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    Best Watch to buy south of $5k

    Hello to all amazing forum members,

    First post here after days of reading all over but not systematically.

    I am soon to buy my first watch and wish to make it special, hence the 5k budget (give or take 10%).

    So far I have narrowed my "eye-candy" to


    • TAG Heuer Carrera Automatic Chrono Day-Date CV2A11.FC6235
    • EBEL Classic Hexagon GMT
    • strangely enough, a Victorinox Ambassador Chrono SKU 241150


    I hope the above 3 pointers will give you idea of my visual taste and allow you to help me picking my first time piece.

    To confirm, I am more than comfortable to go high as $5k but require expert guidance beyond shop clerks who go as far as "this looks good on you"

    Thank you all for any pointers and advice. :thanks

    EDIT: Forgot to mention that my all-time fav piece is the TAG Carrera 360 Limited Edition but it is WAY out of my price range
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    Re: Best Watch to buy south of $5k

    First of all: Welcome to Watchuseek.

    Post moved. Inquiries wasn't the right place.
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    Re: Best Watch to buy south of $5k

    this likely won't be a popular suggestion in these here parts, but i'd tell you to get a rolex. it's a horologically significant brand and safe bet for a first purchase. the pluses: decent resale, excellent after sales service, very accurate for a mechanical watch, very reliable and durable, timeless aesthetics, a true manufacture with an uninterrupted and horologically significant history, cache. you get it all with a rolex! the minuses: you will often be asked (usually by strangers) if it's real, there are haters out there.
    Last edited by Ananda; April 3rd, 2010 at 23:48.
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    Re: Best Watch to buy south of $5k

    If I were to get a watch and my budget is $5k, a Tag is a brand I wouldn't consider at that pricepoint. I'd be considering Rolex, Panerai, Omega, IWC.

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    Re: Best Watch to buy south of $5k

    A JLC Master Control Ultra Thin. You'd be hard pressed to find a finer watch available for less than $5000.


    A review of this fine watch -
    http://www.thepurists.com/watch/feat...chw/index.html
    Another one by Walt Odets -
    http://www.timezone.com/library/horo...horologium0028
    Last edited by v76; April 4th, 2010 at 02:29.
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    Re: Best Watch to buy south of $5k

    Yep, but it's 5995 USD and it's small by todays watches at 33.4mm.
    Quote Originally Posted by v76 View Post
    A JLC Master Control Ultra Thin. You'd be hard pressed to find a finer watch available for less than $5000.


    A review of this fine watch -
    http://www.thepurists.com/watch/feat...chw/index.html
    Another one by Walt Odets -
    http://www.timezone.com/library/horo...horologium0028

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    Re: Best Watch to buy south of $5k

    Zenith Class Elite









    Eterna Kontiki GMT



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    Re: Best Watch to buy south of $5k

    Omega Planet Ocean 45mm

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    Re: Best Watch to buy south of $5k

    Quote Originally Posted by Faith and Grace View Post
    Omega Planet Ocean 45mm
    I second that motion!
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    Re: Best Watch to buy south of $5k

    8 replies and nobody's mentioned the Speedmaster? That's gotta be close to a record.

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