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Discussion in 'Fine Watches, Jewelry, & Clothes' started by soslo, Aug 14, 2015.

  1. soslo

    soslo Karting

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    I'd love to hear your recommendations for a $5k men's watch. New or used - doesn't matter to me. I've enjoyed going through the various threads on fchat and like what I've seen as far as taste goes. TIA.
     
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  3. junglistluder

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    Is this an all-occasion watch? Rolex Submariner.
     
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  5. soslo

    soslo Karting

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    Yes - all occasions - just a daily watch
     
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  8. Smiles

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    For $5k, I'd suggest you take the time and effort to find one that suits you.

    For any price point, I suggest the same.

    Don't crowd-source opinions on your personal style.

    Matt
     
  9. soslo

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    That's generally good advice, if I were asking for someone to make both the recommendation and the purchase. Luckily in this case, I'm simply asking for third-party opinions which adds to my research pile. So have no fear ;)
     
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  11. Cigarzman

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    +1 and you won't loose money on it. Great resale watch as long as you don't beat the shizzle out of it.
     
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  13. NeuroBeaker

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    +1

    If you like the style of Rolex, I can report on the excellent quality of the Oyster Perpetual. It's great. :)

    All the best,
    Andrew.
     
  14. PAP 348

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    For $5K, a used Rolex is hard to beat IMO. :)
     
  15. Chio

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  17. Dave.0

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    That's an interesting list. I agree that the grand seiko line is pretty impressive. If you get a chance it is worth seeing these in person. I have a grand seiko spring drive GMT and its been a great daily wear watch. Excellent craftmanship and an interesting movement. I also like the omega seamaster, which is a pretty classic dive watch.
     
  18. mom4791

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    IWC Pilot Chrono?
     
  19. VTChris

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    Check out the Zenith line. The Chronomaster Open XXT or the Grand Class Open/
    Absolutely stunning watches!! My favorite!
    And they can be had for 5k or a bit less (Pre-owned)
     
  20. definitelysomeday

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    If you want something you won't see everywhere, check out Habring.
     
  21. soslo

    soslo Karting

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    Pulled the trigger on a NOMOS Glashutte Metro Datum Gangreserve today.
    [​IMG]

    Thanks for all of the ideas! It was fun looking at all of the different suggestions.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  22. birdie999

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    IWC 3717 are nice too
     
  23. hatzo

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    What about a Grand Seiko?
     
  24. PAP 348

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    Not my style, but congrats and enjoy mate. :)
     

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