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The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Breitling, JLC etc...) - Page 1490post #22336 of 483126/26/13 at 8:53ampost #22337 of 483126/26/13 at 8:53amQuote:
You know it's a MAN's watch!
I agree with your take on new Daytona vs used RO. As for this, I kind of think you're both right: I don't think the Daytona looks right anywhere but on a bracelet - for me. But I'd love to see a rose gold number on a croc strap on my lady. And so would she, unfortunately...must..work..harder....post #22338 of 483126/26/13 at 9:03amQuote:Originally Posted by no frills
Yeah - Oliver always posts some great pics via PuristS. But that's the least you should expect if the PuristS mods get privileged access to Patek pieces!
The finishing in my more complicated Pateks are otherworldly - but then they are also more complicated, with more nooks and crannies in which to employ the use of depth, different coloring, etc. This would be both on the dial side (3970s just have more subdials and detail than, say, a Calatrava or Nautilus 5711) or for movements (the manual winding CH 27-70 with its lack of rotor also lends itself to more to lovely viewing, and it has far more parts than, say, a cal 215 for a 5119 or a cal 324 for a 5711). So it's hard to compare.
I'd say that the complicated Pateks provide more of an opportunity to show off detailed, magnificent finishing. Unsure if Patek really scrimps on finishing for the "base" models, but there's only so much you can do on a relatively simple, flat Calatrava dial. What's good about Oliver's post (and the pictures you shared here) is that it compares the 5550 and the 5140, which should be more or less similar - except Patek just provides more detailing and better finishing for the 5550 (and prices it accordingly!).
These are, as always, excellent points. I will have the missus try different pieces on and see what she likes. Otherwise, Brooklyn Decker's choice ain't so bad.
Stitchy - that WG meteorite is really lovely. I will also have to have her check it out. She's a fan of "quirky" non-traditional dials and that might do the trick for her.
I agree largely on your description of the Patek differences, in that I don't think its so much a quality difference, I think there is just so much more they can do on a more complicated piece.
Very nice photo of of Ms. Decker and her... watch!post #22339 of 483126/26/13 at 9:12amQuote:
ohhh Dino....i agree completely on this. Theres something special about those hand wind daytonas. Id sell my soul for one if i hadnt already sold it for a bottle of scotch when i was 23.post #22340 of 483126/26/13 at 9:17amQuote:
i have tried it on in person a few times. the picture does not do it justice. amazing texture and visual interest to the dial. also looks great on a honey croc strap.post #22341 of 483126/26/13 at 9:19amQuote:
it looks awesome on a honey croc!! the dial is a tad darker in person than i thought. And man is it heavy.post #22342 of 483126/26/13 at 9:21ampost #22343 of 483126/26/13 at 9:36amQuote:
yes, i couldnt find an internet pic that really got the true dial color. its darker, more "splintered" and more textured irl. it is heavy. and amazing.
im cool with that.post #22344 of 483126/26/13 at 9:39ampost #22345 of 483126/26/13 at 9:57ampost #22346 of 483126/26/13 at 9:58amQuote:
Coincidentally, a friend of mine has one and is thinking of selling it. Oh, snap!
Here's a pic of the WG meteorite Daytona on a bracelet. Looks HOT.post #22347 of 483126/26/13 at 10:05ampost #22348 of 483126/26/13 at 10:20amQuote:Originally Posted by no frills
Coincidentally, a friend of mine has one and is thinking of selling it. Oh, snap!
Here's a pic of the WG meteorite Daytona on a bracelet. Looks HOT. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)post #22349 of 483126/26/13 at 10:21amQuote:
I've never been a fan of the WG with meteorite dial on a strap. I think I find just too much texture happening. The texture of the dial, the raised numerals (I usually prefer sticks or arabic numerals on chronographs to go with the tachymeter, when so equipped), the texturing of the strap, stitching etc. However, as pictured above on the WG bracelet the dial works really well with the overall design and I like it.
If going with a version on a strap, I'd probably see if I could find one with a dial that had the "Panda" design or if you prefer a solid color, one that has Arabic numerals. I would probably advise against the chocolate dial or the dark mother of pearl. I've known people that owned both and sold them shortly after realizing in real life, those dials are really tough to read.
Enjoy the search and good luck.post #22350 of 483126/26/13 at 10:34am
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