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by JBZ
Thu May 24, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Rolex AD event - 2018 Basel content
Replies: 36
Views: 806

Re: Rolex AD event - 2018 Basel content

Of all the pictures posted, I really think the Rolex OP and JLC 40mm are best. Sometimes simple and classic is good. That said, since neither have a date, they'd be a no go for me (I swear if I ever buy another watch without a date function, I'm kicking my own ass). The bezel on the Breitling just l...
by JBZ
Wed May 23, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Responsibility
Replies: 55
Views: 1375

Re: Responsibility

No way.
by JBZ
Tue May 22, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Omega goes full Kanye
Replies: 15
Views: 614

Re: Omega goes full Kanye

I recently picked up a 2531.80 Seamaster (the Pierce Brosnan Bond version). It's a good looking, simple dive watch with a solid movement. It has some terrific features that show Omega was really into getting the details right. I am struck by how spot on they got the case size and shape. The wave dia...
by JBZ
Mon May 21, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: New Oris Aquis Date Brown and Green
Replies: 25
Views: 683

Re: New Oris Aquis Date Brown and Green

As a Rolex Sub fan, I really like the Oris (not sure about brown, but the green looks good). Good company making good, relatively affordable watches with their own design cues. I had a black dial TT1 diver for awhile - one of the nicest looking watches I've ever owned.
by JBZ
Fri May 04, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Def the worst of the SAS rip offs
Replies: 17
Views: 856

Re: Def the worst of the SAS rip offs

Specially processed gold lol Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk You have to admit it sounds better than "spray painted." If you don’t mind, could you do an intro post for us in the main forum. The natives get restless and someone will ask for nude pics of your significant other. Someone else will...
by JBZ
Thu May 03, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Def the worst of the SAS rip offs
Replies: 17
Views: 856

Re: Def the worst of the SAS rip offs

ericf4 wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 5:10 am
Specially processed gold lol

Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
You have to admit it sounds better than "spray painted."
by JBZ
Wed May 02, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: How do you guys delineate between an "Homage" vs. Copy/Ripoff?
Replies: 26
Views: 1132

Re: How do you guys delineate between an

^^^ +1 These make me want to punch the person who ripped off the design. Hate isn't a harsh enough word to describe my feeling about these. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180502/26a4e26492bc930ab17e7aad0eecc0f1.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180502/69e3226e9ea936b6901103de8977d5aa.jpg h...
by JBZ
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: 'rare' Domino's Rolex for auction
Replies: 38
Views: 1381

Re: 'rare' Domino's Rolex for auction

I just saw someone selling a NOS black eta BB for $8,000! why? Because “only 2500 were produced”! There has never been any evidence of that number. It’s just people making it up to sell shit. I took a long hiatus from the active collector lifestyle and I’m about ready for another one. I calculated ...
by JBZ
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: How do you guys delineate between an "Homage" vs. Copy/Ripoff?
Replies: 26
Views: 1132

Re: How do you guys delineate between an "Homage" vs. Copy/Ripoff?

I’m in pretty much the same camp. Steinhart’s vintage GMT is quite nice. Steinhart’s copy of the current GMT Master II is blech. And it’s not just price based. Modern redo of discontinued vintage is OK. Pretty much where I stand as well. I would buy their Explorer GMT version. I agree but, having p...
by JBZ
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: 'rare' Domino's Rolex for auction
Replies: 38
Views: 1381

Re: 'rare' Domino's Rolex for auction

I agree with what others have said - the rapid price increase on "garden variety" Rolex models has taken a lot of the fun out of this hobby. As little as 5 years ago (maybe even 3), you could get a common five digit Sub or GMT for under $6,000, and maybe even under $5,000. Around 7 years ago I purch...
by JBZ
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Rolex Sport model preowned pricing
Replies: 65
Views: 2232

Re: Rolex Sport model preowned pricing

I've always had good experiences with DavidSW. I've found his prices to be in line with what other GM dealers charge, and he's very responsive to my inquiries. In the few instances where I've thought his price was higher than market, I've just looked for the watch somewhere else. It's also true that...
by JBZ
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Rolex Sport model preowned pricing
Replies: 65
Views: 2232

Re: Rolex Sport model preowned pricing

The pre-owned Rolex market (both modern and vintage) has gone completely nuts. If I had known this was going to happen five years ago...
by JBZ
Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Basel Releases 2018
Replies: 664
Views: 21747

Re: Basel Releases 2018

Maybe they'll do a smaller case for the GMT in a year or two. Probably depends on how this one sells. :shrug:
by JBZ
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Basel Releases 2018
Replies: 664
Views: 21747

Re: Basel Releases 2018

No idea, just saw the pics and thought they looked cool. I'm assuming sub-1k unless it's a LE ? Someone in the uk said it’s more expensive than the last LE version. $2,500 as per Hodinkee. New movement, but it doesn't appear to be special in any way. https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/seiko-presage-...
by JBZ
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Basel Releases 2018
Replies: 664
Views: 21747

Re: Basel Releases 2018

jimyritz wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:25 am
BBK357 wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:25 pm
How much is the Tudor gmt ??

And how thick ?


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$3900 on bracelet.................
Yes, and about $3,500 on the strap. Supposedly standard 41mm black bay case.
by JBZ
Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Basel Releases 2018
Replies: 664
Views: 21747

Re: Basel Releases 2018

Not sure why Hamilton couldn't have done a simple date window on the regular sized autos like they did on the 50mm mechanical (and who's going to buy that, anyways?). The day/date makes the dial look really cramped.
by JBZ
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Basel Releases 2018
Replies: 664
Views: 21747

Re: Basel Releases 2018

rockmastermike wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:47 am
I can take or leave the new coronet between Swiss and Made - anyone know if this replaces the LEC? I hope not, I love the LEC
The new printed coronet is being brought to you by the Rolex Department of Redundancy Department.
by JBZ
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Basel Releases 2018
Replies: 664
Views: 21747

Re: Basel Releases 2018

Love what Tudor is doing, but it's absolutely a "stroll through the mall" type of watch, at least from what I've seen. More young folks in my area want Tudor than other established brands. Price is one factor, I'm sure. But style and marketing are a big part of it. It's definitely not just a WIS br...
by JBZ
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Basel Releases 2018
Replies: 664
Views: 21747

Re: Basel Releases 2018

Love what Tudor is doing, but it's absolutely a "stroll through the mall" type of watch, at least from what I've seen. More young folks in my area want Tudor than other established brands. Price is one factor, I'm sure. But style and marketing are a big part of it. It's definitely not just a WIS br...
by JBZ
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Basel Releases 2018
Replies: 664
Views: 21747

Re: Basel Releases 2018

Love what Tudor is doing, but it's absolutely a "stroll through the mall" type of watch, at least from what I've seen. More young folks in my area want Tudor than other established brands. Price is one factor, I'm sure. But style and marketing are a big part of it. It's definitely not just a WIS br...
by JBZ
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Basel Releases 2018
Replies: 664
Views: 21747

Re: Basel Releases 2018

First of all, Omega... :doh: I honestly think the Tudor BB GMT is the homerun of Basel so far. Especially with the way 5 digit GMT prices have been going in the past five years (I should have bought one back when they could be had for under $5,000). Demand for the Tudor should be high among the five...
by JBZ
Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:55 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Brice had a huge loss in his family
Replies: 128
Views: 3789

Re: Brice had a huge loss in his family

Haven't been hanging out here much lately, but I saw the news through Terry's Facebook post.

Brice, I'm so very sorry for you and the rest of your family. My thoughts are with you. May your daughter rest in peace.
by JBZ
Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:20 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: All the Presidents’ Watches
Replies: 28
Views: 731

Re: All the Presidents’ Watches

Our current President told me once, when he was just Senator Obama, that he wouldn't take the complimentary upgrade to First Class on United Airlines so that when he was speaking and campaigning he could say, "I've never even flown first class." Later on, as President, I reminded him of that commen...
by JBZ
Wed Jul 13, 2016 8:57 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: All the Presidents’ Watches
Replies: 28
Views: 731

Re: All the Presidents’ Watches

Hahaha, I love how Clinton wore his maid's Timex to make the Dems feel good and win poor votes and then after the charade was over he slapped on his JLC NSA. :lol: Don't think he was that wealthy before being president. Makes a shitload on books and speaking engagements now. Lots of modern presiden...
by JBZ
Wed Jul 13, 2016 7:07 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: I do NOT need this, but....
Replies: 128
Views: 2610

Re: I do NOT need this, but....

Not really feeling this one Mike.