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Old 12-31-2007, 07:44 AM   #201
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I started collecting a year ago. So far I have: Omega Speedmaster Professional, Omega Seamaster Bond edition, 5 Seikos, 2 Citizens, 4 Invictas, and a Movado.
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Old 12-31-2007, 12:12 PM   #202
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That's a good collection. I've had a SMP for about five years and love it. Great watches and a real good value.
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Old 12-31-2007, 12:16 PM   #203
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that Rolex looks too big for the wearer's wrist
Trust me, it's not. Wrists swell and shrink with the temps and it was about 38 degrees when I was outside shooting those pics. Like I said, it's as much how the watch fits in the overall context of your body that matters as much as anything, not just wrist size. Given the current trend towards massive watches, the Rollie is compact by comparison.
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Old 04-03-2008, 09:30 AM   #204
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Looking for two watches.

1. Blacked out would be nice, but it needs to be durable. None of this scratching the finish and showing the silver underneath. Not flashy. Used for daily wear but nice enough to be dressed up once in a while. Looking at Tag Forumla 1 styles, but if theres a better value out there, Im open. ~$500-600

2. Subtle mix of silver, gray and black tones. Nothing flashy. This also must be durable but nice. I want the best "value." I dont want a base BMW if I can get a loaded Infiniti, if ya know what I mean. Brand isnt set in stone. Prefer $600-700 but its for Daddy so Ill spend up to a grand.

This is for around Christmas, so I have time.
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Old 04-03-2008, 09:35 AM   #205
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traser makes some nice watches that might fit the bill.
http://www.traserh3watches.com/en/home/index.php

Sinn also:
http://www.sinnwatch.com/
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Old 04-03-2008, 09:36 AM   #206
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Sinn you would have to go used but there's some great deals out there.
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Old 04-03-2008, 09:53 AM   #207
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Looking for two watches.

1. Blacked out would be nice, but it needs to be durable. None of this scratching the finish and showing the silver underneath. Not flashy. Used for daily wear but nice enough to be dressed up once in a while. Looking at Tag Forumla 1 styles, but if theres a better value out there, Im open. ~$500-600

2. Subtle mix of silver, gray and black tones. Nothing flashy. This also must be durable but nice. I want the best "value." I dont want a base BMW if I can get a loaded Infiniti, if ya know what I mean. Brand isnt set in stone. Prefer $600-700 but its for Daddy so Ill spend up to a grand.

This is for around Christmas, so I have time.
Check out the Oris TT1. Pretty good value for a solid Swiss watch
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Old 04-03-2008, 09:54 AM   #208
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The Sinn watches are kinda

The Trasers are suite, though. Whats the target market for these? Seems like a nice watch with nice features for $300 http://www.watchmann.com/proddetail.asp?prod=P6502

I like this one too, but its too sporty
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Old 04-03-2008, 09:58 AM   #209
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Favorite watches are the Stowa Pro-diver with silver face and silver bezel and the massive caseback option.

For dressier they also make the Stowa Antea, great Bauhaus design. I love German watches, simple, understated, and well made.

I'm trying to figure out the whole appeal of Tag watches from a design standpoint, to me the design is pretty awful, almost resembling that of a Fossil watch. I think they look cheap.
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Check out the Oris TT1. Pretty good value for a solid Swiss watch
True. These are nice Daddy watches

http://www.amazon.com/Oris-Divers-Da...7234595&sr=1-4

http://www.amazon.com/Oris-Divers-Ti...234817&sr=1-12

The rest look like they have rubber straps
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True. These are nice Daddy watches

http://www.amazon.com/Oris-Divers-Da...7234595&sr=1-4

http://www.amazon.com/Oris-Divers-Ti...234817&sr=1-12

The rest look like they have rubber straps
Check out this site for more models: http://www.authenticwatches.com/oris.html

There's a bunch with rubber and SS straps in the TT1 as well as in the Williams F1.
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Old 04-03-2008, 10:42 AM   #212
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Check out Hamilton watches too.
http://www.hamiltonwatch.com
http://www.overstock.com/Jewelry-Wat.../2443/cat.html

They have lots of different styles for around that same price range. I'm planning on buying this one soon:
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Old 04-03-2008, 10:49 AM   #213
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Here is my sport watch



And here is my nice work / go out watch



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Old 04-03-2008, 10:49 AM   #214
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check out these too. same price range.

http://www.ballwatchusa.com/
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Old 04-03-2008, 01:48 PM   #215
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Tag Heuer watch service?

What am I looking at $$ wise for what i am hoping is a basic service?

Here is the watch (or similar):
Tag Heuer Auto

It's going on 5-years old, was barely touched for ~1 year to 1 1/2 years, I got it a little over two years ago and wear it all the time.

It "loses" time pretty quickly and lately the adjustment knob will pop out on it's own and it's next to impossible to screw it back in.

I'm back to my Fossil for the time being
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Old 06-16-2008, 01:36 PM   #216
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Thoughts? I can get this for $215 shipped



http://www.amazon.com/Mens-Seiko-Kin...3641299&sr=1-3
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very cool watch but where can you get it that cheap? that's a bargain.
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very cool watch but where can you get it that cheap? that's a bargain.
Direct Buy.

I know their Seiko pricing is quite cheap...Good thing I know someone who's a member.
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Old 06-16-2008, 03:21 PM   #219
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Citizen Eco-Drive... the only watch I've had in the past 10 years that didn't get fog under the crystal or fall apart after a few weeks. I love this watch.

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Old 06-16-2008, 03:23 PM   #220
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What I do need is a place to get cheaper Tags!

Still reallllly on the fence about spending $2800 on a new watch...the Seamaster works fine. Danged wants and vanity!
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Old 06-16-2008, 04:28 PM   #221
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I have a Rolex Sea-Dweller. Looks like a submariner but a little thicker, has a gas escape valve on the side and has no bubble for the date. It is just different enough that you don't really see one often. I had a kid checking me out at the grocery the other day, he told me "nice fake rolex, I can tell it's fake because it doesn't have the bubble." I said" yeah you caught me" and went on about my business.
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I'll add a new watch pic I took this morning

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Old 06-17-2008, 08:55 AM   #223
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Suite!! I hope to ad a Panerai to my collection soon...
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I'll add a new watch pic I took this morning

What's especially interesting about this pic is that Panerai never made a white dialed PAM 90 power reserve. Stop posting fakes people you're just begging for ownage.
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Old 06-17-2008, 10:15 AM   #225
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I need a couple extra links for my tag heuer 2000 Classic. Anybody know where I can get like one or two cheap?
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What's especially interesting about this pic is that Panerai never made a white dialed PAM 90 power reserve. Stop posting fakes people you're just begging for ownage.
Haha... that's why I didn't say anything about it, wanted to see how long it took to notice. The Omega is real, the PAM00090 was a $110 China purchase. It's also got the see thru back which is another giveaway. Other than that's it's not a bad auto for $100 bucks! They had black one's but I wanted white, since I just wear it around work and no one can tell the difference. I'll get a Panerai one day, but can't sink that much in one right now with a one year old at home.
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Good place to buy Omegas online??
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Haha... that's why I didn't say anything about it, wanted to see how long it took to notice. The Omega is real, the PAM00090 was a $110 China purchase. It's also got the see thru back which is another giveaway. Other than that's it's not a bad auto for $100 bucks! They had black one's but I wanted white, since I just wear it around work and no one can tell the difference. I'll get a Panerai one day, but can't sink that much in one right now with a one year old at home.
Haha it's not bad looking actually I bought a used panerai from someone online a while back and you basically have to become an expert in spotting fakes in order to be sure you aren't getting ripped off. You're the second person I've called out here for posting pic's of their fake Panny but the first to come right out and own up to it
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Check out Hamilton watches too.
http://www.hamiltonwatch.com
http://www.overstock.com/Jewelry-Wat.../2443/cat.html

They have lots of different styles for around that same price range. I'm planning on buying this one soon:
That looks freaking sick!! Oh wait, I mean cool as hell!
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Nice collection guys.

I'm still deciding between these two:




Any have any opinions on which they like better?
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If I had to pick, I'd pick the Accutron. Those watches aren't really my style though.
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Good place to buy Omegas online??

No. I would never buy a high-end watch online. You basically give up any warranty. Most are gray market. If it seems to good to be true....

Best place to purchase high-end watches is in the Carribbean. I've purchased my Omega Seamaster in St Thomas and Oris F1 chrono in Grand Cayman and saved a bunch of $$$.
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No. I would never buy a high-end watch online. You basically give up any warranty. Most are gray market. If it seems to good to be true....

Best place to purchase high-end watches is in the Carribbean. I've purchased my Omega Seamaster in St Thomas and Oris F1 chrono in Grand Cayman and saved a bunch of $$$.
Hmm, Maybe time to plan a trip to GC.

On a side note, it's amazing how much prices of watches have gone up. My dad bought me my Sea-Dweller in 1997 when I graduated from college. Suggested retail was $3600, he paid $3000 plus tax. Suggested retail is now $6250 I think.
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Used is really the way to go, especially for higher end watches. You can find mint condition used watches for 50-60% off on the watch forums.

Or just use this:
www.elitedealseeker.com
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No. I would never buy a high-end watch online. You basically give up any warranty. Most are gray market. If it seems to good to be true....

Best place to purchase high-end watches is in the Carribbean. I've purchased my Omega Seamaster in St Thomas and Oris F1 chrono in Grand Cayman and saved a bunch of $$$.
Another way is apparently via the duty-free boutiques if you travel internationally...for instance, I recall that watches were up to $500 less at Narita International Airport than they were retailing for back home.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong of course...
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Old 06-17-2008, 04:04 PM   #236
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Dont really wear my Tag anymore, looking to get rid of it. Sent off to Tag for complete overhaul that cost me close to $400. Have all boxes and books, bought new for $1400.

Asking $700 shipped or local to Milwaukee, WI.

This is identical to mine, I just dont have pics here at work....





My current watch is the following, daily watch!


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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.
I have a couple and I love them.

This one with a rubber band


and this one with a blue face
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a tad too ghetto for me to actually wear, so I just have this one hanging from a mirror in my room
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Check out Hamilton watches too.
http://www.hamiltonwatch.com
http://www.overstock.com/Jewelry-Wat.../2443/cat.html

They have lots of different styles for around that same price range. I'm planning on buying this one soon:
This is the nicest looking watch I've seen in a long time.



I can't find it or a price anywhere.
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^^ that is cool as hell, thanks for the heads up. Did some searching and came up with this :
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