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Old 08-10-2011, 12:53 PM   #726
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$1000 is already a great amount to spend on a basic watch
next question would be is where you would be wearing the watch most on. dinner events? everyday casual? smart business etc?

i would agree with a nice hamilton or tissot. lower end quartz tag heuers would also be in that price range.
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It's all relative, I'm really into watches. I don't own a nice car and I don't buy fancy clothes or expensive electronics.



If you're looking for a mechanical watch, I would look at Hamilton at that price range
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ehh just casual, i'm not going into anything business related, and i'd like my watch to have a bit of tone, like blue, red, or green..

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In the $1000 range, I would suggest considering spending $300 or so more, you can pick up a Sinn which is a great watch for the money. This is second hand of course, and if you get into watches, second hand is the best way to buy. Check out the Sinn U1, I've seen it even sold on craigslist for $1300, however you need to be careful as there are crappy fakes everywhere. Red accents on titanium body...forget those goofy other divers!

And if you don't like it, you can resell it for +/- $100 from what you paid...

I would recommend Oris, but I have not seen a good one go for cheap in the past few weeks.
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Other goofy divers such as?
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The 3 invictas a few posts up. If any of those retail for a grand, I am sorry that is really bad...

One of their latest releases is a 95% copy of an Oris Titan Chrono, which though is a great design, they need to focus on making their own.
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Seems most divers are a copy of the sub IMO
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When the rolex submariner went from tool watch to fashion watch, there were more mainstream features that watchmakers incorporated(rotating bezel, large markers, crown guard). Those are pretty much design elements of the sub, and you can't get away from, and end up copying of course. You can also argue that these were on the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms which predates the submariner, but not in retail.

I would wear a watch with rolex "elements" for sure, but not a blatant copy like an Invicta with Pepsi Bezel. Just doesn't seem right, but that is only my opinion. I've seen some original Invicta models with skeleton or open heart designs...I wish they would just market those.

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I agree with you, I would never wear a watch that copies blatantly. Would I wear a watch with Rolex elements? Really depends on the look and brand for me. I don't think I can stop wearing my sub though, I'm just in love with it
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Forgot if i posted my watches in this forum or the fashion one. Anyways the Black Ceramic sub is mine, and the Date Just II was purchased for my fiance. Hers is a 41mm , white gold bezel with stainless steel bracelet. Pictures don't do it justice, the DJII looks huge in person. I blurred out the serial and price on the SubC



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^Seems more ladies are wearing men's watches now. My wife's Perrelet is already pretty big at 37mm for a woman's watch, I can't imagine her wearing anything bigger than that!

I keep hearing that locally to buy watches, our market is inflated. So where did you guys end up buying these beauts?

And how much of a savings did you get from NOT buying it in Vancouver?
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u should either spend $400 on a watch, or $4000+.

Anything in between is a waste of money.
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I keep hearing that locally to buy watches, our market is inflated. So where did you guys end up buying these beauts?

And how much of a savings did you get from NOT buying it in Vancouver?
how much of a savings i got buying in vancouver you mean? I bought both those rolex from authorized dealers in vancouver. After getting to the deal, i paid less than what jomashop.com charges, and less compared to US.

I've seen what ppl were paying on rolexforums, and i got a great deal.
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I agree with you, I would never wear a watch that copies blatantly. Would I wear a watch with Rolex elements? Really depends on the look and brand for me. I don't think I can stop wearing my sub though, I'm just in love with it
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Yep for sure, sub is a must if you can afford it and are into watches. I sold mine to get into a milgauss and somewhat regret it. Might sell the milgauss GV to get into that overly marketed LV model, seems like a solid watch if you don't mind the green

edit: nice sub and dj combo! women can definitely wear traditional men's watches!

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^ i like the milgauss green glass too, but my fiance prefered the dj2
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DJ2 is perfect. I have an older DJ and that's probably the only watch I won't sell or trade.

I'll say it again sub / dj combo is solid, you won't lose any money if it ever came to that because they are timeless.
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I got a nice Michael Kors watch down in California for a bargain
definitely check the states
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DJ2 is perfect. I have an older DJ and that's probably the only watch I won't sell or trade.

I'll say it again sub / dj combo is solid, you won't lose any money if it ever came to that because they are timeless.
The only problem with Rolex for me personally is that there is no see-through caseback. That is a dealbreaker for me, I like to see the movement inside and the finishing of the movement
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u should either spend $400 on a watch, or $4000+.

Anything in between is a waste of money.
I've thought about this for a long time. And surprisingly, this is actually somewhat true.

Though I wouldn't exactly say a waste of money, people should buy what they like. Everyone has their personal preference of style, but when it comes to real respectable enthusiast time pieces, that bold statement actually makes some sense. If you're throwing this much money out to buy nice watch, it better damn have it's own mechanical craft.

Either stay under ~$500, or save up and go over ~$5000. (In my opinion, of course.)

Under $500: Seiko would probably be the best choice. They have their own movements, a solid "bang for your buck."
Everything else in this price range is just paying for whatever pretty casing and brand name. All cheap generic Quartz movements. Which is completely fine, since you're not forking out that much cash anyway, so shop away. Fossil, Nixon, Burberry, Armani, etc.

Here's the dispute: watches between $500 and $5000.
All the "higher end" Quartz movements.. prime example is Gucci. ~$4000 for a generic Quartz? Are you kidding me?

Tag, Sinn, and Oris fall into this category as well.

Automatics aren't off the hook either. Most of the automatics in this range don't have their own specific movement. So.. what are you paying for? The brand stamped on the watch, and the casing. It's exactly like the Quartz watches dolled-up in pretty cases, but with an automatic piece. Off the top of my head, Bell&Ross is guilty of this. Their mechanism is just a mass-produced stock ETA piece that's found in cheap automatic watches that you can find for around $200. And most of these Bell&Ross watches sell for around $4000. So this is just the same game that the dressed up Quartz watches are playing.

So for around ~$200, you can get a Seiko with it's own movement.
But for ~$500-~$5000, you can get various brands that all use the exact same stock ETA piece?
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how much of a savings i got buying in vancouver you mean? I bought both those rolex from authorized dealers in vancouver. After getting to the deal, i paid less than what jomashop.com charges, and less compared to US.

I've seen what ppl were paying on rolexforums, and i got a great deal.
which AD in particular? Feel free to shoot me a pm if you dont wanna say it publicly

And im guessing you just negotiated down to a fair price?
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Is that a new model BB? Looks great on your wrist, and congrats. Do you know why they changed the date wheel for this version? Wear it in good health :-)
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The only problem with Rolex for me personally is that there is no see-through caseback. That is a dealbreaker for me, I like to see the movement inside and the finishing of the movement
This was my problem too. I used to only want watches with a display caseback, which Rolex never does (well I am told there are a few hidden models...).

I find the high end divers don't go display so I've stopped craving it. Most of the 1000m watches (not that I would ever go that deep) wouldn't risk it.

Big fan though lately of manual wind, and with a display caseback showing a balance wheel...mmmm
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which AD in particular? Feel free to shoot me a pm if you dont wanna say it publicly

And im guessing you just negotiated down to a fair price?
I feel that the AD's here get a lot of "tire kickers," what with all the display of wealth and success due to the offshore money.

If you don't buy it at the price they offer, usually someone will buy it right after you, especially with Rolex. I've seen this first hand as I have friends in the watch industry here.

However, putting the offer to buy two, and perhaps with cash usually can bring the price down...some brands have as much as 50% to play with. I will say taking a trip to Oregon to buy a watch is worth it in a lot of scenarios.

I'm a fan of second hand watches too :-P A used "safe queen" is usually an awesome deal.
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