View Full Version : 14 Stunning Timepieces From The Greatest Watch Show On Earth

CR Williams
05-09-2013, 07:20 AM
That's what the headline says, anyway:


Some great-looking watches here.

Gabriel Suarez
05-09-2013, 09:35 AM

Hmmm....just the thing to go with the new company Tahoes

05-09-2013, 09:39 AM
Omega hasn't done much to the classic design of the Speedmaster, except give it a gorgeous murdered-out finish aptly named the 'Dark Side of the Moon'. It's the perfect accessory for the murdered-out SUV in your driveway.


05-09-2013, 09:55 AM
Such nice watches. Glad to see such artwork.

Boards don't punch back.

Jon Payne
05-09-2013, 10:20 AM
Only the Omega and Arnold & Son caught my attention.

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05-09-2013, 12:06 PM
The Omega was the stand-out in that crowd, at least to my eyes.

Though, from a technical POV, I will admit to being more interested in the Citizen. I spend a lot of time overseas; a watch that never needs a battery and automatically sets itself to local time anywhere in the world might be handy.


05-09-2013, 01:18 PM
Being a dyed in the wool "TAG" user,and having a couple for a few decades now, that new TAG looks pretty tempting!!

Thanks Guys! (CR in particular!!) :drooling:
Going to "reach out" to my fine accessories source!

05-09-2013, 03:16 PM
I'm a TAG fan as well. Been wearing them for the last 15 yrs. But I have to say that Omega is the bees knees!

05-09-2013, 07:19 PM
I had a 1960s SpeedMaster (Moon Watch). I sold it--seemed like a good idea at the time--huge regret now

05-09-2013, 07:39 PM

Hmmm....just the thing to go with the new company Tahoes

Hilarious. That was the only watch if the bunch I cared for in the least. Head and shoulders above the others.

This post led to some high end watch research and yep, I am an Omega guy. Speedmaster sub niche.

Sadly, my 20 yo Timex Ironman keeps better time and works better as a chrono.

These high end watches are blingy man jewelry that happen to tell time. Absolutely luxury items.

05-09-2013, 07:40 PM
I had a 1960s SpeedMaster (Moon Watch). I sold it--seemed like a good idea at the time--huge regret now

That one is my favorite.

Jon Payne
05-09-2013, 09:11 PM
This has really caught my eye. A little more subdued than my other pieces, but classy.http://www.baume-et-mercier.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/gallery_collection/products/Baume-et-Mercier-Classima-8731.png

05-10-2013, 07:30 PM
A couple months ago I started playing with pocket watches for daily use. At first it was a "this might be cool--on occasion" thing; but its kinda stuck. I made a few mistakes along the way. Quality really is important--flash is NOT. My favorites are the larger ones (65mm). You can actually hear them ticking.

I have ones thats engraved..."Till Burnam Wood Comes To Dunsane". There was somebody you probably wouldnt wanted to "F" with...



05-11-2013, 09:44 AM
I think the Omega wins there hands-down.

CR Williams
05-17-2013, 07:46 AM

05-17-2013, 08:46 AM
Prior to shipping out to Viet Nam in 1968 I queried a friend of my fathers who was a jeweler about what he suggested I take with me as far as a timepiece. Without hesitation he said a Rolex Submariner. This was interesting because my father took a Rolex bubbleback to the south Pacific during WWII. Needless to say I bought the Submariner for I believe $250/300 which was expensive at that time. Great watch though. Here's the last one I purchased for considerably more.

05-17-2013, 02:42 PM
I ventured back to Viet Nam a few years ago and noticed quite a few older Rolex watches on the wrist of older (my age) former soldiers. I've wondered how many were taken off killed or captured GIs.

05-17-2013, 03:54 PM
That Speedmaster in the ceramic case looks great, and has a very interesting movement in it.

I must drop hints about Father's Day methinks.

http://www.omegawatches.com/fileadmin/images/uploads/cache/500x500/BASELWORLD2013_speedmaster_moonwatch_black_ceramic _2.jpg