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    A good friend is considering a Dunhill watch, are they worth the price?

    A good friend of mine has seen Dunhill, Rolex watches etc... and says that if every he is to buy a Luxury watch, he'll get the Dunhill.
    They are at least $7000.
    I didn't even know that Dunhill made watches till then. I thought that Dunhill only made cigarettes, my bad.

    Anyone have any idea if they are worth their price?
    On their web site it says that they use Jaeger-LeCoultre calibres...
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    Re: A good friend is considering a Dunhill watch, are they worth the price?

    Dunhill have always marketed a number of high quality, luxury items.
    However, if I was buying a watch with a Jaeger-LeCoultre movement I would buy a Jaeger-LeCoultre, not a Dunhill.
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    I didn't know they made watches either. First time I've heard them mentioned on this site.
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    Re: A good friend is considering a Dunhill watch, are they worth the price?

    Gee. Rolex, who make watches, or Cigarette company, with (to be fair fabulous JLC movement) who does not make watches. Not even close, let alone discounting all the "other" luxury brands including JLC, Blancpain, IWC, Breitling, Bremont, UN, etc...

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    Re: A good friend is considering a Dunhill watch, are they worth the price?

    That's about my feeling too. I'd actually recomend him a Glashutte Orginal or a Nomos over the Dunhill but I knew nothing about the timepiece.
    Another reason why they may not be better known is that they are almost always limited edition. I am even starting to think that JLC are making the watches for Dunhill not only the mvt.

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    Re: A good friend is considering a Dunhill watch, are they worth the price?

    MontBlanc is a pen company that makes decent watches, or successfully sources them. If Dunhill's watches are half as good as its lighters then they are better than many proprietary brands. I have one lighter with a small clock built into it, don't know the maker of the timepiece, but it still works.

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    Re: A good friend is considering a Dunhill watch, are they worth the price?

    Anything novel about Dunhill watches? Strap that smells like nicotine, hands that look like cigarettes, smoke break timer?
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    Re: A good friend is considering a Dunhill watch, are they worth the price?

    You guys realize that Dunhill has been making luxury goods and accessories much longer than cigarettes. They we supposedly making clocks for cars in 1903.
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    Re: A good friend is considering a Dunhill watch, are they worth the price?

    Alfred Dunhill is very similar to Cartier. Design of the highest level.

    Which Dunhill watch does your friend want? I personally would buy the Art deco square one if they came in Stainless steel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Outlawyer View Post
    MontBlanc is a pen company that makes decent watches, or successfully sources them. If Dunhill's watches are half as good as its lighters then they are better than many proprietary brands. I have one lighter with a small clock built into it, don't know the maker of the timepiece, but it still works.
    Not to hijack, but montblanc has actually made huge strides in the last 10 years or so. I think they may even have an in house movement now (or are almost finished building one).

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