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

    1. 12-09-2005 07:45 PM #51
      I go for the mont blanc... not a rolex, so overplayed... they're for people with try hard ferrari 308's or mondial's, not the descerning gent with an s class, or a8 parked in the drive.
      As for the million dollar wheels, what a bit@h to clean

    2. 12-09-2005 08:16 PM #52
      i guess im not filthy rich like the rest of yas.
      But.. I dont get the idea of a crazy expensive watch?
      I understand having an expensive car. They actually do stuff differently.
      maybe if it was a gift and there is sentiment attached i can see the value in an expensive one?
      But wow. 10k on a watch? My $150 watch probly looks nicer than half of those things that have been posted so far.


      Modified by TimboVR6 at 11:18 AM 12-10-2005

    3. 12-09-2005 08:21 PM #53
      Quote, originally posted by seph &raquo;
      all go eh'
      Casio G-Shock!
      lol
      Just kidding

      well, i have one... it's a casio mrg-130. quite rare. very tough . it turned three last may. i think i paid about $650.00 for it (far short of the $10k target hehehe)
      *edit. more detail here:
      http://i-shopping4u.com/casio_....html



      Modified by eestison at 11:29 AM 12-10-2005

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      12-09-2005 08:25 PM #54
      I dont think u can go past a LEGO watch.


    5. 12-09-2005 08:25 PM #55
      shopping around OS u might be able to squeeze in a simple Audemars Piguet royal oak.
      ..otherwise something like a Brietling navitimer
      here's a decent guideline....
      http://www.chronocentric.com/watches/brands.shtml

    6. 12-09-2005 08:31 PM #56
      Quote, originally posted by TimboVR6 &raquo;
      i guess im not filthy rich like the rest of yas.
      But.. I dont get the idea of a crazy expensive watch?
      I understand having an expensive car. They actually do stuff differently.
      maybe if it was a gift and there is sentiment attached i can see the value in an expensive one?
      But wow. 10k on a watch? My $150 watch probly looks nicer than half of those things that have been posted so far.

      I get asked the same thing, I have a tag which only cost about $3k I just love the solid construction and quality feel to it. Feels like it was carved from solid metal, the band and everything just feels much nicer than any of the cheapie generic watches.
      I know it doesn't make any sense but I would never have any other watch!

    7. 12-09-2005 08:36 PM #57
      dont get me wrong. i could probly justify 3k on a nice watch.
      but we are talking 10k+ !

    8. 12-09-2005 08:43 PM #58
      Don't worry, unless I had the money burning a hole in my pocket I wouldn't spend 10k on a watch either!

    9. 12-09-2005 08:46 PM #59
      Personal value determination - simple.
      A good friend of mine has a sound system which has cost him more than the value of most people's home, yet he drives a $60k car and wears a $600 watch.
      To each his own!

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      12-09-2005 08:54 PM #60
      P.S - Buy a fake, no1 will know, pocket the left over thousands and spend it on drugs and hookers.

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      12-09-2005 09:05 PM #61
      The lego watch is a leader right now... THANKS WES!
      The best thing is you can stick a lego man to it.
      As for men getting an expensive watchs, it is like diamonds, etc. for women.
      My dad doesnt wear any jewelery and rarely buys anything for himself besides
      bits for his cars, so he has decided it is time he got himself something nice to
      show for his hard work.
      A watch actually serves more function than a bracelet or a ring, so I think if
      you can afford it why not get a nice one.
      I said $10k, but that that was just to see what you would all like,
      I dont think he would be so keen to spend that much.
      I think he is sold on the Mont Blanc. I will find out some details as to who makes it, etc soon...

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      12-09-2005 09:21 PM #62
      Quote, originally posted by TMK-001 &raquo;
      http://www.redfingerprint.com/...D.S02 bwahahaha

      If there is a snoopy version my wife may make me buy her one...
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

    13. 12-09-2005 09:31 PM #63
      Raymond Weil Parsifal

      Iit's thin, well made, and any fragile/scratchable bits are well protected unlike many other brands. And you can get them with quartz movements so they are useful as a long-term everyday watch. I've had one since someone stole my Longines which got scratched on the second day I had it, and it looks as good as new, worn every day.

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      12-09-2005 09:36 PM #64
      Have a look at Longines. I bought my wife one a few years ago after buying an endless number of watches for 200-300 bucks that broke, fell apart or tarnished real quick. She needed one that she could leave on all the time, and it has performed fantastically. Never missed a second, and still looks like it did when it came out of the box. I love my wife, but she's damn hard on watches. From memory it was about a grand, but I'm sure there's much more expensive ones than that, that will get close to your dad's budget. Just my two cents.

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      12-09-2005 09:40 PM #65
      Quote, originally posted by TimboVR6 &raquo;
      But wow. 10k on a watch? My $150 watch probly looks nicer than half of those things that have been posted so far.

      My favorite watch is a 70's Citizen Divers that cost petrol money, love that vintage style and it keeps excellent time. Looks like this:

      Plus you never see anyone else with one on!
      Quote Originally Posted by Mr Stubby, Esq. View Post
      buy both, save time.

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      12-09-2005 10:04 PM #66
      My dad still has his Citizen watch he got whenhe turned 21 off his uncle... looks very similar, but with a rubber band for the surf.
      Wayne, you wifes car looks awefully similar to Snoopy

    17. 12-09-2005 10:41 PM #67
      For that price Id go for a nice IWC Portugesier(?). There very nice and simple with a nice fat dial. Nothing tosser'ish just smooth.


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      12-09-2005 10:46 PM #68
      Nick, he wants metal band... 99.99% of bands dont fit his wrist nicely.
      He has 4 extra links in his Tag right now, with the clasp pins right on both ends...

    19. 12-09-2005 11:08 PM #69
      I just bought myself an early xmas pressy...(it really pays to quote internet prices at the manager ).

      I liked the Carrera, but once I saw this one it was game over.
      Next step up I'd go IWC.

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      12-09-2005 11:25 PM #70
      http://timepieces.luxist.com is a great site for info
      this is the only jacob watch that i would ever consider wearing (because it was designed by someone else): http://www.jacobandco.com/jc_1002.htm

    21. 12-09-2005 11:43 PM #71
      Top choice - the black one is on my wrist right now.


      Modified by skc at 4:45 AM 12-10-2005

    22. 12-09-2005 11:51 PM #72
      [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] Ive got a silver faced one.

    23. 12-10-2005 02:25 AM #73
      Wow, how could I have missed out on this thread?!
      I didn't know Mont Blanc were so highly valued.
      I was going to suggest the IWC Portugese Chrono in Stainless. They retail for about $8500. I think the IWC Mk XV right now is a bargain too.
      But if you prefer a bigger watch on a steel bracelet, Panerai is pretty damn good. You could have a Titanum one with small seconds for <$10K or even with the power reserve.
      Rolex may be overplayed, but it is still a quality watch. For $10K, you COULD squeeze in a stainless Daytona. Monards has one in Sydney. But they're a bit overpriced now. Maybe the Submariner, Seadweller or Yachtmaster? Unless he prefers dress watches- then I'd go for a regular Rolex Datejust.
      Don't forget about Omega either....you'd have a large range to choose from with a $10K budget. Mammy and I have a Seamaster Chrono which is awesome How about the original Speedmaster moonwatch?
      Someone suggested AP Royal Oak and that's a top choice too- stainless models should be under $10K.

      Edit- I noticed you said you had scratches on your Tag's face- unfortanately, you can't get scratches out of sapphire crystal Acrylics you can....that must've been a hard knock to scratch sapphire crystal!


      Modified by Jules at 5:27 PM 12-10-2005

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      12-10-2005 02:32 AM #74
      I went to this shop when i was in swizerland
      http://www.bucherer.com and the watches in there were unbeleivable,
      prob the most expensive watch i saw in there was $40,000 euro.
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    25. 12-10-2005 02:35 AM #75
      Quote, originally posted by Jules &raquo;
      Edit- I noticed you said you had scratches on your Tag's face- unfortanately, you can't get scratches out of sapphire crystal Acrylics you can....that must've been a hard knock to scratch sapphire crystal!

      Modified by Jules at 5:27 PM 12-10-2005

      Correct me if Im wrong but my Tag Monaco is sapphire crystal face, yes? I banged the edge of the top right corner once and it chipped the crystal. I ended up getting it repaired plus buying a spare as you never know when they'll stop making parts. Its only $150 for a replacement piece but as you said, it should'nt scratch that easy should it!
      btw, Im pretty negatived towards Rolex, apart from (I think) the 'Air King' they use the same movement throughout their range. Yes the movement you'll find in a 4k GMT2 etc is the same as in a 30k Oyster Perpetual

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