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(Hodinkee)   The rich are different than you and me. Case in point, the article "Why I bought the Patek Philippe 5396G Limited Edition for Tiffany & Co.," by John Mayer   (hodinkee.com) divider line 101
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2012-12-19 03:13:25 PM
i guess everyone needs a hobby.
 
2012-12-19 03:32:28 PM
If I had the money I'd want one of the Patek grand complication watches.
 
2012-12-19 03:43:47 PM
He must be auditioning for Emerson Lake and Palmer Powell Palmer.
 
2012-12-19 04:47:49 PM
That doesn't make him different, it just means he has more money with which to do the same things as the rest of us.  He just bought a watch.  I bought one the other day.  The only difference is price, not anything inherent in who we are as human beings.
 
Now, one thing that does make us different is that I didn't bother writing an article about mine.
 
 
/dnrtfa
 
2012-12-19 04:54:11 PM

Gig103: If I had the money I'd want one of the Patek grand complication watches.



i wouldn't say no to one of those or an a. lange & sohne.
 
2012-12-19 05:39:24 PM

snowjack: This one looks a lot nicer, if you ask me, and is less than $500:



gawd - that is an abomination! 
 
2012-12-19 05:41:30 PM

FlashHarry: i wouldn't say no to one of those or an a. lange & sohne.

 
Sohne's are my favorite.  On fact, I don't think there's a one of them I wouldn't wear on my wrist (if I could afford one).  Like a Lange 1 Tourbillon to start with. :)  
 
2012-12-19 05:42:05 PM
I'm just as happy with my old Burger King Nightmare Before Christmas wristwatches, thankyouverymuch.
 
2012-12-19 05:51:03 PM

North_Central_Positronics: FlashHarry: i wouldn't say no to one of those or an a. lange & sohne.
 
Sohne's are my favorite.  On fact, I don't think there's a one of them I wouldn't wear on my wrist (if I could afford one).  Like a Lange 1 Tourbillon to start with. :)



that's real purdy. for me, the ultimate dress watch is the patek hobnail calatrava. simple, elegant... and a bargain at < $25k!
 
2012-12-19 06:04:37 PM
I'd like to see how well it blends.
 
2012-12-19 06:35:55 PM

timujin: Now, one thing that does make us different is that I didn't bother writing an article about mine.


When we do it, it's called a blog-post. Those snobs.
 
2012-12-19 06:44:16 PM
Watch thread!

My daily wearer.
 
2012-12-19 06:46:13 PM

FlashHarry: i guess everyone needs a hobby.


Alice Cooper really likes expensive watches.

I love watches. I don't know why, I think it's because I like that something so utilitarian can be turned into a piece of art. Either way, If I could afford these watches, I would probably buy one.

/One...
 
2012-12-19 06:47:20 PM
Who the fark wears watches anymore?
 
2012-12-19 06:47:21 PM

snowjack: The only reason I can figure to spend upwards of $40,000 on a watch is to launder money or to transport it across borders without attracting attention.
 
This one looks a lot nicer, if you ask me, and is less than $500:
 
 
[www.uniquemechanics.com image 500x500]


Care to let us in on the secret of which watch that is?
 
2012-12-19 06:48:06 PM
paulidin.com
 
2012-12-19 06:48:38 PM
I'm still on my quest to find a good, classy, THIN watch. Seems like so many watches nowadays are getting beefier and beefier.
 
2012-12-19 06:49:15 PM

Flint Ironstag: Watch thread!

My daily wearer.


My daily wearer has to be tough, so I don't fark it up

Plus, I'm not rich... :-)
 
2012-12-19 06:50:04 PM

FlashHarry: Gig103: If I had the money I'd want one of the Patek grand complication watches.


i wouldn't say no to one of those or an a. lange & sohne.


This. I love Lange's. Apart from the price, anyway.
 
2012-12-19 06:51:22 PM

mrlewish: Who the fark wears watches anymore?


A lot of people who realize that wearing a watch is about a thousand times more efficient than dicking around with your stupid cell phone when you need to find out the time.
 
2012-12-19 06:52:39 PM
The geek in me likes this more:
 
i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-19 06:52:42 PM
Obvious tag must be busy wondering who buys watches nowadays to be used.
 
2012-12-19 06:57:00 PM
rocking and M-Auto by Lum-Tec today... nice autos under $1k
 
2012-12-19 06:57:43 PM
rocking an M-Auto by Lum-Tec today... nice autos under $1k
 
2012-12-19 06:59:59 PM

snowjack: The only reason I can figure to spend upwards of $40,000 on a watch is to launder money or to transport it across borders without attracting attention.
 
This one looks a lot nicer, if you ask me, and is less than $500:
 
 
[www.uniquemechanics.com image 500x500]


There's a world of difference between German design and Swiss manufacture. If you're dealing with fine craftsmanship, you can't save money by outsourcing. You're going to be paying more then the labour differential in quality control and re-orders. Your watch will last 5-10 years. His watch will last, if cared for, 5-10 generations.
 
2012-12-19 07:01:29 PM
I really think somebody needs to distribute copies of the Robb Report in unemployment offices throughout the country. I can think of no better way to jumpstart the class war that has been simmering in America for the past few decades. WWTDD?

/am wearing a Baume & Mercier Hampton
/it was a gift
 
2012-12-19 07:04:27 PM

snowjack: The only reason I can figure to spend upwards of $40,000 on a watch is to launder money or to transport it across borders without attracting attention.
 
This one looks a lot nicer, if you ask me, and is less than $500:
 
 


*snicker*
 
2012-12-19 07:07:38 PM
Maybe he needed to be at the gym in 26 minutes.


/A friend of mine used to say the Swiss invented the watch to keep track of slaves and that's why he wouldn't wear one, it was a shackle he said. This was before cell phones.
 
2012-12-19 07:15:00 PM
I've got a fake Patek that impresses nobody.

Most people have no idea what a Patek is, so they aren't impressed.
People who do know Pateks can call it out as a fake, so they're even less impressed.

I bought it on a lark, no big loss, just not as many giggles as I had hoped.

croesius: I'm still on my quest to find a good, classy, THIN watch. Seems like so many watches nowadays are getting beefier and beefier.


Skagen makes some nice ones, very reasonably priced.

On my wedding day, I wanted to wear a Bulova my wife gave me as an engagement gift, but it was too bulky to wear with my tuxedo. So I wore this instead:

i555.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-19 07:18:43 PM

Mikey1969: Flint Ironstag: Watch thread!

My daily wearer.

My daily wearer has to be tough, so I don't fark it up

Plus, I'm not rich... :-)


Be sure to buy a replacement band or two for it now. I've got a Casio Waveceptor whose band is being held together with duct tape and wire because you can't get a replacement band.
Next watch: Citizen.
 
2012-12-19 07:19:06 PM
Bah, for 40K you can buy an actual atomic clock and strap it to yourself.

www.leapsecond.com
 
2012-12-19 07:20:10 PM
On my wrist for the past 15 years:
www.eora.it
 
2012-12-19 07:28:38 PM
www.chipdesignmag.com
 
2012-12-19 07:30:24 PM

snowjack: The only reason I can figure to spend upwards of $40,000 on a watch is to launder money or to transport it across borders without attracting attention.
 
This one looks a lot nicer, if you ask me, and is less than $500:
 
 
[www.uniquemechanics.com image 500x500]


SRSLY? A fake tourbillon drive?
 
2012-12-19 07:34:35 PM

FlashHarry: Gig103: If I had the money I'd want one of the Patek grand complication watches.


i wouldn't say no to one of those or an a. lange & sohne.


Should auld acquaintence be forgot...
 
2012-12-19 07:35:50 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: I'm just as happy with my old Burger King Nightmare Before Christmas wristwatches, thankyouverymuch.


that's odd I just ran across two of mine while making room in the attic last week. still in the box/bubble wrap. no idea why i kept them, but there they were

/no you can't pop the bubble wrap
 
2012-12-19 07:39:18 PM

PainInTheASP: He must be auditioning for Emerson Lake and Palmer Powell Palmer.


That was the first thing I thought of. I had never heard of Patek Philippe until it was mentioned in the lyrics of that song.
 
2012-12-19 07:39:27 PM

Mikey1969: Flint Ironstag: Watch thread!

My daily wearer.

My daily wearer has to be tough, so I don't fark it up

Plus, I'm not rich... :-)


My daily wearer (for the last 12 years)

www.kikiwatch.com
 
2012-12-19 07:47:18 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: Bah, for 40K you can buy an actual atomic clock and strap it to yourself.

[www.leapsecond.com image 360x480]



I guess I'm amazed that they're that small now. I wonder how long until they get them to a point where they actually could serve as a personal timepiece, given that there's no real economies of scale or demand to drive new innovation?
 
2012-12-19 07:55:37 PM
No money for anything fancy. But would love to have money to buy some expensive watches.

Daily work watch:
i46.tinypic.com

Also got a silver G-shock, a Mickey Mouse, and some other one lost in my junk drawer.

/ only kids use phones as a timepieces
// real men wear watches
/// and carry handkerchiefs
 
2012-12-19 08:09:14 PM

Mikey1969: Flint Ironstag: Watch thread!

My daily wearer.

My daily wearer has to be tough, so I don't fark it up

Plus, I'm not rich... :-)


Yeah, that's the thing with copper. It is fairly soft. Not a watch to wear while working on the car or chopping wood. But it does look really cool.
 
2012-12-19 08:21:49 PM
If the watch is more than $25 its too much.
 
2012-12-19 08:26:45 PM

naugahyde monkey: that's odd I just ran across two of mine while making room in the attic last week. still in the box/bubble wrap. no idea why i kept them, but there they were


I prefer them to the McDonald's Jurassic Park watches, quite frankly.

naugahyde monkey: /no you can't pop the bubble wrap


Awwwwwwwwwww...
 
2012-12-19 08:27:08 PM

mrlewish: Who the fark wears watches anymore?


Anyone who knows how intricate a device they truly are.

Knowing the history behind how watches were first developed and how different cultures added in their own unique "touches" to the mechanical design is also pretty interesting (and amusing...).

/enjoys a good timepiece
 
2012-12-19 08:33:09 PM

meathome: mrlewish: Who the fark wears watches anymore?

Anyone who knows how intricate a device they truly are.

Knowing the history behind how watches were first developed and how different cultures added in their own unique "touches" to the mechanical design is also pretty interesting (and amusing...).

/enjoys a good timepiece


That.

Also people who understand that watches, wedding rings, and cufflinks are the only acceptable pieces of jewelery for a man to wear.
 
2012-12-19 08:44:25 PM

Snort: If the watch is more than $25 its too much.


Yeah, my $100 watch will outlast 10 $25 watches, plus it's water resistant to 200 meters, syncs with the atomic clock in Denver once a day and it's solar. On top of that, the watch is really only breakable if you hit the crystal with a hammer and has a 1/8 inch lip so the crystal doesn't scratch. I've been buying these watches for 25 years and have only bought new ones for new features.

But you're right, I could spend $25 every 4 months or so.
 
2012-12-19 08:48:27 PM
My daily:
coolmaterial.com

because wearing a cheap watch displays cheap breeding
 
2012-12-19 08:58:02 PM
I wear a Timex. Been ticking for 6yrs, paid less than 100$ for it, and when it breaks because I did something stupid, I won't worry about it.

This guy must never do anything stupid.

/at least not with his watch on
 
2012-12-19 08:58:50 PM

mrlewish: Who the fark wears watches anymore?


Me. A gold President for work, a stainless steel Oyster for weekends.

Shooting a French cuff and glancing at a piece of timekeeping art trumps you wrestling your latest iBauble out of your skinny jeans.
 
2012-12-19 08:59:03 PM
i561.photobucket.com
My Omega Seamaster with James Bond bracelet.  I've got a gold Cartier for when I wear gold/tan/brown.
 
I prefer bracelets to straps, but that's a damn fine Patek in the article.  If I were rich I'd want one.
 
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