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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SoCal2NYC, May 13, 2007.

  1. SoCal2NYC

    SoCal2NYC Fashion Hayzus

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    Wow I just checked out the GO Sport EVO on their website...I don't think I saw one in the store so I hadn't looked at it.
    The stainless steel bezel, face and bracelet is a great tone on tone look (or even with the nylonish strap).
    What would be the MSRP on that one?



    This what your PAM 111 is?
    http://www.paneristi.com/reference/v.../pam_111_1.jpg
     


  2. norcaltransplant

    norcaltransplant Senior member

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    The Glashutte Originale Sport EVO retails for $6500. Since you are in NYC, Wempe has a piece in stock.
     


  3. SoCal2NYC

    SoCal2NYC Fashion Hayzus

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  4. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The Royal Oak to me is a masterful design by Mr. Genta, one of the icons of mechanical watch design...simple yet distinctive. Several other brands have imitated the dial design, but none quite capture the purity of form of the original octogon shape. I prefer the simpler and smaller earlier models, as the face is less cluttered in appearance. The Royal Oak Offshores are unfortunately too big for my slender wrist, and I think their faces are a bit too busy for my tastes. I bought a 36 mm model for myself. Of note, though, I do find the crown design a bit tricky and fussy to operate. For a stainless steel case, they are also kinda pricey, but my little watch collection would not be complete without a Royal Oak...

    This summarizes why I would choose the Royal Oak (and which one) from among your choices. But why go with any of them? I mean this sincerely. By my way of thinking, watches are either dress watches or tool watches. There are many dress watches that I covet. But the watches you listed are all what I think of as sport or tool watches. As a tool watche, I have been using a quartz TAG-Heuer for nearly twenty years as my go-to watch when I need absolute reliability or when I just want to not fuss with my watch for a month or two at a time. Over the years, it has served in extreme circumstances, exactly as a tool watch should, with the worst effect coming from some high altitide and cold-related leakage (moisture spotting on the dial). I would not rely on any of the watched you named for that purpose, and if they can't be trusted, then I don't see their value. I have several Speedmasters (two cal. 321s and the 125 Anniversary model) and they are interesting, but I would never trust them as I would my Heuer. I wouldn't even trust my Thommen Airspeed, which is a modern automatic. Nor would I trust any of the watches you listed. Everything in my TAG-Heuer but the case has been replaced during servicing, which is probably why it has been so reliable, but at the last service, I was told parts were no longer available. At some point, I will need to replace it, and its replacement will be a Rolex. Perhaps my trust in Rolex is misplaced, or the watches you named are equally reliable, but I just don't see their value.

    On the other hand, with the exception of Panerai, most of those makers have other models I would be thrilled to own.
     


  5. Miguel Alvarez

    Miguel Alvarez Senior member

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    what about the new jaeger leCoultre Master Compressor Extreme LAB. Isn't that one more reliable in extreme circumstances rather than your Tag
     


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    Miguel Alvarez Senior member

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    Comparing these 2 with the AP is some what of an off comparison.
     


  7. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    what about the new jaeger leCoultre Master Compressor Extreme LAB. Isn't that one more reliable in extreme circumstances rather than your Tag
    Don't know and it wasn't on the original list. But I like the brand, so maybe I should look at it as an alternative to a Rolex. Would you tell me about it and give me a headstart? Still, my first JLC would likely be the Master Ultrathin, unless I buy the VC ultrathin version first (which is my choice for the most beautiful dress watch I have ever seen). I have no intention of buying another watch until I need to, though.
     


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  9. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I could, but i'd rather give you the link from JLC http://www.jaegerlecoultre.com/viewN...sSubTypeId=451

    Your link doesn't work, but I did do a quick search. I think I am a few years and many thousands of dollars away from that watch.
     


  10. Miguel Alvarez

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    hehe yeah it's around 200k few people want/can afford it. Another nice watch is the master compressor chronograph. That one is probably better suited to the price range you're looking in
     


  11. Cantabrigian

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    That is indeed the 111 - sandwich dial, no logo, right-handed, display back.

    I actually prefer the black bezel on the GO but different strokes...
     


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    I guess for the ultimate casual watch, I would go with JLC Sun Moon. Unless you work in construction or are in the military, you do not have to worry about the fragility of watches. I've worn my JLC MUT as my everyday watch and have not damaged it beyond a few dings and scratches. Quality watches are more robust than you might think.

    If you were looking for a watch you could swim with or exercise with, I'd go with a Omega Seamaster.
     


  13. SoCal2NYC

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    If you were looking for a watch you could swim with or exercise with, I'd go with a Omega Seamaster.

    Having raced an Ironman I'd go with my Polar HRM [​IMG]
     


  14. SoCal2NYC

    SoCal2NYC Fashion Hayzus

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    I went into Wempe to look at the GO Evolution and they had the Panodatum.
    The associate told me "That's a big dick watch."
    Once I realized that he actually said that and felt it on my wrist it is pretty heavy...I'd have to go with the nylonish strap there. Also, it was the black dial/bezel and reminded me too much of a Sub.
     


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    I cannot believe that anyone at Wempe would use such language. Who was the associate?
     


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