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Originally posted by marcb7:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
Are there any opinions on Bell & Ross, watches?



I like the look of Panerai much more...but thats my opinion. Was hoping they had a store in Vegas but they dont... Frown



I finally gave my Panerai to my friend that just loved the watch more than I did, but I have decided to add a watch or two ( Smile) that are different than my current watches.

I'm thinking about a Bell & Ross WWI 90 Grande Date & Reserve de Marche, or the Panerai Radiomir 45mm. I'm experienced with Panerai, but was looking for insight to Bell & Ross overall quality, not style preference.

TIA.
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Originally posted by Board-O:
I don't quite understand the need for these elite watches. I have a gold Movado and a gold LeCoultre and I hardly ever wear them. I find no fault with my $250 watches. They keep great time and look good enough for me.


Board-O, there is no need whatsoever. I would say the same about the need for a fine German car, or the need for what some may think of as expensive art, or wine over $25, or ...

There is no need in my opinion, I just think many of us have things or hobbies we enjoy/passion that defy logic sometimes. I'm not a jewelry person at all, but have always enjoyed watches since I was a little boy. I rarely wear the same watch two days in a row, and not all of my watches would be considered expensive by any means.

I still have my beloved grandfathers pocket watch that I played with as a little boy. It was the only thing I wanted when he died at 99 years old. My grandmother told me it was always going to be mine since I was a 7 year old boy. Cool
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Originally posted by marcb7:
Ah...I see. I dont know much about Bell and Ross...sorry. I like your taste however in the choices, I think you and I shopping together could be dangerous! Do they have a Bell and Ross store in LV?


I don't believe there is for either, but there is a big shop in Ceasers forum shops that has good selection of both.
Just got back my Rolex that belonged to my dad: it needed a good service after all these years. After a replaced crystal and bezel, it looks brand new. Also waiting for my AP Star Wheel to come back from the same watchmaker. It's still my favourite time piece. I wore the Sea Master down south for the wedding since I needed something to snorkel and dive with.
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Originally posted by wine+art:
I still have my beloved grandfathers pocket watch that I played with as a little boy. It was the only thing I wanted when he died at 99 years old. My grandmother told me it was always going to be mine since I was a 7 year old boy. Cool

Thanks for sharing the story. I think watches, of all possessions, are great momentoes from loved ones because every time you ask about the time, the watch will always remind you of where it came.
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Originally posted by Qhdeputy:
http://www.bellross.com/us/gallery/#/8/

One of the more unique pieces. I was close to getting it. Wife didn't like it.


Qhdeputy, with all due respect, your wife must approve of your watch? Wink

A major piece of art, okay, the style and color of your wood floors, okay, your bed, okay, but your watch? Qh, we must talk! Big Grin


I know, I know It's not totally off the radar, it just didn't get purchased the day I saw it Wink
Well W+A, here is the plan...Im taking 5K and putting it on black at the roulette wheel in Vegas, if it hits, Ill leave it for one more spin...if it hits again you and I can go shopping! If it doesnt hit....we can still go shopping...we'll just spend your money and Ill drool! I "want" a black faced Panerai watch. Cool Woot
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Originally posted by DoktaP:
Just got back my Rolex that belonged to my dad: it needed a good service after all these years. After a replaced crystal and bezel, it looks brand new. Also waiting for my AP Star Wheel to come back from the same watchmaker. It's still my favourite time piece. I wore the Sea Master down south for the wedding since I needed something to snorkel and dive with.



Bro, funny you mention Rolex & Dad. I had a Rolex once, but sold it within a year. Every time I wore it, I just thought of my Dad's generation. I think the same thing about Cadillac, Lincoln, Hart Schaffner Marx et al... my Dad's generation. Big Grin

If my Dad had left me a watch, I would cherish it as I know you do. I'm excited you are getting your Piguet serviced. This is truly one of the great watches in the world, period. ( envy!)

See you soon.
Oh the trials of watch owning...

1st) the Set screw on my wife's PAM111 goes. She wants to wear something else for a while and I don't feel like getting it fixed right then so...

2) She wears my Chopard Mille Miglia for a week and breaks the strap.

3) Now the pusher button on My JLC Reverso Duotime is stuck in the case and won't come back out...

I guess the one good thing about being bitten by the watch bug is you always have a back-up for your back-up's back-up! Wink I think my Heuer Daytona is about to get some love and wrist time.
I've driven the CTS-V, XLR-V, and CTS on a racetrack in Monticello, NY as a guest of Cadillac. The CTS-V is a far better handling car with more power than the M5 and with a better interior. There was a video of me driving the CTS-V on the track, but Cadillac only had them up for a limited time.

The surprises for me weren't the CTS-V, which I knew would be phenomenal, but were the XLR-V and CTS. I thought the XLR was a dumbed down 2 door for people who wanted to drive a sporty Cadillac. Was I ever wroing! The car was a monster on the track with unbelieveable handling. Under the tutelage of racing instructor, I floored it going into an S-turn at 80 mph and came out much faster with no loss of traction.

The 6 cylinder CTS, which my wife had at the time, was also impressive. What that experience taught me was what a small percentage of a car's capability we actually use.

Unequivocally, I can say the CTS-V is by far the finest car I've ever driven, better than any Audi, BMW M class, or AMG I've ever driven. I didn't buy one this time because I need a car I can drive in the snow, and my days of owning 6 cars are over.
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Originally posted by Board-O:
Unequivocally, I can say the CTS-V is by far the finest car I've ever driven, better than any Audi, BMW M class, or AMG I've ever driven.


I have driven a few better, but it is world class with a capital W. The brand has come a long way. If you're considering any of the vehicles Board-O mentioned it deserves a look.

PH
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Originally posted by PurpleHaze:
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Originally posted by Board-O:
Unequivocally, I can say the CTS-V is by far the finest car I've ever driven, better than any Audi, BMW M class, or AMG I've ever driven.


I have driven a few better, but it is world class with a capital W. The brand has come a long way. If you're considering any of the vehicles Board-O mentioned it deserves a look.

PH


I agree for the most part. I still don't think the interiors are up to Euro snuff and I'm hesitent about long term durability. That said, the CTS-V is a really great car and something I would have no problem leasing.

I'm not as huge a fan of the M5 as I used to be and Audi's just aren't fast enough (other than the RS6 which never came here and would out-do all of them) but I do think the E63 and most certainly the Porsche Panamera (though at a much higher price) are better fast 4 doors than the Cadillac.
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Originally posted by wine+art:
Every time I wore it, I just thought of my Dad's generation. I think the same thing about Cadillac, Lincoln, Hart Schaffner Marx et al... my Dad's generation. Big Grin

News flash, w+a!
You are now officially your Dad's generation (your kid's perspective anyway) Woot
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Originally posted by KSC02:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
Every time I wore it, I just thought of my Dad's generation. I think the same thing about Cadillac, Lincoln, Hart Schaffner Marx et al... my Dad's generation. Big Grin

News flash, w+a!
You are now officially your Dad's generation (your kid's perspective anyway) Woot


My dad's generation is over 70! Razz

In fact, my mom's birthday is today. She is now 73, and we are going to dinner in a few minutes. Cool
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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
Oh the trials of watch owning...

1st) the Set screw on my wife's PAM111 goes. She wants to wear something else for a while and I don't feel like getting it fixed right then so...

2) She wears my Chopard Mille Miglia for a week and breaks the strap.

It sounds like you need to revoke her watch-wearing privileges... just say it was the people on the boards' idea...
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Originally posted by wine+art:
I was so close to getting marcb7 to buy a fine watch while we were in Vegas.

Now this said, I could not even get the man to buy a pair of Tod's for his feet.

Next time! Cool



HA! I am sooooo regretful for not buying both! I have the buisness cards of the two watch dealers so its not completely out of the question. I truly loved that Panerai....I wish we had time to go over to the Wynn to look at it...although..it would be on my wrist right now.

As far as Tod's...well, remember I live in the chilly northeast....it would be a seasonal shoe....perhaps one to mow the lawn? Big Grin
My Mother-in-law has a GP gyromatic she wears as an everyday watch. Great watch.

I almost bought a 1945 before I got my Reverso. It was a tough choice.

I'm thinking of selling on some watches I have now and am down to only legitimately wanting new 3 watches. The problem is, the cheapest of the 3 is a plain Franck Muller Casablanca and it's tough to get one of those for under $5k...
I don't know why I haven't seen this thread before. I know it is an "old man" watch (W+A) but I have a Rolex Oysterdate that I wear most of the time but my favorite watch is a simple Omega Seamaster. I also have a Constellation but thinking of selling that one. Just don't like the feel of it on my wrist. My wife loves her Raymond Weil. Fits her perfectly.
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Originally posted by Longboarder:
I don't know why I haven't seen this thread before. I know it is an "old man" watch (W+A) but I have a Rolex Oysterdate that I wear most of the time but my favorite watch is a simple Omega Seamaster. I also have a Constellation but thinking of selling that one. Just don't like the feel of it on my wrist. My wife loves her Raymond Weil. Fits her perfectly.


LB, your old man Rolex is the perfect watch for the business you are in, and I completely understand your love for the Omega Seamaster.

I also love my Seamaster, and what an easy watch to wear and enjoy. I know my twin bro finally bought one. Cool

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