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

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      04-20-2012 08:50 AM #2591
      After six weeks of wearing my speedmaster, I wore one of my quartz watches today. I caught myself winding the crown. Twice. Whoops

      Quote Originally Posted by Aussie_Golfa View Post
      OT <$10K to spend on a watch, what would you buy?

      Something like this (another one for the collection)

      Jebus, how many Omega's do you have now?


      I like the pebble too - Looks like it's got a bunch of great features, but having to charge it every week is a bit of a shame.
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    2. 04-20-2012 08:58 AM #2592
      Quote Originally Posted by YellowDieselGolf View Post
      I like the pebble too - Looks like it's got a bunch of great features, but having to charge it every week is a bit of a shame.
      aye it is a bit deads but given its waterproof I'd say its using some sort of contactless charging so it wont be too much of a hassle to have the charging thingabob next to your bed or whatevs.

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      05-09-2012 11:37 PM #2593
      I'm about to put this one up for sale...


      http://www.oris.ch/collections/colle...chid=101&ln=en

      Thinking about $2300 is fair...

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      05-10-2012 02:35 AM #2594
      Quote Originally Posted by slimmy View Post
      Thinking about $2300 is fair...
      Based on what??

      I've got a Tag Link Calibre 36, excellent condition, boxes etc, Zenith El Primero Chronometre movement (1/10th of a second accuracy), over $8k RRP from a dealer before it was discontinued and the most I've ever been offered for it is $2000.. From what I've seen, there's virtually no value in 2nd hand luxury watches unless it's a Rolex or something very rare.

      Sadly, the value you place on it is rarely matched by what the 2nd hand market values it at...

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      05-10-2012 04:19 AM #2595
      ^^ I'd have to agree with Dylan. That's why all the pics of watches in this section are located in toilets, because the buyers have just realised how much they have p!ssed away


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      05-10-2012 06:16 AM #2597
      Quote Originally Posted by dkr View Post
      Based on what??

      I've got a Tag Link Calibre 36, excellent condition, boxes etc, Zenith El Primero Chronometre movement (1/10th of a second accuracy), over $8k RRP from a dealer before it was discontinued and the most I've ever been offered for it is $2000.. From what I've seen, there's virtually no value in 2nd hand luxury watches unless it's a Rolex or something very rare.

      Sadly, the value you place on it is rarely matched by what the 2nd hand market values it at...
      I dunno, fair based on a good case of denial coupled to complete ignorance of the used values of Oris watches. In other words, I pulled the figure out of thin air

      I swear I saw one sell on watchuseek about a year ago for that sort of money. Buggered if I can find it now though.

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      05-10-2012 06:17 AM #2598
      Nice piece though
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    8. 05-28-2012 03:01 AM #2599
      definately under 10k, in fact it's under 1k, but I've got a thing for these at the moment:




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      05-28-2012 03:49 AM #2600
      Are they re-issues or NOS?

    10. 05-28-2012 06:03 AM #2601
      re-issues. They were announced about 18 months ago, but have finally started appearing in stores.

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      06-03-2012 05:04 AM #2602


      I picked up my 11YO Seiko today. It's been sitting in my watch box for around two months. It was asleep, but woke up and set itself to within two seconds of correct atomic time. I was impressed as it was my daily watch until recently and has never been serviced.
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    12. 06-03-2012 07:51 AM #2603
      Quote Originally Posted by YellowDieselGolf View Post


      I picked up my 11YO Seiko today. It's been sitting in my watch box for around two months. It was asleep, but woke up and set itself to within two seconds of correct atomic time. I was impressed as it was my daily watch until recently and has never been serviced.
      AHHAhah I've got one too. Been wearing it for over 10yrs now......still love it but heck the face is scratched to death......

      can these things be serviced? hmmm.
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      06-03-2012 09:34 AM #2604
      Quote Originally Posted by CliceKing View Post
      AHHAhah I've got one too. Been wearing it for over 10yrs now......still love it but heck the face is scratched to death......

      can these things be serviced? hmmm.
      I know that the battery/capacitor can be replaced and I assume that the rotor and any jewels can be lubricated. Mine used to sound very smooth when rotated, but now the rotor moves in bursts so if you rotate it slowly it will go buzz .....buzz.....buzz. I hope it just needs a lube. Mine also has a very scratched crystal.

      Love mine too. It's bloody heavy for a small watch.
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    14. 06-13-2012 05:22 AM #2605
      Any recommendations for where to get an automatic Tag Heuer serviced/repaired (vintage is ~ year 2000)? Mine's long overdue and has actually stopped working.

      Was thinking of taking it to the official Tag service centre in Collins St- does anyone have any negatives to say about them?

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      06-13-2012 05:55 AM #2606
      The only negative is the cost!
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      06-13-2012 07:15 PM #2607
      Ferntree Gully Watch and clock. It's a one man band so he isn't fast and he is a bit doddery but first class work. I mean I got quoted two months turnaround but he actually did it in two weeks.
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      06-13-2012 07:24 PM #2608
      Quote Originally Posted by dkr View Post
      Based on what??

      I've got a Tag Link Calibre 36, excellent condition, boxes etc, Zenith El Primero Chronometre movement (1/10th of a second accuracy), over $8k RRP from a dealer before it was discontinued and the most I've ever been offered for it is $2000.. From what I've seen, there's virtually no value in 2nd hand luxury watches unless it's a Rolex or something very rare.

      Sadly, the value you place on it is rarely matched by what the 2nd hand market values it at...
      Ended up selling it for 2K. Happy days

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      06-18-2012 07:47 AM #2609
      WoS called me up today.

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      06-18-2012 09:46 AM #2610
      Quote Originally Posted by sweatyworker View Post
      WoS called me up today.
      To try sell you a new watch? It's like the Blardy Audi dealer. He keeps calling me!
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

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      06-18-2012 09:47 AM #2611
      Quote Originally Posted by Timbo_S3 View Post
      ^^ I'd have to agree with Dylan. That's why all the pics of watches in this section are located in toilets, because the buyers have just realised how much they have p!ssed away


      In other news, I saw my green sub again today. First time I've seen it since the last time I wore it, which I believe was Christmas. In fact I believe that is the only time I've worn it.
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

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      06-18-2012 10:07 AM #2612
      Quote Originally Posted by WAY View Post
      To try sell you a new watch? It's like the Blardy Audi dealer. He keeps calling me!

      Yeah they have stock, maybe just one, might be a game? Dunno I sort of chickened out today and won't be near town tomorrow, might have missed out. Got home and looked and forum real life pics and I'm kicking myself...

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      06-18-2012 04:39 PM #2613
      What was it Paul?
      Quote Originally Posted by TheHamofMam View Post
      That looks like something from their Prep Boy f@ggot collection.
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      Can you give me a heads up when that hits the market.

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      06-18-2012 10:22 PM #2614
      Quote Originally Posted by mdt View Post
      What was it Paul?
      New Tudor. I went in and asked about it a few weeks ago when I saw the poster out the front. Was told October... There are a few dribbling through.

    24. 06-19-2012 04:35 AM #2615
      Quote Originally Posted by sweatyworker View Post
      There are a few dribbling through.
      back to the toilet photos then I see...

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      06-19-2012 05:21 AM #2616
      Is this the one they use on the Porsche ad?
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

    26. 06-19-2012 05:37 AM #2617
      no, that's the heritage chrono, which I like, but it doesn't quite do it for me when I try it on.

      I'm assuming he's talking about the new heritage diver (not sure what it's actually called)
      http://watchreport.com/2012/03/the-n...ay-divers.html

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      06-19-2012 07:00 AM #2618
      Looks good Paul.
      Quote Originally Posted by TheHamofMam View Post
      That looks like something from their Prep Boy f@ggot collection.
      Quote Originally Posted by smarm View Post
      Can you give me a heads up when that hits the market.

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      06-19-2012 07:44 AM #2619
      Quote Originally Posted by mdt View Post
      Looks good Paul.
      They are nice. Yet to see one in the flesh though.

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      06-28-2012 05:04 PM #2620
      If anyone is interested brandsexclusive have the u boat 1902 nightvision on sale for $2449 said normal rrp is $5150 not sure if good deal compared to street price
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    30. 06-28-2012 07:20 PM #2621
      personally I think u-boat are the most overpriced pieces of crap on the market.
      I'd buy a TW Steel before one of them.

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      06-28-2012 09:17 PM #2622
      Quote Originally Posted by MickyD View Post
      personally I think u-boat are the most overpriced pieces of crap on the market.
      I'd buy a TW Steel before one of them.
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      07-05-2012 08:40 PM #2623
      I bought my TW Steel because Kimi wears them... is that wrong ?

      But seriously never had so many favourable comments about a watch that cost me only 250 bucks ! Only went the 45mm model though, 50mm is a bit OTT for skinny wrists.
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      07-09-2012 10:26 AM #2624
      Very Interesting Article by James Dowling (Mr Rolex) on the history of the military divers watch:

      http://www.timezone.com/2012/07/07/t...james-dowling/

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      07-09-2012 10:35 AM #2625
      Quote Originally Posted by Sloth View Post
      I bought my TW Steel because Kimi wears them... is that wrong ?

      But seriously never had so many favourable comments about a watch that cost me only 250 bucks ! Only went the 45mm model though, 50mm is a bit OTT for skinny wrists.
      It's only $250?
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      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

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