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. Cylon

    Cylon Senior member

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    I on the other hand like the look of the IWC Portuguese, but I'm gonna have to defer to Dino on the $$$$ point. They are overpriced for what they offer. No doubt about it. I'd scope out Maurice de Mauriac or a Bell & Ross before I shell out big bucks for an IWC.

    Personally I think Blancpain can be a little overpriced too.

    Can't go wrong with a submariner or a JLC MC for your first watch.
     
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    Thanks man. Now I can focus on my next watch purchase. Maybe a Reverso, IWC Port auto, or PML.... :satisfied:
     
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    ya these are all great ideas. I seem to prefer the JLC MC with the grey dial although overall I think the RdM is a little "nicer" IMO (maybe more classic?). Reverso Calendar or Grand Taille are not bad bets either. :)
     


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    i dont get the statement re: that iwc is overpriced for what you get, then recommend bell and ross
     


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    +1... :paranoia:
     
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    IWC and B&R both offer military inspired cases with generic movements. If I really wanted such a look, I would rather spend $2-3k vs. $7-8k. That's all I meant by it.

    I suppose I should have made it clearer that I was talking about a more macro discussion regarding the IWC brand than about the Portuguese Chrono in particular
     
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    Really? which ones? I wasn't aware of that. The "Top Gun" supposedly has an in-house.. the others using ETA or something?
     


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    I am waiting to see what GO offers this year at baselworld before I make my decision [​IMG]

    (in the runing so far: reverso, GO senator, submariner 5513, explorer I, zenith el primero 38mm, or omega speedy pro)
     


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    yea, but iwc does a lot of finishing and is a highly modified movement. The bell and ross is pretty much a nice case with a generic off the shelf eta. Just a personal thing but b+r irks me with their "vintage" and heritage line when the company was started in the 90's. at least iwc has a history with providing ww1 pilots watches.
     


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    ^ ya ... some of these companies' "history" is rather laughable.
     


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    Cheers C!
     


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    great choices.

    1. Submariner 5513 ...you can probably get a really nice birth year.
    2. Omega Speedy ... I missed mines dearly. Good thing I know the guy that bought my Speedy. I always offer to buy it back....
    3. Explorer ...a solid and stealth watch
    4. Zenith

    Have you try on the Speedy and Explorer yet?
     


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