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    Advise Needed: IWC Portofino Automatic Vs Baume & Mercier Clifton Complete Calender

    Hi Everyone. I am new to this forum and need some advise.

    I am looking for a dress watch and I have a budget around $4-4.5k. I have narrowed the selection down to the 2 watches and need some opinions.

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    Re: Advise Needed: IWC Portofino Automatic Vs Baume & Mercier Clifton Complete Calender

    As always, I go with the one that sings more to me personally, as any watch north of 1k is more an emotional than functional purchase. IWC tends to be more popular than B&M on the forum, and the Portofino is definitely a traditional dress watch to a tee, and would be the more conservative/proper choice. That B&M looks much better to me though, love the moon phase aspect on it. It has more personality. Everyone has their own opinion but I couldn't help but to think I could find a quality automatic very similar to the Portofino well under 1k. The IWC will probably have better resale value but I do not care about resale value.

    Also, welcome to the forum and, in the future, always post pictures.

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    Re: Advise Needed: IWC Portofino Automatic Vs Baume & Mercier Clifton Complete Calender

    I am not an IWC fan but here it is more pleasing to my eyes.

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    I don't think your gonna find many BnM fans here. Although I like some of their dress pieces IWC is on a different level.
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    Re: Advise Needed: IWC Portofino Automatic Vs Baume & Mercier Clifton Complete Calender

    I'm not seeing any pictures...Must be my computer....
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    Re: Advise Needed: IWC Portofino Automatic Vs Baume & Mercier Clifton Complete Calender

    Quote Originally Posted by Greek Trojan View Post
    As always, I go with the one that sings more to me personally, as any watch north of 1k is more an emotional than functional purchase. IWC tends to be more popular than B&M on the forum, and the Portofino is definitely a traditional dress watch to a tee, and would be the more conservative/proper choice. That B&M looks much better to me though, love the moon phase aspect on it. It has more personality. Everyone has their own opinion but I couldn't help but to think I could find a quality automatic very similar to the Portofino well under 1k. The IWC will probably have better resale value but I do not care about resale value.

    Also, welcome to the forum and, in the future, always post pictures.
    +1

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    Re: Advise Needed: IWC Portofino Automatic Vs Baume & Mercier Clifton Complete Calender

    Saw the B&M a couple of weeks ago, ...top of my wishlist...

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    Re: Advise Needed: IWC Portofino Automatic Vs Baume & Mercier Clifton Complete Calender

    They are both nice watches.. but I'd get the Portofino on mesh bracelet.

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    Re: Advise Needed: IWC Portofino Automatic Vs Baume & Mercier Clifton Complete Calender

    OP, welcome to the forum! We need pics. As some have alluded to IWC is considered a tier above B&M, but that shouldn't be the deciding factor.

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    Re: Advise Needed: IWC Portofino Automatic Vs Baume & Mercier Clifton Complete Calender

    Quote Originally Posted by Shane94116 View Post
    OP, welcome to the forum! We need pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shane94116 View Post
    As some have alluded to IWC is considered a tier above B&M, but that shouldn't be the deciding factor.
    2 tiers, isn't it?

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