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Originally posted by KSC02:
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Originally posted by DoktaP:
...and a Audemars Piguet Star Wheel
for special occasions.

Audemars is often referred to as a 'watchmaker's watch'. Very finely made but often unappreciated by people other than those who 'know' watches. Smile


which means they're WAAAY out of the 3k price range =)
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Originally posted by KSC02:
The most popular or well known choices frequently are not what the true aficionado would select. Watches, like anything, are quite a personal thing. Audemars Piguet (owned and loved), Blancpain, Chopard, Franck Mueller, IWC, Jaeger-Le Coultre, Patek Phillipe are all high quality names.


Breguet Cool


There is only one problem with them.

I will have one incredible cellar and a seriously fast German or Italian car before I ever own one. (To be fair, the type XX line does start around 6k, and the basic gold watch is about 12k but really... where is the fun in those? Wink )
Over breakfast today, I was reading an ad for the Rolex Daytona which can 'perfectly measure elapsed time and calculate average speed... [it] sets the standard for those with a passion for driving and elegance.' Who cares? - I nearly had my license suspended last year (and besides my car has been telling me that for years). Why not just get to the point and tell me how powerful it will make me feel as I push that accelerator down harder!

Yesterday, there was the ad for Patek Philippe which informed me that I wouldn't actually be allowed to own it. It said something about being just a caretaker or something who would look after it for the next generation. Made me feel kind of powerless.

None of these watches seem to do what I really want - which is tell me what time it is in a straightforward, uncluttered, and direct manner. Even the Timex and Saico watches nowadays seem hopelessly cluttered with dials and irrelevant stuff.

I may have to carry on with my humble 35 year old Rolex Tudor for a bit longer. It doesn't tell time very accurately, but based on the ads I am reading lately, telling time is not what watches do anyway.

OK, time to get in the car and get going now.
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Originally posted by on the wine:
I may have to carry on with my humble 35 year old Rolex Tudor for a bit longer. It doesn't tell time very accurately, but based on the ads I am reading lately, telling time is not what watches do anyway.
Ha! I received one myself as a gift 10 years ago. I agree with you that it doesn't tell time accurately, but I do love the classic look.
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Originally posted by latour67:
I wear a Casio! It is Shock Resistant, Water Resistant, Solar Recharged with No Battery Replacement Required, Atomic Time reset every 24 hours, Accurate to < tenth of a second daily.

However, recently I've been considering just using my cell phone. Cool


Same here. I alternate between my casio and my cell. I do plan to get an AP or PP (or both) Smile at some point in my life.

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