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Watch recommendations

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by hopkins_student, May 16, 2006.

  1. s0upb0ne

    s0upb0ne Member

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    I agree with the JLC Reverso...great watch and it is timeless. You may also may want to look at the IWC Portuguese ( I think it fits in you budget )if you are looking for a "round" watch.

    Wait on the Patek....get the one that you want..not one that you have to budget to get used.

    Forget about Rolex..great watches ...but every gas station owner and pawn shop owner has one
     
  2. edmorel

    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Did you read the price range in the original post?

    well there's always the chinese 1 minute tourbillons and the Shellman quartz repeaters [​IMG]

    I like your suggestion on going cheap. I would add to that by saying stick to under 3K (tons of well known, great brands in that range, Omega, Longines etc) and maybe consider getting a solid sports and dress watch watch, which can easily be done staying under 3K.
     
  3. alflauren

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    Yes, I agree with the JLC recommendation. A number of their models will put the buyer in the middle of the price range that was given. For something that the very low end of that range, the Omega Seamasters are classic.
     
  4. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    well there's always the chinese 1 minute tourbillons and the Shellman quartz repeaters [​IMG]

    ha ha - let's hope the lifespan of the watch is not an indication of the duration of the marriage [​IMG]
     
  5. The_Foxx

    The_Foxx Senior member

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    something also to consider is the function/ use of your wristwatch....for example, if you're typically wearing the watch with suits, I agree with those recommending JLC-- what a great watch, no matter what the model of reverso.

    however, if you're looking for a watch that you plan to wear for work in a more casual environment, with casual clothes/ weekends, etc. you might want to consider something with a little more beef to it. Here's the watch I plan to buy (after much consideration) within the next 3-4 months (I own a stainless steel reverso for my dress watch, and have been looking for a casual watch):

    http://www.watchclick.com/store/item...sp?itemid=4008
     
  6. gdl203

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    something also to consider is the function/ use of your wristwatch....for example, if you're typically wearing the watch with suits, I agree with those recommending JLC-- what a great watch, no matter what the model of reverso.

    however, if you're looking for a watch that you plan to wear for work in a more casual environment, with casual clothes/ weekends, etc. you might want to consider something with a little more beef to it. Here's the watch I plan to buy (after much consideration) within the next 3-4 months (I own a stainless steel reverso for my dress watch, and have been looking for a casual watch):

    http://www.watchclick.com/store/item...sp?itemid=4008


    Have you considered a Speedmaster as well?
     
  7. retronotmetro

    retronotmetro Senior member

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    well there's always the chinese 1 minute tourbillons and the Shellman quartz repeaters [​IMG]

    I'm actually quite impressed with my Shellman Grand Complication. My Blancpain now resides in parts unknown, courtesy of some burglars, and I decided not to lay down the cash for a replacement. The Shellman fits the role of a day-to-day dress watch quite nicely, for an even thousand.

    NEVER own an expensive watch without separately scheduling it on your insurance.
     
  8. edmorel

    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm actually quite impressed with my Shellman Grand Complication. My Blancpain now resides in parts unknown, courtesy of some burglars, and I decided not to lay down the cash for a replacement. The Shellman fits the role of a day-to-day dress watch quite nicely, for an even thousand.

    NEVER own an expensive watch without separately scheduling it on your insurance.



    Yes, the shellman is actually quite a nice watch. My [​IMG] was more for the 1 minute tourbillons. Sorry to hear about that Blancpain, that had to hurt.
     
  9. Beckwith

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    I am a fan of Franck Muller. They used to hold an more exclusive air, but you will not see many people with them still. They have a nice tonneau shape to them and can be had in your price range.
     
  10. DGP

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    Really? I love about all of JLC's designs, with the exception of the whole Compressor range. I especially love Reversos [​IMG] - probably started when watching the Thomas Crown affair...

    [​IMG]



    I agree 100% with your assessment of the brand, and I, too, believe that the OP cannot go wrong here, assuming he finds one he likes. The only thing I disagree with is your opinion o fthe Compressor range. I don't like most of them, as I think the positions of the crowns looks odd. However, I went almost weak in the knees when I first saw the new Compressor Chrono. Now that is a watch! I would also tell the OP to check out Glashutte, as they also make great pieces for the money.
     
  11. Violinist

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    Listen, get a JLC Reverso Grande Date, GMT, or the new Automatique...

    whoever tells you this is a "decent" watch is on crack. JLC makes some of the best watches in the world. Patek, Vacheron, Lange are certainly in a higher category, but with a handwound reverso you're talking about an inhouse, form movement (not common in tank style watches) with top quality finishing. In my opinion, there are few watches I'd want to own under 10k besides the Reverso.
     
  12. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I would also tell the OP to check out Glashutte, as they also make great pieces for the money.

    I definitely agree with that. Here's what's on my wrist today

    [​IMG]

    However, we're pushing towards the higher end of that range here...
     
  13. DGP

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    However, we're pushing towards the higher end of that range here...



    Some of the less complicated Senators retail for under $5k.
     
  14. Ambulance Chaser

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    If you're looking for one watch you can wear everywhere, you can't do any better than the Blancpain Aqua Lung:

    http://people.timezone.com/msandler/.../Aqualung.html

    Get it with the bracelet. Mine is currently in New Jersey being serviced and having the bracelet attached.
     
  15. SJX

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    Would be to visit websites and retail stores and find a watch that speaks to you. There are literally thousands of watches to choose from, and tens of models from the brands already named.

    Some brands not yet mentioned you can look at are IWC, Audemars Piguet, Girard Perregaux and Chopard L.U.C. I personally favour Lange, as mentioned you can get an 1815, though it's close to the upper end of your price range.

    Most important is to find something that appeals to you.
     
  16. saddleoxford

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    If you're looking for a new watch with a vintage feel, that you can wear in both a casual and a dressy setting, the Omega Railmaster XXL is a great way to go. Here is a picture of mine. Cost: $2500.

    [​IMG][/IMG]
     
  17. Catchcall

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    My daily watch:

    [​IMG]

    It's an early Bubbleback Explorer that I got in Japan of all places!
     
  18. Stax

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    [​IMG]


    Sublime!
     
  20. royal618

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    or a Panerai for that matter.... [​IMG]
     

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