Thread: looking for new watch
11-07-2004, 09:22 PM #1
looking for new watch
im looking to buy a new watch.i owned a tag heuer before i lost it.im looking to spend about 3-4 grand cdn.even a pre-owned rolex would be cool.i want something that will last forever.any suggestions?
11-07-2004, 09:26 PM #2
3-4 grands for a WATCH!?
Christ, most of the cars I've owned were worth less than that!!!
11-07-2004, 09:28 PM #3
thats alot of money but if you look in this months FHM they have a load of them and a bunch are in that price range i believe
11-07-2004, 09:29 PM #4Originally Posted by Red Ketchup
11-07-2004, 09:31 PM #5Originally Posted by Matrix78
most of the ones in those kind of mags are usually dress watches.im looking for more of a diving/sport watch.
11-07-2004, 09:41 PM #6
go with the Stainless steal Rolex my pops has one whatch is bad...
11-07-2004, 09:53 PM #7
I have a few nice watches..... only rolex I really like is the submariner with the blue face and that retails for about 3 grand.......I prefer my Movado Esperanza though for 995.00
11-07-2004, 09:55 PM #8
Go with the rolex. Actually I'll sell you mine
11-07-2004, 10:02 PM #9
Just a 4K? Why don't you want to spend 40K:-)
11-07-2004, 10:06 PM #10
You might be able to find an early 90's rolex daytona for that price. And those are nice with three dials and stainless steel. Check ebay
11-07-2004, 10:26 PM #11Originally Posted by Benches505
11-07-2004, 10:40 PM #12
3-4 grand canadian money.. means he wants to spend like 50 bucks in the states...lol jk... i wish i had a rolex...lol
11-07-2004, 10:55 PM #13Originally Posted by phatmark
11-07-2004, 11:06 PM #14Originally Posted by radar1234
In the last 2 years our dollar started skyrocketing and it's the highest it's been in around 20 years vs the US dollar and it keeps rising.
At this rate by the end of his term, the Canadian dollar will be worth more than the US dollar I guess we'll have to stop calling it the Canadian Pesos...
Hey Radar, I got a nice plastic Timex at the bottom of my closet, for you my friend I make special deal, only $2999.99! Cheap! Pas cher!
11-07-2004, 11:12 PM #15
I would go with the Cartier Roadster...comes with both a steal and leather band. Rolexs are nice but not really original. Check out pacifictime.com, you'll save a lot of money.
11-07-2004, 11:19 PM #16
breitlings r my favorite, i got one a couple mths ago i paid $7300 can. omega is a good watch too. u should check out those two, baume and mercier and some longines r nice.
the only rolex i like is the one for 40k LOL, ridiculous!
11-08-2004, 12:03 AM #17Originally Posted by tycin
11-08-2004, 12:05 AM #18
Go with Movado...I love Movado....
11-08-2004, 12:12 AM #19
buy a timex for 30 dollars and donate the rest to charity.
11-08-2004, 12:34 AM #20Originally Posted by radar1234
get a rolex yachtmaster in stainless steel. rolex costs a lot but it will last forever and you could pass em on to your kids.
11-08-2004, 12:38 AM #21Originally Posted by PiecinItUp
11-08-2004, 01:49 AM #22Originally Posted by radar1234
11-08-2004, 02:21 AM #23Originally Posted by spkmania
11-08-2004, 02:27 AM #24
I've always like the Omega Constellation Collection... And you'd
still have a few $2K left over... Most go for about $2K max unless
you get all fancy with diamonds...
Check em out: http://www.omega.ch/
Last edited by Jack87; 11-08-2004 at 02:33 AM.
11-08-2004, 02:30 AM #25Junior Member
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Bro check e-bay you can get a good deal on a used watch there.
11-08-2004, 03:32 AM #26Originally Posted by trailrider38
I can tell you that the wealthiest person I know on a personal level (wealthy enough to have appeared on a magazine's "fifty wealthiest people in [insert state name]) buys his watches at WalMart and actually tries to haggle the price a bit. One anecdote a proof does not make, but interesting nonetheless when viewed in light of that study.
All of that being said, a nice watch can be a **** nice accessory. I was given a Tag as a token of appreciation after my summer internship and I LOVE that thing.
11-08-2004, 05:46 AM #27
when i graduated from college my parents bought me a tag heuer watch. its white gold with 4 quarter caret diamonds. i love it and get compliments on it just about every time i wear it. its worth a little more then your willing to spend but i thing tag and rolex makes the best quality watches. for 3grand you can find quite a few nice tag heuer watches. that is what i like and if i were you id stick with it.
11-08-2004, 05:52 AM #28Originally Posted by radar1234
Hey bro, i have a Raymond Weil, its a 24k chronograph, they only made 100 of them when they were released, and they were made in 1990. Absolutely gorgeous, i got it for my 18th from dad and it cost over 2k GBP then.
My dad owns a few watches, he like his watches! He has a Breitling which is probably the best made watch ive seen, very strong and very "manly", he has a few rolex's, a submariner which is nice, only thing about rolex's is the fact that they are soooooooooooooo popular.
Philippe Patek do nice watches too. There is quite a few swiss brands that you may not of heard of.
11-08-2004, 06:10 AM #29
OK guys, heres my baby Its a Raymond Weil Ltd Edition GMT Chronograph model. It has a 24k face and details and a crocodile leather strap. It has one extra hand as you can see which if you set it correctly can tell the time in different countries detailed on the bezel.
My dad bought this in 1990, on a flight by Virgin Atlantic, they sold these in business class, to date i have only see one other model, and it was a silver one In 2002 i turned 18, he has kept it sealed and boxed until that time when he gave it to me, so when i recieved it, it was brand new with certificate and everything Love my dad!
He bought i for 2k, so today i can only wonder what its worth.
A shot from the side
A shot from the back, you can see through and see all the workings, it works on movement so that charges it up, it has no batteries or anything
11-08-2004, 06:15 AM #30
Oh just noticed the date Its wrong coz i havent worn it in a month coz i been workin out hard and dont want to get it all messed up!
11-08-2004, 06:44 AM #31
get the rolex model# 16610, stainless steel submariner $4000. thats my next watch
11-08-2004, 06:46 AM #32Originally Posted by craneboy
11-08-2004, 07:55 AM #33
I have the stainless sub and love it. Iv tried wearing other watches, but i always go back to my sub.
11-08-2004, 08:34 AM #34
I have a Casio delux works wonders lol.. I really like the kenneth Cole line. I've got a dress one from them that look's perfect with suits etc
11-08-2004, 08:42 AM #35Originally Posted by BigGreen
Yup.. i never understood why people who make 30-50k buy watches that are a fraction of their yearly income.. like someone said get a movado donate the rest.. im pretty sure there are people out there that need that money more then you need that watch..
11-08-2004, 08:59 AM #36
I have the tag heuer replica of the 1964 "heuer" monza. This is before tag merged with heuer -- it is a great watch. The tag alter ego and sea racer watches are also a great watch.
11-08-2004, 09:02 AM #37
Timex with a calculator. You'll be flossin.
11-08-2004, 02:06 PM #38
I have owned a Yachtmaster, a GMT Master, and also plenty of good fakes of both, fakes of other Rolexes (I am wearing a very dressy silver/silver fake JustDate now) and fakes of Breitlings. Good fakes are usually with Citizen or Seiko movements and aren't bad. Sometimes the plating wears off the case and turns your wrist blue-green LOL! Especially fi you sweat a lot. My preference, since I am a seaman, is the GMT master. Makes it very easy to keep track of GMT or your home time zone or both. A good fake can't be recognized without taking it off your wrist and handing it to a very knowledgeable person. Looks great, and costs $35 (Persian Gulf or Far East) to $100 (U.S.) comparable to a nice digital. Usually fakes even with good movements need regulation and most jewelers won't even open one up so you might gain (more common) or lose as much as a couple minutes per week and have to reset it often. Oh, even a cheap digital will usually keep better time than a good wind-up or "masturbation powered" watch. The reason that a "chronometer" is so valuable is not that it keeps perfect time... it DOESN'T. It is because the RATE of gain or loss is remarkably steady and therefore it is useful for navigation purposes where you must be able to calculate the time of a celestial sight to the very second. A second of error equals approximately 1/4 nautical mile of error in the Line Of Position derived from the sight. Knowing a chronometer's rate will allow you to correct the watch time to the actual time with insignificant error. For best overall accuracy, an ordinary timex or casio has a Rolex beat by a small but very real margin. Plus you can take it off for a couple of days and it will still be running. And mechanical watches with alarms are very rare!
For personal pride of ownership, get a real rolex.
For showing off, get a fake rolex or brietling.
For practicality, hard to beat a $40 timex with the indiglo background.
11-08-2004, 02:17 PM #39
OMEGA, the only watch to be commisioned by NASA to fly in space and the watch james bond uses, need i say more? they have pieces that range from 1500 to 100,000. Love them, they are great i have one, i love the look its awesome. Rolex isnt a watch, its a piece of jewelry, their actual time piece is as accurate as a seiko.
11-08-2004, 06:06 PM #40
when i want to buy a new watch for myself or as a present i go to the jewlery store and find a watch that looks good and is good quality, but there are some people on here that seem like they really research there stuff before forking over the dough. i cant get over the fact that someone actually knew the model number of the rolex he wanted.
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