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Old 06-08-2007, 09:08 AM
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my cellphone is my watch. I used to wear a watch back in college but the idea of wearing something huge on my wrist just for knowing the time made me stop wearing one.

Nice watches BTW.
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^^Someone on here once said "a watch isn't for telling time," implying it's for jewerly/status.

Anyway, what kind of watch can I get for ~$1500? Tag, Omega, Movado, what else? I'm thinking about upgrading my Swiss Army.
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Old 06-08-2007, 09:35 AM
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Tags are awesome and they're A LOT cheaper than Rolex which I personally think besides all the flashy materials it's made with is overrated. My family's jewelry store supports Tag as it's top line watch (for a local jewelry store, not a chain or anything). That's how I was able to get my Tag, but over the years monitoring them, they've seemed to have the least problems. They're durable, you don't have to worry about breaking them (although I always feel that way anyway) and they save you money compared to other top brands.
Care to hook an AZ brother out? I'm not normally a hug Tag fan, but I absolutely love the Monaco auto with a croc band. It's a gorgeous watch.
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this is the watch i have now.



i've had it for almost 4 years now. it was a graduation present from my parents.

it's been a great watch, and i've never had any problems with it. it's also my first automatic watch.

i like it because i've always wanted a tag, and i really wanted a watch with a black face. and it's simple and not flashy or extravagant. i think it fits my personality well.

however, i wish it was a bit bigger.

i've been eyeing this watch for awhile. looking for one with a white face with guages (not sure what they're called) on them. i like how it looks and feels and it's not too expensive.

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Old 06-08-2007, 09:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Mike 350Z
^^Someone on here once said "a watch isn't for telling time," implying it's for jewerly/status.

Anyway, what kind of watch can I get for ~$1500? Tag, Omega, Movado, what else? I'm thinking about upgrading my Swiss Army.
My advice is if you're going to spend that kind of money on a watch, don't get a quartz movement. So that rules out Movado. When you get into the higher categories of watches, you should be paying for the movement as well as the looks.
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Old 06-08-2007, 09:42 AM
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for those of you guys with automatics, how do you keep the time moving if you're not wearing them for a few days?

like i don't wear my watch on the weekends so by monday morning, i have to reset the time and day. gets pretty annoying.
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^^^That being said...here's one of my favs...
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Old 06-08-2007, 09:49 AM
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Originally Posted by JediMindTricks
for those of you guys with automatics, how do you keep the time moving if you're not wearing them for a few days?

like i don't wear my watch on the weekends so by monday morning, i have to reset the time and day. gets pretty annoying.
Get a watch winder box. They're quite helpful in keeping your watches running. A lot of boxes also have settings that will change winding directions and only wind it for a certain period of time.
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Old 06-08-2007, 10:19 AM
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It's a little beat up, but what can you expect-I wear it everyday.

I have a Philippe Charriol for my formal watch.
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Just yesterday I noticed the 1/10sec feature on my Tag 2000 chronograph isnt working. dammit.dammit.dammit.

The watch is only 7-8yrs old.
A reputable jeweler should be able to repair it for you, or at least refer you to a good watch person. If all else fails, send it to Tag. It may just need a cleaning.
When I bought my Omega, the jeweler said a mechanical watch should be cleaned every 3-5 years, depending on the amount of usage.
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Old 06-08-2007, 10:26 AM
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Get a watch winder box. They're quite helpful in keeping your watches running. A lot of boxes also have settings that will change winding directions and only wind it for a certain period of time.
Thanks!
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Originally Posted by Ryee
Get a watch winder box. They're quite helpful in keeping your watches running. A lot of boxes also have settings that will change winding directions and only wind it for a certain period of time.

People that end up owning more than one automatic, or even just one, often go this route. They vary in price and usually aren't that expensive. That way your watch is always ready when you need it.
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Originally Posted by Mike 350Z
^^Someone on here once said "a watch isn't for telling time," implying it's for jewerly/status.

Anyway, what kind of watch can I get for ~$1500? Tag, Omega, Movado, what else? I'm thinking about upgrading my Swiss Army.
Really, then people must think I'm a broke ass dude. It's ok
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Old 06-08-2007, 10:35 AM
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Originally Posted by ryee
My advice is if you're going to spend that kind of money on a watch, don't get a quartz movement. So that rules out Movado. When you get into the higher categories of watches, you should be paying for the movement as well as the looks.


Originally Posted by Mike 350Z
^^Someone on here once said "a watch isn't for telling time," implying it's for jewerly/status.

Anyway, what kind of watch can I get for ~$1500? Tag, Omega, Movado, what else? I'm thinking about upgrading my Swiss Army.
I know for a fact you can get a Seamaster Professional online for around that price. Just beware of gray market items...make sure you get a U.S warranty. I think you could find a Tag for that money, too. Try a search.

Ryee is right, IMO. Get a mechanical. They're sweet and very nice to wear. There's just something about the precision movements that you don't get from a quartz. More "soul" if you like.

EDIT: before anyone chimes in, I know quartz watches are technically more accurate that mechanicals, but that's not the point. It the experience of wearing a mechanical that a quartz can't match, in my opinion.

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Old 06-08-2007, 10:39 AM
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where do you guys take your watches to get them cleaned and to remove scratches?
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Originally Posted by JediMindTricks
where do you guys take your watches to get them cleaned and to remove scratches?
The bottom of my shirt
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Originally Posted by waTSX



I know for a fact you can get a Seamaster Professional online for around that price. Just beware of gray market items...make sure you get a U.S warranty. I think you could find a Tag for that money, too. Try a search.

Ryee is right, IMO. Get a mechanical. They're sweet and very nice to wear. There's just something about the precision movements that you don't get from a quartz. More "soul" if you like.

EDIT: before anyone chimes in, I know quartz watches are technically more accurate that mechanicals, but that's not the point. It the experience of wearing a mechanical that a quartz can't match, in my opinion.
While this can be true, if you get a COSC certified watch, you've got the best of both worlds.
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Old 06-08-2007, 11:03 AM
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Originally Posted by JediMindTricks
Thanks!
NP. Check them out. If you like watches and see yourself purchasing more autos in the future, it'd be very advantageous to get a box with multiple winders in it.
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Old 06-08-2007, 11:04 AM
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Really, then people must think I'm a broke ass dude. It's ok
ditto. i look like an asian joe schmo...hell, even drive like one. Only status thing i have is my hair...as noone can tell me what to do with it...it's my mane!!!
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Old 06-08-2007, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by JediMindTricks
where do you guys take your watches to get them cleaned and to remove scratches?
A jeweler who sells higher-end timepieces should have on site, or be able to refer you to, a good watchmaker, who can both clean the movement and remove scratches from the case. Just make sure the individual is reputable and has experience with your particular brand of watch.
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Old 06-08-2007, 12:07 PM
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Mike 350Z- You can get a very nice Tag Link Automatic in the $1,500 range, I'd find the closest local dealer and take a look, you'll fall in love

JediMindTricks- With an automatic, if I'm not using it for a few days I just let it run out. When I go to use it again, it only takes 30 seconds to change the date and time and once it's on your wrist it'll start going again. Or if you're really motivated to keep the time going, just grab it and shake it a bunch maybe once or twice a day and it'll simulate it being worn to keep it going.

For scratch removal, take it to any high-end jeweler, preferably one that sells the specific watch you own. As for cleaning, you could either do the same or some companies actually will clean it for free or very little fee (under $100 for complete touch up and anything new needed).


My Tag actually had some problems with the winding and I sent it into Tag and they basically gave me an entire new mechanical system for the watch. They're really good with their customers.
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Originally Posted by JediMindTricks
this is the watch i have now.

Mine is close to that, but I've got the Blue Aquaracer Automatic Watch. I have no need for a 'chronograph' and extra buttons on the watch. I used to only wear it for work, but I'm wearing it all the time now. I've had it for about 1 year and 3 months and I'd say it's holding up good (face has no scratches -- it's supposed to be scratch proof -- but I do have a few marks on the band/crown.

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^^That's a good looking watch
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My friend works at Nixon and got me a good deal. They were both $299, got each for $175.


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nice watches. the gf got me this a couple months ago

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I really like that black one, lembowski. it's not really my style, but it looks good.
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I really like that black one, lembowski. it's not really my style, but it looks good.
Looks good on the arm
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I'm not normally a hug Tag fan, but I absolutely love the Monaco auto with a croc band. It's a gorgeous watch.


But, don't YOU have a Panerai (Ryee)? It'll probably be my next watch.

I LOVE the my Monaco, I get a lot of compliments... especially from women

the winder I picked up NEW off eBay for about $30!!!


the digital/brown leather watch is a Diesel... and I hate to say this, but I get as much compliments if not more than the Monaco with it, the big-ass watch on the right is a Nike watch, It tells me things like the temperature, altitude, barometric pressure and has a compass, cuz the outdoorsy guy like me, it really comes in handy The bottom one, is my first Tag, I think the only time I wear it is when I'm wearing a suit WITH a tie... if it's an occasion where I'm wearing a suit/button down shirt but NO tie... then I'll wear the Monaco... Jeans, t-shirt, boots/casual dates...-Diesel



but the watch I wear the most, is the Mio... it reads my heartrate with out having to wear a f-ing chest strap.... and YES, I use the function quite often (obviously when I'm doing cardio)

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My friend works at Nixon and got me a good deal. They were both $299, got each for $175.



wow, I love that black watch!
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Looks good on the arm
How much was it? I might seriously get one!
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From top left
1) Rousseau automatic
2) Tag Heuer Link chrono
3) Invicta automatic
4) Omega Seamaster
5) Invicta automatic
6) Oris F1 Team Chronograph

Couple of cheapos on the bottom that I don't wear much.



The Oris is definitely my favorite
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Current daily watch(mine has the day between 4 and 5, not above 6)


Fun watch that is going up in value at a ridiculous rate


My next watch
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How much was it? I might seriously get one!
Retail is $299, you can get them cheaper on ebay if you check.
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^ done! I'd think it's in the thousands lol...

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Only watches I like. The rest pretty much look like shit.
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^ way to insult some of the watch owners ...
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Looking into an Omega and Tissot for purchase later this year...

I've got the same Citizen, which I've used as my daily watch for about 3 years now. I also sport this sometimes...I know, I have a great collection!!!



Oh and this one, but w/out the diamond, and it's got a blue background


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^ way to insult some of the watch owners ...

I don't expect anyone to agree with me. Just I've never really been a fan of any other watch.
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