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Old 03-16-11, 07:16 AM   #1
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Watches

Which ones are your favorites?

Currently obsessed with this one:

Swoon, says I.
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Old 03-16-11, 07:35 AM   #2
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Ooh, that's very pretty. I keep meaning to buy a watch, but it will probably be a Japanese quartz something-or-other. I'd love to find one that looks like your Jungmans for a reasonable price.
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Old 03-16-11, 02:58 PM   #3
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Swiss made watches for me ... the automatic I'm wearing right now is a Cartier Pasha w/power reserve.

Swiss Army watches are swiss made and can be gotten inexpensively if you are near New England and willing to drive to their factory sales (twice a year). I've got a bunch of nice ones, all gotten for 30-40% of retail.
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Old 03-16-11, 05:08 PM   #4
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Don't even get me started...I've previously mentioned I have a fetish for them
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Old 03-16-11, 06:43 PM   #5
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I've got lots of watches- Seiko, Omega, DeBaufre, Hamilton, Stowa, Luminox, Citizen, Archimede. There are 12 that I rotate through for daily wear, a couple for weekends, a couple of beaters, and about 6 others that don't get worn much. Beyond that it is too hard to pick favorites.
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Old 03-16-11, 07:30 PM   #6
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Got my dad's 1957 Omega Seamaster automatic (still works) and would love a new one.
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Old 03-16-11, 09:38 PM   #7
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I have an Omega X-33 with my jet engraved on the back. Squadron buy about 10 years ago for a great price!

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Old 03-16-11, 10:53 PM   #8
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Modern: Timex easy reader. Vintage: 60's Timex Marlin or a 50's Caravelle.

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Old 03-17-11, 05:21 AM   #9
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omega fan here. i actually need to scale back and sell a few watches, I have too many in that they don't all get worn enough.
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Old 03-17-11, 06:32 AM   #10
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My fiance and I have matching Movados, but my favorites are my Rolex Datejust and TagHeuer Carrera. I have a Swiss Army watch with the Infiniti logo on the dial that was given to me by the dealership when I purchased my latest car. I usually wear that one as my beater.
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Old 03-17-11, 06:43 AM   #11
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This one has a minute repeater and is #001. (the dial is blue - not lavender)

I like automatics and leather straps. I have the rose gold Corum, two stainless steel Raymond Weils, a stainless Mont Blanc and a Zenith. The Zenith is a comfortable weight and gets the most use. That Corum is heavy.
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Old 03-17-11, 07:42 AM   #12
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Modern: Timex easy reader. Vintage: 60's Timex Marlin or a 50's Caravelle.

Its like the Chrysler Building, but for your wrist. Nice.
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Old 03-17-11, 08:16 AM   #13
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omega fan here. i actually need to scale back and sell a few watches, I have too many in that they don't all get worn enough.
I will take your jetski watch for $24, but only if it is in meant condition. I meant mint.
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I like the ones Mario Botta has designed.
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Old 03-17-11, 10:31 AM   #15
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Dream watch is a Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Calendar.

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I like the ones Mario Botta has designed.
I have a wall mounted clock that looks very similar to that.
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I will take your jetski watch for $24, but only if it is in meant condition. I meant mint.
HaHaHaHa!

-wait, dude, whut?
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Old 03-17-11, 09:41 PM   #18
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Old 03-18-11, 04:20 AM   #19
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Old 03-18-11, 04:58 AM   #20
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I know. That's one saxy watch...
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Old 03-18-11, 02:58 PM   #21
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Old 03-18-11, 10:34 PM   #22
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I picked up this today.

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Old 03-18-11, 10:40 PM   #23
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I have had this one for a few years now.

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Old 03-18-11, 10:46 PM   #24
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Watches are jewelry.

Oh, not all of them, but all those expensive ones are an excuse for a man to wear jewelry.
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Old 03-19-11, 02:54 AM   #25
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I'll be honest. I don't understand fancy watches. Maybe it's because I'm poor. Maybe it's because my cell phone has a clock on the front of it. But even if I hit the pick-6 and win the $220million, I still would have no use for watches of any sort.
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