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Old 11-24-2006, 11:26 PM
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Old 11-25-2006, 06:08 AM
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Old 11-25-2006, 07:37 AM
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Thumbs up yeah, a timepeice like a beemer is both functional and a status symbol that

says something about the driver/wearer.

and one should not IMHO use the phone when driving --- such drivers in my congested area drive slowly, dangerously, and are breaking the law.

my arm feels off without the satisfying weight of a fine watch on my wrist. (almost as good as a steering wheel.) and I get to keep it on when I leave the car.
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Old 11-25-2006, 01:17 PM
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my nike watch keeps better time than my dad's fast rolex
My style as well.

I dont search for prestige via material goods.

But...

For those that want merely nice quality as opposed to the "Bling, look at me" crowd, I fully understand.
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Old 11-25-2006, 01:19 PM
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Old 11-25-2006, 01:52 PM
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My style as well.

I dont search for prestige via material goods.

But...

For those that want merely nice quality as opposed to the "Bling, look at me" crowd, I fully understand.
Hmm...owning a M3 and naming your handle after it has nothing to do with prestige?
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Old 11-25-2006, 03:21 PM
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Old 11-25-2006, 03:23 PM
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Hmm...owning a M3 and naming your handle after it has nothing to do with prestige?
Performance not prestige, imo.
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Old 11-25-2006, 03:34 PM
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"M3" has cachet. Just like Patek. Or s/s Daytona.

The 335i isn't far "behind" at probably 340hp and 340ft lb --- but lacks the "cachet" (and perhaps ultimate track ability of the M3 at 10/10ths in the hands of a great driver).

And few recognize a Patek or even the s/s Daytona --- it doesn't even look like a Rolex to the "average Joe/Jane." No bling factor with these.

(As the Stones say "I'm a man of wealth and taste. Have some sympathy or I'll lay your soul to waste.")

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Old 11-25-2006, 08:22 PM
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The 335i isn't far "behind" at probably 340hp and 340ft lb --- but lacks the "cachet" (and perhaps ultimate track ability of the M3 at 10/10ths in the hands of a great driver).

And few recognize a Patek or even the s/s Daytona --- it doesn't even look like a Rolex to the "average Joe/Jane." No bling factor with these.

(As the Stones say "I'm a man of wealth and taste. Have some sympathy or I'll lay your soul to waste.")
Exactly,

I think a "prestige" BMW would be like a loaded 7-series, but an M3 to me seemed like a good value...a daily driver with a little oomph, also a 335i....but M3's do not strike me as a soft palmed mans "prestige" mobile..

When I am old enough for a "comb-over" I will go "prestige mobile", Rolex & Geritol.


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Old 11-25-2006, 08:35 PM
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Old 11-25-2006, 10:27 PM
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Old 11-25-2006, 11:09 PM
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Old 12-30-2006, 10:52 PM
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Just graduated college and I got the Breitling Bentley motors T with anthracite face. This thing is so amazing, not to mention way too expensive for a watch. But it was a gift and a long time coming so I wear with pride and feel super cool. I am a watch guy so it is only fitting I have it.
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Old 12-31-2006, 06:17 AM
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Unless you are filty rich, I can't see why anyone would want to buy a Rolex. To make a statement that you are somewhat successful? My $35 Timex Expedition is more watch than I need...accurate, time and date stamp, multi lap chronograph, 2 time zones, alarm, up/down reset counter, 100m water resistance.
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Old 12-31-2006, 06:21 AM
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Unless you are filty rich, I can't see why anyone would want to buy a Rolex. To make a statement that you are somewhat successful? My $35 Timex Expedition is more watch than I need...accurate, time and date stamp, multi lap chronograph, 2 time zones, alarm, up/down reset counter, 100m water resistance.
People could make the same argument about your choice of a car Dave.

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Old 12-31-2006, 06:41 AM
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Old 12-31-2006, 09:57 AM
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Old 12-31-2006, 04:17 PM
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Thumbs up Hey, great watches!!! This thread never dies...great board!

Right now, I'm torn between my Rolex Daytona (stainless, white Rolex movement) and the "lesser" stainless Seamaster in dark blue (America's Cup edition). The Rolex has the cachet and chronograph but the Omega glows like no other watch with its generous luminova markers (brighter than any Panerai) and is very comfortable. So, the Rolex during the day and the Omega at night.

Then again, the Blainpain Military had the best bracelet of the three and the Arabic numbers are cool and simple.

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Old 12-31-2006, 04:58 PM
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Right now, I'm torn between my Rolex Daytona (stainless, white Rolex movement) and the "lesser" stainless Seamaster in dark blue (America's Cup edition). The Rolex has the cachet and chronograph but the Omega glows like no other watch with its generous luminova markers (brighter than any Panerai) and is very comfortable. So, the Rolex during the day and the Omega at night.

Then again, the Blainpain Military had the best bracelet of the three and the Arabic numbers are cool and simple.

go Daytona if you can swing it. Holds it value very well and you can easily sell if you ever feel the need to.

I am not a big Omega fan...just like I am not a big fan of Breitlings either. But hey watches are like cars..***** what you can afford and like. Eff everyone else right?

EDIT - I just reread your post..so I guess you own both pieces? well then...I have nothing further! HA!
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Old 12-31-2006, 08:47 PM
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