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Other The ultimate geek timepiece?

Discussion in 'General' started by [PUNK] crompers, 28 Jan 2009.

  1. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    Oddly, you don't see many watches with 6 figure price tags at your local high street jeweller :p
     
  2. Condiment

    Condiment New Member

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  3. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    That's just the tip of the iceberg. There's a whole market of seriously over-the-top, gratuitously engineered exorbitant watches out there for people who have money to burn... I'm talking about people who own helicopters and yachts --of the size that require a full crew to sail.

    De Grisogono Meccanico dG



    Bulgari Assioma Multicomplication Squelette

    Harry Winston Opus Concept


    Urwerk UR-202
    and its underside

    Urwerk 103 Blackbird



    Check out their whole collection here.

    Then there is the Tourbillon series:

    Concord C1 Tourbillon

    Franc Villa FVa Nº 6 Tourbillon Planétaire Skeleton SuperLigero

    Boucheron Richard Mille Tourbillon RM018 and its underside.

    See some Youtube videos of the mechanism in action:





     
  4. pimonserry

    pimonserry sounds like a party.

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    You pay enough, you can have anything.
    In the timepiece world at least. Someone (probably Swiss) will make it for you.
     
  5. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    Despite being generally recognised as pointless, tourbillons are so freaking cool

    I was recently lusting over an IWC grande complication: minute repeater, perpetual calendar, moon phase and all that jazz. A friend of mine just didn't get it saying it's complication for the sake of it... nail -> head. Love it.

    I've had to exercise mighty amounts of self control to not take the back off any of my watches just for the sake of seeing things tick. I think the next watch is going to have a crystal back :worried:

    EDIT: something a little pornographic for watch junkies - http://www.timezone.com/library/comarticles/comarticles631827808872656250
     
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  6. wolfticket

    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

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    My wrist:

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    Argos: £14.69

    Favourite aspect: The dim led light.

    Least favourite: The dedicated, always available, accidentally-press-tastic 24/12hrs mode button.
     
  7. martyp

    martyp New Member

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  8. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    Around £3000, depending on the exchange rates.
    You can't just pop in to your local jeweller and pick one up though, but that's kind of the point.
     
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  9. boiled_elephant

    boiled_elephant Merom Celeron 4 lyfe

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  10. wolfticket

    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

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    Magnesium ≠ Lithium
     
  11. dom_

    dom_ --->

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  12. ozstrike

    ozstrike yip yip yip yip

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    I can't find the brochure now, but last time my dad was in the local jewellers, he tried to sell him a watch that was £15k. Was a tourbillon, can't remember the brand though.
     
  13. Naked_Dave

    Naked_Dave New Member

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    Considered trying on a £100000 watch in harrods... but it was just too ugly
     
  14. notatoad

    notatoad pretty fing wonderful

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    (edit: just bought one off ebay. $25cdn and free shipping, how could i resist?)



    your friend might want to be careful flying into the states: http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/262432_gitmo10.html

    i wouldn't be caught dead in one of those. they're trying way too hard.
     
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  15. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    You look at them side by side and the Ulysse Nardin looks a bit budget :lol:

    And this is why a Patek Phillipe perpetual calendar costs £40k+ more than the Ulysse Nardin

    Saved you the disappointment of them telling you to pish off at least :lol:
     
  16. Sir Digby

    Sir Digby The Supprising Adventures

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    :eyebrow: I seem to remember mind being like £5, unless you got the metal version?
     
  17. notatoad

    notatoad pretty fing wonderful

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    yeah, the one like in cromper's original post.
     
  18. Ramble

    Ramble Ginger Nut

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  19. Zeroignite

    Zeroignite So I decided to simulate a Universe

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    True Geeks make their own watches, out of technology that is 30 years obsolete and needs ~200 volts to run.
     
  20. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    [​IMG]

    i like mine
     

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