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The absolute ONE watch you've always wanted.

Discussion in 'Watches' started by Monocrom, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. Stutz

    Stutz EDC Junkie

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    Stunning! Can I steal this for my pick, too? I also like their Heritage Blue Chrono.
     
  2. murrydan
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    murrydan EDC Junkie!!!

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    I am selling off all my old/redundant EDC gear to fund a Speedmaster. Finally have a plan for making it come true.
     
  3. archimedes

    archimedes EDC Junkie!!!

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    One of the absolute best looking watches ever made :)

    Congrats !
     
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  4. Moco

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    Luminox Navy seals watch or a Traser look alike
     
  5. Evil D

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    My watch urges are pretty reasonable...been wanting a Protrek for a while. Probably won't ever buy one because they're overkill for my needs but I like the looks.

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  6. Monocrom

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    That's actually an excellent way of putting it.

    Very recently, I became more than a bit disillusioned with so-called "luxury" watches and especially the brands calling themselves "High-End." It was based on some things I learned about the watch industry more than awhile back. But sadly, without knowing it, I drank the Kool-Aid. Well, after getting a bit burned out on watches, I took a short break. Came back to watches and decided I wasn't going to get conned like so many folks seem to.

    Truth is, quite a few folks know they're paying obscene mark-ups. But don't really care. (And that's due to a variety of different reasons.) I guess I realized.... I care.

    A milestone is coming up for me very soon. So, by this time next year, I hope to have a watch I had my eye on a couple of years back; but moved on to other potential models.

    So.... Oris Artix GT Day Date model (The non-chronograph version). Just not sure if I'm going with the shiny bezel version, the black, or the two-tone. Must admit, the two-tone looks really nice.

    Pricing isn't cheap. But I plan on making it my Lifetime watch. So the price of entry seems reasonable to me.
     
  7. Wojo

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    For me it's a Breitling Chronomat GMT. Not sure when I started lusting over this model but I have decided if I could have ONE single luxury watch, this would be it.
     
  8. Monocrom

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    Nothing wrong with the old method of saving up for that one watch you really want. Also, there are places that do monthly payments. Just like financing a car. Wear the watch while paying it off. With watches, that's not for me. But others have gone that route.
     
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  10. ajwilson

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    I had two grails. Bought one - picture attached. I didn't really notice how dirty it was when I snapped the picture (since remedied). Who recognizes the caseback? As far as truly unobtainable goes, I covet the Hublot Antikythera.


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  11. Ropes4u

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    Seamaster Planet Ocean 600 M orange on a bracelet.
     
  12. ajwilson

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    And the Urwerk thousand year pocket watch, obviously.
     
  13. les snyder

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    been there, done that... Rolex GMT Master... $228 at the China Fleet Club Hong Kong in 1972.. wore out one bracelet, replaced a crystal and bezel... got pretty shabby looking after 36 years of use, so I retired it when I did... may rebuild it one day... I'd like to find another one for $228 :)

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  14. Brules

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    My daily watch is one of two Seiko's (Dive or Monster). I have a old Omega Seamaster that has been in the drawer for years.
    One day I hope to buy a Rolex Submariner.
     
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    It's a really nice watch and ticks almost all of my boxes, I just wish that they had a 12 or 24 hour chronograph rather than 60 minutes. I really liked that feature on my Seiko, very useful when working by the hour on a job but I've not found a current Seiko that I like.
     
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    I've been dreaming of this one for a long time. Yesterday I got it.
     
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    I want one of those watches they give you when you retire.
     
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  18. Wojo

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    Trust me Mono I have thought about it! However I have many needs that currently come before my lust for a luxury watch. Hopefully if the stars align and things fall in place for me in my professional endeavors I will be able to treat myself to it in a couple years.
     
  19. Soosh

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    I'd wear that today with no work done on it at all. Thanks for showing us.

    I don't know if I have an absolute one watch I've always wanted. I wanted a Submariner for a long time and had the chance to try one and didn't like it. I kind of switched to wanting a Speedmaster, and when I played with one in a shop I loved it. I also recognize that it's simply the only mechanical chronograph I've ever handled and I might be happy with something much cheaper like a Seagull 1963 or any number of 7750-based chronos.

    If I had everything paid off today, no big expenses coming up, and five grand in the bank just to blow I'd probably go for a simple Oyster Perpetual. I don't know how long I'd be happy with it though. I guess it's affordables for me forever.
     
  20. aphex2k

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    I really like the look of LumTec watches. I have no idea how they are as an every day watch, I just like the look.

    I also really like Bell and Ross's BR-1. I bought a homage to one when I was in Bali - at a glance it looks OK but if I had a spare couple of grand I'd definitely get one, black face / white numerals.