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post #1951 of 48312
Now that I've been wearing my new-old pocketwatch, I'm thinking of getting rid of my wristwatches for the financial preparation of getting a high quality technical pocketwatch. Mind, not a complicated one but one with technical refinements such as a karrusel or something. A pocketwatch is rather more comfortable to wear.
post #1952 of 48312
A nice pocket watch, esp. an old marque, can impart a lot of class to the wearer.
post #1953 of 48312
Thought I'd have this repaired. My only watch, which I've not worn in years, a hand-me-down from a great uncle I never met. One hand had fallen off, dome was cracked, strap was a nasty fake-gold expanding bracelet. Cost about $180 to do, which is probably more than it's worth, but never mind - I like it. Planning to buy a better strap when I can afford it - This one was only $15. (Edit: The mottling on the face doesn't look as bad in person)
post #1954 of 48312
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^^ Great looking watch ^^
post #1955 of 48312
My soft-core watch porn for today:

post #1956 of 48312
Thread Starter 
^^^ The whole outfit is... interesting
post #1957 of 48312
Is it SoCal2NYC interesting or merely captivating? The watch-chain and fob are both antique; I believe the citrine fob is English; the tortoise chain, French.
post #1958 of 48312
Very pimping LK.
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My soft-core watch porn for today:
post #1959 of 48312
Note the exceptionally large watch fob:

post #1960 of 48312
This is perhaps the most distinctive Panerai and one that would fit with a more traditional wardrobe IMO. A bit pricey though.



http://www.pduggan.com/cart/proddetail.php?prod=18674
post #1961 of 48312
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This is perhaps the most distinctive Panerai and one that would fit with a more traditional wardrobe IMO. A bit pricey though.



http://www.pduggan.com/cart/proddetail.php?prod=18674

It appears to be a facsimile copy of the vintage Rolex Panerais.
post #1962 of 48312
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It appears to be a facsimile copy of the vintage Rolex Panerais.

It's a re-edition by Panerai of a 1930s Radiomir with California dial. Many of the 1930s Panerai watches housed a Rolex movement, some others housed an Angelus movement. The watch design and case manufacture were done by Panerai (a military tool maker) while the movements were outsourced
post #1963 of 48312
What is the story behind the California dial? That is, the odd combination of Roman and Arabic numerals, and plain markers. If it's just decorative, that's an odd feature for a "tool watch".
post #1964 of 48312
I've always liked the look of the Radiomir. It looks more harmonious than some of the other Panerais.
post #1965 of 48312
The deco face on this one makes it a favorite. I like deco when it is well done.
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