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Old Aug 14, 2011, 10:41 PM   #151
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Update

I am still shopping around as I am in no hurry. Plus I am limited on time as I mention before, and there are WAY too many options. As of now, these are my two favorites:

Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon Magnate GMT:
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Here are a few reasons why. One is that the name of the watch has some meaning. Engineer which ties into my profession. The word magnate has some meaning. Hydrocarbon fits as well as I am in the oil/gas industry. I think I am leaning towards the GMT watch because I travel, but I also like the chronograph because it just looks a little dressier to me. I am not too crazy of the big numbers on the GTM watch. If I bought either of these watches, it would have some meaning behind it. They both also fit the color scheme that I am looking for.

I found a day date ii that I like, but most all the Rolexs that I like were $8,000 or up which is out of my price range. I have too many other things going on to spend a whole lot on a watch right now. IWC has a few watches I really like as well, but they seem to be out of my price range also.

Anyways, thank you all who have contributed. As I stated earlier, I will post a picture of my final product.



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How many people here actually wear a watch as means of telling time? I'm not trying to be rude, I'm genuinely curious.

I used to wear a watch all the time but now I always have my phone on me so it seems like a bit of a waste of money. I know a few people who were given a Rolex or a Breitling for their birthday, but they wear them as accessories mainly, not to tell the time.

What are your thoughts on this?

Yup, just an accessory for me. I will occasionally look at the watch for time. However, it is just a piece of jewelry to me. I am sure some people use it as a valuable tool though. I can especially see divers and pilots using them as a valuable tool (I'm sure there are many more people. These two quickly came to my mind).
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Old Aug 14, 2011, 10:57 PM   #152
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If you were a fan of watches then you shouldn't ask in a Mac forum, probably would know a lot about watches, sites, photos. And not being a watch fan wanting to spend more than $500 doesn't sound well.

Maybe you want to become a watch fan, and that's great, just don't hurry and buy something just because you have some savings at the moment.

EDIT: many of those photos you posted you better try them on your wrist first and decide whether you like the size or fit.
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Old Aug 15, 2011, 06:45 AM   #153
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If you were a fan of watches then you shouldn't ask in a Mac forum, probably would know a lot about watches, sites, photos. And not being a watch fan wanting to spend more than $500 doesn't sound well.

Maybe you want to become a watch fan, and that's great, just don't hurry and buy something just because you have some savings at the moment.

EDIT: many of those photos you posted you better try them on your wrist first and decide whether you like the size or fit.
Thank you for the comment. I wouldn't say I am wanting to become a watch fan. I just one nice watch. The amount of money that I am planning to spend is basically nothing. If I was a watch fan, then I could see spending $20,000 or plus on a watch. However, I am just wanting a nice piece of jewelry to wear to special occasions. That's all.
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Old Aug 15, 2011, 05:47 PM   #154
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Ball is a good brand. I have a few friends who own them and they have great lume due to the tubes. But I agree that the large numbers is too much on the GMT. That's the reason why I don't like most of their watches.
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Old Sep 27, 2012, 02:04 PM   #155
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If u have like 30 to 200k , why not?? Depence on how much money you have
When I won $150k I bought a 24k Breitling for over $60k #Young and dum
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 02:53 PM   #156
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I don't really ever wear watches. I own a couple. But the functionality is handled by my iphone. So I don't wear watches. Therefore my advice is not to buy an expensive watch, but to instead buy apple products. But since you asked what watch I would buy if I was going to conserve. Would be a swiss brand watch. Love those.
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 06:38 PM   #157
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This is the best answer.

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The measure of success is not what you have, it's what you do.

I gave up wearing a watch when I retired.

The time is everywhere, so what's the need?
If by wearing expensive jewelry (watch) you can increase your hourly fee, then it's ok.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 07:33 PM   #158
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I would have never in my life imagine they had watches that cost over $100,000. That's insane.

Really top end watches go over $5,000,000, even more than $10,000,000.

To the OP, if you want a decent watch, you should have a Patek Philippe commissioned. However, this will probably do you no benefit at all. It might benefit your children however. It'll also cost you an enormous amount of money. You could probably buy a couple of nice houses with the money!

Otherwise, you might invest in a watch fund. There is an Italian investment banker who runs a watch fund, but I cannot remember his name at the moment.

Otherwise, you might scour the auctions world-wide to find rare watches that will appreciate and then sell them later down the line at higher price. This sort of investing takes serious money, 6 figures or more!

For ordinary Tag Heuer watches or any of the other common designs, I wouldn't bother. Most of them are watches anyone can relatively easily buy, and they are mostly pretty common.
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Save your money and get I watch from apple when it's released
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Really top end watches go over $5,000,000, even more than $10,000,000.

To the OP, if you want a decent watch, you should have a Patek Philippe commissioned. However, this will probably do you no benefit at all. It might benefit your children however. It'll also cost you an enormous amount of money. You could probably buy a couple of nice houses with the money!

Otherwise, you might invest in a watch fund. There is an Italian investment banker who runs a watch fund, but I cannot remember his name at the moment.

Otherwise, you might scour the auctions world-wide to find rare watches that will appreciate and then sell them later down the line at higher price. This sort of investing takes serious money, 6 figures or more!

For ordinary Tag Heuer watches or any of the other common designs, I wouldn't bother. Most of them are watches anyone can relatively easily buy, and they are mostly pretty common.

Or a Richard Mille!!!!

As the owner of Rolex and Breitling watches I'd say it depends what you are going for. I don't really wear the Rolex watches anywhere besides family or work functions because everyone now days assumes its a fake. Breitling isn't as common and isn't as common in the knock off realm.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 07:06 PM   #161
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I've had my eye on a white dialled Breitling for a while now. I wouldn't actually put down money on it yet though.

Maybe when I'm closer to 30..
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Here's the best advice you are going to get: Go to Watchuseek and Timezone and just read. This is not the place to ask about watches.
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Here's the best advice you are going to get: Go to Watchuseek and Timezone and just read. This is not the place to ask about watches.
Why not?
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Old May 26, 2014, 11:28 AM   #164
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This thread is the answer to your question.
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Old May 26, 2014, 11:56 AM   #165
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Old May 26, 2014, 02:25 PM   #166
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I wear a hundred dollar Pebble Smartwatch. If I'm going to wear something that I think it may not work with, I don't wear a watch. I've always got my iPad and iPhone.
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There are plenty of nice watches under $500. Unless you're trying to impress, you can find a great watch likely better than those options in that $500 range.

I honestly prefer upscale Fossil options to all but the best Rolexes.

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If u have like 30 to 200k , why not?? Depence on how much money you have
When I won $150k I bought a 24k Breitling for over $60k #Young and dum
How'd you win $150k? If serious...
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