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  1. #151

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuciusVorenus View Post
    I hate the Rolex style. I love the Patek Philippe style. Pateks are beautiful. But I don't have enough money to buy them, so I bought a Tissot that is very similar:

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    I also have my great-grandfather's Patek Philippe pocket watch. It is made of pure gold and it is gorgeous. But I don't have enough courage to wear it. I prefer to leave in in a dome, at home.
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    "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." L. Da Vinci

    The Tissot Desire is perhaps The Best value out there. Stainless steel, end of battery indicator, sapphire crystal, beautiful, efficient, ultra thin and comfortable.

    Simplicity: therein lies elegance.
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    Thanks, Irish! I agree.

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  3. #153

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    Hey Mostapha, I wore that Tissot yesterday, except mine has the brown strap! It's also called the "Silver Surfer" model. My wife bought it for me for Christmas last year. It's a great business watch.

    On the Rolexes, I'll have to disagree with the most of you. I'd love to have a Sub! They're bad to the bone.

    More in my league would be a Rolex Air King with the blue face.

    My Breitling Steelfish does indeed have the blue face.
    Current faves: Aventus, ADG Essenza, MFK Masculin Pluriel, Creed Royal Mayfair, TDH Parfum, Tom Ford Italian Cypress
    Currently wearing: Sauvage by Christian Dior

  4. #154

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    Chuck, I wore mine tonight for the first time when I was out shopping. I swear the SA's would drop eye contact for a second to check it out.
    Looking for a sample of Gucci Envy Me.

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    Here are some i have..

    Panerai (177, 210, 113)

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_good_life View Post
    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 really like the Art Deco Longines that you own It’s beautiful and very stylish. I hope i could find a vintage pocket watch someday with some history behind it.

  7. #157

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    I know I'm kind of bumping this thread, but I figured it'd be better than making a new one.

    So, anyway, I'm about to buy me one of these two watches, probably the black one as I'm thinking the silver coloured one might look a bit too feminine. What do you think?




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    black is beautiful mate....go for it....

    Quote Originally Posted by Darhuuk View Post
    I know I'm kind of bumping this thread, but I figured it'd be better than making a new one.

    So, anyway, I'm about to buy me one of these two watches, probably the black one as I'm thinking the silver coloured one might look a bit too feminine. What do you think?




  9. #159

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    Depends on your goal. For casual/dating use, the black. For business/work use, the silver. My two cents. For both, the silver.
    Current faves: Aventus, ADG Essenza, MFK Masculin Pluriel, Creed Royal Mayfair, TDH Parfum, Tom Ford Italian Cypress
    Currently wearing: Sauvage by Christian Dior

  10. #160

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    Quote Originally Posted by everso View Post
    to those of you who think that Rolex adds "status"...personally i would NEVER wear a Rolex, as i find there to be a tacky, cheesy image associated with a Rolex watch....

    no one interesting, creative, or with personality really ever wears a Rolex. The people who wear Rolex are the same people who buy cars that cost $100k even though they don't give a crap about how it drives....the same people who are constantly worried about how good of a brand whore they are...

    i personally would take ANY Tag Heuer watch over ANY Rolex.....honestly. I find them better looking, more interesting, far more credible, and less pompous and showy.

    i'm sure there are PLENTY of other brands that are cheaper and far more interesting...and better than a Rolex. Tag is my pick...not cheap, but definitely worth it, IMO.

    even still...this is just my opinion...
    I am with you, man

  11. #161

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    I find it odd that I own exactly one watch and I never wear it. Other than looks I have no need for a watch. I pride myself as a human timepiece. I can tell you what time it is within 10 minutes of the exact time without a clock.

    I tried wearing a watch the other month and it was so cumbersome.

    Regardless of my personal needs, some of these are really nice looking. But I wear long sleeves most of the time and the watch gets covered anyways.

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    I got one of these as a gift and it took me awhile to get acclimated to such a giant watch. I felt like I should be standing at a podium giving a speech about "excellence" or something. I don't like the leather band with it although I eventually got used to it after awhile. When the brown band finally broke I replaced it with stainless steel and it looks much much much better . . . it is certainly not the easiest watch in the world to read, especially when it gets dark. The glow of the numbers is not that bright and doesn't contrast very much with the white of the background

    http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/...60428474dyGuIr

    I'm super proud of the fact that someone cared enough to give me this monster, especially that it was the someone who gave it to me who cared that much. I feel like a million when I have this thing on!

  13. #163

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    nice watch!
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  14. #164

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    Hi there. Just recently discovered this thread and I read it with delighted interest. I used to work for a renowned jeweler.

    About Rolex, sure there are negatives for instance they sell approximately 900.000 watches each year, so much for exclusivity, right? However the quality of their watches is outstanding. They are one of the very few brands who still make their watches from scratch. Other brands modify existing calibers, like ETA for example. Furthermore, you can't say 'watch history' without saying Rolex.

    My collection:
    - Tissot - Le locle


    - Tissot PRS 516 automatic chrono


    - Rolex Sub date

  15. #165

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    I at one time owned 20 watches. Yes, it is a sickness just like my fragrance obsession - my collection ranges from Timex(low end), TAG (mid range), to Rolex (high range).

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    i just bought me a hamilton chrono frogman.....

  17. #167

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    The watch I wear is the watch I got for my 18th birthday.. the Armani AR4200



    In real, its even better.
    unico grande amore.

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    I tend to wear gents watches because so many womens watches are totally impractical to read. I've got a couple that I use for work, one round and one 'tank ', but neither are particularly special, just pleasing to me. The watch I wear when I'm just me is a Titan Edge 18k Nebula like this (but without the diamonds ) Very thin and has a very long battery life.


    the watch I almost bought recently was similar to the Skagen watches that Irish has (I love the very minimal Skagen ones )

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    I go with two...

    Business: Tissot Ballade


    Casual: Stars & Stripes edition Citizen NaviSail
    (For sailboat racing, this is the best countdown timer I've ever found, and real easy to switch time zones when traveling, which I used to do weekly.)
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    I got a Skagen watch (Danish design) from my bank as a gift, and I'm impressed. Very good looking, chic watches, moderately priced.

    www.skagen.com

    They also make great looking, well-made sunglasses.

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    My favorite watches are made by IWC and Patek Phillipe, both based in Geneva. You won't find a better watch for the money than IWC, in my opinion.



    IWC "Portugese"


    Patek Phillipe Caletrava

    http://www.minutemachines.com/watche...Patek5096.html

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    I'm a Cartier fan, I have a Pasha Seatimer with the black rubber bracelet. Love it! I also have a Nomos Orion, but hardly ever wear it.

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    i just bought me a Panerai base 112...i love it...!!

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    I loooooooooooooove the looks of that IWC. Alas, no watch cash!
    Current faves: Aventus, ADG Essenza, MFK Masculin Pluriel, Creed Royal Mayfair, TDH Parfum, Tom Ford Italian Cypress
    Currently wearing: Sauvage by Christian Dior

  25. #175

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    I don't really think too much about watches. I have purchased two Rolexes at different points in my life as a form of reward for reaching a goal. My first, a stainless oyster perpetual datejust w/ champagne dial, is now 18 years old. I have hit it with a 90 pound jackhammer, hit it with a regular hammer too many times to count, climbed over 12,000 foot elevations, dove below 130 ft. in the ocean. I have plunged my hand into wet concrete to the forearm, and rinsed it off with a hose (then picked out the dryed remnants later). I've had heavy items dropped on it many times (all while wearing it). I've kept it maintained, replaced the magnifying lens once, added and removed links, but have never had one problem with it. I am fairly certain that it has saved my wrist from being injured several times, and it looks exactly the same as it did the day I bought it. I can't say anything bad about other watches, but after a couple of decades of Rolex ownership, I can't say anything bad about Rolex either. It's not just marketing, they make a fantastic product.
    My dream watch however, is the Genghis Khan Haute Joaillerie by Ulysse Nardin.

    http://www.ulysse-nardin.com/watch.j..._100002_10002C

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    I've got watch cash! Decisions...I'm down to either a blue faced Breitling Colt II or an Omega Seamaster James Bond in black, not the blue.

    I sold a couple of my Tag Heuers and some other stuff (cologne, 'natch) to raise the cash.
    Current faves: Aventus, ADG Essenza, MFK Masculin Pluriel, Creed Royal Mayfair, TDH Parfum, Tom Ford Italian Cypress
    Currently wearing: Sauvage by Christian Dior

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    duplicate post so i deleted this one
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    Everso, I had a Monza and sold it to get a JLC watch.





    and I bought my wife a midsize rolex and it looks great on her





    I love the guilloche work on the Blancpains and then there is the hobnailing on Patek Calatrava that is simple yet grabs my eye every time. The Chronoswiss has some great guilloche work. Yes, watches get expensive and I have not the income to indulge to much in that. Id love a PAM for casual.

    Rolex has gotten to be seen as more marketing than watch. Yet until recently, they were one of the few houses that did their own bracelets and movements all in house, though I think I read that they did borrow one ETA at one time. JLC did and does, and supplied movements at one time to Patek. One of the few to continuously do that.

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    Like an earlier post, my Rolex can take a beating. It has one of the best shock systems in the watch. Rolex pioneered the tool watch basically, but other companies have come up with better complications if you will. Yes, Rolex makes over a million watches a year and some of them are on severe backorder (try to get a new Rolex stainless Daytona!!!!). They are doing something right to sell that many.

    My JLC is a Master Control, and is my dress watch. I wish it had quilloche on it. I am not going to buy a Blancpain just for the guilloche and still have the JLC, I dont have $6000 or more handy. I would trade up for a Patek Calatrava but that would mean losing the JLC and adding about $10,000.00 to it.

    My JLC Mastercontrol is like one of 2500 in the world or so. JLC maybe makes 400 watches of each line a year, or so I read. The serial number on mine is 1505 and the watch had been out for 2 or 3 years before I got it.

    I figure that some watches are like the niche colognes, others are like designers. You can argue if Raymond Weil or Maurice Lacroix are niche or designer, much like is Guerlain or Chanel that way (since Chanel also sells makeup and clothes and other stuff). IWC makes a fine watch, a Portofino is on my list. A. Lange also is great and so is Vacheron Constantin. I like the PAM's that have the protective bubble in metal around the crown, not a common feature.

    A guy named Roland Murphy can make you a watch. Nomos is starting to become a player since they are going all inhouse for movements and watch bracelets and their price point is very low for that sort of work.

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    I was never into watches until I thought of them more as an accessory. I got a Tokyo Flash one!



    I love the comments I get on it. They usually consist of "what is that?" or "are you from the future?" haha! I just can't get into the conventional ones they're too simple for me. It's weird to read but I once I thought of them, like I said, as more of an accessory, I didn't mind.
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