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. dukerules

    dukerules Well-Known Member

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    Panerai DNA for me today.
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  2. Edgein

    Edgein Senior member

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    If you haven't, check out the Antiquorum auction site. There are many fancy pieces, but the low hanging fruit can bear some nice deals. You have to get a little educated regarding what is too much/little to pay and condition. You may contact them to discuss condition, they'll send hi-res scans. Good hunting!
     


  3. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    That is a terrible site, why did I have to google it.
     


  4. Edgein

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    Look at the current auction catalogue. The rest is noise.
     


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    Find Finn Senior member

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    Irony may have occurred in my post, there's a couple pieces in the current catalogue that I want and knowing myself, I shouldn't look at sites like that, as I will go broke in 5 minutes
     


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    That's the beauty of auctions, you can bid low and if you get it, you stole it. Otherwise, there's always another bus, watch, car, pair of shoes...
     


  7. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    lotsa SFers seem to hace panerais. cool.
     


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    To help you cool your ardor, here are some problems with Antiquorum/Christie's/etc:

    1. Very often there are no movement photos provided - important when it comes to vintage watches. What has been replaced? What is original?
    2. Auction descriptions are scanty.
    3. ...Or sometimes outright misleading. True story: "Servicing recommended" in the movement description can mean anything from needing regulation to a complete disassembly/clean/oil to the watch movement not actually working (!!!!)
    4. And even outright wrong at time - there have been franken Omegas and at least 1 outright fake in the last year.
    5. In spite of all the above, prices are often high. Sometimes very high. Mostly because most bidders are unaware of the above and assume Antiquorum = guarantee of quality.
    6. And to top it all off, buyer premiums are savage.
     
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  9. Edgein

    Edgein Senior member

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    True that. The buyer needs to do homework. They are pretty good, at least they used to be, about giving the buyers more details, hi res scans, movement details, etc. Best to know what's going on. Only then should one part with cash. However, it's much better than Ebay, where there are fakes galore. They do check the watches and give a recommendation on condition. I would only buy a III or better. Thanks for the info!
     


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  11. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    very nice, can we get a close up, nice and clear? :)
     


  12. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    i saw GDLs famous panerai in person. with an espesso to boot! :bigstar:

    also, i saw GDL, that was pretty cool too. ;)
     


  13. dhc905

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    The current stable less a Seiko 5 automatic that the woman wears. Crazy how quickly I went from a 1 winder to a 2 winder to a 4 winder and now looks like I may have to go even bigger. Unfortunately, it seems in the world of winders, you don't get a bulk discount!
     


  14. gdl203

    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    But why would you keep all these watches on winder? Half of them don't even have a date. :confused: I don't quite get winders for non-complicated watches.

    in stitches, you missed a photo op with your own hommage pic of the PAM + espresso I guess !
     
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    dhc905 Senior member

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    I hate resetting the time every time I rotate watches.

    I've also broken both the Panerai and IWC pushing/pulling the crown in, so I'm just wary of doing that every couple of days.

     


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