Watch Thread - Part Deux

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

  1. Professor Moriarty

    Professor Moriarty Well-Known Member
    Florida State Seminoles

    Yeah cause you’re not a super villain
     
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  2. BrickTamland

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

    They’re gross watches, Bront.
     
  3. Jorts

    Jorts "Ask about my Mortgage Services"
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    Arsenal

    I’d wear this, but with a pleather strap
     
  4. bigjrock

    bigjrock Pillsbury Geauxboy
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    Might have to add a new watch to my wish list...

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  5. BUstang

    BUstang Lawyer

    I'd been searching for a fun summer casual watch for a few months now. My local jeweler is about to become a Lange boutique so I was motivated to buy something from them to "get on the list" for Lange products. I perused the store this weekend and ended up purchasing this. It's fabulous. I love the titanium construction. Perfect size and weight.

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  6. BrickTamland

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

    Glad it works on your wrist. It was huge on mine.
     
  7. Hokeamania

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

    Great pickup. Looking forward to the Lange additions to this thread...
     
  8. Jorts

    Jorts "Ask about my Mortgage Services"
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    Arsenal

    Love it. My buddy has the LHD & we trade out from time to time. Great piece.
     
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  9. slogan119

    slogan119 Her?
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    Florida State SeminolesChicago CubsReal Madrid

    I may or may not have a post in here next week. Depends on whether the package arrives before my wife sees the bank statement and murders me.

    Jorts made me do it. That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it.
     
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  10. BrickTamland

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

    Now I’m curious.

    How many right twist weirdos do we have in here?
     
  11. High Cotton

    High Cotton Where does this fall in our Christian walk?
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    Auburn Tigers

    Love this, huge fan of this, the chronograph, and bronzes. Never agreed with the pushback about too many lines of text. Perfect summer watch.
     
  12. High Cotton

    High Cotton Where does this fall in our Christian walk?
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    Auburn Tigers

    Speedy pro moves from green suede to sand suede with the next warm front.
     
  13. Jorts

    Jorts "Ask about my Mortgage Services"
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    Arsenal

    LHD is the superior Pelagos & my buddy happens to be a lefty, so it’s perfect.
     
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  14. hudson

    hudson Oh, you know...stuff.
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    I know they cost more than I could afford, but anything with the inner workings exposed just makes me think it’s cheap gimmicky crap.
     
  15. BrickTamland

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

    Are you referring to a turbuillion (however the fuck that's spelled) or a clear case-back?
     
  16. BrickTamland

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

    Because the caseback to my Fuyugusheki is tite
    [​IMG]
     
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  17. hudson

    hudson Oh, you know...stuff.
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    What’s the front look like?
     
  18. BrickTamland

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

    [​IMG]
     
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  19. hudson

    hudson Oh, you know...stuff.
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    We good
     
  20. Brandon Chicken

    Brandon Chicken Chow Time
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    I meant to post this but never got around to it. Snagged it for myself at Christmas while buying the wife some jewelry. I’ll eventually put it on a bracelet but I’m digging the strap now. Love this thing.
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  21. Fudd

    Fudd Au revoir, Shoshanna!
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    I just made $66 selling my Omega suck it Jorts
     
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  22. Jorts

    Jorts "Ask about my Mortgage Services"
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    Arsenal

    You would have lost $17.00, if you included that shit-tier strap
     
  23. slogan119

    slogan119 Her?
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    Florida State SeminolesChicago CubsReal Madrid

    Time to hide some packaging before the wife gets home from work:

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  24. Jorts

    Jorts "Ask about my Mortgage Services"
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    Arsenal

    Have you shown the wife yet?
     
  25. slogan119

    slogan119 Her?
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    Florida State SeminolesChicago CubsReal Madrid

    Negative
     
  26. Fudd

    Fudd Au revoir, Shoshanna!
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    My first vintage watch. I bought this for no other reason than I just love the watch and the brand. Didn't care if it's not a collectible reference or anything. I love it.

    1972 Zenith Autosport - 14k gold filled

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  27. slogan119

    slogan119 Her?
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    Florida State SeminolesChicago CubsReal Madrid

    Almost a year ago (4/3/20) I tracked Rolex prices via Chrono24 for approximately 20 weeks to get a feel of the impact. I kept week-by-week pricing of the 5 lowest priced steel models for each category.

    I was thinking inventory would go up and prices down a bit, with some bargains being available. I was completely wrong. Here's the market 1 year later:

    Submariner (no-date)
    4/3/20 average price: $6,735
    4/2/21 average price: $8,397
    Increase: 24.7%

    Explorer II (black, 40mm)
    4/3/20 average price: $5,603
    4/2/21 average price: $7,164
    Increase: 27.9%

    GMT Master II (Pepsi)
    4/3/20 average price: $9,447
    4/2/21 average price: $11.457
    Increase: 21.3%

    GMT Master II (Coke)
    4/3/20 average price: $8,968
    4/2/21 average price: $10,518
    Increase: 17.3%

    Yacht Master (rhodium dial, red hand)
    4/3/20 average price: $6,514
    4/2/21 average price: $8,418
    Increase: 29.3%
     
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  28. MODEVIL

    MODEVIL Well-Known Member
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    Yeah I was completely wrong about a lot of things over the last year and the watch market is right up there. I expected residential real estate to slow down considerably and it was the opposite.
     
  29. Jorts

    Jorts "Ask about my Mortgage Services"
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    Arsenal

    Jesus, why did you think that?
     
  30. MODEVIL

    MODEVIL Well-Known Member
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    Rising unemployment and last March we saw some discounts locally....I'm also in Orange County, CA where prices were at record levels last year at this time and shot up again last summer. I was wrong but it was common thought locally. Talked to a real estate agent here in April who was glad at the time he had closed a couple deals in January/February which made his year regardless of what happened the rest of the way.
     
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  31. MODEVIL

    MODEVIL Well-Known Member
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    I did refi my house at just about the perfect time Jorts

    at least I got that right
     
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  32. bigjrock

    bigjrock Pillsbury Geauxboy
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    Didn't account for the stimulus impact...
     
  33. user15000

    user15000 Well-Known Member

    Average increase looks to be about the same as the M2 money supply. Seems about right. I wonder if the same is true for AP, Patek, etc.
     
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  34. slogan119

    slogan119 Her?
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    I was only tracking some models I like. There were 2 VC models I tracked and they were both up, but around 8-12% on used prices.

    Interestingly enough, this didn’t trickle down to other brands. Omega and Tudor held steady over a full year with no big appreciation.

    This jump was solely in the upper economic groups where money was spent elsewhere instead of trips and other big buys.
     
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  35. Jorts

    Jorts "Ask about my Mortgage Services"
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    Arsenal

    Florida & Jax specifically is a completely different beast
     
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  36. Jorts

    Jorts "Ask about my Mortgage Services"
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    Arsenal

    :roll: at the Rolex releases
     
  37. slogan119

    slogan119 Her?
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    Florida State SeminolesChicago CubsReal Madrid

    Very underwhelming
     
  38. BrickTamland

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

    Trying to out-dial Seiko. Bold move.
     
  39. Fudd

    Fudd Au revoir, Shoshanna!
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    Rutgers Scarlet KnightsAuburn TigersNew York YankeesPhiladelphia 76'ers

    My first Seiko since I was a kid and I am not exaggerating when I say that I absolutely love it and I like it more than my Omega all things considered. Not much in the Seiko catalog jumped out to me other than the Willard and the 62MAS, but I'm just not paying over $1k for a watch that by all accounts is worth a little more than half of that. This guy caught my eye a while ago and Macy's had it on sale for like $450 so I pulled the trigger. Dial is gorgeous, lume is as good as advertised. I love the crown and the angular lugs, the indices look great, I really like the hand set. Ceramic insert is quite nice (I like it better than the Omega tbh), bezel action is good. I put it on a Crafter Blue strap which is quite impressive quality. The case is 43.8mm but the lug to lug is like 47 so it works well. Only 13mm thick so comparable to a Sub. The 6R35 was +25/day out of the box which was quite the eye opener for me, but I opened up the caseback and was able to tweak it to -1 or -2/day.

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  40. The Blackfish

    The Blackfish The Fish in Black
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    I like that watch
     
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  41. BrickTamland

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

  42. Jorts

    Jorts "Ask about my Mortgage Services"
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    Arsenal

    I’m a fan
     
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  43. ARCO

    ARCO I'm too seasoned homie
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    Haven't posted much in here. A few of my recent acquisitions. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  44. Frankie Carbone

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

    Whenever I see an IWC Mark I always think of Tom Cruise in Vanilla Sky
     
  45. Buenos Nachos

    Buenos Nachos Palabra.
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    That Breitling is so dope.
     
  46. ARCO

    ARCO I'm too seasoned homie
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    Was a big fan. They only did 1,500 and I happened across it about a week or so before they actually ran out so I bought almost immediately sight unseen and have been very happy with the purchase.
     
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  47. Jorts

    Jorts "Ask about my Mortgage Services"
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    Arsenal

    Having a hard time deciding on my next piece... but think this is the most likely

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  48. user15000

    user15000 Well-Known Member

    Nice. Although if you’re spending that much on steel, I think you should give strong consideration to an AP royal oak over the VC.
     
  49. Jorts

    Jorts "Ask about my Mortgage Services"
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    Arsenal

    It’s in the picture, for sure. Like that the VC, isn’t as obvious of a choice... love them both & decision will likely come down to what will hold/appreciate the most over time. I’m ultimately selling this to the wife as an “investment”.