now an opinion, if you don't mind---given the choice and cash in your hand, would you
pick a new one (moonwatch), or hold out for a top notch,
vintage w/ 321? which and why?
I think I'll go back to my old standby
reasoning... Randall 'Memphis' Raines (Nicholas
(Coppola) Cage) from the movie Gone
in 60 Seconds.
Scene in an L.A./Hollywood area Ferrari
Roger (the Ferrari salesman):My
name's Roger, Sir. May I be of some
Randall 'Memphis' Raines:That's
funny, my name's Roger... Two Rogers don't make a
right. [Laughs] Roger, I have a
Memphis: I've been in L.A. for
three months now. I have money, I have taste. But I'm
not on anybody's A list, and Saturday
night is the loneliest night for the week for
Roger: Well, a Ferrari would
certainly change that.
Memphis: Perhaps, Mmmm. But, you
know, this is the one. Yes, yes yes. ...
Memphis: "... I saw three of these
parked outside the local Starbucks® this morning,
which tells me only one thing. There's too many
self-indulgent wieners in this city with too much
bloody money! Now, if I was driving a 1967 275 GTB
Roger: "You would not be a self-indulgent
weiner, sir... You'd be a connoisseur."
Memphis: "Precisely. Champagne would fall
from the heavens. Doors would open. Velvet ropes would
Ok... Substitute the car Memphis is gesturing at
with just about any new watch, and exchange the phrase
1967 275 GTB four-cam with 1967 ST
145.012 Pre-Moon Pro, and you pretty much have my
feelings on the topic.
It's not that the new ones aren't nice, it's not
that they are less of a watch than the new one. No
they are fine watches. But the vintage ones, they are