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View Poll Results: Which watch maker's design do you like best?
A. Lange & Sonne 18 7.83%
Audemars Piguet 36 15.65%
Bedat 0 0%
Bell & Ross 20 8.70%
Blancpain 6 2.61%
Breguet 4 1.74%
Breitling 63 27.39%
Cartier 18 7.83%
Chopard 7 3.04%
Concord 2 0.87%
Corum 4 1.74%
Frank Muller 5 2.17%
Hublot 36 15.65%
Patek Philippe 39 16.96%
Panerai 58 25.22%
Omega 64 27.83%
Ulysse Nardin 14 6.09%
Vacheron Constantin 7 3.04%
Timex 6 2.61%
Hamilton 10 4.35%
Citizen 14 6.09%
Seiko 8 3.48%
Movado 10 4.35%
Rolex 80 34.78%
Krieger 0 0%
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      07-18-2013, 04:29 PM   #67
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Nope. No Kennedy, Truman, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton or Obama either.
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I'm a fan of panerai just haven't gotten one yet. My next purchase will be pam 372 I think it is or tag monaco.
Clearly a very popular brand.

Truly, I expected Rolex and Omega to be among the more popular brands. I expected to hear a lot of outcry for some really stellar brands like JLC and Piaget since they make their own watch innards. And I thought Patek, A. Lange and Audemars would be farther up the popularity scale.

I had no idea folks would holler so much about Tag, most of which despite being nice enough watches, except for a couple things they've done lately, like the Silverstone which is similar to a Heuer watch of old, aren't especially noteworthy. I really like some of the '60s and '70s Heuers though. And to repeat, I have a couple Tags, so I'm not totally dissing the brand, just all the commotion over it.

Personally, I think if one sees a Tag that appeals and one just wants it, buy it. That's how I cam by mine, but that also happened before I decided that I like watches enough to make my interest in them a somewhat more serious hobby than just having a few. I don't really think it matters what watch one buys if one likes it, for that's the most important criterion behind any purchase. It's a different story if one is trying to build a collection, but even in that case, the collection will have more import if it's a reflection of something about the owner. If the collection says nothing about you, it belongs in a museum, not your home.
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That is one odd watch. I don't think I've ever seen a watch with the controls on the left side. Is it specifically designed/built for lefties?
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That is one odd watch. I don't think I've ever seen a watch with the controls on the left side. Is it specifically designed/built for lefties?
A lot of the nixons are like that. I have the corporal and its normal righty watch with canvas band just for casual.
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That is one odd watch. I don't think I've ever seen a watch with the controls on the left side. Is it specifically designed/built for lefties?
Really? PAM Destro, Sinn UX/U1000, All Uboats, Omega Ploprof, Zenith El Primero... just a few off the top of my head. There are tons of left handed watches...
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Really? PAM Destro, Sinn UX/U1000, All Uboats, Omega Ploprof, Zenith El Primero... just a few off the top of my head. There are tons of left handed watches...
You learn something new every day....

I can honestly say I've never walked into a jeweler or watch store and seen a left-hand crowned watch sitting in the case. Clearly they exist in greater abundance than I would have thought. Of course there are plenty of lefties in the world and there's no reason why they should have a harder time adjusting their time piece than righties.
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Props to all the normal people in the world who like their Citizen watches just fine. You are no doubt the folks who navigate life's roads with the greatest aplomb. (Ditto the Hamilton, Timex and Seiko folks.)

It's easy to say one likes Rolex or Patek....TY for your integrity.
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Props to all the normal people in the world who like their Citizen watches just fine. You are no doubt the folks who navigate life's roads with the greatest aplomb. (Ditto the Hamilton, Timex and Seiko folks.)

It's easy to say one likes Rolex or Patek....TY for your integrity.
Only one person like hamilton. I think they are fine. Good value at well below 1000 for automatic with visible movement. Wearing a hamilton khaki pilot now.
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Props to all the normal people in the world who like their Citizen watches just fine. You are no doubt the folks who navigate life's roads with the greatest aplomb. (Ditto the Hamilton, Timex and Seiko folks.)

It's easy to say one likes Rolex or Patek....TY for your integrity.
I voted for Patek... but I'm wearing a Seiko 009 on a Mil-NATO strap right now. Honestly, the Seiko fits the lifestyle I have better, as opposed to the lifestyle to which I'd like to become accustomed.
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You learn something new every day....

I can honestly say I've never walked into a jeweler or watch store and seen a left-hand crowned watch sitting in the case. Clearly they exist in greater abundance than I would have thought. Of course there are plenty of lefties in the world and there's no reason why they should have a harder time adjusting their time piece than righties.
I think the idea is more if you wear the watch on your left wrist, the crown doesn't dig into the back of your hand. Most of them are larger-cased watches where this is more of an issue.
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I voted for Patek... but I'm wearing a Seiko 009 on a Mil-NATO strap right now. Honestly, the Seiko fits the lifestyle I have better, as opposed to the lifestyle to which I'd like to become accustomed.
You didn't vote also for the Seiko?

I own a couple Seikos, two Citizens and a Movado, but I didn't vote for them either because I can't accurately tell you when I last wore any of them. So I can honestly say I'm not that crazy about them now, although I once was rather fond of my Seiko and Movado. I bought the two Citizens on two separate occasions (1) when I'd rushed out of town and forgot my watch in the car (I'd taken it off to adjust it, and sat it down when traffic began to move and just left it there on the seat of the car.), and (2) when I'd just plain forgotten to put my watch back on while rushing about at home preparing to head to the airport. I have nothing against them, they just aren't what I choose to wear these days.
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I think the idea is more if you wear the watch on your left wrist, the crown doesn't dig into the back of your hand. Most of them are larger-cased watches where this is more of an issue.
I certainly can relate to that concept. I have experienced that minor discomfort on occasion wearing my Submariner. Perhaps were I to have the wristband shortened so the watch snugly fit my wrist instead of being loose-ish, I might not have had that issue. Good point you raise all the same.
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I think the idea is more if you wear the watch on your left wrist, the crown doesn't dig into the back of your hand. Most of them are larger-cased watches where this is more of an issue.
I agree my Breitling chrono digs in hard on unexpected movements I shouldnt be making while it's on....
Next watch I would really like a Daytona, do any of you have any feedback on them as well as average price range for a new one in CDN dollars?
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I agree my Breitling chrono digs in hard on unexpected movements I shouldnt be making while it's on....
Next watch I would really like a Daytona, do any of you have any feedback on them as well as average price range for a new one in CDN dollars?
As automotively focused watches go, the Daytona is the benchmark. The case is super tough and it does an outstanding job of managing elapsed time. You can't go wrong with most any Rolex, but barring any specific need for certain functionality, you can go boring. As for the prices, I'm sure your local Rolex retailer can give you accurate ones. In USD, I'd tell you to expect to pay between $13K and $30K. I suspect the range is similarly broad in CDN dollars. I suspect that if there's a fault to be found with it, it's that it's a Rolex and thus the brand's ubiquity makes it a not an unexpected watch to find on someone's wrist. That's not to say there anything at all wrong with finding it one's wrist.

If a another sport watch is what you want and you happen to already own a Rolex of one sort or another, take a look at the Corum Admiral's Cup. Or, if you don't have one already, spend around the same sum and get a fine dress watch that'll be appropriate for work and, as you might imagine, even more formal affairs. I'd recommend this one (http://www.alanfurman.com/noframes/pp5120j.htm ) as it's the one I bought for just that purpose. It does nothing but tell time as elegantly as is possible to do so, which is all that I need in the office and at formal events. If you need something somewhat sporty looking than the Patek, but certainly not a sport watch, you might like this one ( http://www.alanfurman.com/noframes/a....a088cr.01.htm) or a Royal Oak from the same maker if the upper end of the Daytona price range is acceptable to you.

One thing is certain, none of the three watches I suggested will dig into your wrist, but the Daytona, with its heft, might.
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I think the idea is more if you wear the watch on your left wrist, the crown doesn't dig into the back of your hand. Most of them are larger-cased watches where this is more of an issue.
This is exactly why I always wear my watch on my right hand. People often ask if I am left handed?!?!
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This is exactly why I always wear my watch on my right hand. People often ask if I am left handed?!?!
Are you? LOL
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This is exactly why I always wear my watch on my right hand. People often ask if I am left handed?!?!
i just gererally let it dig in and dont worry about it.
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TY all for your votes. I've decided.

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I'm too old to be adopted aren't I? I'd be happy to settle for a vintage Heuer chronograph, or maybe a Speedy Pro.
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Have several of these but I saw a Cartier once that literally made me salavate. The knob, hand and face designs are faaaaab
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I'm too old to be adopted aren't I? I'd be happy to settle for a vintage Heuer chronograph, or maybe a Speedy Pro.
Barring mental illness or some other cause, yes, you've passed that point in life.

I like the vintage Heuers too and there's certainly nothing about telling time for which the Sp. Pro. can't settle.
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