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Nov 1, 2006

lovely.

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Nov 1, 2006

agree

Nov 1, 2006

lovely but too expensive for my broke ass.

Nov 1, 2006

nice

Dec 14, 2006

What else are you looking at?

Dec 15, 2006

I have the portuguese automatic with blue strap. Hard to justify at the time of purchase, but i've had it for over a year now and still feel good about the purchase.

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Jul 7, 2008
Tech Buyout:

I have the portuguese automatic with blue strap. Hard to justify at the time of purchase, but i've had it for over a year now and still feel good about the purchase.

I just bought the 3714 Chrono-Automatic as well, great piece.

Jul 7, 2008

It commands respect. Beautifully crafted watches that you could drop off a 50 story building and it would hold up.

My next watch will probably be an IWC.

Either you sling crack rock or you got a wicked jump shot

Either you sling crack rock or you got a wicked jump shot

Jul 7, 2008

I love watches and in fact collect them. I have the IWC Pilots watch and it is a rock! it is so well made and great for every day wear.......expensive but in the long run well worth it!

I blew my sign on bonus on a Patek - I love it but will still have the IWC as my everydayer!

Jul 7, 2008

Sign-on bonus is 10k... about ~6,500 after taxes, where did you buy a Patek for 6,500?

plus1:

I love watches and in fact collect them. I have the IWC Pilots watch and it is a rock! it is so well made and great for every day wear.......expensive but in the long run well worth it!

I blew my sign on bonus on a Patek - I love it but will still have the IWC as my everydayer!

Jul 7, 2008
elan:

Sign-on bonus is 10k... about ~6,500 after taxes, where did you buy a Patek for 6,500?

plus1:

I love watches and in fact collect them. I have the IWC Pilots watch and it is a rock! it is so well made and great for every day wear.......expensive but in the long run well worth it!

I blew my sign on bonus on a Patek - I love it but will still have the IWC as my everydayer!

Elan just to comment - the watch was more expensive than 6500, I was simple saying that my full sign on contributed towards the purchase. Apparently I don't actually own it though, I am merely minding it for the next generation!

Jul 7, 2008

Hate to be "that guy" but in the below 3 threads Plus1 has declared the following:

  • he interned in M&A at JPM and GS
  • is starting at HLHZ training July 20th
  • in addition to his 2 internships, he has 1 yr investment banking experience
  • he is graduating undergrad summer 2008
  • he was accepted into HBS directly out of UG... and turned it down
  • received full-time offers from GS, JPM, MS, Nomura, HSBC
  • received an offer from HLHZ after a GS guy who knew him from internship moved to HLHZ
  • blew his sign-on bonus on a Patek Phillipe
  • is on a sports team representing the UK
  • has owned and sold his own business

Which could all very well be true, and if so, VERY impressive. However I don't see how you have 2 internships and a year of BB IBD experience when you're graduating this summer and starting at HL in July.

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Jul 7, 2008
Marcus_Halberstram:

Hate to be "that guy" but in the below 3 threads Plus1 has declared the following:

  • he interned in M&A at JPM and GS
  • is starting at HLHZ training July 20th
  • in addition to his 2 internships, he has 1 yr investment banking experience
  • he is graduating undergrad summer 2008
  • he was accepted into HBS directly out of UG... and turned it down
  • received full-time offers from GS, JPM, MS, Nomura, HSBC
  • received an offer from HLHZ after a GS guy who knew him from internship moved to HLHZ
  • blew his sign-on bonus on a Patek Phillipe
  • is on a sports team representing the UK
  • has owned and sold his own business

Which could all very well be true, and if so, VERY impressive. However I don't see how you have 2 internships and a year of BB IBD experience when you're graduating this summer and starting at HL in July.

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All true pal.
I see how you may be skeptical, however here is the story - I come from a well of family with many connections. start up capital for my own business was easy, I let it run for 2 years and sold it on before going to uni to study Finance.

My finance Degree is 4 years long, and the 3rd year is spent on Industrial Placement i.e. a year in a Financial role. So the sumer after my second year I interned at GS, following this I took up a year long placement in JPM UK M&A, where I spent 9 months off cycle and then fell in with the summer intern class of 2007. After this internship I started back to my Final year at uni, where I Graduated last week.

Hence I have 2 Summer Internships and a years experience in the IBD Industry.

As for my HLHZ choice, a friend moved there into the restructuring team which was appealing seeing the UK economic at that time was starting to decline and has got even worse over the last nine months. And the way I see it - I am better to gain experience in a hot area rather than M&A where it is pretty quiet!

The Patek Phillipe I bought was much more expensive than 6500 dollars, but thats my business and I would rather not share prices.

PS I never claimed to represent the UK at any Sport - I have however played Golf for my country i.e the IRISH International Youth team.

it is of no relevance to me whether you believe me or not, I really don't care. But it is in fact all true.....Yes I have good contacts in the Industry and am in the lucky position of having a wealthy family - but that has not affected my performance nor my credibility on the job. Also I think if you saw my Resume as many employers have - both academically and EC wise I stand out! making numerous job offers very likely!!!!!

Jul 7, 2008

Plus1's real name: Bill Brasky.

To BILL BRASKY!!

Either you sling crack rock or you got a wicked jump shot

Either you sling crack rock or you got a wicked jump shot

Jul 8, 2008
BSD123:

Plus1's real name: Bill Brasky.

To BILL BRASKY!!

Either you sling crack rock or you got a wicked jump shot

What's the purpose of this? Is Bill Brasky a joke B-list celebrity/movie character I don't know of hence some underlying joke here, or is it really this guy's name?

Don't expose people unless they are truly deserving, flaunting your PP probably doesn't qualify (at least in my book).

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Jul 7, 2008

Did you SERIOUSLY just quote Patek's tagline "Apparently I don't actually own it though, I am merely minding it for the next generation!"

Jesus what a loser!

Jul 7, 2008

I was being sarcastic you prick! Get a sense of humour.....

Jul 8, 2008

Bill Brasky is a fictional SNL character whose friends discuss his superhuman awesomeness

So what do you do?
-I work for an investment banking firm.
Oh okay; you are like my brother, he works for Edward Jones.
-No, a college degree is required in my profession

Reality hits you hard, bro...

Jul 9, 2008
MMBinNC:

Bill Brasky is a fictional SNL character whose friends discuss his superhuman awesomeness

So what do you do?
-I work for an investment banking firm.
Oh okay; you are like my brother, he works for Edward Jones.
-No, a college degree is required in my profession

thank you, i've not watched SNL in forever.

Jul 9, 2008

Net worth - Great watch! Hope you enjoy it.

Yeah the two extremes make sense to me - I will wear the U Boat 50mm on nights out - casual......Patek is a shirt watch very very slimline and smart for work. :-)

Jul 9, 2008

Hopefully, some day I'll join the Patek ranks by owning one of their PP 5960's. Although I get disgusted with the hoarding and flipping that is going on with a number of their better looking offerings. It seems like everyone either want sa 5960, 5980, or 5070. People's styles tend to converge when you give them the opportunity to buy a timeless watch i guess. (although the 5980 is not so timeless imho)

http://www.patek.com/patek-philippe.html?pageId=44...
A mothafuka of a watch

--check out www.timezone.com if you haven't already heard of it. alot of boring old guys on the site but a few good people with great tastes, I like the Lange Forum, Patek Forum, and occasionally browe the SIHH 2008 offerings pages.

Later.

Jul 9, 2008

I had that watch, wore it into the shower once... now its useless.

Overrated.

net worth or nothing:

Hopefully, some day I'll join the Patek ranks by owning one of their PP 5960's. Although I get disgusted with the hoarding and flipping that is going on with a number of their better looking offerings. It seems like everyone either want sa 5960, 5980, or 5070. People's styles tend to converge when you give them the opportunity to buy a timeless watch i guess. (although the 5980 is not so timeless imho)

http://www.patek.com/patek-philippe.html?pageId=44...
A mothafuka of a watch

--check out www.timezone.com if you haven't already heard of it. alot of boring old guys on the site but a few good people with great tastes, I like the Lange Forum, Patek Forum, and occasionally browe the SIHH 2008 offerings pages.

Later.

Jul 9, 2008
Marcus_Halberstram:

I had that watch, wore it into the shower once... now its useless.

Overrated.

net worth or nothing:

Hopefully, some day I'll join the Patek ranks by owning one of their PP 5960's. Although I get disgusted with the hoarding and flipping that is going on with a number of their better looking offerings. It seems like everyone either want sa 5960, 5980, or 5070. People's styles tend to converge when you give them the opportunity to buy a timeless watch i guess. (although the 5980 is not so timeless imho)

http://www.patek.com/patek-philippe.html?pageId=44...
A mothafuka of a watch

--check out www.timezone.com if you haven't already heard of it. alot of boring old guys on the site but a few good people with great tastes, I like the Lange Forum, Patek Forum, and occasionally browe the SIHH 2008 offerings pages.

Later.

Great comment, very original.

Now, come up with some other stupid remark since I responded to your pitiful attempt at humor, please.

Douchebag. In real life, you would be backhanded (personally by me if i had a chance) for such a poor attempt at humor.

Jul 9, 2008

In real life, you should be backhanded for being such a pompous dbag. Please go play with each other's balls on another forum.

Thanks.

Jul 9, 2008

Awww... someone's feeling are hurt that no one gives a shit about his homo-erotic obsession with watches.

The OP was asking opinions on IWC's.... it was not an open invitation to start stroking each other's genitals.

Plus1- Your explanation seems pretty plausible. You have an IWC? Cool. You like it. Awesome. You have Patek you wear on special occasions... impressive.

Net Worth--- STFU

Its just a pathetic attempt by both of you to fondle each other's egos.

Although I get disgusted with the hoarding and flipping that is going on with a number of their better looking offerings.

Could you be a bigger fuckin tool?

Do you put your watches in a condom before you insert them up your rectum?

nice classic choice, you are definately sporting two extreme sizes with the PP and the Uboat. One is a 30MM and the other is like 46MM+.

enjoy them.

Why not just meet him up at a rest stop and fellate him while he presses the watch face to your ear?

Jul 10, 2008

if you don't like watches, ok, great. If you do, then you understand what i'm saying and where i'm coming from.

you are the ones who place ego, being pompous, etc. into the equation.

don't understand the aggression though, when i said i would backhand you i was being sarcastic you sensitive fucks.

******another WSO thread that needs to be locked because of forum trolls*********

Sep 20, 2009

Getting back to the point of this thread a year later, I've been looking at watches and the Da Vinci in black struck me at first sight. Anyone have it?

http://www.jomashop.com/iwc-mens-watch-iw546101.html

Sep 20, 2009

Which one?

Sep 20, 2009

Gotta go with the 3714. So clean. Silver hands on black dial for the office, rose gold and blue hands on white dial for impressin the ladies.

I will definitely go for one later in life once I've invested in some of the more important assets, car, apartment/house, etc.

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Sep 20, 2009

Im gonna have to agree with the 3714, very clean

Sep 20, 2009

Overrated, I would go with a vintage Jaeger

Sep 20, 2009
guyfromct:

Overrated, I would go with a vintage Jaeger

Overrated, go with [insert one of ALS, JLC, AP].

Sep 20, 2009

IWC Portuguese is gorgeous, love that watch. Will be getting one in a few years.

Sep 20, 2009
Sep 20, 2009

@Slash-Finance" The one with the dark numerals and hands.

Sep 20, 2009

The first one is more versatilve and flat out better. Don't get the all blue one.

Sep 20, 2009
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