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The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Breitling, JLC etc...) - Page 2274post #34096 of 482977/30/14 at 8:11am
Styles mentioned in this thread:post #34097 of 482977/30/14 at 8:22ampost #34098 of 482977/30/14 at 8:28ampost #34099 of 482977/30/14 at 8:30ampost #34100 of 482977/30/14 at 8:31amQuote:
I gave my brother my 16520 and after all this Daytona talk am considering asking for it back. It's probably so beat up now it probably looks pretty vintage! LOLpost #34101 of 482977/30/14 at 8:36ampost #34102 of 482977/30/14 at 8:44ampost #34103 of 482977/30/14 at 8:56ampost #34104 of 482977/30/14 at 9:02amQuote:
I get you, really. Maybe it's just next-level shit to seek out the rare and antiquated and my semi-evolved TWAT brain cannot yet appreciate their wonders in full. I can understand it intellectually, but it just doesn't press my love buttons. For now my primitive urges revolve almost universally around the new and the shiny.post #34105 of 482977/30/14 at 10:11ampost #34106 of 482977/30/14 at 10:38ampost #34107 of 482977/30/14 at 12:14pmpost #34108 of 482977/30/14 at 12:30pmQuote:
I think it was the angle and simply the shoulders/crown protectors.Quote:
Get it back!!! I really like my current 116520,....but I LOVE my 16520.Quote:Originally Posted by mimo
I get you, really. Maybe it's just next-level shit to seek out the rare and antiquated and my semi-evolved TWAT brain cannot yet appreciate their wonders in full. I can understand it intellectually, but it just doesn't press my love buttons. For now my primitive urges revolve almost universally around the new and the shiny.
There are lots of great new products, be it watches, cars, pens, knives or whatever other items people tend to collect. New items are under warranty, have the latest technology, and parts are readily available. Vintage items for me are cool in that we can often see the evolution of a items (for example I've seen a collection with a 6265, 16520 and 116500 Daytona), but also because they are not as commonly seen on most people. With respect to modern items, anyone can have one if they have money. Vintage items, are about more than having the means, it can be about searching and finding something in exceptionally good quality and its condition and completeness (if it has boxes papers) make it relatively rare. Beyond, that years ago watches, cars, etc were generally made in smaller numbers, so vintage items are rarer than modern ones. Furthermore, in the world of watches, years ago people bought a watch, be it a basic watch or a Patek perpetual calendar and they wore them. Over the years some have been damaged, lost, dinged, and dented...so really nice vintage pieces are again rare. Today, lots of Pateks, APs, VCs, and other collectibles end up in collectors' safes and are rarely worn or never worn...so pristine examples of modern pieces will probably never be as rare.
There is nothing wrong with liking shiny and new...I just think there is a lot to be said for vintage pieces. If its not your thing, no worries, brands keep churning out more new pieces every year.
I'm not sure I agree with Cage's character in Gone in 60 Seconds...but perhaps this brief clip explains in a humorous way the perception some have of vintage vs new (while this involves cars, perhaps it applies to watches also).Quote:Originally Posted by no frills
For all you AP fans, by a good friend:
Cool article! I knew most of it. I did not know the Shah of Iran was the first RO customer, although I had seen pix of him and his wife wearing them, so that would have been back in the 1970s.post #34109 of 482977/30/14 at 12:38pmpost #34110 of 482977/30/14 at 12:43pmQuote:
Get the best example you can find/afford. Repairs on these are very costly, if the watch has been mistreated or damaged. Also, keep in mind some of these are now several years old and may be in need of a service. Only have it serviced by AP. Do not skip and take it to your local watch maker. I've seen plenty of RO's butchered by local watchmakers that mean well, save a guy money, but who make a mess of the watch. Good luck.
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