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The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Breitling, JLC etc...) - Page 1923post #28831 of 483122/6/14 at 3:35ampost #28832 of 483122/6/14 at 6:57ampost #28833 of 483122/6/14 at 7:15ampost #28834 of 483122/6/14 at 7:29ampost #28835 of 483122/6/14 at 7:31ampost #28836 of 483122/6/14 at 7:39ampost #28837 of 483122/6/14 at 7:41ampost #28838 of 483122/6/14 at 7:53amQuote:Originally Posted by bdeuce22
My college graduation present from my parents 8 years ago.
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I should have asked for a present like that.
Gorgeous watch, Bubba, gorgeous. I will like to own a Carrera watch.post #28839 of 483122/6/14 at 8:06ampost #28840 of 483122/6/14 at 8:11am
Good to see it's being lived and loved.
I have high hopes from you guys if I ever graduate in anything. You will be the first to know.post #28841 of 483122/6/14 at 8:17ampost #28842 of 483122/6/14 at 8:30ampost #28843 of 483122/6/14 at 8:33ampost #28844 of 483122/6/14 at 8:55amQuote:
If you looked at vintage catalogs from many brands, you will generally see that back in the 1920s through the 1950s it seems brands offered a much wider selection of case shapes. Today, most brands focus on round with an occasional rectangle or square.
I am not sure if they are still making a cushion shaped watch, but about 5 years ago or so a company called Alpina was making one. I have never seen one in person, and distribution seemed limited. IIRC, a friend of mine considered one but didn't buy it. I believe back then it was about $3-4K.
Very nice graduation present!
Love that 5040! Such handsome watch!post #28845 of 483122/6/14 at 8:58am
Gorgeous IWC. A friend wore his at dinner last night and I couldn't stop staring at it - so simple and classic.
On a sidenote I hope I'm not becoming bit by the IWC bug.
As for the cushion cases, what about the vintage Gerrard Perregaux that our old European friend used to show us? That thing was gorgeous.
He took the cool pictures on the vintage typewriter .... haven't seen him around in a while which is a shame ...
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