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Watch experts help with Perrelet?

Nativefx

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I've been reading lately some of the other watch threads and trying to learn more about automatics and such. I came across a Perrelet at http://forums.watchnet.com/index.php...o=246879&rid=0

I don't know much about the brand, but I do like the style offered her with the white dial. Can anybody offer advise as to the bang for you buck and also about the quality? I'd appreciate any help.

Thanks!
 

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Nice watches, but even better movements (well, many years ago). Paul Gerber uses their base twin-rotor movements (with serious modifications) for many of his very fine timepieces. Their current line, however, does not do much for me.

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they do make a very nice skeleton chronograph. They are known for their double rotor movements.

I have seen nice pictures of Perrelet watches on TZ and the posters have all said they are well cased and of good quality.

At that price, I think they are ok and if I were to spend that money, I would go for the Perrelet over, say, a Tag.
 

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So for the price, would I be better off looking for maybe a used Omega speedmaster? I have a few that I have been looking at. My budget is about $1500, so I was just trying to determine where Perrelet falls as far as quality.

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If you are concerned only about the quality, then it may come down to the aesthetics of the Omega over the Perrelet.

If you have other factors to consider, such as brand recognition, you may want to opt for the Omega.

This being said, if you buy a watch that you aren't really happy with, you will end up buying one you will be happy with and losing money on the first one.

I made this mistake and bought two expensive watches before settling down for a while with a piece I am still very happy with owning and looking at.

Just my 0.02

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Not my favorite style, but quality made. Seems like a relative "bargain" at the price offered. That always makes me suspicious.

I am sort of in the same boat; looking for a new piece. My last new "nice" watch was purchased in '92; a Baume & Mercier Riveria. In the past week I started reading up on watches again as I'd like a quality military style watch (read non-Panerai). I found some great resources (watcheseek, timezone) and am amazed at how many smaller brands are out there that have superior parts, but little brand awareness.

There are several German brands that have high quality movements, sapphire crystals, etc. along with nice styling and relatively excellent pricing compared to big brands. Also, I stumbled on to jswatch.com They are out of Iceland; excellent product and you get a big currency and export discount.
 

heavyd

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my wife has one, they are legit. not for me style wise.
 

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