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hartley353

Swiss Jaguar watch.

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Recent find on the Bay, A Jaguar Executive chrono J864.  even with a 10x loupe I only found one tiny mark on it . Probably a little to blingy for me. It will spend its life in the presentation box. The price was irresistable, and the lady selling it answered all my questions.large.1375894585_JaguarChrono..JPG.b5c5847a92547704268ddf4810b4d9b2.JPGlarge.jaguar-executive-j864-1.jpg.711332527ea95192b26f853555d8de0a.jpg

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I tried gold tone once, just couldn't get into it. Part of me regrets getting rid of it, and that part wants to try again, but the majority of me knows I still won't like it. Gold just isn't, nor has it ever been, my thing. When I wore jewelry as a kid it was always, only silver. I've always considered gold an old persons color, and a very 1970s thing.

I'm glad you like it. Green is a very iffy color for a dial. Do you own a Jag? I've never known them to make any watches, not like Porsche or Momo designs which are well known for it.

My motto has always been, never buy a watch branded by a company known for something else. That includes cars, clothing, jewelry and fragrances. I want a product that is a company's only focus, not a back burner project and afterthought.

Wish you luck with the watch.

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I like the green dial but also a gilt SS bracelet is too much for me, I guess the watch is not officially endorsed by Jaguar cars given the Jaguar logo is different?

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I also have come to the self-understanding that gold-tone/plated bracelets are just too blingy for me, although it may depend to some extent on the quality of the gold process used. Certainly gold over stainless steel is vastly preferable to gold on alloy when it comes to straps; how quickly and badly gold plated alloy bracelets seem to corrode. As for green dials, I am a cautious fan.

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30 minutes ago, JoT said:

I like the green dial but also a gilt SS bracelet is too much for me, I guess the watch is not officially endorsed by Jaguar cars given the Jaguar logo is different?

I once got a jaguar watch and cologne giftset for christmas, the logo was the same as the car badge so i imagine it was endorsed, i never wore the watch but used the cologne a few times!

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2 hours ago, JoT said:

 guess the watch is not officially endorsed by Jaguar cars given the Jaguar logo is different?

They're not  but seem pretty popular in the Canaries, almost every jewelers seem to have them in their window. 

Some are a bit gaudy but some of their dressier offering don't look to bad. From what I saw they were around  the €250 - €800ish price range. 

https://jaguarswisswatches.com/

 

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The brand has nothing to do with Jaguar cars  it was set up in the 1930s  by a private watch producer. then after his death bought up by the Festina group. The lady who sold it to me said it was bought in a spanish gift shop for around 450 euros.  The green Dial for the most looks black and only shows emerald green in very bright light..

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1 hour ago, hartley353 said:

The brand has nothing to do with Jaguar cars  it was set up in the 1930s  by a private watch producer. then after his death bought up by the Festina group. The lady who sold it to me said it was bought in a spanish gift shop for around 450 euros.  The green Dial for the most looks black and only shows emerald green in very bright light..

Then why buy it? It's quartz. It's gaudy. It's not valuable at all, in the watch collecting world...

I'm extremely confused.

I mean, don't get me wrong, if you like it you like it and, I guess, more power to you, but I'm just baffled. From your own words you don't even intend to wear it. It has no worth as a safe queen, as it won't gain any value sitting around. And I don't pick up any particular passion for the brand, the dial, the gold tone or anything else... So what am I missing here?

If someone gave it to me (because Lord knows I'd never intentionally buy something so hideous) I'd toss in the rubbish bin or regift it.

Don't take too much offense to that, I feel that way about at least half of the watches half of the people around here own. Including most quartz and almost all digital timepieces!

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I have a very large collection of watches, This was just a missing maker. Like other collectors, a lot of my stuff will remain in the boxes, it saves dusting.. Watches take up little space unlike my diecast collection. Not often I buy one like the Jaguar, I, enjoy repairing them so many come to me broken. and at a discounted price..

On 12/02/2019 at 16:02, Always"watching" said:

I also have come to the self-understanding that gold-tone/plated bracelets are just too blingy for me, although it may depend to some extent on the quality of the gold process used. Certainly gold over stainless steel is vastly preferable to gold on alloy when it comes to straps; how quickly and badly gold plated alloy bracelets seem to corrode. As for green dials, I am a cautious fan.

I have a Raymond Weil watch that has had two new backs, the latest is now corroding due to the alloy it is made of with gold plating, Though it is now 25 years old, it has sentimental value as a gift from the late wife., so I may have it repaired.

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I think a gold look suits naturally black or tanned skin. I have a Longines hydroconquest with gold pvd accents. I was a little concerned by the fact it was not actually gold until the sun started to shine and I got a tan. I also have a Dunhill millenium which has a decent amount of gold plate - not worn it since 2001/2 when on holiday but again it looked great in the sun around a pool. Sad yours will remain in the box but that's the way you operate so that's okay. I'm sure Michael Johnson could have run faster were it not for the gold around his neck but it looked cool :yes:

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I don't mind a bit of gold with the suntan. 

:whistling:

I have a nice (subjective I know :laughing2dw:) old white faced gold Gucci that looks great in the sunshine with a bit of a suntan and a decent black shirt chino shorts sort of combo 

Think 80's porn star look. 

:laughing2dw: :laughing2dw:

 

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Tough crowd.  :jawdrop1:  And Bond approves. :huh:  (Checking that I'm on the right site.....) 

Gold doesn't go with everything, I think that's why it gets knocked. But if you're one of those "collar and cuff" "drapes and carpet" "belt and shoes" match types, if you happen to be wearing other items that are gold, for me wearing a steel or silver watch is just a bit off. I'll yield to style mavens who know better than I. And of course, style is a very PERSONAL thing, so do what you like and others can sod off. 

Me, I'm in lurv with my two Mk II watches with gilt dials. The gold highlights that catch the light and fire it back at you are delightful. I think that's what makes some of the Grand Seiko models such prized watches by owners, the finishes sparkle and wink in ways that a more overt precious metal doesn't. Sorry, I started out determined not to jump on the "faint praise" bandwagon, but I seem to be running alongside it. :sorry: 

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On 14/02/2019 at 11:45, BondandBigM said:

@Chromejob 

What's not to like

Everything! The gold, the green, the Mercedes hands, the date window Cyclops magnifier, and a hindered resale value because of both the gold tone and green dial.

A quicker and easier question is, what is there to like? Nothing. See, easy.

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5 hours ago, JayDeep said:

Everything! The gold, the green, the Mercedes hands, the date window Cyclops magnifier, and a hindered resale value because of both the gold tone and green dial.

A quicker and easier question is, what is there to like? Nothing. See, easy.

I'm not so sure, at £8K back in the day when I looked at one think of all the Look-a-Likey tat you could buy out of the profit. 

:biggrin:

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