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      08-14-2009, 10:56 AM   #45
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Does a 10k watch tell the time BETTER than a 50 one? No. And it needs constant "servicing."

Does a 40k car go faster, brake better, protect it's passengers better than, last longer than, often retain it's value better than a 2k one? Yes it does.

A 3k Rolex may use better parts than a 1k Longines- but a Casio will still kick both of it's butts for accuracy and reliability. And if it does break (unlikey - one of my G Shocks has lasted 12 years and has been horribly abused), then buy another.

The status part of BMWs is why I haven't had one until very recently - it totally put me off. I'm learning to live with it but it still makes me cringe - we bought the car because it's good. If a Skoda could do the same job, we'd have one of those instead.

Trust me - I have friends and relatives with serious money - none have a flashy watch. In fact the only wealthy person I know with one made his fortune from selling high end antique jewellery - so that's not a bad excuse.

It just seems that those with proper money don't feel the need to flash it - and nowhere is that more so than down here in Cornwall. And to me a flash watch, which performs no better than a cheapo one, is the embodiment of trying to shout about wealth. If you absolutely must have one, then why not try a subtle model like something low key from Patek Phillipe or similar? Because then I guess people might not notice it... It's a bit like spending thousands on a mechanical food blender - when an electric one does the job ten times better.

Xenon - it seems I have an ally. One that know his tyre sizes too!
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Xenon - it seems I have an ally. One that know his tyre sizes too!
The fact that you feel you need to have an ally makes me laugh....the OP was just asking opinion about two brands of watch, let's let him get it back on track.

I respect your views although I don't agree with them and obvioulsy vice versa. It's also Friday afternoon and time to wind down a little....

Jules.

ps thank god I don't wear a Rolex...
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Does a 10k watch tell the time BETTER than a 50 one? No. And it needs constant "servicing."

Does a 40k car go faster, brake better, protect it's passengers better than, last longer than, often retain it's value better than a 2k one? Yes it does.

A 3k Rolex may use better parts than a 1k Longines- but a Casio will still kick both of it's butts for accuracy and reliability. And if it does break (unlikey - one of my G Shocks has lasted 12 years and has been horribly abused), then buy another.

The status part of BMWs is why I haven't had one until very recently - it totally put me off. I'm learning to live with it but it still makes me cringe - we bought the car because it's good. If a Skoda could do the same job, we'd have one of those instead.

Trust me - I have friends and relatives with serious money - none have a flashy watch. In fact the only wealthy person I know with one made his fortune from selling high end antique jewellery - so that's not a bad excuse.

It just seems that those with proper money don't feel the need to flash it - and nowhere is that more so than down here in Cornwall. And to me a flash watch, which performs no better than a cheapo one, is the embodiment of trying to shout about wealth. If you absolutely must have one, then why not try a subtle model like something low key from Patek Phillipe or similar? Because then I guess people might not notice it... It's a bit like spending thousands on a mechanical food blender - when an electric one does the job ten times better.

Xenon - it seems I have an ally. One that know his tyre sizes too!
Why are you getting so worked up about this?

Some people like nice things that may be expensive...some people like nice things that are less expensive.

btw. Breitling in my opinion.
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ps thank god I don't wear a Rolex...
You vagrant...hahaha
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thats it sorted then guys i'm gettin a casio because 335diesel has given me a tellin off!!! LOL!!!! get off the stage mate its got scud all to do with status,wealth,casios or..........................food blenders!

I'm away for a beer
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Timex, low end Seiko, etc are allowed too BTW...
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Have never been one to wear a watch and doubt I ever will be.

Can't see the point in expensive watches; sure they might look nice but they don't tell the time any better than a cheapie.

The same doesn't apply to cars though......so I'm with 335d on this one.

My bro who lives/works in Kent is into all this expensive watch malarkey, it just fails to interest me.......but he drives a VW Passat! Says it all!
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Wouldn't it being a boring world if we were all the same?

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Nay to both! Mickey Mouse is where its at!

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Wouldn't it being a boring world if we were all the same?

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Indeed Steve, I guess you're right.

I'll sit on the fence with this one (but I still agree with ya '335!")
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What about Philippe Patek?
Its 'Patak Philippe' steph

Nice watches are male Jewellry simple.

I Have 2 Panerai, 1 Rolex, 1 Mont Blanc, 1 Oris. sold others

Some Have metal straps, some have brown alligator straps, black straps etc

Each worn with different clothes etc

I like my Panerai's the best as most people dont know what they are are and it nice walking around with 7k on your arm, it gives me i nice warm glow inside.

335diesel If its not your bag then fair play but lets not knock others that like them.

That like saying jesus you gat 335d in SE????? that is a shit spec mate and black is so last year. why not get cloth seats instead of leather what a waste and a sunroof should just use your a/c. And i know your response is because i like it and it fulfills my wants and needs. And that is the entire point.

I rest my case.

OP Rolex , because i think breitling are GASH way to look at me, better yet buy a Panerai thats a proper watch.
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Try getting of your high horse and think before you tarnish everyone who owns a decent quality watch with the same brush.....

A 335d being faster and breaking harder than a 320d is hardly a justifiable answer when there is a 15k gap in price....

A 3k Rolex/IWC/Breitling uses better quality parts than say a 1k Longines and you buy it based on this, it's ability to retain some of it's value and in some instances desirability. A 3k watch is nothing to person who spends 10k on one.....but are they buying one just for status?

Most people outside of BMW Ownership think that BMW Owners buy BMW's just for status.....is that the case with ALL BMW owners, does that make you a subject of your own rant?
As i said early on in this post BOTH ARE VERY NICE WATCHES !,buy the one that makes you smile ,its personal and to be honest no one will notice it apart from you ,
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Its 'Patak Philippe' steph

Nice watches are male Jewellry simple.

I Have 2 Panerai, 1 Rolex, 1 Mont Blanc, 1 Oris. sold others

Some Have metal straps, some have brown alligator straps, black straps etc

Each worn with different clothes etc

I like my Panerai's the best as most people dont know what they are are and it nice walking around with 7k on your arm, it gives me i nice warm glow inside.

335diesel If its not your bag then fair play but lets not knock others that like them.

That like saying jesus you gat 335d in SE????? that is a shit spec mate and black is so last year. why not get cloth seats instead of leather what a waste and a sunroof should just use your a/c. And i know your response is because i like it and it fulfills my wants and needs. And that is the entire point.

I rest my case.

OP Rolex , because i think breitling are GASH way to look at me, better yet buy a Panerai thats a proper watch.
no its not...its PATEK Philippe! lol
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Steve A - sort of fair enough! I do like the Mickey Mouse watch though...

As for the SE spec - it's all about stealth - at all costs...

My idea of a nightmare spec is a 318d with full M Sport kit...

Even I know it's PatEk Phillipe...
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OP Rolex , because i think breitling are GASH way to look at me, better yet buy a Panerai thats a proper watch.
Dont agree re Rolex vs Breitling in fact its the other way around IMO.

Totally agree re Panerai !!! Not many people actually know about them for some reason.
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no its not...its PATEK Philippe! lol
i was pissed and i cant spell at the best of times

my accountant wears one, personnally think they are really overpriced tat.
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i was pissed and i cant spell at the best of times

my accountant wears one, personnally think they are really overpriced tat.
a agree only old really men wear them too!
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Philippe Patek



Got it right...........


Just the other way round lol


Don't like them anyway so does not really matter
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I have seen a couple of very nice looking Panerais - even though I don't like flashy watches...

I like this one a lot...



But this will do a better job probably for 200:

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It is obvious and is inferred to in some of the above posts. i.e. One should always aim to wear a watch to suit the occasion.
e.g. 1) A black tie evening: Cartier Tank with Black Crocodile strap
2) On the yacht: Rolex Submariner
3) On the plane: Breitling Navitimer
4) in the City: Jaeger-le-coutre/Patek Philippe(I don't mind which!)

But nothing is perfect in my world!
But almost! Iv'e got a 320D M-Sport Le Man Blue on order.
Cheers!
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