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Which watch to get?

cgo

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Tossing between the followings:

1. Omega Seamaster (James Bond)
2. Rolex Air King
3. IWC Portuguese (second hand)
4. IWC portofino

Which one should i get or if anyone can suggest another on the same price band?

I am looking for a staple watch that might retain its value over time

Thanks
 

beasty

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Originally Posted by cgo
Tossing between the followings:

1. Omega Seamaster (James Bond)
2. Rolex Air King
3. IWC Portuguese (second hand)
4. IWC portofino

Which one should i get or if anyone can suggest another on the same price band?

I am looking for a staple watch that might retain its value over time

Thanks


Staple watch? How about Patek Phillipe or AP or Vacheron? Get them used if they are above your price band?
 

DrZRM

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I think by far the classiest of the four you ask about.

Originally Posted by cgo
3. IWC Portuguese (second hand)
 

gazman70k

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Originally Posted by cgo
Tossing between the followings:

1. Omega Seamaster (James Bond)
2. Rolex Air King
3. IWC Portuguese (second hand)
4. IWC portofino

Which one should i get or if anyone can suggest another on the same price band?

I am looking for a staple watch that might retain its value over time

Thanks


Hmmm... most of these will not retain value over time, unless of course you have access to significant discounts (i.e. through friends and family sales or some inside dealings with distributors).

Of the list, I would go the Rolex. Besides the obvious "classic design" and all roundness of the Rolex, they are very resilient and durable. Furthermore, in terms of "value",you should also have no problem trading your way out of any sticky situation with the Rolex. The wonders of brand recognition. That would be a little harder with an IWC
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If you have a little more cash, I'd upgrade to a submariner.

Gaz
 

bigbjorn

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Wow, those run the gamut. The IWC Port is the clear winner, though.
 
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RADO watches are the best, I have one with me for past 5 years and its still my favorite.
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js4design

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Originally Posted by mafoofan
Air-King.

+1, this was my starter watch, and it goes flawlessly from suits to jeans. just go minimal with it, the sticks instead of numbers or roman numerals, and smooth bezel instead of engine turned. also, i dont know what the current model looks like, but i prefer the all brushed look over the brushed with mirrored center link. any extra "bling" distracts from the elegantly understated simplicity of the watch IMHO.
 

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IWC Mark XVI. I absolutely love it. Same movement as the Portofino but a more rugged case, and only a few hundred $$ more. That would be the clear choice for me. Also, I find the Seamaster Aqua Tera much more attractive than the Bond version.
 

idfnl

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IWC Portuguese (second hand) by a mile... its the watch I am planning to get.
 

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I have a Portuguese 5001 and love it, but really can't stand the Portuguese Chronograph. Unlike the 5001, its movement was not made to fit the case. You can tell by looking at it from the side; it looks like a mushroom. The actual case is significantly smaller in diameter than the bezel and front view suggest. That kind of design compromise would irk me to no end. In your research you'll find that side view photos of the Portuguese Chronograph are extremely rare. I don't think it's a coincidence.
 

greekonomist

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I'm afraid to start learning about watches. I find them interesting, but I know that it would lead to spending, and I'm quite satisfied with the functioning of my inherited Rolex Datejust.

The IWC Portuguese is a pretty cool first choice, and the Air King would be my second choice.
 

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