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      04-01-2013, 02:20 PM   #199
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      04-01-2013, 02:53 PM   #200
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i have my own collections too....sneakers and watches
these are my " Big 3" ..Breitling Super Ocean..Corum Admiral Cup 44 ..& Rolex OP Date with customized diamond bezel..as i could not afford to keep my collections if everything is top of the line..but i try to match my sneakers and my watches
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      04-01-2013, 03:25 PM   #201
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      04-01-2013, 07:24 PM   #202
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my ROLEX 116610LV and BMW F30 328i

this is my Favorite watch. i took this pic at a stop light

my car is F30 alpine white with coral red seats

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      04-02-2013, 12:13 AM   #203
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i have my own collections too....sneakers and watches
these are my " Big 3" ..Breitling Super Ocean..Corum Admiral Cup 44 ..& Rolex OP Date with customized diamond bezel..as i could not afford to keep my collections if everything is top of the line..but i try to match my sneakers and my watches
Iron, your Nike collection rivals my own. I am more of a runner fan myself (air maxes especially) but I have a special place in my heart for early Jordans. I think I am at well over 40 pairs at this point in time.

At anyrate, my watch collection currently:
1980 Rolex OysterQuartz DateJust (grad school present from my father, it was his watch before, bought it the year I was born)
2008 Rolex Explorer II White Dial
2009 Tag Heuer Formula 1
2011 IWC Mark XVI (have a picture somewhere on another thread)
2013 Tudor Heritage Black Bay -> absolutely love this watch, and I'm glad Tudor is coming back to the US.

I think from here on out I would like a ceramic GMT master, and maybe a Patek to round out the collection. And maybe an old school sub. And maybe a Daytona...

Will try and remember to add pictures when I get home from work later this morning.
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      04-02-2013, 01:29 AM   #204
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Omega sea master
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Now shopping for a Rolex millgaus
I'm looking for a Milgauss (GV of course) myself.

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Here is my $.02

Don't buy a watch because it cost's a lot. Buy something you like. Decide what it is about a watch that is important to you.

For example, I have a Speedmaster Pro because I love the whole moon-watch heritage. I have a JLC Master Calendar because for the money, you will not find a more classic watch with extensive lineage and in house movements. I have rolex's because I can beat the hell out of them and they never skip a tick. I buy watches that fit a niche in my life while at the same time fulfill the root qualities that I admire in a good watch.

For me I am willing to pay $$ for a company with heritage and lineage and a history for pride in quality and class. I prefer watch makers that have "in house movements", meaning they design, test, manufacture, and assemble the "guts" of the watch themselves (which believe it or not can cost millions and is more and more rare these days with watch brands). You'd be surprised how many $10,000.00+ watches have ETA/Valijoux (off the shelf) movements in them, in which case you are strictly paying for the right to wear the name. (The Louis Erard uses a Valijoux).

I too like the idea of being able to buy a quality watch, make a couple of decades worth of memories with it, and then be able to hand it down to my children. For me, that sort of idea very much lends itself to the romantics of owning and wearing a quality watch.

In my opinion, if you don't want to break the bank, and want something with impeccable lineage that your son will be proud (and extremely lucky) to wear, you can find few better, dollar for dollar, than a JLC Master Control, (can be found new around $5200.00 or pre-owned for a bit less). If you are absolutely constrained to the $3000.00 range, I would look at Chronoswiss. Strong lineage, in house movements, great looking watches, and in your price range. I would be proud to wear a Chronoswiss on my wrist.

Again, just figure out what it is that attracts you to watches, and what's important to you. You can't go wrong if you buy what YOU like!
Brilliant bit of advice. Especially on the ETA and the Panerais etc that have them and people don't even care that they got a Swatch movement inside... Which is fine, but shouldn't cost that much!

For this reason for my diving needs I bought the SKX007 and use it on a rubber band (also have an oyster with solid end links) - for diving Id be hesitating with the Sub! In fact the SKX007 is what I see most on any dive boats. So to add to your Chronoswiss bit of advice, I'd go further and say - you wanna have an inhouse movement but don't want to break the bank? Get the Seiko. Doesn't have to be the Grand Seiko Spring Drive which is one of the best watches for the price, but see their automatic diver's range - Tuna, Sumo or SKX007/9 or even Monster if you like a bigger wearing watch. They have a very reliable movement that you don't have to pay 500-900 USD per few years to service either.

I think the Rolex SUbmariner (no date!) is the best classic diver watch, and Milgauss is for personal taste and what went into it - I just admire it a lot for that (the green crystal version I prefer).

A good watch will usually be hard to find for under 10k USD which ticks all the right boxes. But it will be well worth it.

I think the Rolex in many ways as Forbes once wrote, is the watch you have to get to in the end and wearing it on a Nato or whatever without a care is the way to go. You go through "omg, it's got the cyclops it's awesome" phase to "it's the lazy lazy company overcharging for old design" to "god damn, this is such a workhorse I now get it why this is a good watch".


For what it's worth, my to-buy list has: Milgauss GV (soon), Submariner (black face/bezel), GMT with Pepsi bezel. Then I'll consider adding a Zenith as a dress watch and Tag Monaco as a fashion watch (blue leather and face). Also like the Seamaster Omega which could be another nice dive watch to own (and much cheaper to service than Rolex). Oh, and gotta get me a Gshock while I remember for all those hiking trips etc. That's the true "military" watch actually.
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      04-02-2013, 05:35 AM   #205
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I inherited a Rolex Oyster Speedking and just bought a 335i, first Rolex and BMW but at 21 I've plenty of time to collect both!
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      04-02-2013, 07:27 AM   #206
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I have an M lifestyle watch, a Rolex Datejust II that I wear most of the time as well as several limited edition Fossil watches and a Gucci.

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      04-02-2013, 10:38 AM   #207
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Sport one: Omega planet ocean orange bezel & rubber black strap.
Sophisticated one: Panerai PAM111 on custom handmade strap.
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      04-02-2013, 10:59 AM   #208
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Over the (many) years I had some Rolexes (Sub/LN GMT Ceramic Deep Sea, SS Daytona), some IWC(Portofino, Fliegerchrono, Doppelchrono, Big Inge twice, Vintage Inge, BP 5004), some Zenith El Primero, Girard Perregaux F300, a few JLC(Polaris ltd, Compressor Chrono, Navy Seals Alarm) , a few Omegas 2500 PO, Panerai 320, a '69 Breitling Chronomatic, Avenger Seawolf , AP RO SS and ROO SS rubberclad(nice brand but way overpriced!), and now a Navitimer 01 Limited steel/croco. Runs very very accurate. The best besides the Rolex 16610/116610 I had.

+ 0.2 s /24h or stays within 0/0 24h...for a week. amazing for a mech watch.

I'm in the watchbusiness btw.

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      04-02-2013, 11:08 AM   #209
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Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar in Gold
Tag Monaco
Ulysse Nardin GMT
Graham Silverstone Limited in Orange and carbon fiber (matches the 1M)
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      04-02-2013, 01:17 PM   #210
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Big watch guy here. My daily piece is a U-Boat Classico CAS 53mm Chrono.
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      04-02-2013, 05:06 PM   #211
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I want to buy a breguet classique but damn 80k on a watch is expensive...

Been using a Rolex oyster when I feel like wearing a watch.. Have a bunch of vintage ones but am not a fan of wearing yellow gold.
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Loving this thread!

I currently own a Tag Heuer Link Calibre 5 Day Date,

Would love to upgrade to Rolex Submariner eventually
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Oh yes, watches, love 'em

Own a Rolex Sub 16610 and Omega Seamaster Pro Titanium, plus I have my late fathers early 80's vintage Rolex Bi-Metal Datejust.

Would love an original WW2 vintage 1939 Hanhart Fliegerchronograph, and a Patek Philippe Gondola 5098 as well though.
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Scratch resistant materials are my thing so I have a Rado ceramica not a mark on it as its made from the same materials as space shuttle re-entry tiles
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