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    It's funny, at a Spanish watch forum I'm also member of, we recently had an off topic thread about perfumes. Needless to say, I recommended Basenotes to everyone interested.
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    I own a Rolex 18k president all iced out and have to say that it is pure class. End of the day its how the person wears it which makes it.

    I dont like big watches. They dont suit me at all.

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    The Big Watches suit me fine.

    http://www.laco.de/flieger/replika.aspx

    But then, I'd have to become a fascist and learn how to fly a Messesrchmitt

    55mm because they were intended to be worn outside the sleeve of the fight jackets.

    Click on series O for a bit of a cheat: Automatik Ref. 860884 in 42mm

    Or compromise with 47mm at http://www.steinhartwatches.de/index.php?id=80

    Cheers,

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    Absinthe makes the heart grow fonder.

    My Antaeus can beat up your Armani.

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    Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Cartier World Time Clock By Watchismo



    An onyx clock given to former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt by Pierre Cartier will be auctioned and is expected to fetch up to $1 million (€710,000).

    The clock, containing time zones for locations important to Allied forces in World War II, is being offered for sale on Dec. 4 at Sotheby's Manhattan auction house.

    Cartier sent Roosevelt the gift on December 20th, 1943 with a letter in which the French jeweler wrote, “My countrymen are particularly grateful for what you are doing for them, and we realize that it will be thanks to your efforts and marvelous leadership that France will again live.” Cartier continues, “I have thought that a clock marking the time in the different parts of the earth where the glorious American armies are fighting – a clock which therefore will mark the hour of victory – might be a useful addition to your desk.”

    President Roosevelt, in his letter from the White House thanking Pierre Cartier, replies, “And, too, I am intrigued by the differing times of world capitals. Soon, very soon, I hope that Paris will resume her place among the free capitals of the world. All of us are doing our best toward that end.”

    The letters are not part of the auction and are housed in the FDR Presidential Library in Hyde Park, N.Y.

    Herald Tribune via Luxist



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    not bad. copied and pasted from one of my favorite blogs. I luv Macs
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    I keep my 18K Bucherer in the safe deposit box and instead wear a sterling tank watch for most business occasions. I also wear an occasional Skagen titanium or two. For casual wear, it's almost always Diesel or Guess -- solid stainless only. (Base metal turns on me quickly.)

    I want a John Hardy sterling wristwatch for Christmas. That, along with a bottle of Tea for Two, should make Yours Truly a very happy little boy.
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    Mine cost me 100 bucks....but it still tells me the time. I like it because I have small wrists and the watch is almost like a wristband. Funny things about it, it doesn't have a seconds hand...only ticks every 20 seconds, and sadly I never know the day or date....it just tells you the time....guess that's what you get for a 100 bucks.

    Swatch "Pure Black"

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    I have two of these, one silver and one gold tone. I think Invicta is the best value in watches by far. Not the very best quality, but excellent for the price.
    http://www.diamondshack.com/product_p/2039.htm

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    I have a Swarovski Geneva watch. It's neat for different occasions, but I have other watches too because I don't feel like wearing a 600$ watch all the time.

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    Ladies and Gentleman, I give you the Jacob & Co. Quenttin

    $350,000

    This watch is probably one of the coolest things I've ever seen....

    Another good reason for me to become a billionaire.








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    Windsor, Bois de Santal, Original Santal, Elixir, Douro, Endymion, Reflection, Arcus, Marwah

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    nice watch!

    from the Dream Watches blog, some new links

    Sunday, October 21, 2007

    New Links

    Just Added today: A list of fellow bloggers or watch related sites and a few watch brands worth adding to your bookmarks or favorites

    Tempered Artisan Watchmakers
    WatchReport.com
    Watch Infoniac
    Onemorewatch
    My Designer Watches
    Watch Fanatic
    Tiempo de lujo
    Watches Corner


    IWI
    Blancier
    Nauticfish
    Louis Chevrolet
    Villemont
    Van Der Bauwede
    Vincent Bérard
    Zitura
    Dubois & FilsLabels: New Links


    posted by Timepiece Dreamer at 12:53

    enjoy
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    I would do horrible, horrible things for that watch...
    Lately I've been wearing:
    Windsor, Bois de Santal, Original Santal, Elixir, Douro, Endymion, Reflection, Arcus, Marwah

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scentronic View Post
    I would do horrible, horrible things for that watch...
    Rap?

    Seriously, half the people in the biz here in L.A. are into Jacob the Jeweler.

    (I dunno about his former hit --with 5 timezones? I get lost in one)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario Justiniani View Post
    Rap?

    Seriously, half the people in the biz here in L.A. are into Jacob the Jeweler.

    (I dunno about his former hit --with 5 timezones? I get lost in one)


    All things being equal, become a billionaire!

    Mario
    if you saw the corner in NYC where Jacob's is you would believe it would be all dry cleaners and fish mongers. It's actually the beginning of the diamond district and as a tourist you'd say hmmmm lots of jewlry stores. Lots of Hasidim carrying millions in diamonds in their pockets also. I don't know how they do it but it's been like that as long as I can remember.

    Lawrence Olivier was chased down the the same street in 'Marathon Man'
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    I am thinking about purchasing BEDAT & CO. NO.8,

    http://www.jomashop.com/bedat-888-078-100.html

    have anyone tried this website before?

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    My one and only, but gold tone


    My dream watch!
    Lucien Piccard
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    Ahh, currently i've got an Emporio Armani black leather silver face watch, isn't much really, along with a Rado (black and gold ceramic-y one, will get a pic up soon) that was a hand-me-down from my dad as he bought himself a Vacheron Constantin Royal Eagle.

    I have like two main dream watches
    - Patek Phillipe Gondolo Calednario Platinum hardware, Brown croc strap.
    - Franck Muller Master Banker with a black gold face and black croc strap!

    But, more realistically, i'd like to own a black Chanel J12 and a Cartier Tank Americaine

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    $500,000 Zenith El Primero Zero-G Multi-Dimensional Tourbillon

    By Watchismo



    New top-of-the line Zenith debuting at Baselworld 2008 in April. This limited edition all-black PVD coated El Primero Zenith Zero-G Multi-Dimensional Tourbillon will start around 350,000 Euros ($500,000+).
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    Here's mine:


    If money were no object:
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    I want this one too.



    I love those angled power reserve and "trust indicator" hands. Does anyone know what a "trust indicator" is? That would be cool if it was a lie detector!

    EDIT - I figured out what a "trust indicator" is: It is a gauge that tells whether the watch is running a bit fast or slow at all. It seems that adding a turbillion (which I also had to learn about) adds about $100,000 to a watch.
    Last edited by Scentronic; 20th March 2008 at 08:50 PM.
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    Windsor, Bois de Santal, Original Santal, Elixir, Douro, Endymion, Reflection, Arcus, Marwah

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    Mine, though I hardly ever wear it.

    My limited 'drobe: Boss In Motion, Armani Code, Concentre d'Orange Verte, Paul Smith Story.

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    I have a white faced SS wenger but I want something black faced with gunmetal/dark grey links.
    Looking for:
    Versace Man eau Fraiche - Please PM me if you have it!

    http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/n...r8877/haha.jpg

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    Here are mine-

    My casual watch, Nixon Rotolog Leather:

    (after my cologne, this is the second thing that immediately gets noticed and complimented on)

    My semi-formal/office watch, Bulova Chronograph:



    My formal/dress watch, Stuhrling Original Winchester Auto Skeleton Goldtone:

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    This stuff is like porn to me.

    I highly reccommend that anyone who is even half as captivated by this thread go out and buy the WatchTime 2008 Buyer's Guide. The pictures are awesome. There are thousands of watches, categorized by price. There are watches in this magazine that make me want to drastically change my life - for the sake of being able to afford them. I could literally go out and spend over a million dollars on watches right now.
    Lately I've been wearing:
    Windsor, Bois de Santal, Original Santal, Elixir, Douro, Endymion, Reflection, Arcus, Marwah

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    Watchmaker Andreas Strehler is introducing the Papillon, his independent follow-up to last years
    Opus 7 for Harry Winston.

    Strehler's representative Curtis Thomson of
    Tempered Online described it for me;

    "It functions differently than the Opus 7. The 7's time was actuated via a button in the crown, with hours and minutes on one disc - an ingenious system. The Papillon has two separate discs - one for hours and one for minutes - with one disc on one barrel and the other disc on the barrel (two barrel watch). This is a first - mainspring barrels turn to slowly too indicate minutes and too quickly to indicate the hours. Andreas has figured out some crazy ass gearing system to allow the hour and minute discs to be fitted on the barrels and tell the time... and it can be set from the crown like a normal watch." The price is 140,000 CHF ($140,000)

    Watching The Passage of Time

    At this year's Basel World, Swiss watchmaker Andreas Strehler will be presenting his latest masterpiece, the Papillon, for the first time. This watch, with its unusual time display, is fascinating at first sight and it inspires not only timepiece connoisseurs.

    The Creation

    The unusual movement design was first employed in 2007. That was when renowned watch manufacturer, Harry Winston, asked Andreas Strehler if he would like to develop the legendary OPUS 7. Andreas Strehler, who had previously already collaborated with Chronoswiss, H.Moser&Cie and Maurice Lacroix, took up the challenge. He set himself the aim of designing a watch movement that would be captivating in its technical brilliance. But it still had to be easy to tell the time with it. At this stage he probably did not suppose that telling the time was actually to become a particular pleasure.

    This concept is repeated in his latest work, the Papillon, but with Andreas Strehler's unmistakable signature and new technical refinements. The design and virtuoso technical sophistication of the watch movement puts everything that came before it into the shade, turning the watch into a coveted collector's item.

    Mysterious Time Display

    Spring barrels normally turn too slowly for the display of minutes and too fast for the hours. But in the Papillon the timing works differently. Its spring barrels are not firmly tied into the sequence of the movement. As a result the time display can be adjusted by means of the hand setting. In addition, two giant gear wheels with 192 and 175 teeth remove the need for a third wheel. This reduction in the number of wheels and the double spring barrel arrangement result in energy savings which extend the life of the watch enormously.

    Fascinating Design

    Along with the technical advantages, the unusual design is also astounding. The first thing you notice when looking at the movement is the shape of a butterfly, which seems to arise naturally from the arrangement of the bridges, hence too the watch’s name, Papillon.
    Thanks to the special arrangement of the gear wheels, it has been possible to design the watch in an open way, offering the user the special experience of being able to watch the passage of time. The movement assumes the function of design. The consistently applied flowing forms endow the watch with elegance, and are reminiscent of the famous technical masterpieces of the Art Nouveau era.


    Expressive Yet Quiet

    Constructing a beautiful watch takes time. And it takes patience and endurance to achieve the longed-for perfection. Andreas Strehler combines these virtues most impressively. Anyone who can call a watch by Andreas Strehler his own also possesses the certainty of having discovered something special and unique. The exclusivity, the outstanding engineering and the deliberate understatement of the Papillon do not need to be shouted from the rooftops. The watch speaks for itself, emphasising the unconventional character of the wearer.


    Made in Switzerland

    Andreas Strehler is the owner of Uhrteil AG in Sirnach, where with a team of twelve experts, watchmakers, technicians and precision mechanics, he pursues his passion. The team not only develops and produces all the movements for the innovative mechanisms itself, but also the machines and computer software needed to make them. Andreas Strehler is convinced that opportunities in the field of "haute horlogerie" are still far from being exhausted. We will just have to wait and see what the visionary comes up with next.



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOXrzcvnmCs
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    Ok, I think I have found the balance between monetary reality and wristwatch fantasy -

    The Bell & Ross BR01-97 Power Reserve Instrument
    $4300 - I figure that maybe within a year or so I'll be able to save up for this. I'm obsessed! I went to the store today and tried it on.

    It's got a meter that shows how much power remains, as it is a self-winding mechanism (powered by the movement of your body) along with the date. Hey, it's no B&R Instrument Turbillon, but this will surely do for now!

    Lately I've been wearing:
    Windsor, Bois de Santal, Original Santal, Elixir, Douro, Endymion, Reflection, Arcus, Marwah

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scentronic View Post
    Ok, I think I have found the balance between monetary reality and wristwatch fantasy -

    The Bell & Ross BR01-97 Power Reserve Instrument
    $4300 - I figure that maybe within a year or so I'll be able to save up for this. I'm obsessed! I went to the store today and tried it on.

    It's got a meter that shows how much power remains, as it is a self-winding mechanism (powered by the movement of your body) along with the date. Hey, it's no B&R Instrument Turbillon, but this will surely do for now!



    It's ok, a tourbillon in a wristwatch is pointless, it doesn't improve the rate of the watch. Now a tourbillon in a pocketwatch, that is a different story....
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    A tourbillon might be pointless, but they sure look cool!

    Isn't that what this is really about anyway? - looking cool!

    A quartz digital or analogue watch will run just as accurately (if not more accurately!), minus all the cool-looking complications and power mechanisms!

    These luxury watches - a few particular types/styles REALLY get me excited! It's like an obsession almost! So intricate and perfect. Just amazing!
    Lately I've been wearing:
    Windsor, Bois de Santal, Original Santal, Elixir, Douro, Endymion, Reflection, Arcus, Marwah

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scentronic View Post
    A tourbillon might be pointless, but they sure look cool!

    Isn't that what this is really about anyway? - looking cool!

    A quartz digital or analogue watch will run just as accurately (if not more accurately!), minus all the cool-looking complications and power mechanisms!

    These luxury watches - a few particular types/styles REALLY get me excited! It's like an obsession almost! So intricate and perfect. Just amazing!


    I am with you, if someone were to offer me a free tourbillon I would gladly take it, and I do agree with you, they look very cool. However I would never PAY for a tourbillon.

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    Fans of the Jacob & Co. Quenttin will likely appreciate this recent find of mine, a belt-driven marvel of engineering called the Cabestan ($400,000) [edited from 220k, which was in Pounds, not dollars)



    Here's more about it:
    http://blog.wired.com/gadgets/2007/0...an_beauti.html

    All different models:
    http://cabestan-watches.ch/
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    i wear this....


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    Quote Originally Posted by akshay03 View Post
    My semi-formal/office watch, Bulova Chronograph:


    even though my omega-bvlgari-perrelet-cartier-wering friends make fun of it, I too love this watch!

    It's sturdy and it gets the job done. and i love its design.

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    i love BALL watches...beautiful and not that expensive.....i want a PANERAI.. but way to much....

    www.ballwatch.com

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    I am sure that they are great watches, and a great value, but their web site contains almost everything that I hate about bad web design:

    • Fixed width: If you're not browsing in the exact window size we want you to, then F you.
    • Everything is in Flash: If you're sight-impaired, or browsing from a mobile device, again, F you.
    • Music: Even worse, music I can't turn off!

    They lost a sale there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Advocate View Post
    I am sure that they are great watches, and a great value, but their web site contains almost everything that I hate about bad web design:

    • Fixed width: If you're not browsing in the exact window size we want you to, then F you.
    • Everything is in Flash: If you're sight-impaired, or browsing from a mobile device, again, F you.
    • Music: Even worse, music I can't turn off!

    They lost a sale there.
    i know the feeling,there site sucks bad....but damn good watches...gotta love the gas tubes...rather than the lumilox...

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    What do you think of more affordable lines, such as Timex, Fossil, Swatch, Swiss Army? I like the anti-fashion of them, like, oh, this old thing?

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    ...
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    Swatch Pure Black


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    I own these


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    On my wishlist:
    LUCIEN PICCARD

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    I used to collect watches. It got to be too frustrating because my income is not in the stratosphere.
    The art of watchmaking has really come on over the last 10-20 years. All the incredible grand complications and the limited editions. Patek Phillipe and IWC is still where it's at for me. I love those two brands.
    Rolex is a bottom feeder to most people serious about watches and the word quartz is not in their vocabulary. Breitling, (whose designs I love) is poser central to many true watch enthusiasts as is Tag Heuer. Actually, anything without a true, made in house or greatly modified or decorated mechanical movement is out for the purists.
    Lots of watch forums now. I used to avidly belong to Time Zone. Several great magazines devoted to "proper" watches now too.
    Don't get me started. I paid dearly in more ways than one for my watch addiction and I finally found myself a recovered addict, only to end up here. :-)

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    myself,i used to love times,fossel,guess watches back in college but when i got a good job i went to my first high end watch,which was Rolex Cellini....now i have Panerai,Breitling,Ball,Patek..among others....seiko is a very good brand ,i also like bulova,citizen.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by evogel View Post
    I used to collect watches. It got to be too frustrating because my income is not in the stratosphere.
    The art of watchmaking has really come on over the last 10-20 years. All the incredible grand complications and the limited editions. Patek Phillipe and IWC is still where it's at for me. I love those two brands.
    Rolex is a bottom feeder to most people serious about watches and the word quartz is not in their vocabulary. Breitling, (whose designs I love) is poser central to many true watch enthusiasts as is Tag Heuer. Actually, anything without a true, made in house or greatly modified or decorated mechanical movement is out for the purists.
    Lots of watch forums now. I used to avidly belong to Time Zone. Several great magazines devoted to "proper" watches now too.
    Don't get me started. I paid dearly in more ways than one for my watch addiction and I finally found myself a recovered addict, only to end up here. :-)
    check out www.watchuseek.com

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    i love watches but, i dont spend on Tag H etc...i have a Fossil(leather strap), a Kenneth Cole Reaction and this Casio

    http://www.hbwatches.com/bmz_cache/5...ge.199x300.jpg

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    more pics please more stories on watches!

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    Oh man... watches...
    It seems like you prefer think bulky watches. I am the opposite.
    I really like Blancpain, specially the ultra slim version of Villeret and Leman.
    Add a C5 Christopher ward.
    A spring drive Seiko Credor or Galante.
    http://www.galante.jp/
    http://www.credor.com/
    Stowa Antea
    http://stowa.de/shop/cgi-bin/lshop.c...gesamt_zeilen=
    And a Hamilton Ventura

    I am getting hyperventilated....
    Breath irish, breath

    They reduce a rolex to "that parasitic stuff attached to your wrist". Still, right now I cannot afford a Seiko 5
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    Quote Originally Posted by nsamadi View Post
    Swatch Pure Black
    IMO, that is one of the best Swatch designs.
    Downside: Acrylic case and display. I cannot take anything bellow Good Quality Hardlex, Sapphire preferably. I am tough with my watches.
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    My boyfriend has like 8 watches. I got him a Kenneth Cole Reaction watch like an year ago for his bday and I engraved it.

    Anyway, I have a few watches too, one of them has Swarovski crystals on the frame, but I prefer to wear some watch that I won't cry after if I'll lose it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matthewfoo View Post
    a particular new member HarryC has a penchant for wrist watches, hope he get to see this.

    Personally ive only used tag H, Rolex dress watches (I only have a pair each btw and they are hand me downs from grandpops) other than that ive only ever used swatch, fossil, bvlgari (coz mum;s friend got some contacts with bvlgari accesorries). otherwise ive nvr spent more than 350 on a pair. would love to see more contributions here, pics would be great!
    The hand me downs are the best watches. The only two watches I treasure are the two from my father and my grandfather (on my mother's side). The aren't worth much money but they hold a lot of memories.

    One is a manual wind Enicar and the other is an mechanical automatic Titoni Airmaster.

    I'm definitely with the OP and am a fan of Ball watches. Tritium tubes are really great at night. Not as bright as superlume but it's always on!

    If you love wrist watches, definitely check out the forums at watchuseek.com. If you would like to keep your bank account/wallet full though, avoid at all costs!

    Same can be said about Basenotes but for me, at least fragrances are less expensive than watches.

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    Alright! My second obsession!

    I own a Breitling Steelfish (my most expensive), 3 Tag Heuers (a Carrera, a Kirium and a Formula 1), a Tissot, and a new Akribos automatic (bought for $130 at TJ Maxx. It's a beauty!).

    I also own several less expensive brands (Tommy Bahama, Armitron, Dooney and Bourke, etc).

    I had lunch with a business associate on Monday, and I noticed he was wearing a Luminor Panerai. He said watches are his splurge item. I guess!!

    My dream watches include a Rolex Sub, certain Longines, certain Omegas, IWC's, etc.

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    My first obsession. Couldn't afford it, so along came other stuff including perfumes.

    Currently using Rolex Yachtmaster (dad's)


    Dream watches:

    1. Breguet Marine - in full rose gold (Personal)

    http://www.thewatchquote.com/mesIMG/imgStd/21824.jpg

    and....

    2. Rolex Daytona - in pure white gold (yes delusional) but in terms of actually getting one someday, in stainless steel with a white face (For Career/Business/Work)
    Last edited by jaba; 8th October 2008 at 10:29 PM.

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    Oh watches - I get spiritual peace when I think about luxury watches

    here are few that I own now

    on left is Maurice Lacroix with, day,date,month and moon phase

    on the right is Rolex GMT Master II

    and of course they are both mechanical automatic, ML has a crystal glass at the back and you can see all the moving parts....

    Last edited by achanna; 9th October 2008 at 02:17 AM.
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    i own a Tag Heuer Monza and it is quite simply the finest watch i've ever had. Absolutely pitch perfect. I love it...and will definitely buy another Tag watch in the future....i'm looking for one for my wife right now actually, for our 2 year anniversary.

    Tag Heuer's distinct history embedded in auto racing seals the deal for me.....fantastic company with fantastic watches.

    here's what my Monza looks like:
    Last edited by everso; 9th October 2008 at 02:14 AM.

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    I own a Chaumet Dandy, Philipe Stien chrono, Jorg Hysek, Movado , Prada, Gucci & YSL by Tom Ford ... which is a very hard to find these days....

    & my next target IWC Portiguese & Bedat No.8 ... but it is a bit hard to find everywhere I found one on Jomashop.com, does anyone know this site?

    well, my dream watch is Jaquet Droz ...
    Last edited by tariq; 9th October 2008 at 05:50 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by everso View Post
    i own a Tag Heuer Monza and it is quite simply the finest watch i've ever had. Absolutely pitch perfect. I love it...and will definitely buy another Tag watch in the future....i'm looking for one for my wife right now actually, for our 2 year anniversary.

    Tag Heuer's distinct history embedded in auto racing seals the deal for me.....fantastic company with fantastic watches.

    here's what my Monza looks like:
    nice watch...i am about to buy me a PANERAI.......Base 112

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    Mine (too lazy to take pic + upload):

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    Looking for: Vento Canale, da Gianni Campagna.

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    Circa1905, that is one fine watch. Great taste.

    I currently own this one but don't wear it very often. Bad choice in color, doesn't go with much of my clothes (a bit too sporty for me).



    Planning to purchase this Tissot sometime in the next three weeks:

    Last edited by Mostapha; 11th October 2008 at 08:42 PM.
    Looking for a sample of Gucci Envy Me.

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    If money were not a constraint, I would love to own a Lange 31.

    Last edited by lsp_NY; 12th October 2008 at 02:44 AM.

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    I'm old-fashioned. I wear my grandaddy's pocket watch, my Dad's Universal Geneve, and I bought myself an Art Deco Longines from 1942 when I inherited a small sum from my grandma. I have a few cheap fashion watches - an Azzaro off ebay for $10 with a dual dial which is practical when travelling abroad, and a Lacher Chronograph to wear with sporty outfits.












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    Quote Originally Posted by lsp_NY View Post
    If money were not a constraint, I would love to own a Lange 31.
    ouch... that hurts.

    At the beginning of the year I had to sell and stop collecting watches. College debt and the loss of a family member hit hard. The ones I miss the most are






    Two tone version.

    The ones I currently have are rather cheap finds at the bay, gifts and watches that bring me some kind of nostalgia (first watch, first automatic watch, etc). From my minimalist stage:








    The rest:





    Then, I decided that all my watches were too dressy. I tried to like this seiko 5 Militar style, but the nylon strap was not for me. I also got tired of the matte finish and I polishd the case. It has a blue leather band with butterfly release. Looks like the band of that nice Hermes watch posted by Circa1905, but in blue.




    Daily beater:

    Seiko 5. Regulated and hand polished (by me ).
    Last edited by irish; 14th October 2008 at 03:54 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    Alright! My second obsession!

    I own a Breitling Steelfish (my most expensive), 3 Tag Heuers (a Carrera, a Kirium and a Formula 1), a Tissot, and a new Akribos automatic (bought for $130 at TJ Maxx. It's a beauty!).

    I also own several less expensive brands (Tommy Bahama, Armitron, Dooney and Bourke, etc).

    I had lunch with a business associate on Monday, and I noticed he was wearing a Luminor Panerai. He said watches are his splurge item. I guess!!

    My dream watches include a Rolex Sub, certain Longines, certain Omegas, IWC's, etc.

    Well, Chuck I must say I like your style. Did the Brietling SFSO have a blue dial? I love those!

    The IWC black faced Spitfire is wonderful. I suppose the name is a token to the RAF , as the Swiss factories made so many pilot watches for the Luftwaffe during WW2. While the Swiss and German originals are rare and prohibitely expensive, limited edition re-issues have been made that are, by all accounts, mechanically superb.

    Moving up in price, Panerais enjoy a fanatical following. Though whenever I've strapped one on I've been seized by an urge to torpedo all ships not flying an Italian flag.

    On the cheap, for years I wore a Seiko black faced rubber strapped diver's watch which was ruggedly macho and attracted some sport minded babes while repelling the goldiggers---I mean c'mon a SEIKO? They knew I wasn't vacationing in Fiji.

    Damn! Now it's broke, and so am I.
    I have to do with my cell phone. Oh, well . . .

    If my wrists were smaller and my wallet bigger, I'd go for Patek Phillipe---probably the classic Calatrava Officer's in white gold.

    Of course, for anyone who owns Fiji there's PP Platinum Sky Moon Tourbillon--though, frankly I've always been of the opinion that any watch costing over a million dollars should be water resistant, but that's just me.

    In any case, here's some eye-candy to browse through:

    http://www.gemnation.com/base?proces...&watch_id=1502

    Cheers,

    Mario
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    My Antaeus can beat up your Armani.

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