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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
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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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