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    Porsche watches?

    I am curious about what people think of Porsche watches. I'm talking of course about the Chronograph 1 series which appears to have an in-house movement and some interesting case dimensions / treatments.

    They make them in a wide range of colour schemes, some of them not to my taste given they're 911 branded. I like the 911 but don't own one and not sure I'd buy a car to match my watch ;)

    I haven't handled a Chrono 1 yet but plan to do so next week...what do we think about Porsche as a watchmaker and does anyone have experience with the Chronograph 1? I'm guessing the residuals are horrific on an RRP at £9-10k

    https://www.porsche-design.com/gb/en...WAP0710090PBLK

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    Really nice watches but yes the residuals are atrocious and I'd be trying to hunt down a pre owned model unless I had money to burn or I was 100% sure it was a keeper.

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    I tried them on in Frankfurt recently, they are cool and nicely done, though a little thick and I donít know how they can justify the price aside from Porsche branding

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    Prices are tied into their new car sales market.

    A friend who is on his third GT3 and second from his current dealer was offered his current car but only if he also bought a watch or and ebike.

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    One of mine, nice and legible.

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    At that set of prices, I would be buying the originals by Orfina, or (much) later on, Eterna.

    As a general point I really cannot see the point of having a re-issue version of something that costs multiples of the original.

    Even at vintage dealer prices the cost of this new one could buy you 2 of the very best examples of the original (for instance an early one with the V7750 movement and a later with the Lemania 5100).

    I know it was a while ago (8 years), but putting this one together from parts and having it fully re-coated at Schifferle & Schifferle (Orfina's service agent) cost me under £1.5k.



    I sold it here, I think someone still has it. Hope so.

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    Guinand have a very similar design (Werksfahrer Chrono) for about 2K including tax.

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    Sinn 144 St S Jubilee? Virtually identical. Jura advertise them for £1900 (not sure they've got that right)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Wolff View Post
    Sinn 144 St S Jubilee? Virtually identical. Jura advertise them for £1900 (not sure they've got that right)
    Iím not sure Sinn watches are in stock there (or anywhere for that matter). The steel version is about £2700

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    As someone mentioned, they are force sold together with the high end cars. That most likely makes the residuals terrbile, but also means that there should be used ones available. ;) I think it's a nice looking watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freeloader View Post
    Prices are tied into their new car sales market.

    A friend who is on his third GT3 and second from his current dealer was offered his current car but only if he also bought a watch or and ebike.
    Who do they think they are? Rolex?!


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    Quote Originally Posted by robert75 View Post
    Iím not sure Sinn watches are in stock there (or anywhere for that matter). The steel version is about £2700
    Thought it looked wrong. That's a limited edition which came out in about 2011. Doh!

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    Didn't Sinn build some of the 'Porsche Design' watches for them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Filterlab View Post
    Didn't Sinn build some of the 'Porsche Design' watches for them?
    No. Orfina, Eterna, IWC. Sinn did a few Audi watches, but not many

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    Oh yes, the Audi watches. That's what I was thinking of.

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