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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Jungle Jim, Jan 22, 2007.
Beautiful watch, congrats!
Well, ended up buying the kids a couple of bertucci field watches and also let them pick out a couple extra Zulu straps. We'll see what they look like when they come in. Might pick up a couple for myself. Either way, they should work for a 7 and 9 year old.
Your kids are going to be so excited! Oh...for teaching them to tell time:
Almost bought them a couple of spinnakers. Didn't know how well they would hold up to my kids though.. .lol.
it's been quiet here. How about another view of a mechanical chrono? I emailed Watchbuys/Hanhart, they don't actually know when the movements in these watches were made, so sometime between 1916 and 1976.
So, I was all psyched up to maybe grab something off the Anthony Bourdain auction going on. There were a few watches, one a Monaco I would have loved to have. I registered and all that shit, and got on the site first thing when the auction opened the other day. The watch prices all went through the roof in no time at all. Just about every other thing is also being bid up to stupid high prices.
A fucking Zippo lighter is up to $950.
Anyone interested can see what's out there at this link:
The Patek is still reasonable.
Honestly, the minute you say auction, the opportunity for deals is lost. I follow a lot of auctions, and most watch collectors do too. So rarely are there deals to be had. Throw a celebrity name in it and the prices get crazy. What shocks me the most is the Rolex OP and the Panerai. Both are almost double market value with days left. Yet the Patek, a true dress watch, remains reasonable.
Every time I wear this watch I like it more than the last time.
The Ball appears to be a CM2192C-P3-BK, and it isn't off the charts yet, and I wonder why. It's not a watch I was after, but I do find it curious that it's still $1,700. Add in the buyer's fee and you are over $2K.
Anyone else hear about the lady who bought a couch at a thrift store & found a Rolex Daytona Paul Newman in it?
.............................. and she wants to use it for breast implants
Given that her dad is 92, that puts her squarely in her 60's. I'm guessing that comment was mostly tongue in cheek.
Well, the kids' watches came on yesterday. just got around to looking at them. Honestly, for the price, pretty impressive for what they are. The Zulu are equally if not more so. Only thing that would make it better would be sapphire a crystal. Which would obviously drive up the price. For a $55 beater watch that isn't a Seiko, pretty nice. kinda wore out on Seiko right now. They are going to be too big for the kids, but I didn't have much choice. Went with the 40mm instead of the 30mm. Just for the sake of ease of time telling. I don't want them to be discouraged by staring at a tiny dial for 5 minutes and then giving up. Anywho, going to order one for myself and my wife also expresses interest in one for herself. might get a square case model aswell.....who knows.
How did the kids like them?
Wow, Erika's has a lot more options but it comes with a significant price increase.
They are birthday presents, so th at haven't seen them yet. I'm sure they will like them though. I will update with pics, when they receive them.
I heard Shinola was making an automatic watch now. I passed by the Shinola store in Tyson's Corner today, so I had to walk in and take a look. I was woefully unimpressed. Fit and finish were unimpressive. The best they could tell me about the movement was that it was Swiss. A peephole of an exhibition caseback couldn't even disclose what was under there. Total time in store was 5 minutes...and I'll never get that time back.
It seems as I have become one with watches. I'd have been happy if they could given the manufacturer of the movement.
According to Shinola's website, it's a Sellita SW200, which is something they purchase probably for $100 (I can find it on ebay for $150 - $165). I really want to like the shinola automatics (Codewife and I each have a quartz Shinola, her's is her default timepiece) but they're just too spendy. For $1100 or so, I expect a chronometer grade 3 hander.