It's the 80s, you're young and rich, what's your poison?

Picture the scene, it's sunny, you're a stockbroker, you have just landed your first big bonus and you want to go out and celebrate with a new watch.

There are two rivals for your (not so) hard earned cash - a recently resurrected Blancpain brand with a lovely F Piguet movement and nice complications (that no quartz watch can achieve)?).

Or, an Ebel - a brand that has been growing in popularity and is currently the must have accessory. It uses a Zenith movement but doesn't offer quite the same cache as the Blancpain's stunning moonphase and complete calendar complication.

Both are on era defining bracelets and come finished in two tone (accents of 18ct gold, of course). One is dresser at 35mm, the other a modern 39mm.

Which one are you picking?

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Blancpain, it鈥檚 a beautiful watch

Blancpain

Cocaine I believe was popular then..

Blancpain couldn鈥檛 compete against AP and PP, might have been the more capable timepiece for horologist but also couldn鈥檛 compete against Sonny and Tubbs on Miami Vice. Sadly for me I sold off my Ebel watches when I decided Hugo Boss gangster style suits were pass茅. Ebel also produced a brushed gold version of the chrono fitted to a slick smoke grey croco strap, sold that watch also to pay for Kumon lessons for my daughters when they were struggling with math lessons.

I wouldn鈥檛 be able to resist the Blancpain for the moon phase and pointer date. If I did have a little of that big bonus left over, I would then search out a Concord to scratch that quartz itch and still land on one of those era defining bracelets 鉁

TOwguy

Blancpain couldn鈥檛 compete against AP and PP, might have been the more capable timepiece for horologist but also couldn鈥檛 compete against Sonny and Tubbs on Miami Vice. Sadly for me I sold off my Ebel watches when I decided Hugo Boss gangster style suits were pass茅. Ebel also produced a brushed gold version of the chrono fitted to a slick smoke grey croco strap, sold that watch also to pay for Kumon lessons for my daughters when they were struggling with math lessons.

So true, Miami Vice was a great move by Ebel. I have a few Ebels and love them!

The Blancpain; a stockbroker in the 80's would be all about as much cachet as they could get.

I will buy whatever will trigger my asshole coworker Patrick Bateman ;)

Lacquerite

I will buy whatever will trigger my asshole coworker Patrick Bateman ;)

An Alpinist that was assembled in the US?

The Ebel, I like chronographs.