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View Poll Results: Which watch maker's design do you like best?
A. Lange & Sonne 18 8.00%
Audemars Piguet 36 16.00%
Bedat 0 0%
Bell & Ross 19 8.44%
Blancpain 6 2.67%
Breguet 4 1.78%
Breitling 60 26.67%
Cartier 18 8.00%
Chopard 7 3.11%
Concord 2 0.89%
Corum 4 1.78%
Frank Muller 5 2.22%
Hublot 36 16.00%
Patek Philippe 39 17.33%
Panerai 56 24.89%
Omega 63 28.00%
Ulysse Nardin 13 5.78%
Vacheron Constantin 7 3.11%
Timex 6 2.67%
Hamilton 10 4.44%
Citizen 13 5.78%
Seiko 8 3.56%
Movado 10 4.44%
Rolex 79 35.11%
Krieger 0 0%
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      07-22-2013, 08:14 PM   #89
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Have several of these but I saw a Cartier once that literally made me salavate. The knob, hand and face designs are faaaaab
Which one? i'm partial to their classic tank watch and the Calibre ones. I recall back in the '80s or so, everyone and his brother, and sister, and nephew/niece, and cousin four times removed had to have a Santos. And this was the era when Seiko LaSalle was new and nifty, but you still saw more Cartier watches than you did Seiko and Timex combined. Nothing at all wrong with them per se but they had reached Rolex and Tag levels of ubiquity. One's special little indulgences aren't so special when everyone's got one too.

I'll admit buying one too -- I was no different than any other yuppie -- but I traded it in for something else in the '90s.
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I am partial to Rolex and Patek but i sure want a Carl F Bucherer Patravi EvoTec

http://www.carl-f-bucherer.com/kolle...0625.13.33.01/
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I am partial to Rolex and Patek but i sure want a Carl F Bucherer Patravi EvoTec

http://www.carl-f-bucherer.com/kolle...0625.13.33.01/
It looks nice.
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It looks nice.
Its hard to find and I tried it on in Geneva but is was way too many Sw Fr.

It'll be cheaper in the US so I just gotta find a dealer. Prob one I Chicago I bet.
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So as I was looking about the web for some reviews of various watches, and more info on Panerai in particular, I came across this guy call the Watch Snob. He's got a Miss Manners (Judith Martin) writing style, but I agree with a good many of his opinions. Even so, like a review of anything, one must consider one's own preferences and goals and choose what suits oneself regardless of what one or more reviewers think. The Watch Snob fellow's opinions seem to me to be based more around any given watch's merit as an element of a collection that might eventually be of note as a collection. If that's not something that matters, and one buys what appeals aesthetically, there's no reason to read the Watch Snob's commentary for it's damn near impossible to find a watch these days that won't keep accurate time.
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Its hard to find and I tried it on in Geneva but is was way too many Sw Fr.

It'll be cheaper in the US so I just gotta find a dealer. Prob one I Chicago I bet.
Well, I don't speak the language in which the site for which you provided a link is written, but there is an English version. You might want to try these folks http://store.jrdunn.com/ , but if that fails, and I were committed to buying one, I'd probably just contact them and ask for the phone number of a dealer in the U.S.

Good luck and all the best.
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Well, I don't speak the language in which the site for which you provided a link is written, but there is an English version. You might want to try these folks http://store.jrdunn.com/ , but if that fails, and I were committed to buying one, I'd probably just contact them and ask for the phone number of a dealer in the U.S.

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Thx for the link. Its on there. $9900 is not that bad
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Thx for the link. Its on there. $9900 is not that bad
YW. Enjoy your watch. I take it is then indeed less expensive than were you to buy it in Geneva.
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A solid Citizen watch is good enough for 95% of the World.
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A solid Citizen watch is good enough for 95% of the World.
That's probably true. To tell time, it, and many other even less costly watches, is good enough for 100% of the world. Nobody buys expensive watches because they think a inexpensive one won't keep good time.
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That's probably true. To tell time, it, and many other even less costly watches, is good enough for 100% of the world. Nobody buys expensive watches because they think a inexpensive one won't keep good time.
Agreed.

However, most folks don't care what type of watch you wear. I don't. I don't even look at their watch unless it's a nice dive watch. Other than that its (lets worry about something else more important)... lol
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usually the only people that notice another guys watch are watch people themselves. kind of is that way for most things.
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usually the only people that notice another guys watch are watch people themselves. kind of is that way for most things.
I think that's mostly true. I'm half a watch guy, but I don't notice other folks watches unless it's somehow called to my attention. I find people noticing my watch more than I theirs.

I buy "fancy" watches that I have most recently (past 10 years) bought for myself because I like look which is relatively unique if you aren't wearing the most commonly found one, and I like the cache, and I like that they'll have some value when I pass them on.

To be sure, when I'm in the PRC, I make it a point to also by a good copy of the expensive watches that I'd find myself wanting to wear on any old normal day. I buy here in the States. Which I wear depends on where I'm going. Usually I don't have to worry about it, but I do some mentoring and other stuff that takes me into some rough neighborhoods. I'm not there very often, which is in part why when I go, I don't wear expensive things, even if they look expensive.

When I go to some posh event, I wear something authentic. For a couple of them, I don't have much choice as I don't have a cheap copy to wear instead. Probably the biggest reason I wear authentic stuff at events is because invariably there'll be some social climber there who's just dying to call you out, under the auspices of "social banter," on whether your junk is legit. They can banter on with someone else. I'd just as soon not waste my time talking to them at all if that's all they want to talk about at that time and place.

Now that I've written that, it occurs to me that it may be no less risky to wear expensive stuff to fancy events than wearing it in the hood, but at least at most fancy events I attend there's a good deal of security in the immediate area, so it doesn't seem too risky. I'm sure there're scoundrels around who realize an event attended by 300 one-percenters is a better place to mug someone if the only consideration is the reward reaped for taking that risk...I think you understand...One can always find a false sense of security if one but try.
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When I go to some posh event, I wear something authentic. For a couple of them, I don't have much choice as I don't have a cheap copy to wear instead. Probably the biggest reason I wear authentic stuff at events is because invariably there'll be some social climber there who's just dying to call you out, under the auspices of "social banter," on whether your junk is legit. They can banter on with someone else. I'd just as soon not waste my time talking to them at all if that's all they want to talk about at that time and place.
This is why I still wear a $25 calculator watch to fancy events. There's always shallow people who try to call you out and one up you.
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This is why I still wear a $25 calculator watch to fancy events. There's always shallow people who try to call you out and one up you.
Calculator watch might be pushing it.
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Calculator watch might be pushing it.
Can't help what I like. If they don't like my taste in watches, then that's their problem.
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Can't help what I like. If they don't like my taste in watches, then that's their problem.
You really like m3s and calculator watches. Seems a strange pair. Like crocs and a ferrari.
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To each his own. I know I won't likely have anything to say about his calculator watch.

I would hope my conversational skills are strong enough to not have use a device to spur some chit chat with strangers in such situations. By the same token, I don't think there's anything wrong with doing so. I have what could best be described as a pimp's pinkie ring that I sometimes wear and it's definitely been the spark to some wonderful conversations. Thankfully, the ring only occupied 30 seconds or so of the conversation. If his watch accomplishes the same thing, I don't see anything wrong with it for clearly he's not wearing it for the calculator; his phone no doubt is a better tool for that purpose.
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Where's Seiko, luminox and lumtec. Bwaaa
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Where's Seiko, luminox and lumtec. Bwaaa
Seiko is on my list. Did you miss out on your opportunity to vote for it?
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Missed it. Rolex was my vote but I love my seiko dive
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