
     


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    Yep, it's a stunner - no doubt.
     


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    I need a recommendation on a relatively cheap, but still nice, women's watch. Under $500, preferably WAY under that, but nice all the same. Maybe a Christopher Ward, foreign Seiko, or something of the sort. Quartz is ok. Design and quality are key here.
     


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    Getting this watch.

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    I like all the pictures of the hairy arms. But the watches are nice too.
     


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    I'm after a Mark XV too, and am a fellow Aussie. Can I ask which dealer you got yours through and how much you picked it up for? Feel free to send a PM. got any pics of it?!

    This thread is going to send me broke! There's about 7 watches on my list already!
     


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    I'm after a Mark XV too, and am a fellow Aussie. Can I ask which dealer you got yours through and how much you picked it up for? Feel free to send a PM. got any pics of it?!

    This thread is going to send me broke! There's about 7 watches on my list already!
     


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    Michele? Seiko? Skagen?
     


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