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    Can we have a thread about dress shoes or cuff-links next?
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    here is the submariner homage I wear. love it.

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    just bought this at lunch.



    I don't know a lot about watches - just thought it looked cool. The back is transparent and there is a plate that moves when you move the watch. Is that one of those 'kinetic drives' so the watch doesn't have to be wound?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ih8lucky13 View Post
    I have no problems with the Breitling Mechanicals, some of the finest watches in the world .

    But, the Aerospace is a dud, especially coming from a great company like Breitling. That is why my opinion of the watch is akin to a Ferrari with a Hyundai engine.
    I disagree. The Aerospace is a well-engineered piece. I'll end up with one, and also the functionally similar Omega Speedmaster X-33 (to go with my mechanical Omegas and Breitlings).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cjzoller View Post


    Is that out yet? Where do I get one? How much?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ettsn View Post
    I disagree. The Aerospace is a well-engineered piece. I'll end up with one, and also the functionally similar Omega Speedmaster X-33 (to go with my mechanical Omegas and Breitlings).
    Waste of cash, How is it well engineered ? The Tag Heur quartz movements are at least a lot better and at a less expensive price.

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    I have a vintage Rolex Submariner 5513. It was left to me by my father and for my 30th birthday I had it fully restored by Rolex of New York for $850.00. The difference from pre restored to restored was astonishing. The watch looks to be brand new.

    Now, four years later, I sent it back to Rolex for it's 5 year cleaning and they wanted $900.00 to get it cleaned!!!!!... Are they serious!!!!... I received a tip though from a freind who collects Rolex's to just bring it to a local shop to get it cleaned. I'm guessing that will cost somewhere around $300.00 or so.

    These watches are no joke. If you decide to buy one just make sure you can not only afford the $6000.00 price tag but the general maintenence costs as well!

    Yet still, I love my fathers watch. I feel a certain sense of pride and confidence when I wear it.

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    Unless the watch is losing or gaining a significant amount of time on a daily basis, DON'T HAVE IT SERVICED. Just wear it and wind it regularly because if you wait 5 years or 20 years and send it back to Rolex to be serviced, the cost is the same. If they need to replace 100 parts or one cog, the price of service is the same. So don't bother sending it in every 5 years if it is telling good time.


    Quote Originally Posted by steppinthefunk View Post
    I have a vintage Rolex Submariner 5513. It was left to me by my father and for my 30th birthday I had it fully restored by Rolex of New York for $850.00. The difference from pre restored to restored was astonishing. The watch looks to be brand new.

    Now, four years later, I sent it back to Rolex for it's 5 year cleaning and they wanted $900.00 to get it cleaned!!!!!... Are they serious!!!!... I received a tip though from a freind who collects Rolex's to just bring it to a local shop to get it cleaned. I'm guessing that will cost somewhere around $300.00 or so.

    These watches are no joke. If you decide to buy one just make sure you can not only afford the $6000.00 price tag but the general maintenence costs as well!

    Yet still, I love my fathers watch. I feel a certain sense of pride and confidence when I wear it.

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    5513 is a fine watch! I would not have it serviced every 5 years nor would I go swimming with it. If it keeps reasonable time just wear it. By reasonable I mean minutes +/- a month

    I would also not let a local watchmaker service/oil the watch. Rolex is strict on selling replacement movement parts. I would rather pay extra and have Rolex Service Center do the work. If you search the web you can read about how Rolex actually cleans the watch as it is much more then just clean and oil.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lazyrider View Post
    Unless the watch is losing or gaining a significant amount of time on a daily basis, DON'T HAVE IT SERVICED. Just wear it and wind it regularly because if you wait 5 years or 20 years and send it back to Rolex to be serviced, the cost is the same. If they need to replace 100 parts or one cog, the price of service is the same. So don't bother sending it in every 5 years if it is telling good time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lazyrider View Post
    Unless the watch is losing or gaining a significant amount of time on a daily basis, DON'T HAVE IT SERVICED. Just wear it and wind it regularly because if you wait 5 years or 20 years and send it back to Rolex to be serviced, the cost is the same. If they need to replace 100 parts or one cog, the price of service is the same. So don't bother sending it in every 5 years if it is telling good time.
    That's the problem. It is losing time.

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    Best watch for the $ IMO

    I own this one, (not my picture or hand though). I picked this up a several years ago before Ball really caught on and got it for 1/2 the price. They have doubled in price since then. The Ball Hydrocarbon BLOWS my Rolexes away in build and function but will not hold it's value as much. The indices are actually gas tubes that glow constantly and do not need to be "charged" by light.

    My Breitling Chronomat Evolution is more refined, but in no way a "better watch". Ball's are worth a look for anyone that wants an alternative to Rolex or Omega (I own 3 Omegas which are fine watches as well). The only watches I seem to trade in are my Rolexes. Not sure why I keep buying them. It is funny how the general public react to a Rolex. A guy could be wearing a $50k Frank Mueller or Audemars Piguet but people we think that the guy wearing a $4k Rolex has the "better" watch just based on brand recognition. Ball is a great great watch. My next watch will be a Graham Chronofighter or a Panerai but not for a long while.

    Last edited by Lazyrider; 07-19-08 at 07:20 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steppinthefunk View Post
    I have a vintage Rolex Submariner 5513. It was left to me by my father and for my 30th birthday I had it fully restored by Rolex of New York for $850.00. The difference from pre restored to restored was astonishing. The watch looks to be brand new.

    Now, four years later, I sent it back to Rolex for it's 5 year cleaning and they wanted $900.00 to get it cleaned!!!!!... Are they serious!!!!... I received a tip though from a freind who collects Rolex's to just bring it to a local shop to get it cleaned. I'm guessing that will cost somewhere around $300.00 or so.

    These watches are no joke. If you decide to buy one just make sure you can not only afford the $6000.00 price tag but the general maintenence costs as well!

    Yet still, I love my fathers watch. I feel a certain sense of pride and confidence when I wear it.
    Last I heard, Rolex wasn't too interested in working on older pieces in North America. In the late '80s, I bought an old 'Paul Newman' Daytona from someone who was upgrading to the new (at the time) high beat Zenith movement Daytona. I paid $2k at the time, which was outrageous, but I wanted a Rolex. Of course, it's now worth more than my car, but Rolex has flat out refused to service it. Fortunately it keeps good time, but it gets almost no wrist time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lazyrider View Post
    I own this one, (not my picture or hand though). I picked this up a several years ago before Ball really caught on and got it for 1/2 the price. They have doubled in price since then. The Ball Hydrocarbon BLOWS my Rolexes away in build and function but will not hold it's value as much. The indices are actually gas tubes that glow constantly and do not need to be "charged" by light.

    My Breitling Chronomat Evolution is more refined, but in no way a "better watch". Ball's are worth a look for anyone that wants an alternative to Rolex or Omega (I own 3 Omegas which are fine watches as well). The only watches I seem to trade in are my Rolexes. Not sure why I keep buying them. It is funny how the general public react to a Rolex. A guy could be wearing a $50k Frank Mueller or Audemars Piguet but people we think that the guy wearing a $4k Rolex has the "better" watch just based on brand recognition. Ball is a great great watch. My next watch will be a Graham Chronofighter or a Panerai but not for a long while.
    I had some once tell me that they'd rather own a Rolex over a Patek, simply because he nor anybody else he knew has ever heard of Patek.

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    They may not be great conversational pieces but I've always liked the simplicity of Skagen.


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    Then he didn't know what the F$$# he was talking about. LOL I know someone who's husband inherited a Patek collection from his grandfather that I would literally be able to retire off of if they were sold. Rolex is a good watch, but are not that complicated and are WAY overrated because of brand recognition. Patek's have such thin movements which are much more complicated to pull off.


    Quote Originally Posted by absolutealex View Post
    I had some once tell me that they'd rather own a Rolex over a Patek, simply because he nor anybody else he knew has ever heard of Patek.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lazyrider View Post
    Then he didn't know what the F$$# he was talking about. LOL I know someone who's husband inherited a Patek collection from his grandfather that I would literally be able to retire off of if they were sold. Rolex is a good watch, but are not that complicated and are WAY overrated because of brand recognition. Patek's have such thin movements which are much more complicated to pull off.
    Some of the ladies' watches have quartz movements, but are still impressive. The first time my wife saw the PP24, she decided she had to have one. It looks rather good, I will admit.

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    Yeah, I was referring to their mechanicals/automatics. Quartz is quartz no matter who puts out the watch but the movements in an automatic really are a thing of wonder if someone really thinks about it.


    Quote Originally Posted by krusty View Post
    Some of the ladies' watches have quartz movements, but are still impressive. The first time my wife saw the PP24, she decided she had to have one. It looks rather good, I will admit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2wheeled View Post
    They may not be great conversational pieces but I've always liked the simplicity of Skagen.
    Me, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2wheeled View Post
    They may not be great conversational pieces but I've always liked the simplicity of Skagen.

    good call with the skagen i have a black titanium. such a beautiful watch for the price

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    Am I the only one who bought one? I've managed to scratch the face now too , but it wasn't from falling off, it was from changing a tube

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    Me me me!!

    So excited to find ths thread. (Oops. Just saw the last post was 2 years ago...)

    I have Rolex Seadweller, Breitling Chrono Cockpit, Breitling Starliner, three Tag Heuers and some other fashion watches. They are my loves!

    The Rolex gets the most wrist time, and it's what I wear on the bike.






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    I don't wear watches on my rides.



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    Quote Originally Posted by El Diablo Rojo View Post
    I had a really nice and extensive watch collection that was stolen several years ago now I'm down to a GMT II a couple of Hamilton tank watches and a Rolex bubble back.
    Me too. I got ripped off twice and finally lost all my collection, nothing really valuable, some minor vintage pieces from the 40-60s. Of course the last time I was burgled (?) what did I have on my wrist, not the Lord Elgin curved case, but a $15 digital quartz watch.
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