Watch Thread - Part Deux

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Jorts, Apr 12, 2015.

  1. theregionsitter

    theregionsitter Well-Known Member
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    Can’t be real right?
     
  2. Schadenfred

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    While I'm not so keen on watches smaller than 40mm, I'm quite the sucker for pilot-style watches with simple faces and large Arabic numerals. Such a clean design that will always look good whether it's business or casual.
     
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    Got a Samauri today for a daily wearer.
     
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    Samurai crown was misaligned. Returning and stepping up to SBDC053
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  5. Jorts

    Jorts "Ask about my Mortgage Services"
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    Seiko has a major quality control issue with this tier of their watch line. I had to send mine back twice, before they got it right
     
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  6. Dildo Dawgins

    Dildo Dawgins Well-Known Member
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    I saw this beauty on r/watchexchange and then saw asking price of $16,500. Then I went to Watch Finder and saw it was the 2nd cheapest of about 25 different A.Lange and Sohne watches on their site.

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    I do have a 1967 Seamster that's gonna cost me about $250 to repair and clean, but it's in great condition otherwise and all original parts. I think I could sell for about $750, but the guy who's going to repair says I should keep it since any other newish Omega or similar brand will cost a min $2500.

    There are some really nice looking Baume et Mercier watches in the $1000 price range that I may seriously look at too.
     
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    I was really debating on 6R vs 4R movement. The QC issue, pushed me to the 6R movement after thinking about it during delivery.
     
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  8. slogan119

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    A little more expensive, but I really like some of the B&M Clifton Club options.
     
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  9. hudson

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    I still want to get a laco 1925 even though I essentially wear only Garmin and Apple watches.
     
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  10. Schadenfred

    Schadenfred Well-Known Member

    Laco makes some nice pilots at a good price. I have their Type B at 42mm. Unfortunately, there is a little scratch in the mineral. If you pick one up, I hope you find that their bands have gotten better. The stitching is just meh, and the leather isn't exactly plush. I'd personally go with Steinhart over Laco at that price point.
     
  11. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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    What am I looking at for a vintage or previously owned datejust 36?

    $4k
     
  12. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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    Some cursory research tells me ~$4,500 pre-owned and $6,700 new.
     
  13. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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    Just tried one on, big mistake.

    This is the one, love the fit of the 36mm and classic simplicity of the datejust.

    I won’t be buying the exact one I tried on, but it was good to find out I was close on my pricing estimates.

    Ref 116234
    2011, engraved inner bezel
    $5,300
     
  14. BrickTamland

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    This is my 2020 purchase goal, can’t wait.
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  15. stangd

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    I want the submariner, that’s my goal. Love that watch.
     
  16. BrickTamland

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    Truly iconic, love them. Too much hype around the “hulk” submariners though. Just keep it classic with the black.

    I just can’t wear a watch of that caliber in my day to day. Since it’ll be a special occasion watch, figured I’d go classic and understated.
     
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  17. BrickTamland

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  18. stangd

    stangd I love scotch. Scotchy, scotch, scotch
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    Black is the way I plan on going, I look at the submariner as being a more of a everyday watch, lower tier of the Rolex brand. I might even wear it scuba diving... no fear here. I’ve been wearing my Apple Watch a lot more lately, put the old Omega on the watch winder...
     
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  19. slogan119

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    Have had this for close to 15 years, but with the black face. Perfect for all situations.
     
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  20. BrickTamland

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    :siren::redcard:
     
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  21. Hokeamania

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    This year I'm angling for a GMT and probably the frosted gold openworked Royal Oak. That's been growing on me.

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  22. ned's head

    ned's head Well-Known Member

    I work from home now and my watch collection has been the biggest victim. Haven't worn one in months :embarrassed:
     
  23. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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    Psh I’m wearing my Tag Formula 1 while I dive into some turkey meatloaf and FSU baseball stream.
     
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  24. mal630

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    Anyone have a longines? I currently have an oris diver that I like, looking to buy something else around 1000 or less. This model is a hydroconquest

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  25. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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    I’ve read too many articles about how poorly they hold their value. They may have a good product but I’ll never touch them.

    That said, if you really like one of their watches, who cares what your resale is?
     
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  26. mal630

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    Yeah that's true. My problem seems like you go from 800-900 to 3k and there isn't much in between. I want a speedmaster but really can't justify that price.
     
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  27. Tiger Tiger Woods Y'all

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    A (very wealthy) friend wants to sell me a 5711/1A-010 for $25k, its legit and checked out by PP. I am thinking about buying it and reselling it, or keeping it as an investment.
     
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  28. gordon bombay

    gordon bombay magician's alliance enthusiast
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    I don't love that specific PP but I agree you could easily make money off of it
     
  29. Tiger Tiger Woods Y'all

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    Its the base model, lol. If I had cash like that I would probably wear it, but this would be strictly as an investment or quick sale. And I could at least wear it once and front hard on the watch instagram community.
     
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  30. Tiger Tiger Woods Y'all

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    A. Lange & Söhne makes one of my grail watches.


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  31. Hokeamania

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    Yes. I have a moonphase Master's Collection. It was maybe $2500-3K if I remember correctly and I bought it primarily because I thought it looked cool. It's been a decent watch, I don't wear it as much as I thought I would, but I feel like it holds its own in that bottom luxury price point. For the sub-$1,000 it's OK, but I'm not a big quartz fan.
     
  32. Hokeamania

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    I'd do that all day long. Keep it for a while and just enjoy it, then flip it if that's your long term goal. No worry about holding value at all.
     
  33. Hokeamania

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    Fuck, that's beautiful.
     
  34. Tiger Tiger Woods Y'all

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    Can be yours for a cool half million.
     
  35. mal630

    mal630 Well-Known Member
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    I can get an automatic 43mm for 900 on jomashop.
     
  36. Dildo Dawgins

    Dildo Dawgins Well-Known Member
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    Anyone have experience buying from eLady or other Japanese sellers? Im not worried about fakes since Reddit and Omega forums have vouched for them. They're watches look really nice, but my main concern is the polish. Most people on those forums say the do great work and the polish isn't noticeable but didn't know if any of you had bought anything.

    You can get some really great prices and no tax, shipping or duty. I'm thinking of getting a Speedmaster Date at about $1250 and seeing if I can gradually work my up to my Grail Omega - either Moonwatch, 57, or Seamaster Aqua Terra.
     
  37. Hokeamania

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    I'd do that. It's a good looking watch.
     
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  38. Hokeamania

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    I went to their boutique on Bond St. in London and just leered at this tourbillon like I was at a peep show.

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    There was also a gorgeous moonphase at about £80K that seemed reasonable, all things considered. I love their more classic look over the Richard Mille monstrosities at that six figure price point.
     
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  39. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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    mal630 what are you looking for anyway? Diver, dress, complications, versatile?

    I’m in a searching mood.
     
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  40. mal630

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    Versatile diver, 1 watch that looks nice enough to pull off in most situations. I’m not getting a submariner but something a step below. I have Apple Watch and Fitbit I wear a lot. Something that people recognize as a nice to decent watch from 10 feet away but doesn’t cost 5-10k.
     
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  41. Tiger Tiger Woods Y'all

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    How about an Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean? A beautiful well recognized diver with a great Caliber 8800 movement with a 55+ hour power reserve. It can be worn in stainless steel or dressed up on a leather band. The one I used to own I often wore it with a rubber band for comfort. Its not a chronometer so a little more practical for daily wear and allows it to be dressed up. The 39.5mm face is the perfect daily watch size imo. They can be had for about 3k if you look hard enough, probably less preowned.

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  42. Tiger Tiger Woods Y'all

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  43. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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    Couple thoughts incoming, really just need to pick something that you like and not worry too much about about what others think of it (and go Longines if you love one of their watches... take advantage of their depreciation and buy it pre-owned.):

    1. Hamilton X-Patrol (slightly larger, like a 42mm)
    2. +1 for Tiger Tiger Woods Y'all suggesting the Omega Seamaster. So many good versions of that watch (Cosmic, De Ville, Geneve, Constellation...)
    3. Marathon GSAR Diver (lesser known but fantastic quality military diver.)
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  44. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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    I really like that Marathon personally, but I have small wrists. Always fear the deeper bezels will look ridiculous on me.
     
  45. MODEVIL

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    High Cotton lets get a wrist shot of your new watch you mentioned a month or so ago
     
  46. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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  47. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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    Speaking of amazing wedding gifts, I don’t mean to brag, but...

    Me: hey babe, what’s the $38 charge at Costco?
    Babe: Uh... shopping? Just label it shopping.
    Me: Is it my wedding present?
    Babe: ...n... no.

    I’ll post pics of my new Fila joggers or 3mo supply of salted Almonds.
     
  48. mal630

    mal630 Well-Known Member
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    Love the seamaster. Probably just need to save up for that. It's funny I was watching a video from some jeweler on the Longines I wanted. Guy was saying it's fine for the price, but you should probably just get a submariner cause it's better. Not really acknowledging the 10k price bump at all.
     
  49. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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    I’m still relatively new to watches, what are some reputable resale websites or forums?

    Up to this point I’ve just played with eBay Seiko automatics and a quartz Tag I received as a gift.
     
  50. mal630

    mal630 Well-Known Member
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    I've bought some stuff on watchuseek forums.
     
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