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patentcad 07-15-08 11:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Ih8lucky13 (Post 7068217)

Wow. You paid that much money for a Breitling, with an out of house quartz movement.

When are you buying a Ferrari with a Hyundai 3 cylinder engine.

I have no idea what this means. Nor do I care. Good grief it's a Watch Weenie.

I bought the watch because it looks cool, it's light, and it's titanium. I had an Aerospace for ten years until 2007 when it popped off my wrist while cycling. Now I wear my old Seiko Ti watch when I ride and the Breitling the rest of the time.

sax 07-15-08 11:59 PM

http://hackedgadgets.com/wp-content/...el_watch_2.jpg

Soil_Sampler 07-16-08 12:34 AM

:)
http://us.st11.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.c..._1903_43804061

icyclist 07-16-08 01:09 AM

Watch sales have declined for the past several years - cell phones, Ipods, etc., come with clocks. I don't wear one because it's that much extra weight to pedal up a hill, and my cyclometer has a clock.

Booger 07-16-08 01:23 AM

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Originally Posted by icyclist (Post 7069250)
Watch sales have declined for the past several years - cell phones, Ipods, etc., come with clocks. I don't wear one because it's that much extra weight to pedal up a hill, and my cyclometer has a clock.


Watches have long been obsolete for most. Even so, a $15 digital will provide all the function you need at a very light weight. I don't think I'll ever be able to kill my cheapo ironman. This isn't about function. Watches are jewelry, and like most things BF, serve as a great way to parade e-wangs.

DaSy 07-16-08 04:37 AM

I have this Rolex Oyster Datejust
http://www.blowers-jewellers.co.uk/i..._chama_dia.jpg

I'm planning a purchase of a Frank Muller Cintree Curvex, but that needs to wait until after the next bike arrives!

patentcad 07-16-08 04:49 AM

I've seen lots of knock off Rolex watches.

Never saw one knockoff Breitling Aerospace.

halfspeed 07-16-08 06:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Booger (Post 7069270)
Watches have long been obsolete for most. Even so, a $15 digital will provide all the function you need at a very light weight. I don't think I'll ever be able to kill my cheapo ironman. This isn't about function. Watches are jewelry, and like most things BF, serve as a great way to parade e-wangs.

Expensive watches make even less sense than a $200 carbon fiber floor pump.

AngryScientist 07-16-08 06:14 AM

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Originally Posted by halfspeed (Post 7069626)
Expensive watches make even less sense than a $200 carbon fiber floor pump.

ignorant comment.

there are many things that arent practical, but are important to people for any number of reasons.

nocondorfx 07-16-08 06:18 AM

not the coolest, or high-tech... but a couple years ago I saved up my money from washing dishes one summer to buy this:http://www.phing.com/upd/2007/05/25/...0tag_heuer.jpg

The nicest watch any dishwasher had.

Reynolds 07-16-08 07:00 AM

I wear a $40 plastic Casio digital WR 200M. Shockproof, 3 or 4 secs off a month, worked OK for 11 yrs, no worries about damaging it in a crash and nobody would steal it.

z3n 07-16-08 07:14 AM

http://www.citizen-watch.co.uk/citiz...atch-large.jpg


I dont wear a watch while riding...I use my garmin 305 mounted on the bars. This is my everyday...no rolly but i like it

jmilez03 07-16-08 07:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Soil_Sampler (Post 7069179)

Now, that's what I'm talking about!

Lazyrider 07-16-08 07:26 AM

LOL,
Keep thinking that. I sold my Rolexes years later for exactly what I paid for them, actually a couple hundred more. I know a guy who inherited his grandfather's Patek Phillipe collection. I could retire on what they are worth, literally.

Quote:

Originally Posted by halfspeed (Post 7069626)
Expensive watches make even less sense than a $200 carbon fiber floor pump.


AngryScientist 07-16-08 07:29 AM

true statement, good watches are a solid investment, and depreciate very little.

Lazyrider 07-16-08 07:30 AM

Pcad, what he is saying is that the movement in your Breitling is an outsourced/"cheap" quartz movement and is implying that you paid too much for it. I don't agree because a "Breitling" will always hold its value.
Rolex makes their own movements, but the Valjoux 7750 in my Breitling which is also outsourced is just as good or better than anything rolex makes. Rolex bracelets suck, I owned 2 and they feel and sound like a tin can.

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Originally Posted by patentcad (Post 7068927)
I have no idea what this means. Nor do I care. Good grief it's a Watch Weenie.

I bought the watch because it looks cool, it's light, and it's titanium. I had an Aerospace for ten years until 2007 when it popped off my wrist while cycling. Now I wear my old Seiko Ti watch when I ride and the Breitling the rest of the time.


AngryScientist 07-16-08 07:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Lazyrider (Post 7069924)
I owned 2 and they feel and sound like a tin can.

Apparently you have never owned a sea dweller, i love their bands.

55/Rad 07-16-08 07:35 AM

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Originally Posted by patentcad (Post 7069494)
I've seen lots of knock off Rolex watches.

Never saw one knockoff Breitling Aerospace.

I just bought one.

http://www.radicalreplicas.com/product.asp?pid=183

sprintr 07-16-08 07:37 AM

Here is my everyday time piece...

http://valueplusdeals.com/ebay/watches/GW700A-1V-1.jpg
now that's what I'm talkin' 'bout!

sfcrossrider 07-16-08 07:43 AM

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Originally Posted by AngryScientist (Post 7069919)
true statement, good watches are a solid investment, and depreciate very little.

Word

DZA_LA 07-16-08 07:46 AM

Every day watch

[IMG]http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/l...36/36972_s.png[/IMG]

superslomo 07-16-08 07:48 AM

I think the issue that was being raised was the price in relation to function.

Early watches, when everything was mechanical, had huge differences in accuracy and performance... not so with quartz, so the reality is that a ten dollar knockoff korean mickey mouse digital watch keeps time as well as a patek phillipe. For ten dollars.

Whether they hold their value is an issue I can't speak to, but I have lost/broken enough watches over the years that I buy 'em cheap and wear them until they give out.

ettsn 07-16-08 07:49 AM

I'm probably more of a watch nerd than a bike nerd! lol

My collection currently includes a Breitling Superocean, Omega Speedmaster Professional (Moon watch), Rolex Airking, Omega Seamaster, Universal Geneve HW, Zenith Elite HW, Zenith/Movado Museum HW, TAG Heuer 2000 Auto, Rado Day/Date Auto and a whole pile of Swatches, some other vintage pieces too (Hamilton, Longines, manual wind Timex, etc).

ettsn 07-16-08 07:51 AM

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Originally Posted by superslomo (Post 7070011)
Early watches, when everything was mechanical, had huge differences in accuracy and performance... not so with quartz, so the reality is that a ten dollar knockoff korean mickey mouse digital watch keeps time as well as a patek phillipe. For ten dollars.

A $50 Walmart bike will ride around the neighborhood as well as a Pinarello. For $50.

NoGaBiker 07-16-08 07:56 AM

Dress watch = 1919 IWC pocketwatch made into wristwatch in early 2000s.
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z...IWCWatch01.jpg


Back of IWC (with exhibition back installed.)Cal 74
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z...IWCWatch04.jpg



Daily wear Zeno with manual wind movement (no hacking, no quick set date. Really cheap but lovely.)
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z...estShot021.jpg


Bad photo of good looking 1966 Seamaster Deville
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z...eOmegaFace.jpg


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