Watch Buying Mistakes? Breitling Navitimer or Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch? Rolex Under Loupe

Rolex gets the night off… for the most part! Watch buyers, watch sellers, and watch collectors agree; Watches Tonight with Tim Mosso is the place to “watch,” discuss, and laugh about the hobby of luxury watch collecting. We open with a discussion of hilarious attempts to counterfeit A Lange & Sohne and Jaeger LeCoultre timepieces. A viewer’s question about the Patek Philippe 5170R leads to a clarification of Tim’s stance on this 39.4mm chronograph; it’s a viable unisex watch option, not a “ladies’ watch.” We consider the relevance of the modern Breitling Navitimer and whether Tim would advise choosing it over the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Co-Axial Chronograph. One viewer’s question about loupes for viewing his watch collections precipitates a surprising response; you don’t need to spend $600 on the “Loupe System for Hodinkee” in order to get a clear and detailed view of your prized Rolex Daytona sodalite dial or your Audeamars Piguet Royal Oak 15202 with caliber 2121. A standard Bausch & Lomb plastic jeweler’s loupe and headband halo will do the job for under $50 U.S. When do you want to Tonight’s show includes an extensive discussion of how to buy watches when significant others. In fact, Tim arrives armed with advice for watch collectors; these are the common mistakes frequently made when buying watches… and how to avoid them. True, marriage diplomacy requires creative solutions to ensure that a watch arrives on good terms with the entire household. But Tim also offers unconventional wisdom; don’t settle for a Breitling Colt Skyracer or a Hamilton Intra-Matic 68 when what you really want is a Rolex Submariner or an Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch. Moreover, ask critical and revealing questions when buying a watch whether it’s a $100 vintage Sicura or a $50,000 Grand Seiko 8 Day Spring Drive. Finally, Tim discusses why he cannot always answer every individual email about which Omega, Breitling, Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, and Rolex that watch buyers and watch collectors plan to purchase. All of this and watch collector wrist shots will be featured this evening on Watches Tonight!

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Chris Santosusso says:

Tim I wholly agree with you on the value proposition nonsense…. having said that I really do like that Hamilton in general

Paul's Reviews says:

Is it true you sold your collection?

Terry C says:

Which model is considered “core” for Glashutte Original?

nick_o_shay kendall says:

As a seiko nut a high end seiko give away like this is crazy cool. Grate show tim as always i lookforward tohe next one.

Jorge Vieira says:

Call me all!!!

Geoff Longford says:

Sunnies on head, indoors.
Fashion mistakes.

Marco von Catfish says:

So would you choose the Navitimer or the Speedmaster? I don’t think you made a final determination (unless I missed it). I generally prefer Omega to Breitling, but if the choice is between those two specific watches I would pick the Navitimer over the Speedmaster every day of the week and twice on Sunday.

darksidecarnival says:

Brilliant! I love ur show. I’m new to watch collecting and am learning so much everytime I watch one of ur episodes. Thank you!

Nestor Cabrol says:

Excellent show today, should I say as always, the advice in regards the bracelet & straps was perfect for the new people that get the bug.
Also you keep the fast pace with a lot of information and data, Thanks!!!

Michael S says:

They are both Icon’s in their own right! Find out which one you want first, but get both if you can!

Shashank D says:

What’s the globe ? Ball ? Exploding star looking thing behind you ? Looks amazing

Xavier Naguiat says:

Ask for forgiveness instead of permission. Hahahaha!! I’ve decided education is the key. If she figures that a watch is the physical equivalent of government bonds she might become more inclined.

Burning MrB says:

Tim is the best in the bizz. No doubt.

Juan Olmos says:

Georges kern is really changing breitling around, doing back to the roots of what made them great in the 60s and 70s . Love the new navi.

Abdul Rahman Abdel Razek says:

For every watch, buy a present in some similar value or even a similar watch 😉

Ian Gault says:

I receive upwards of 120 meaningful emails a day (setting aside the usual non-critical stuff) in connection with active files I have on at any one time. I fully understand the inability to keep up and at times the overwhelming influx is paralysing both in terms of brain power required to formulate cogent responses (and also remain aloof from the sometimes irresistible desire to descend into the inane and questionably (in)appropriate sarcasm, humour and pathos) and allocation of time to actually achieve concrete progress on a daily and/or weekly basis. I feel your pain and, whilst recognising the frustration that can be engendered by a lack of response to an email that the sender may consider ‘priority’, there comes a time when you have to pull up the drawbridge, step back and focus on the ‘why’ and the ‘how’ rather than simply the ‘who’ or the ‘what’. The content of these videos is demonstration and corroboration (if required and, in my opinion, its not) of your work ethic and application of knowledge of the subject and it seems to me that this focus is preferable (and paramount) to the benefit of the wider audience. Just my humble opinion of course.

Andy Kiesling says:

tim in one answer, navitmer 43 or ilc master control chrono?

jumboJetPilot says:

What’s the viewer wrist shot e-mail address again? I received an invalid e-mail address message…

anUntouchable says:

Can you review the Hamilton X-Wind?

Bobby Smith says:

Great show Tim.

SevenDeMagnus says:

Cool. Breitling coz’ it’s not ETA movement and it looks cooler.

God bless, Proverbs 31

Clive Williams says:

I say the same every week, fantastic episode as always, you speak so well and are so knowledgable, can’t wait for next week, congratulations Tim you are the Oracle

City of Gentlemen says:

The best thing I learned and the best advice I can give is buy what you truly want. Never settle or talk yourself into a purchase. You’ll regret settling and in the end, you’ll end up spending more because you’ll eventually purchase it anyways and still be stuck with the watch that you settled for.

Peter Olsson says:

Lol – I’ve bought watches because they were there! Great advice PIA to sell!

labro361 says:

Love your show, and your wit.

kjparlay says:

Your breakdown of the “value proposition” idea was spot on.
I did a lot of that early on in my collecting, buying almost haphazardly less expensive watches – I couldn’t afford X so bought Y and was never satisfied. Realized I was going about it wrong. Pared my collection to a couple nice pieces and a couple less expensive watches, all get worn because I genuinely love them.
Buy what you like. If it’s too expensive now, start saving. You’ll be so satisfied when you get it.

Peter Shallis says:

I love that Hamilton intra-matic 68. There, I said it.

Betsy Avallone says:

I have been into watches since I was a kid. My husband could care less about watches.

Robert Kjellström says:

Great show!

Alec Tang says:

Fantastic show as always! Thanks for another shout out Tim!

James Lynch says:

Incredible someone is complaining about not to replying to an email… you are replying to comments on here and posting the best watch content on YouTube…! Please keep going.

Tao Hsieh says:

Navitimer blacksteel 46

Luftballon99 says:

Love the shows, but the prices online are getting ridiculous…”Watchbox Premiums” can be noticed on almost every model. Wasn’t like this before…

Kubilay Demir says:

Another great episode.

Jon Hettrick says:

I am a watch fanatic. I can’t afford most of the watches you show. But I like your Channel. God bless

six and a third inches sixteen centimeters says:

Fun show and great advice, never buy a watch you don’t want/need/lust after/exalt/worship/pathologically obsess over/…

Roberto Guimaraes says:

Great show as usual Tim. Took my Oris alarm and your colleagues helped me. Awesome studio tour and chat. Thank you guys. This is a great channel and staff is awesome, whether selling or YT-ing.

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