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      09-14-2007, 05:04 PM   #67
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ill never understand why people spend thousands of dollars on jewelry
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Hi guys, I'm getting my first Swiss watch very soon. I've mainly been looking at Omegas and Tag Heuers and I wanted to get some feed-back on my selection from the watch-enthusiasts on this board. How do these watches compare? Which one is more reliable? Which one is more prestigious?

FYI: I'm turning 23 in about a week, so I guess I'm not terribly old and I want a watch that's still sporty. The perfect watch size for me is 41mm, anything larger would look funny.

So lemme know what you guys think ! Thanks in advance.
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ill never understand why people spend thousands of dollars on jewelry
same..
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It suits me well I think, and I wear a lot of black.

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ill never understand why people spend thousands of dollars on jewelry
because we can.....
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Two items you can tell whether a man is cultured or not:
  • His watche(s);
  • His pair(s) of shoes.
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ill never understand why people spend thousands of dollars on jewelry

Probably for the same reasons why some people buy BMWs and others are happy with Toyotas.
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Breitling

This is my suggestion...these watches are damn near bullet-proof. One of the things I like about them, is that they separate watch lovers from your everyday Rolex fanboy (I like Rolex, don't get me wrong...but everyone will recognize it). Of course, it doesn't stop people from noticing and gushing

Check out their website...there are a ton of models and the base watches start around ~2k


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Probably for the same reasons why some people buy BMWs and others are happy with Toyotas.
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Two items you can tell whether a man is cultured or not:
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'Cultured' is such a loaded term; one man's 'cultured' is another's waste of money.

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'Cultured' is just a lame term to avoid calling it the 'my dick is bigger than yours' game.

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      09-16-2007, 01:33 AM   #78
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Two items you can tell whether a man is cultured or not:
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  • His pair(s) of shoes.
Bullshit! Every Half brained toolshed out there that is dying to look like more than middle management fodder will max out a freaking discover card to buy a damn Rolex and pair of Jeffrey West Shoes because they read somewhere that they are "The Best".

Has little or nothing to do with culture anymore, so much as a desire to appear cultured. A wish for class if you will.

Besides, look at all the moronic rap stars out there... "Iced" Rolex, Patek Phillipe, etc and watch "Cribs" and you'll see that The Watch shoe thing certainly no longer applies when these scumbags are in possession of hundreds and thousands of dollars worth of bespoke shoes, and high end watches with no idea of their history, importance, value, or significance. It's part of the American tragedy, Generations of fools believing you can buy class or respect...

Now, you do not know if someone is cultured until they open their mouths... Even then, it comes down to a pretty arbitrary set of assumptions, or requirements you have in mind for what makes a person cultured.
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'Cultured' is such a loaded term; one man's 'cultured' is another's waste of money.

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Who do I need to impress? I've already made it. I'll make others buy the watches to try to impress me. :rocks:

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'Cultured' is just a lame term to avoid calling it the 'my dick is bigger than yours' game.

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Shit, I shouldn't have drank all that cough syrup...maybe I'll go wake the kids...and play some night Jarts...where's that flashlight!?
I love the way the smoke rises off the barrel of my M4 as the CLP burns off after a few 30rnd magazines are emptied in a hurry...

Some folks would consider that "uncultured"... I'd consider it entertainment...
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I love the way the smoke rises off the barrel of my M4 as the CLP burns off after a few 30rnd magazines are emptied in a hurry...

Some folks would consider that "uncultured"... I'd consider it entertainment...
LOL.

Revlis you crack me up.

Oops...almost typed in "you crap me up".
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I love the way the smoke rises off the barrel of my M4 as the CLP burns off after a few 30rnd magazines are emptied in a hurry...

Some folks would consider that "uncultured"... I'd consider it entertainment...
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LOL.

Revlis you crack me up.

Oops...almost typed in "you crap me up".

Did I forget to mention I may well be wearing a Rolex Daytona "OR" a Casio GW1200BA. Will wearing the Casio make me less cultured? Is anyone going to tell the guy with the rifle he's "uncultured"...

What about when I am wearing the Daytona with jeans and Doc Martins, does that make me cultured? While Shooting?

Crap Me up? That's what I did earlier today with a project I was working on... Crapped it up... Left work and said to hell with it. Grabbed a Triumph Tiger 1050 demo off the floor and went for a long ride...
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watches are for wage slaves that need to get to work on time.

The truly wealthy don't wear watches - I don't need to know what time it is because the universe revolves around me.
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yea same here ! hehe...it's so simple, i really love it.

i've also added breitling to my list...i tried on a superocean steelfish (brushed w/ pearl-white face) ... really solid, attractive design.
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i say go with a Omega Speedmaster Professional, you get the brand name of Omega, but you get the same look of the Tag Heuer Carrera

I've had my Omega Speedmaster for 3 years now and I love it, i use it for all occasions, work, play, DRIVE!
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Bullshit! Every Half brained toolshed out there that is dying to look like more than middle management fodder will max out a freaking discover card to buy a damn Rolex and pair of Jeffrey West Shoes because they read somewhere that they are "The Best".

Has little or nothing to do with culture anymore, so much as a desire to appear cultured. A wish for class if you will.

Besides, look at all the moronic rap stars out there... "Iced" Rolex, Patek Phillipe, etc and watch "Cribs" and you'll see that The Watch shoe thing certainly no longer applies when these scumbags are in possession of hundreds and thousands of dollars worth of bespoke shoes, and high end watches with no idea of their history, importance, value, or significance. It's part of the American tragedy, Generations of fools believing you can buy class or respect...

Now, you do not know if someone is cultured until they open their mouths... Even then, it comes down to a pretty arbitrary set of assumptions, or requirements you have in mind for what makes a person cultured.
True.. Tons of people are living beyond their means now a'days. Maxing out credit cards, making payments on several cars and a house.. While having little to no money to spend on other things. All just to fit the image of someone who is wealthy.

I will never use credit. (Even though our world seems to be based on it now)
I refuse, and will always pay the full amount up front.

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Two items you can tell whether a man is cultured or not:
  • His watche(s);
  • His pair(s) of shoes.
wrong.
correct answers are:
1. the books in his library
2. passport, places traveled
3. manner of communicating

the only things a pair of shoes and a wristwatch tell you about someone is where they like to shop and the magazines they like to read.

on topic - i own a '68 omega constellation. stainless w/ black leather band.
it was a gift from my grandfather to my dad, and now to me. i don't know what the dollar value is; i consider it priceless.
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I love stirring up controversies, it makes this forum a good platform for debate.

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wrong.
correct answers are:
1. the books in his library
2. passport, places traveled
3. manner of communicating

the only things a pair of shoes and a wristwatch tell you about someone is where they like to shop and the magazines they like to read.

on topic - i own a '68 omega constellation. stainless w/ black leather band.
it was a gift from my grandfather to my dad, and now to me. i don't know what the dollar value is; i consider it priceless.
Unfortunately, it may not be possible to have access to someone else's library and his/her passport.

In term of communicating, there are always great sales person out there who are good "actors".

'68 Omega Constellation is a good watch, it tells us on this forum you value vintage and tradition.

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Bullshit! Every Half brained toolshed out there that is dying to look like more than middle management fodder will max out a freaking discover card to buy a damn Rolex and pair of Jeffrey West Shoes because they read somewhere that they are "The Best".

Has little or nothing to do with culture anymore, so much as a desire to appear cultured. A wish for class if you will.

Besides, look at all the moronic rap stars out there... "Iced" Rolex, Patek Phillipe, etc and watch "Cribs" and you'll see that The Watch shoe thing certainly no longer applies when these scumbags are in possession of hundreds and thousands of dollars worth of bespoke shoes, and high end watches with no idea of their history, importance, value, or significance. It's part of the American tragedy, Generations of fools believing you can buy class or respect...

Now, you do not know if someone is cultured until they open their mouths... Even then, it comes down to a pretty arbitrary set of assumptions, or requirements you have in mind for what makes a person cultured.
True, besides celebrtities, who sell their bodies for sponsorships from head to toe, I have yet to meet someone who is willing to spend his/her hard-earn money on these two "low key" items, which does not stand out like your houses, cars, private jets, yachts, motocylces, or suits, would otherwise contradict what I have observed.

The next time you know someone well, not a celebrity, that fits into this category, let us know if this is not true.
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True.. Tons of people are living beyond their means now a'days. Maxing out credit cards, making payments on several cars and a house.. While having little to no money to spend on other things. All just to fit the image of someone who is wealthy.

I will never use credit. (Even though our world seems to be based on it now)
I refuse, and will always pay the full amount up front.

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I see it a lot, I have a friend that combined with his wife make well over $4-500k a year. You'd think that everything is peachy, no way they could be struggling along...

BUT

They are over extended, 2 kids, Fancy Cars, HUGE Mc Mansion, a Cabin in the woods, and they are near penniless... THIS IS WHAT SCARES THE HELL OUTTA ME... I could handle the fear accompanied by having little income and lots of debt, but could you imagine the terror of having a substantial income and being in over your head??? THAT scares the hell outta me...

I dunno what these two are going to do, but when they started opting out of our weekly Sushi outings to save money... I was a little Concerned.


The wife and I do not make No Mortgage, or No Car payment Money yet. We'd rather keep our liquid assets liquid and make payments on the cars, but by god we're careful of watching the bottom line and making sure we never get in too deep. Besides, our history tends to be one of "Hey Lets Move to...." and two months later being there, so it's best to travel light.
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