Following Automatic Watches - Accuracy Page 11

  • beastmaster 31 Jul 2019 23:36:14 19,453 posts
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    Bloody wristwatches. I've got into these over the last year and a half and I'm looking to get a new one for my 50th in December. Looking at either a Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso or a Breguet dress watch. Which Breguet keeps on changing day to day. The Reverso would be one with an engraveable case back.
  • Dirtbox 31 Jul 2019 23:49:25 91,192 posts
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    smoothpete wrote:
    I'm 40 on saturday so it was my present to myself
    Happy birthday mate, great choice for you. I think they look hilarious on a smaller wrist.
  • Dirtbox 31 Jul 2019 23:56:40 91,192 posts
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    beastmaster wrote:
    Bloody wristwatches. I've got into these over the last year and a half and I'm looking to get a new one for my 50th in December. Looking at either a Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso or a Breguet dress watch. Which Breguet keeps on changing day to day. The Reverso would be one with an engraveable case back.
    I could harp on about Breguet for hours, but I managed to narrow my top choices down to two.

    A Classique with enamel dial.


    And an XX Chrono.
  • fontgeeksogood 1 Aug 2019 00:59:18 7,025 posts
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    Are Daniel Wellington watches any good? Just kidding.

    The Junghans is a genuinely classy gents watch. I can't really get away with such subtle shoulders though, a lifetime of wanking has endowed me with Popeye like forearms and so chunky is the order of the day.

    My grail watch remains a JLC Duomètre Quantième in rose gold. But they're over $50K, which might as well be infinity billion dollars
  • You-can-call-me-kal 1 Aug 2019 06:34:15 17,204 posts
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    smoothpete wrote:
    I'm 40 on saturday so it was my present to myself
    Mine was also a 40th to myself.

    Honestly, is it not enough to have stolen your hairline and physique off me?
  • smoothpete 1 Aug 2019 07:20:48 36,013 posts
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    And taste in music. Working on the beard too

    Edited by smoothpete at 07:21:18 01-08-2019
  • Load_2.0 1 Aug 2019 08:49:34 29,927 posts
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    Get a room!
  • smoothpete 1 Aug 2019 15:56:17 36,013 posts
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    Just picked up my watch. Gosh it’s so nice ❤️
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 1 Aug 2019 16:01:31 21,090 posts
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    You had a wank with it on yet?
  • smoothpete 1 Aug 2019 16:04:20 36,013 posts
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    Yeah stopped at McDonalds on the way for a McWank
  • smoothpete 1 Aug 2019 16:06:09 36,013 posts
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    It’s now running 17 minutes fast
  • robthehermit 1 Aug 2019 17:18:04 7,460 posts
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    Because I don't see the point in replacing something that's not broken and have never been bothered about fashion and general suitability, I have been wearing one of these for last 20 odd years:

    Sorry about the link to ebay, it was the best picture I could find.
  • anephric 1 Aug 2019 18:54:24 3,426 posts
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    That's pretty butch. Speaking of this, I don't feel any of my watches make me feel or project an alpha-enough quality so I want something that screams SPECIAL FORCES and makes me feel all Billy Big Bollocks.

    This would normally mean Luminox but they seem incredibly shonky quality-control wise, and Trasers can just fuck right off, they seem incredibly cheap and naff.

    Part of me wants to go full Putin and buy a Vostok but I've had a few cheapo retro Russian watches and they fell to bits.

    Marathons seem cool and nicely minimalist.

    Edited by anephric at 18:55:10 01-08-2019
  • arty 2 Aug 2019 09:06:14 594 posts
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    @anephric I have a Vostok (a vintage CCCP Scuba Dude). I don't think it's that 'manly' at just under 40mm but it's robust, easy to wear and is a really cool piece of history. (I also have a Ventura as it happens).
  • Dirtbox 2 Aug 2019 09:33:16 91,192 posts
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    fontgeeksogood wrote:
    My grail watch remains a JLC Duomètre Quantième in rose gold. But they're over $50K, which might as well be infinity billion dollars
    I dunno if it's $35k nowadays (unless you're talking CAD), but it's a hell of a watch either or. Grails are a bit of a cunt to pick out, I doubt I could choose one, there's so many options. Maybe this bullshit that costs more than the sun, but I'd smash it on the first doorknob outside of the shop.

    Edited by Dirtbox at 09:44:25 02-08-2019
  • sirtacos 2 Aug 2019 09:36:53 8,187 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    fontgeeksogood wrote:
    My grail watch remains a JLC Duomètre Quantième in rose gold. But they're over $50K, which might as well be infinity billion dollars
    I dunno if it's $35k nowadays (unless you're talking CAD), but it's a hell of a watch either or. Grails are a bit of a cunt to pick out, I doubt I could choose one, there's so many options. Maybe this bullshit that costs more than the sun.
    "Full Baguette"

    Amazing
  • Bambot 2 Aug 2019 09:37:32 1,396 posts
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    I find 99% of these 'luxury' watches look absolutely ridiculous. Just give me something simple, classic, understated. Happy with my Christopher Ward VIntage Trident. Don't need any other watches. Is an automatic and loses a minute or so every week I guess.

    Edited by Bambot at 09:39:37 02-08-2019
  • Dirtbox 2 Aug 2019 09:45:10 91,192 posts
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    sirtacos wrote:
    "Full Baguette"

    Amazing
    It's a gypsy's earing and no mistake.
  • fontgeeksogood 2 Aug 2019 09:58:50 7,025 posts
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    The Jacob there is an engineering masterpiece. I mean, it's hideous, but the craftsmanship there is otherworldly
  • Dirtbox 2 Aug 2019 10:20:38 91,192 posts
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    Yeah, that's the crux of it really. Given the option of an understated, but exquisite piece like a Patek or an A Lange and Sohne or something that is lesser known and encrusted in gaudy stones but an incredible work of impossible art, I'd probably plump for the latter.

    Not that I'm ever likely to get the option, but hey, isn't that what a grail is?

    Hell, I doubt that thing can run within +-15 minutes a day, but it's nuts.

    Edited by Dirtbox at 10:25:47 02-08-2019
  • Load_2.0 2 Aug 2019 10:24:16 29,927 posts
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    If you're going to get one get it with an entirely crystal case.




    Edited by Load_2.0 at 10:24:31 02-08-2019
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 2 Aug 2019 10:25:58 21,090 posts
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    Looks like an x-ray of Dr Strange's testicle.
  • Dirtbox 2 Aug 2019 10:28:12 91,192 posts
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    Yeah, that fucker is getting trashed within minutes. One glancing blow off a door frame and it's up the swanny. I love it, not for what it is, but what it represents as a piece of horology.

    I should get out of this thread again, it sucks me in.
  • beastmaster 2 Aug 2019 14:19:52 19,453 posts
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    In terms of a grail watch, mines a Vacheron Constantin Historiques American 1921.



    In terms of my Breguet I could "realistically" get. It would be a Classique Power Reserve



    On a side note, I find the whole Rolex steel sports shortage rather amusing. If you believe what certain YouTubers and websites are saying it's fucking crazy out there.

    I almost ended up getting an Explorer 2 Polar. I was next on the waiting list and I changed my mind and went for the 2018 Omega Seamaster Professional with a blue dial. Wearing it now and I absolutely love it. Had it on rubber but got the bracelet and it's super comfortable.

    But now it's time for a dress watch. Reverso is looking like the main choice so the Breguet will have to wait. I love the plain case back which you can have engraved or have a painting or something put onto the back of it. Examples below. The best thing is, only you'd know about it unless you flipped it and showed it to other people. Not cheap to get done though. Oh no.



    and

  • anephric 2 Aug 2019 14:34:37 3,426 posts
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    Rolex undersupplying the market and maintaining waiting lists is crazy, but that's how you maintain a luxury brand, I suppose. The opposite of Tag Heuer.

    I own a Tag, btw. So I can slag them off. I only bought my Aquaracer because I wasn't prepared to shell out for an Omega but I've got two now, so I doubt I'll ever wear the Tag again.
  • anephric 2 Aug 2019 14:58:46 3,426 posts
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    #Ivegot2Omegas
  • fontgeeksogood 2 Aug 2019 15:15:26 7,025 posts
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    Heuer is a fine brand in terms of history. Tag (and Omega) get unfairly bad raps because of the snobbery (in part perpetuated by Rolex's sales tactics)
  • anephric 2 Aug 2019 16:33:53 3,426 posts
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    Don't be shading Omega, I've only just elevated myself to that level of cockery.
  • gamingdave 2 Aug 2019 16:57:16 4,825 posts
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    It's funny, because Rolex get all the hype over Omega, but if you look at their history, then Omega have a far more interesting past. If you go back to the 60s and 70s they were constantly innovating and producing some amazing watches, both from a movement and case perspective.

    But then there is something about Rolex, they just seem to get it right. Sure, there are some diamond encrusted monstrosities, but the Sub, Explorer and Daytona are sports classics, and the Air-King and Datejust are very handsome dress watches.

    My favourite though is the Oysterquartz. I finally got one last year, and that or the Tudor Snowflake (a Rolex case and bracelet) are my most worn watches.

    Saying that, I have my Speedmaster on today and have had for the last couple of weeks. And thanks to this years Apollo anniversary, it's gone up in value a tad (it's a 105.012-65 so the same model and year as Buzz was wearing when he stepped on the moon - Neil left his in the lunar module as one of the timing computers had failed)

    Grails? Well despite collecting Omega, there are definitely some Rolex in the list. Millsub, El Primero Daytona, or a gilt dial 1675.

    Ultimately though, let's just go all out for something I could never own short of a Euromillions win. A platinum Patek Philippe 2499
  • fontgeeksogood 2 Aug 2019 17:02:00 7,025 posts
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    I have an Omega but not a Rolex for those reasons (plus affordability). Not throwing shade on them at ALL
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