Watch Thread - Part Deux

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

  1. Frankie Carbone

    Frankie Carbone eh che se dice
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    Yes, leaning towards the blue face. I’ll reach out as I get closer to purchase for the info.
     
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  2. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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    Why is this so entertaining?

     
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  3. Jorts

    Jorts "Ask about my Mortgage Services"
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    :roll:
     
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  4. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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    4:00 through 4:30 killed me

    “Yes... you... you stop doing watches Lil’ Yachty.”
     
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  5. Hokeamania

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    Nico’s channel is gold. The perpetual shitting on Hublot is tremendous.
     
  6. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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    It offsets his disdain for Grand Seiko, so I’ll allow it.
     
  7. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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    Any of cheaper options for good spring bar tweezers than Bergeon 7825?
     
  8. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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    Also, thinking about making a swap.

    I got this as a quota bonus back in 2016, and it was the first quality watch I’d ever owned. It probably got me into watches.

    Fast forward to now, it doesn’t really move the dial for me. It’s just the quartz diver that I throw on when I don’t feel like setting an automatic.

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    I think I could just about get into an automatic with minimal out of pocket and I’ve been looking at Alpinists and this guy:

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    I should definitely do this, yeah?
     
  9. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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    If I go white dial, it’s too close to my Fuyugeshiki. (Thanks again, Ball Gag Giorgio )

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    Don’t need to go blue dial because I’ve got the BB58.

    :idk:
     
  10. Ball Gag Giorgio

    Ball Gag Giorgio do you like being chief of police?
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    The green and copper dials are cool in a funky way.



     
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  11. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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    Six months from now I should have a green OP41 :welpseeyalater:

    And as far as pink... I was leaning more toward a daily wear type watch. So blue, black, or white. I just dig the Seiko sharp edged dial.
     
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  12. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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    Think I’ll go white and sell the formula 1 and Fuyugeshiki both. Boom.
     
  13. dblplay1212

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    3rd one on the second post, the light blue one, is awesome.
     
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  14. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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    But that bracelet, woof.
     
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  15. Dr.Jaegerbomb

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    I’m beginning to think my AD isn’t going to get me a black OP41 unless I buy something else from them.

    thinking of going with one of these
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    or

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  16. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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    1a. BB58 blue on a bracelet
    1b. Omega Aqua Terra

    3. Tudor “Pepsi” GMT
     
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  17. Dr.Jaegerbomb

    Dr.Jaegerbomb Well-Known Member
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    Feel like the BB58 is a bit too small for my wrist

    AD doesn’t carry omega. Rolex,Tudor, Cartier, Breitling, Patek, and panerai
     
  18. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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    Cartier quartz tank for yourself or a Cartier Love bracelet foe Mrs. Jaegerbomb.
     
  19. slogan119

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    If he’s going to fuck you like that, at least ask for the reach-around:

    “I would like the Tudor GMT on the fabric strap. Would you throw in a bracelet for free?”

    All in all, it’s a 15% discount based on the difference in pricing plus the other hardware.
     
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  20. Fudd

    Fudd Au revoir, Shoshanna!
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    $199 shipped from AliExpress. I'm no China apologist, but my god if this isn't an incredible watch for the price.

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  21. High Cotton

    High Cotton Where does this fall in our Christian walk?
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  22. ScFan27

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    What’s the overall thought on IWC’s? I think some of them are beautiful but are they in high demand? Any reason to view them in a positive or negative light other than aesthetic reasons?
     
  23. Jorts

    Jorts "Ask about my Mortgage Services"
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    Love ‘em. Will own a Big Crown Pilot, or Portugieser in the future
     
  24. Frankie Carbone

    Frankie Carbone eh che se dice
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    IWC’s are great. Proud Portofino owner and have gotten compliments on it
     
  25. slogan119

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    Good but not great. If you get one, either buy pre-owned or haggle like a bitch (25-30% off new). Because they don’t hold value well, assuming that matters to you.
     
  26. Frankie Carbone

    Frankie Carbone eh che se dice
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    Haven’t checked other models but my watch with box and papers is still right around what I paid new?
     
  27. Ball Gag Giorgio

    Ball Gag Giorgio do you like being chief of police?
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    I like the design of the Portuguese 7 day and Big Pilot line quite a bit. The dimensions have never suited my wrist so I’ve never looked too strenuously at them.

    a few years ago they were pretty big dogs in terms of resale. Perhaps the rising tide has lifted their values but I wouldn’t want to be in one at retail.
     
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  28. slogan119

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    New acquisition:

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  29. Nole0515

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  30. slogan119

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    40mm
     
  31. Nole0515

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    too dainty
     
  32. Menelaus

    Menelaus The Red-Haired King
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    Love it! Congrats
     
  33. slogan119

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    You’ve met me and my chicken wrists
     
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  34. Fudd

    Fudd Au revoir, Shoshanna!
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    I did a thing.

    Base model was a SRPD (Seiko 5 sports)

    Added:
    Coin edge bezel
    Lumed ceramic insert
    Black/blue sunburst dial (you can barely see the black because it was so sunny out)
    Hand set (I was initially going to use the factory set, but the minute hand had a pretty bad imperfection so I used a pair that came with the dial, but I'm not in love with the color)
    Double domed sapphire with blue AR
    Beads of rice bracelet

    I ordered a metallic lumed chapter ring but it was not compatible with the SRPD despite it being marketed as such. Still very impressed with how it turned out. Might order a signed crown now that I'm confident I can install it.

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  35. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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    Very cool. Did you actually do the assembly yourself?
     
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  36. Fudd

    Fudd Au revoir, Shoshanna!
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    Yes, the only tricky part was setting the hands, but even that wasn't too bad.
     
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  37. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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    These homage watches are cool, thinking about getting one for my brother who’s just starting to show interest in watches.

    Ive already bought him a Seiko 5, and was thinking about getting him a Hamilton Khaki.

    Is this watch worth $200 to you?

     
  38. High Cotton

    High Cotton Where does this fall in our Christian walk?
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  39. You

    You Gold Jacket, green jacket, who gives a shit. Ogre.
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  40. You

    You Gold Jacket, green jacket, who gives a shit. Ogre.
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    Is this Chrono24 website to be trusted?
     
  41. slogan119

    slogan119 Her?
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    All in all, yes.

    My recommendation:

    Find the watch you want on Chrono24. Determine who the dealer is. Call them direct and determine if you feel comfortable or not. The common phrase is “buy the dealer” and C24 is just the portal, not the dealer.

    When you get to the buying stage, ask for at least 10% off by buying direct (no transaction fees or cut for C24). If they agree, you buy - it’s bad form to have to think about it at that point.

    But haggle like a mofo. And if they say “No” keep it in your favorites and revisit with them every 30 days. It’s expensive to keep stock and not turn it over.
     
  42. You

    You Gold Jacket, green jacket, who gives a shit. Ogre.
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    Awesome, great info. I take it that means private sellers are typically untrustworthy, so I should probably stick with the professional dealers.

    Much appreciated!
     
  43. slogan119

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    Not necessarily, but tougher to contact outside the confines of the C24 ecosystem. And more opportunities for fraud and misrepresentation.

    The plus is that pricing is likely to be lower due to lack of overhead and profit.
     
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  44. SmoochieWallace

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    I’m in the market for my first “nicer” watch. Based on my style preferences (I’m a whore for steel and a blue face), I’ve narrowed it down to two: (1) Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 220.10.41.21.03.004 or (2) Grand Seiko Heritage Spring Drive SBGA375.

    A few questions:
    • I haven’t tried either watch on yet. The Tampa Mayors has the Omega in stock so I’m planning to go try that on, but I haven’t found anywhere close to me that carries that Grand Seiko model. Would I be making a mistake by not trying on both before buying?
    • Assuming I try both on and all things are otherwise equal, is there anything I should consider about these brands/models to differentiate them? I really like the sweeping second hand of the Grand Seiko, but I lean towards the overall look of the Omega. Again, this is without having seen either in person.
    • Once I decide what to buy, where should I buy? I have no issue paying full retail for a new model if that’s the norm, but I also don’t want to over pay. I’m leaning towards buying it new because I don’t know enough to make an educated used purchase, but I’m not adverse to buying used.
    • Finally, I welcome other model suggestions if someone feels strongly about another watch in that price range and style.
     
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  45. BrickTamland

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    Congrats in advance on the purchase, SmoochieWallace

    I’ll offer a few thoughts.
    1. “Buy the dealer” is thrown around a ton, but see this transaction as your first of likely many in the future. You’re building relationships and cache with a store or salesperson, so use this purchase to the advantage of future purchases.
    2. I really like the aqua terra and grand Seiko spring drive (I think that model you referenced is a spring drive though I’m not sure.) Can’t go wrong with either.
    3. Try on a Tudor black bay 58 in blue on a bracelet. Don’t settle for the nato or leather strap, it’s too costly to upgrade to the bracelet after the fact. Just let them know you’re serious and be patient.
    4. Another blue face watch that I dig is the Seiko SPB167J1. If you find a Grand Seiko dealer, it’s possible they’ll have Seiko too :idk:
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  46. BrickTamland

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    I’m admittedly a Seiko fan, so take that post with a grain of salt. Strongly considered the aqua terra before buying my BB58, and still think I’d be equally happy with it had I gone that route.
     
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  47. SmoochieWallace

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    That exact Seiko Presage caught my eye during my search and is on my will-acquire list.
     
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  48. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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    I also really like the Railmaster. It's a different aesthetic, bit more subdued, but wears very similar to the aqua terra.
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  49. slogan119

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    I really like the Aqua Terra. Saw someone suggested the Tudor Black Bay 58 Blue, which is a great watch as well.

    If you decide to get either of those, shoot me a PM - I have a Tudor AD I can introduce you to or show you how to get the AT for 15-20% off.
     
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  50. Ball Gag Giorgio

    Ball Gag Giorgio do you like being chief of police?
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    Yes and no. I’ve bought expensive watches from private sellers from Forums before with no issues (Tudor/JLC) Then again, I didn’t send a bank wire before receiving the watch.

    PayPal provides some protection. You need to trust the seller, but they need to trust you too. It’s scary to buy a watch from an unknown person, but it’s also scary to sell a watch too- with a bunch of stories about chargebacks after shipping, etc.

    I’ve never sold a watch so no personal experience with that.
     
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