Fell in love with cars when I was 0.. in love with watches when I was 30.. not quite sure why so late..
there are few things that define a mans style.. and the watch is one of them. You certainly don't want to be too overt - and you do want to research your prices and models.
I have 3 proper watches. Jaeger Le Coultre, Geographic, Panerai Luminor Marina 40mm, and Cartier roadster (only got it as a good deal). Cartier are mostly about the look rather than the movement.
I would say that Panerai and the Jaeger are definitely my favourite. Jaeger is the one of the top 3 watchmakers in the work. They make all of their rown components inside the watch. The only other watch makers able to boast this is Rolex, and Patek Phillipe. Arguably Vacheron Constantine are now making all their own components.. but only recently have they been doing that.
I am lucky as my wife works for Richemont, owner of Jaeger, Panerai, Vacheron, Cartier etc..
no.. she unfortunately works for a control freak of a boss .. funny as she was doing JLC and then got fed up with that boss and moved to IWC - just to find that instead of a boss who never cared for work, she has one who's sucha control freak she doesn't get to do any marketing at all just admin!
still she's resigned now as we are going to go family style!
Between my bro & yours truly:
1) AP Royal Oak Offshore Rubberclad RG
2) AP Maserati Millenary Dual Time RG
3) AP Royal Oak Offshore SS
4) Patek Philippe 3710
5) Patek Philippe 3712
6) Rolex Day Date YG
7) Rolex Day Date Platinum w/ Baguette Diamonds on bezel
8) Rolex Daytona YG w/black chrono
9) IWC Perpetual Calendar PG
10) Hublot Classic Regulateur PG
11) Chanel J12 White Ceramic
12) Seiko Kinetic Chronograph SLQ19 Black
13) Tissot T-Touch
14) Porsche Design "Flat-Six" Chronograph SS
15) Porsche Design Chronograph Titanium
Recently just purchased the Richard Mille RM005 RG
my faves are the Jaegers and i have yet to own an Audmars .... but hopefully soon.
here are a few:
Cartier Roadster chrono (white face)
Baume et Mercier XXL riviera (black face)
Louis Vuitton Tambour Chrono
Roger Dubuis Easy Diver (white face)
Jaeger Lecoultre Reverso Grande (a must have in any watch collection)
and a few others...
as far as panerai:
40mm Luminor Marina 0019 (blue face/bue band)
42mm Radiomir GMT
44mm Luminor power reserve (titanium)
*PS i feel pretty stupid posting this pic but wtf?
Like a creepy watch vendor on the street w/ a trenchcoat
timex g shock, fully loaded. it's even waterproof. In black of course, thats how we roll.
I have a citizen too, but its way to bling to sport on the street, dont want to upstage the maserati! Besides you could get your hand chopped off for a watch of that magnitude here in rough streets of Las Vegas. I keep it in the plastic Walmart bag it came in to make sure it holds its value.
I am saving up for one of those casio calculator watches....Gotta have goals right????