Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gdl203, May 20, 2007.
Certainly agree; GP has terrific pieces.
Any SF'ers experienced at buying watches from second hand dealers online?
I live in Australia and I'm considering buying a mint IWC Mark XV from a second hand dealer in Singapore that's listed it on Timezone.
However, I've never bought a good watch online, let alone bought a good watch and this is my first 'serious' watch purchase. I saved for the last few months for the watch so I don't want to botch it!
If anyone could help me out, tips, guidance etc, please PM me - would be greatly appreciated!
To be honest, I really wouldn't worry about it too much. Just make sure they have some good references, and you should be good to go. And of course, make sure you see good pictures and they rate the watch, etc. In my experiences on timezone I have never had a problem.
I'm considering the MC myself; as an owner, what are the pro's and con's?
I didn't realize that the cyclops could be taken off...good to know.
I love the IWC Portugese 7-Day Auto, hope to have one by this time next year.
Here you go.
It seems like all the watch marques have gone insane. Too Big, Too Busy. Pretty happy with my Sinn, Seiko and Orient watches. Even some of JLC's more tasteful designs are just too big now.
I keep telling myself I should have a more expensive CBD watch but I find this one close to ideal: simple, easy to read, in-house movement, all the right homage styling cues but not insane.
+1... simple, classic, in-house & elegant. I hear you Hayward.
I really like your Orient Star. Orient is very underrated in my opinion, they make great watches for the price range. And I agree with you Hayward. Personally, 37-40mm is my sweet spot, and I too prefer to keep it elegant and simple.
And Cuttingboard, that would be an excellent selection for a new watch. Probably my favorite IWC by a large margin.
Pros: elegant, timeless design; excellent movement; thin; keeps great time; beautifully finished and decorated; great size.
Cons: not very hardy; some people say its 'boring;' proportions are a bit off.
Congrats! Great choice. I know others have issues with the Sub-C, but overall I really like it. I have been considering getting one as my current daily wearer an Explorer 2 will be going for a service soon.
Here is one of my dress watches, purchased new in 2002. I will probably wear this one over the weekend.
I don't really like modern trend in watch industry, especially about the sizes. Sometimes it's just ridiculous. That's why usually I prefer the vintage.
I like your Orient Star.
That's pretty nice dress watches.
+1... beyond ridiculous.... obnoxious.
+1 as well... that VC is b-yoo-ti-ful Dino! what model/year is that?
Thanks for kind words about my VC. It's a Historique Carree, from 2001/2002. They made 600 in 18Kt white gold and 600 in 18Kt pink gold, it has a handsome deployant clasp in the shape of their insignia, the Maltese Cross. It was my first dress watch. Saw it in a magazine, fell in love with the shape and its dial and after I got my first real job I bought the watch.
Below is a quick photo showing the deployant clasp (when closed) and the movement.
wow! and the back and clasp... thx for the extra pix... seems like I have a new "must have" on the list! just awesome.
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