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Old 03-14-2006, 11:36 AM
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I'm with you. I can think of a thousand other things to waste my $$$ on.
I beat my watches to ****e, right now I have a nike runner's watch which was a holiday gift. My wife did give me a Tag a few years ago which I wear about 10 times a year at best.
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Old 03-14-2006, 11:46 AM
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I beat my watches to ****e, right now I have a nike runner's watch which was a holiday gift. My wife did give me a Tag a few years ago which I wear about 10 times a year at best.
I wear the same watch for everything. For all it's been through it still looks pretty good. I've bounced around the idea of getting a new one but can't see it - not until this one croaks.
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Old 03-14-2006, 12:10 PM
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Old 03-14-2006, 12:11 PM
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Great watches all... IMHO, watches are only in part

to tell the time. They make a bit of statement as to who you are --- especially in Europe and Asia. Here in the States we're a little behind in that regard. German cars, but Japanese quartz watches. But, hey, that Japanese watch is at least as accurate as my Rolex. It's all good.
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Sweet JLC!
I really want a Reverso Moon.


Burrogs-

No offense taken, opinions are what makes life interesting.
I enjoy the "tool" & toughness value of my GMT-II.
Personally I can vouch to how it held up to a 70 mph motorcycle crash as I slid across the asphalt - perfect. Not sure I would want to do that with a Patek Phillipe Perpetual Calendar.
I am pretty rough on things and this takes it all in stride.
Status? Not really, any goof can go into a jewelry store and charge it.

I travel frequently and make phone calls around the world - for me the watch is a quick way to hop around three timezones. But too each his own. I have some vintage Hamiltons that I wear to church, my Rolex is actually my work watch. And I DO mean work, I maintain heavy equipment.

Actually, I like the GMT II the best of all the Oyster series becuase of the dual time (something I would actually use) Plus, I think the bezel looks the nicest (sport and fashion). Addd 200Meters below and you have a nice all around watch. I think this all started when just about everyone I know asked me why I didn't get a Rolex instead of my IWC. I got real tired, real quick hearing about how if I'm going to spend so much money, why not get a Rolex. Since I got my watch (roughly 3 years ago) I have seen 4 other IWC's out in public. I see more Rolexes than that every day. I wear my Mark XV every day, but am not too rough with it. It seems to have held up quite well actually. I am especially surprised with how nicely the bracelet has held up, only a few extremely minor scratches. I can't speak enough about it's comfort ether..pure heaven.
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Who the f--k wears a watch anymore? Last I read watch sales keep falling as everybody has a cell phone...no need for a watch. I guess it's good for peacocking. Considering I have no use for doing that with my bimmer, I equally have no use for that with a watch or tacky jewelry.
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Old 03-14-2006, 06:06 PM
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Who the f--k wears a watch anymore? Last I read watch sales keep falling as everybody has a cell phone...no need for a watch. I guess it's good for peacocking. Considering I have no use for doing that with my bimmer, I equally have no use for that with a watch or tacky jewelry.
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Old 03-14-2006, 06:43 PM
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The date magnifier looks a bit small on that Sea dweller .

hahahaa...no date magnifier or "cyclops" on the SD...thats the beauty if that watch. You must be thinking of the SUBMARINER....which DOES have the magnifier.

Most 'collectors' prefer the cleaner face of the SD over the Sub. The cyclops magnifer is ugly IMO.
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Nothing beats a rolex submariner for comfort, quality and value. Sure they may be expensive but they really hold their resale value in the used market and the longer you keep it, the more valuable it will become since rolex raises their prices every 3 years or so. But to answer the original question, I wear my JLC dualmatic whenever I get into my X5
JLC for the win...nicest watch posted so far. SWEET!
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Old 03-14-2006, 07:25 PM
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I'm with you. I can think of a thousand other things to waste my $$$ on.
I can too. But when it's offered to you it's hard to say no. I actually had to think about wearing an expensive watch everyday at my age for about 2 weeks before accepting.

My parents said I earned it by graudating college, I hardly saw 5 years of partying as earning it. But whatever. I love it now that I have it.

But if it was my money, it would have been put toward something else.
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Old 03-14-2006, 07:33 PM
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You think your watch is expensive? Check out this $150,000 watch from Porsche featured in this month's Popular Science. Even if you were worth millions, could you justify a watch worth a Z06 and a very well equipped M3 put together?
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You think your watch is expensive? Check out this $150,000 watch from Porsche featured in this month's Popular Science. Even if you were worth millions, could you justify a watch worth a Z06 and a very well equipped M3 put together?
Check out the slideshow with this article...
http://www.forbes.com/collecting/200..._1201feat.html
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Old 03-14-2006, 09:16 PM
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$150 grand? Poser material only.

http://www.orbita.at/skymoon.htm

http://www.finestwatches.com/iwc-11155.html

http://www.thepurists.com/brandjpg/ap/roconcept02/

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Old 03-14-2006, 09:39 PM
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... not that, mind you, I bother with such things.

On the left: The 50+-year-old Waltham that belonged to my maternal grandfather. It runs fine as long as I remember to wind it.

On the right: The 17-year-old gold Seiko my wife gave me when we were still dating. There's a cute inscription on the back, too.

I could get something much more expensive, but really, what would be the point?

As for who wears them anymore, well, watches are Old School. Whether that's good or bad depends on the person.
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hahahaa...no date magnifier or "cyclops" on the SD...thats the beauty if that watch. You must be thinking of the SUBMARINER....which DOES have the magnifier.

Most 'collectors' prefer the cleaner face of the SD over the Sub. The cyclops magnifer is ugly IMO.
Most collectors go for the Submariner...not the Submariner Date or Sea Dweller

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Old 03-14-2006, 10:40 PM
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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?
Watches aren't a man's only jewelery..

I wear no watch. Why would I? My phone has a clock. My cable box has a clock. My computer has a clock. My car has a clock. My microwave has a clock. My alarm clock..it is a clock.

People seem to care too much about time. I get sick of it - Just live! There's no need to be constantly looking at your wrist enough to ever need a watch (in my opinion). Set your wrists freeeee!

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Watches aren't a man's only jewelery..

I wear no watch. Why would I? My phone has a clock. My cable box has a clock. My computer has a clock. My car has a clock. My microwave has a clock. My alarm clock..it is a clock.

People seem to care too much about time. I get sick of it - Just live! There's no need to be constantly looking at your wrist enough to ever need a watch (in my opinion). Set your wrists freeeee!


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Ok, really not looking to start a fight here..but....THERE ARE WAY TOO MANY ROLEXES, its getting rediculous. I view them as the "Any idiot can recognize a rolex and think that I have class" watch. I do appreciate the movement and the history behind their timepieces, however, there are just so many of them and so many IMHO better options for the money. I understand buying a diving watch if you are a diver, (how many submariners are really put to use )I get buying a pilots watch if you are a pilot, etc. etc., but come on, they have become a commodity. The bubble magnifier has got to go as well, itjust looks tacky, and I'm pretty sure that about oh 40 years have come and gone since it was introduced and there haven't been a lot of changes made to any of their watches, especially the Oyster series. Can't they figure out a better way to display the date. I mean, its not like its significantly smaller than the numerals on the face of the watch. If you can read the time, you can read the date, that's all I'm saying.

The bracelet...WTF, can we come up with a comfortable brecelet on a watch here guys. The Oyster bracelet is blah, Jubilee reaks of 1970. And don't get me started on how cheap they ALL look and feel. Two tone, are you f'ing kidding me. Maybe that's the draw, I dunno. Most of the knock offs have what appear to be just as nice a bracelet as the real things. Maybe that's why they are so easy to replicate?

It just seems like when you buy a rolex, you are essintially buying into the "club" of fellow Rollie owners (many of whom are watch afficionados, most of whom couldn't tell the diff between a real one vs a fake aside from the "sweeping hand comment" (BTW if I hear another f'ing you can tell its real by the movement of the hand comment from another Rolex owner I'm gonna puke). And its a steep entry price for such an GIGANTIC membership. I think I read somewhere that Rolex produces upwards of 400,000 timepieces a year. Super exclusive, let me tell you.

Ok, as for the Daytona owners, nice watch, I really like that one you get a hall pass.

Again, I'm not trying to start a fight, but does anyone feel even remotely the same way as me on this one?

FYI, I wear an IWC Mark XV (and yes I am a hypocrite since technically, it is a Pilots watch, and I am not a pilot)

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Actually, Rolex has produced as high as 800,000 plus watches in a year (according to numbers published by the Swiss COSC testing center).

Your criticisms are understandable...the Oyster bracelet is a classic deign...improved greatly in recent years with solid end links, and with some models (like the Daytona or Yacht-Master), solid center links. Even the Daytona clasp is much improved over the traditional stamped metal flip lock clasp. And yes, the number of people who buy them for the name certain outweighs those who have an apprecition for Rolex's horological tradition. Still, I love all my Rolex watches!

Now, you do know your IWC uses an outsourced ETA movement, right?
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Old 03-15-2006, 12:35 PM
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Who the f--k wears a watch anymore? Last I read watch sales keep falling as everybody has a cell phone...no need for a watch. I guess it's good for peacocking. Considering I have no use for doing that with my bimmer, I equally have no use for that with a watch or tacky jewelry.



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Old 03-15-2006, 12:38 PM
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I always get in on these things late....

Like the original poster in this thread, I have a white dial Daytona:



It sounds like we also have this 16613 Submariner in common:



I also enjoy my stainless steel/Platinum Yacht-Master:



And the alway classic, every-man-should-have-one (according to ESQUIRE Magazine) Sea-Dweller:



I have a few others, but mostly rotate these four throughout the week.
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