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Prince Rai
04-22-2008, 09:06 AM
Yes this is random,
but I love collecting watches. If I had bucks id buy a big one every month.

but yo ive had a guess watch, armani, tw steel etc etc,

but this was a big one i got few months back. i saved big time, u can guess the prices but i got it at cost.

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y18/princerai/20072007003.jpg

bad photos, i took them with my phone

wrist shot(no homo)

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y18/princerai/20072007001.jpg

It's a limited edition IWC Pilots watch.


ill post some pics of other brands id love to have such as

AP
ROLEX
CARTIER

HarlemDiplomat
04-22-2008, 09:09 AM
http://sixshoota.blogspot.com/flava%20flav.jpg

Longbongcilvaringz
04-22-2008, 09:16 AM
I only have a gold rolex.

and some Citizen watch.

but i dig watches.

a lot of people here wear swatch watches and think they're 'old skool'

fucking scenesters.

props for the (no homo) on the wrist shot btw (no homo)

Prince Rai
04-22-2008, 09:53 AM
props pat,

check these homie...

rolex daytona.

this daytona is the steel version, u get them at us retail just under 9000 dollars, but there is a 4 year waiting list. if you sell it on the market if u ever get hold of one at retail value, people will buy it at 14000 dollars!!!

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y18/princerai/DisplayPhotoHandler.jpg

this is a submariner, clean rolex sports watch.

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y18/princerai/1.jpg


i love this IWC gold, perpetual calender portuguese watch. thats the one id buy no questions if i won the lottery

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y18/princerai/IMG_0354.jpg


AND this is for all the pimps out thurr......




rolex, gold, diamonds, orange gems, leopard theme...

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y18/princerai/rolex-daytona-116598_LRG.jpg

TAURO
04-22-2008, 10:10 AM
I like watches but thats an expensive hobby.

begongo
04-22-2008, 10:23 AM
wrist shot(no homo)
I take this opportunity to inform you that "No Homo" has officially been replaced with "No Norway" in standard wucorp terminology

on topic: I have a Casio (japanese brand). I refuse to buy swiss watches because of that Urs Meyer/Meier swiss football referee that blows the whistle (No Norway) according to his bullshit brands and always fucks the counter up, insulting Cronos himself! I didn't watch a game of football since I was like 12 or so ... but I can still hate the motherfucker.

Longbongcilvaringz
04-22-2008, 10:25 AM
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y18/princerai/IMG_0354.jpg

i like this a lot.

not so keen on the leopard rolex, but the others are quality.

the time and effort that goes into making these time pieces is staggering, the majority at the upper end are made to order also.

im into a simpistic aesthetic though, usually something fairly thin also.

although i dont have the finances to indulge in a 'collection' per sa.

the following appeal to me:

http://www.classicwatch.com/graphics/images/watches/rx2163.jpg

http://www.classicwatch.com/graphics/images/watches/rxvi0096.jpg

http://www.classicwatch.com/graphics/images/watches/rx2219.jpg

1948:

http://www.classicwatch.com/graphics/images/watches/cmz0021.jpg

some other interesting things:

Bulova Accutron (in an attempt to move in on the LCD market)

http://www.classicwatch.com/graphics/images/watches/05-85.jpg

Bulova Accutron (Asymmetry model)

http://www.classicwatch.com/graphics/images/watches/00-1772.jpg

Prince Rai
04-22-2008, 10:33 AM
pat, i was messing with the leopard, i hate ostentatious shit.

im diggin the vintage rolies, they look great. they are expensive, but still worth admiring.

i also like this pate phillipe skymoon tourbillon. in the watch world, patek is regarded as the worlds number one brand, and also by far one of the most expensive, you are looking at 12000 dolars starting..
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y18/princerai/patek_philippe_skymoon_tourbillon.jpg

glad to know somebody is in his watches.

Prince Rai
04-22-2008, 10:34 AM
I like watches but thats an expensive hobby.

i know thats the problem. its like wanting to collect cars, i just got inspired to make this thread cos of the vintage car thread.

do u have a spare million change for this humble man?? (me) lol

Prince Rai
04-22-2008, 10:38 AM
I take this opportunity to inform you that "No Homo" has officially been replaced with "No Norway" in standard wucorp terminology

on topic: I have a Casio (japanese brand). I refuse to buy swiss watches because of that Urs Meyer/Meier swiss football referee that blows the whistle (No Norway) according to his bullshit brands and always fucks the counter up, insulting Cronos himself! I didn't watch a game of football since I was like 12 or so ... but I can still hate the motherfucker.


thats random hate on the swiss. still have to admire their time-pieces though.

i love how they put all their hard work, sweat and knowledge in them. (no norway although i acknowledge how borderline that sounded)

Longbongcilvaringz
04-22-2008, 10:43 AM
yeah those look really nice.

the older i get and the more potential i have to earn more money, the more expensive my tastes get.

even if i get a well paying job i think ill be squandering it all on suits, cars and watches haha.

well, at least i can admire for now.

peace man.

WARPATH
04-22-2008, 10:45 AM
I use to have nice crystal encrusted gold joint when I was 18. I don't like wearing them now. I don't like the whole idea of us clocking every second of our lives.

Prince Rai
04-22-2008, 10:49 AM
peace pat, admire like quagmire from fam guy for now, one day we might all be wearing sumin reall nice.


CS, I'm always late for work homie, gotta have that timebomb ticking.

INF
04-22-2008, 10:59 AM
I cant spend thousands on a watch simply cuz I detest time. my cell phone is my watch and it stays in my pocket. I cant stand to wear jewelry , it starts freaking me out like I got on handcuffs or some shit.

There are some really nice watches but man....I'd buy a suit or some fresh gear to look good for I cop a multi thousand dollar watch.

LuckyTheWonderDog
04-22-2008, 11:01 AM
Don't wear a watch. They fuck with my skin. I waste my money on a lot of random shit, but i'm glad I don't collect anything that pricey.

Sicka than aidZ
04-22-2008, 01:10 PM
i have a solid gold luccien picard but the face got busted and shit and it got water in it. i was drunk and i decided to beat the shit outta a telephone poll, wrong answer.

my friend has a solid gold/onyx watch with diamonds for the hours and he had his name customized and shit so it spelled out in gold letters around the gold/onyx band. i think its onyx. thats what u should do prince.

"Tony montana" that shit

Rame
04-22-2008, 01:13 PM
I've got a Fossil watch.

HANZO
04-22-2008, 01:33 PM
It is an expensive hobby. I got a Brietling Watch, the one i got is one from the Bentley series. really expensive watch, it was a present from my uncle. costs around 5,000($10,000). My uncle got me 2, so i sold the other one.

Now i got my eye on this other Breitling watch. i saw it in a magazine but i dnt kno which model it is. might trade in my one for it once i find it.

WARPATH
04-22-2008, 01:44 PM
peace pat, admire like quagmire from fam guy for now, one day we might all be wearing sumin reall nice.


CS, I'm always late for work homie, gotta have that timebomb ticking.

I'm always late too.

There clocks on so many other things- cell phones, iPods, computers, walls, inside vehicles, etc....


Why would anyone need to wear a time piece? Just stab a stick in the ground.


http://www.arar93.dsl.pipex.com/mds975/Images/sundial4.jpg

But back on topic, I use to collect these joints:

http://modculture.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/2007/10/11/lego_watch1.jpg

(maybe not these ones but you get the idea)

Queen Of Poetry
04-22-2008, 03:13 PM
I don't use a watch................I use my cell phone or blackberry when I need to know the time............

LuckyTheWonderDog
04-23-2008, 02:21 AM
Walking around London wearing a 5,000 watch is surely asking to get robbed.

Visionz
04-23-2008, 02:34 AM
I spend my money on vacations (headed for Jamaica in September)

Mumm Ra
04-23-2008, 03:33 AM
I lost my favorite watch last summer when I was really high at a friend's house
I took it off and set it on his mom's car so I could play basketball and completely forgot about it
she drove off later and it was never found

100pr00f
04-23-2008, 08:54 AM
i dont have a watch..i wonder around every day not knowing what day it is ..what time it is....
would u like to donate a white gold watch to 100pr00f

Prince Rai
04-23-2008, 09:07 AM
I don't use a watch................I use my cell phone or blackberry when I need to know the time............

ok ok, yall think watches are expensive and all :P

check this Queen,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6cXiiX2zNk

Prince Rai
04-23-2008, 09:09 AM
I spend my money on vacations (headed for Jamaica in September)

some watches are one time investments, fetching more than the retail u paid in the future.

but i get you, after all, im saving my cash to come over to the states end of may!!!!

Prince Rai
04-23-2008, 09:13 AM
i dont have a watch..i wonder around every day not knowing what day it is ..what time it is....
would u like to donate a white gold watch to 100pr00f


when i hit the jackpot, ill hit u up with this zenith white gold tourbillon watch. zenith used to make rolex movements but are now their own self lord and masters. costs around 40000 dollars...

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y18/princerai/zconcept.jpg

100pr00f
04-23-2008, 09:15 AM
thats cool.. any thing higher in price then that...i would feel like i owd u something

Prince Rai
04-23-2008, 09:27 AM
hold on....


for you sir, two watches.

this one is roughly just under $200000.00 dollars

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y18/princerai/3770-13.jpg

and this beauty is my personal fav... fetching roughly $160000.00 if u can get hold of one. but i have and here u go sir.

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y18/princerai/img4_Tourbillon_Mystere.jpg


Just get yourself life insurance. You will get robbed, your life is more precious.

begongo
04-23-2008, 09:32 AM
the IWC that you rock now ... how much is it worth?

Prince Rai
04-23-2008, 09:50 AM
it retails at 2650 british pound sterling, thats roughly 5000 dollars.

i got it for 1500 pounds, 3000 dollars.

it goes up by value at the rate of 200 pounds a year. it is worth now, net, 2850 pounds.

Prince Rai
04-23-2008, 09:51 AM
It is an expensive hobby. I got a Brietling Watch, the one i got is one from the Bentley series. really expensive watch, it was a present from my uncle. costs around 5,000($10,000). My uncle got me 2, so i sold the other one.

Now i got my eye on this other Breitling watch. i saw it in a magazine but i dnt kno which model it is. might trade in my one for it once i find it.

Han, come to me if you want the bentley. I know people in the trade.

LuckyTheWonderDog
04-23-2008, 09:51 AM
So do you wear it or keep it safely tucked away? Cos there's a lot of people about who 'collect' watches in a different sense to how you do.

Prince Rai
04-23-2008, 09:52 AM
i only wear it to work. i work at a watch dealer in brent cross.

apart from that, it sits at home. cant afford to get it scratched. a service and valet will set me back 250 to 300 quid.

LuckyTheWonderDog
04-23-2008, 09:54 AM
Haha, I used to work at WH Smiths Brent Cross!!!

Longbongcilvaringz
04-23-2008, 10:01 AM
on topic: I have a Casio (japanese brand). I refuse to buy swiss watches because of that Urs Meyer/Meier swiss football referee that blows the whistle (No Norway) according to his bullshit brands and always fucks the counter up, insulting Cronos himself! I didn't watch a game of football since I was like 12 or so ... but I can still hate the motherfucker.


bahahaha

i missed this haha

Prince Rai
04-23-2008, 11:03 AM
Haha, I used to work at WH Smiths Brent Cross!!!

no fucking way. small word i suppose.

im at fraser hart there now. work weekends.

Fatal Guillotine
04-24-2008, 09:55 AM
I cant spend thousands on a watch simply cuz I detest time. my cell phone is my watch and it stays in my pocket. I cant stand to wear jewelry , it starts freaking me out like I got on handcuffs or some shit.

There are some really nice watches but man....I'd buy a suit or some fresh gear to look good for I cop a multi thousand dollar watch.

im kind of the same way but i have a tendency to wear watches every blue moon. I like jacobs though....i once heard jacob the jeweler was suppose to be putting out a watch with a million rectangular diamonds in it. is was suppose to cost close to million as well