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The absolute ONE watch you've always wanted.

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

  1. T-3

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    Where did you have it reconditioned, if you don't mind my asking? Thanks!
     
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  2. dan.05

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    I have always wanted a Heuer Silverstone chronograph in blue.


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  3. BklynBoy

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    I had it reconditioned at a local jeweler in Mclean, Virginia. The reconditioning did not last long and I am sure I paid too much. One of the chrono buttons is dead and the second hand has fallen off again. If you find a specialist, who does quality work, please post the contact information.

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  4. coktailmunky

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    My father was an office manager and was really into nice pens and nice watches. Before my father passed from cancer when I was really young he had a nice watch. They had to sell it due to medical bills. From his pictures it looks like a Rolex Submariner. So ever since I've always wanted one. Someday I'll get one and can pass it on to my kids as a family heirloom from father to son. I've always had the idea of when we "eventually" have a child that I'd buy them a decent starter watch when they graduated high school. And if taken care of I'd pass down my Rolex when they get their first real professional adult job. Maybe some day I'll get to do that.

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  5. dan.05

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    Pre 1990’s bond watch.


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    This one, received Wednesday.

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    @Sweeperdk: is that ^ a fixed bezel on that watch? It sure is good looking! Wear and use it for many years in good health!

    L'chaim!

    Moshe ben David
     
  9. Passin' Through

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    I love it, but I think I'd love it a little more in a 40mm instead of the 42mm. Dang that watch bug!


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    My wife gave me a 1945 Atacama for an anniversary present one year. I like it a lot. My eyeballs can actually read the gigantic numbers with ease. (Not so much the itty bitty dials.)
     
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    A Doxa dive watch like Dirk Pitt.
     
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    I want an omega seamaster
     
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    Omega Skywalker X-33.. I just can't justify a couple months + worth of rent on a watch.. at least at this moment. I've looked up the nearest Omega shop and took down their number though, you know.. just in case I crack
     
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    I have wanted an IWC Big Pilot ever since I saw it. I have held it in my hands and with a gleam in my eye. I think it would fit me very well as I have big wrists (8.5” to 8.75” depending on the season). I will never have one because I can see no way to justify spending over $10,000 on a watch. I am still going to drool every time I see one.

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    I love simple watches. Recently lost my laco watch somewhere.

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  16. Moshe ben David

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    I have a simple answer to this: 'MegaMillions' or 'Powerball'. :)

    L'chaim!

    Moshe ben David
     
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    I've always had a yen for a Breitling Superocean. But how could any watch-guy, just pick one?

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    Rolex GMT. Any flavor. Unfortunately I will never be able to afford one.
     
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    Picked up a gen 1 in a trade. Love it. Very cool watch.


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    I kind of wish there was that one grail watch, then I would have a goal, and things would actually be a bit easier even if the price would make it long term project.
    There is one watch I kind of regret not buying when I had the chance to buy it second hand from a very trustworthy seller.
    It was very expensive, but not out of range. My concern was that it would end up as a safe queen because of its high price and limited water resistance. But it is still the most perfect pilots watch I have yet to come across, its the IWC Mk. XVIII heritage
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    In retrospect I think there would be enough office days to warrant a 30m watch, but chances are it will not show up again at that price point from someone I trust.

    If the Tudor Pelagos was smaller, or my wrists less skinny, I guess that one too would be near the top of my list.

    Even though both those watches are probably within range if I prioritize and save up for a while, I really feel that watches are tools and one should buy in a price range where you can afford to loose it or break it.
    Or, if you like Rolex, just buy it and get a good insurance. If you have the money, that's probably the least risky EDC investment you'll ever make.
     
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