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  1. Show us your ?MATIC ?!

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    Hi All, Researching my latest watch of interest (a Nivada) I was amazed at the wave of enthusiasm that must have happened in the 1960s with the "new" automatics on the market. A tidal wave of names hoping to innovate on the automatic base: Automatic, Seikomatic, Bellmatic?! Show us your...
  2. Brand sponsorship

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    Hi all I'd like to try and create a definitive list of major watch sponsorship by brand as an ongoing resource for the internet. It will be a long-term project. The first step will just be brainstorming. So What sports, teams, causes, cultural institutions do major watch brands support...
  3. Dugena Logo - Leaf vs Triangle

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    Hello Watchfam, Quick question for anyone out there on the interweb. Does anyone know when Dugena (and/or why) changed their logo from the leaf to the triangle with the circle in it? I found an article that said they adopted the triangle just after WW2, but there are a ton of watches from the...
  4. Should I buy a entry level luxury watch or high end mid-level watch?

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    Sorry if this question sounds contradictory, I assure you it is not. I am trying to decide if I should buy the highest end model watch from a cheaper/more mainstream company like Seiko, Tag Heuer, Tissot, OR should I buy the one of the entry level models from a more prestigious company like...
  5. Where is Rolex headed?

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    Hi, I am fortunate enough to own a SubC and at this point in my life it serves me very well and it suits my lifestyle perfectly. That being said, it got me thinking today about Rolex as a brand. I consider Rolex to be a luxury watch brand and I think there's little doubt about Rolex being one...
  6. New to Watch Collecting

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    I've just joined the Forum after using it as a guide for buying some of my most recent watches. As I've gotten older, now 30, my taste and style is a bit more refined and I've read a lot more fashion blogs and things. I've really had a good time finding stylish watches to accent different...
  7. List of watch brands by quality.

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    I am starting this thread for members to list watch brands by quality. I have noticed that there are several lists of brands in term of prestige or price but non I could find on this topic. I am sure your input will be very informative for those buying a watch or entering into the hobby...
  8. In desperate need of an advice here.. Please help

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    Do you think there is a "age-suited" watches or brands? For example, if you see a 15 year old middle school kid wearing a Rolex, would you feel "Hey nice watch!" or be more like "My god. Can't believe this is happening... He's like a baby but already a watch snob (SMH)" ? Cuz if it was me I...
  9. A list of "Made in Germany" Watch Companies

    German watches
    Hi folks, over the holidays I endeavoured to create a list of "Made in Germany" watch brands. I thought I would find about 25 but I ended up with 92! In the process I discovered many delightful boutique brands that make beautiful watches. The list that is in the "stickies" up here was great...
  10. Sexy women, sexy watches

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    Kate Upton - David Yurman Lucy Liu - Cartier
  11. How close are you to the lifestyle/persona/concept of your watch?

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    Judging from the advertisements/concept of the watch brands each one has a "persona". So how close do you find yourself to that persona that the brands "sell"? I will try to write those brand-personas but if you feel I am wrong in some descriptions feel free to comment where you disagree. Also...
  12. The Perfect One

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    Hi everyone, I've been looking around for a new automatic mechanical watch for a few months now. I'm new to mechanical watches, I currently have a Raymond Weil Parsifal Quartz (obv non mech). After reading some of the posts on this forum, you guys seem to know what your talking about and I...
  13. swiss-made entry level brands

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    Hello! Can you suggest some swiss watchmakers available under 1000$ other than Tissot, Hamilton, Certina and Glycine? Thanks ;-)
  14. Help Needed! Questionnaire About a Watch Brand and Marketing "approved by Ernie Romers, site owner"

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    Help Needed! Questionnaire About a Watch Brand and Marketing "approved by Ernie Romers, site owner" Hello fellow watch aficionados currently I'm finishing my Master in Marketing in Madrid and I'm conducting a research about a watch brand. I'm researching what the brand is about, is...
  15. Yet another tier debate

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    How does this measure up to the opinion of everyone else? Thoughts/input/reasons why you think I'm wrong welcomed... Tier 1: Audermars Piguet, Lange & Sohne, Patek Phillippe, Vacheron Constantin Tier 2: Blancpain, Breguet, Chopard, Franck Muller, Girard-Perregaux, Jaeger-Le-Coultre...
  16. I'm a Newbie; Need advice: Is Stuhrling a bad choice?

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    Hi. I've been looking for a gift for my boyfriend. He only has one watch that I've ever seen and I'd like to start buying some for him. I made an impulse purchase of a Stuhrling Original Symphony Aristocrat Automatic Skeleton watch for him and then I started reading and saw a lot of mixed...
  17. upto $2500 to spend, which watch to buy??

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    First time buying an expensive watch (expensive being a relative term here) So i've searched high and low for watch brands, tons of choices out there. Essentially i am looking for a classic looking watch, good prestige brand, away from overhyped brands like Tag and movado.. top pick is Baume...
  18. Ranking of watch brands

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    Hi everyone, I decided to rank watch brands by exclusivity. The ranking is based on 1) price 2) perceived prestige/reputation. The ranking has been calibrated to three similar lists that I've found on the board. Let me know your opinions! Edit: I accidently uploaded two images. Anyone knows...
  19. Favorite Watch Store?

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    Hi, What is your favorite watch store (including location), or the best timepiece purchase experience you have ever had? I am looking for a wide selection of high end brands in a scenic location. No fashion brands or Invicta pretty please. Thinking Cali, NY, Florida, Caribbean or somewhere...
  20. Wich brands are in the same price range as the brands Hamilton, Mido and Longines?

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    I'm looking for a new watch. I would like to know wich brands compete in the price range €1000,- / €700,- So far I've got: - Tissot - Mido - Longines - Hamilton .... Any ideas?
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