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Posted: 6/26/2003 1:39:14 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/26/2003 1:42:04 AM EDT by Johnphin]
They want $85,000 for this one. They wont even quote a price for another watch on their web site... [url=http://www.rgmwatches.com/]RGM Watch Company[/url] [img]http://www.rgmwatches.com/104t.jpg[/img] [url]http://www.rgmwatches.com/104T.html[/url] Anyone know what the word "Tourbillon" means, as relates to watches? They say the watch's functions are: "Hour, Minute, Seconds, Tourbillon"
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 2:19:11 AM EDT
Yes, Good watch. I have several.... Of course, mine all say "Casio"
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 2:21:05 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/26/2003 2:22:43 AM EDT by SeaDweller]
Tourbillon is like the most expensive complication you can have on a watch. Tourbillon is the Holy Grail IMO. Costs for a good one range from around 40k and there's no upper limit. From what I recall, the tourbillon device overcomes the effect that gravity has on a watch.
[i]Definition of Tourbillon: The frame of the tourbillon contains the regulating mechanism (balance wheel with hairspring) and the lever escapement, making one revolution in one minute. The rotation of the whole device around the axis of the frame suppresses effects of friction or other effects caused by unbalanced components and earth’s gravity.[/i]
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Link Posted: 6/26/2003 2:29:02 AM EDT
Here is the ULTIMATE tourbillon/watch. Patek Philippe "Sky Moon Tourbillon" 5002 which retails for $593,750-18K gold and $618,750- platinum. [img]http://www.watchparadise.com/idan/patek1/patek1.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 2:35:53 AM EDT
Originally Posted By SeaDweller: Here is the ULTIMATE tourbillon/watch. Patek Philippe "Sky Moon Tourbillon" 5002 which retails for $593,750-18K gold and $618,750- platinum. [url]http://www.watchparadise.com/idan/patek1/patek1.jpg[/url]
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[shock] The most expensive Rolex that I remember seeing was around $30,000 - $40,000. Now you're showing me watches that cost over half a million. Is Rolex just a small fish in this sea of watchers, or do they make the really expensive ones too?
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 3:00:01 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/26/2003 3:04:19 AM EDT by SeaDweller]
Originally Posted By Johnphin:
Originally Posted By SeaDweller: Here is the ULTIMATE tourbillon/watch. Patek Philippe "Sky Moon Tourbillon" 5002 which retails for $593,750-18K gold and $618,750- platinum. [url]http://www.watchparadise.com/idan/patek1/patek1.jpg[/url]
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[shock] The most expensive Rolex that I remember seeing was around $30,000 - $40,000. Now you're showing me watches that cost over half a million. Is Rolex just a small fish in this sea of watchers, or do they make the really expensive ones too?
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Rolex is near the top when it comes to popularity and sales. They are a big time player though they don't make anything that even remotely resembles this. But in all fairness, no other manufacturer makes a watch like this PP 5002 either. Their most complicated watch out of the current lineup is the Daytona chronograph. The most expensive current Rolex models are probably ones fitted with meteorite dials. Those are cool. Probably the President Day-Date. If you want a high-end bank account buster timepiece Patek Philippe is where you look.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 3:05:23 AM EDT
Here is a nice pic of a meteorite Daytona which is one of the coolest dials around. [img]http://www.ukwatches.com/myweb/Basel/daytona.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 3:15:03 AM EDT
Originally Posted By SeaDweller: Here is a nice pic of a meteorite Daytona which is one of the coolest dials around. [url]http://www.ukwatches.com/myweb/Basel/daytona.jpg[/url]
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That's one pretty watch. What do they usually go for?
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 3:22:03 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/26/2003 3:23:28 AM EDT by SeaDweller]
Originally Posted By Johnphin:
Originally Posted By SeaDweller: Here is a nice pic of a meteorite Daytona which is one of the coolest dials around. [url]http://www.ukwatches.com/myweb/Basel/daytona.jpg[/url]
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That's one pretty watch. What do they usually go for?
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There is a dude on ePay who always has one listed. Street price about 15k. [url]http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2642086671&category=31387[/url]
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 10:56:16 AM EDT
RGM makes a nice watch, but in that price range, I'd opt for a Patek or Bregeut Tourbillon.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 11:13:27 AM EDT
Wow, I never heard of the tourbillion, but just read up on it. It seems like it's a solution to a non existant problem for the layman. Of course the perfect solution to this potentially anomoly is....Quartz. But then there's not fun in that.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 7:19:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/26/2003 7:22:51 PM EDT by Gemologist]
As Seadweller has stated, the tourbillon is one of the most complicated features a wrist or pocketwatch can have. Minute repeaters are also a complication that demand top dollar. When combined with the tourbillon and other more simple complications, serious collectors will pay unGodly amounts of cash for these limited edition timepieces. The world record is 11 million US dollars for a Patek Phillipe pocketwatch. Gemologist[x]BLOAT Buy Lots Of Ammo Today P.S. A.Lange& Sohne is my current favorite along with Audemars Piguet.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 7:36:27 PM EDT
What is a minute repeater? I saw that term and didn't know what it meant.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 7:52:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/26/2003 7:57:50 PM EDT by Gemologist]
Minute Repetetion is a fully mechanical device that when the button is pushed or slide released, a gong rings the hours then "dings" the quarter hours and follows by the chimeing of the minutes....All run off of a mainspring and are fully mechanical..batteries not included. These timepieces can take up to 3-5yrs to complete and are considered machanical works of art to those interested in "Horology". Some of these watches contain more than five hundred individual parts. 38,000 internal watch screws will fit inside a thimble!!! No S@$T!!! All assembled by hand no less... Gemologist[x]BLOAT
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 8:06:08 PM EDT
Johnphin Go to RGM site and click on the minute repeater watch and then click on the movement picture and it will play the repitition for you!!! The watch sounds better in person...Much more crisp and clear when on your wrist!. Gemologist[x]BLOAT
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