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Old September 14th, 2006, 04:27 PM
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here's a brequet i wouldn't mind having:
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Old September 14th, 2006, 04:30 PM
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Because the replacement costs $300. That's what makes it fancy.


If it really does cost $300, that would be pretty much a joke.

I wonder if it has a clasp or a buckle?


What do those Omega space bands run? $40 at Cape Canaveral?



Man I am in love with this watch:

"In 1986, IWC became the first watch manufacturer in the world to produce a watch in a high-tech ceramic case made of zirconium oxide. This superb material is several times harder, more scratch-resistant and more expensive than stainless steel and is painstakingly milled from a single blank to ensure maximum breaking strength. The ceramic case offers perfect all-round protection for the new Pilot’s Watch Double Chronograph, which is limited to 1000 examples. It features a number of discreet highlights: the case, dial and soft strap are matt black, the crown and buttons are made of titanium, the numerals, indices and hands are luminescent white. Only the small permanent seconds hand is finished in eye-catching red, to ensure that it can be read off at a glance. The vertical three-day display, reminiscent of the altimeter in an aircraft cockpit, gives the dial its unmistakable design. A powerhouse with an impressive case diameter of 44 mm, it is driven by a 79230 calibre automatic chronograph movement with the tried-and-tested split-seconds mechanism. The button at 10 o’clock enables the wearer to record intermediate times."

It lacks any special history, but it's definitely badass.

I'd like it if it was resistant to more than 60m, but the reality is that as a free diver, it's more than enough.

EDIT:

Just found an MSRP of $10,400

that aint gonna happen.
I'll be buying a Westley Richards droplock long before than thing.
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Old September 14th, 2006, 04:41 PM
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I actually like this more than the Speedpro.
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Old September 14th, 2006, 04:43 PM
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EDIT:

Just found an MSRP of $10,400



Hehe, I knew that shit was big bucks. I don't think a company like IWC would put a nylon strap on a watch unless the watch was high-dollar.
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Old September 14th, 2006, 04:43 PM
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I actually like this more than the Speedpro.


Well naturally.

...and you can wear it in the shower.
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Old September 14th, 2006, 04:45 PM
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Hehe, I knew that shit was big bucks. I don't think a company like IWC would put a nylon strap on a watch unless the watch was high-dollar.


Seriously.

I guess they didn't watch Panerai blow up without learning a thing or two.
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Old September 14th, 2006, 04:45 PM
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for the chrono, i'd go with something like this




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Old September 14th, 2006, 04:48 PM
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speaking of panerai... how about this Ferrari GMT?

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Old September 14th, 2006, 04:49 PM
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speaking of panerai... how about this Ferrari GMT?



Or this 1000m:



Or maybe your prefer your 1000m with the G-shock band:
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Old September 14th, 2006, 04:50 PM
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I'm not so sure.

I, for one, would be very curious to know Koreatown type prices on this watch:



http://iwc.com/collection/collection...p?l=en&mid=407


Or maybe the deals are only on Rolex, because that's the volume buy for K-town?

I'm guessing that list on the IWC Pilot's Chrono is around $4,500.
Right in the ballpark of the Sub.

It looks like all sorts of shady interweb vendors retail it for under 3K.

well jack... there's only one way to find out. pick a date go w/ greg, wonpark, aaron, john and ho and check it out for your self. oh... and bring the cash.
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Old September 14th, 2006, 04:51 PM
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well jack... there's only one way to find out. pick a date go w/ greg, wonpark, aaron, john and ho and check it out for your self. oh... and bring the cash.

See Ho, everyone keeps dragging you into this!
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Old September 14th, 2006, 04:52 PM
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well jack... there's only one way to find out. pick a date go w/ greg, wonpark, aaron, john and ho and check it out for your self. oh... and bring the cash.


Cash is King.
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Old September 14th, 2006, 04:55 PM
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Beautiful watch. But I don't think I would empty the safe for it.


And yes, cash is king.


Even more so when the shit hits the fan.
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Old September 14th, 2006, 05:00 PM
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Beautiful watch. But I don't think I would empty the safe for it.

But would you consider it's brother:


or maybe in SS:


In much the same price range as the Rolex you're considering...
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Old September 14th, 2006, 05:02 PM
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But would you consider it's brother:


or maybe in SS:


In much the same price range as the Rolex you're considering...


Sure, worth considering, but only after Aaron gets the Rolex.
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Old September 14th, 2006, 05:03 PM
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The Spitfire Chrono has a bit more style, but with style comes risks:


Not so understated as the classic.
Some will love it.
Some won't.
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Old September 14th, 2006, 05:03 PM
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But would you consider it's brother:


In much the same price range as the Rolex you're considering...

The deal breaker is the leather strap.
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Old September 14th, 2006, 05:05 PM
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To me, this watch needs the leather.


The stainless is just too much, at least for what I want.
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Old September 14th, 2006, 05:05 PM
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The deal breaker is the leather strap.

the deal breaker is... IT'S NOT A ROLEX!
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Old September 14th, 2006, 05:07 PM
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Yes and no.

I kinda like the fact that not everyone would know that IWC is a high end watch.
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Old September 14th, 2006, 05:09 PM
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Yes and no.

I kinda like the fact that not everyone would know that IWC is a high end watch.


hmmm... are they?

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Old September 14th, 2006, 05:15 PM
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Don't get me wrong. This whole Rolex thing has gotten out of control... in a good way.

I have always wanted to own a Rolex. Always paused at the display... looked at the adds... etc etc. In my mind a Rolex has always been out of my league. Not something I would ever be able to own.

But that was then and this is now. This thread has me pumped. Trying one on (for the first time) was memorable. And I can afford it.
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Old September 14th, 2006, 05:24 PM
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And I can afford it.


AWESOME. I can't make it this weekend, as I have to go to a wedding. But how about sometime next week? I need to go downtown to meet my CPA anyways.
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Old September 14th, 2006, 05:25 PM
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I'm in Vegas this weekend.

I'm thinking next weekend will be Greenwich Mean Time.
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Old September 14th, 2006, 05:26 PM
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Beautiful watch. But I don't think I would empty the safe for it.

This IWC is a pretty cool chrono, but 10 Large! You could have two or three watches for that.
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