HUGE fan of the Milgauss. Very nice!!
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The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Breitling, JLC etc...) - Page 2239post #33572 of 483127/14/14 at 11:59ampost #33573 of 483127/14/14 at 12:01pmpost #33574 of 483127/14/14 at 12:16pmpost #33575 of 483127/14/14 at 12:17pmQuote:
I found the 36mm Explorer a touch too small for me personally, but that's always subjective, and comes down to not only wrist size, but also shape.
Admittedly, I don't wear this one enough, but feel it was the right choice between the two. (*And yes, the watch hands are "too short", said every 39mm-hater, ever.) I'm not even going to argue that. Point conceded.Quote:Originally Posted by jbarwick
A different perspective on my BLNR. After 7 months of love, the polished center links are all scratched up. Does it make me love it less? No. What's to point of a fine time piece if it doesn't fit into your life? Any of the RO owners care to share what the bracelet looks like on the underside of their wrist? I've wondered what those look like as the finish on AP's is top notch and brushed just so.
Daytona gives me the same issue re: polished center links, but as others have mentioned, a little wabi-sabi just gives the watch a bit more charm and personality, right? IT'S NOT EVEN REALLY YOURS UNTIL YOU SCRATCH IT! (Ha!) Ultimately, I embraced the little swirls and scratches for the beautiful imperfection that they bring to an awesome chronograph.Quote:
That's what I'm talking about!
Start somewhere, take the plunge, and add a few of your own love marks.Quote:Originally Posted by NonServiam
Regarding transportation, my ride home from work took me through the Royal Palace park. On a crappy city bike. Crappy, but the workout is all the better for it. For a nominal yearly fee, I need not worry about parking my bike, and can choose to take public transport either way. As a bonus, I get to dodge hapless tourists and ring the bell at pretty hipster girl riding in summer dresses. Oh, and have a nice view of my chosen timepiece. Today it was the Oysterquartz
NS, living the dream...
I'm not sure what to do about the Milguass.
The "vert" sapphire is still a bit overrated IMO, but at the same time the white dial version seems to be horribly UNDERrated.
Feels like that watch is the one Rolex "sports model" that the ADs always have in the case. Always.
"Have you guys got the new SeaDweller yet?"
"Um, no. Sorry sir. Can we interest you in a Milgauss?"post #33576 of 483127/14/14 at 12:18pmpost #33577 of 483127/14/14 at 12:20pmpost #33578 of 483127/14/14 at 12:21pmpost #33579 of 483127/14/14 at 12:47pm
Right then, a challenge for you proper nerds: simply, is this a fake?
I was shown this the other day, and something smelt off right from the beginning. Firstly, whichever angle I looked at it, the dial didn't seem to be sitting vertically. Still doesn't here. Secondly, the finish on the bracelet and case just wasn't as "sharp" as I feel on any other RO. I could put it down to its being used, but it didn't seem right. And now I've compared this pic to several others on sale, there are a couple of other things: the nuts in the bezel don't look right - not flat or precise enough. Also, although I've seen versions with and without the numbered minute markers, those with also seem to have a black border around the date window, and those without, not. This is half and half. And most of all, it has a solid caseback when I thought that was just the chronos, and it felt a touch light.
Sorry it's just one poor pic, but I have faith in you. Educate me, AP masters. Is this a naughty fake? If so, I might be about to cause some trouble...post #33580 of 483127/14/14 at 1:09pm^^ That does not look genuine to me. It looks like it's trying to be a 15300. The bezel screws are off. Not flat enough. The AP is not large enough, the seconds hand is not right. I don't ever recall seeing a seconds hand model with the numbered minute indecies. I thought that was only on the Jumbo. (I could be wrong there). And if it is mocking a 15300, the dial should be silver...not white.post #33581 of 483127/14/14 at 1:13pmQuote:Well, I'm no AP master, but it looks like it could be a 14790 model. What reference number is on the back?Originally Posted by mimo
Right then, a challenge for you proper nerds: simply, is this a fake? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)Sorry it's just one poor pic, but I have faith in you. Educate me, AP masters. Is this a naughty fake? If so, I might be about to cause some trouble...
I was shown this the other day, and something smelt off right from the beginning. Firstly, whichever angle I looked at it, the dial didn't seem to be sitting vertically. Still doesn't here. Secondly, the finish on the bracelet and case just wasn't as "sharp" as I feel on any other RO. I could put it down to its being used, but it didn't seem right. And now I've compared this pic to several others on sale, there are a couple of other things: the nuts in the bezel don't look right - not flat or precise enough. Also, although I've seen versions with and without the numbered minute markers, those with also seem to have a black border around the date window, and those without, not. This is half and half. And most of all, it has a solid caseback when I thought that was just the chronos, and it felt a touch light.post #33582 of 483127/14/14 at 1:15pmpost #33583 of 483127/14/14 at 1:28pmQuote:
Here's a link to one that was for sale many years ago. I can't say this one is genuine either but it sure does look a lot like the one mimo posted.
http://forums.watchnet.com/index.php?t=msg&th=13123&rid=0post #33584 of 483127/14/14 at 1:39pm
Perhaps this is a silly question: was there a 39mm version? I was looking around and can only see 33 and 36...(the one in TC's link is the latter)
*Edit: also, although I can't remember the reference etc on the caseback, the clasp was different - same sliding mechanism but with that AP logo thing going on when you open it.post #33585 of 483127/14/14 at 2:01pm
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