Thread: Lets Talk Watches
So I'm not much into watches. My most expensive is a $150 Kennth Cole watch. I've decided to upgrade to a watch with a budget under $1000. So I'm thinking of getting this watch. The Movado 800 Sub Series. I can get it for $995 minus 25% off.
Work watches should have a few defining characteristics if you want the best bang for your buck:
-Sapphire Crystal (helps prevent scratching)
-Swiss Movement (slightly more precise than Japanese quartz movements)
-Leather or titanium band (steel can be VERY heavy and annoying for daily wear)
Things to avoid:
-Digital components to face
-Overly huge faces
-Gold colored (this is more subjective but gold is generally harder to pair with clothes and is considered "old man"-ish)
The best watches for work, in my opinion, are made by Tissot. High quality, Swiss-made watches in attractive and classic designs but without the insane price tags of the more highly marketed brands like Tag.
My latest watch purchase, again my passion for rectangular and/or tonneau-shaped watches becomes visible:
I'd like to learn what all the fuss is about regarding ETA, etc.
Just purchased Fossil FS4247
Check out a company called "redline" they make really modern, sturdy, tactical style watches. Mine cost me new $150 and I love it everyday when I wear it!
Going on a year with no issues!
Redline is to watches what comme des garçons is to niche perfumery...IMHO of course!
My day to day watches.
What I've Been Wearing:
I bought a Raymond Weil Maestro a couple days ago. Got a good deal on it. (under $1000 down from $1450) It's a nice entry level automatic with classy looks. It's no Patek Phillipe, and will not hold its value because RW has only been around since 76 or so, but I just fell in love with the watch. I'll be saving for an IWC Portuguese now.
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My IWC Aquatimer
IWC Spitfire Pilot XVI
My WW2 Omega Pilots watch
My Pam 000
A 'Paneristi' and I posing our beloved watches lol (I am on the right)
That was his sexy beauty for the day
wayyyy too big for me.
Please excuse my hairy arms :P
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Fragrance collecting is taking up enough of my funds if I go into watches I may as well mortgage the house. lol
I'm not a watch collector and I don't own any legitimately fantastic time pieces. I do however, own a Casio G Shock 2688. It's shock resistant, atomic, solar powered, water resistant to 200m and has world time zones. I'm thinking of picking up another G shock as mine has been great for the last 2 years and still looks good as new even with daily wear.
"I am a robot and I like cheese"
1. Axe Kilo
2. Lectric Shave
3. Vicks Vapor Rub
4. Febreze Pour Homme
5. Preferred Stock
I got close to getting myself one of these, but I was late.
If you want to check out a great mechanical watch in the 1K to 2K price range you should check out Nomos. Fabulous. I have an Orion that is so classy it's almost ridiculous.
[QUOTE=mesaboogie;2719006]I'm not a watch collector and I don't own any legitimately fantastic time pieces. I do however, own a Casio G Shock 2688. It's shock resistant, atomic, solar powered, water resistant to 200m and has world time zones. I'm thinking of picking up another G shock as mine has been great for the last 2 years and still looks good as new even with daily wear.[QUOTE]
If you have a physically active job (I do as a personal trainer/strength & conditioning specialist), G-Shock is the best I've found in over 12 years for a "sports" watch. It stands up to crazy abuse, the atomic clock and solar power are super convenient and work really well. I have the same model as the one in your picture, except mine is all black where the silver is on yours. This thing will last me forever and though on the pricier side for a sports watch, it's likely one of the best values around for it's type.
Does anybody have any experience or thoughts on Welder watches? I saw a couple that caught my eye and they've got me thinkin'. I know they look unconventional and I know they're not in league with, say an Omega, but I am curious about them. Thoughts?
I did go through a watch collecting phase and have three very nice Wenger Swiss Army watches to show for it. Every bit as high quality as the Victorinox Swiss Army but for substantially less money. Both are genuine makers of Swiss Army, having contracts with the Swiss Army, but Victorinox is larger and more well publicized in the US.
1. Le 3me Homme - Caron
2. Yatagan - Caron
3. Van Cleef & Arples Pour Homme
4. Dolce & Gabbana pour Homme
5. Kouros - YSL
6. L'Anarchiste - Caron
7. Xeryus - Givenchy
8. V.I.P. Special Reserve - Giorgio Beverly Hills
9. The Dreamer - Versace
10. Nobile - Gucci
Collecting watches is one of my other passions. Have been collecting since I was a child. Will try to post some pics.
My three latest purchases;
Accurist Grand Prix
Unfortunately the below is my answer to watch, camera & mobile, i used to have a few gd watches, but i stopped wearing them abt 2-3 yrs back...
After quite a hiatus on this board, posting my latest purchase:
Ted Lapidus 5106303
(a few views of the same watch, nothing fancy, but still considering to get a TL fragrance just to go with it)
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Bought yet another watch only two days after the previous one, very similar to the one above:
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I bought the new style Longines Hydroconquest Quartz in blue and I just love it. Sold off a Tag Carrera I was tired of. Plus, automatics can wear on me a little. Sometimes I just want to grab a watch off the dresser and just slap it on. Quartz watches are nice, simple and accurate.
i was into my watches (well i still am) but ive managed to get the collection i wanted so i no longer search!
i traded and bought for a good many years until i found my holy grail. The Breitling Cosmonaute. i found one at a dealers, with original box and papers, and verified and serviced by breitling themselves.
sold a few watches and paid the princely sum they wanted. it wont ever get worn, its an investment for my four year old son.
the watches i do wear?
i have a breitling montbrilliant, a tag heuer F1 Calibre S, tag heuer Monte Carlo, Citizen Red Arrows Ltd edt, (my daily watch) and one i never paid for, my breitling Emergency, which was given to me for my retirement from the Pathfinders, enscribd with my number and service by breitling.
my wife wears an original Tag heuer F1 woman, (about 1996 model) and despite me offering a new Link, or a Carerra she says she loves the watch and wants nothing else!
My frag list top ten (which changes pretty regular!)
1- Creed Royal Oud
2- Armani Prive Oud Royal
3- Acqua di Parma Oud concentree
4- Bvlgari Man in Black
5- Amouage Fate Man
6- Nasomatto Duro
7- Jean Paul DuPont Oud d'or
8- Ormonde Jayne Nawab of Oudh
9- Geurlain HOMME IDEAL
10- Shay&blue Oud Alif
(Yes, I'm an Oud addict!)
Here's what I rock, from WeWood. I have never really been in to watches. I'm an artist/designer and enjoy the outdoors. This brand makes some really unique stuff, at a very reasonable price, so it fit the bill!
Now that I'm more comfortable with wearing something, I may look in to some more classic timepiece designs... or maybe not. We'll see!
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Just got myself this one:
Yes, thanks for asking, this case shape is one of my favorites (along with rectangular cases, though I do own a few watches with classic, round-shaped cases too).
The watch that I wear to the office most often, love that it has a power reserve - it's almost a must for an automatic.