or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Breitling, JLC etc...)
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Breitling, JLC etc...) - Page 2317  

post #34741 of 48312
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

Guys, thanks for the feedback.

I am sort of undecided about two watches right now.

This exact DJII:
n4w088.jpg

This IWC Big Ingeniur Plastiki, which hit me like a brick wall yesterday and I've been thinking about it ever since:
DSC_3718_zpsecfb690b.jpg

Thoughts? Opinions?

 

If the choice were between those 2, it would be the DJ.  As others have suggested, maybe you should look at a Milgauss or a 39mm Explorer.  

 

I am not a fan of the current IWC products, which is a shame because I like several of their older pieces.  Sadly, today most of their watches do nothing for me and I find their "Limited Editions" a really tiresome marketing exercise (so in general, I'd rather have a regular edition).  They have so many limited editions, that I find nothing special about them at all....lets see off the top of my head they have or have had the Top Gun Miramar Edition, various St. Exupery edition watches, Cousteau editions, Boris Becker Editions, Prada Editions, AMG Editions, Darwin Editions, Galapagos Edition, and the Tribeca Film Festival Editions. While I think its great if a watch company supports various causes (by donating to them and sponsoring events), making numerous so called "Limited Editions" every 6 months or so, waters down the significance of a watch being a limited edition. I can hardly wait to see some of their next limited editions, .... next year there could be a 35th Anniversary Big League Chew Bubble Gum Edition, complete with a pink rubber strap (maybe they can make it smell like bubble gum), special presentation container consisting of a  Big League Chew pouch and instead of a pillow or other item to hold the watch in place it could be wrapped in strips of Big League Chewing gum.  Or perhaps with the 40th Anniversary of the film "Smokey and the Bandit" coming up in a few years they could have a "Burt Reynolds Smokey and the Bandit Edition" watch with a "Screaming Chicken" engraved on the case back.  

 

I'm not completely against limited editions, but I think some companies over do it and its tiresome.  

Quote:
Originally Posted by CHRK33 View Post

I just wanted to get folks thoughts on Omega's newish Mark II chrono - we always talk about the traditional Speedmaster, but I just tried on the Mark II at the boutique in NYC and it looked great on the wrist. To me, it looked like a really fun watch for the weekends and was so evocative of the 70s in a good way. I can get my hands on it for a great discount (~4k) and am seriously considering it. Wanted to do a sanity check re: others thoughts before I did something rash.

I think its a fun watch.  Perhaps I'd look into the availability and cost of an original, before deciding to go with this one, however, it seems like a good watch for a very reasonable sum.  I know there are many things from the 70's that are best forgotten...but I do think some of the 70's watch designs are very cool.   Wishing you luck with whatever you decide. 

post #34742 of 48312
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

DJII

IWC Big Ingeniur Plastiki

Thoughts? Opinions?
Given the choice between those two, I'd stick with your Speedmaster, as it's a better-looking and cooler watch. The other two are a bit try-hard for my liking.
post #34743 of 48312
Quote:
Originally Posted by CHRK33 View Post

I just wanted to get folks thoughts on Omega's newish Mark II chrono - we always talk about the traditional Speedmaster, but I just tried on the Mark II at the boutique in NYC and it looked great on the wrist. To me, it looked like a really fun watch for the weekends and was so evocative of the 70s in a good way. I can get my hands on it for a great discount (~4k) and am seriously considering it. Wanted to do a sanity check re: others thoughts before I did something rash.


I think it is a pretty cool watch, I actually ordered one couple of days ago. I like Speedmasters a lot and this one was interesting enough for me, I did go with the orange racing dial. Did you actually handle it at the store? Also, $4K is a good price if it is new, retail is $6250 on these.
post #34744 of 48312
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

. . . 35th Anniversary Big League Chew Bubble Gum Edition . . . 

You know what I haven't had in a while? Big League Chew . . .
post #34745 of 48312
Quote:
Originally Posted by forex View Post

I think it is a pretty cool watch, I actually ordered one couple of days ago. I like Speedmasters a lot and this one was interesting enough for me, I did go with the orange racing dial. Did you actually handle it at the store? Also, $4K is a good price if it is new, retail is $6250 on these.

Yea, I tried it on in the boutique and really liked the way it looked and felt on my wrist. And yea, that price is for brand new from an AD, I have a good relationship with.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post


I think its a fun watch.  Perhaps I'd look into the availability and cost of an original, before deciding to go with this one, however, it seems like a good watch for a very reasonable sum.  I know there are many things from the 70's that are best forgotten...but I do think some of the 70's watch designs are very cool.   Wishing you luck with whatever you decide. 

Dino, you are totally right re: the vintage route - unfortunately, I just don't think I am a vintage guy. Too neurotic (and uneducated) to truly be confident about provenance, originality, etc. I am drawn to the vintage designs, however, which is why I like these faithful, yet modernized, tributes.
post #34746 of 48312
Back to the grind.

photo 0EAC09E1-4168-4F90-BD3D-5DEE6962D605.jpg
post #34747 of 48312
Quote:
Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

^^ What he said. ^^

I never buy a watch that "hits me," without waiting at least a few weeks to see if the love is passing or not.

speaking of which...

Is the RO still hitting you, or has that subsided?

post #34748 of 48312
DJII, Moo.
post #34749 of 48312
I think I'm going to take a step back and re-evaluate all the other options out there as well. There are a number of watches that are catching my eye, so I'm going to take my time. smile.gif
post #34750 of 48312
Quote:
Originally Posted by rnguy001 View Post

Back to the grind. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

photo 0EAC09E1-4168-4F90-BD3D-5DEE6962D605.jpg


Nice.
post #34751 of 48312
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

Thoughts? Opinions?

Of those two, I'd choose this


Inge 3227

or this

fcf1fdfc_work1600swvk2.jpeg
Series 1600, I believe

;-)

Like Dino, I don't think IWC make anything now that they didn't do better at an earlier time, and (unlike most, I think) I feel the same way about Rolex. If it has to be a current production model, I think I would look at the Explorer, but even here I'd rather go for the older 36mm model. Your Speedy on the other hand, is one of few current models I've seriously considered.
post #34752 of 48312

Hmm. Along these lines, I'm going to go out on a limb.

 

I've been looking at these. Right now I don't have any German watches in my collection, so...

 

http://www.glashuette-original.com/collection/the-4-pillars/detail/seventies-panorama-date

 

/

post #34753 of 48312
Ah yes, the 3227-01 has been on my radar for a number of years. If I could find a minty fresh one I would seriously consider it.

I cannot do 36mm watches, at least not Rolexes. They look really small on my wrist.
post #34754 of 48312

I ran my Zenith through Crown and Caliber's new app featured on the 'dink last week.

(Valuation, Selling, or Consignment service)

I think it may be fine for more common watches, but watches like the one I submitted, they seem weak on valuation.

The concept is sound, though.

post #34755 of 48312
I was hoping you'd said you didn't like the Inge, so I could post this. Oh, well - shame to waste it.



Would probably fill the role of a OneWatch better than a vintage Rollie, though it might be too sporty to sit beside the Speedy (for some, I just have two sports watches now and no need for something dressier).
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
This thread is locked  
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Breitling, JLC etc...)