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(04-17-2014 12:49 PM)_DC_ Wrote:  Samsam, shameless ripoff. It looks decent (it fooled me at quick glance) but you'd be able to distinguish from the real deal fast in person. I thought Panerai had a design patent for the face and case shape. Its probably past its protection.

No girls recognize panerai anyway unless they previously had a rich boyfriend who liked them. IMO if you're going to buy a cheap knockoff to impress, look for a high quality Rolex fake.

Easy tiger, I don't have one I was just showing guys some things out there. If I recall, you got real passionate about some citizen watch that someone asked about last time, that as I was trying to help, posted a link to sale. Just trying to help guys out, they can make a choice about whether it is right for them.

lol and it is samsamsam razz

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Just bought this Patek Philippe 3820 yesterday. Should arrive in the mail within a week. Super excited.

       

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Great watch! Understated and classic. I'm sure you'll enjoy it. Did you look at the 3940?
05-22-2014 01:35 PM
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That's a beautiful watch, Gringuito. I know my Father has one that is very similar to that one but I'm not sure the model number.

I think that Andy Warhol's Patek Philippe is the most beautiful watch I have ever seen in my life.

But I didn't want to spend 60k on a timepiece. I just love simplicity and the look of the Breugeut numerals, which are not typical of Patek Philippe.

Here is Warhol's:

   

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(05-22-2014 01:20 PM)Farmageddon Wrote:  Just bought this Patek Philippe 3820 yesterday. Should arrive in the mail within a week. Super excited.

I like the simple elegance of Patek Philippe watches. That watch has a great deal going for it, with Breguet numerals, moon hands, and tear-drop lugs. That watch will continue to appreciate in value, so you are wearing an investment.

That case size is considered small by many people today, but I think it is just fine for an average-sized wrist. It is in keeping with the Patek Philippe idea of understated elegance.
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Quote:I like the simple elegance of Patek Philippe watches. That watch has a great deal going for it, with Breguet numerals, moon hands, and tear-drop lugs. That watch will continue to appreciate in value, so you are wearing an investment.

That case size is considered small by many people today, but I think it is just fine for an average-sized wrist. It is in keeping with the Patek Philippe idea of understated elegance.

Yeah, that's actually the reason I went with that one - the smaller size. I'm a pretty thin guy, about 155 at 5'11, and I have fairly small wrists. So, the smaller size and the Breguet numeral cinched the deal for me.

Do you have any photos of watches that you like?

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Every Patek is a masterpiece
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(05-22-2014 01:20 PM)Farmageddon Wrote:  Just bought this Patek Philippe 3820 yesterday. Should arrive in the mail within a week. Super excited.

beautiful! the circles on the hands, give that extra flair
how much did it cost?
05-23-2014 03:46 PM
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Damn, I wish I could justify paying $10K+ for a watch, those Patek watches are beautiful.

Let me get your guys' opinion on the following watches. I'm looking for an every day watch, not a dress watch or anything too "peacock"-y. Since I'm in the kitchen every day I want something that's comfortable as well, definitely going for leather band.

Very basic obviously...and kind of boring.
[Image: 2-11668-239349--longines-mens-midsize-le...-dd045.jpg]

Can't link to the image of this next one for some reason...Obviously the trapezoid dial gives it a more rakish element which I think I could pull off, but I don't know about this being an everyday watch: http://www.portero.com/corum-stainless-s...04-20.html

And candidate #3, the one I'm leaning towards:
http://www.portero.com/corum-bubble-stai...watch.html

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(05-23-2014 12:20 PM)Farmageddon Wrote:  
Quote:I like the simple elegance of Patek Philippe watches. That watch has a great deal going for it, with Breguet numerals, moon hands, and tear-drop lugs. That watch will continue to appreciate in value, so you are wearing an investment.

That case size is considered small by many people today, but I think it is just fine for an average-sized wrist. It is in keeping with the Patek Philippe idea of understated elegance.

Yeah, that's actually the reason I went with that one - the smaller size. I'm a pretty thin guy, about 155 at 5'11, and I have fairly small wrists. So, the smaller size and the Breguet numeral cinched the deal for me.

Do you have any photos of watches that you like?

Here are actual photos of a few watches that I have owned and sold. I do not usually take photos of watches I still own. I do own the first watch, however, i.e., the Breguet. As you can tell by the quality of the photos, these are photos that I took myself. Photographing watches is an art form in itself, one that I never mastered. For example, that is a reflection on the Patek, not anything wrong with the watch. Damn, posting photos in posts is a nightmare. I need to stop at three, as I am in the midst of packing. The Breguet is from the 1990s, the Longines from the 1940s, and the Patek from the 1930s.

   

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Quote:beautiful! the circles on the hands, give that extra flair
how much did it cost?

They had it listed for 8,500 and there was a 1 day sale 1k off at 7,500. I got them down to 6,900 cash.

If you really keep watch on ebay you can find deals this good a couples times a year.

@thedude

I really like the Longines watch, but I have pretty basic, boring tastes. The first one looks like a cartoon watch and the second
is nice but I don't like the numerals.

Check this one out, I think you may like it:
https://www.stowa.de/lshop,showrub,14009...ne,,,,.htm

or this one:
https://www.stowa.de/lshop,showrub,14009...ea,,,,.htm

I almost bought a Stowa before I found the P.P.

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Tail Gunner - you have excellent taste in watches. I would wear any of those. I really like your Breguet. Thanks for posting the pics!

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RE: Watches
I love watches in the same way that I love cars; they are the only possessions that I really care about owning.

Currently rocking a small but growing collection Smile

Next on the list is a PP Nautilus; the fact that nobody knows what it is a bonus to me.

Nobody should ever buy a watch as part of game though; not even men know much about watches on the whole. Women haven't got a clue and don't care. I've seen many friends make this mistake thinking the Gold Rolex will open the pussy floodgates!
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(05-24-2014 03:37 AM)Farmageddon Wrote:  
Quote:beautiful! the circles on the hands, give that extra flair
how much did it cost?

They had it listed for 8,500 and there was a 1 day sale 1k off at 7,500. I got them down to 6,900 cash.

If you really keep watch on ebay you can find deals this good a couples times a year.

I can only say that I'm jealous. I don't know if I would pay that amount of cash for a watch, but it just looks amazing.

I'm looking now for a cheap Tag Heuer Monaco with blue dial, problem is... they don't come cheap
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I pulled the trigger on a [mint] 2007 Submariner w/ Box and Papers over the weekend. $5k. I've wanted one for years, figured I'd celebrate breaking up with my 4-year LTR by treating myself to a bucket list item.

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What's an average price to get the scuffs and scratches out of a watch?

Best way to get it looking new again? I got a jewerly cleaning rag but I want it to really shine again.
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(06-01-2014 05:36 PM)Screwston Wrote:  What's an average price to get the scuffs and scratches out of a watch?

Best way to get it looking new again? I got a jewerly cleaning rag but I want it to really shine again.

For any gold-plated watch, a jewelry polishing cloth is your best bet. Just take your time and pay attention to detail. Use a nail or small file to get into tighter areas, such as where the crystal joins the case (ensuring that the nail cannot penetrate the cloth and cause any damage).

If it is a 14k or 18k watch, a jeweler can polish the watch case on a machine. The next time that you pay to overhaul the movement, ask them to do it for free -- as an add-on courtesy. If it is a vintage watch, think really hard before doing that because a gold patina looks great to many people, including myself. A jeweler can also buff the scratches out of most vintage watch crystals (often for free, if you pay for an overhaul of the movement).
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TG its just a $100 Nautica watch. It might even be cheaper to buy it all over again.
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Waiting for this to come back in stock.

http://stockwatches.com.au/shop/s001b/

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Just bought Casio DW5600BB-1ER. Nice sports watch.
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Thinking of pulling the trigger on a date just ii black dial:

http://www.rolex.com/watches/datejust-ii...-0001.html

Thoughts?
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for watches like that Omega (I have a Seamaster Pro with the Speedy style bracelet) you'd be amazed what you can do to restore a brushed finish, with a Scotchbrite pad.

Make sure you buy the green/yellow pads though - I usually buy the 'non-marking' pads for kitchen cleaning and was looking at the watch like an idiot when they weren't doing anything.
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I have been wearing this fella for four years now. I still get compliments about it from young, attractive women on a weekly basis. It has proven to be a great ice breaker. Not to mention, it is durable as hell so I just wear it all the time. After summer, I have one hell of a watch tan.

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I would suggest looking into vintage pieces of reputable Swiss time piece makers. I've seen Zenith diving watches go for less than $700 and they have excellent movements and well constructed. Zenith watches seem to be retaining and gaining value recently due to the fact the manufacturer is slowing down. Seiko old skool diving watches - classic design, less than $500. Reputable watch makers have stringent manufacturing processes and certification standards. Many have been making watches for hundreds of years by skilled artisans. Well made Swiss watches can last a life time as long as they are serviced and cared for. Avoid bling.

Buy a watch/timepiece for yourself not for others. It's a piece of functional art a man can wear everyday and appreciate without being too "in your face." I personally enjoy looking at a gorgeous watch on my wrist. It reminds me to continue the hustle.
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You have good taste. The bronze Panerai 382 is so sick and begs to be worn because it just looks better and better with wear. It's also sold out and limited edition so it will hold it's value and most likely appreciate over time.

(04-04-2014 07:30 PM)CrackerJack Wrote:  Recently I've been interested in bronze watches. They quickly develop an interesting patina that looks great when paired with a distressed strap. Patina can be polished back to new without loosing much metal.

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