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    Quote Originally Posted by theflashunc View Post
    2021 bike budget got turned into a year-end watch splurge since I've been rather limited thanks to a bum hammy.

    Couldn't pass up this Zenith Revival chrono with the "first" auto chrono movement around, the El Primero. 37mm and is a total treat to wear.

    nice piece.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aingeru View Post
    for rolex,watches are the small business on the side...their main business is real state.
    Can you elaborate on this? Or share some links? I'm not sure I follow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theflashunc View Post
    2021 bike budget got turned into a year-end watch splurge since I've been rather limited thanks to a bum hammy.

    Couldn't pass up this Zenith Revival chrono with the "first" auto chrono movement around, the El Primero. 37mm and is a total treat to wear.

    So good. I love Zenith and would love to get an El Primero one of these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Strongin View Post
    Can you elaborate on this? Or share some links? I'm not sure I follow.
    in french, sorry...
    https://www.rts.ch/info/economie/103...t-londres.html
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    It makes sense for a foundation to own real estate as part of their investment portfolio but with the Hans Wilsdorf Foundation (Rolex) held so close to the vest, it’s pretty difficult to tell just what they are involved with beyond making watches. Not too many commercial property starts in NYC right now either and the cost to construct a 155,000sf building…conservatively $450-500/SF.

    https://therealdeal.com/2021/08/12/r...-headquarters/
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    Quote Originally Posted by aingeru View Post
    Excerpt…
    Rolex, billionaire real estate owner in Geneva and London
    An RTS investigation reveals Rolex's real estate acquisitions: from the popular city of Lignon in Geneva to the most luxurious promotions in London. Investments that exceed one billion francs. Rolex maintains a culture of secrecy. The watch industry giant imposes the utmost discretion on its employees and maintains the mystery around its financial results. One thing is certain: the crown brand is making money, nearly 5 billion in annual turnover according to estimates by the Morgan Stanley and Vontobel banks. From the use of this windfall, we know the philanthropic projects of the Hans Wilsdorf Foundation, sole owner of the watchmaker, but much less the hundreds of millions invested in stone by various companies and subsidiaries of the group.

    734 million in Geneva since 1994

    According to a statement revealed in the TTC program, since 1994 and in Geneva alone, the Hans Wilsdorf Foundation, Rolex, its pension funds and its real estate vehicle Marconi Investment SA have acquired buildings for more than 734 million francs. This very conservative calculation only takes into account the purchase value and therefore ignores price increases and real estate developments. In total, we found more than 100 Geneva addresses, including an imposing residential bar in Onex, luxury buildings above the Eaux-Vives park or an industrial building near the Ports Francs, not to mention the head office and the group factories.
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    Anyone looking for a classy retro look without breaking the bank should check out https://www.merkurwatch.com/

    I bought this watch: i-vhtFpZx-M.jpg

    https://www.merkurwatch.com/Vintage-...-p1733453.html

    When I got the watch, it was on the beige canvas strap so I swapped that for a black strap:
    i-Xv6w924-M.jpeg
    It came with a bracelet but I haven't gotten around to trying that out; I prefer straps for most of my watches.

    The quality is very nice. It's a mechanical movement; very solid feel when winding it. There's no bezel, just the crystal. That, and the cross design on the dial give it a 70's flair. The red tip of the second hand is a subtle bit of flash.

    The polishing on the case is good; the watch compares very favorably to my automatic Timex's and my mechanical San Martin.

    I have been wearing it to work; can't beat it for $70. No trouble with shipping, transaction was smooth and secure.

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    https://www.mrwatchmaster.com/only-k...-be-auctioned/

    I always find these FP Journe watches to be just exquisite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vertical_doug View Post
    https://www.mrwatchmaster.com/only-k...-be-auctioned/

    I always find these FP Journe watches to be just exquisite.
    I am so glad they exist and that Journe does his thing. The Resonance in particular is a killer watch. I've just never gotten quite get past the aesthetic, but I blame that on my mid-century modern tendencies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theflashunc View Post
    The Resonance in particular is a killer watch. I've just never gotten quite get past the aesthetic, but I blame that on my mid-century modern tendencies.
    I don't know about you guys and how much you have set aside for your watch budget, but in my case I think price would be the primary barrier (then, maybe the $29 shipping fee).

    journe image.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mabouya View Post
    I don't know about you guys and how much you have set aside for your watch budget, but in my case I think price would be the primary barrier (then, maybe the $29 shipping fee).

    journe image.jpg
    You can appreciate something that exists without ever having the chance to afford it with 5 lifetimes worth of work. Ain't always about the budget.

    Also Journe prices are absurd these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theflashunc View Post
    You can appreciate something that exists without ever having the chance to afford it with 5 lifetimes worth of work. Ain't always about the budget.
    True, but for me I try to keep watches closer to the "practical" end of things, as opposed to the Richard Mille end. That doesn't mean that I only wear $15 Casios (although I do have one that I use for true "beater" applications, like yard or automotive work) but it also means that beyond a certain price point I tend to lose interest.

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    Needed a countdown timer yesterday.

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    1952 Longines Automatic.jpg

    1952 Longines Automatic that I just had serviced - received a new crocodile (of course) band for Christmas

    Not sure why the pic rotated but it did....

    Enjoy the day

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    I had been wanting a bronze watch for a while so when these went on sale at 20% off around Christmas time I couldn't resist any longer. It should be interesting to watch the patina form.

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    That's nice. My Christopher Ward is right up there as one of the most accurate automatics i own, right out of the box.

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    If you've ever wondered how a quartz watch works . . .


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    Quote Originally Posted by choke View Post
    I had been wanting a bronze watch for a while so when these went on sale at 20% off around Christmas time I couldn't resist any longer. It should be interesting to watch the patina form.

    Nice. Really like my Christopher Ward, even tho the name 'sealander' is awful.

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    https://www.rgmwatches.com/new-produ...T16%3A11%3A38Z

    RGM’s new deployant looks lovely. I’ve got a thing for deployants and nice aftermarket options are slim.

    Also still have a thing for RGM’s North Pointer GMT and wish someone would sell their Mr Sachs version.
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