4/20/12

WSO,

Guys give me a suggestion to get a watch. Only condition has to be steel no leather.

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4/20/12

I just got the Black steel Gucci GChrono with diamonds forming the G.. pretty sick if someone tells me how to post pics i'll post it up.

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4/21/12
SC911:

I just got the Black steel Gucci GChrono with diamonds forming the G.. pretty sick if someone tells me how to post pics i'll post it up.

I know this is a troll, but eww.

4/21/12
SC911:

I just got the Black steel Gucci GChrono with diamonds forming the G.. pretty sick if someone tells me how to post pics i'll post it up.

Sweet Fossil bro.

4/23/12
SC911:

I just got the Black steel Gucci GChrono with diamonds forming the G.. pretty sick if someone tells me how to post pics i'll post it up.

Slow down, 50 cent

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4/20/12

Spent a little more than the $2000 budget you're talking about though.

4/20/12
SC911:

Spent a little more than the $2000 budget you're talking about though.

ok made it 3000, now i can pretty much afford omega and tag

4/20/12



Tag Heuer Aquaracer



Omega Seamaster



I would recommend getting a Rolex Submariner though. However, you may have to up your budget to around 5k for a used one.

4/20/12
Connor:

Tag Heuer Aquaracer
Omega Seamaster

I would recommend getting a Rolex Submariner though. However, you may have to up your budget to around 5k for a used one.

haha not gonna happen

4/21/12

Breitling Superocean

11/27/12

BTbanker:


Tag Heuer Aquaracer



Omega Seamaster


.

4/20/12

You don't want those crappy watches..

4/20/12

Just go steal an audemar...

4/20/12

Or rob a bank and go buy one, your choice.

4/20/12

Jaeger LeCoultre Gyrotourbillon.

-MBP

4/20/12

Movado Fiero.

http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/movado-watch-me...-adtype-pla--target-19586772875-_-kw-&gclid=CMni2oGVxK8CFWHptgodTFX7bA

4/20/12
djfiii:

Movado Fiero.

http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/movado-watch-me...-adtype-pla--target-19586772875-_-kw-&gclid=CMni2oGVxK8CFWHptgodTFX7bA

I hope this is a joke.

4/21/12
Connor:
djfiii:

Movado Fiero.

http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/movado-watch-me...-adtype-pla--target-19586772875-_-kw-&gclid=CMni2oGVxK8CFWHptgodTFX7bA

I hope this is a joke.

don't hate on Movado. Far and away the best watch being discussed in this thread.

4/21/12
djfiii:
Connor:
djfiii:

Movado Fiero.

http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/movado-watch-me...-adtype-pla--target-19586772875-_-kw-&gclid=CMni2oGVxK8CFWHptgodTFX7bA

I hope this is a joke.

don't hate on Movado. Far and away the best watch being discussed in this thread.

Nothing wrong with Movado, but completely disagree with it being the best watch discussed. Tons of amazing brands mentioned in this thread one would go with before Movado.

From the watches that have been advertised as of late, it seems like Movado has been trying to make some interesting pieces. But in the last few years, they seem to have really focused on the low end market and have gotten really lazy with design.

But if we are talking about under $1k (or around $500 and under category), I think Movado is a fairly good choice.

4/21/12
Kanon:
djfiii:
Connor:
djfiii:

Movado Fiero.

http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/movado-watch-me...-adtype-pla--target-19586772875-_-kw-&gclid=CMni2oGVxK8CFWHptgodTFX7bA

I hope this is a joke.

don't hate on Movado. Far and away the best watch being discussed in this thread.

Nothing wrong with Movado, but completely disagree with it being the best watch discussed. Tons of amazing brands mentioned in this thread one would go with before Movado.

From the watches that have been advertised as of late, it seems like Movado has been trying to make some interesting pieces. But in the last few years, they seem to have really focused on the low end market and have gotten really lazy with design.

But if we are talking about under $1k (or around $500 and under category), I think Movado is a fairly good choice.

I agree, I was actually kidding about it being better than the others. The link I posted was to a $3k fiero at Macy's, but you can really get that exact model for like $1200 at most any jewelry store. Movado has been slumming - or they just made a strategic decision that there is a large enough market at the $1k - $1500 price point that they wanted to focus on that and let the other high end makers fight over the $3k - $5k price point.

4/20/12
4/20/12

Maybe I'm dumb, but I don't get the idea of spending thousands on a watch. You can get a nice looking one for a couple hundred bucks.

Unless you get one of those crazy skeleton patek watches, there's just no point.

4/20/12
TheKing:

Maybe I'm dumb, but I don't get the idea of spending thousands on a watch. You can get a nice looking one for a couple hundred bucks.

Unless you get one of those crazy skeleton patek watches, there's just no point.

Agree

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4/20/12

Omega

4/20/12

IWC non-chrono

4/20/12

i only use droid from verizon to check dates and time and never wear that seamater i bought 2 years ago. too useless

6/18/12
CaliforniaAnalyst:

i only use droid from verizon to check dates and time and never wear that seamater i bought 2 years ago. too useless

Dude sounds like hes got a sponsor...

4/20/12

Omega Speedmaster

4/20/12
ST Monkey:

Omega Speedmaster

Speedmaster is solid, but be warned, if you get the NASA one the the dial is Hesalite crystal. Scuffs a lot.

It is also a tad out of the 3K price range. Get a Sea Master. Great weight, automatic, looks sharp. I've had mine for like 8 years now and love it. You can get one for ~2K

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4/20/12

Omega Seamaster ftw.

4/20/12

For $3k I'd go for a non-chrono IWC or something from one of the small German manufacturers like Stowa http://www.stowa.deI like their understated look.

Alternatives would be the Omega Speedmaster Professional (the Moon watch). I think you should be able to get one used for that amount (others can correct me of I'm wrong).

I'd say away from the fashion designer watches at this price range. That's just brand extension for them.

But for $3k, I'd rather buy a $50 timex and spend the balance on track days, auto racing training, buying a rotax kart, or take a long weekend trip.

4/20/12
Relinquis:

For $3k I'd go for a non-chrono IWC or something from one of the small German manufacturers like Stowa http://www.stowa.deI like their understated look.

Alternatives would be the Omega Speedmaster Professional (the Moon watch). I think you should be able to get one used for that amount (others can correct me of I'm wrong).

I'd say away from the fashion designer watches at this price range. That's just brand extension for them.

But for $3k, I'd rather buy a $50 timex and spend the balance on track days, auto racing training, buying a rotax kart, or take a long weekend trip.

Are you The Stig?

4/20/12
RagnarDanneskjold:
Relinquis:

For $3k I'd go for a non-chrono IWC or something from one of the small German manufacturers like Stowa http://www.stowa.deI like their understated look.

Alternatives would be the Omega Speedmaster Professional (the Moon watch). I think you should be able to get one used for that amount (others can correct me of I'm wrong).

I'd say away from the fashion designer watches at this price range. That's just brand extension for them.

But for $3k, I'd rather buy a $50 timex and spend the balance on track days, auto racing training, buying a rotax kart, or take a long weekend trip.

Are you The Stig?

I'm one of The Stigs... there is more than one of us... haha!

Seriously though, I get a lot more kicks out of experiences than out of owning stuff. You can have a lot of fun for $3k and if I'm not mistaken the OP has recently bought a bike so maybe some track training and such would be good fun?

4/20/12
RagnarDanneskjold:
Relinquis:

For $3k I'd go for a non-chrono IWC or something from one of the small German manufacturers like Stowa http://www.stowa.deI like their understated look.

Alternatives would be the Omega Speedmaster Professional (the Moon watch). I think you should be able to get one used for that amount (others can correct me of I'm wrong).

I'd say away from the fashion designer watches at this price range. That's just brand extension for them.

But for $3k, I'd rather buy a $50 timex and spend the balance on track days, auto racing training, buying a rotax kart, or take a long weekend trip.

Are you The Stig?

Some say his droppings have been found as far north as Wales. Some say he has a full-sized tattoo of his face...on his face. All we know is he's called the Stig.

I recommend IWC Mark XV/XVI or Sinn (German brand).

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4/20/12
Relinquis:

For $3k I'd go for a non-chrono IWC or something from one of the small German manufacturers like Stowa http://www.stowa.deI like their understated look.

This. Stowa is where it's at.

4/20/12

[email protected] movado.... really?

4/20/12

And you're an idiot if you don't think time pieces are the most important thing that a man should have.

4/20/12

Do you want silver, gold, rose or a combo?

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4/20/12

I have a vintage 1979 submariner for sale for around 5k in NYC if you want to get a decent watch. 3k is only good for an Omega.

http://s18.postimage.org/qfadfmnl5/Top_View.jpg

4/20/12
Guest1655:

I have a vintage 1979 submariner for sale for around 5k in NYC if you want to get a decent watch. 3k is only good for an Omega.

http://s18.postimage.org/qfadfmnl5/Top_View.jpg

It's crazy how little has changed with those submariners since '79.

4/20/12

G-Shock.

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4/21/12
pacman007:

G-Shock.

haha, classic!

4/20/12

getting a watch is important for men but watches like tag and movado or gucci are a waste of money, they don't hold value. if you just want a watch get a timex. if you want an investment get a breitling, rolex, patek philippe, Panerai etc. or limited edition watches.

Never ever buy those diamond encrusted ones that claim to be 5 carat. For a diamond to be worth money they have to be at least 1 carat per diamond. 6 pieces of half carat is worth shit.

4/20/12
blahwoop:

getting a watch is important for men but watches like tag and movado or gucci are a waste of money, they don't hold value. if you just want a watch get a timex. if you want an investment get a breitling, rolex, patek philippe, Panerai etc. or limited edition watches.

Never ever buy those diamond encrusted ones that claim to be 5 carat. For a diamond to be worth money they have to be at least 1 carat per diamond. 6 pieces of half carat is worth shit.

very good point, yes I would like to see my watch as an investment...does anyone know if Omega holds its value?? Rolex is cool..but i think the submariner look has been copied by EVERYONE

4/20/12

preowned stainless steel Rolex Datejust with the oyster band. They don't loose value and you can always trade up.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mens-Rolex-Stainless-Steel...

4/20/12
4/20/12

Nice link to Stowa. I'm looking in a similar $ range, and leaning toward the Cartier tank. Classic, sleek watch.

4/20/12

5k
used panerai

4/20/12

Omega holds NO value. Rolex, if you buy a used one hold its value very well.

If you want a nice watch, go for a Rolex.

As for someone who posted about his vintage 1680 Submariner... Don't bother, it has replacement hands. If original, I can see 5k out of that one.

4/20/12
Whiskey5:

Omega holds NO value. Rolex, if you buy a used one hold its value very well.

If you want a nice watch, go for a Rolex.

As for someone who posted about his vintage 1680 Submariner... Don't bother, it has replacement hands. If original, I can see 5k out of that one.

hmm interesting point...i think i should save and buy a Rolex..i don't feel wearing a second hand watch. Thanks for the input bro

4/21/12
Whiskey5:

Omega holds NO value. Rolex, if you buy a used one hold its value very well.

If you want a nice watch, go for a Rolex.

As for someone who posted about his vintage 1680 Submariner... Don't bother, it has replacement hands. If original, I can see 5k out of that one.

This is one of the dumbest posts I have seen. Rolex is a fine watch, but they are nothing special. I've see all 3 of the Omega's I own actually increase in value on the used market.

Whenever a watch thread pops up the clowns come out.

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4/21/12
TNA:
Whiskey5:

Omega holds NO value. Rolex, if you buy a used one hold its value very well.

If you want a nice watch, go for a Rolex.

As for someone who posted about his vintage 1680 Submariner... Don't bother, it has replacement hands. If original, I can see 5k out of that one.

This is one of the dumbest posts I have seen. Rolex is a fine watch, but they are nothing special. I've see all 3 of the Omega's I own actually increase in value on the used market.

Whenever a watch thread pops up the clowns come out.

Read what I said, you CLOWN.
Omega when bought new has NEVER increased in price and is CERTAINLY never known to hold its value when bought new. This is the general consensus among watch enthusiasts.

Rolex and PP has the best resale value. Learn about your watches before you start talking shit.

4/20/12

Anyone know which rolex in the most prestigious ?

lol

which rolex would have the best resale value?

4/20/12
go.with.the.flow:

Anyone know which rolex in the most prestigious ?

lol

which rolex would have the best resale value?

Resale?
1)Sea dweller
2)Sub

and none of that two-tone shit.

SD is out of the price range, and on a used Sub you're cutting it close. It's prob going to be over 10 yrs. old and in good condition. However, there aren't too many changes on the Sub. The biggest change in a while was the ceramic bezel on the newest one. Not a big deal.

4/20/12
RagnarDanneskjold:
go.with.the.flow:

Anyone know which rolex in the most prestigious ?

lol

which rolex would have the best resale value?

Resale?
1)Sea dweller
2)Sub

and none of that two-tone shit.

SD is out of the price range, and on a used Sub you're cutting it close. It's prob going to be over 10 yrs. old and in good condition. However, there aren't too many changes on the Sub. The biggest change in a while was the ceramic bezel on the newest one. Not a big deal.

lol at the two tone comment. I did some research and I really like the 50th anniversary submariner. I like the ceramic bezel to the coke bezel.

The other cool thing is that you can always change the bezel.

4/20/12

It is a waste of money unless you are on a managing director budget. Assuming you're an analyst, why would you spend half or a little under half of your money pay check on a watch. If you're hell bent on getting a watch, get something on deep discount like this: http://www.thewatchery.com/detail.asp?bo_products_... hey to each his own.

4/21/12
madmoney15:

It is a waste of money unless you are on a managing director budget. Assuming you're an analyst, why would you spend half or a little under half of your money pay check on a watch. If you're hell bent on getting a watch, get something on deep discount like this: http://www.thewatchery.com/detail.asp?bo_products_... hey to each his own.

I think to each their own on what is considered a waste and what is considered a good or important purchase. Personally I think buying a car, unless you're in a city that requires it, is a frivolous purchase, but to another it's a sign that they have come to some point in their lives or a treat for themselves.

I think if he were an analyst buying a watch over $10K, that would be a bit ridiculous, but a $3000 watch for some can be reasonable, so long as you do the research and be sure to buy a proper watch and not buy something that you can easily get for much cheaper.

And to highlight that such things are 'to each their own'. I've met MDs and Directors with really expensive watches, and I've met ones content on wearing something like a g-shock.

4/21/12
Kanon:
madmoney15:

It is a waste of money unless you are on a managing director budget. Assuming you're an analyst, why would you spend half or a little under half of your money pay check on a watch. If you're hell bent on getting a watch, get something on deep discount like this: http://www.thewatchery.com/detail.asp?bo_products_... hey to each his own.

I think to each their own on what is considered a waste and what is considered a good or important purchase. Personally I think buying a car, unless you're in a city that requires it, is a frivolous purchase, but to another it's a sign that they have come to some point in their lives or a treat for themselves.

I think if he were an analyst buying a watch over $10K, that would be a bit ridiculous, but a $3000 watch for some can be reasonable, so long as you do the research and be sure to buy a proper watch and not buy something that you can easily get for much cheaper.

And to highlight that such things are 'to each their own'. I've met MDs and Directors with really expensive watches, and I've met ones content on wearing something like a g-shock.

Exactly, people buy expensive stuff for status. If someone could buy the exact same quality without the name brand, many people would pass on it and the demand would be close to nil, decreasing the price even more. Personally, I get more happy on saving money and getting quality stuff (clearance and ebay) than just buying the top notch available.
But you're right about the car, people like to pretend their rich and buy BMW's and Benz's even when they can barely afford their mortgage payment. Something I never really understood.
And 3000 can be reasonable now, but maybe saving for a rainy day could be even more reasonable. And if he wanted a watch too, he could spend 500 for a classic watch and put the rest away and get some kind of return out of it. Bottom line, status shouldn't be attached to the amount you paid for it. For example, you could get a pair of gucci sunglasses 300 dollars without being polarized but at the same time I can get a pair of sunglasses with polarization at half that price. I would be saving (in essence making) 150 dollars in a matter of an hour of shopping around.

4/21/12

You can get a nice Frederique Constant on a $3k budget. Maybe something like this...

http://www.amazon.com/Frederique-Constant-FC-720RM...
and then you can replace the leather band with band with a steel band of your choice. For Frederique Constant, stick to model numbers FC-7XX and FC-9XX -- those are the models with movements made in-house.

4/21/12
design:

You can get a nice Frederique Constant on a $3k budget. Maybe something like this...

http://www.amazon.com/Frederique-Constant-FC-720RM...
and then you can replace the leather band with band with a steel band of your choice. For Frederique Constant, stick to model numbers FC-7XX and FC-9XX -- those are the models with movements made in-house.

Good call on the Frederique Constant. A real up and comer and you get great value for the in-house models... where similar-quality watches with longer histories go for several thousand more. Great quality and you can get a really good one for 3K.

Otherwise, agreed with the Stowa suggestions (classy minimalist looks), IWC mark xv or other intro-IWC watches, Sinn, and you can also try and take a look to see if you can get a Nomos for 3K. I think it might be possible.

If you don't mind getting used, there are tons of options on getting brands you otherwise wouldn't get for 3K. And vintage watches are interesting - just whether you know how to properly shop for one.

You could check out B&M for 3K as well... but I personally think they are a bit overpriced for the quality. Some makes do look nice though.

4/25/12
Kanon:
design:

You can get a nice Frederique Constant on a $3k budget. Maybe something like this...

http://www.amazon.com/Frederique-Constant-FC-720RM...
and then you can replace the leather band with band with a steel band of your choice. For Frederique Constant, stick to model numbers FC-7XX and FC-9XX -- those are the models with movements made in-house.

Good call on the Frederique Constant. A real up and comer and you get great value for the in-house models... where similar-quality watches with longer histories go for several thousand more. Great quality and you can get a really good one for 3K.

Otherwise, agreed with the Stowa suggestions (classy minimalist looks), IWC mark xv or other intro-IWC watches, Sinn, and you can also try and take a look to see if you can get a Nomos for 3K. I think it might be possible.

If you don't mind getting used, there are tons of options on getting brands you otherwise wouldn't get for 3K. And vintage watches are interesting - just whether you know how to properly shop for one.

You could check out B&M for 3K as well... but I personally think they are a bit overpriced for the quality. Some makes do look nice though.

These guys are all over it!

My preference is http://www.frederique-constant.com/en/collections/...
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4/21/12

+1 on a used IWC--something unassuming that will last pretty much forever. If you shop around, you can also find a used Panerai in that range. I'd recommend purchasing a used watch of higher quality if you have an inelastic price range.

4/21/12

All 3 watches that I have bought new could be sold on the used market for more than I paid.

I don't know where you are getting your stats, but you might want to change sources.

Kids on this site, Ugg.

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4/21/12
TNA:

All 3 watches that I have bought new could be sold on the used market for more than I paid.

I don't know where you are getting your stats, but you might want to change sources.

Kids on this site, Ugg.

Go into Tourneau, or some place like that, and ask what types of watches they pay cash for. They'll laugh at you if you roll in there with an Omega. For they record, for Tourneau - it's only Rolex or Patek. You can argue quality/function all you want, but when it comes to preserving value, Rolex cannot be beaten.

4/21/12
RagnarDanneskjold:
TNA:

All 3 watches that I have bought new could be sold on the used market for more than I paid.

I don't know where you are getting your stats, but you might want to change sources.

Kids on this site, Ugg.

Go into Tourneau, or some place like that, and ask what types of watches they pay cash for. They'll laugh at you if you roll in there with an Omega. For they record, for Tourneau - it's only Rolex or Patek. You can argue quality/function all you want, but when it comes to preserving value, Rolex cannot be beaten.

Why on earth would you want to see your watch at Tourneau? That is your first problem.

Rolex is a fine watch, but among watch enthusiasts it isn't anything special. Nor is Omega for that fact, but Rolex is riding off their name brand and very little else.

I've been collecting watches for about a decade now. Not saying I am an expert, just saying Tourneau isn't a good reference point.

http://shop.raymondleejewelers.net/used-omega-seam...
I bought that watch for 1100 bucks 8 years ago.

http://www.grayandsons.com/product/17592/29
Bought 6 years ago for ~3200 (and the watch being sold isn't the moon watch which I have and has a premium).

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4/21/12
TNA:
RagnarDanneskjold:
TNA:

All 3 watches that I have bought new could be sold on the used market for more than I paid.

I don't know where you are getting your stats, but you might want to change sources.

Kids on this site, Ugg.

Go into Tourneau, or some place like that, and ask what types of watches they pay cash for. They'll laugh at you if you roll in there with an Omega. For they record, for Tourneau - it's only Rolex or Patek. You can argue quality/function all you want, but when it comes to preserving value, Rolex cannot be beaten.

Why on earth would you want to see your watch at Tourneau? That is your first problem.

Rolex is a fine watch, but among watch enthusiasts it isn't anything special. Nor is Omega for that fact, but Rolex is riding off their name brand and very little else.

I've been collecting watches for about a decade now. Not saying I am an expert, just saying Tourneau isn't a good reference point.

http://shop.raymondleejewelers.net/used-omega-seam...
I bought that watch for 1100 bucks 8 years ago.

http://www.grayandsons.com/product/17592/29
Bought 6 years ago for ~3200 (and the watch being sold isn't the moon watch which I have and has a premium).

This is a stupid example. I can do the same: People bought their Rolex Submariner in 1976 for $500, now they're worth upwards of $12,000 given dial/hands are original. Add another $1,000 if its a complete set with box/paper.

Calling my post dumb, makes you look dumb when you have NO idea what the fuck you are talking about when it comes to fine watches. Unless you have a vintage pre-moon watch, Omegas are not worth collecting and will drop in value significantly more than Rolex.

4/23/12
TNA:

Rolex is a fine watch, but among watch enthusiasts it isn't anything special. Nor is Omega for that fact, but Rolex is riding off their name brand and very little else.

I don't want this to devolve into an omega/rolex pissing match ant, but this makes you sound like you don't know a goddamn thing about watches. You're telling me rolex's movement isn't respected in the watch community? Going to have to agree to disagree there.

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4/23/12
AVPGuerilla:
TNA:

Rolex is a fine watch, but among watch enthusiasts it isn't anything special. Nor is Omega for that fact, but Rolex is riding off their name brand and very little else.

I don't want this to devolve into an omega/rolex pissing match ant, but this makes you sound like you don't know a goddamn thing about watches. You're telling me rolex's movement isn't respected in the watch community? Going to have to agree to disagree there.

Never said they weren't good watches or their movements are not fine, nor did I intend to say Omega > Rolex. To be honest, Omega, Rolex, Breitling, etc are all great watches. Swatch supplies movements for a bunch of high end brands.

All I am saying is Rolex carries a premium over other brands because of their fame and perceived quality. Every high school drop out knows a Rolex is an expensive watch brand. Doesn't mean people who are in the know don't know "better" brands or whatever.

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4/21/12
TNA:

All 3 watches that I have bought new could be sold on the used market for more than I paid.

I don't know where you are getting your stats, but you might want to change sources.

Kids on this site, Ugg.

Boots?

4/21/12
go.with.the.flow:

WSO,

Guys give me a suggestion to get a watch. Only condition has to be steel no leather.

Omega

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4/21/12

And I read somewhere on WSO for Traders, the number one rule is to preserve capital. I think that should translate to real life too until you really do have the money to piss down the drain.

4/21/12

um who cares if it is going to appreciable or depreciate in value?
are u really going to hold and sell in 30 years so u can make that $10k profit? shut up

4/21/12
kmzz:

um who cares if it is going to appreciable or depreciate in value?
are u really going to hold and sell in 30 years so u can make that $10k profit? shut up

Learn something about watches before you speak. Now STFU.

4/22/12
Whiskey5:
kmzz:

um who cares if it is going to appreciable or depreciate in value?
are u really going to hold and sell in 30 years so u can make that $10k profit? shut up

Learn something about watches before you speak. Now STFU.

Lol says the bozo who thinks Rolex appreciates in value and are some how more special than other brands. Haha

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4/21/12

this thread is hilarious - yes Rolex holds its value, but to TNA's point, other brands too can appreciate - even my intro IWC is on eBay right now for a substantial premium to what I paid.

Second the intro-IWC reco (but obviously I'm biased).

4/21/12
DaCarez:

this thread is hilarious - yes Rolex holds its value, but to TNA's point, other brands too can appreciate - even my intro IWC is on eBay right now for a substantial premium to what I paid.

Second the intro-IWC reco (but obviously I'm biased).

IWC is a top 3 brand IMO.

4/22/12
DaCarez:

this thread is hilarious - yes Rolex holds its value, but to TNA's point, other brands too can appreciate - even my intro IWC is on eBay right now for a substantial premium to what I paid.

Second the intro-IWC reco (but obviously I'm biased).

I'm also biased and have a Mark XV which I love as it's simple clean, and timeless. I've gotten plenty of compliments on it. That said I prefer the pilots, or chronos for IWC in leather hence why I didn't mention this. Rolex or Omega you'll never see with a leather band, while Pateks, JLCs, and higher end brands nicer than IWC are almost exclusively leather. If you really want a SS band, go with Omega or a used Rolex.

4/22/12
FutureBanker09:
DaCarez:

this thread is hilarious - yes Rolex holds its value, but to TNA's point, other brands too can appreciate - even my intro IWC is on eBay right now for a substantial premium to what I paid.

Second the intro-IWC reco (but obviously I'm biased).

I'm also biased and have a Mark XV which I love as it's simple clean, and timeless. I've gotten plenty of compliments on it. That said I prefer the pilots, or chronos for IWC in leather hence why I didn't mention this. Rolex or Omega you'll never see with a leather band, while Pateks, JLCs, and higher end brands nicer than IWC are almost exclusively leather. If you really want a SS band, go with Omega or a used Rolex.

Yeah, like OP when I was buying my Portofino I was all about the SS - but then tried on the leather and decided it was pretty classy and breathes much better than SS. You can always get an SS band for a watch that comes with a leather strap.

4/22/12

watchuseek.com is a good place if you want to do some research. very helpful members that will probably help you find what youre looking for

4/22/12

Girl opinion: Frederique Constant looks very nice, and separates you from every other Murray Hill guy with a Tag. Very reasonably priced given its aesthetics; I personally don't own one (yet), so I can't speak of its quality.

I wouldn't even worry about future resale value however many years down the line. Buy the one you like that will last you 10-15 years until you can upgrade to the $5k+ territory (both for bank account and not-looking-like-a-douchewaffle-at-the-office reasons), and then decide what to do with the old one.

4/22/12

http://www.jomashop.com/patek-5004p-033.html
Real talk:

Is there anything dumber than buying a watch like this that costs $200K and doesn't look any better than my Timex?

4/23/12
TheKing:

http://www.jomashop.com/patek-5004p-033.html
Real talk:

Is there anything dumber than buying a watch like this that costs $200K and doesn't look any better than my Timex?

I think we own the same Timex...

I can't see the appeal of paying that much for a watch like that, unless it had some special history to it. At least with a similarly priced Lamborghini you get noticed, some driving thrills and chicks.

4/28/12
TheKing:

http://www.jomashop.com/patek-5004p-033.html
Real talk:

Is there anything dumber than buying a watch like this that costs $200K and doesn't look any better than my Timex?

Free shipping! WINNING!

I still rock my timex from the BX/PX Lackland AFB... Thing is sweet

4/22/12

I was also looking to spend $3k haha on a watch...fuck Movado is SWEEET!

4/22/12
bbjhva:

I was also looking to spend $3k haha on a watch...fuck Movado is SWEEET!

Just pony up and get a used Submariner.

4/23/12

Bubba Watson plays golf with his $525,000 watch... No big deal.




4/23/12
Connor:

Bubba Watson plays golf with his $525,000 watch... No big deal.

It was given to him, just for the record.

4/23/12
RagnarDanneskjold:
Connor:

Bubba Watson plays golf with his $525,000 watch... No big deal.

It was given to him, just for the record.

Well derp. If I were him, I would sell it and buy a replica to wear. He could keep his sponsor and then buy another house or a Ferarri.

4/23/12
Connor:
RagnarDanneskjold:
Connor:

Bubba Watson plays golf with his $525,000 watch... No big deal.

It was given to him, just for the record.

Well derp. If I were him, I would sell it and buy a replica to wear. He could keep his sponsor and then buy another house or a Ferarri.

It's hard to buy a replica of a watch made specifically for you. Here's an article about it and all the people hating on him for doing what he wants with his success. Rafael Nadal has one too.

http://www.hookedongolfblog.com/2011/02/27/bubba-w...

4/23/12

Don't know what you guys are talking about.. the watch that I said costed me $5500 at gucci lol?

4/23/12

and I wasn't trolling lol.

4/23/12

http://www.sinn.de/de/Taucheruhren/UX.htm
Get a Sinn watch. Made from German submarine steel and you can dive with it 12 thousand meters deep.
Sounds usefull, doesn't it?

4/23/12

atleastimnotabanker:
http://www.sinn.de/de/Taucheruhren/UX.htm

Get a Sinn watch. Made from German submarine steel and you can dive with it 12 thousand meters deep.
Sounds usefull, doesn't it?

nice watch btw..but im set on buying a rollie

4/23/12

Interesting discussion. It seems as thought these types of threads always degenerate into flame wars.

One thing all of you douchewaffles (my new favorite word, thanks anaismalcom!) need to get is that however much a guy spends on a watch is a matter of preference, something you cant really judge someone for. Some guys just dig shit, even really expensive shit. Are you in any place to judge? Fuck no. If you dig it, do it...and dont judge others when you are in no postion to judge yourself.

I used to be the same way, I didnt get why people would spend so much on a watch. But after doing some research, I understood why people drop a fortune on a nice piece.

When I buy a product, I don't buy the product, I buy the passion and talents of the people who put that product together. And watchmakers are very passionate. You have to admire the ingenuity that the swiss have. Trying to ceate a precise mechanical instrument that usually ends up being the size of a quarter is a challenging endeavour that requires a lot of passion.

Don't talk shit on Rolex, they have introduced a couple of innovations in the watchmaking industry. So has Tag, Omega and a couple of other "less prestigious" brands.

Man made money, money never made the man

4/23/12

I think Mont Blanc time walkers are pretty awesome, but theres just a tad over the 3k mark. Definitely worth a look at. Personally, I think they look better with a leather strap than metal.

Hugo

4/23/12

Ive seen a lot of rich people rocking fake rollies, tags and guccis. Would you guys consider buying fake shit:?

4/23/12
go.with.the.flow:

Ive seen a lot of rich people rocking fake rollies, tags and guccis. Would you guys consider buying fake shit:?

I definitely had a fake rolex in high school. It cost me 10 bucks. And it was still $10,000 worth of awesome. sup ladies.

4/23/12

My dad collected handcrafted, antique watches and gave them to me when I got my first job so I've never had this dilemma, but I think dropping big cash on a watch is stupid. There are plenty of cool ones for a couple hundred, which leaves you a couple thousand for a fun weekend. Experiences>Material Goods.

4/23/12
4/23/12

http://www.authenticwatches.com/baume-et-mercier-c... for a limited edition - PRE-update baume if you can find one....

I own a b&m and a milgauss gv. The baume has almost doubled in value since I bought it- four years ago, because it's a limited edition that's no longer being made. BM also rejiggered its lines about a year ago, which tended to boost values of their discontinued classima executive models.

Rolex's tend to hold value better than other brands, simply by way of the fact that it's such a popular brand. That, coupled with the fact that rolex raises retail prices by about 10%, three or four times a year, puts a floor on how much a fairly in-demand rolex will go for in. My milgauss has gaIned in value in the two months since I bought it.... because I got a fanfuckingtastic deal on it.

My next purchase will probably be a green sub c.

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4/23/12

One brand most of you folks didnt mention is RADO. I have seen very few people own these. Personally, I think they have one of the most unique styles.

-I will admit not everyone would like their design.

chk it out

http://www.radoshop.com/

4/23/12

ANT, what do you think about this? Between that, a Submariner, and a Planet Ocean.




4/23/12

I love it. You trying to sell it to me haha. I think I have one more Omega in me before I start with Breitlings. Love their weight and functionality.

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4/23/12
TNA:

I love it. You trying to sell it to me haha. I think I have one more Omega in me before I start with Breitlings. Love their weight and functionality.

haha naw, I'm trying to decide on my next watch. I have the Chronomat evolution, but I'm not really into chronographs anymore and it's MASSIVE. I think a Planet Ocean would be awesome to have.

4/23/12

Haha naw, I'm trying to decide on my next watch. I have the Chronomat evolution, but I'm not really into chronographs anymore and it's MASSIVE. I think a Planet Ocean would be awesome to have.


4/23/12

I like the plant ocean, but it is a tad plan IMO. I actually want to buy the planet ocrean in orange (SU pride).

http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll75/djpatrickz...
All great watches though.

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4/23/12

LOVE the Chronomat. I used to think my Speedmaster was sizable until I tried a Breitling on. Whole other world.

If you are looking at the planet ocean, check out the sea master. Simple, non chrono, sleek looking and you can save a grand by going sea over planet.

Omega has railmaster which is nice, but not too sure if it would be what you want.

I'm actually developing a thing for more vintage watches. My great uncle passed a Waltham down in my family and I just bought a lizard skin strap for it. Looks very class and is sentimental to me.

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4/24/12

I actually really like the railmaster. I guess if I were to go with a leather strap it would have to be IWC, but as a college student I'm kindof strapped for that kind of cash.

4/24/12

how about you spend $10 for a timex and $2990 on psychotherapy sessions to raise your self-esteem.

4/24/12

Not sure where anyone is talking about a watch raising self esteem. More like people who are enthusiasts admiring different things.

But with all the projecting you are doing I suggest therapy for you.

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4/24/12
TNA:

Not sure where anyone is talking about a watch raising self esteem. More like people who are enthusiasts admiring different things.

But with all the projecting you are doing I suggest therapy for you.

ooh sensitive spot i have hit.

bull's eye!

4/24/12

ps paying $3000 for a $300 ETA movement = you.

i'll go the IP route and stick with my Casio.

4/24/12
melvvvar:
TNA:

Not sure where anyone is talking about a watch raising self esteem. More like people who are enthusiasts admiring different things.

But with all the projecting you are doing I suggest therapy for you.

ooh sensitive spot i have hit.

bull's eye!

LOL

Sure buddy, you hit a sensitive spot with me. That is the reason why you are chiming into a watch thread when you obviously don't care (which is fine) and then telling people who enjoy watches that they need therapy because they are only buying them because of an inferiority complex.

And good for you with the Timex. It is a great watch. I've been looking at some digital sports watches myself.

On another note, how about you allow people to spend the money that they have earned in the way they seem fit. I don't judge someone for a digital watch, nor do I see why you feel the need to judge someone for a mechanical. If anything it simply indicates your lack of tolerance for economically independent agents deciding for themselves which goods and services provide the most utility.

Or in layman's terms, quit hattin'

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4/24/12

I really get a kick out of the folks who hate because we like to collect timepieces. Reeks of insecurity. I bet they hate people with nice cars/homes/jobs/suits/etc too.

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4/24/12
AVPGuerilla:

I really get a kick out of the folks who hate because we like to collect timepieces. Reeks of insecurity. I bet they hate people with nice cars/homes/jobs/suits/etc too.

Yeah man. Plain fact is you get a lot of fanboi's on this site who can't let people do what they want.

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4/24/12

ANT, your omegas no more constitute a watch collection than a bunch of Thomas Kinkades constitute an art collection.

and really, the only clowns that come out in a watch thread are the clueless conspicuous consumers coming out with their knowledge of "watches" completely derived from sidebars from Maxim magazine.

kids, save your signing bonuses. or at least don't spend them on enriching george clooney and some Swatch group exec.

4/24/12

So now you are defining what watch collecting is? Is my interest in watches in general null and void because I don't have 100K to drop on all the vintage watches I would like to own?

Please define to me what collecting and appreciating watches is so I can conform to the global standard that you set.

And I have more than just Omegas. Nor have I said only having Omegas was a collection or that anyone who has other watches is not a collector.

Personally, I think you should piss off. Your weak attempt at projecting your own small mindedness and inferiority complex is better suited for other posts, not this one. Let the people who enjoy watches talk and go troll somewhere else.

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4/24/12

just finding out I pissed away $10K on overpriced trinkets made for the latter-day Babbitt would make me snippy too.

you gave me some real good laughs in this thread though. you think that your omega purchases went UP in value since you bought them? your non-Cal. 321 Speedmaster, for starters? see, that is prima facie evidence that ANT's opinions outside of a specific area of finance are pure unadulterated BS.

should have spent that $10K on anger counseling.

4/24/12
melvvvar:

just finding out I pissed away $10K on overpriced trinkets made for the latter-day Babbitt would make me snippy too.

you gave me some real good laughs in this thread though. you think that your omega purchases went UP in value since you bought them? your non-Cal. 321 Speedmaster, for starters? see, that is prima facie evidence that ANT's opinions outside of a specific area of finance are pure unadulterated BS.

should have spent that $10K on anger counseling.

You are the one with anger issues friend lol.

I bought one of my watches for ~$1100 about 8 years ago. I am seeing it sell used for ~$1300 bucks (private party, more at a retailer), new for ~$1800.

Maybe I am seeing something wrong, but that looks like up in price to me. But then again I am sure my anger issues are clouding my mathematical abilities lol.

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4/24/12

And watches are never an investment. It is something you like and want to buy. I could careless about the current price because I am not going to sell.

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4/24/12

This is why I LOVE watch threads.

4/24/12

Not really sure what you're trying to say melvvar. At the end of the day, a person's watch preference is theirs alone. No one has to conform to a global set of accepted watches. What may seem like a quality timepiece to you may be completely different from ANT. And there are people who reject watch collecting altogether.

4/24/12
Whgm45:

Not really sure what you're trying to say melvvar. At the end of the day, a person's watch preference is theirs alone. No one has to conform to a global set of accepted watches. What may seem like a quality timepiece to you may be completely different from ANT. And there are people who reject watch collecting altogether.

I agree. My day just wouldn't be complete without enjoying an ANT-rant.

4/24/12

Which fund manager would you trust with your money; one who wears a Patek, or one who wears a Casio?

/Thread

4/24/12
Connor:

Which fund manager would you trust with your money; one who wears a Patek, or one who wears a Casio?

/Thread

Nobody with any serious money would give a PM exta points for owning a PP or dock him for a Casio.

4/24/12

Seriously guys, chill out. As long as you aren't a burden on society, it's no one's fucking business what you spend your money on. Done. This is a watch thread...if you don't value watches - that's fine. However, you don't need to proclaim it to everyone that does.

4/24/12

cartier santos

4/24/12

I think melvvvar raises some interesting questions about conformity... How many of you would be looking to buy this type of watch if you weren't entering finance?

What about your choice of watch... To what extent would you buy a Rolex or Omega over another watch that you prefer the look of simply to conform to the expected choice (rationalising the choice appropriately due to resale value, appropriateness for the office, type of movement, starting your collection, etc...)?

$3,000 is a lot of post-tax dollars to be throwing at a watch... especially if you're not buying one that you really want. Assuming you have a 35% tax rate, that's $4,500+ of wage slave dollars. A whopping 5% of your salary at $90k.

My recommendation is that if you're going to spend more than a couple of hundred on a watch make sure you buy the one you like and not just the one you think other people would approve of.

4/24/12

Relinquis, I see so many people buying a Rolex/Omega/Breitling for all the wrong reasons. I buy nice watches because I appreciate the craftsmanship that goes into it and the history that comes with it. Not to mention the fact that it will last 50 years and only go up in value. Of course, a watch in not an investment and I'm sure other people would rather put their 5k somewhere else, but it's not really anyone else's business. People who buy a luxury watch just to say they have a luxury watch give us a bad name.

4/24/12

I fail to see why anyone gives a shit what other people do. I have a 50 dollar USSR military watch I bought my dad when I was 10 that I wear now and love it. Some people don't like expensive watches and they don't buy them. Other people do.

This is why these threads suck. People who like watches chime in and have a discussion and people who don't like watches swoop in and admonish people or don't understand it.

Best bet is if you don't like watches, don't buy one and don't judge or give a shit if someone else does. I just sold my car and don't know why people would want to own one living in a city, but you are not going to see me chiming in on a car enthusiasts thread.

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4/24/12

Yeah, you could really say the same things about anything of material.

Cars, suits, houses, shoes... Now let's move on.

4/24/12

Omega Seamaster!
Just got one a few months ago. Fell in love with the dial the first time I saw it.

4/25/12
j3r:

Omega Seamaster!
Just got one a few months ago. Fell in love with the dial the first time I saw it.

hows the weight and comfort level etc?

4/25/12

I'll let the above poster comment with his own experience, but the Sea Master is a great watch. Good weight, heavy enough to feel it but not massive. I have the blue and stainless version and it goes with about everything. It has about a 2 day reserve so you don't have to wear it every day if you don't want.

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4/25/12

Both of these are sexy, but I'd have to go with the Planet Ocean!



4/25/12

is Planet Ocean heavier than the Seamaster? I think i have to go with an Omega and ditch the Rollie

4/25/12
go.with.the.flow:

is Planet Ocean heavier than the Seamaster? I think i have to go with an Omega and ditch the Rollie

Planet Ocean- 222 Grams
Superocean- 195 Grams
My watch (Chronomat)-210 Grams

You get used to the weight after a few days, and eventually you don't even notice it's there.

4/25/12

Serious question: Aren't you guys afraid of getting mugged and losing your 4K investment? I can handle losing some cash and canceling credits cards,but not that.

4/25/12
Amphipathic:

Serious question: Aren't you guys afraid of getting mugged and losing your 4K investment? I can handle losing some cash and canceling credits cards,but not that.

IWC Pilots, and really all IWCs in general are so non descript that unless your would be attacker really knew watches, he wouldn't be able to tell it from a 50$ watch.

4/25/12
FutureBanker09:
Amphipathic:

Serious question: Aren't you guys afraid of getting mugged and losing your 4K investment? I can handle losing some cash and canceling credits cards,but not that.

IWC Pilots, and really all IWCs in general are so non descript that unless your would be attacker really knew watches, he wouldn't be able to tell it from a 50$ watch.

Ah okay

4/25/12
Amphipathic:

Serious question: Aren't you guys afraid of getting mugged and losing your 4K investment? I can handle losing some cash and canceling credits cards,but not that.

If you are that worries get insurance on the watch. Isn't that expensive and gives you piece of mind. Be mindful of where you are and don't be a flashy douche and you will most likely be just fine.

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4/25/12
Amphipathic:

Serious question: Aren't you guys afraid of getting mugged and losing your 4K investment? I can handle losing some cash and canceling credits cards,but not that.

lol anything could happen...u cant live in fear brah

4/25/12

so the real question is: did this physician let the old bastard die to steal the Rolex?

http://www.recordnet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID...

4/25/12

melvvvar:
so the real question is: did this physician let the old bastard die to steal the Rolex?

http://www.recordnet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID...


Kubena retired from the Manteca Police Department about 20 years ago and then worked as a private investigator.

I bet he stole it from a gangsta first.
4/25/12

if you have to insure the watch for peace of mind in case it gets stolen, then you can't afford it and shouldn't be buying such an expensive watch in the first place.

The whole point of insurance is to cover liabilities that you can't handle, i.e. life (you're dead so can't take care of depends), house (it cost multiples of your income), car (large investment + liability for other people), health (high costs + falling ill impairs your ability to earn) etc...

4/25/12

I picked up a breitling navitimer 92 a few weeks ago. Its smaller and a little less flashy than the big navitimers that are coming out these days. $2400 on eBay, certified authentic. I strongly recommend it.

4/25/12

1 - Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra - This is great subtle but beautiful watch. I bought mine from Kenjo on 57th St for around $2k

2 - Cartier Tank Francaise / Santos - These will be $4 - 5k post tax, but I think they're well worth the extra thousand or two

4/25/12
ginNtonic:

#1 - Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra - This is great subtle but beautiful watch. I bought mine from Kenjo on 57th St for around $2k

2 - Cartier Tank Francaise / Santos - These will be $4 - 5k post tax, but I think they're well worth the extra thousand or two

nice buy on omega, I do feel aqua terra is classy. I am fed up with chronographs. I want something subtle and elegant. On the weekend I'll go to an Omega dealer and try Aqua terra, seamaster and planet ocean. Whatever suits me I'm getting.

5/1/12

go.with.the.flow:
I am fed up with chronographs. I want something subtle and elegant.

That's a shame because there are plenty of chronos at this price point that are amazing. They also happen to be subtle and elegant, too.

Case in point, the Junghans Max Bill Chronoscope -- absolutely beautiful, minimalist, Bauhaus style.

5/1/12
design:
go.with.the.flow:

I am fed up with chronographs. I want something subtle and elegant.

That's a shame because there are plenty of chronos at this price point that are amazing. They also happen to be subtle and elegant, too.

Case in point, the Junghans Max Bill Chronoscope -- absolutely beautiful, minimalist, Bauhaus style.

Love the look but has the brand been tried and tested. The last thing you want to know is paying 100x on a watch with the engravings made in deutschland but all parts and labor of China.

5/2/12
go.with.the.flow:

Love the look but has the brand been tried and tested. The last thing you want to know is paying 100x on a watch with the engravings made in deutschland but all parts and labor of China.

Admittedly, I am a little hung up on the looks of that watch. The movement