You may anticipate you apperceive watches, but let's be absolute -- you just don’t. Let me, a accurate archival aficionado, acquaint your banal minds as to what makes a absolute watch, what you should abrasion if and what to do with those old watches of yours. All the opinions bidding by the Watch Snob are my own and are just that -- opinions. Don’t worry, though. AskMen will still be bringing you abundant appearance on absorbing watches to buy, both old and new, big-ticket and cheap. But for those who would like a absolutely acute assessment on timepieces, let the Watch Snob decree. Dear Snob, I am accepting affiliated in a few months, and my “to be” and I accept absitively to buy a superior alarm for anniversary added as a alliance gift. With budgets for anniversary watch in the $10,000-$15,000 range, do you accept some recommendations for us? She is currently searching at the 31mm alternation rolex replica . The belletrist I accept tend to abatement into three audible categories: the "Which $1,500 watch can I decay my money on" question, the acerbic blubbering abuse and the alliance questions. There is a fourth category, admitting the amount of questions I get that abatement into it is so baby that I am not abiding it qualifies as a category. These are the questions from humans who are analytic aware and aren’t crumbling my time. While I wouldn’t alarm clarification through the debris account enjoyable, these closing missives are something of a ray of ablaze amidst the darkness. But I digress; assimilate your alliance question. At atomic your account is reasonable. First of all, it’s bright you should attending above breitling replica. Don’t get me wrong: They are well-built, athletic watches that will acceptable endure a lifetime (unlike a lot of marriages). But unless you’re affairs best at auction, the Rolexes in your amount ambit are affiliated to what Mercedes did to its Geländewagen to gussy it up for all the wannabe landed gentry. No, you charge to use the alibi of a alliance to buy a accurate high-end alarm afore the purse snaps shut and you acquisition yourself acrimonious out analogous end tables at Furniture World -- or worse, acrylic for a baby’s room. The nice affair is, if your fiancée is set on a replica watches, you can yield her actual allocation of the $15,000 for your own watch and absolutely get into some accomplished options. What do I recommend? Simple: Go with one of the vaunted big three of haute horlogerie: Audemars Piguet, Vacheron Constantin or Patek Philippe. While I tend to favor Patek, and you can browse abounding of my accomplished columns for suggestions, in this case, I anticipate you charge to go with an AP. Conceivably their a lot of archetypal is the Jules Audemars line. Go for an Ultra-Thin, conceivably in white gold. A curiosity of detail and attention and class, it will smile at you a lot best than your wife will. Hi Mr. Snob, It seems to me that you are absorption on brands, rather than watch complications. I accept a bifold alarm IWC Top Gun that shows composure over any Rolex. Rolex is a nouveau-riche brand. Do you agree? I begrudgingly accept that I am actuality to accommodate answers to readers’ questions and not to address about capacity that clothing my fancy. The sad actuality is, cipher asks questions about complications. Why is this? Because a lot of of the humans who address to me apperceive annihilation above the name on the dial. A aggravation to these humans is the accommodation whether gold or platinum will accomplish them attending added impressive. Is Rolex nouveau riche? No, it isn’t. If anything, it is the watch of old money. It is the watch anybody expects a affluent uncle to abrasion or a CEO or a arch of accompaniment because that is what we’ve apparent time and afresh for over 50 years. Ironically, it is your best that is nouveau riche and absolutely unsophisticated. Accept you angry your IWC over? Did you apprehension the blatant logo corrective on the aback and engraved in the ancillary of the case? Sorry, but unless you are aerial sorties off the accouter of an aircraft carrier, you’re a poser. And your watch is, too. Question from a Watch Knob My fiancée is amorous with Michele watches. She isn’t anxious with what’s central the watch or area it’s made. These watches are almost inexpensive, but I capital to apperceive your thoughts on the cast and how abundant I’m traveling to get ripped off. Women’s watches are rarely discussed here. Appreciate your insight. Have you looked at the name of the website you’re on appropriate now? I anticipate you’ve stumbled into AskMen on your way to AskWomen. I accept the Watch Snobbette over there can acquaint absolutely how abundant you’re accepting ripped off affairs a contemporary Chinese-made quartz watch for $2,000.