Higher End Swiss Watches

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Re: Higher End Swiss Watches

Post by Astro2212 » 21 Oct 2014 19:16

ivan wrote:I have some gshock.
Can i trade your pams if u have any?

Thank you
I never had b4,dont have now,sibeh high chance wont have in future.
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Re: Higher End Swiss Watches

Post by ronnie » 21 Oct 2014 19:44

I like PAM . I like the big leather straps . I like the worn distressed leather straps .

But I have not been able to own a PAM. The furthest I can go is to have a replicate PAM . This is because my wife does not like PAM . She thinks PAM does not justify the high price .
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Re: Higher End Swiss Watches

Post by balzebub71 » 21 Oct 2014 19:55

ronnie wrote:I like PAM . I like the big leather straps . I like the worn distressed leather straps .

But I have not been able to own a PAM. The furthest I can go is to have a replicate PAM . This is because my wife does not like PAM . She thinks PAM does not justify the high price .
Heh no watch costing more than 1k is worth the high price in my opinion. All a matter of personal preferences and values.
I want to be a one watch guy!!
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Re: Higher End Swiss Watches

Post by ivan » 21 Oct 2014 20:35

balzebub71 wrote:
ronnie wrote:I like PAM . I like the big leather straps . I like the worn distressed leather straps .

But I have not been able to own a PAM. The furthest I can go is to have a replicate PAM . This is because my wife does not like PAM . She thinks PAM does not justify the high price .
Heh no watch costing more than 1k is worth the high price in my opinion. All a matter of personal preferences and values.
I agree with you.
All the high price watch like AP, lolex... i really think they overpriced. Thats y i wear them as daily beater.

All those below 1k watch, i think their value is under appreciated. Thus i decided to buy and keep.

1 day... heh heh.
Imagine i can sell them at 1k.
Steady la.

Ok...
I m haolian.
End of story
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Re: Higher End Swiss Watches

Post by thong » 21 Oct 2014 20:47

I love my branded range. I have :

1) a Rolex Sub - actually it is only a Sumo diver
2) IWC Big Pilot - actually it is a 44" Russian Aviator ($500 when new)
3) Panerai - actually it is a Singapore made Gruppo Gamma (Italian diver homage).

I love showing off to those stare with large dilated eyeballs ... then they realised my watches all under 1k and I can see them catching their breath again.
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Re: Higher End Swiss Watches

Post by Cosmograph » 21 Oct 2014 22:44

ivan wrote:At least 5 of my seikos are more ex than rolex sub.
1 of them more ex than dssd.

Dunno is i call pple siao or pple call me siao

You are sibeh steady Siao haolian! Me like lah... We all like! Can see here mah!

Anyone who has more than 1 watch is already considered Siao! Let alone high end, mid end, or low end or entry level. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Personal choice is the key. Brands will always have their followers. Buy what you like, like (and i hope you love)what you buy. Impress yourself not anyone else. Be it buying for history, brand, image, movement, design etc... The money is yours anyway, no one cares what you spend it on.
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Re: Higher End Swiss Watches

Post by zeikphur » 21 Oct 2014 23:19

ivan wrote:
balzebub71 wrote: Heh no watch costing more than 1k is worth the high price in my opinion. All a matter of personal preferences and values.
I agree with you.
All the high price watch like AP, lolex... i really think they overpriced. Thats y i wear them as daily beater.

All those below 1k watch, i think their value is under appreciated. Thus i decided to buy and keep.

1 day... heh heh.
Imagine i can sell them at 1k.
Steady la.

Ok...
I m haolian.
End of story

:lol:
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Re: Higher End Swiss Watches

Post by karbonphyber » 22 Oct 2014 21:38

oncleoliver wrote:Those are not to awe you on your wrist, they are supposed to awe those sheep looking at your wrist.
well said. LOL
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Re: Higher End Swiss Watches

Post by salokiN » 01 Dec 2014 14:54

I would pay for a good complication, like the IWC Perpetual Calendar, that makes me drool, but can't afford it so have to tahan.

Recently just got myself a Longines, it's not anywhere near up there with the other big Swiss players, but i love the design, retrograde and moonphase complication, never regretted a single bit :)
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Re: Higher End Swiss Watches

Post by Ed.YEO » 01 Dec 2014 16:16

salokiN wrote:...Recently just got myself a Longines, it's not anywhere near up there with the other big Swiss players, but i love the design, retrograde and moonphase complication, never regretted a single bit :)
This is also the only Longines that i have very positive impression on the "effort" they put in...
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Although it will be a big challenge should anything happens...
yan sang yew guo dak fai lok, zao yew dui yan hor see zou luo jik xing geh fan sik yu goon cha, ng hai zou yoo chun mong mok dek pan duun... yoo guo yi liong din doh mou geh wa, yat gor yan geh yat sang zao guo dak gey pok gai loh...
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Re: Higher End Swiss Watches

Post by balzebub71 » 01 Dec 2014 18:51

Ed.YEO wrote:
salokiN wrote:...Recently just got myself a Longines, it's not anywhere near up there with the other big Swiss players, but i love the design, retrograde and moonphase complication, never regretted a single bit :)
This is also the only Longines that i have very positive impression on the "effort" they put in...
Image
Although it will be a big challenge should anything happens...
This retrograde moonphase is cool, tried it on..but not cheap...
I want to be a one watch guy!!
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Re: Higher End Swiss Watches

Post by salokiN » 01 Dec 2014 23:02

Ed.YEO wrote:
salokiN wrote:...Recently just got myself a Longines, it's not anywhere near up there with the other big Swiss players, but i love the design, retrograde and moonphase complication, never regretted a single bit :)
This is also the only Longines that i have very positive impression on the "effort" they put in...
Image
Although it will be a big challenge should anything happens...
This is the exact one that i got myself as a gift to pamper myself this Christmas, but it also means that i'll be off the watch market for quite some time.

I got the 41mm version, tried the 44mm one and it was so big it really looked like a clock. Funny thing is that the MM300 is also 44mm case but wears so much smaller.

Got the roman numerals one compared to the arabic one because i feel that the subdials are all in arabic numerals already, if the big markers are in arabic too would be a bit overkill. Roman numerals balances up the look nicely IMO, and the moonphase can really make me smile sometimes, absolutely in love with this piece. :)
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Re: Higher End Swiss Watches

Post by Ed.YEO » 02 Dec 2014 06:28

salokiN wrote:
Ed.YEO wrote: This is also the only Longines that i have very positive impression on the "effort" they put in...it will be a big challenge should anything happens...
This is the exact one that i got myself as a gift to pamper myself this Christmas, but it also means that i'll be off the watch market for quite some time.
I got the 41mm version, tried the 44mm one and it was so big it really looked like a clock. ... ...Got the roman numerals one compared to the arabic one because i feel that the subdials are all in arabic numerals already, if the big markers are in arabic too would be a bit overkill. Roman numerals balances up the look nicely IMO, and the moonphase can really make me smile sometimes, absolutely in love with this piece. :)
Same feel here... but some percentage of thoughts on probably different sides...
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When there's a guilloche dial, I personally thinks the Roman indices will add a little more charm to the overall look of the dial. If any makers wants to use arabic numbers, the fonts will have to be Italic/slanted to add more feel to the vintage look.
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I recently came across an Arabic one @ WoS, feels too modern. Yep... the price is not that budget friendly for some. Even with discounts given, will still hit a little more than 5k.
Actually you can wear 44 mah... your Steinhart Gran Prix is about 44 liaoz... If small @ 41, i see it a little cluttered on look...

Anyway... agree that this hoot sucked a huge chunk of your hobby budget... but perhaps too much that it may affect your next potential purchase of another STEINHART Anniversary L.E.

Hopefully you get big ang pow in the coming weeks to put you back to the game again! :mrgreen:
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Re: Higher End Swiss Watches

Post by Ed.YEO » 02 Dec 2014 06:32

balzebub71 wrote:
Ed.YEO wrote: Image
This retrograde moonphase is cool, tried it on..but not cheap...
Even after discount @ roughly 15%... still above 5k siol...
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Re: Higher End Swiss Watches

Post by salokiN » 03 Dec 2014 14:56

Ed.YEO wrote:
salokiN wrote: This is the exact one that i got myself as a gift to pamper myself this Christmas, but it also means that i'll be off the watch market for quite some time.
I got the 41mm version, tried the 44mm one and it was so big it really looked like a clock. ... ...Got the roman numerals one compared to the arabic one because i feel that the subdials are all in arabic numerals already, if the big markers are in arabic too would be a bit overkill. Roman numerals balances up the look nicely IMO, and the moonphase can really make me smile sometimes, absolutely in love with this piece. :)
Same feel here... but some percentage of thoughts on probably different sides...
Image
When there's a guilloche dial, I personally thinks the Roman indices will add a little more charm to the overall look of the dial. If any makers wants to use arabic numbers, the fonts will have to be Italic/slanted to add more feel to the vintage look.
Image
I recently came across an Arabic one @ WoS, feels too modern. Yep... the price is not that budget friendly for some. Even with discounts given, will still hit a little more than 5k.
Actually you can wear 44 mah... your Steinhart Gran Prix is about 44 liaoz... If small @ 41, i see it a little cluttered on look...

Anyway... agree that this hoot sucked a huge chunk of your hobby budget... but perhaps too much that it may affect your next potential purchase of another STEINHART Anniversary L.E.

Hopefully you get big ang pow in the coming weeks to put you back to the game again! :mrgreen:
I actually really hate the design on that St Imier retrograde, saw the actual piece in the boutique and i thought it looked like a badly made replica.

The Steinhart GP is also 44, but i think cause of the overall sporty design, a little big on the wrist is okay. For me, i feel dress watches should look classy and elegant, can't be too big. Surprisingly for the 41mm, everything is scaled down in terms of size proportionately, so it still looks really good leh.

Must see the next anniversary L.E looks like what first loh hehehehehe
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