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      12-14-2011, 04:48 PM   #1189
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      12-14-2011, 05:12 PM   #1190
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My Sub I will wear daily til it wears out, or I get another watch so I can switch things up. I'm not going to covet my watch.

I'm learning to be aware that I'm wearing my watch, but like I said, it is hitting doorknobs and other things, and I thought I'd take a $10 chance on the protector film. If it detracts from the visual experience I won't use it.

I'll determine if it is lame, if it is, it won't be installed on my watch.




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Just remember to put your watch arm behind your back when you walk through doors. I'm really hard on my Panerai because it's so tall, but it's to wear so fugit.

The vinyl thing is pretty lame IMHO.
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      12-14-2011, 05:36 PM   #1191
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My dd is the Breitling Skyland Avenger...used to have a Blackbird but sold that one...Breitlings are decent quality but certainly not a top top tier watch imho...watch snobs seem to like Audemar Piguet, Jaeger Lecoultre and Patek Philip's....followed by Rolex, Panerai, IWC, Omega....Im sure I left off many.
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      12-15-2011, 03:51 AM   #1192
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What does everyone think about Hublot? They just released a new alloy today: unscratchabke 18 carat gold. They've found a method of taking 24 carat gold and melting it at 2000 degrees and pressurized it under 2000 barometers to fuse it with ceramic. They claim it is unscratchable and are declaring it a new precious metal. They have a 20 year exclusive patent.

Supposedly in a hundred yeas the watch will be unscratched and look brand new.
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      12-15-2011, 08:33 AM   #1193
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Breitling Chronomat - instruments for professionals fellas. Can't be rockin a little boys timepiece with a BMW. Too bad we can't all post vids of the watches, too many fakes out there with a ticking second hand instead of a smooth turn
Lots of authentic older Breitlings tick and lots of fakes with inexpensive ETA movements turn smooth.. Videos wouldn't help..
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      12-15-2011, 01:52 PM   #1194
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I have a chronomat from the mid 80's that I don't wear - smooth moving. thanks for the info though
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      12-15-2011, 10:21 PM   #1195
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What does everyone think about Hublot? They just released a new alloy today: unscratchabke 18 carat gold. They've found a method of taking 24 carat gold and melting it at 2000 degrees and pressurized it under 2000 barometers to fuse it with ceramic. They claim it is unscratchable and are declaring it a new precious metal. They have a 20 year exclusive patent.

Supposedly in a hundred yeas the watch will be unscratched and look brand new.
Hublot big bang SS will be my next watch. Surprised that no one else here posted a hublot in their collection. Much better value then a new sub.
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      12-15-2011, 10:25 PM   #1196
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New purchase today.... Pleased so far.
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      12-15-2011, 10:28 PM   #1197
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tryed on a Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso Classic a few days ago.... was very tempted. Fit and finish was flawless.
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      12-16-2011, 01:17 PM   #1198
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I found these in my searches. I really dig the handmade artisan skeleton watches.

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      12-16-2011, 10:14 PM   #1199
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skeletons are the best...
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      12-17-2011, 02:33 PM   #1200
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I've been doing a lot of reseach recently for my next watch purchase, I want to go for a high end one, and have been talking lots to my father about it.

He is an avid collector and has a lot to say about it, but never trys to encourage me towards one over another, which i appreciate.

He sent me a list of things to consider, so i thought it would share.

1) Never settle. Compromise.
If a Rolex is really what you want, don't throw away money on a Seiko just to buy. Save that money toward the Rolex. If need be, buy a used model and have it refurbished.

2) Whenever possible, pay cash.
Don't rob Peter to pay Paul. Avoid credit cards like the plague; interest rates eat up discounts. Buy what you can afford.

3) Buy for YOU, not someone else.
If you look long and hard enough you will find someone in TZ, or somewhere else who will criticize your choice no matter what it is. Buy for you, not to impress someone else.

4) Consider the movement.
Consider the movement in the watch. Shoot for in-house or fine base calibers like the Zenith El Primero, Piguet, Lemania, Venus...but don't buy a style you don't like simply because the movement is a great one. You can't wear a watch inside-out.

5) Consider the manufacturer.
There are great ones to choose from but never buy just because of the name! Patek is considered one of the finest, if not the best manufacturer out there. But if you don't like the designs, don't buy one!

6) You won't become the watch. The watch won't change you. It is a watch. Einstein had a Patek, Hemingway wore Rolex and Omega. If you buy a Patek it won't make you a genius, and neither an Omega or Rolex will improve your writing.

7) Size matters.
Large watches are a fad and a style. Some really look good. Consider your wrist size because a really oversized watch on a small wrist looks sloppy. If you do buy a large watch, make sure your shirt cuffs will fit over it. You don't want to have to redo your wardrobe to fit your watch!

8) Get Insurance. You will sleep better.

9) There is always going to be a better deal.
Shortly after you make a purchase, you will spot that exact same model selling for less. It is one of life's little jokes. Don't let it bother you.

10) Keep in mind that sales people are usually only objective about watches that they sell.

11) The journey can be more fun than the destination.
Shortly after a purchase you may experience a let down. Let it pass, it's normal.

12) If it is broke, fix it.
To err is human. It is better to fix a mistake than try to live with it. If you really aren't happy with a purchase, get rid of it!

13) Consider color.
All stainless steel, all white gold, all platinum with a bracelet goes with everything. With a black strap, almost everything. 18k&black strap is dressy. 18k&brown strap is elegant but more casual, and looks good with browns, tans, blues, yellow, green, and sometimes even gray. White dials are dressier and easier to read, black dials are more cool and sporty.

14) Accuracy is relative.
Your self-winding watch isn't as accurate as your quartz. However it can be 99% accurate. Off by just a few seconds out of over 80,000 each day is pretty amazing.

15) Take care of your good watches.
Get them serviced, keep them clean. They'll last longer than you will.

16) This is want, not need.
No one ever needs a luxury watch, this is about want. If you ask yourself, "do I need this?" the honest answer is always, "no."

17) Never buy a watch as an investment.
Some watches will retain value, most don't. The watch that actually appreciates in value is unique and chances are it will be your grandchildren who benefit, not you.

18) No one watch will statisfy you completely. There is no single definitive model.

19) The more you know, the less you need.
A collection of 4 exceptional watches is better than a collection of 10 mediocre ones.

20) Only engrave if it is a special gift.

21) Buy what you will wear, not for an occasion.
Don't run out and buy a dressy watch for just one special night. You probably have one you can wear that will be just fine, or don't wear one at all.

22) Wear it.
If it has been two months since you wore it, you don't really like it. Get something you want to wear.

23) Limited is usually a marketing term.
Limited to 5,000 pieces is not limited. Limited to 2,000 isn't either.
Really limited is 30. Or 10. Or one.

24) You don't have to justify to anyone except yourself.
Someone will someday say, "you paid that much for a watch!!!" You are not obligated to explain, and they won't understand anyway.

25) Don't look at the Patek on the other guy's wrist and be envious. Look at the watch on your wrist and be happy. Don't judge anyone by the watch they wear, including yourself.
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      12-17-2011, 03:33 PM   #1201
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      12-17-2011, 03:38 PM   #1202
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For the money, I like those Hamiltons...was going to get the Aviation X Fuel watch...for true automatics, very reasonably priced.


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      12-17-2011, 09:56 PM   #1203
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Jaeger LeCoultre Master Compressor Diving GMT
How are you liking your Jaeger? I'm looking at getting a Reverso for my next investment. I'm getting 2 priced out right now, and it just comes down to which I like better after.

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For the money, I like those Hamiltons...was going to get the Aviation X Fuel watch...for true automatics, very reasonably priced.
So far i'm pretty happy with it, I haven't worn it to work as i move boxes and am around lots of liquids, so i wear a brushed stanless watch that won't show marks.

but the time i've had it on, I've loved it.

And it wasn't badly priced at all, I was very pleased when I saw the price for the quality. I love the sounds it makes. It's so mechanical sounding.
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      12-17-2011, 11:35 PM   #1204
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JLC under the tree...havent worn it yet...but its light cause its titanium.

Not sure what the Reverso looks like.

Most watches in the Hamilton price range are quartz rather than auto's.


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How are you liking your Jaeger? I'm looking at getting a Reverso for my next investment. I'm getting 2 priced out right now, and it just comes down to which I like better after.



So far i'm pretty happy with it, I haven't worn it to work as i move boxes and am around lots of liquids, so i wear a brushed stanless watch that won't show marks.

but the time i've had it on, I've loved it.

And it wasn't badly priced at all, I was very pleased when I saw the price for the quality. I love the sounds it makes. It's so mechanical sounding.
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JLC under the tree...havent worn it yet...but its light cause its titanium.

Not sure what the Reverso looks like.

Most watches in the Hamilton price range are quartz rather than auto's.
mine's an auto, I made sure to get one. My days of quartz are becoming history slowly.

I'm sure you'll love the JLC I was looking at all sorts of them this morning, mouth watering.

I'll grab a picture of the reverso

it's the ones where you turn the face over to expose the back, but you can keep wearing it that way. But some actually have an extra time zone or something on the back.
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example of 2 faces

the one picture is deceiving as it shows both faces at the same time, it's just combining the 2 so you can see both side by side.

the original reverso is from 1931 and is only just over 2mm thick, has a clean back on it, and just a simple face. the idea behind it was the first sports watch. when you didn't want to take it off to play sports, you just flipped the face around to protect it.
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Back in 2009, I purchased the Monaco (CAW2111) seen below. It has always been my favorite watch and I was lucky to find one. The movie poster was purchased at September's Baltimore Grand Prix and it helped extend the racing theme started by a 1957 F1 Monaco print.

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Back in 2009, I purchased the Monaco (CAW2111) seen below. It has always been my favorite watch and I was lucky to find one. The movie poster was purchased at September's Baltimore Grand Prix and it helped extend the racing theme started by a 1957 F1 Monaco print.

That's a good find! Made better by the photo of Steve McQueen.
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ordering Jaeger-Lecoultre Grand Reverso Duo today.
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      12-27-2011, 11:56 AM   #1210
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Did you get your Reverso?

I'm looking at getting another watch soon. Trying to educate myself, as there's just so many.

I'm looking in the 3 to 5 range. There's a bunch of styles I like. I already have my Sub, but I can live with another diver's style, also looking at Ball, IWC, Panerai, or possibly a hand-wind artisan skeleton.

I found an Omega 1969 Pre-Moon Speedmaster that looks very nice.
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