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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. add911_11

    add911_11 Senior member

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    Only if you can afford without breaking your bank, then go for anything you like, don't listen to the poor mugs here.
     
  2. rach2jlc

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    Agreed. After almost a decade here, I wish I had a nickel for the number of regrettable purchases members no doubt make because of our recommendations. This place is an excellent source of knowledge and insight, but any final decisions about a potential purchase should be made selfishly... make it with only your own needs/wants in mind.

    This is one reason why I miss member SoCal2NYC; he was quite controversial, but I enjoyed how he always bought whatever he wanted regardless of whether it was a "good value" or not. He got it because he liked it. Obviously, this wouldn't work for everybody, but it was a refreshing alternative to the bargain basement discount bang-for-buck who cares if you like it, it's a good deal mentality often espoused.

    SoCal... you're missed. ;)
     
  3. add911_11

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    All those watches have great stories, great choice for the first real watch purchase.

    I personally will go for the Rolex option, just really useful, adaptable for every situation.

    A used one should not be too expensive, however I will not suggest the second hand for your first watch. I will have no doubt to get a sub date or GMT2 for a young 20s.

    I see plenty young people like myself wears PAN, I can't image someone like myself wearing a popular Rolex/Omega/PAM/IWC watch will be out of place, don't even think your employer cares about it except those watch freaks.

    Look forward to your wrist pic with your new watch.
     
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    that's what makes the watch from an aesthetical point of view...
     
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    Would be better to try all of them which one fit best for your wrist.
     
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  6. DerekS

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    i almost exclusively buy used. im a cheap bastard and love the savings.

    all of these are VERY different and will wear very different. ya really need to try them all on and get whats most comfortable. or as the old saying goes...buy all 4. ;)


    not sure if srs. rolex holds value better than almost any watch ive owned.

    actually, i get a ton of comments on my watches. my panerai 232 almost always got a comment every time i wore it. however, i almost never get a comment on any of the rolexes ive owned.
     
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    Thanks for replying guys!

    I was nervous about posting my question because I was expecting to be ignored for considering the rolex as my first watch. (primarily because of my age)

    I do not see anything wrong with the Omega Speedmaster's Tachymetre, but I am currently wearing a Guess WaterPro that has a Tachymetre. Plebeian, I know but I purchased it my first year of university and I was not going to waste my mother's money on the submariner I was drooling over. I am not stating that the Omega Speedmaster is comparable in quality to a Guess watch, but the similarity between the bezels will bother me. :( (this may seem stupid, but I am being honest)


    I would like to but I feel weird walking into a watch store and not buying anything. This may have something to do with my last experience at a watch store; I went to try on the IWC 7 day and the rep was not helpful and was being a dick.
     
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    Thanks! It's a happy medium for me something between sporty and dressy. You are correct it's 8 days power reserve.
     
  9. Knisse

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    SF is what is, a place to seek opinions. Once you have certain opinions you can make your own decision, a lot probably already know what they like the most but seek point of views that might prevent one from making a costly mistake. Of course sometimes you get caught up in SF and think that you need something that you have absolutely no use for at all :)

    Well remember, from what i understand SoCal2NYC is quite wealthy, once you have the wealth it is easier to stop caring what other people think since you are financially secure. And of course, with lots of money you do not have to worry about a budget and to bargain to get the most bang for your buck.
     
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    Dont worry about it. Just choose another store. After all this is quite expensive purchase it is not a tie. When you go for a new car you definitely test drive it first :nodding:
     
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    i like hem in the order you listed them.

    who cares the retail on your watch v your age. makes no difference as long as you are not screwing yourself financially.

    a rolex looks good on a baby, do not to be 40+. classic simple design, not too large, works for anyone. and as a person who works in jewelry resale, and at one time a pawn shop, outside of very high end collectors pieces, NOTHING is as liquid, or holds it value like a rolex.
     
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    Cheaper by the Dozen :p

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    bam. spot on. I remember years ago i was looking into my first rolex...i was 17. A guy I ran into had an old 18K presidential. We shot the shit for a moment and he said the reason he got his was because "I could be anywhere in the world, and if i needed money to get home, i could sell this and get home in any country at any time"
     
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    looksgreat!!! Dual time zones!! haha
     
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    Most people go into these stores don't end up buying right away. I try on a watch several times before making a purchase. If you are looking at larger rolex, might I suggest you try on the new Rolex Explorer 2 rather than the seadweller. The DSSD is not fit for work and looks gigantic on most wrists. Love the new 42mm size and orange accents.
     
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    Just shows that poor taste is universal.
     
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    :rolleyes:
     
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    Wearing a speedy this lovely, rainy day:

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    I do not share this way of thinking to buy this beauty.

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