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Looks great Jacob.

I am bored with my watches so I think it is time to go on a shopping spree. What are the new watches I need to own?


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Mom is the real hero here! Buys old watch, thereby financing new watch. Buys another new watch just because. Gives back old watch.

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3 minutes ago, Hopstretch said:

Mom is the real hero here! Buys old watch, thereby financing new watch. Buys another new watch just because. Gives back old watch.

😍

I certainly wasn't expecting it! I also don't have any real way of letting her know how appreciative I am of it, as it's very, very difficult to give her a thank you that she will accept as adequate.  I tried my best.

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7 minutes ago, Hopstretch said:

Jeff, get into independents. Laurent Ferrier, F.P. Journe, Moser.

A Ferrier Galet and a Chronometre Bleu, for instance, would certainly be interesting pieces!

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Looks like I can check out the Ferrier and F.P. Journe watches at a local shop.  I typically am much more inclined toward tool watches so not sure they will be the watches to which I am drawn.

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3 minutes ago, VPI said:

I typically am much more inclined toward tool watches.

Vintage Rolex (maybe Heuer too) then. Is a gigantic rabbit hole.

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1 hour ago, VPI said:

I typically am much more inclined toward tool watches so not sure they will be the watches to which I am drawn.

This might seem like a dumb question, but what do you consider to be tool watches?

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Sports watches.  Nothing small, thin or dressy and only in stainless, titanium, platinum or white gold.  I have most of the Rolexes, maybe just need a Daytona.  I would like to try some of the interesting Bremont, an IWC Big Pilot, VC Overseas Chrono, Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscape, etc., etc.

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8 hours ago, VPI said:

Sports watches.  Nothing small, thin or dressy and only in stainless, titanium, platinum or white gold.  I have most of the Rolexes, maybe just need a Daytona.  I would like to try some of the interesting Bremont, an IWC Big Pilot, VC Overseas Chrono, Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscape, etc., etc.

The Bathyscape looks interesting, particularly as it’s 38mm.  You thinking the black (grayish) or blue version?  The IWC is also a handsome looking watch IMO.

HS

11 hours ago, EdipisReks1 said:

I like your second recommendation, ER...the Drive de Cartier.  Have for a few years now.  I think it’s just a bit too large for me, though.  Almost bought one a while back.

HS

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Blue.  I had a Fifty Fathoms at one point that I really liked.  

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6 minutes ago, VPI said:

Blue.  I had a Fifty Fathoms at one point that I really liked.  

The blue sunburst dial looks very nice, VPI.  I like that they didn’t put a blue band on it.  I find that’s overkill for my tastes generally speaking.

Hodinkee did a nice review on the watch you may have seen.

https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/blancpain-fifty-fathoms-bathyscaphe-38mm-hands-on

HS

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I think if I ever bought another watch it'd be a Doxa.  For whatever reason they make me tingle.

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I have had several.  Really like them but get sick of all the scratches.  The finish is super scratch friendly.

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Barring a Rolex and a Speedy, what would be a nice watch to buy and keep with the aim to handover to my kids when they graduate or are old enough to appreciate a time piece?

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13 minutes ago, Rossliew said:

Barring a Rolex and a Speedy, what would be a nice watch to buy and keep with the aim to handover to my kids when they graduate or are old enough to appreciate a time piece?

What is your budget?

 

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Omega Seamaster AT 150m? List is $5500 but you can definitely get them for at least 10% off.

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The Heuer reissues are also pretty nice if you want a chrono. Same price point.

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New Tudor GMT is great value at $3900.

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Or the Tudor Pelagos at $4400 if you want more of a chunky dive watch. Titanium case & bracelet to keep the weight down, which is nice.

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Lots of good options. Or just * whispers * get a Speedmaster.

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I think a really under appreciated tool watch is the VC overseas. Not too many show up used but when they do you can get them in that price range. Non chrono etc obviously.

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