Watch Thread - Part Deux

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  1. Jorts

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    Oh, now you have a Tudor AD, do you?
     
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  2. Frankie Carbone

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    I’m currently torn between these 2 for Worldtimers.

    FC is Citizen owned but the watches are made in-house in Geneva. Resale value is subpar but that doesn’t mean anything to me as I buy to keep and only buy new.

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  3. Hokeamania

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  4. Jorts

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    You literally picked the 2 shittiest pics for the Nomos. This really shouldn’t be a debate

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  5. Ball Gag Giorgio

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    Nomos isn’t a world timer. :comicbookguy:
     
  6. BrickTamland

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    Don’t care.

    Nomos :twocents:
     
  7. Frankie Carbone

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  8. WC

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    Anybody have opinions on Torgoens? Friend of mine was asking about them.
     
  9. slogan119

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    Yup - and you might be familiar with them too LOL
     
  10. Frankie Carbone

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    Also subtly enjoy they put Hong Kong and omitted Beijing
     
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  11. Jorts

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  12. Frankie Carbone

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    You put the Nomos on my radar. Ideally I’d go towards the JLC geophysic universal as originally planned but my goal is to have different pieces of different brands in the watch box.
     
  13. Jorts

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    You’ve purchased more there than I have… but only because my local AD seems to get pieces faster.
     
  14. You

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

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  16. Jorts

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    I slept on it & think you should go with the FC.

    But get a Nomos too… something more in line with their Bauhaus roots
     
  17. bigjrock

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  18. You

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    That’s a nice one, that I typically see for a slightly higher price. How do you decide which sites to buy from?

    Thanks for answering questions
     
  19. Jorts

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    Just go on the Seiko / GS website & do a search for Local ADs. Make some calls. Call a few out of state, as you can avoid sales tax. You should find tons of Seiko dealers, but GS will be a little more sparse.
    • Seiko - Should be able to manage 20-30% off MSRP, from experience (including sales tax discount) - I got this for both dblplay1212 & I on a Seiko Prospex diver.
    • GS - You'll probably be in the 10-20% range

    I have ADs for both here in Jax, so PM me, if you want/need a contact.
     
  20. BrickTamland

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    I just did a quick online search to see if others had used that site because of the low prices. Some watch forum posts talked about them being reputable, so I’d be fine buying from them.

    But as Jorts said, if you find a local dealer that can get that watch, you have a starting point for the price discussion.
     
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  21. slogan119

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    Technically it’s MY Tudor dealer since you purchased your Tudor elsewhere.

    But your main dealer gets stuff insanely quick.

    Either way, it’s nice to have them on our side. No sales tax, free shipping, and hood service goes a long way in this hobby.
     
  22. Shunface

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    Good people of the watch thread. I’m hoping someone can help me out with one of my grandfathers watches.

    From my understanding he bought this watch while stationed in Europe during the war in part because it would withstand altitude (no clue if that’s a thing)

    Watch is in rough shape but still runs when wound.

    It’s hard to read in the picture but it’s a girard perregaux gyromatic.

    Any info would be appreciated!
     

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  23. Frankie Carbone

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    Can you tell us where he hid the watch during the war?
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  24. slogan119

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    See if you can reach out to the company. Good chance they’ll take interest in something like that.
     
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  25. BrickTamland

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    Watch Thread - hood service goes a long way
     
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  26. Shunface

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    He was 6’3” and a tail gunner. Chute wouldn’t fit with him in the tail. He would have been a very dead man had he been shot down.
     

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  27. BrickTamland

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    Really dig the new heritage Seamaster 300, but it reminds me of a really expensive Lorier.

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  28. Jorts

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    One of those is a knock-off of the other & you got it backward. I like the vintage look, feel & want to love it, but cannot get past the length of the lugs.
     
  29. hudson

    hudson Oh, you know...stuff.
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    My 3.0 stopped charging so I went and picked up a 6.0 yesterday. Went with the Nike version on because they were all out of the regular space gray 44mm’s. And now I just fixed the 3.0 so haha. I know this doesn’t really count but I just can’t bring myself to buy something real right now.
     

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  30. slogan119

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    It’s nice, just a bit chunky - and that’s from a guy with a Tudor GMT.
     
  31. Nole0515

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    anyone following with what happened to The Timepiece Gentleman?
     
  32. danny2430

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    Saw the apology video today…what a bunch of douchebags. They always seemed like fuckheads on the bit of their content that I actually watched, but this was absurd

    Fucking with viewers is one thing, but doing it to business contacts and friends was unbelievable

    Not to mention it sounds like they have been bullshitting people on a number of things (fake giveaways, vip member benefits, other shit)

    Wouldn’t be surprised if they see some civil suits submitted agains them
     
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  33. SmoochieWallace

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  34. Jorts

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    That’s a classic. Bravo
     
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  35. Jorts

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    My only beef with Grand Seiko, is them including “GS” & “Grand Seiko”… pick one
     
  36. BrickTamland

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    Harsh but fair.
     
  37. Jorts

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    It won't ever keep me from buying one, but would make a lot of their faces just about perfect
     
  38. BrickTamland

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    I'm glad they're getting away from the spring drive indicator (I think.)

    Too much clutter. The white birch model is a big step forward in an already amazing dial portfolio.
     
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  39. High Cotton

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    Not a GS fan. Will stick with my SK divers.

    My 3 watch rotation is Explorer II 16750 on oyster bracelet, Speedy Pro on rotating straps, and my pepsi seiko on rubber strap.
     
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  40. Jorts

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    Speaking of Explorer 2… possibly grabbing a 2007 polar model tomorrow for $4000-4500. Friend of a friend needs some $$$ & I’m the benefactor
     
  41. Jorts

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  42. BrickTamland

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  43. Jorts

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    So that e2 hasn't been worn & still has all the plastic on it... with box and all papers
     
  44. Fudd

    Fudd Au revoir, Shoshanna!
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    The Oyster Boyz were right...fuck a cheap ass beads of rice.

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  45. MODEVIL

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    Damn...if you ever look to sell it, let me know. 2007 is the year I got married.
     
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  46. BrickTamland

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    Congrats Jorts that's some insane luck no your behalf. I hope your buddy is okay.
     
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  47. Jorts

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    Friend of a friend… apparently he was saving it for his son, that is a complete shit-head.

    Having my AD look it over to verify later this week & running it by the wife. Should be a easy sell though. Already got quote from Bob’s at a $3k profit.
     
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  48. Jorts

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    About to meet up & grab my explorer 2 16750... I'm pretty excited by this one.
     
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  49. dblplay1212

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    Hate you