The watch thread.

ForkinGreat

Random Krishna
I am nearing a decision, its going to be either a Breitling or Tag Heuer. I have appointments with each boutique in Sydney this weekend. Probably Breitling. :)
try a Sinn Watch :)

Tag Heuer are overpriced for what they are, IMO.


 

schred

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Everyone is different, although for me Tags remind me of an industry I was once in where everyone had one, and looked down on your IWC or Rolex because they had NFI anyway. There's other watches but they may be too out there if you have settled on those two, E.g. IWC pilot, portugeser, even omega Speedmaster or an oris of sorts represent similarly, I think jlc Reverso would make a great understated office watch. But that's not the usual tag MO! If you land on a tag please, for your own satisfaction, get something a little different that will stand out amongst them in time.
 

Oddjob

Eats Squid
Everyone is different, although for me Tags remind me of an industry I was once in where everyone had one, and looked down on your IWC or Rolex because they had NFI anyway. There's other watches but they may be too out there if you have settled on those two, E.g. IWC pilot, portugeser, even omega Speedmaster or an oris of sorts represent similarly, I think jlc Reverso would make a great understated office watch. But that's not the usual tag MO! If you land on a tag please, for your own satisfaction, get something a little different that will stand out amongst them in time.
What industry was that?

I don't know anyone into Tag's apart from when I was a kid and people were given the plastic bezel models. I know Tag saved the marque but they also debased it in the process.

The only one even worth considering is an original Hueur Monaco with a calibre 11, 12 or 15 movement. Or a Monaco V4 if you're a squillionaire with a hard on for weird movements.

I'm somewhat biased but if I was to supplement my Seamaster Professional I would go for a Omega X-33 or Z-33. Probabaly the most accurate watches (+/-10 seconds a year) outside a GPS or radio synchronised watch. The Z-33 in particular looks like something straight out of A Space Odyssey.




Which brings me to the Breitling Aerospace. The Aerospace shares the same ETA movement as the Z-33 and X-33 and unsurprisingly has the same accuracy and functions. It doesn't have the Speedmaster lineage but they are signifcantly cheaper than the Omegas even for the titanium models. These might be worth a look over the Avenger. I know you want a good looking swiss watch but you might be surprised at how much an automatic movement pisses you off with its inaccuracy and the need to wind the thing when you have a desk job.

Oh and another fun fact. An Omega battery replacement and pressure test is $50 once every 5 years. A Piaget service and lube is $600 every 5 years or whenever it starts to really lose a lot of time. Most high end automatics would be much the same.
 
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ForkinGreat

Random Krishna
What industry was that?

I don't know anyone into Tag's apart from when I was a kid and people were given the plastic bezel models. I know Tag saved the marque but they also debased it in the process.
+1 Paying a lot of money for a look-at-me watch with a PLASTIC bezel.... Not even once.
 

c3024446

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This isn't relevant to the latest thread revival, but for my 30th 3 years ago I was given by wifey a Seiko 4r36-04Y0 watch. I wanted a mechanical watch with a scratch resistant face and a metal band - and for $600 or so the thing is a bargain. While I did want a more expensive watch at the time - in my ownership I've whacked it on doors multiple times and even dropped it causing lots of marks on the bezel and a couple on the face - so it'll be the best watch I'm ever allowed to own!

 

scblack

Leucocholic
OK, job done.:)

Went to the Tag Heuer boutique. Nice enough but pretty underwhelming actually. The Formula One range was nice, but nothing stood out. Carrera Heuer were better, but the Senna model that was good was over $7k and not worth those dollars. The naked models I like the look of online, but in the flesh they lack detail and look greyed out.
So I agree with the guys - Tag is a no go. I honestly genuinely intended to buy one, as I had lusted them from childhood. But in todays reality they are either too glossy, underwhelming or overpriced.

Went across the road to the Breitling boutique. Much more impressive than Tag, Breitling watches have a much better presence than Tag. The Avenger Hurricane ones are ENORMOUS and I think offer little other than size. At $11k a pretty niche market for them.

So I ended up with a Breitling Colt Skyracer. Black. I had intended to find something impressive (read: flashy) for board meetings etc but I ended up with a quartz movement piece with a dark colour to contrast the silver of my Edifice. More subtle but high quality for the outlay.

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Oddjob

Eats Squid
OK, job done.:)

Went to the Tag Heuer boutique. Nice enough but pretty underwhelming actually. The Formula One range was nice, but nothing stood out. Carrera Heuer were better, but the Senna model that was good was over $7k and not worth those dollars. The naked models I like the look of online, but in the flesh they lack detail and look greyed out.
So I agree with the guys - Tag is a no go. I honestly genuinely intended to buy one, as I had lusted them from childhood. But in todays reality they are either too glossy, underwhelming or overpriced.

Went across the road to the Breitling boutique. Much more impressive than Tag, Breitling watches have a much better presence than Tag. The Avenger Hurricane ones are ENORMOUS and I think offer little other than size. At $11k a pretty niche market for them.

So I ended up with a Breitling Colt Skyracer. Black. I had intended to find something impressive (read: flashy) for board meetings etc but I ended up with a quartz movement piece with a dark colour to contrast the silver of my Edifice. More subtle but high quality for the outlay.

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scblack

Leucocholic
I picked up a watch this weekend. Another G-Shock, one of the Mudmaster ones with altimeter, barometer, thermometer, compass, time calibration link 6 times/day. Model GWG1000-1A3 if anyone follows these details. I like G-Shocks, tough looking watches.

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