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April 3rd, 2017, 2:21 pm

This being finally spring and me walking around window shopping in the sun I suddenly had the urge to purchase a nice watch.  Something shiny. I haven't really worn a watch in twenty years and my last one was some kind of quartz crap thing I suppose i (got) bought in a department store. But now I feel i want something real. Also as a romantic gesture I'd like to buy my girlfriend something similar. Mind you no partner look but something that looks nice together. 

Couple of ideas:
Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso
Rolex Datejust
Breguet Classique

Budget is about 20k for both, so probably I can get two mid-level Rolex or two very entry-level JLC or Breguets. Additional considerations are that this being my first nice watch to buy i will wear it quite a lot and won't be able to buy another one until maybe next year. Also, now that I get a nice watch I might just get one that that every idiot can identify as nice watch. Or we get two Swatches and do 2 awesome vacations with the $$$.

Ideas, suggestions? Do you wear a watch and if so which one?

Cheers,
CM

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Re: Watch this

April 3rd, 2017, 2:26 pm

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Re: Watch this

April 3rd, 2017, 2:59 pm

Last week was Basel World, lots of inspiration here: http://www.esquire.com/style/mens-acces ... ches-2017/
 
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April 3rd, 2017, 3:02 pm

"Omega went to great lengths to keep the overall theme of the 1957 releases. Using digital scanning and imaging technology for the first time, along with designs and original drawings of each model, Omega managed to create an accurate nod to the original models while keeping with a modern execution for each watch."
http://www.ablogtowatch.com/omega-speed ... n-watches/
 
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Re: Watch this

April 3rd, 2017, 3:30 pm

Budget is about 20k for both,
that can actually be taken two ways
meaning 20k total or 20k for each (and therefore 40k total)?
 
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Re: Watch this

April 3rd, 2017, 4:43 pm

Budget is about 20k for both,
that can actually be taken two ways
meaning 20k total or 20k for each (and therefore 40k total)?
20k total, my class: The working poor
 
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Re: Watch this

April 3rd, 2017, 5:44 pm

Borrow a Patek for 30K (you never really own a Patek as you know), or if you are Blankfein's level a Swatch will do. Best is probably not to buy a watch and go on a holiday.

http://www.businessinsider.com/a-wall-s ... &r=US&IR=T

I personally wear a EUR 150 Seiko, but if I were to spend money on a watch I would go for a less well-known (but respected) brand such as Baume et Mercier. This one is aroubd EUR 5000:

http://www.lepoint.fr/images/2013/01/21 ... 921046.jpg
 
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April 3rd, 2017, 7:13 pm

This is becoming boring.
I would ask my personal trainer.
 
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Re: Watch this

April 3rd, 2017, 7:54 pm

I am not bored.  It is great to see CM - has been a long time.

And he is still dating beautiful women.  :D

I am thinking about a vacation for $20K. 

The fancy watches can wait - go and explore the world!

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Re: Watch this

April 3rd, 2017, 11:18 pm

The only watch worse than a rolex is a cheap rolex.
Every brand and model has its story. Read it and choose one that matches your personality and style.
 
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Re: Watch this

April 4th, 2017, 2:04 am

The only watch worse than a rolex is a cheap rolex.
Every brand and model has its story. Read it and choose one that matches your personality and style.
^^THIS!
You want a pair of watches that suits your mutual stylistic preferences or harkens back to some shared experience.  Maybe that's a Rolex and maybe it's driven by overall face design, the bands, or coloration.
 
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April 4th, 2017, 10:03 am

The only watch worse than a rolex is a cheap rolex.
Every brand and model has its story. Read it and choose one that matches your personality and style.
^^THIS!
You want a pair of watches that suits your mutual stylistic preferences or harkens back to some shared experience.  Maybe that's a Rolex and maybe it's driven by overall face design, the bands, or coloration.
The UI of watches is so basic. 
 
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Re: Watch this

April 4th, 2017, 12:11 pm

The fancy watches can wait - go and explore the world!
Machu Picchu or Cameroon Highlands is the decision right now. 
It's like i'm really bad at making decisions  :lol:
 
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April 4th, 2017, 7:27 pm

I am not bored.  It is great to see CM - has been a long time.

And he is still dating beautiful women.  :D

I am thinking about a vacation for $20K. 

The fancy watches can wait - go and explore the world!

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Yeah, he's probably not married yet :D ;)
I think we all miss CM here. 
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April 4th, 2017, 8:49 pm

Youth is not always wasted on the young. :D
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