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PostSubject: Would Love your Help!!   Would Love your Help!! Icon_minitimeSun Feb 21, 2010 7:47 pm

Hey Guys, I have been looking to get a dress watch that is round and has a white face and in the 42mm range. I am budgeting for no more than 1200.00 (less is always nice!). I have come across 2 styles that i really like:

The Raymond Weil Freelancer, open heart design:


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Botta Design Tres Automatic

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I would appreciate your opinions on the 2 styles and on the companies themselves. If you have any other brand suggestions that might meet my criteria, I would also appreciate your input. Thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: Would Love your Help!!   Would Love your Help!! Icon_minitimeSun Feb 21, 2010 8:02 pm

I like the dial on the second better but no lugs are a problem.
If you can, find a place where you can hold them, really know which you like. I'm starting to do this when possible
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PostSubject: Re: Would Love your Help!!   Would Love your Help!! Icon_minitimeSun Feb 21, 2010 8:09 pm

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I like the dial on the second better but no lugs are a problem.
If you can, find a place where you can hold them, really know which you like. I'm starting to do this when possible

I agree Ron.......Jared's has Raymond Weil and I can get there but Botta is not around.
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PostSubject: Re: Would Love your Help!!   Would Love your Help!! Icon_minitimeSun Feb 21, 2010 8:12 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Would Love your Help!!   Would Love your Help!! Icon_minitimeSun Feb 21, 2010 8:14 pm

I would probably get the second, different is good and that's a cool watch with the fine hands and numbers. I don't know the specs on them though, that might make a difference.
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PostSubject: Re: Would Love your Help!!   Would Love your Help!! Icon_minitimeSun Feb 21, 2010 8:15 pm

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I like the watch Alan but it's a little more on the sportier side.
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I like the watch Alan but it's a little more on the sportier side.

I'll keep looking...

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PostSubject: Re: Would Love your Help!!   Would Love your Help!! Icon_minitimeSun Feb 21, 2010 8:16 pm

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I would probably get the second, different is good and that's a cool watch with the fine hands and numbers. I don't know the specs on them though, that might make a difference.

Both are 42mm, white dial, eta autos.
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PostSubject: Re: Would Love your Help!!   Would Love your Help!! Icon_minitimeSun Feb 21, 2010 8:30 pm

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Thanks again Alan. I am looking for a 2 or 3 hand. I really love the clean look of the Botta but I am concerned about NO LUGS. Some of the trouble I have had looking is in size....42mm. Stowa has a beutiful, similar look to the Botta but it is 39mm

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As Ron stated, it would be great to see and hold these watches in person. I may have to compromise on size and look. I think it would be a good idea to go to a dealer and see what the sizes themselves will look like and try to find similar styles to compar.
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PostSubject: Re: Would Love your Help!!   Would Love your Help!! Icon_minitimeSun Feb 21, 2010 8:36 pm

Northwestguy wrote:
Hey Guys, I have been looking to get a dress watch that is round and has a white face and in the 42mm range. I am budgeting for no more than 1200.00 (less is always nice!). I have come across 2 styles that i really like:

The Raymond Weil Freelancer, open heart design:


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Botta Design Tres Automatic

Would Love your Help!! BottaTresAutoWhiteL

I would appreciate your opinions on the 2 styles and on the companies themselves. If you have any other brand suggestions that might meet my criteria, I would also appreciate your input. Thanks!


Look at the Stowa Marine Original (handwind or auto)... www.stowa.de

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PostSubject: Re: Would Love your Help!!   Would Love your Help!! Icon_minitimeSun Feb 21, 2010 8:40 pm

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Look at the Stowa Marine Original (handwind or auto)... www.stowa.de[/quote]


Thanks Mark. I did see those and I am considering them as well. I appreciate your help.
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PostSubject: Re: Would Love your Help!!   Would Love your Help!! Icon_minitimeSun Feb 21, 2010 9:04 pm

BTW, does anyone have any experiences or Knowledge with the above brands: RW, Stowa, Botta?
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PostSubject: Re: Would Love your Help!!   Would Love your Help!! Icon_minitimeSun Feb 21, 2010 9:15 pm

I read this thread and was going to suggest the Stowa Marine original in white dial but the other Mark has already done so. Plus 1 I say.
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PostSubject: Re: Would Love your Help!!   Would Love your Help!! Icon_minitimeSun Feb 21, 2010 9:54 pm

The stowa is outstanding and would be a classic dress piece! Not sure who much they run?
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PostSubject: Re: Would Love your Help!!   Would Love your Help!! Icon_minitimeSun Feb 21, 2010 9:56 pm

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The stowa is outstanding and would be a classic dress piece! Not sure who much they run?

From the link it looked like anywhere from 450 to over 800 euros, depending on what's inside.
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PostSubject: Re: Would Love your Help!!   Would Love your Help!! Icon_minitimeSun Feb 21, 2010 10:00 pm

Nice one doc, the oris is classic and would cost as much!
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PostSubject: Re: Would Love your Help!!   Would Love your Help!! Icon_minitimeSun Feb 21, 2010 10:02 pm

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Nice one doc, the oris is classic and would cost as much!

Thanks. They are both nice. There are also some Longines but I can't seem to track them down just now.
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Found one!

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PostSubject: Re: Would Love your Help!!   Would Love your Help!! Icon_minitimeSun Feb 21, 2010 10:09 pm

cali kid wrote:
The stowa is outstanding and would be a classic dress piece! Not sure who much they run?

I've seen them used on WUS for around $1000-1200. I think John could find one in his price range with a little patience.
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PostSubject: Re: Would Love your Help!!   Would Love your Help!! Icon_minitimeSun Feb 21, 2010 10:12 pm

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The stowa is outstanding and would be a classic dress piece! Not sure who much they run?

I've seen them used on WUS for around $1000-1200. I think John could find one in his price range with a little patience.

If thats the case Mark and it was in my budget it would be my first choice! that thing will be an amazing watch 50 years from now, classic styling!
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PostSubject: Re: Would Love your Help!!   Would Love your Help!! Icon_minitimeSun Feb 21, 2010 10:25 pm

Just looked on WUS. The MO LE with red 12 was made in a series of 80 pieces. Thats the most expensive one around 1500-2000. The MO with ETA 6498 is around $1200 new, they have an auto model with ETA 2824 which can be bought used for around $500 or so.
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PostSubject: Re: Would Love your Help!!   Would Love your Help!! Icon_minitimeMon Feb 22, 2010 1:06 am

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Just looked on WUS. The MO LE with red 12 was made in a series of 80 pieces. Thats the most expensive one around 1500-2000. The MO with ETA 6498 is around $1200 new, they have an auto model with ETA 2824 which can be bought used for around $500 or so.

Thanks Mark! and thank you to everyone for your input and comments. I'm checking the MO out.
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PostSubject: Re: Would Love your Help!!   Would Love your Help!! Icon_minitimeMon Feb 22, 2010 1:27 am

Great choice John, hope you find one and cant wait to see the pics!
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PostSubject: Re: Would Love your Help!!   Would Love your Help!! Icon_minitimeMon Feb 22, 2010 1:31 am

Let's see here NWG ! Would Love your Help!! Icon_smile The RW is NICE, especially with the open heart
as well. The dial is easy to read, while the braclet looks like a masterpiece
too. The Botta is good also, looks classy, along with thin..DEFINITELY an
elegant one there. So, from my point of view, BOTH fit your criteria and
both are indeed NICE ! Would Love your Help!! 803574 Here a just a few more to consider also...

Zeno Megellano 42mm http://www.longislandwatch.com/Zeno/Zeno-Watches_1.htm

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Graf Zeppelin 42mm http://www.longislandwatch.com/GZ/Graf_Zeppelin_Watches_1.htm

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Oris Artelier 42.5mm
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Tissot Ballade III 41mm http://www.authenticwatches.com/tissot-ballade-iii-automatic-t97148331.html

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Hamilton Jazzmaster 42mm http://www.authenticwatches.com/hamilton-jazzmaster-h32585557.html

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PostSubject: Re: Would Love your Help!!   Would Love your Help!! Icon_minitimeMon Feb 22, 2010 1:34 am

Thanks Tom! Liking the Zeno!
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PostSubject: Re: Would Love your Help!!   Would Love your Help!! Icon_minitimeMon Feb 22, 2010 1:51 am

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Thanks Tom! Liking the Zeno!

You are welcome sir ! Would Love your Help!! Icon_smile They are all incredibly cool and which
ever one you pick is going to be perfect for you !..Good luck and
keep us up to date with this !

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PostSubject: Re: Would Love your Help!!   Would Love your Help!! Icon_minitimeMon Feb 22, 2010 2:28 am

Thanks Sean! All great choices. Thanks again everyone. I have some thinking I have to do. You guys will be the first to know!
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borrowed from mike pic from photo contest #7, forgot about this beauty! Great watch and pic

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PostSubject: Re: Would Love your Help!!   Would Love your Help!! Icon_minitimeMon Feb 22, 2010 3:00 am

FYI, that's a Baume & Mercier 8735 Classima Executives.
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PostSubject: Re: Would Love your Help!!   Would Love your Help!! Icon_minitimeMon Feb 22, 2010 8:43 am

Hey you had it narrowed down to two and now you got like 50 to chose from!! Ain't you glad you asked!! Would Love your Help!! Icon_eek

I would track down an Oris, the pointer date Tom posted looks awesome. Good luck

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PostSubject: Botta Design Tres Automatic is a winner   Would Love your Help!! Icon_minitimeMon Feb 22, 2010 12:14 pm

Botta Design Tres Automatic is a winner
Rado is great too ...
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PostSubject: Re: Would Love your Help!!   Would Love your Help!! Icon_minitimeWed Feb 24, 2010 12:46 am

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Look at the Stowa Marine Original (handwind or auto)... www.stowa.de


Thanks Mark. I did see those and I am considering them as well. I appreciate your help.[/quote]Here is a Stowa MO that is at TZ...
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