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Originally posted by Longboarder:
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Originally posted by GlennK:
Picked up a Hermes watch for Mrs Glennk for our 5th anniversary. She really loves it.


Congratulations on your 5th. Please tell your lovely bride hello from me.
Thank you and I did. She said hi back and is looking forward to drinking some vino with you again sometime.
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by GlennK:
Picked up a Hermes watch for Mrs Glennk for our 5th anniversary. She really loves it.


I'm sure you knew this post would cause me to post. Smile

Nice, and I'm sure your bride loved it.

I do hope you wrapped the watch in a beautiful Hermes scarf. Wink
I asked her about the scarf and she said maybe when she is in her 50's Wink
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Originally posted by DoktaP:
I never pulled the trigger on the Breitling or Tissot. It turned out that the Breitling was a high quality knock-off. It's good to know good people in the jewelry business.


Ouch! You have to watch out for those. Panerai and Omega both have knock-offs that would fool many jewelers at 1st glance. I've seen a Omega SeaMaster that was indistinguishable from the real one beside it until you opened it up and could see that the movement was different...

Dok, I could really picture you in some sort of Brueget Type XX if you're looking for a Breitling/Tissot type of look.
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Originally posted by GlennK:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by GlennK:
Picked up a Hermes watch for Mrs Glennk for our 5th anniversary. She really loves it.


I'm sure you knew this post would cause me to post. Smile

Nice, and I'm sure your bride loved it.

I do hope you wrapped the watch in a beautiful Hermes scarf. Wink
I asked her about the scarf and she said maybe when she is in her 50's Wink


Haha... I would have guessed just the opposite.

Seems the 34 and under crowd does not wear watches, yet beautiful scarves, and the over 35 crowd wears nice watches.
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by snipes:
Picked up a vintage ('69) gold Omega Constellation yesterday. Apparently you aren't supposed to wear big divers watches with suits. Who knew? Smile Smile


Nice.

I look forward to seeing it when we drink wine again.


I look forward to it as well, hopefully sooner rather than later
my mom is going to Europe in a few weeks and while in Switzerland she wants to pick me up a watch... i told her i didn't want anything fancy, or a brand i could get here easily like Baume et Mercier, Omega, Rolex, etc... but with the availability of most anything online these days that may be a stretch...

i think it'd be cool to get something with a proprietary movement, but i know that'd be crazy $$$... honestly, i'd be stoked on a sporty Victorinox if it had documentation it was purchased there, my favorite watch to wear as an everyday piece is a Tissot Quadrato with band made of black rubber...

anyway, any recommended brands from the board given my comments above?
Wow! 13 pages of posts on fine watches, in a wine forum of all places. I guess it does match the demographic.

I recently started to become interested in fine watches (now that Bordeaux is too expensive Razz).

So, 13 pages and only a single passing reference to Longines. I've always had a sentimental attachment to the brand since I was a kid. My dad and uncle each had one and my dad still wears his Conquest Calendar that he bought in 1959. Just bought my first Longines a couple of weeks ago, and another on order (a modern version of the same watch my dad has, with a hesalite crystal).

Conquest Heritage.
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Originally posted by DoktaP:
Looking at a Girard Perregaux Sea Hawk II.


Did you buy?

Look at you manning up like this... first an Omega Seamaster, now seeking out the Sea Hawk. Razz Wink

I found an AP Tradition here in Santa Fe I'm interested in. As I explained to my beautiful wife, I'm now down to only 7 watches.

Not sure I should share her reply, but as I always say, She will get over it. Big Grin
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Originally posted by DoktaP:
I haven't pulled the trigger yet. Mrs. DP is talking renovation. That trumps another timepiece.


Bro, do you know how many watches, wines, trips to Europe, pairs of John Lobb shoes and trips to Bern's you could have in lieu of some silly renovation? Big Grin

...speaking of trips, we have a party to attend in Italy ( or Spain) next year!

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