I have 3 IWC/Schaffhausen, circa 1930's, that I inherited from my dad (as well as a Doxa and an Ancre, both gold). They're the wind-up kind, with about 36 hrs/wind. I've never had them cleaned or serviced, and they still run surprisingly accurately for watches of this age. I wear them occasionally just because they remind me of my father.

I have a few newer watches of my own that I bought over the years; my favorite is 1986 Omega Seamaster Titanium, which is extremely lightweight and comfortable. I've always preferred thinner and lighter watches, I think.
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D gave me a Hamilton Jazzmaster Cushion for Christmas.

This watch was entirely off my radar and I love it. I've truly learned a lot from her value system.


Excellent...what type of band? (leather, metal, skin?)

It was displayed with a brown leather (alligator pattern) band (as shown in the link) but D insisted they change it for the same in black. With the black face, I like her choice.
Ok guys/gals...Im thinking of getting the TAG Carrera Automatic, brown leather strap with the silver/white face...thoughts? Anyone have this watch? Problems?

I really would like a IWC, the Davinci to be specific, brown face, but the cost is a little bit more than I can convince my better half to spend
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Ok guys/gals...Im thinking of getting the TAG Carrera Automatic, brown leather strap with the silver/white face...thoughts? Anyone have this watch? Problems?

I really would like a IWC, the Davinci to be specific, brown face, but the cost is a little bit more than I can convince my better half to spend

Found a picture of the TAG online; I think it is very nice looking, cannot tell you more than that.
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Hope this works..


http://www.authenticwatches.com/wv211afc6181.html

Computers and me dont agree...


Excellent option...and the red/brown is the new black, which I love. Cool

I have a MONTBLANC with this color band, and I like it for a change of pace.

I love my IWC Da Vinci ( black band) but think your choice is excellent.

I also have a Tag, and never a problem, other than failing to have the gaskets changed out. Red Face

Wearing my Omega Seamaster today for casual Friday, but that belongs in a different thread! Big Grin
Thanks W+A, some fine watches you have there. This will be my universal/every day watch. Its simple but elegant in my opinion, part of which matches my personality...simple that is!

That brings me to another question as jewlery/watches are not something I dabble in very much...you eluded to changing gaskets...is maintenance a must on these type of watches...and is it costly?
A lovely watch marcb7. I like the clean lines, it's hard for me to see how thick it is from the picture. I'm an Omega man, but I assume the maintenance is similar for TAG. The suggestion is to send it in for a tune up every 4 years I believe. It's not cheap ~$300 IIRC. I'm at about 6 years on my Seamaster James Bond model and haven't had it serviced yet, but will at some point as I my son (4 yrs) has already called dibs on it when he turns 21. No issues and mine never comes off when in the ocean or pool.
1905 18K 56mm Patek pocket watch (bought at auction).
1929 SS Elgin pocket watch (a beautiful bday present from my gf).
Both still keep their time beautifully.

She has a Cartier Santos 100 Carbon edition.

One of these days, when I sell my interest in the company, I will buy a Harry Winston Opus 11.
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1905 18K 56mm Patek pocket watch (bought at auction).
1929 SS Elgin pocket watch (a beautiful bday present from my gf).
Both still keep their time beautifully.

She has a Cartier Santos 100 Carbon edition.

One of these days, when I sell my interest in the company, I will buy a Harry Winston Opus 11.


i absolutely love the patek pocket watches. talk about elegance in a time piece, alas one I don't have enough disposable income to purchase . maybe when I sell enough tea ;-)
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1905 18K 56mm Patek pocket watch (bought at auction).
1929 SS Elgin pocket watch (a beautiful bday present from my gf).
Both still keep their time beautifully.

She has a Cartier Santos 100 Carbon edition.

One of these days, when I sell my interest in the company, I will buy a Harry Winston Opus 11.


i absolutely love the patek pocket watches. talk about elegance in a time piece, alas one I don't have enough disposable income to purchase . maybe when I sell enough tea ;-)

To be honest, I have gravitated towards the pocket watch because the market for them at the time of purchase was depressed. There was no way I could have purchased a Patek wristwatch in that condition, that size and with that provenance for what I was able to get the pocket watch for. I bought at auction in HK and I was only competing with one other bidder... Compared to the vintage Patek wristwatches which had multiple bidders and were quickly over estimate. It's closer than you realize... Keep selling that tea!
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http://www.omegawatches.com/ge...meter/23113422102001

I really like this Omega too...have never really looked at these watches before. No idea the price or the size...I have a small wrist so its a challenge.


Wow that's a beauty. Don't know the price either, but TAG and Omega run in the same general pricing circles. There are plenty of online sites that should give you ballpark pricing for most any watch you are interested in. My suggestion is to ensure you are buying from an authorized retailer and get all the authentic paperwork etc.
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Thanks W+A, some fine watches you have there. This will be my universal/every day watch. Its simple but elegant in my opinion, part of which matches my personality...simple that is!

That brings me to another question as jewlery/watches are not something I dabble in very much...you eluded to changing gaskets...is maintenance a must on these type of watches...and is it costly?



marcb7, I have too many watches really, but whatever. I have a friend wanting my Panerai, so I may have one less soon. Wink

I was swimming a few years ago and noticed my TAG was fogging up. I had not had it serviced, and found out the gaskets were not tight anymore, thus the fogging issue.

Expensive lesson. Frown

I like Omega more than TAG for some reason, but both are solid, and like both of your choices a lot!

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