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Big Disappointment today

Post by Admin on Sat 31 Jul 2010, 2:53 pm

Well, I had to go to a mall near Downtown Atlanta that I just plain don't ever go to because of where it is and who frequents it. But, its the one place that has a Toureneau in Atlanta (such as it is).

The NYC store has these brands available for inspection:
Tourneau Audemars Piguet Baby-G Baume & Mercier
Bell & Ross Blancpain Breguet Breil Milano
Breitling Bremont Bvlgari Cartier
Chopard Citizen Concord Corum
Cuervo y Sobrinos Damiani Dior Watches Dior phone
Ebel ESQ by Movado Gc Swiss Made Gérald Genta
Giantto Girard-Perregaux Glashütte Original Graham
G-Shock Gucci Guess Hamilton
Hermès Hublot Invicta IWC
JACOB & Co. Jaeger-LeCoultre Jaquet Droz Krieger
Longines LP Italy Luminox Maurice Lacroix
Michele Watches Milus Montblanc Movado
Oakley Oceanus Omega Oris
Panerai Patek Philippe Pathfinder Piaget
Preowned Rado Raymond Weil RITMO MUNDO
Seiko Suunto Swiss Army TAG Heuer
TAG Heuer MERIDIIST TechnoMarine Tissot Tourneau
U-Boat Ulysse Nardin Vacheron Constantin Vertu
Von Dutch Zenith

The Atlanta store has these:
TAG
Bremont
A Lang & Sohne (which their corp. website does not indicate they are an AD for BTW)
Tourneau
Breguet
U-Boat
Ulysse Nardin
Raymond Weil
Omega
Montblanc
Movado
Corum
Longines
Hublot
Breitling
Bell & Ross
Chopard

And not that many of any of them but the Breitling and Omega cases. Long narrow store. But the most disappointing thing was that the vast majority of them are all 100% high polish models. Weird, just plain weird. The # of actual tool watches (outside the Omega and TAG cases) approached 0 with the exception of the B&R and Bremont brands.

At least this time they didn't pretend to be my newest bestest friend. But the BS that the sales people were spouting to the two men their looking at watches (one was looking at ALS's and the other at Chopards) was just staggering.

Was wearing both my 757UTC and my Sinn hat. It was a very disappointing trip as I thought, well it's been a couple of years perhaps its better. Evil or Very Mad

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Re: Big Disappointment today

Post by bodypeersur on Sat 14 Aug 2010, 8:36 pm

What? No Invicta? They have Invicta at the Orlando Tourneau Outlet. I was looking at Breitlings when I went so I really didn't pay much attention to the other brands available. I did notice that they had Rado and Hamilton though.
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Post by docrwm on Sun 15 Aug 2010, 12:23 pm

Oh, I forgot that they have a Tourneau outlet in Orlando. Hmmmm, kids to Disney in September........ scratch
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Post by porschefan on Sun 15 Aug 2010, 12:32 pm

Tourneau non-outlet flagship in a couple of weeks.
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Post by docrwm on Sun 15 Aug 2010, 3:50 pm

Visiting NYC?
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Post by bodypeersur on Sun 15 Aug 2010, 6:39 pm

Hey Tim, good to see you guys too. You gonna visit the east coast?
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Post by porschefan on Sun 15 Aug 2010, 9:21 pm

NYC for the US Open. We have day tickets for the opening weekdays; Monday, Tuesday, both day and evening passes; and day tickets for Wednesday; then Yankees tickets Wednesday pm (provided by a fellow Robin works with, the last name of DiMaggio... yep, that same family).
Then meeting up with some folks, discussing some possible upcoming employment opportunities.
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Post by bodypeersur on Mon 16 Aug 2010, 6:46 am

Well have a great time in the Big Apple and I'll keep my fingers crossed on the potential employment!
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Post by docrwm on Mon 16 Aug 2010, 8:13 am

Best of luck on the discussions!
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Post by porschefan on Mon 16 Aug 2010, 9:47 am

Thanks, gents.
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Post by andrema on Wed 18 Aug 2010, 5:29 pm

good luck man!!!! Just remember, the east coast is the RIGHT coast cheers
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Post by JackTheWack on Mon 23 Aug 2010, 3:56 pm

Make sure you go to the tourneau on 57th street...4 floors of watches that will blow your mind...
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Post by porschefan on Mon 23 Aug 2010, 4:15 pm

JackTheWack wrote:Make sure you go to the tourneau on 57th street...4 floors of watches that will blow your mind...

Yes, thanks. That's the one I was referencing above. Been there a couple times already, but it's always worth another visit. Also Wempe.
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Post by JackTheWack on Mon 23 Aug 2010, 4:20 pm

porschefan wrote:
JackTheWack wrote:Make sure you go to the tourneau on 57th street...4 floors of watches that will blow your mind...

Yes, thanks. That's the one I was referencing above. Been there a couple times already, but it's always worth another visit. Also Wempe.

Love that store. Wempe is great also. Sometime in the fall Breitling is opening up a 4 level store also right down the block from tourneau... cheers
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Post by docrwm on Mon 23 Aug 2010, 4:23 pm

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porschefan wrote:
JackTheWack wrote:Make sure you go to the tourneau on 57th street...4 floors of watches that will blow your mind...

Yes, thanks. That's the one I was referencing above. Been there a couple times already, but it's always worth another visit. Also Wempe.

Love that store. Co-Pay Overpayment is great also. Sometime in the fall Breitling is opening up a 4 level store also right down the block from tourneau... cheers

You are kidding about the Breitling store, right? Why would they need 4 levels? Do they have that many models?
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Post by JackTheWack on Mon 23 Aug 2010, 4:28 pm

docrwm wrote:
JackTheWack wrote:
porschefan wrote:
JackTheWack wrote:Make sure you go to the tourneau on 57th street...4 floors of watches that will blow your mind...

Yes, thanks. That's the one I was referencing above. Been there a couple times already, but it's always worth another visit. Also Wempe.

Love that store. Co-Pay Overpayment is great also. Sometime in the fall Breitling is opening up a 4 level store also right down the block from tourneau... cheers

You are kidding about the Breitling store, right? Why would they need 4 levels? Do they have that many models?


Nope...not kidding but i did make a mistake..sorry its going to be 3 levels..here is the link: Breitling flagship store in nyc
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Post by porschefan on Mon 23 Aug 2010, 4:36 pm

From here: http://professionalwatches.com/2010/05/breitling_is_scheduled_to_open.html

Breilting Marketing Director, Lisa Roman, just informed me that they will be opening a new three level flagship store on 57th Street in New York City.

Breitling, luxury Swiss watchmaker since 1884 will be opening its first US store in New York at 5 E. 57th Street this fall.

The 8,500 square foot, three level store will showcase Breitling's entire collection of fine timepieces from the Breitling, and Breitling for Bentley lines as well as an assortment of special limited edition models. The store will also feature a Breitling technical center for after sales service.

Marie Bodman, President of Breitling US, comments, "Breitling is delighted to be a part of such a rich retail environment on this venerable street."
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Post by bodypeersur on Mon 23 Aug 2010, 4:42 pm

Oh man! 3 floors of Breitling goodness!!! That's almost as good as...well...TREES!
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Post by porschefan on Mon 23 Aug 2010, 4:54 pm

bodypeersur wrote:Oh man! 3 floors of Breitling goodness!!! That's almost as good as...well...TREES!

Or, knees... OT, how'd surgery go?
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Post by bodypeersur on Mon 23 Aug 2010, 5:07 pm

She did great! She's tough. She'll be going to physical therapy tomorrow. Doc said she has very bad arthritis in the knee and will eventually need a knee replacement. But for now, this will help a lot. Thanks for asking Bro!
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Post by docrwm on Mon 23 Aug 2010, 5:10 pm

Duff,

Excellent!!!


There is a modern Breitling I like, but everyone else on the boards has poo-poo'd it.

The Breitling Abyss SuperOcean II with yellow chapter ring
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Post by porschefan on Mon 23 Aug 2010, 5:13 pm

I like the new line. So Breitling's changing things, some? BFD. I don't get the poopoo'ers
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Post by bodypeersur on Mon 23 Aug 2010, 5:39 pm

I'm liking the looks of that Super Ocean but I do prefer the old style bezel. I guess it wouldn't really look that good with this dial though. MSRP??? As for the wife....I think she should buy me that watch for being her personal private nurse! Hell I even wore fishnets and stilletoes!
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Post by porschefan on Mon 23 Aug 2010, 5:45 pm

bodypeersur wrote:Hell I even wore fishnets and stilletoes!

Happy there were no pics in that post.
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Post by docrwm on Mon 23 Aug 2010, 5:56 pm

porschefan wrote:
bodypeersur wrote:Hell I even wore fishnets and stilletoes!

Happy there were no pics in that post.

lol! Just glad things went well.

MSRP on the Abyss SuperOcean II - $2,695.00 but they are selling for $2000 or so Gray Market.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Movement: Breitling Caliber 17, officially chronometer certified by the COSC, selfwinding, high frequency (28,800 vibrations per hour), 25 jewels. Calendar.

Case: steel. Water-resistant to 1,500 meters (5,000 ft). Screw-locked crown. Unidirectional ratcheted bezel. Cambered sapphire crystal, glareproofed on both sides.
Diameter: 42 mm.

Dials: Abyss Black, Abyss Silver, Abyss Blue, Abyss Red, Abyss Yellow.

Straps/Bracelet: rubber Diver Pro or Ocean Racer/steel Professional.
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