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The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Breitling, JLC etc...) - Page 2354post #35296 of 483129/9/14 at 3:28pmpost #35297 of 483129/9/14 at 3:36pmpost #35298 of 483129/9/14 at 3:42pmpost #35299 of 483129/9/14 at 4:39pmpost #35300 of 483129/9/14 at 6:21pmAm I crazy for liking this as a fun watch?
Bit small though right?post #35301 of 483129/9/14 at 7:48pmQuote:Originally Posted by David Reeves
Am I crazy for liking this as a fun watch?
Bit small though right?
Not crazy about it. The reason its a bit small is that size was really intended as ladies watch. There may be similar dial designs for a larger sized watch if you really like that style. Good luck with whatever you decide.post #35302 of 483129/9/14 at 7:56pmQuote:Originally Posted by mimo
That's cool. ^^
I like the new Weltzeit in that colour, but the "home page icon" is a complete show-stopper. Ridiculous. There was nothing wrong with "Heimat". Be German and be proud, I say. A swing and a miss I fear, solely for that.
Viz. Black Bays, I can only agree with the red/strap and blue/bracelet suggestion. Although red on a bracelet looks nice too. I haven't seen blue on a strap in person. I am always drawn to blue things for some reason, but if I try to be completely dispassionate about it, then I think the correct answer is the red one on a strap, and here's my thinking:
- Of these modern models, the red was the first, and therefore will always be somehow "the modern Black Bay", however many new versions succeed it.
- Being on a strap, and such a distinctive colour, make it very unlike a Submariner, and therefore less like a substitute for one.
- That red cordovan strap looks way cool, best thing I've ever seen for the BB. Get one, keep the original "distressed" leather in the box, and you will have both an immaculate original should you choose to sell, and an infinitely nicer thing on your wrist.
There. I said it.
Or get the blue one on a bracelet because..I don't know...it's so..blue.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)Quote:Originally Posted by Keith T
Ranjeev, I have been wearing a Jules Verne strap on my 210, but can't really speak to durability yet, as it has only been a few months. It has darkened a bit, but aside from that, I haven't had any issues. (And I don't mind the color change at all....considering it part of the evolution / patination of the strap, if you will).
I would personally recommend it, despite the crazy premium for OEM.
No question that it is a rather soft strap, as there was no "break in" period necessary on mine. It truly felt great from day one.
Maybe that same quality will lessen its longevity? I have no idea....hopefully it will be both soft and durable. Time will tell.
But goodness knows there are plenty of "tough" Panerai straps available out there....ammo, cordovan, kevlar/cordura, etc....have fun shopping....
Here's a gratuitous, fairly recent pic:
And another (older) wrist shot, taken the day that I "installed" it:
Many thanks gentlemen - very refreshing.post #35303 of 483129/9/14 at 9:08pmpost #35304 of 483129/9/14 at 9:32pmpost #35305 of 483129/9/14 at 10:13pmQuote:Originally Posted by Find Finn
@Kaplan, did you see the 10 o'clock news tonight, where they visited Klarlund?
I was laughing my ass of, when the speaker said, manual watches can only do one thing tell time.
TV2? No, I didn't see it. Was it the interviewer suggesting that?post #35306 of 483129/9/14 at 11:09pm
Normally I think Rolexes look best on their bracelets with very few exceptions. But I am absolutely enchanted by this combo. It really does look perfect on a NATO, and you're right about the size suiting you. Congratulations.Quote:
- Yes, it's hideous.
- Yes, it's for girls.
There are plenty of interesting dial colours, and indeces available in the 36mm that are different enough, plus the choice of bezels and bracelets - or you could add a funky NATO (see above) to make it more "fun". Or all of the above. But not this! :)post #35307 of 483129/10/14 at 12:01ampost #35308 of 483129/10/14 at 12:19ampost #35309 of 483129/10/14 at 12:22amQuote:Originally Posted by academe
Belligro: Harsh post. I understand your sentiments about Patek pricing, mine are not so different... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)However, I suppose I differ from you in that I have always thought, when I have seen the 5227 and 5296 in the metal, that they were very elegant and finely finished. Dimensions for the case and dial, and overall sense of balance, I have thought are excellent. When worn on the wrist, despite their 37-38mm size, they have a great wrist presence. Also movement finishing is just superlative... Walt Odets was not far wrong in holding up Patek movement finishing above all other manufactures...Bit of a ramble, but would I choose a 5227 or 5297 over a Lange 1, 1815 up/down, VC patrimony Traditionelle, or AP Jules Audemars? Not certain... But nor do I think they are as worthless/valueless as do you...
The 5296 sector dial is difficult to capture in photos. In the metal, I have also thought the two-toned finish causes an interesting play of light, colour and shadow. I also think that - because the majority of Patek coverage is over their complications and the Nautilus/Aquanaut lines - that the simple time-only Calatravas are often poorly represented in online photography. I think there is a danger in basing ones opinions on online images, particularly if there aren't very many high quality images available...
PS I do like that 5196, and - don't shoot me - have even found a place in my heart for the 5123, with it's *ahem* unusual case back.
Regrets; they're certainly high-quality, extremely well-finished watches, and I didn't want to suggest that they're valueless. I guess I just have strong feelings about that date display. < frowny face >post #35310 of 483129/10/14 at 4:00amQuote:Originally Posted by mimo
Normally I think Rolexes look best on their bracelets with very few exceptions. But I am absolutely enchanted by this combo. It really does look perfect on a NATO, and you're right about the size suiting you. Congratulations.
- Yes, it's hideous.
- Yes, it's for girls.
There are plenty of interesting dial colours, and indeces available in the 36mm that are different enough, plus the choice of bezels and bracelets - or you could add a funky NATO (see above) to make it more "fun". Or all of the above. But not this!
I'm not doing it because of the size, I just thought it was very unusual looking for a Rolex and the price was good. I will always be a bit of a mod at heart and I quite liked the "man from uncle" look about it. Could see it being interesting worn with a very clean minimal outfit......maybe the Apple watch then?!
Put on my new moleskins and tweed jacket last night to go home from work though and really felt like I needed an "old money" watch.
My day date got bought at the start of the summer and I do really like it but I think it works best for me as a summer watch because I have been wearing a lot of Ace Rothstein looking summer suits.
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