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. Dino944

    Dino944 Senior member

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    They have only been around since 2005. Thats not much of a track record to know how long they maintain an inventory on parts or what their policy is on that. Eterna has been around for decades and parts have not always been easy to obtain for their watches. Yes, since the CW uses an ETA movement, almost anyone can work on it. However, if you damage a bezel which is specific to their watch, whether or not you will be able to obtain one in 10 years is anyone's guess. Companies like Rolex (and probably Omega, IWC, Breitling etc.) guarantee a stock of parts for their watches for at least 20 years after production ends.

    The original poster asked in reference to the CW "I'm wondering if the difference in quality is worth the difference in price or if I should keep saving up for the Omega." IMHO, you get what you pay for. There is a reason the CW is less expensive than an Omega. Whether or not someone wants to spend the extra money for an Omega is something only they can decide.
     
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    i happened to see a few in person over the last few weeks. i am feeling a desire to own one.


    awesome. can we see it in regular exposure?
     
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    Thats a dangerous feeling $$$$, but what a great watch. A true pioneer in design that paved the way for watches such as the Nautilus, the Ingenieur, the Rolex OQ 17000/1530, and the VC222 and its decendants, the Overseas.
     
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    Saddam and Gaddafi both gave out watches with their images as propaganda tools and gifts, so they are quite common. A lot of them made their way to Turkey or Pakistan along with the Iraqis and Libyans who fled the regimes, and then some have made their way to the West. Most of them are awful, probably the worst one I've seen has a picture of a pre-plastic surgery Gaddafi with PanAm flight 103 flying overhead.

    In the early days some pretty good Swiss manufacturers like Universal Geneve and Favre Leuba used to make these pieces (although I'm not sure if they were made as is or were purchased as stock watches by the regimes and the dials modified in Iraq/Libya - probably a bit of both I suspect).

    Rodania are still around making lower end Swiss watches today: http://rodania.com/. Thanks for sharing the backstory on yours. Certainly a piece of modern history, though not something I'd be wearing on a daily basis!
     
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    it would be more dangerous if i could even theoretically afford one. its a pipe dream for now.
     
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    Reality has to start somewhere,and very often it is nothing more than a dream.

    If it is what you truly want, here's to getting the one you want.

    Cheers.
     
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    :cheers:

    indeed, all my watch purchases have started that way.

    panny is up next. maybe RO after that. :)
     
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    I think you need to have more faith, Dino. I'm sure people bought Rolexes et al when those companies were only 7 years old :lol:
     
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    ^ That's as regular as it gets around my place! :rotflmao:
     
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    Forgive me if I am out of my league....I just saw a Patek go by....Maybe once I get out of school, lol!

    One of my 2 watches.




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    Awesome.
     
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    Got some breitlings we bought, ready for sale.

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    The 2 i want

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    And 1 JLC

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    And 1 daytona

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    Got to love this watch its a classic was my 1st ever decent watch i ever got

     
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