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Old 10-01-2011, 04:24 PM   #3826
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Guys i'm new in the watches world....i saw that most off the watches that i like are overpriced...but i need to get a new one....

I love this nixon magnacon:

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What do you think about it...it worts wath they cost?
If you love it, and you feel ok spending what it costs, does it matter?

Ask watch nerds about a fashion/trend watch like a Nixon, and you won't get much response. I think there's a model or two in the Nixon line that uses an automatic movement, but otherwise they're a standard quartz movement. In other words, the guts are the same as any Timex you can buy at Target or Walmart for $40. As far as timekeeping, that $40 quartz will keep time more reliably than most of the pricey mechanical watches in this thread.
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Old 10-01-2011, 04:35 PM   #3827
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Have you ever looked at Hamilton watches? They have some entry level Swiss chronographs near the same price range.
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Old 10-01-2011, 04:39 PM   #3828
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Have you ever looked at Hamilton watches? They have some entry level Swiss chronographs near the same price range.
No....i will check...any model in special?
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Old 10-01-2011, 04:52 PM   #3829
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No....i will check...any model in special?
Look at the Khaki automatic models. http://www.hamiltonwatch.com/
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Old 10-02-2011, 12:31 PM   #3830
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"The Watch Snob is in.

You may think you know watches, but let's be real -- you just don’t. Let me, a true horological aficionado, enlighten your plebeian minds as to what makes a real watch, what you should wear when and what to do with those old watches of yours. All the opinions expressed by the Watch Snob are my own, and are just that -- opinions.


Q: Hi Watch Snob,

Can you list your ratings for high-end watch brands from best to worst? I'm guessing Patek Philippe and A. Lange & Sohne would be best, but I’m curious about the rest of the list and where you would rank Rolex.

Thanks,
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This is a loaded question and one that deserves a lengthy answer. I cannot -- and will not -- give you a shortsighted, quick response, because I know it will be taken out of context, which will just mean more plebeian, misinformed, angry, and borderline racist e-mails from you (I’m looking at you, Panerai guy).

The “best” is a relative term. Patek Philippe is the best mainstream watch company in terms of lasting value, history and tradition. A. Lange & Sohne is the best newer watch company in the same vein as Patek, that isn’t Patek. Armin Strom ain’t bad either.

Thomas Prescher and Greubel Forsey are the best makers of tourbillons in the world. Urwerk and MB&F are the best makers of mechanical art. FP Journe and Philippe Dufour are the best “Masters of the Universe” timepieces that won’t get you knifed because no one knows what they are, or that they cost more than a Tribeca loft.

There are plenty of brands that most people consider “high-end” that, while I respect, simply aren’t superlative in any way: IWC, Vacheron, Piaget, and Zenith all make nice watches, but they are meaningless.

Then there are watches that only the uneducated and simpleminded believe to be luxury watches. This distinction goes to Hublot and Panerai, of course. Anyone who buys these watches is a fool, and both companies will shut their doors before I turn 40 -- you can count on that.

Then there is the mighty Rolex. Would I put Rolex up with Patek or A Lange & Sohne? Not for a second. But, do I consider it a very important step above IWC, Zenith and even Vacheron? Most certainly. The reason is this: People care about Rolex; nobody really cares about those other brands. There are dedicated forums to Rolex, get-togethers, books, you name it. When was the last time you saw a Vacheron event or a book about IWC that people actually bought? Sure, their movement may be in slightly better shape than your average Rolex (debatable, surely), but in 20 years, your Rolex will be worth something -- and everything else will be scrap metal"
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Old 10-02-2011, 01:33 PM   #3831
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Read Why It's Okay to Hate Rolex by James Dowling. http://www.timezone.com/library/archives/archives0099
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Old 10-02-2011, 02:46 PM   #3832
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I buy my watches 'cause I like them. I don't care what others think.
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Old 10-02-2011, 03:51 PM   #3833
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"The Watch Snob is in.

There are plenty of brands that most people consider “high-end” that, while I respect, simply aren’t superlative in any way: IWC, Vacheron, Piaget, and Zenith all make nice watches, but they are meaningless.

Then there are watches that only the uneducated and simpleminded believe to be luxury watches. This distinction goes to Hublot and Panerai, of course. Anyone who buys these watches is a fool, and both companies will shut their doors before I turn 40 -- you can count on that.
I think this is correct... but I can't help myself, I'm going to own a Panerai some day!

Rolex's just say too much about the wearer.
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Old 10-02-2011, 04:19 PM   #3834
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Hublot and Panerai will shut down before you turn 40?

Nonsense.
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Old 10-03-2011, 03:01 AM   #3835
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Hublot and Panerai will shut down before you turn 40?

Nonsense.
Indeed. What a load of bullshit. They've been around for a while already; anybody seen the 1950's Italian dive watches? Guess what they were! The Watch Snob is an idiot, about this and so many other things.
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Old 10-03-2011, 04:17 AM   #3836
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Rolex's just say too much about the wearer.

No, actually it's you - not the wearer. The owner doesn't really care as much as the people giving dirty looks at it.

Read up on Rolex; the brand, the history, the innovations, the insane resale values, etc.

Company was never sold or traded, gives most of it's profit to charity, family owned and run for almost a century, sells every single watch they build (never overbuilding), many technological firsts in watches, great history regarding WWII POWs etc. Really stand up company.

And they don't change their look and style with the fashions of the day, a Rolex from 50 years ago looks like a Rolex, same as today. Iconic. And best watch I ever owned and I've owned quite a few.
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Old 10-03-2011, 07:34 AM   #3837
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Hublot and Panerai will shut down before you turn 40?

Nonsense.
I didn't write it. The watch snob did
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Old 10-03-2011, 09:43 AM   #3838
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I didn't write it. The watch nob did
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:12 AM   #3839
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I thik the Watch Snob needs his richie rich little ass kicked by some other person of his "standing" or better yet, some Girl of his "standing" on Youtube. So he will hesitate to call those plebeian of us names solely because he is a total idiot elitist snob of the highest degree.
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:33 AM   #3840
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Ah he's an internet weenie. Who really cares?
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