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ohai's picture

Bond changed to Omega in Casino Royale!

“Be aware of this 40 year old men in our country.They suffer from mid life crisis and are always trying to be in the good books of young girls.” -Rahul Roy

topher's picture

Bond switched to Omega starting in the 90’s.

http://www.jamesbondwiki.com/page/James+Bond+Watches

numi's picture

“Vintage” Rolex Oyster circa 1979 for $1,395 in case anyone’s looking…as always, caveat emptor

http://forums.timezone.com/index.php?t=msg&th=1579161&start=0&rid=100143

Andrew3032's picture

Didn’t see it mentioned elsewhere but if you are looking in the 1,100+ range Tag Heur makes some very nice watches, and they aren’t over the top in terms of bling.

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Palantir's picture

Is Favre-Leuba a good company?

Not all men were meant to dance with dragons.

Valores's picture

I just followed the link to that impressive 86K watch at Amazon, and now every week I get an email with a list of luxury watches from them, as well as a list of very cheap watches. Somehow nothing in the 1K range.

mwvt9's picture

My father gave me a Rolex Submariner “Red” from back in the day. It is something that I never would have purchased for myself but it has a special meaning to me. He wore it through two tours in Viet Nam and almost everyday since then until giving it to me.

The watch is older than I am. I have no idea if it is “in fashion” these days, but I don’t really care either.

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Valores Wrote:
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> I just followed the link to that impressive 86K
> watch at Amazon, and now every week I get an email
> with a list of luxury watches from them, as well
> as a list of very cheap watches. Somehow nothing
> in the 1K range.

Me too.

My job is to reconcile cognitive dissonance.

jcole21's picture

mwvt9 Wrote:
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> My father gave me a Rolex Submariner “Red” from
> back in the day. It is something that I never
> would have purchased for myself but it has a
> special meaning to me. He wore it through two
> tours in Viet Nam and almost everyday since then
> until giving it to me.
>
> The watch is older than I am. I have no idea if
> it is “in fashion” these days, but I don’t really
> care either.

That’s way stylish to me, regardless to the fact that the submariner is gorgeous.

Take good care of that watch.

No quote needed

Palantir's picture

mwvt9 Wrote:
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> My father gave me a Rolex Submariner “Red” from
> back in the day. It is something that I never
> would have purchased for myself but it has a
> special meaning to me. He wore it through two
> tours in Viet Nam and almost everyday since then
> until giving it to me.
>

He wore a Rolex to a war???

Not all men were meant to dance with dragons.

mwvt9's picture

Palantir Wrote:
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> mwvt9 Wrote:
> ————————————————–
> —–
> > My father gave me a Rolex Submariner “Red” from
> > back in the day. It is something that I never
> > would have purchased for myself but it has a
> > special meaning to me. He wore it through two
> > tours in Viet Nam and almost everyday since
> then
> > until giving it to me.
> >
>
>
> He wore a Rolex to a war???

Yes he did.

jbaldyga's picture

My quest for a watch has brought me to 2 choices. Which to go with?

Hamilton Seaview – more sporty, not sure if dressy enough for everyday work:

http://www.isozaki-tokei.com/im/5151e.jpg

Hamilton Jazzmaster Auto Chrono – dressy, maybe too dressy for everyday wear/ with jeans:

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a283/DavoinTokyo/IMG_1514.jpg

I really like the Hamilton designs, so I think I will stick w/ that brand.

Thoughts?

Valores's picture

I like both. The second one is yummy

Palantir's picture

The first one looks like a normal watch. The second one looks more interesting.

Not all men were meant to dance with dragons.

jbaldyga's picture

Question for experienced buyers:

I’ve noticed a lot of the online “deals” don’t offer the manufacturer’s warranty. You get the warranty card, but supposedly it has to be stamped by an authorized dealer for it to be valid. They offer the store warranty, but i’m not sure how good they generally are. And they don’t seem to be very forthcoming about the fact that they are not selling the item with the manufacturer’s warranty.

So, is it worth it to pay the extra +/- $200 to get the manufacturer’s warranty?

jbaldyga's picture

finally pulled the trigger on this one:

http://forums.watchuseek.com/attachments/f357/262465d1267496122-jazzmast...

thanks Numi, topher, others for the advice.

numi's picture

Great choice, jbaldyga. Classy watch and very versatile…can definitely wear it with a suit, or shirt and jeans for a night out on the town. How much did that go for? Around $800-900 range?

jbaldyga's picture

Good guess on the price, about $900 after shipping. I stayed away from the grey market deals on ebay and amazon. i bought it new w/ papers and a valid manufacturer’s warranty from an AD. not knowing how to spot a fake, i figured it was the best way to go even for an extra $75 or so.

Thanks again.

Hayek's picture

jbaldyga,
My local watch repair man tells me that the internal workings for Hamilton are made by Omega and that Hamiltons are great value for money because you get the quality of Omega without paying a premium for the name. I can’t seem to find any evidence of this online, but I’d like to think he’s not pulling my leg.

jbaldyga's picture

Hamilton uses a Valjoux movement in their automatic watches as do many higher end watches. Hamilton and bulova are the most affordable watches that use this movement, I believe. So far very happy with mine. Planning my next hamilton purchase.

pimpineasy's picture

what about nauticas?

Hope this helps

WTF's picture

I want that 7K Omega speedmaster so bad!

missinglink's picture

Was traveling with my boss who seems to have a different watch on every day. Just came out of a customer meeting in Geneva with some guys who of course were rolling serious time pieces. We ran to the airport to jump on a flight and just before boarding my boss said he suggested I run over and grab myself a new watch as my polar heart rate monitor just was not cutting it. Grabbed one of these after browsing for approx 60 seconds.

http://us.tagheuer.com/en/luxury-watches/aquaracer/aquaracer-500m-43mm-b...

numi's picture

I was at the Zwinger Palace in Dresden a couple days ago, and saw the following watches on display at the museum, where A Lange & Sohne is the main sponsor.

http://www.alange-soehne.com/cms/en/timepieces/lange-1/index.html
http://www.alange-soehne.com/cms/en/timepieces/unforgettable-masterpiece...
http://www.alange-soehne.com/cms/en/timepieces/lange-1/lange-1-daymatic/...

mmmmmm…

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I’m a fan of Patek Philippes, but I rock a Gucci. I definitely like their product line a little better after Frida Giannini came on board.

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ohai's picture

Incidentally, I bought a used Rolex recently. It’s about 3 years old and I got it from a gray market dealer for around half of MSRP. Now that I have the watch, I do feel a bit pretentious sometimes, especially since everyone is like “Oh is that a Rolex? How much did you pay?”. I think that if I had to do it again, I would probably go with something like this Omega below, which is of comparable quality to a Rolex, but less expensive and less pretentious.

http://www.omegawatches.com/gents/seamaster/planet-ocean/22015000

“Be aware of this 40 year old men in our country.They suffer from mid life crisis and are always trying to be in the good books of young girls.” -Rahul Roy

bpdulog's picture

ohai Wrote:
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> Incidentally, I bought a used Rolex recently. It’s
> about 3 years old and I got it from a gray market
> dealer for around half of MSRP. Now that I have
> the watch, I do feel a bit pretentious sometimes,
> especially since everyone is like “Oh is that a
> Rolex? How much did you pay?”. I think that if I
> had to do it again, I would probably go with
> something like this Omega below, which is of
> comparable quality to a Rolex, but less expensive
> and less pretentious.
>
> http://www.omegawatches.com/gents/seamaster/planet
> -ocean/22015000

The Planet Ocean is really nice. My friend’s cousin let me try his on; he was trying to negotiate a trade for my car.

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bpdulog Wrote:
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> >
> http://www.omegawatches.com/gents/seamaster/planet
>
> > -ocean/22015000
>
> The Planet Ocean is really nice. My friend’s
> cousin let me try his on; he was trying to
> negotiate a trade for my car.

That is very nice.

If I could have any sub <$10k watch right now, I think it would be a Rolex Milgauss.

I have two, I guess I’d be right in calling them starter luxury watches that I alternate between…I have a Movado and a Raymond Weil.

IAmNeil's picture

For a younger guy, if you are going Rolex, please please please don’t get anything with a Jubilee bracelet… you will look like you are 70 years old. Get an Air King with a subtle dial color - the most underrated of all Rolex models, you also won’t have the ridiculous date bubble sticking out on the Air King.

If you have a bigger wrist, a black dial, black bezel Submariner is about as classic as it gets.

Buying either of those watches used, you will probably sell it at break-even or a profit when something else catches your eye. I made a nice profit on my Air King, and I’m looking for a black-dial Omega Seamaster Professional right now, as it has a modern and youthful look, but combines it with some serious watchmaking technology (co-axial movement).

nirm41's picture

Came across this popular mechanics article on yahoo, and though all you watch enthusiasts may like it.

The 9 Most Important Watches in the World:

http://shopping.yahoo.com/articles/yshoppingarticles/671/the-9-most-impo...

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