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Old 11-25-2009, 10:21 AM   #201
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Old 11-25-2009, 01:07 PM   #202
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If you want big discounts on high end watches, there's only one place to buy - Singapore. Singapore is the world epicenter for watches and you will be hard pressed to find a better deal unless you go through a private party.

There are many web based vendors there that can source whatever watch you are looking for as cheap as it is going to get. There's a great Signapore based watch forum, but I forget the name.
Moses, I shop on 47th in NYC :-) Pretty much any watch you want even including extremely allocated Patek/Rolex pieces with waiting lists of 2+ years. The only time I could not get a good discount was when I was looking for a SS Daytona and had to pay 10% over MSRP, the gold one was offered at $12K (at the time a $21K watch) and I passed on principle.
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Old 11-25-2009, 01:25 PM   #203
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Moses, I shop on 47th in NYC :-) Pretty much any watch you want even including extremely allocated Patek/Rolex pieces with waiting lists of 2+ years. The only time I could not get a good discount was when I was looking for a SS Daytona and had to pay 10% over MSRP, the gold one was offered at $12K (at the time a $21K watch) and I passed on principle.
We can get any Rolex at MSRP pretty easily around Biel. Sometimes we can get Rolex prototypes, but they go quick. It's a yes or no answer and pay right there kind of thing.
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Old 11-25-2009, 01:27 PM   #204
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We can get any Rolex at MSRP pretty easily around Biel. Sometimes we can get Rolex prototypes, but they go quick. It's a yes or no answer and pay right there kind of thing.
They actually release Rolex Prototypes?
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Old 11-25-2009, 01:48 PM   #205
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They actually release Rolex Prototypes?
No, they are not "released", but sold. The factory is down the street.
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Old 11-25-2009, 01:55 PM   #206
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No, they are not "released", but sold. The factory is down the street.

Damn! I am surprised they can get them out of the factory! DeepSea Prototype please!
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Old 11-25-2009, 04:43 PM   #207
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Damn! I am surprised they can get them out of the factory! DeepSea Prototype please!
If you can get the money to Switzerland in an hour, perhaps a prototype Rolex could be a possibility! It's not that often they come around. I haven't checked into them in over a year.

I could get you a Deep Sea no problem at MSRP if they are hard to get. The domestic watch market in Switzerland is no deal, you'd think it would be.

The hottest thing is PVD coating your Rolex Dive watch. I looks super sharp and not that expensive. I want to say like $500-600 to do. Watch has to be totally disassembled. The bezel, crown, and case back would be natural, alon with the springs and screws for the bracelet.
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Old 11-26-2009, 05:54 PM   #208
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Is there a site that explains the differences in the movements that Getat offers? By differences, are there any advantages or disadvantages to any of the movements? I'm completely clueless as to why I'd get one over another.
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Old 11-26-2009, 09:20 PM   #209
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Email him and he's quick to respond...

the seagull movements are pretty good, hand winds are pretty darn accurate.
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Old 11-27-2009, 08:35 AM   #210
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They actually release Rolex Prototypes?
I now I see I probably answered your question incorrect. I am not sure if they are prototypes of current or upcoming watches, or watches they are considering producing. I have not seen one in person.

One kind of Rolex that is alittle more dubious are the ones that employees "build" out "borrowed" parts and built over months. In the end, they have a "Rolex", but not one I would bring a dealer to get fixed- if that makes sense. Employees at Omega have done a similar things. I suppose it happens everywhere.

Rolex has very tight and specific employee purchase program. It's like one watch a year to the employee only that can't be sold but a relative can have I think.
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Old 11-29-2009, 01:15 AM   #211
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found a new love today, quite affordable as well, should be here in a week or two. 50mm's of pure PVD stealthyness!
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Old 11-29-2009, 01:01 PM   #212
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found a new love today, quite affordable as well, should be here in a week or two. 50mm's of pure PVD stealthyness!
Is there a stock photo you can show, or do we have to wait until it's delivered?
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Old 11-29-2009, 01:02 PM   #213
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the seagull movements are pretty good, hand winds are pretty darn accurate.
Ordered a custom Getat PAM homage yesterday. I'll post up pics when it gets here, but it'll look a lot like the normal 44mm superlume he offers. In fact, it's pretty much exactly that on the front side but it's PVD'd.
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Old 11-29-2009, 01:10 PM   #214
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After looking over their website, I am pretty intrigued. Nice watches for a hundred bucks.
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I'll let you know what I think about quality. If I have a good experience, I'll probably be buying another in stainless or Ti instead of PVD next. I could see myself have about 3 of them eventually.

I customized some stuff, and shipping is $20 if you want the fast shipping. All together mine was $147. I could have gotten a similar one for under $100 shipped had I not done fast shipping and not added some stuff. My next one will be under $100 or close to it at least.

Also search for Jackson Tse. His webiste sucks but I've heard he is almost as good as Getat and he has some different styles.
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are these made in the United States?
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Old 11-29-2009, 07:06 PM   #217
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Brand Name: Stührling Original
Model number: 176AA.3351B11
Part Number: 176AA.3351B11
Dial window material type: krysterna
Clasp: fold-over-clasp-with-safety
Case material: black-ion-plated-stainless-steel
Case diameter: 53 millimeters
Case Thickness: 13.5 millimeters
Band material: stainless-steel
Band length: mens
Band width: 24 millimeters
Dial color: black
Bezel material: stainless-steel
Bezel Function: stationary
Calendar: Date
Movement: japanese-quartz
Water resistant depth: 165 Feet
Warranty Type: Manufacturer


cant wait! huge black watch!
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are these made in the United States?
Getat's and Jackson Tse's watches are made in Hong Kong. Their manual winding watches are apparently very accurate. Apparently their auto's are hit or miss at times.
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specs
Watch Information
Brand Name: Stührling Original
Model number: 176AA.3351B11
Part Number: 176AA.3351B11
Dial window material type: krysterna
Clasp: fold-over-clasp-with-safety
Case material: black-ion-plated-stainless-steel
Case diameter: 53 millimeters
Case Thickness: 13.5 millimeters
Band material: stainless-steel
Band length: mens
Band width: 24 millimeters
Dial color: black
Bezel material: stainless-steel
Bezel Function: stationary
Calendar: Date
Movement: japanese-quartz
Water resistant depth: 165 Feet
Warranty Type: Manufacturer


cant wait! huge black watch!
I like it. It's busy, and I'm sure it is far too big for me, but it's cool.
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Old 11-30-2009, 09:22 AM   #220
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I like it. It's busy, and I'm sure it is far too big for me, but it's cool.
Very busy! just how i like it! will take pics when it arrives!
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