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Old 06-18-2007, 11:24 PM   #161
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got my dad a lil bit of bling for fathers day

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so why does this watch have second markings but no second hand?

It does, the sub dial is the hour and minutes of the second time zone and the seconds hand "ticking hand" is shown faintly between 6 AND 7 o'clock
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It does, the sub dial is the hour and minutes of the second time zone and the seconds hand "ticking hand" is shown faintly between 6 AND 7 o'clock


OIC...thanks
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Old 06-19-2007, 04:09 AM   #164
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$975 start is retail, you can find'em less... $600-ish but that's the "entry model"

never pay retail for Tags
good to know..
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overstock.com for Tags and other watches.
overstock will sometimes, (emphasis on SOMETIMES) have actually nice watches at deep discounts
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Old 06-19-2007, 11:04 AM   #166
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^^Just be careful of gray market watches. With an expensive item like a mechanical watch, I'd definitely want the U.S warranty and all the paperwork, not some international warranty that the watch company won't honor in the event something goes wrong. Better to pay a little extra and get a legitimate product, imo.
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www.abouttime.com

this online store is actually located, like a couple hundred yards from where I live, they have pretty good prices (they have an actual store, but most of their business are done online)
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Old 06-19-2007, 11:28 AM   #168
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got my dad a lil bit of bling for fathers day


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Old 06-19-2007, 12:46 PM   #169
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www.abouttime.com

this online store is actually located, like a couple hundred yards from where I live, they have pretty good prices (they have an actual store, but most of their business are done online)

great site! thanks

im looking at them right now..
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Old 06-19-2007, 01:35 PM   #171
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$975 start is retail, you can find'em less... $600-ish but that's the "entry model"

never pay retail for Tags
That is not good advice. Firstly, Tag Heuer ONLY sells their watches through their certified dealers. If it is not bought from a certified dealer (that also means no online dealers), there is NO TAG HEUER WARRANTY. I truly genuinely warn everyone that buying one from the gray market is a bad call. I would pay the extra $250 for a starting watch, or $500 for a higher end watch to get it straight from the dealer with a Tag warranty. If you're spending $2,000, what's an extra $500?

Also, Tag Heuer will not do servicing on a watch that is not bought from a certified dealer.

Please, this comes from family experience being a certified Tag dealer since the store has been around.
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Old 06-19-2007, 02:23 PM   #172
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That is not good advice. Firstly, Tag Heuer ONLY sells their watches through their certified dealers. If it is not bought from a certified dealer (that also means no online dealers), there is NO TAG HEUER WARRANTY. I truly genuinely warn everyone that buying one from the gray market is a bad call. I would pay the extra $250 for a starting watch, or $500 for a higher end watch to get it straight from the dealer with a Tag warranty. If you're spending $2,000, what's an extra $500?

Also, Tag Heuer will not do servicing on a watch that is not bought from a certified dealer.

Please, this comes from family experience being a certified Tag dealer since the store has been around.
really? cuz I have 2 Tags, both bought from a "certified dealer", neither one did I pay retail... how do I know it's actually certified? Well, for one thing... I had an "issue" with the Monaco... the date wasn't advancing properly... so they sent it to Tag to repair... (I believe their US hq is in your state, N.J.) I still have a copy of the work order... well, I did... I don't know what I did with it... Not only do the 2 Tags have warranties... but the store where I got it from, extended it by another 2 years... (4 years total).

the Monaco is listed just under $3k... I got it for 40% off

and NO, the store is NOT the site I posted above

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Old 06-19-2007, 03:02 PM   #173
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I get 40% off simply because that is what my family store pays for it from the factory. I was referring more to your online comment than the paying less than retail. If you can get it less than retail from a certified dealer than great, I do it as well.

Sorry to have made it unclear, I was simply referring to ordering watches from gray market online websites.
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Here's a crappy picture of my Omega Seamaster Professional Planet Ocean I got for Fathers Day. It's a 45.5 mm face and I have a 7.5 inch wrist and it still looks pretty big on my arm.

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^^Sweet Seamaster.
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Here's a crappy picture of my Omega Seamaster Professional Planet Ocean I got for Fathers Day. It's a 45.5 mm face and I have a 7.5 inch wrist and it still looks pretty big on my arm.



"verrrrrrrry nice'a"-Borat


I love that watch, especially the XL version like you have, i tried one on and diddnt want to take it off..... =(
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Old 06-20-2007, 12:28 PM   #177
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^^^ 45.5mm is pretty big... and I mean that in a good way
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I've already noticed a bunch of people staring at this and one "nice watch". I love a heavy watch over a big watch, but this to me is the perfect size and weight.
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Old 07-18-2007, 10:02 AM   #179
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Maurice Lacroix, Tag Heuer, Seiko, and a few other's from over-seas all chronographs....

Here is my main watch....the Maurice

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Old 07-18-2007, 10:46 AM   #180
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how much was that one?
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Old 07-18-2007, 11:01 AM   #181
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how much was that one?
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Old 07-18-2007, 12:11 PM   #182
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does your dad actually wear that?
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Old 12-29-2007, 01:51 PM   #183
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Just picked up this beauty last week and figured it was time to bump this thread.

This is the updated version of the Rolex GMT-Master II. Differences over the last version include a ceramic bezel, new 3186 movement, polished center links on the bracelet, an improved clasp and the addition of the much heavier duty triplock crown. The so-called Maxi Dial has also been added, which includes slightly fatter hands, larger indices and bigger numbers on the bezel. Rolex is also now using green lettering on this watch. This particular GMT allows you to track time in three separate time zones, making it ideal for those who travel.

It's my first Rollie and I have to say I'm impressed with the quality and good looks of this piece. Rolex is not for everyone, but I'm loving this watch so far. Understated classic design and great ruggedness. Enjoy the pics.






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Old 12-29-2007, 02:07 PM   #184
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That's a nice looking watch. Now go clean off the pen mark on your hand
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Old 12-29-2007, 02:13 PM   #185
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Old 12-29-2007, 09:24 PM   #186
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Had it for awhile now. and i have to say this bitch takes a beating
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^^^ is "Eco Drive" just means it's automatic?
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Had it for awhile now. and i have to say this bitch takes a beating
Are you talking about the GMT? If so, congrats!

Edit: Disregard, your pic didn't show up the first time. That's a really nice Skyhawk.

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^^^ is "Eco Drive" just means it's automatic?
Citizen Eco Drives are light powered watches and don't ever need batteries. Light is absorbed through the face of the watch and stored in a capacitor. When fully charged most have about a six month power reserve if they are hidden from light.

I have a couple and they're great everyday watches, accurate and they have quite a few cool models.
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Edit: didnt see your edit.


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Citizen Eco Drives are light powered watches and don't ever need batteries. Light is absorbed through the face of the watch and stored in a capacitor. When fully charged most have about a six month power reserve if they are hidden from light.

I have a couple and they're great everyday watches, accurate and they have quite a few cool models.
I see.... thanks
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For you guys with the small wrists and the big watches, don't you feel odd wearing something so huge? I have small wrists and feel that the big watch faces look silly on me.
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I've had a shyhawk titanium for a few years and I love this watch. It does take a beating and the Eco - Drive is something I can recommend to anyone.

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For you guys with the small wrists and the big watches, don't you feel odd wearing something so huge? I have small wrists and feel that the big watch faces look silly on me.
It depends on how small your wrists are. Some of the newer watches are huge, as big as 50mm case diameters, but the Rolex I pictured above is 40mm, which I feel is an ideal size in a sport watch regardless of your wrist size. Personally, I don't really care for the current trend of very large watches.

Also, I'm a big guy and that plays into it as well. It's how it looks in the overall context of things that matters most, IMO. Thankfully, there are lots of options and choices, so you can easily find a watch that suits you. Getting the bracelet sized correctly is a big factor too.
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have had it for a couple of years now,almost time to upgrade...its a breitling superocean automatic with 1.5 ct VS2 G...sorry for the crappy pic, taken on my phone a few days ago
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Alright, I'll join in.



I can't say I'm a watch collector or connoisseur, but I have a few watches I like. I don't like heavy things on my wrist so I was drawn right to Skagen. I currently have three and one got lost in the mail on the way to the factory for a battery change. One titanium and two stainless: one sliver band and one black band (3,4 and 5 in the lineup)

When I started Scuba lessons, I needed a dive watch with a rotating bezel, which spooked me since they are so massive. I found a Wenger titanium in the Bahamas that is nice and light (2nd in lineup).

I have an old Omega given to me my a father that looks a lot like te3Point5's Omega on the first page (1st in lineup). I believe that was a generous gift. The less-generous gifts are the two Danbury Mint watches on the end (6,7). Too heavy and too shiny for my taste.

I'm certainly not at the level of the rest of you. I haven't spent more than $150 for a watch and it's hard for me to find a watch style that suits me. Movado might, but I don't want to be "look at me, I wear a Movado."
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I've had a shyhawk titanium for a few years and I love this watch. It does take a beating and the Eco - Drive is something I can recommend to anyone.

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^^^ 45.5mm is pretty big... and I mean that in a good way
The new Marathon CSAR and JSAR is HUGE! (so is the price)

http://www.countycomm.com/CSAR.htm

52mm from end to end.
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The new Marathon CSAR and JSAR is HUGE! (so is the price)

http://www.countycomm.com/CSAR.htm

52mm from end to end.
about how much do they run?



edit: nevermind.... I didn't scroll down enough to see the price at the bottom.
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For you guys with the small wrists and the big watches, don't you feel odd wearing something so huge? I have small wrists and feel that the big watch faces look silly on me.
that Rolex looks too big for the wearer's wrist
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