What Brands Do You Like ... But Don't Own?

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What Brands Do You Like ... But Don't Own?

Post by temerityb » Sat Aug 21, 2021 3:51 pm

I thought of this while replying to a thread on Bremont (and thought of another idea for a topic to talk about): What brands (or models) do you greatly admire ... but for some reason, haven't picked up?

I have quite a few: Steinhart, Bremont, JLC (I had found a great deal on one but passed and I've been sorta kicking myself ever since), Grand Seiko, IWC.

Curious if anyone else feels the same way.
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Re: What Brands Do You Like ... But Don't Own?

Post by MKTheVintageBloke » Sat Aug 21, 2021 4:04 pm

IWC, JLC, Rado, Tudor, Cyma, Movado, Bulova, Hamilton. To name a few. Perhaps also Breitling and Heuer/TAG Heuer. In case of Cyma, Movado and Bulova, I’m referring to the vintage stuff only, I’m
quite disinterested in their modern pieces.
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Re: What Brands Do You Like ... But Don't Own?

Post by biglove » Sat Aug 21, 2021 4:32 pm

On my current list to buy:
Sinn 903 blue
Sinn 105 black dial
Sinn 104 blue dial Arabic
Sinn U50

And maybe a Sinn 144 and one of their Frankfurt series dressier watches and probably a Sinn EZM3.

That’s a good start.

As far as brands to try that I haven’t already, would like to give IWC a go. Love the JLC Reverso but my wrists are too fat. And maybe give Bremont a try.

In my dreams, a VC and a Patek but that’s not ever going to happen.
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Re: What Brands Do You Like ... But Don't Own?

Post by svaglic » Sun Aug 22, 2021 7:26 am

On the cheap side I want this San Martin. It is 40mm and has the lugs I want.
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I don’t like that it is not a sandwich dial and have been looking for a sterile dial like this to fit it.
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This will be a project watch, if I can find a sterile sandwich dial to fit it. I’m not getting the watch until I find a dial, I don’t want it sitting around for years until the project comes together.


I’ve been looking for this Rado for a couple of years.
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This Montblanc, I should have got it a few years ago off Drop when I had the chance. Now I’m looking for one with a bracelet, in great condition at a price I’m comfortable with. This is the one that got away.
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Of course I’m still looking for a decent priced, with bracelet Omega Constellation 168.010 and 168.004. Both have the hidden crown. I’ve been looking for about 5 years. I seem to be a day late when I find one I like.
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I want the Invicta Royal Marine Super Compressor, I found one at a good price, but it was a little too franken Ed for me to want to pay the price then pay to have it put back to normal. I’ve been waiting for about 3 years for a good one to pop up.
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I’m waiting for the Circula super compressor to be available for sale and the TZ Caribbean to release so I can get them.
The Circula, I’m not sure which one I will get yet. Probably the silver or green since most vintage ones are black and I don’t want the same dial color for them. Crummy picture, but their website is weird and I couldn’t get a better shot.
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Eddies TZ Caribbean should go on sale the end of this month. From what I understand, it’s a super quick sale once he opens it up and I’m pretty slow. I at least want the yellow dial, maybe an orange.
I guess I’ve used my picture quota because it won’t let me post the Caribbean up. It’s on tz uk if anyone wants to see it.


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Ah man, I read it wrong. I thought it was watches we don’t own on our list, I see brands now though. I have a Rado, if I didn’t I wouldn’t know the quality and want the one pictured so bad. I own an Omega, but the ones pictured are the Omega grail for me. I own an Invicta already (sadly), but this is a real Invicta from vintage years. I have a Circula, but really want a new super compressor made with old technology.

I guess the only legit ones I have listed are the TZ Caribbean and the Montblanc.
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Re: What Brands Do You Like ... But Don't Own?

Post by biglove » Sun Aug 22, 2021 11:01 am

^^^I am guilty of reading it wrong, also.

Probably tops would be a Zenith.

IWC, JLC would be great. I dream of buying a VC and Patek.
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