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I first learned of Hublot through a Jay-Z song. Rap gives me so much culture…. Wink

I have been looking at the IWC Portuguese Chronograph with the stainless steel case and blue alligator strap. Can’t pull the trigger now as we have some other things going on, but if our stock price can make a move that thing is mine.
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I'm not a huge fan of Patek, but excellent watches. I think Hublot is doing some interesting things currently.

Much of their work is quite conservative in nature (from a 'fashion' sense)true. However, their time pieces are unarguably timeless.


Timeless for sure.

I would select Vacheron Constantin over Patek for such a style, but you can not go wrong with either.
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by KSC02:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
I'm not a huge fan of Patek, but excellent watches. I think Hublot is doing some interesting things currently.

Much of their work is quite conservative in nature (from a 'fashion' sense)true. However, their time pieces are unarguably timeless.


Timeless for sure.

I would select Vacheron Constantin over Patek for such a style, but you can not go wrong with either.



I would add Breguet to that list if you are looking for simple, elegant, timeless watches in that sphere. That said, if you’re going for a timeless dress watch IMHO it is hard to beat a Patek Calatrava.

There are a lot of Pateks that to me aren’t timeless, they speak (at least to me) of a very specific era. I think these are the ones I like the best! The Ellipse is a pure “1968 driving your Ferrari Daytona down to Nice” watch. Love it. The Nautilus is “1987 sitting on Wall Street and smirking at the guys wearing their Rolexes and Royal Oaks who up until they saw your watch though they were the power brokers in the room”. Iconic.

I love the Ellipse, but my wife hates it… A Nautilus though is definitely on my short bucket list of watches I want to own.
Like many people, I have never owned a "fine watch". $200 was the most I had ever spent on a watch, but reading this forum and seeing the passion with which some of you discuss the topic motivated me to take the plunge.

I started at what I'm certain many 'watch connoisseurs' would consider the low end of the scale but nonetheless am pleased with my IWC GST Alarm in titanium. Watch details here (although this is not where it was purchased).

These forums are going to break me!
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I have owned a number of "fine" watches.

Currently wear a Zenith Defy Classic. It is virtually bullet-proof, impervious to scratches, unbreakable and a very accurate timekeeper. Its tactile feel is perfect, good balance on the wrist, soft durable rubber strap and with the exception of the date, very very legible. Added benefits are it is a headturner and conversation started.

By no means is it a good investment. I have never been offered even a decent trade-in.

On the other hand as storer of value, my experience indicates nothing comes close to either a Patek Philippe or Rolex. Both of those hold their value or appreciate like none other when bought even reasonably correctly.

There are many others I like and have enjoyed. So many really good choices and only 1 left wrist.
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With g-man on the prowl for a Patek pocket watch, and his infamous lack of patience, I'm expecting a post of a purchase within the next month. Big Grin


the guy wouldn't budge on 500$ ;-)

and I waas going to say fine, but then I thought of a bottle or two of l'ermita that I could be drinking while looking at the watch!
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Originally posted by g-man:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
With g-man on the prowl for a Patek pocket watch, and his infamous lack of patience, I'm expecting a post of a purchase within the next month. Big Grin


the guy wouldn't budge on 500$ ;-)

and I waas going to say fine, but then I thought of a bottle or two of l'ermita that I could be drinking while looking at the watch!


g-man, as I said in our text, $5000 was not a bad price at all, but much like wine, there will always be a different watch for sale. Cool
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by g-man:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
With g-man on the prowl for a Patek pocket watch, and his infamous lack of patience, I'm expecting a post of a purchase within the next month. Big Grin


the guy wouldn't budge on 500$ ;-)

and I waas going to say fine, but then I thought of a bottle or two of l'ermita that I could be drinking while looking at the watch!


g-man, as I said in our text, $5000 was not a bad price at all, but much like wine, there will always be a different watch for sale. Cool


that was what i woudl went up to

but 5k$ + 25% buyers + 10% tax + 2.5% cc charge is no longer 5k ;-)

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