$1000 watch-help me choose

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  1. Brett Jason

    Brett Jason Stunt Coordinator

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    Someone wants to get me a watch for a special occassion, The limit is 1000 but closer to 750 would be better. I like modern (vs. vintage types) but was looking for something unique as opposed to Tag Heur which a lot of people have. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Jack Briggs

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    Can you advise that "someone" to purchase something home theater-related as opposed to a watch? With a thousand big ones you could get an all-in-one machine that plays DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, SACD, and regular ol' CD.

    Or you could get a digital settop box.

    I don't understand this watch thing. Makes no sense.
     
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  4. Greg Morse

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    My vote would go for the Omega Constellation. I've had mine for 5 years now and can't be happier. It's classy, yet fairly modern so it goes well with anything. It loooks just fine with a suit or jeans. The Seamaster is nice, but a bit too sporty for my tastes.

    One thing you should know about high end watches is you can haggle about price. I saved about 150 off the price this way (Alpha Omega in Boston). It was listed for 20% off and I mentioned I could get it for 30% off plus no tax online. Would they match? They said the best they could do was 20% off and they'd eat the tax. I countered with 25% off and they eat the tax and I'd buy it, to which they agreed.
     
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    Jack, I think it's used more like jewelry than for the watch function. I'm with you though, for me a watch like that is a waste of money.
    My wife would like me to get something nice to go with my suit though, for some reason she doesn't feel like my Casio G-shock matches it... and even though I bought a fake Rolex for $10 to weasr with the suit, she seems to want me to get a nicer watch. [​IMG]
    I'd get a Bvlgari watch, just because I think they have a cool name and sleek designs. This seems to be their cheapest one though and it's $1100, at least at http://www.e-luxury.com: [​IMG]
    Maybe there are others less expensive elsewhere.
     
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    How about a good Seiko for about $300 which will last as long as any $1000+ watch?
     
  8. KeithH

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    Brett, Tag Heuer makes a nice watch. However, my vote would be to go for a Movado Museum watch. I have one, and I love it. Particularly appealing to me is the simple, classic black face with the gold, round marker at 12 o'clock. It's simple and sleek, yet very distinctive. I always know a Movado when I see one. Many have tried to copy the Movado design, but there is only one Movado. [​IMG]
     
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    Well, with as many Fossils and Kenneth Cole watches that I've bought and broken and/or worn out (at $75-150 each), I could have bought a Tag or an Omega that I'd still be using.
     
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    Something I found interesting was that on all the higher-end watches with Roman numerals, the 4 is indicated with IIII instead of IV.
     
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    I'm with Keith on this one ,,, I have the classic he mentioned .
    Try this
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    Available in Silver too
    or these
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    Hey, I like em[​IMG]
    Brent
     
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    Rado (made by movado, I think) is pretty sweet. I really like the sleek modern styling.

    FWIW I do own a Movado but have a collection of 6 Skagen's that I rotate through. I've gotten far more comments & complements on them than the Movado (which I wore daily for 3-4 years.
     
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    It's not really easy to tell the time on those with n0 markings on the face.
    Or 50 Casios. Of course, you'd only need one... [​IMG] I've had mine for 5 years now and it's as solid as when I got it. I had to change the battery last year, other than that it runs as good as ever. I never take it off, except maybe to clean it a couple of times a year.
    /Mike
     
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    Hey Brian, I've noticed this too as well as a lot of watches and grandfather clocks using IIII instead of IV and also using VIIII instead of IX. I don't understand why they do it, but it irritates me. It's kinds of like they are trying to look all sophisticated, but are not smart enough to correctly use Roman numerals.
     
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    was IIII ever used, or has it always been IV?
     
  18. Evan S

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    I have a Movado and love it. I've had it for three years and constantly get complemented on it. I used to have a million Fossils and was always having problems with them (batteries, straps, etc.). I needed a "suit" watch and got a Movado.
    If I had my choice though, and the sky was the limit, I would get a Breitling. However, I think the cheapest one they make is like $1700. They go all the way to about $50,000.
    www.breitling.com
     
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    Omega Seamaster. It will be with me for life. And it's my choice to have a ~1000 dollar watch. I'll buy the HT equipment I want, too. A good watch is for life. Mine is five years old and perfect.
     
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    Ah the irony of consumers of disposable media and electronics dissing buying a similarly-priced watch that could last a lifetime and even be an heirloom [​IMG]
    I've never owned an expensive watch, but I really like the "kinetic" watches -- self-winding from arm motion and such. I like thought of the craftily engineered mechanism capturing the scraps of energy we toss off in our daily activities [​IMG]
     

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