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    Thread: OT <$10K to spend on a watch, what would you buy?

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      12-09-2005 07:16 AM #1
      Hey all, I know there is a few watch nuts out there and I was wondering if you had $10,000 to buy a watch what would you buy...
      Im thinking a Mont Blanc Automatic Timewalker Chronograph for about $8K apprantly.
      Seriously. Well not for me, for my dad
      Todd

    2. 12-09-2005 07:21 AM #2
      I'm an Omega guy myself, but you can go old-school classic like a Cartier Santos.
      Does your old man like a bit of show or a bit of go?

    3. 12-09-2005 07:22 AM #3
      Tag Heuer Carrera with steel bracelet... daymn i like that classic look
      and u can keep a few K in ur pocket that way too
      LOL



      Modified by seph at 10:23 PM 12-9-2005

    4. 12-09-2005 07:22 AM #4
      Breitling Old Navitimer in 18K White Gold with a White gold bracelet [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      12-09-2005 07:25 AM #5
      Dad is pretty go... he has a Tag now and it is pretty beat up...
      A must is sapphire crystal face so the Tag Monaco and Carrera are out.
      I also have scratches on my Tag with a sapphire face - anyone know if they can be polished out?

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      12-09-2005 07:27 AM #6
      I just thought I'd let you know my dad has the biggest farking wrists you have ever come across... so it has to be a big face.

    7. 12-09-2005 07:29 AM #7
      all go eh'
      Casio G-Shock!
      lol
      Just kidding

    8. 12-09-2005 07:34 AM #8
      Quote, originally posted by TMK-001 &raquo;
      I just thought I'd let you know my dad has the biggest farking wrists you have ever come across... so it has to be a big face.

      Again Breitling Old Navitimer
      As big as a big thing.
      http://www.breitling.com


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      12-09-2005 07:34 AM #9
      If your dad has a big wrist, you need the same watch as one of my friends has... massive bling factor too:
      http://www.jacobandco.com/ftz_fs3.htm
      JC29 is the one you want . 47mm face so it'll look good on a big wrist.

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      12-09-2005 07:35 AM #10
      Hahaha, I was jusst looking online at a watch shop that was selling G-shocks... I thought "They were massive when I was 15! Wonder what they are up to now!?!"
      Crap

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      12-09-2005 07:36 AM #11
      How much is that worth man? Seriously!?!

    12. 12-09-2005 07:41 AM #12
      Quote, originally posted by Langers &raquo;
      If your dad has a big wrist, you need the same watch as one of my friends has... massive bling factor too:
      http://www.jacobandco.com/ftz_fs3.htm
      JC29 is the one you want . 47mm face so it'll look good on a big wrist.

      They would have to be the tackiest time pieces I have ever seen,absolutely no CLASS

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      12-09-2005 07:43 AM #13
      You haven'ty seen the $150k version of the same watch then... diamonds everywhere!
      Todd, they go for ~17k Aus, but you can't buy them here, have to get them in the US.
      Tacky or not, he's had one of Australia top watchmakers offer to buy it off him on the spot as it was the first 5 movement watch he'd seen in a long time (if ever).

    14. 12-09-2005 07:46 AM #14
      Yeah but he's asking for one at 10K not 17k or 150K

    15. 12-09-2005 07:46 AM #15
      5 movements....mmmmm....
      does it give me more horsepower??
      hehe

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      12-09-2005 07:46 AM #16
      If he can stretch his budget a bit more (say $14k) I would go for stainless steel Rolex Daytona. Otherwise a Submariner or explorer II are good alternatives. Oh the Daytona are really really hard to find. I have only seen it once at a shop, in Beijing. I am still kicking myself that I didn't just buy it. IMHO, don't buy Cartier. I broke my own rule of not buying a jewellery branded watch (although cartier has been a watch maker for a long time) and got a Cartier Roadster. The watch is not the precision instrument that my Rolexes, Tag, B&M are. Two of my friends with Cartier French tank (out of 6 friends with the same watch ) are having problems with them losing time in a major way after 3 years. Oh btw, I just lost a Tag 6000 series that my mum bought for me when I was in first year uni. So I am watching this thread with interest as I think I want another watch to replace that. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emgift.gif[/IMG]
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

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      12-09-2005 07:48 AM #17
      Quote, originally posted by gstatts &raquo;
      Yeah but he's asking for one at 10K not 17k or 150K

      When you own a Maccas franchise, budgets are flexible
      Oh yea and the bling is removable for when you want to be discreet.

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      12-09-2005 07:51 AM #18
      When I was growing up in Malaysia, I hung out with the daughters of the master franchisee of Maccas in Malaysia. They have private bodyguards and are billionaires (the family) today. But I have said this before, the truly rich don't go for bling. They do carry nice designer goods, but no bling.
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

    19. 12-09-2005 07:51 AM #19
      Quote, originally posted by Langers &raquo;
      When you own a Maccas franchise, budgets are flexible
      Oh yea and the bling is removable for when you want to be discreet.

      Thats a lot of flexibility 10k>150K
      He would have to sell a lot of Big Macs to make up the deficit

    20. 12-09-2005 07:51 AM #20
      Quote, originally posted by WAY &raquo;
      If he can stretch his budget a bit more (say $14k) I would go for stainless steel Rolex Daytona. Otherwise a Submariner or explorer II are good alternatives. Oh the Daytona are really really hard to find. I have only seen it once at a shop, in Beijing. I am still kicking myself that I didn't just buy it. IMHO, don't buy Cartier. I broke my own rule of not buying a jewellery branded watch (although cartier has been a watch maker for a long time) and got a Cartier Roadster. The watch is not the precision instrument that my Rolexes, Tag, B&M are. Two of my friends with Cartier French tank (out of 6 friends with the same watch ) are having problems with them losing time in a major way after 3 years. Oh btw, I just lost a Tag 6000 series that my mum bought for me when I was in first year uni. So I am watching this thread with interest as I think I want another watch to replace that. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emgift.gif[/IMG]

      +1 for Cartier French tank problems
      mate's one does the same thing
      though my GF's ladies roadster (pink face, bracelet) seems to be ok up to now...(fingers crossed)

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      12-09-2005 07:55 AM #21
      Yeah my Roadster is still ok, but only 1 year old. Looks good, but never again. Btw, what is with Asians and French Tanks????? Everyone has one!
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

    22. 12-09-2005 07:57 AM #22
      GF's roadster just hit 2 yrs...and she's not soooo gentle with it...
      hhehehe dunno whats with the tanks...
      im not so into expensivooo watches...im content with wearing swatches...
      the extra $k's can go towards the car lol

    23. 12-09-2005 07:58 AM #23
      Quote, originally posted by WAY &raquo;
      Yeah my Roadster is still ok, but only 1 year old. Looks good, but never again. Btw, what is with Asians and French Tanks????? Everyone has one!

      Not being disrespectful,I though Asians loved Rolex,they certainly do in HK

    24. 12-09-2005 07:59 AM #24
      they still do!
      except i think.....Rolex is reserved (usually) for our mums and dads

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      12-09-2005 08:00 AM #25
      Quote, originally posted by gstatts &raquo;
      Not being disrespectful,I though Asians loved Rolex,they certainly do in HK

      Oh ya that too. We are all given one on our 18th or 21st birthday. I am only half joking as that actually happened to many of my friends. And they are usually Oysters and not the sports models. Our dads just want us to be like them.
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

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