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      12-09-2005 08:30 AM #36
      Quote, originally posted by minigolf »

      I'd have a leather strap though.

      And the original Heuer mechanical one would be the one I'd like most.


      Modified by minigolf at 12:29 AM 12-10-2005

      I like them too (and Monaco) but don't like the fact that it isn't crystal glass.

      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

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      12-09-2005 08:30 AM #37
      Holy F

      http://www.jacobandco.com/ftz_fs6.htm

      Look at the two in the bottom right corner! Retina damaging bling! Faarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh

      Don't have a watch at the moment myself, can't afford one.


      Modified by Langers at 11:33 PM 12-9-2005


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      12-09-2005 08:38 AM #38
      I bet you like these too huh Langy? It's perfect for your R32 or Shang's CLS.
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

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      12-09-2005 08:40 AM #39
      Quote, originally posted by WAY »
      I like them too (and Monaco) but don't like the fact that it isn't crystal glass.

      I'd manage.


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      12-09-2005 08:49 AM #40
      Quote, originally posted by TMK-001 »
      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

      I'd get one of these vintage Omegas built up from NOS parts for about 2k (ignore the bracelet in the photo), then I'd probably buy another couple of vintage Omegas and go on a Holiday with the balance

      How big are his wrists? If big enough a Panerai may be the go, get the right one and they seem to go up in value. They have modern and vintage styles, the vintage styles show the best taste IMHO

      Actually for 8k you could have a holiday in Singapore and buy that Mont Blanc, paying retail for that in Australia is mental. It's a bit of a cliche but a Rolex holds it's value well and is one of the most liquid consumer goods in the world, it can be flipped for cash in probably any city on the planet.




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      Quote Originally Posted by Mr Stubby, Esq. View Post
      buy both, save time.

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      12-09-2005 09:01 AM #41
      Panerai! How can I not think of that. Excellent watches. It's COOL! As for buying retail, who does that anyway? Most of the time I am able to get better prices here (after claiming GST) than discounted price in Sg.
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

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      12-09-2005 09:43 AM #42
      Quote, originally posted by TMK-001 »
      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

      As long as its a "Pocket Watch" it should be good for the old man.
      I own one, not that im old enough to......


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      12-09-2005 11:15 AM #43
      Franck Muller Long Island, comes with or without the 'bling'. Or if he wants something very large the cortez has just been released and will be very rare. I can get you a good deal im looking out my window now at the geneva flagship store. Save 15K!

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      12-09-2005 11:25 AM #44
      Wayne, how many watch places are there in Collins street!?! What end are we talking? Are we talking one named after a certain European nation renowned for its watch craftsmanship? We know a guy who knows a guy who knows the owner of one of the ones further up the hill - they did a ripping deal on my sisters watch!

      Im trying to talk dad into a IWC Portuguese Chrono, but I dont hink he is having a bar of it... I think we will have a bit more of chat about it tomorrow and maybe go look at stuff.

      The watch collector I was refering to mentioned that the MB watches are very well made and very reasonably priced for what you get. He didnt say they were awesome, go buy one...

      Hopefully that makes sense... I've had a few too many to drink

      Todd


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      12-09-2005 11:27 AM #45
      Quote, originally posted by minigolf »
      I'd manage

      You would kick yourself if you scratched it a few days after spending $5,000 on it though wouldnt you!?!


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      12-09-2005 12:49 PM #47
      Quote, originally posted by UES »
      Franck Muller Long Island, comes with or without the 'bling'. Or if he wants something very large the cortez has just been released and will be very rare. I can get you a good deal im looking out my window now at the geneva flagship store. Save 15K!

      So do you run drugs for a living UES? Just a few days ago you were in Hong Kong being driven around in a Bentley, now you're in Geneva!


    13. 12-09-2005 06:42 PM #48
      Quote, originally posted by UES »
      Franck Muller Long Island, comes with or without the 'bling'. Or if he wants something very large the cortez has just been released and will be very rare. I can get you a good deal im looking out my window now at the geneva flagship store. Save 15K!


      Franck Muller Color Dreams....(my gf wants one)...im too poor...
      lol


    14. 12-09-2005 06:59 PM #49
      Both my wife and I ahve automatic Tag Heuer paid $750 each @ Monards in Collins St about 10 years ago....never missed a beat.

      My brought my wife a nice Rado ceramic with diamonds which was around the $3K mark

      I am looking at a Omega Bond watch next but $15K I would not go past IWC or Audemars Piguet or Patek Philippe


      Modified by SLK 99 at 4:02 PM 12-9-2005


    15. 12-09-2005 07:28 PM #50
      Franck Muller Revolution 2. At US$606k they might be a bit over your budget

      Silliness aside, I have a IWC Portuguese Chrono which has been faultless.

      SK


    16. 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


    17. 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


    18. 12-09-2005 08:21 PM #53
      Quote, originally posted by seph »
      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.


    20. 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


    21. 12-09-2005 08:31 PM #56
      Quote, originally posted by TimboVR6 »
      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!


    22. 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+ !

    23. 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!

    24. 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 »
      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.

    28. 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 »

      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


    32. 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...


    34. 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


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