Watch Thread - Part Deux

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

  1. Jorts

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    Do not spend $2k on a Hamilton... that's crazy talk. Just get one of the regular Black Bay variants, if you are worried about the size on your wrist. The BB58 is merely a scaled down version, meant for pencil wrists like myself
     
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  2. Jorts

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    If I wasn't pencil-wristed:

    1. BB Bronze
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    2. BB GMT
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  3. Jorts

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    But at the end of the day, 2mm is virtually unnoticeable
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  4. g8r

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    I like that gmt a bunch. I am torn between Tudor bb, omega Seamaster, and Rolex air king.
     
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    thank you - I needed someone to talk some sense into me.
     
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  6. Dildo Dawgins

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    That's a really nice watch and looks great, but there are a lot better options in that price range, especially if you look into something used.
     
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  7. MODEVIL

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    I know, I just have a little over 2k burning a hole in my pocket....I figured someone would remind of what you and Jorts said. I think I'm going to get the Tudor Heritage Black Bay M79230N-0009 after my annual ebitda bonus comes in. I'd consider the Tudor GMT also but I don't think you can get that for low 3s now.
     
  8. Brandon Chicken

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    I was at the store picking up something for my wife and tried on the BB58. I think I have to have it now.
     
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  9. BrickTamland

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    Anyone have $2,000 burning a hole in their pocket I can borrow have?
     
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  10. Kylebw1

    Kylebw1 UNC ACC Champs

    Is the Tudor GMT able to be bought from AD?
     
  11. Duck70

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    Fuccccccckkkkkk :fap:

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  12. High Cotton

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    Air King > Speedy > BB

    Love the new Air Kings and even better that they are rarely seen.
     
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  13. Jorts

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    Yes. If you can’t find a GMT, have them order it direct from Tudor... just don’t expect any reduction on the price on an order
     
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  14. Kylebw1

    Kylebw1 UNC ACC Champs

    cool thank you. I just noticed some are for sale for more than retail online. I’d like the Rolex but I’m not paying extra to get a watch from the grey market or wait for years. Just looked there’s an AD in the mall.
     
  15. Jorts

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    I’ve had better luck reaching out to out of state ADs. My local dealers seem to forget we live in a global market. Definitely check out the local AD, but call around when you know what you want.
     
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  16. FaZe Fudd

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    Yacht Master Rhodium:

    yay or nay?
     
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  17. hudson

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  18. FaZe Fudd

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    Rolex Submariner date ($11.5k)

    or

    112266 Rhodium ($12.5k)

    Both new with stickers and box and papers

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  19. Jorts

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    Rhodium Yachtmaster >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>. Sub
     
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  20. FaZe Fudd

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    I appreciate this strong opinion because I know you are a tremendous cunt
     
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  21. Jorts

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    I see several Submariners daily. I might see a Yachtmaster monthly. The decision is easy, then you add Rhodium to the equation & it's a no-brainer
     
  22. FaZe Fudd

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    That is precisely my thinking. It's very unique and I love that it's only 11+mm thick. It has been impossible trying to find one either new or used to view in person in the NYC diamond district. I have seen the blue dial and it looks cheap as all hell imo.
     
  23. Jorts

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    Do it. It's beautiful & I don't even like Rolex
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  24. Jax Teller

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    I haven't paid attention to this thread a ton but i was unaware Tag gets rightfully shit on. Why? My wife got me a Carrera as a wedding present and i fucking love it.
     
  25. Jorts

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    In a nutshell: Tag Heuer constructs its watches from a variety of sources, which means the consumer is buying a name rather than a unique timepiece. It also defies the price point of the brand but highlights effective marketing.
     
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  26. Jax Teller

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    No one i associate with would know that so I think I'll be ok with it.
     
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  27. Jorts

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    Further clarity: They put out movements similar to what Tissot & Hamilton put out, yet charge 2-3x those brands. They are good watches, but offer perhaps the worst value proposition in the industry. They market to those that don't know, or care & just want the "status" of the brand.

    I own one, that my ex-wife gifted me for these reasons...
     
  28. Jax Teller

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    I would fall in the don't care bucket probably. I don't wear it a ton as it's by far the most expensive one i own but i love the look. I wear my Eco drive and my Police more since I don't worry as much about damage to them (rightfully or not).
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  29. Jax Teller

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    I did see an Omega this weekend that I loved.
     
  30. Jorts

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    Your wife did a good job. That's a nice looking watch
     
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  31. Jax Teller

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    It came down to this or a Breitling but I I didn't have a brown band watch and the Breitling was a black band.

    In the end I'm sure I could have found a better one like you said but it was partly the fact that she knew I've wanted a Tag since I was like 18.

    I want a Shinola too but she bought her ex husband one of those so it may dredge up bad memories lol.
     
  32. Jax Teller

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    Then again I still occasionally find myself wearing some of the kockoffs I bought in Afghanistan :awesomeface:
     
  33. Jorts

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    It's been covered in here before, but don't pay retail for Shinola. It's another example of nice watch, but a terrible value proposition. Their price-point puts them up against entry/mid-models for Tissot, Seiko, Hamilton & Oris.

    They are essentially marked up Fossil watches with a cool "Made in Detroit" back-story. Their quartz watches are a good value at the $100-200 range, but similarly to Tag, you're paying a premium for their marketing efforts. I'm pretty certain you can get them deeply discounted on Nordstrom Rack and/or other similar discount retailers.

    Them charging $1k+ for their automatics should be criminal
     
  34. g8r

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    How much of a discount could I expect on Rolex/Tudor or omega?
     
  35. -Asshole-

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    I love that yachtmaster.
     
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  36. hudson

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    depends on what you use to negotiate.
     
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  37. Jorts

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    Omega & Tudor 10-20% from an AD
    Rolex - no clue
     
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  38. 2

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    Always like opening this topic and learning. What would be your brand rankings?
     
  39. FaZe Fudd

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    The dealer is going to have that and the Sub waiting for me tomorrow to choose from. I gave him a $500 deposit and he went and got it through some back channel because apparently they're very scarce right now. Somehow trading my Deepsea for a $160 net loss since I bought it 8 months ago.
     
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  40. Jorts

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    That would vary depending on the price-point & function. I tend to prefer watches with some kind of history, or story behind them. I also prefer something that I don't see on other wrists (hence my avoidance of Rolex, although I recognize their quality). Despite being a cunt... One of my favorite & most worn watches is a Swatch Sistem51, that I got for $150 (1st mechanical watch completely assembled by machine). Ironically, I get more interest & comments on the Sistem51 than my Speedy.
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  41. -Asshole-

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    So swatch>>>>>>>>>>>everything else. Gotcha, but definitely disappointed in this rating system.
     
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  42. -Asshole-

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    The first thing that comes to mind when i hear swatch is the clear blue swatch watch i had when I was 12.

    Pretty much this watch but different color scheme:
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  43. Jorts

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    Ugly as it is, I'd still prefer wearing that to my Apple Watch
     
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  44. Jorts

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    In lieu of "Brand Ranking" I'll post my Top 5 watches, I plan to own before I die

    Cartier Tank Louis Cartier
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    Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Moon
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    Nomos Metro Datum Gangsreserve
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    Tudor Black Bay 58
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    Rolex DateJust 41 - White Gold - Dark Rhodium - Jubilee
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  45. -Asshole-

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    This was the response I expected from you. :golfclap:
     
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  46. Jorts

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    I got lazy including the DateJust, as I’d certainly opt for something else, but that’s the only Rolex I’d consider
     
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  47. -Asshole-

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    Take your time, don’t get lazy on us. We value your watchy opinion.
     
  48. Handcuffed

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    there's a Tudor Black Bay 58 on /r/watchexchange posted today that's tantalizing...

     
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  49. Jorts

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    Others should add their top 5 as well, IMO
     
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  50. Nole0515

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    Rolex I'd only expect one if you buy from a dealer multiple times or multiple watches at once