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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. chiggah

    chiggah Senior member

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    This will be my first watch and i won't be making an impulse purchase. I will take about 2 months to browse around before making a purchase

    Will be looking at a 16610 in black bezel
     


  2. Cylon

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    Cannot emphasize this enough. Not everyone is as crazy as me but it took me over a year to pick my last watch. I had to make sure I really liked it, and it was not some ephemeral choice.
     


  3. Cylon

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    It's a solid choice for sure but realize we are going to interrogate you now [​IMG]

    What do you want your watch for? Every day versatile wear?

    Have a read of this: http://www.askmen.com/fashion/mens-watches_600/625_all-purpose-watches-watch-snob.html

    Rolex is certainly not a bad choice, but people in this thread can sometimes be doubtful of people who settle on Rolex believing it to be the best watch out there..This deserves to be read, it helped me out a lot when I first started ogling watches: http://chronocentric.com/watches/brands.shtml
     
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  4. in stitches

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    been said, but for a first go original. you wont be disappoint.
     


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    Yeah everyday versatile wear. I just got my PADI diving license too, so will be doing recreational diving on the odd occasions.

    Since i'm a young fella, i can't afford a brand new rolex yet - have to go with second hand and probably keep it for the next 10-15 years until I can afford a brand new one

    I'm definitely not in a rush to purchase one either, as there are many for sale on the forums

    I mean I could get a brand new tag heuer aquaracer but would rather get a second hand submariner as it will maintain its value more imo
     
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    Secondhand is just a smarter choice IMO. A sub is not a new release, so there is really no need to buy new.

    I prefer the slimmer lug profile on the 14060m rather than the new one--but that's just me. Others here will tell you the opposite. I recommend trying both on before you make your decision.

    Dont waste your money on the TAG, especially if its not something you want. Take the time to save up and buy what you like. Thats a general rule on styleforum, not just this thread.

    Dont worry about resale value. Buy what you like, and keep it for a long time. A watch is not an investment despite what people tell you. Again, there are two minds on this subject. Some buy, get bored, trade; others buy for the long haul. If you can't tell, both Newcomer and I fall into the latter category--but you will have to come to that determination alone.

    Omega Speedmaster Professional is another good choice.
     
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    This.
     


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    I disagree, but only because of the Glidelock clasp.


    Quoted for truth.
     


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    Are there variants on the 16610 ? Like a L, M , Y or S with regards to the serial number ? Unsure of the differences, if someone can clarify

    I see threads with 16610 P , F , W serial numbers

    Just simply the year and location it was manufactured ?
     
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    Definitely something I forgot. I cannot speak from personal experience, but have heard much about the improved new bracelet. Thanks imageWIS!
     


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    :cheers:

    I would love if my Breitling Colt Ocean had something akin to the Glidelock... I always end up having to add links in the summer and remove them in winter.
     


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    Now its my turn to ask the Qs [​IMG]

    Which subs have the glidelock bracelet?
     


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    AND the plastic crystal :)
     


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    I dig it w/ the funky date window... it's different.
     
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    A few things -

    (a) You don't need a diving watch to go diving these days - in fact, I would recommend you NOT wear one as there is a fair chance you will end up dinging it;

    (b) No need to buy a Rolex new - let someone else take the hit on depreciation and buy a lightly used second hand watch from a reputable seller;

    (c) Tag Heuer is fine as a beater watch (I own a quartz Aquaracer, courtesy of my parents), but don't enjoy much love or respect amongst watch collectors / WIS types, as - e.g. - they don't manufacture their own movements. You are frankly better off saving up for something you are going to enjoy wearing over the longer term;

    (d) I endorse the Planet Ocean as an excellent everyday choice, although it is a very heavy watch when worn on a bracelet - you should be able to pick up a calibre 2500 PO for about $3,000 new on the grey market.
     
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