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View Poll Results: What is the most expensive watch you wear?

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  • < $500

    38 25.85%
  • $500 to $5,000

    72 48.98%
  • $5000 to $20,000

    26 17.69%
  • $20,000 to $50,000

    6 4.08%
  • > $50,000

    5 3.40%
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    Default Re: The most expensive watch you wear (was Nardin Freak)

    This is one magnificent watch!

    Simply put this Hamilton watch has style and character all it's own and only one word needed to describe it.....beautiful.....regardless of price.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Diss View Post
    My most expensive watch is this 1931 Hamilton Pinehurst valued about $5K. Due to number of watches in my rotation, its turn comes up about 3 times a year.

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    Default Re: The most expensive watch you wear (was Nardin Freak) (By: Mr. Time)

    My humble watch collection consist of a dollar amount range from a couple hundred bucks $ to a couple of thousand bucks $ and everything in between.

    So with that being said the two most expensive timepieces (sorry no pictures) are my Meistersinger No.1 and my recently added Wempe Zeitmeister Chronometer.

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    Default Re: The most expensive watch you wear (was Nardin Freak) (By: Mr. Time)

    I've read through this entire thread now and as a newcomer here I feel like something of a piker. My favorites are three pocket watches, two of them Waltham and most recently an Elgin. I wear these only on nicer occasions for now and none cost more than $120. They all are railroad watches and date to about 1890. I am simply fascinated at having a watch that works so well and is into its third different century of use. For daily wear my most pricey was a very nice stainless Tag that mysteriously disappeared I suspect into the hands of a dealer of illegal items. My favorite is a Seiko digital dating back to 1992 and was expensive at the time. I'm wearing it now in fact. My nicest modern ones now are a Seiko and a Caravelle. The most practical? $30 Timex watches from Wal Mart. Inexpensive but durable and accurate, they run for years with nearly no attention. I have family members wearing some beautiful Rolexes every day but I don't see one in coming the near future.

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    Default Re: The most expensive watch you wear (was Nardin Freak)

    Some days I wear Rolex, others something else. Once I wore a Vacheron Constantin, another time I wore a Patek Phillipe. Not my watches. If I repair it, I test it on my wrist.
    Mostly though I wear a range of Seiko, Omega, Bulova, Certina, Roamer etc, from my own collection. The Revue skeleton watch is the only watch I ever bought new. For a long time I loved the Seiko Bellmatic that I picked up for $20 and fitted out with new dial and extra jewels until I lost it in a peach orchard. Got it back a few years later, rusty.
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    Default Re: The most expensive watch you wear (was Nardin Freak) (By: Mr. Time)

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Time View Post
    This is one magnificent watch!

    Simply put this Hamilton watch has style and character all it's own and only one word needed to describe it.....beautiful.....regardless of price.
    Thank you. I've since replaced the applied gold numeral dial and blued steel hands with luminous versions. Much better looking now in my opinion.

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    Default Re: The most expensive watch you wear (was Nardin Freak) (By: Tom Diss)

    I have been very busy with other things and have not visited this thread for a few years. I am delighted to see that the poll has accumulated quite a few responses.

    My thought when posting this was partly to discover "who we were" at some level beyond what we see in the discussions about watches and clocks. If the responses to the poll are genuine, then we do have a small cadre of 13 posters who at least occasionally wear watches worth more than $20,000.

    Perhaps our members who are wealthy do not care to take the time to post here or may be too modest to "show off" their wealth. Many of the web sites that focus on high end watches regularly have posts from individuals who are "going to Geneva this weekend to pick up my xyz watch that I have been waiting a year for since purchasing." I would hope that some of those folks would feel welcome here as well.

    Since my own collection consists primarily of pocket watches which I do not carry on any regular basis (only very rarely for "dress up") the value is in those items. I own a few watches that I believe are worth over $50,000 but I have never paid nearly that much for a watch. The reason I collect watches is to better understand the people and companies that made them. I find the watches themselves focus my attention and give the stories about them more body.

    I gave a presentation in Louisville last year at the National Meeting of the NAWCC on the subject of "Personal Time" that focused on watches made specifically for individuals to have and wear. As part of that presentation, some members lent watches for the exhibit that exceeded $50,000 in purchase price. There were also a few watches with current values over $100,000 such as the Howard, Davis and Dennison 8 day watch No. 3 which probably belonged to Aaron Dennison when it was first made.
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