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akula57 03-13-2006 04:43 PM

What wristwatch do you wear?
Only kidding, but really curious as to what you guys wear or own. No offense. $20 watches keep great time and make that 330i and insurance more affordable.

But I love watches, too. Often, a man's only jewelry (no offence to the women on the board).

The Bimmer is great and overpriced. And fine timepieces are great and overpriced. My Bimmer timepiece is a stainless Daytona (white face, Rolex movement, solid links, 72 hour power reserve, excellent automatic movement, no battery). It's a chronograph and was first made popular by Paul Newman, Italian pilots and other afficonados. Supply of the stainless is limited to two or four per year per dealer. They cost more than the two-tone (i.e., part gold) Daytonas. Supply, demand, and taste.

If I want another chic magnet to go with the Bimmer, I wear my two-tone sub with blue face. It's the only watch I own that gets noticed by the general public ---- whether in NY, Vegas, or Paluckaville.

But, hey, a Casio, Omega, Tag, Monaco (I might want one of these) are all fine. Hey, they keep time as well as any gold watch. What do you wear?

Hey, your watch will outlast your car.

I know Rolex is looked down on by some. They like Patek, Lange, and look down on Rolex --- but my money's on Rolex due to resale and longevity. Not to say I don't like Patek, Lange, etc...

Anyone else have a different second vice? Collecting digital cameras, great audio equipment (in car or not), investment grade folding knives, matchbooks or something?

llando88 03-13-2006 04:48 PM

You don't have a former life as a CIS Submarine captain by any chance? :eeps: Just wondering.

On the subject, watches are my vice, along with the two cars (03 E46 and 1967 Mini Cooper S).

I have a blue dial Oyster Sub in gold/stainless, a Citizen Aqualand analog thats about a hundred years old (or seems like it; its for Diving) a Luminox Navy Seal watch (cool tritium hands), and a (yes) Timex Ironman triathlon (with attached Suunto wrist compass).

ThatOneGuy 03-13-2006 04:56 PM

Stainless Steel Rolex Daytona.

Nothing wrong with a $20 Timex, BTW.

czachari 03-13-2006 05:11 PM


JayK330 03-13-2006 05:25 PM

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Tag Heuer 2000 college graduation present from the folks.

No bimmer yet, but it should match quite nicely:D

Note: Crappy pic, digi cam is busted and refuses to focus.

CCogan 03-13-2006 05:29 PM


Originally Posted by akula57
Anyone else have a different second vice? Collecting digital cameras, great audio equipment (in car or not), investment grade folding knives, matchbooks or something?

Rolex's, H&K's, Randall's & custom 1911's. Time-proven classics.

SilverX3 03-13-2006 05:34 PM

For me : I am wearing Breitling SuperOcean or Oris William F1

SilverX3 03-13-2006 05:35 PM

For me : I am wearing Breitling SuperOcean or Oris William F1

chicagolab 03-13-2006 05:47 PM


chicagolab 03-13-2006 05:49 PM

Movado, Baume & Mercier
all stainless Movado, i bought it 10 years ago while in college and it still is elegant and keeps great time, have replaced crystal numerous times due to scratches, I wear it always and everywhere. recently bought a Baume & Mercier Capeland, but still mostly use movado

BillB - PA 03-13-2006 05:55 PM

Explorer II, Oyster perpetual, Datejust (thought there were too many non-divers wearing submariners...). It was my 40th birthday present from my wife - six years ago.

mapezzul 03-13-2006 05:55 PM

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For me I have an EBEL 1911 Le Modulor Chronograph. I love it! Accurate within 2 seconds a day. Best of luck:thumbup:

Not many people have heard of it before.. next one is a vacheron.

marano 03-13-2006 05:56 PM

Two-tone Rolex Datejust here. Thinking about getting a Tag Formula 1 to knock around with on the weekends.

KrisL 03-13-2006 05:58 PM

milobloom242 03-13-2006 06:03 PM

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omega seamaster 300m titanium

MarcusSDCA 03-13-2006 06:08 PM

Omega Seamaster Chronometer...stainless w/dark blue face. Have a Rolex Stainless/Gold Oysterquartz but never wear it.

hts 03-13-2006 06:11 PM

omega seamaster and timex ironman

Scott ZHP 03-13-2006 06:13 PM


TD 03-13-2006 06:16 PM

EDIT- Nevermind

JayK330 03-13-2006 06:17 PM

Very nice! I really like the face color.

BmW745On19's 03-13-2006 06:18 PM

Yes, I've stated what I wear many times before. I want to collect racing cars too when I get older (don't we all?).:D

Mr. The Edge 03-13-2006 06:19 PM

it's all about the bling

I think it was $32

Scott ZHP 03-13-2006 06:29 PM

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Originally Posted by TD
Threads like this one really crack me up.

It's a friggen 3-series for godsake. People buy them for their teenagers.

Some of us own more than one. Some of us drive a 3-series by choice so our teenagers will have fully funded college educations. What, exactly, is your point?

TD 03-13-2006 06:34 PM

EDIT- Nevermind

Scott ZHP 03-13-2006 06:48 PM


Originally Posted by TD
If you don't see how silly it sounds, well then, goodnight.

Welcome back, you're making friends fast.

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