Watches - another passion of ours, it seems...post your pics!
Jan 22, 2015 at 2:49 PM Post #8,507 of 13,457

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I think mine came to somewhere in the $150-200 range with all the options I chose and shipping. There are a few companies that make homage watches like this. Getat is in the middle of the pack, price wise.
 
Jan 22, 2015 at 7:59 PM Post #8,508 of 13,457

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I know they can be somewhat controversial, but I couldn't resist getting a Panerai MM clone homage - I'm likely never going to buy the real thing (can not justify that kind of dosh). This one is made by Getat - which I liked because I could make some custom choices (like the no badge face, upgraded domed crystal, etc.). And it has a decent handwind movement in it (Seagull 6497 ETA clone) for the money. 



My friend has the original Panerai and when seeing it, I thought I would not wear one. I love watches, and no negatives to the folks who love ultra expensive watches.

For him it makes him truly happy, and helps him succeeded in his work. I understand the attraction process. I could just see myself running my arm against a wall by accident? I know they have fully replaceable parts.

I guess I'm too much of a gorilla for super expensive watches?
 
Jan 23, 2015 at 11:51 PM Post #8,510 of 13,457

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You'd think for that kind of money, that Mr. "Lee Coultre" could find the pieces to finish the front and back of that watch! 
 
When you start a project, it is important to finish it 
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Jan 24, 2015 at 12:26 PM Post #8,511 of 13,457

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While trying to teach my son how mechanical and automatic watches work, I came across this great animation video
that nicely shows/explains the 5 basic sections that make a mechanical watch work. This uses a pocket watch as an
example:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jan 25, 2015 at 11:45 AM Post #8,516 of 13,457

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Everything you wanted to know about the making of a $150K Blancpain gold automatic, from beginning to end...but were afraid to ask
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 (poor resolution
at the very beginning, but it gets better). One of the best "How It's Made" episodes, for me:
 
 
 
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  There are some absolutely excpetional watches that were released this year at SIHH.  
 
The most exceptional Lang I have ever seen (from a company that does nothing BUT exceptional).
 
 

 
For $500k I expect nothing short of exceptional. But that is a serious thing of beauty.
 
Jan 25, 2015 at 11:58 AM Post #8,520 of 13,457

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  I think it's closer to $660k with the current exchange 
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Google is reporting the 440,000 EUR is $493,086.00 USD with current market exchange. Of course that doesn't include any form of VAT, import/export fees, shipping, and traditional sales taxes.
 

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