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. Jpvfx

    Jpvfx Well-Known Member

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    As Cartier go, they are a great 'luxury brand' but I think there are better watches for the money (you own one or two already, as you mention).
    See what others say.
     


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    Great collection dshap - super IWC Ingenieur I see in the mix.
     


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    Sir F Senior member

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    I like the design alot, but as you say I maybe can get more for the money as for a J-LC,

    I'm looking for something like that Cartier so if there is anything better I can get for the money, please let me know. This brand is totally new for me, as I was reading about it I dont see so much diffrent in that price class to other watches (other then it drops alot more in value after using) then maybe a Rolex.
     
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    The one in front is a Tissot Visodate. Quite a handsome little watch for ~$500.
     


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    If you like 'Cartier' then Cartier it is - but for the money Rolex, Audemars Piguet, Patek Philippe & alike have got to be in the running. Also note those three brand continually noting high resales.
    Yes Cartier make the lower entry level stainless steel model but then jumps to precious metal and gems and that really one you are purchasing the bar (precious metal content).
    JLC are an amazing brand dollar for dollar (and their movement used widely by other brands) but I have no experience with owning one.
     


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    Love this! Thinking about picking up a Speedy, can't beat a classic like that.
     


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    That's the problem. I dont buy the cartier for it's brand but for the design on the watch, but maybe I can get something similar form a better brand and more value for the money.
     


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    Yes, looking at the Santos again, thats a Classic Cartier Case shape, they have a few designs Tank, Panther, Roadster etc but the face is a classical 'Roman dial' - so yes check out other Roman dial watches and take it from there (thats as easy as a google moment). :)
     


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    My sinn 144.
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    Thanks for your help man! Will check that out
     


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    If you like Roman Numerals then check Glashutte Senator Automatic
     


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    what about these?

    santos dumont

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    roger dubuis golden square

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    franck muller master square

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    Love the sixties chrono with numbers at 12 and 6 o'clock. Never been a fan of roman numerals.
     




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    I looked at Franck Muller really when I was in Germany but they are quit expensive are they not? The Cartier santos is going for like $7000 new, I dont want to pay much more for a watch right now.

    It will be someone of these 2 I think, but if you look at jlc it looks so boring compare to Cartier.

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