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Was not sure whether to post this under affordable watches but decided on high end after seeing a post on Panerai here :)

I've been looking and failed to find much on what the folk on this forum think about the Corum golden bridge.

Been thinking of picking one up myself in white gold as that's my preference .

Basically, this post is trying to know what you guys think about this timepiece that would be helpful in making my decision on the golden bridge.


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"affordable watches" Did you try doing a search? Used to sell them, there're not a daily wearer.
Was not sure whether to post this under affordable watches but decided on high end after seeing a post on Panerai here :)

I've been looking and failed to find much on what the folk on this forum think about the Corum golden bridge.

Been thinking of picking one up myself in white gold as that's my preference .

Basically, this post is trying to know what you guys think about this timepiece that would be helpful in making my decision on the golden bridge.


THANKS!
 

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Affordable watches? If it's the model I'm thinking of, they retail at $20k and up....?
 

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I think of all the watches one might buy from Corum, a bridge model is easily "the" one that makes a lot of sense to get. It's the one thing they do that few others even attempt, and that of those who do, Corum's offerings are arguably the most sophisticated and beautiful.

I think of the bridge movement and Corum the way I think of art watches and VC, or complications and Patek or ALS, Tank watches and Cartier, chronographs and Tag, robust work-a-day watches and Rolex. It's just where Corum hang their hat, so to speak. I think therefore if one wants a bridge movement watch, going with a Corum is a "no brainer" in very much the same way that a champagne toast is a "no brainer" for bringing in the New Year. There may be alternatives, but they are just that, alternatives, not options that invalidate the aptness of going with champagne.

All the best.

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White, yellow or rose gold...platinum, steel, whatever material suits you...makes no difference.
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Nothing to add to the discussion unfortunately. I just thought this thread could use a pic...

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Nothing to add to the discussion unfortunately. I just thought this thread could use a pic...

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LOL. I've been told that folks on WUS have a "thing" for pics. I don't share in that need (largely because I can't pass a watch store without at least walking in to try on stuff...LOL), but I accept it's so. In that vein...

The linearly moved automatic "engine" for Corum's Golden Bridge watches.





The original Golden Bridge model


(Quill & Pad | The Corum Golden Bridge: Chasing The Dragon?s Tail)

Golden Dragon (Corum Golden Bridges Golden Bridge “Dragon”: long dragon | TIMEWERKE)








Only Watch 2011 Golden Bridge Automatic



Titanium Bridge






(https://youtu.be/h28BMCMGNZM)

Some others







OP, I know you are keen to get a Corum bridge watch. If by some stroke you are keen on the Titanium PR version, I suggest you try it on before buying, or that if you cannot try before you buy, that you buy from a seller that has a return policy by which you'll have no trouble abiding to get a full refund (aside from shipping). Those watches are a tiny bit on the chunky side, at least in comparison to many otherwise uncomplicated tank/tonneau dress watches, at least I think so in comparison to a Cartier Tank or the Piaget Emperador.

That's not to say they "are" thick, but just that the one time I tried one on, it struck me as being thicker than I'd expected it to be given my general penchant for thin over thick, particularly in uncomplicated dress watches. The "basic" version was quite "normal" feeling, although I have to admit liking the look of it better off my wrist than on. I just don't care for seeing my skin through the watch. (I didn't get to try on the one that has "shading" on the back that ameliorates the "looking at my wrist" aspect.


(Nice, if perhaps a tiny bit dated now, discussion of Courm overall here: What Does The Future Hold For Corum & A Look At 2013 Basel Novelties)

All the best.
 

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Incredible, that guy in the first picture is holding one almost upside down.
Now that you mention it... given that there's no writing or date or anything to indicate otherwise, I suppose you could wear a lot of these either way.
 

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Buckle on the strap would be a helpful clue.
Yeah, but as long as the spring bars are the same on top and bottom, you could always flip that around too. I also saw a display of GP watches (I think) on a thread here recently where ALL of the watches had the buckle on the opposite side from what I'd expect. Maybe some people wear it that way?
 

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Now that you mention it... given that there's no writing or date or anything to indicate otherwise, I suppose you could wear a lot of these either way.
Buckle on the strap would be a helpful clue.
LOL

Unlike driving on public roads wherefby there are regulations about how one must operate a vehicle, however one opts to wear one's watch is just a matter of personal choice. I know there's "what most folks do," but that's about all there is. Buckles, marking, and other indicators notwithstanding, one could even, for example wear their watch with the face down. I don't; I won't, but some people might and they certainly can. <winks & chuckles>

All the best.
 
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