Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gdl203, May 20, 2007.
Something tells me these guys are a little out of my league. Some amazing watches though.
Well there are small watchmakers like Dirk Dornblueth that are not more expensive than the big watch maisons, but offer a more personal experience, customization of the watch, special engraving, direct communication with the guys who make your watch, etc... So that's one thing to also look into. I love my Dornblueth. Some of the simpler, steel AHCI watches are also within the same price range, particularly in the secondary market, e.g. a Speake-Marin Piccadilly
Most people buy stuff from their ID, so what ever they remember they will buy which is way advertising is such big business and companies are willing to give ballplayers etc. a 5-6 figure watch or a 8 figure endorsement deal.
Patek has to keep reminding people that they exist or the younger generation will slip out the grip to heavily advertised / branded companies like Hublot / AP.
Richemont also owns A. Lange and Roger Dubuis and you rarely see advertising from those two, which maybe do to Dubuis allegedly only makes 3k watches a year.
You have to give it to Richemont it's an impressive roster of watchmakers/jewelers they have VC, JLC, A. Lange, B&M, PAM, IWC, Piaget, Cartier, Van Cleef and they also own Mr. Porter
This is very true, you can get a really nice watch from an independent from around 10k$ if not less.
for the most part anyway. as mentioned, there are some models that are not crazy espensive.
Is there a watch that is similiar to this PP but with a more simplistic housing?
Wow! After seeing all these fancy watches, I want to take a hammer and smash my watch and get one of them IWCs. I think I probably own the cheapest watch in this forum. Sorry...it's just a tag
Do you mean made by Patek or by another company? Patek does make other Calatravas that do not have the Clou de Paris (hobnail) pattern on the case.
Hi Dino944 and thanks a lot for your answer.
I am a student, so by no means am I able to afford a Patek.
That watch is just the closest that I have seen to what an ideal simplistic watch should look to myself, so I thought I'd ask some guys who are way more into watches than what I am.
The Nomos is slimmer, with an inhouse movement, and is close to that Patek size (35-36mm?). I think almost 2k for a new one.
The Stowa have a Unitas movement (reliable and cheap/easy to service down the road). It is 41mm in diameter and 12mm thick. Close to 1k new.
Where's the links to the real cool straps that are made in 16mm for my baby omega and vintage military timex??? I'm talking beautiful...something like hodinkee but they haven't gotten back to me on whether or not they can produce 16mm. No NATO....bonus ++++ on suede
Or get a STOWA antea KS.
I meant to ask what is Louis price range.
I'm German, so I know both the Nomos and the Stowa, but to be honest, whilst they are good looking watches, they are not my cup of tea.
The face of both is nothing near as clean as the one of the Patek, I don't like the handles of the Nomos, their housing isn't gold, also, as Waren already noticed, the Stowa is just too big, I am after a watch of very small diameter if you compare to what kind of watches are offered today, a maximum of 38mm.
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