The Wristwatch Thread

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    @Ashjb Yes, it has quite a large oblong face which is positioned along the arm/wrist . I think there was a men's version that had the oblong face positioned across the wrist, I assume because men have a larger wrist.

    Hasn't missed a beat, so very happy with the Omega brand, and whenever I do wear it people always comment and ask about it. It's a timeless piece - pardon the pun.

    Thanks for your info.

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    Watches so Rare You'll Have to Travel the Globe to Buy Them

    Limited to single- or double-digit production runs, these "Boutique Edition" watches are worth hitting the road for.

    Justin Mastine-Frost

    Richard Mille RM 50-27- 01 Suspended Tourbillon Limited Edition

    $800,000

    Topping off the announcements this week, Richard Mille unveiled an extremely limited new model—limited to five pieces, to be specific—that will be available through four of its U.S. boutiques. The new release pairs Richard Mille's ultra-sleek NTPT Carbon case, with his stunning suspended tourbillon that was originally created for the RM 27-01 for Rafael Nadal.

    see link for all 10 watches............

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/photo-essays/2016-06-30/10-stunning-boutique-edition-watches-you-ll-travel-the-globe-for

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    Hello Peps

    I have kicked off my watch collection this year .

    So far i have .

    http://www.ballwatch.com/global/en-GB/collections/fireman---26/racer-dlc---nm3098c-l1j-gyor---631.html
    http://www.oris.ch/en/watches/oris-aquis-small-second-date/01-743-7673-4135-07-4-26-34eb
    https://nordwulf.wordpress.com/2016/06/07/christopher-ward-c65-trident-classic-mk1/
    Just picked this up as a daily watch.
    http://www.wristwatchreview.com/2015/04/03/introducing-the-new-christopher-ward-c7-rapide-chronometer/

    i recently picked this as present for my better half a tag heur aqua-racer

    Christopher ward do some lovely watches and should be a lot more than they are. As they sell direct to the public there is not a lot of mark up like you would get when buying from a store. Take for instance the Ball and the Oris i haggled i got over 40 percent off retail when i bought those. Note thou i bought them all overseas so not sure what you can get off here.

    Next on the list is :
    https://www.omegawatches.com/watches/speedmaster/moonwatch/dark-side-of-the-moon/product/
    Will see what i can get it for here otherwise it will be a trip to Singapore.

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    The vintage Heuer market has been been faring remarkably well in recent years, and the last few major watch auctions by Christie’s and Phillips have shown that it’s not slowing down soon. If you want to buy a classic, mint-condition Steve McQueen Monaco watch, it will cost you $15,ooo to $20,000 nowadays, and a pair of rarer Heuer Autavias managed to pull in a combined hammer price of more than $150,000 at the Phillips Steel Chronographs auction in Geneva this past May. Even the previously undervalued Heuer Monza has seen a healthy little spike since TAG Heuer released its sexy reissue at Baselworld this year.
    The great thing about vintage Heuers—as you can see here—is all sorts of shapes and sizes are available to appeal to a broad range of watch collectors.
    The great thing about vintage Heuers—as you can see here—is all sorts of shapes and sizes are available to appeal to a broad range of watch collectors. Source: Crown & Caliber
    Over the past few years Crown & Caliber—a reputable online watch reseller we highlighted here last August—has been amassing a significant collection of notable Heuer watches, and this coming September it's planning the biggest online auction of Heuers we’ve ever heard of. The count is currently at a little more than 70, and from now until August 22, Crown & Caliber has issued a call for consignment from other collectors who want to auction off their rare beauties.
    "The Heuer market right now is experiencing a huge boom in interest over the past few years," explains C&C's CEO Hamilton Powell. "I think it’s partly because of the trend toward vintage watches in general from the community and brands alike—you see a lot of brands releasing “Heritage” collections in the last couple of years and bringing back older designs as inspiration. But I think it’s also because Heuer watches have such a rich history not only in the watch world, but in sports and racing culture as well, and so many of their designs are iconic and timeless."
    The brand isn’t going to accept any old Heuer, mind you. They’ve enlisted the help of Jeff Stein—America's leading Heuer historian—to ensure the watches they bring in are of exceptional pedigree. Stein will also be creating a wide array of custom content documenting each watch in the auction to give bidders a thorough look at these stunning collectibles.
    Steve McQueen gave the Heuer Monaco (versions of which are seen here) instant street cred among collectors, making it one of the most desirable Heuers in existence.
    Steve McQueen gave the Heuer Monaco (versions of which are seen here) instant street cred among collectors, making it one of the most desirable Heuers in existence. Source: Crown & Caliber
    But let's step back for a moment here. The Heuer Watch Company began in the Swiss Jura in 1860 and soon became known for watchmaker Edouard Heuer's craftsmanship and innovation. In the decades that followed, Heuer patented several watchmaking advances, such as the oscillating pinion. The company became the official timekeeper for three Olympic games in the early 20th century and created the first dashboard clock, the Autavia, which was used in cars and planes (and eventually became a signature wristwatch line). In 1985, the TAG conglomerate bought the brand, and it became TAG Heuer.
    Given the fact that TAG Heuer is still going strong, vintage Heuers are an excellent, affordable gateway drug to to the world of collecting for budding watch aficionados. Guys who recently picked up a new Carrera or Aquaracer can understand the brand’s heritage and quality, and with the 100+ watches to choose from in this upcoming auction, there will be ample opportunity for both recent and long-standing collectors to get their paws on a killer vintage timepiece.
    Black watches are a hot-ticket item right now, and these watches are expected to be two of the big-dollar buys at Crown & Caliber's online auction. (The Heuer Monaco 74033N is on left.)
    Black watches are a hot-ticket item right now, and these watches are expected to be two of the big-dollar buys at Crown & Caliber's online auction. (The Heuer Monaco 74033N is on left.) Source: Crown & Caliber
    The sale will include a few standout watches that are head-and-shoulders above the pack. One is the Heuer Monaco 74033N, also known as the Dark Lord. Two of these seldom-seen PVD-coated gems have crossed the block in the last few years, fetching between between $60,000 and $70,000 a piece. The popularity of black watches continues to rise, and we don’t doubt that a bidding field full of Heuer enthusiasts could see this prime Dark Lord be one of, if not the top lot of the auction.
    The second group of watches that will likely pique a lot of interest are some of Hamilton Powell's favorites; he has always had a soft spot for the Jo Siffert, the white dialed Autavia with blue accents sported by the Swiss Formula One star back in the day. "Jo Siffert represents all that was right with the watch industry at the time. Adventure, creativity, etc," says Powell. "This is why we spent some time telling the story of the Siffert in some of the content pieces that will go live with the sale."
    At the time of publishing, five different variations of the historical chronograph were listed on September’s docket.
    The Jo Siffert Autavia has long been popular with collectors, and a minimum of five variants are expected to go up for auction this coming September
    The Jo Siffert Autavia has long been popular with collectors, and a minimum of five variants are expected to go up for auction this coming September Source: Crown & Caliber
    Although the auction will be running online via Crown & Caliber’s website, New York residents will be able to see the entire collection first-hand at the Trunk Club’s New York City Clubhouse from September 19 through September 22 (the entire time the auction is live). You can bet that we’ll be there, as opportunities to see this many vintage Heuers in one sitting is a really rare treat.

    courtesy of Bloomberg News
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    this should wake up some

    cheers !

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    Indeed, its the general Carreras and Autavias though, not the Siffert or 1133B are where the upside potential still exists, all of the 60s and especially 70s era Carreras and Autavias are still undervalued for how well made and contemporary the case designs are and there's plenty of them floating around out there.

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    The other really overlooked sister brand (both LVMH now) is Zenith, I got lucky enough to pick up a mint circa '69 A386 El Primero before the market really exploded but even the more accessible models like the mid 70s era A781s, C-Cases and so-on have the same incredible movement and are brilliant to wear at a fraction of the price.

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    Went into Rolex at the star to look at a Daytona. They told me there's a waiting list of about 15 people or 3-5 years and they only sell to existing clients only. Wtf

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    Thats because if you bought the SS Daytona at list price you could flip it for a $10k profit the same hour, you have to be a good customer to get on the list to buy one and its been like that since about 1987. People were paying close to triple MSRP in the first few months to be one of the special few, its only now come down to slightly insane prices but Rolex are still maintaining exclusivity by limiting production of the steel models.

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    Intel is recalling its Basis Peak smartwatches because they can overheat and burn you.

    The watch's heat can "result in burns or blisters on the skin surface," said Josh Walden, senior vice president and general manager of Intel New Technology Group, in a statement.

    Intel (INTC, Tech30) said the recall is urgent because it's for the safety of the wearer. The company said that "a small number of customers have reported discomfort, blistering or burns or on their wrist under the watch body."

    The company urged customers to "stop using your watch and return it" for a refund.

    But wearers of Basis Peak wearers can continue to access their data until Dec. 31, the company said.

    But Intel did not immediately return a message from CNNMoney to say how many customers were injured and how many watches were sold.

    Intel, which is based in Santa Clara, California, said it acquired the watch company, Basis Science of San Francisco, in 2014. The company said it outsourced manufacturing to China.

    There are plenty of other smartwatches on the market, including the Apple Watch, though its popularity with customers is dubious at best. Apple (AAPL, Tech30) reported last month that Apple Watch sales were down 55% since their launch in 2015.

    courtesy of CNNmoney

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    get they while they are hot ?

    a true collectible .. the Ford Edsel of watches

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    Well yes and no really they outsold Rolex's entire annual production in their first 24 hours, there's just only so much space for sales of a connected watch and a slowdown is to be expected given a new model is a couple of months away after a 1.5 year cycle.

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    but many are liable to hit the scrap bin in the recall ( creating instant rarity ) and the new model will have to be visibly different ... and of course the extra fame ( infamy ).

    sometimes pure quality is over-shadowed by history ( especially infamy )

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    Freebies. Bumping for ya.

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    To answer Freebies' question I do buy online frequently but with great care taken and only because I can tell from photos whether the watches I like are original or not. If you buy from a trusted grey market dealer you should be fine and will save a lot.

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    What do u think about this and buying online??

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    Wanted to buy from ebay because This watch is sold out and I can't get it anymore

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    Its a great watch, the anti-mag version of the Calibre 8500 movement is very reliable, accurate and beautiful to look at, the water resistance is quite good for a sport-casual watch like that and these bracelets are great to wear, I will warn you though the polished centre links scratch very easily as does the bezel while the previous generation with all brushed wasn't quite so obvious. Can you post the eBay link?

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    Ats bump for me?u want to buy me one? Hahaha

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    If it does it for ya freebies. I've had my $300 citizen watch for many years and I love it more every day. I don't need to spend $10k on something that tells me the same thing as my citizen.

    Tho I am starting to understand how watch collectors can get absorbed into their niche the more I spend time with ash. But there are many things I would prefer doing with my money than wrapping it around my wrist.

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    I'll convert you eventually man :)

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    Ats if u really want to tell the time u don't need that citizen. All you need is ur iPhone with plent of functions. There's only 15007 omega bond Aqua terra made in the world and did u know the omega Speedmaster is the first watch in the moon witch was approved my NASA. All the time for the Olypmic is kept by omega ;)

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