Watch Thread - Part Deux

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

  1. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
    Donor
    Florida State Seminoles

    I was with you up until you used the word “investment.”

    If I were to purchase one that happened to appreciate in value, I’ll see it as a bonus. Otherwise they’re depreciating assets that we enjoy.

    Side note, and I swore I wasn’t going to buy any more cheap watches, am I crazy for liking this Seiko Flightmaster? This is a sweet $200 watch.
    2AD696A1-F2A6-4FDA-A806-ECC2F9C0E3CA.jpeg
     
    Lucky24Seven likes this.
  2. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
    Donor
    Florida State Seminoles

    Agreed. Largely watches are too.

    In the sense of things like estate planning or net worth, technically they’re all “assets.” My collection of Ex Officios is technically an asset too (in case anyone’s looking to buy.)
     
    High Cotton and g8r like this.
  3. Frankie Carbone

    Frankie Carbone eh che se dice
    Florida State SeminolesNew York YankeesNew York KnicksTampa Bay BuccaneersOrlando CityLazio

    The degree that cars drop in value is insane compared to other assets though. Investment and cars should never be used together.
     
    MODEVIL and BrickTamland like this.
  4. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
    Donor
    Florida State Seminoles

    I had a reflexive gag when I read “could have bought a new (insert car manufacturer).”
     
  5. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
    Donor
    Florida State Seminoles

    And I love Toyota btw. Mine has 188k on it.
     
  6. Frankie Carbone

    Frankie Carbone eh che se dice
    Florida State SeminolesNew York YankeesNew York KnicksTampa Bay BuccaneersOrlando CityLazio

    I’m super close to pulling the trigger on the JLC Geophysic Universal Time but still looking at other World Time pieces.

    Any opinions on other options would be appreciated.
     
    Hokeamania and slogan119 like this.
  7. Frankie Carbone

    Frankie Carbone eh che se dice
    Florida State SeminolesNew York YankeesNew York KnicksTampa Bay BuccaneersOrlando CityLazio

    That’s just the day after drinking Rye heartburn.

    At least that’s the misery I deal with when doing so.
     
    BrickTamland likes this.
  8. Jorts

    Jorts "Ask about my Mortgage Services"
    Donor
    Arsenal

    I’m getting their least Bauhaus design. It holds their 1st in-house movement & I kinda like to quirkinesses of the power window

    5AE2F2C4-7B95-47C4-B9F4-6A8D3957FF03.jpeg
     
    Hokeamania and MODEVIL like this.
  9. MODEVIL

    MODEVIL Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Los Angeles LakersChelseaLos Angeles Angels of AnaheimUnited States Men's National Soccer TeamLos Angeles Football ClubArizona State Sun Devils

    Cars and watches are assets but not investments IMO
     
  10. Jorts

    Jorts "Ask about my Mortgage Services"
    Donor
    Arsenal

    Same as my Beanie Baby collection
     
    BrickTamland and MODEVIL like this.
  11. Ball Gag Giorgio

    Ball Gag Giorgio do you like being chief of police?
    Donor

    Mont Blanc Orbis Terrarum (not sure i’d ever pull the trigger on a MB watch, but they look good and have good “guts”)
    Movado Polygraph (vintage)
    Fredrique Constant Worldtimer
    Gerard Perregaux WW.TC
    Chopard L.U.C. Time Traveller

    I think all of these provide good value on the 2nd hand market. I’m especially drawn to the vintage Movado Polygraph.
     
    Frankie Carbone and BrickTamland like this.
  12. Fudd Gates

    Fudd Gates Charitable donations in excess of 1.4m ventilators
    Donor
    Rutgers Scarlet KnightsAuburn TigersNew York YankeesPhiladelphia 76'ersArizona State Sun DevilsBig Ten Conference

    THE POINT WAS THAT THEY’RE NOT THE STUPIDEST THING YOU CAN DO WITH YOUR MONEY. I think it can still be an investment even if you don’t make money. Like I think it’s pretty sweet that you can buy a Submariner for 10k, wear it and enjoy it for years, and resell it for say $9k. I think that’s easily worth a grand.

    I know a lot of idiots who spend tens of thousands of dollars modding their trucks and end up selling them for pennies on the dollar. I know of people who buy luxury cars worth a 5711 and don’t get anything close to the return that buying a 5711 would get.
     
    BrickTamland and MODEVIL like this.
  13. ScFan27

    ScFan27 Well-Known Member

  14. MODEVIL

    MODEVIL Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Los Angeles LakersChelseaLos Angeles Angels of AnaheimUnited States Men's National Soccer TeamLos Angeles Football ClubArizona State Sun Devils

    I totally agree with you. It’s a discussion point.

    I don’t own a nice car because I was raised that it’s a depreciating asset. The status provides minimal value in what I do.

    My dad drives a 15 year old car with pride. He could afford a new one.
     
    Lucky24Seven and Fudd Gates like this.
  15. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
    Donor
    Florida State Seminoles

    It’s always a good day ITT when we can get more Ball Gag Giorgio vintage watch recommendations.
     
  16. Frankie Carbone

    Frankie Carbone eh che se dice
    Florida State SeminolesNew York YankeesNew York KnicksTampa Bay BuccaneersOrlando CityLazio

    I really like the Fredrique and Perregaux. The Fredrique comes in the max size my wrist can handle.
     
    Fudd Gates likes this.
  17. slogan119

    slogan119 Her?
    Donor TMB OG
    Florida State SeminolesChicago CubsReal Madrid

    Not unless you’re bumping up to a good casual summer watch like Hokeamania and his Patek
     
    Fudd Gates, g8r, bigjrock and 3 others like this.
  18. Frankie Carbone

    Frankie Carbone eh che se dice
    Florida State SeminolesNew York YankeesNew York KnicksTampa Bay BuccaneersOrlando CityLazio

    Thanks to that post it did inspire me to look into World Time pieces. I’m anxiously awaiting what his fall watch will be.
     
    Fudd Gates, slogan119 and Jorts like this.
  19. slogan119

    slogan119 Her?
    Donor TMB OG
    Florida State SeminolesChicago CubsReal Madrid

    Is it there yet?
    Is it there yet?
    Is it there yet?
     
    Fudd Gates likes this.
  20. Fudd Gates

    Fudd Gates Charitable donations in excess of 1.4m ventilators
    Donor
    Rutgers Scarlet KnightsAuburn TigersNew York YankeesPhiladelphia 76'ersArizona State Sun DevilsBig Ten Conference

    Scheduled for delivery tomorrow

    FYI this is a microbrand I had been keeping tabs on for a few weeks that just went live on Kickstarter. 500m diver with a pretty unbelievable spec sheet for $700. A bit too big for me (43mm, 51mm lug to lug), but check it out. Some cool color variants if you're a fancy boy like me:



    [​IMG]
     
    Hokeamania, gopack2104 and slogan119 like this.
  21. Hokeamania

    Hokeamania New username needed.
    Michigan WolverinesBoston Red SoxNew England PatriotsManchester CityHarvard Crimson

  22. Fudd Gates

    Fudd Gates Charitable donations in excess of 1.4m ventilators
    Donor
    Rutgers Scarlet KnightsAuburn TigersNew York YankeesPhiladelphia 76'ersArizona State Sun DevilsBig Ten Conference

    It's in boyos. Can't wait to explain this one to my girlfriend!
     
    hudson, Hokeamania and bigjrock like this.
  23. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
    Donor
    Florida State Seminoles

    Beauty of her only being your girlfriend is that you don’t have to explain the usage of your money :twocents:
     
    CUgator, bigjrock and slogan119 like this.
  24. slogan119

    slogan119 Her?
    Donor TMB OG
    Florida State SeminolesChicago CubsReal Madrid

    I’m sorry, your pics aren’t coming in
     
    REGGNECK, bigjrock and BrickTamland like this.
  25. ScFan27

    ScFan27 Well-Known Member

    that’s about right, also only available at their store in Venice Italy so it looks like I’ll be taking a trip soon.
     
  26. slogan119

    slogan119 Her?
    Donor TMB OG
    Florida State SeminolesChicago CubsReal Madrid

    0978CD5F-F17A-4A43-8D6B-7A6BFF5744E1.jpeg
     
    REGGNECK and Fudd Gates like this.
  27. Fudd Gates

    Fudd Gates Charitable donations in excess of 1.4m ventilators
    Donor
    Rutgers Scarlet KnightsAuburn TigersNew York YankeesPhiladelphia 76'ersArizona State Sun DevilsBig Ten Conference

    I haven’t even unboxed it yet. There’s a wristshot I want to get that I can’t do tonight.
     
  28. slogan119

    slogan119 Her?
    Donor TMB OG
    Florida State SeminolesChicago CubsReal Madrid

    Goddammit. Let me live vicariously through you.
     
    gopack2104 likes this.
  29. Fudd Gates

    Fudd Gates Charitable donations in excess of 1.4m ventilators
    Donor
    Rutgers Scarlet KnightsAuburn TigersNew York YankeesPhiladelphia 76'ersArizona State Sun DevilsBig Ten Conference

    slogan119 it's coming don't hurt me. I unboxed it last night and it's great. It wears much better than it's dimensions would indicate.

    I'm not the biggest Patek guy out there but my god this is sexy as all fuck

     
  30. hudson

    hudson Oh, you know...stuff.
    Donor TMB OG
    Nebraska CornhuskersCincinnati BearcatsAtlanta BravesPortland Trail BlazersTampa Bay BuccaneersPittsburgh PenguinsFulham

    Fudd Gates After you mentioned it I was damn I would totally wear that. So what I’m saying is hurry up.
     
    Fudd Gates likes this.
  31. Fudd Gates

    Fudd Gates Charitable donations in excess of 1.4m ventilators
    Donor
    Rutgers Scarlet KnightsAuburn TigersNew York YankeesPhiladelphia 76'ersArizona State Sun DevilsBig Ten Conference

    wait, I’m not sure if I understand what you said but I did not get that Patek in the video, I can assure you
     
  32. hudson

    hudson Oh, you know...stuff.
    Donor TMB OG
    Nebraska CornhuskersCincinnati BearcatsAtlanta BravesPortland Trail BlazersTampa Bay BuccaneersPittsburgh PenguinsFulham

    The other one.
     
    Fudd Gates likes this.
  33. slogan119

    slogan119 Her?
    Donor TMB OG
    Florida State SeminolesChicago CubsReal Madrid

    That’s beautiful. I can imagine you’re happy with it and I have no idea how you waited to unbox.

    Can’t wait to see it. Congrats!
     
    Fudd Gates likes this.
  34. slogan119

    slogan119 Her?
    Donor TMB OG
    Florida State SeminolesChicago CubsReal Madrid

    I take back my previous post until I see what it is.

    HURRY THE FUCK UP!
     
    Fudd Gates likes this.
  35. user15000

    user15000 Well-Known Member

    Anything less than a Patek will be a let down after this build up. Sorry Fudd.
     
  36. user15000

    user15000 Well-Known Member

    While we wait for Fudd Gates to post sometime this year, I tried this 5712 on recently. Did not buy since it was a resell for like $90k, but still :lovelove:

    [​IMG]
     
    Hokeamania, slogan119 and Fudd Gates like this.
  37. Fudd Gates

    Fudd Gates Charitable donations in excess of 1.4m ventilators
    Donor
    Rutgers Scarlet KnightsAuburn TigersNew York YankeesPhiladelphia 76'ersArizona State Sun DevilsBig Ten Conference

    Jesus christ I can't win

    No guys, I did not buy a fucking $80k Aquanaut
     
    MODEVIL, bigjrock and slogan119 like this.
  38. hudson

    hudson Oh, you know...stuff.
    Donor TMB OG
    Nebraska CornhuskersCincinnati BearcatsAtlanta BravesPortland Trail BlazersTampa Bay BuccaneersPittsburgh PenguinsFulham

    Yeah you but an audric and we are still waiting
     
  39. slogan119

    slogan119 Her?
    Donor TMB OG
    Florida State SeminolesChicago CubsReal Madrid

    You set expectations quite high. And didn’t fulfill.

    Shame! Shame! Shame!

    But do you still have a GF? Curious about that side story.
     
    user15000 likes this.
  40. Hokeamania

    Hokeamania New username needed.
    Michigan WolverinesBoston Red SoxNew England PatriotsManchester CityHarvard Crimson

    Damn. While we're talking Nautilus, had a brief window of consideration for a 5990/1a Tiffany full set from a wholesaler through my brother. I waited too long and it's gone. Probably for the best, I guess. But fuck. Even if I had regrets (unlikely) it could've been flipped quickly.

    [​IMG]
     
  41. Fudd Gates

    Fudd Gates Charitable donations in excess of 1.4m ventilators
    Donor
    Rutgers Scarlet KnightsAuburn TigersNew York YankeesPhiladelphia 76'ersArizona State Sun DevilsBig Ten Conference

    After all that delay I wasn't even able to get the wristshot I wanted, nor was I able to get the video I was going to shoot making fun of Hodinkee

    slogan119

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  42. Fudd Gates

    Fudd Gates Charitable donations in excess of 1.4m ventilators
    Donor
    Rutgers Scarlet KnightsAuburn TigersNew York YankeesPhiladelphia 76'ersArizona State Sun DevilsBig Ten Conference

    And since so many of you asked:

    I was going to stick my hand in about a foot of ocean water and say that this is a tool watch like my friends at Hodinkee would say
     
  43. Hokeamania

    Hokeamania New username needed.
    Michigan WolverinesBoston Red SoxNew England PatriotsManchester CityHarvard Crimson

    Fucking beautiful. Great purchase.
     
    REGGNECK and Fudd Gates like this.
  44. MODEVIL

    MODEVIL Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Los Angeles LakersChelseaLos Angeles Angels of AnaheimUnited States Men's National Soccer TeamLos Angeles Football ClubArizona State Sun Devils

    Love it Fudd. I think we led you in the right direction.
     
    THF and Fudd Gates like this.
  45. hudson

    hudson Oh, you know...stuff.
    Donor TMB OG
    Nebraska CornhuskersCincinnati BearcatsAtlanta BravesPortland Trail BlazersTampa Bay BuccaneersPittsburgh PenguinsFulham

    Looks great, not what I was expecting.
     
    Fudd Gates likes this.
  46. bigjrock

    bigjrock Pillsbury Geauxboy
    Donor
    LSU TigersNew Orleans PelicansNew Orleans Saints


    Great choice. That's on my master list...

    Really glad you went with the white.
     
    Fudd Gates likes this.
  47. Fudd Gates

    Fudd Gates Charitable donations in excess of 1.4m ventilators
    Donor
    Rutgers Scarlet KnightsAuburn TigersNew York YankeesPhiladelphia 76'ersArizona State Sun DevilsBig Ten Conference

    I messaged Hokeamania and told him what I was getting and asked him if it was worth it to spend an extra $300 for the bracelet. I didn't wait for his response and ordered it on rubber because honestly I got a really good deal.

    Of course he was right, he told me the bracelet was very good and that I could easily pickup an aftermarket or OEM strap easily. Honestly the only knock I have on this watch is the rubber strap is not great. It's not even good honestly. It would be fine if there was a deployant clasp, but it's just a tang clasp (I don't like them).

    Then I went on Chrono and eBay and see OEM bracelets are very expensive and I realized I done goofed. Maybe I'll throw it on a NATO and become a real watch guy.

    Is it better than a Sub? No it's not. But you can reallllly see what people mean when they say you can build an entire great collection for the price of a Sub. Absolutely beautiful watch. Dial is stunning, love the skeleton hands, bezel insert and font is beautiful, it winds so quietly and smoothly. It wears very very well for 42mm and 50mm lug to lug. Same exact measurements as my Zenith, so I knew it would work, but it wears even better. Much more manageable than the Zenith despite same proportions.
     
  48. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
    Donor
    Florida State Seminoles

    What’s the difference between the Seiko sna411 and sna411P1? Assume they’re the same watch but different straps?
     
    Fudd Gates likes this.
  49. Jorts

    Jorts "Ask about my Mortgage Services"
    Donor
    Arsenal

    For starters, there appears to be a “P1” at the end of the 2nd sku
     
    #2199 Jorts, Jun 7, 2020
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2020
    THF, Fudd Gates and bigjrock like this.
  50. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
    Donor
    Florida State Seminoles

    upload_2020-6-7_16-57-6.gif
     
    Lucky24Seven, THF, gopack2104 and 2 others like this.