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Did someone say Omega?

 

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My 30t2rg...


Not a big fan of Swiss watches....but wow THAT IS STUNNING. Beautiful watch you have there

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Not a big fan of Swiss watches....but wow THAT IS STUNNING. Beautiful watch you have there

Why? You do realize that the majority of luxury watches (and I'm talking about $50 000+ haute horlogerie watches) are made by Swiss brands, and the rest are from companies also based in European countries. Unless you're a fan of cheap Japanese quartz movements and Chinese mechanical movements, then my bad. ;)

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My appreciation of watches doesn't take me to $50,000 watches, not even close. I like Japanese automatics that can keep time as well as the ETA Swiss. Nothing wrong with a Seiko or Orient with an in-house movement (to me). Nothing wrong with "cheap" Japanese Quartz either. The Citizen I have for example sets itself every night, it'll always be on time as long as it can receive a signal from one of the 6 transmitters in the world. And if not, 3 seconds off in a month ain't bad. What does a 50k Swiss do, 1-2 seconds per day?

I do see the appreciation of what goes in a watch though, just not enough to take a 2nd loan on a home.
Edited by Soundsgoodtome - 2/20/14 at 6:42pm
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Thanks for your kind words everyone!

 

 

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Now Paulie that is pure watch porn, I love its understated drop dead gorgeousness, it just oozes class.

Turning green with envy here.

 

I didn't know you hung out in these parts :wink_face:.  It was kind of a special find.  I had been bugging a fellow collector to sell it to me for about 3 years.  When an original Vacheron Constantin chronometre became available to him for sale he suddenly needed to raise funds.  He bought the Omega from an estate sale of a watch maker about 8 years earlier.  It sat in a safe in India for who knows how long before that.  It is one of my rarer watches.  Anyway, it looks pretty good for an 80(ish) year old watch!

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Originally Posted by Soundsgoodtome View Post

My appreciation of watches doesn't take me to $50,000 watches, not even close. I like Japanese automatics that can keep time as well as the ETA Swiss. Nothing wrong with a Seiko or Orient with an in-house movement (to me). Nothing wrong with "cheap" Japanese Quartz either. The Citizen I have for example sets itself every night, it'll always be on time as long as it can receive a signal from one of the 6 transmitters in the world. And if not, 3 seconds off in a month ain't bad. What does a 50k Swiss do, 1-2 seconds per day?

I do see the appreciation of what goes in a watch though, just not enough to take a 2nd loan on a home.

From your previous post it wasn't clear as to why you "[aren't] a big fan of Swiss watches", but you've pointed out that you just don't like the prices of luxury watches. Fair enough, not everyone has the means to afford grand complications. But the people who can afford to buy those type of watches on a whim also aren't buying them for their timekeeping abilities; if you just wanted to know the time you could reach into your pocket for your smartphone, and if you want to be really accurate then a inexpensive atomic watch will suffice. The really expensive watches are just for fashion purposes, if you want to put it bluntly. On top of that, the stratospherically priced $100 000+ timepieces, well lets just say the owners don't really wear them about town and just keep them at home to safely admire. As for me, I'm satisfied with the Raymond Weil I have to tide me over until I get a real job to afford a skeleton watch.

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I wouldn't mind a Grand Seiko sometime in the future.
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I didn't know you hung out in these parts :wink_face:.  It was kind of a special find.  I had been bugging a fellow collector to sell it to me for about 3 years.  When an original Vacheron Constantin chronometre became available to him for sale he suddenly needed to raise funds.  He bought the Omega from an estate sale of a watch maker about 8 years earlier.  It sat in a safe in India for who knows how long before that.  It is one of my rarer watches.  Anyway, it looks pretty good for an 80(ish) year old watch!

 

My interest started a couple of years back and has slowly built.  In the age of plastic fantastic its nice to appreciate and wonder at some of the old school craftsmanship. At the moment I am content to tinker around the edges learning.  I am more drawn to the vintage side rather than modern.

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Paulie, that Omega is a beauty!

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Indeed, that Omega is lovely!

 

Here is one of mine, apologies for the poor photo, - a recent acquisition - a De Ville quartz model from circa 1984. It has an unique method of setting the hours minutes and seconds separately. This one is in very good condition, perhaps worth $100 to $200 US dollars. I'm keeping it as it's a pretty nice dress style watch.

 


Edited by Dreamnine - 2/21/14 at 8:40am
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Seiko 5 with custom bezel insert 

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^^ Nice glow markings on the custom bezel.

Where did you get that done?

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Blatant copy of Dreamnine's photographic style, hope you don't mind :D

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Something bright for Range day.

 

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