Quantcast

wedding gift from mom. a watch. help me decide.

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by ALEXIS_DH, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. ALEXIS_DH

    ALEXIS_DH Tirelessly Awesome

    Rep/Likes:
    19 / 108
    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2003
    Messages:
    5,286
    Location:
    Lima, Peru, Peru
    so, my catholic wedding is in a few weeks.

    last weekend my mom asked me "have you thought about what would you like to receive as a wedding present, for yourself" (as in, not like a washer/dryer for the house).

    i said "anything you give me will be great, mom".
    so my mom told me how my dad got a pretty kickass watch when they got married, and that she thought it would make a great present for me too.

    she said, considering how i always liked my dad´s ss daytona, she thought of 2 stainless steel sports watch i might like.

    she said she has thuoght about a steel rolex submariner or a omega speedmaster (i like the white face with black small dials, but i dont know if i can find one )
    she asked which one i´d prefer, or if i liked another. i also like iwc.


    submariner. there is also a nylon strap (nato style) available which is pretty sweet.


    speedmaster. i like this combination, although am not sure they still make this one.

    i also like iwc, though not sports watches.

    the portuguese (one of the least expensive versions, sans complications)


    and the portofino.

    picks? suggestions?
     
    #1 -   Aug 6, 2012

    Please register to disable this ad.

  2. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

    Rep/Likes:
    62 / 485
    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2008
    Messages:
    24,856
    Location:
    Im over here now
    never liked Rolex's. still in love with my Tag's and Oakley watches

    are you looking for a chronograph or a "simple"watch?
    have you looked at the Tag Carrera or F1?
     
    #2 -   Aug 6, 2012
  3. ALEXIS_DH

    ALEXIS_DH Tirelessly Awesome

    Rep/Likes:
    19 / 108
    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2003
    Messages:
    5,286
    Location:
    Lima, Peru, Peru
    i do not "need" a chrono really. my current watch has a chrono but i almost never use it.
    but boy, they do look nice.

    i have actually tried on the carrera in a duty free shop while waiting for a flight a few weeks ago. its pretty, but tag heuer has something of a bad association in peru. (its kinda of a douchebag´s watch).
    am thinking i´d like to get something i could give to my kids in 20 years or something... i dont know if a tag heuer is a brand that will last a lot.

    in tokyo, i tried a seiko ananta (only available in japan) and it was one of the most awesome diver-watch ever, seriously, better finished and felt better built than a submariner. although its a freaking seiko.
     
    #3 -   Aug 6, 2012
  4. Nick

    Nick My name is Nick

    Rep/Likes:
    295 / 2,488
    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2001
    Messages:
    13,717
    Location:
    behind you, don't wait up.
    I really don't like chronos either. I do own a TAG and like it for an every day watch.

    If I was able to ask for a gift and $ wasn't an issue, I'd want a Chronoswiss Grand Regulateur.
     
    #4 -   Aug 6, 2012
  5. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

    Rep/Likes:
    62 / 485
    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2008
    Messages:
    24,856
    Location:
    Im over here now
    yeah, i prefer chronos myself too. my two Tag's arent and i tend to wear my chrono Oakley GMT watch more then anything.

    i dont think you have a problem with Tag's lasting. mine are over 15 years old and are still working great.its not like they are cheaply made watches. i guess if they have a bad rap in your country that would sway some people but i personally could give two sh!ts what people think about whats on my wrist.
     
    #5 -   Aug 6, 2012
  6. johnbryanpeters

    Rep/Likes:
    244 / 2,676
    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2001
    Messages:
    24,897
    Location:
    Making moss sad in New Haven, Vermont
    G-Shock, screw the bling.
     
    #6 -   Aug 6, 2012
  7. DirtMcGirk

    DirtMcGirk <b>WAY</b> Dumber than N8 (to the power of ten alm

    Rep/Likes:
    1 / 0
    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2008
    Messages:
    6,463
    Location:
    Oz
    I've had a Tag Professional for 15 years. Worn it pretty much every day of those 15 years. Its survived two deployments, two motorcycle crashes where it met pavement, a few fist fights where I'd forgotten to take it off before, and my ex-wife throwing it at me at full speed when I noticed she was trying to keep it for her new boyfriend and I caught her ass on it.

    All and all, a grand watch.
     
    #7 -   Aug 6, 2012
  8. UiUiUiUi

    UiUiUiUi Turbo Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    6 / 0
    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2003
    Messages:
    1,385
    Location:
    Berlin, Germany
    #8 -   Aug 6, 2012
  9. CBJ

    CBJ Turbo Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    92 / 1,180
    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2002
    Messages:
    10,860
    Location:
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Not sure of the budget but Piaget make some amazing watches - www.piaget.com
     
    #9 -   Aug 6, 2012
  10. CrabJoe StretchPants

    CrabJoe StretchPants Reincarnated Crab Walking Head Spinning Bruce Dick

    Rep/Likes:
    89 / 421
    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2003
    Messages:
    11,763
    Location:
    Groton, MA
    I love my Citizen Skyhawk AT.......not really in the same family as those though.
     
  11. ALEXIS_DH

    ALEXIS_DH Tirelessly Awesome

    Rep/Likes:
    19 / 108
    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2003
    Messages:
    5,286
    Location:
    Lima, Peru, Peru
    thanks.
    some of those rings are awesome. i will visit my piaget dealer this week, as am still shopping around for wedding bands.
     
  12. Serial Midget

    Serial Midget Al Bundy

    Rep/Likes:
    130 / 1,353
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2002
    Messages:
    12,736
    Location:
    Fort of Rio Grande
    Conspicous consumpion never goes out of stlye, pick the one that will give you the best ego boost.
     
  13. Da Peach

    Da Peach Outwitted by a rodent

    Rep/Likes:
    118 / 1,315
    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2002
    Messages:
    12,362
    Location:
    North Van
    How about a nice backpack?

     
  14. Serial Midget

    Serial Midget Al Bundy

    Rep/Likes:
    130 / 1,353
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2002
    Messages:
    12,736
    Location:
    Fort of Rio Grande


    Cash money!
     
  15. ALEXIS_DH

    ALEXIS_DH Tirelessly Awesome

    Rep/Likes:
    19 / 108
    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2003
    Messages:
    5,286
    Location:
    Lima, Peru, Peru
    says the guy with a multi-thousand dollar bicycle.

    am actually fairly middle-class. its my mom, who has some coins, though.
     
    #15 -   Aug 6, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2012
  16. ALEXIS_DH

    ALEXIS_DH Tirelessly Awesome

    Rep/Likes:
    19 / 108
    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2003
    Messages:
    5,286
    Location:
    Lima, Peru, Peru
    btw, check out the sweet invitations.
     
  17. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

    Rep/Likes:
    62 / 485
    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2008
    Messages:
    24,856
    Location:
    Im over here now
    is she single? :brows:
    i kid i kid.










    but seriously....
     
  18. CBJ

    CBJ Turbo Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    92 / 1,180
    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2002
    Messages:
    10,860
    Location:
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    I am actually going by their US HQ tomorrow. I really like the their Polo watch.
     
  19. DirtMcGirk

    DirtMcGirk <b>WAY</b> Dumber than N8 (to the power of ten alm

    Rep/Likes:
    1 / 0
    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2008
    Messages:
    6,463
    Location:
    Oz
    Wait, why isn't that in Engrish?
     
  20. Silver

    Silver find me a tampon

    Rep/Likes:
    10 / 0
    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2002
    Messages:
    10,934
    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    They are bling for frat boys. Like PBR is hipster beer and not construction worker beer.

    You gotta go Timex to slum it.
     
  21. stevew

    stevew unique white person

    Rep/Likes:
    249 / 2,353
    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2001
    Messages:
    31,483
    since the cell phone...haven't worn a watch.
     
  22. Westy

    Westy the teste

    Rep/Likes:
    443 / 2,834
    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2002
    Messages:
    36,153
    Location:
    Sleazattle
     
  23. ALEXIS_DH

    ALEXIS_DH Tirelessly Awesome

    Rep/Likes:
    19 / 108
    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2003
    Messages:
    5,286
    Location:
    Lima, Peru, Peru
    to be honest, the best (as in practical) watch i´ve ever had was a $12 rubber watch i bought at a dutyfree shop in Lima, just before boarding a plane, when i noticed i had forgotten my watch at home.

    the watch kept time flawlessly, kept time, day and date, had a chrono, was very easy to set (very useful, as i had to switch timezones like 3 times in a week), had an loud alarm clock (extraordinarily useful), had a light, had a rubber strap (very comfortable), was light and weatherproof.
    seriously, best timekeeping device ever.
     
  24. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

    Rep/Likes:
    7 / 4
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2004
    Messages:
    13,983
    People still buy and wear watches? Weird.
     
  25. Quo Fan

    Quo Fan don't make me kick your ass

    Rep/Likes:
    38 / 36
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2006
    Messages:
    5,959
    Location:
    Here. I'm just not sure where "here" is.
    I wear a Timex Ironman with a velcro strap. Seriously, the best watches I've owned and they keep good time.
     
  26. BMCarter

    BMCarter Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2007
    Messages:
    299
    Location:
    Santa Barbara
    You can't go wrong with the Daytona. I've always liked the Omega Seamaster too. Very classy, works great with a suit, yet still works when you are wearing jeans and a t-shirt.

    I would love to have enough cash to have a variety of leather band watches to wear with a suit, but it's just too much to have laying around. A stainless band is much more versatile, leather band looks odd when you try to dress down and wear one. As an only watch, I would never go leather band. When I add to the collection, leather band will be the only option.

    My parents gave me a Tag Aquaracer when I graduated college. Never wore it for the first couple years, but now that I'm not a shop rat anymore I wear it everyday. Would feel naked without it now.
     
  27. bean

    bean Turbo Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    4 / 0
    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2004
    Messages:
    1,354
    Location:
    Boulder
    I like diver's watches. They really do work with just about any clothing for any occasion. The Omega Seamaster happens to be one of my favorites so it would be near the top of my list.

    For something a little different, how about a Panerai or Patek Phillipe Nautilus?
     
  28. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

    Rep/Likes:
    7 / 4
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2004
    Messages:
    13,983
    This thread is good for outing all the metrosexuals.

    "works great with a suit, yet still works when you are wearing jeans and a t-shirt"


    What is this, Marie Claire magazine?
     
  29. bean

    bean Turbo Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    4 / 0
    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2004
    Messages:
    1,354
    Location:
    Boulder
    This is a Seiko Diver (SKX007) on a leather Di Modell Chronissimo strap. It's the only watch I have to wear daily. It's a diver so it still dresses down just fine. I think this particular leather band is more versatile than the metal bracelet or rubber bands that most divers come with.

     
  30. worship_mud

    worship_mud Turbo Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    3 / 2
    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2006
    Messages:
    1,475
    my dad has a portuguese, a very impressive watch, very big, too. i got a omega seamaster aquy terra for my 30th BD but i actually never wear it, exept for when i have to put my suit on...
    otherwise i use something like this:



    :D
     
  31. ICEBALL585

    ICEBALL585 Bacontard

    Rep/Likes:
    82 / 686
    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2009
    Messages:
    6,249
    Location:
    .:585:.
    Always wanted one of these.

     
  32. MarkDH

    MarkDH Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2004
    Messages:
    351
    Location:
    Scotland
    I love a bit of watch porn. If you were to get either of the two below I'd be pretty jealous.

    Bremont Supermarine



    Omega Seamaster Super Ocean Chrono

     
  33. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

    Rep/Likes:
    83 / 361
    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2002
    Messages:
    21,640
    Location:
    NC
    I only have one watch, but I'm not sure why basic awareness that some things don't go together constitutes a meterosexual. Do you wear dress shoes with shorts? A t-shirt with suit pants?

    So why is it a surprise that a $14 rubber-and-plastic watch might look funny with a suit? I mean, nobody here is arguing about the texture of their pocket square :D

    Anyway, I always liked the titanium Omega Seamaster watches. Simple. I think I'd be terrified to wear it anywhere, though.

    I can't afford to indulge such an expensive hobby but something about nice watches really appeals to me. Precision engineered machines, inside such nicely machined cases, often with exotic materials... If I ever had f**k-you money, I'd probably own a bunch.
     
  34. Mo(n)arch

    Mo(n)arch Turbo Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    116 / 1,053
    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2010
    Messages:
    4,126
    Location:
    Italy/south Tyrol
    Try to look at it as an investment. Get a watch that doesn't get cheaper in time.
    Look at limited editions with technical and optical details others don't have.
    Do some research before telling your mom to pull the trigger.

     
  35. Sandwich

    Sandwich Pig my fish!
    Staff Member

    Rep/Likes:
    68 / 829
    Joined:
    May 23, 2002
    Messages:
    15,594
    Location:
    01776
    I really like either of the last two. My wife got me a leather watch, just a Fossil semi-skeleton, but I LOVE it and have gotten multiple comments on it. I used to have a titanium cheapie that I liked but I much prefer the casual/dressy option of the leather.

    My personal favorite is Vacheron Constantin, but I can't afford one. Someday, maybe. I also like bell+ross, but I really don't like the OMG LARGE FACE style that's in right now. I can virtually promise you that those will be ugly as sin in 10 years.

    This is what I have:


    With all the money in the world:
     
  36. Brian HCM#1

    Brian HCM#1 MMMMMMMMM BEER!!!!!!!!!!

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 12
    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2001
    Messages:
    31,214
    Location:
    Bay Area, California
    I'd go with the Rolex
     
  37. Kevin

    Kevin Turbo Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    76 / 376
    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2004
    Messages:
    3,990
    Location:
    In Holland sticking my finger in a dike...
     
  38. jacksonpt

    jacksonpt Turbo Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2002
    Messages:
    6,767
    Location:
    Vestal, NY
    FWIW...

    I have 2 Tags that I love.
    I have a Baume that I love.
    I have 2 Swiss Armys that I love, especially considering the relatively low price.
    I have a Tissot, it's ok.
    I have a Raymond Weil which is nice, but I don't wear it enough to really comment on durability.
    I have a Movado which is ok.
    I have Gucci which is ok.

    Never been a rolex fan, but the submariner is a pretty classic watch.

    I'd love a patek philippe some day.
     
  39. insanitylevel9

    insanitylevel9 triple nubby

    Rep/Likes:
    8 / 5
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2011
    Messages:
    2,032
    Location:
    hopkinton ma
    my dad collects watches has a few rolexs and what not and they are very touchy watches and very expensive to fix.... and you now know what i know about watches.
     
  40. rockofullr

    rockofullr confused

    Rep/Likes:
    115 / 835
    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2009
    Messages:
    7,304
    Location:
    East Bay, Cali
    It's man jewelry.