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Old 28 June 2015, 03:16 PM   #1
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What's Your Favorite Non-Rolex Watch?

Here's the first automatic watch I bought: the Tag Heuer Calibre 36, with TAG Heuer’s modified version of the famous Zenith El Primero.

Tag Heuer was my favorite watch until a few years ago, and I'd always stuck with quartz for accuracy and fewer maintenance requirements, but when this watch hit the market, and I held it and felt its movement working, I made the shift from pure accuracy to pure class.

I've had this watch for 7 years and it's still accurate to within +1.5-2 seconds per day. This watch has been all over the world, through all kinds of adventures, and it's never skipped a beat. The only negative thing I could say about it, if I had to say something, is it just hasn't held its value like a Rolex — $7000 new, and now easily had for $4000; however, that only matters if you want to sell. It's incredibly comfortable on the wrist and so easy to read — with an AR coating that produces a lovely, deep rich black hole effect.

Rolex has taken the number one position in my 'collection', but this is still, and will always be, a beautifully made piece.








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Old 28 June 2015, 03:23 PM   #2
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Old 29 June 2015, 12:50 AM   #3
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For me it's my Bremont MB1. Cheers Jim
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Old 12 July 2015, 10:23 PM   #4
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Panerai... any base model!

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Old 28 July 2015, 12:05 AM   #5
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Like that TAG...had a link chrono a few years ago and it was a great watch. That I sold for some reason...
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Old 31 August 2015, 01:36 PM   #6
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Nice watch, I've always liked TAG's also. Rolex is my main brand, but this is my latest and my current favorite:
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Old 5 September 2015, 03:17 PM   #7
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This is my favorite right now
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Old 19 September 2015, 05:10 PM   #8
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Old 19 September 2015, 05:17 PM   #9
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Old 22 September 2015, 03:36 AM   #10
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Old 22 September 2015, 05:23 AM   #11
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My favorite non-Rolex has to be this:

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Old 24 September 2015, 01:06 AM   #12
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There are several watches I would rank ahead of any Rolex.

My two favorites are probably the 15400, and the Lange 1 Moonphase.
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Old 15 November 2015, 10:06 AM   #13
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Nothing wrong with TAG.

I have one that has literally been around the world several times over, been surfing, snorkeling, rock climbing, up a few volcanoes, out the door of an airplane or two, definitely out the door of a bunch of helicopters, and been dipped in champagne and blood and sweat more times that I would like to think. Done two Ironman tris, several Xterra tris too. Oh, and it was my duty watch through 10 years of emergency services (EMT Paramedic/LEO).

Oh, and its unidiretional bezel steadfastly timed how many times I got shot down in bars by the fairer sex too :-)
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Old 15 November 2015, 10:25 AM   #14
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My late fathers RAF issued Seiko GEN 1 Chronograph. Remember admiring it on his wrist whilst I was wearing my digital watches of the day. He flew as the Air Electronics Officer on many aircraft including the Shackleton, Nimrod, Victor and the very famous Vulcan. Here it is with my other favourites.
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Old 18 November 2015, 10:02 PM   #15
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In terms of design Romain Jerome Spacecraft
In terms of brand history Breguet
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Old 18 November 2015, 11:32 PM   #16
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Omega SMP w/white dial....iconic....

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Old 18 November 2015, 11:43 PM   #17
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Old 19 November 2015, 04:09 AM   #18
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Old 19 November 2015, 04:14 AM   #19
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AP and Patek are my two other favorite non rolex watches.
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Old 19 November 2015, 05:16 AM   #20
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Of what I own my speedy would be my fav... that may change if/when I get an AP ROC
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Old 19 November 2015, 06:48 AM   #21
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I think this one, my pictures don't do it justice...




Breguet style hands, guilloché 'sunray' silver dial, sapphire set crown, exhibition back, deployant clasp, red alligator strap.

I prefer this particular shape of tortue, has some thickness to it. I've owned this for some time now and have no idea of its worth. I haven't seen this for sale/sold anywhere, yet.
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Old 26 November 2015, 09:44 AM   #22
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Right now this one. I've had it for a few months and very much still in the honeymoon phase.


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Old 26 November 2015, 10:09 AM   #23
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Old 12 December 2015, 01:06 PM   #24
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Just bought one of these ... Absolutely loving it
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Old 12 December 2015, 01:12 PM   #25
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Old 12 December 2015, 01:25 PM   #26
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Old 25 December 2015, 10:58 PM   #27
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Old 17 January 2016, 02:08 PM   #28
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Old 17 January 2016, 02:10 PM   #29
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Old 20 January 2016, 06:53 AM   #30
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