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Old 04-11-05, 08:51 AM
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High-end watch forums?

Hello watch-otters,

For my 38th B-day next month I'm going to buy myself a new watch - currently looking at:

Ebel (Tarawa)
Frederique Constant
Tudor (Tiger series)
Girard Perregaux
IWC
Zenith
Frank Muller
Cartier (Divan)

I'm looking for a watch forum/experiences that will help me narrow down my choice.

Thanks!

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Old 04-11-05, 11:01 AM
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Look at timezone.com they are a great community.
watchnet.com also has some great deals on their trading posts on new or slightly used watches.

There are others as well.
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Timezone forum is great.

The Ebel Tarawa is a slick watch. I'm partial to IWC though. Will probably get one myself in the coming year. Oris and Bell & Ross also make a nice timepiece.
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Of that list I like the IWC and the Zenith watches.

Nothing else to add that hasn't already been mentioned, timezone is the best resource.

Individual brands have some good forums dedicated to them.

For example the Panerai Forum.

http://www.network54.com/Forum/353391
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Man, I didn't even know there were high end watch forums.

That Ebel Tarawa does look like a slick watch.
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I noticed you are located in Tokyo and here is the link to Timezone's Japanese Forum. http://forums.timezone.com/index.php?t=threadt&frm_id=7
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Watchnet.com, watch-u-seek.com, and timezone.com great - timezone.com has the best / fastest responses imo.
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Thanks for the pointers !!
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I like these:
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The Panerai is nice - but - my co-worker has that already.
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These are the only brands from your list I would look into. It would be helpful if you would let us know your budget and style.

Girard Perregaux
IWC
Zenith
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Budget : 5-6K
Style : This is from GP but its the "style" that I'm leaning toward from all brands I've looked at : http://www.girard-perregaux.ch/e/MHH/MHH.html?id=2.12
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Ok, I just have to know.

Why does ANYONE need a 6,000$ watch? Really?
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Originally Posted by suziq999
Ok, I just have to know.

Why does ANYONE need a 6,000$ watch? Really?
They tell time more accurately and also last longer and look better than watches that are a lot cheaper.
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Originally Posted by Aphex Twin
They tell time more accurately .

Please tell me you're kidding about this part.


Can you really tell the difference between diamonds and CZ in watchface?
I do believe they would last longer, but you could buy a pretty darn nice watch for ~500 that would probably last the rest of your life. Are you wanting to pass them on to your children's children?
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Originally Posted by suziq999
Ok, I just have to know.

Why does ANYONE need a 6,000$ watch? Really?
Why does ANYONE need to drive a $80,000+ car? Why does ANYONE need to live in a million dollar house? Why ask why?

The reason some watches are so expensive is because of the movement not the jewels.
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Originally Posted by gotwavego
Budget : 5-6K
Style : This is from GP but its the "style" that I'm leaning toward from all brands I've looked at : http://www.girard-perregaux.ch/e/MHH/MHH.html?id=2.12
I would lean towards either GP or Zenith because both use in-house movement. Stay away from
Frederique Constant.
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Originally Posted by suziq999
Ok, I just have to know.

Why does ANYONE need a 6,000$ watch? Really?
Why not? if anything makes you happy I say do it.

I don't want to have kids, but I'm not asking why does anyone NEED to have kids?
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Originally Posted by BadlyDrawnBoy
Why not? if anything makes you happy I say do it.

I don't want to have kids, but I'm not asking why does anyone NEED to have kids?
I'm just curious... it just seems like such a small impractical thing IMHO. I'm not saying he's being wasteful or materialistic or anything, I'm genuinely curious! I don't drive an 80k car or like jewelry either, so maybe I'm wierd.
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(this is playful so don't take it seriously)

I recognize I don't NEED an expensive watch - the Citizen that my parents bought for
me 15 years ago and my 8 year old Rado both still work - but - I just gotta have it!

Thanks for the recommends! - this is the type of information I was looking for.

fourizonly - what is wrong with Frederique Constant watches?
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Timezoners call it Frederique "Inconsistant" Also, it's not in the same league as Zenith or GP.

FYI..As for Franck Muller, he just ended a 2 year dispute with his partner Vartan Sirmakes. He is now a consultant for Franch Muller Group.

http://www.europastar.com/europastar..._id=1000681244
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A nice watch is a thing of beauty, and for guys especially its normally the only piece of jewellery that they will own, outside of a wedding band.

It can tell a little about who or what you are. Its personal style too. I have a Rolex Sub, and will get a Panerai after I renovate my Kitchen. I've had my Sub for 5 years now, in fact 5 years this month, and I love it every single time I look at it. I got it as an engagement gift from mrs bdb.

It's also a classic timepiece which never goes out of style. Although style is subjective.
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Originally Posted by BadlyDrawnBoy
A nice watch is a thing of beauty, and for guys especially its normally the only piece of jewellery that they will own, outside of a wedding band.

It can tell a little about who or what you are. Its personal style too. I have a Rolex Sub, and will get a Panerai after I renovate my Kitchen. I've had my Sub for 5 years now, in fact 5 years this month, and I love it every single time I look at it. I got it as an engagement gift from mrs bdb.

It's also a classic timepiece which never goes out of style. Although style is subjective.
Well said. I have a Rolex SS Daytona, SS Sub, Exp II, and Panerai PAM50. This addiction is like buying dvds.
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Kids = watches? disconnect.

Anyway, I like a Jaeger Le Coultre Reverso in you budget.

P.S. I have 4 sons (4th on the way) so I have someone to whom to leave my watches. :P
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nice collection Fourizonly

I think I'm getting a Pam 104, I like the clean lines of it.

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