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The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Breitling, JLC etc...) - Page 2904post #43546 of 483125/15/15 at 9:38ampost #43547 of 483125/15/15 at 9:40ampost #43548 of 483125/15/15 at 9:44amQuote:
Not odd at all. After all, many posters here have at least five-ten watches, some of which must be worn very rarely. But when they are, they can still be considered very important. Anyway, I suspect that if you were to get one, it might inspire you to dress up a little more often. Something of which I would very much approve, for whatever that's worth. :)
Funny you should say that, I just hit the button on the same.post #43549 of 483125/15/15 at 9:53ampost #43550 of 483125/15/15 at 9:53ampost #43551 of 483125/15/15 at 9:56amQuote:Originally Posted by mimo
Quoted one more time for awesomeness!
For all the things on which TWAT tends to agree, it is always good to see people dancing to their own individual tunes. Shared appreciation > groupthink. I never wear gold, even if I could afford such a magnificent beast, but my word that's a wonder to behold. Get it on the wrist and back in here fast!
I'm delighted for you.
Thanks, mimo. Appreciate the message.
DLJr: Agreed on the 10hz - that is the one aspect of the watch I dislike. At least it's no longer denoted in bright red.post #43552 of 483125/15/15 at 10:09amQuote:
No, I don't find it odd at all. After getting my first real job, I decided to commemorate the occasion with proper gold dress watch (and it was a rose gold VC). I'm more frequently drawn to dress watches than sports watches, but I don't have that many occasions to wear dress watches. I could wear them more often at the office, but its sort of a casual environment. I probably wear my dress watches most frequently to nice dinners out with Mrs. Dino. I suppose it gives me a good excuse to enjoy the watches, have a good meal, and enjoy the company of my better half in a beautiful setting. So perhaps a bit as Mimo suggested its more about creating an opportunity to wear your dress watch.
If it fits one's budget, even if you don't have much need for a dress watch, I think every collection should have at least 1 classic gold dress watch. Even though everyone says James Bond has worn Rolex Subs and Omega Seamasters with suits, most people are not James Bond. Even though I'm ok with wear a sports watch with a suit, there are always occasions that come up when a dress watch is truly called for. Good luck on your journey!post #43553 of 483125/15/15 at 10:16amQuote:Originally Posted by mimo
I was born enabled, baby!
Thank you my dear fellow, she seems very pleased!
Frilly has one for "tough mudding" and the like, if I recall correctly. And he is our King.
But I think they're horrible. For real outdoor activities like trekking, camping, diving, climbing, falling, screaming, fighting bears/sharks/aliens, etc.*, I think for under $200, there is not much better than this:
(*Also suitable for eating dainty macarons.)
Oh yeah the monster, another one of my favorites, but i had never owned one.
and those macarons look awesome. I ate almost 2000kcal worth of macarons last week lol
made by a friend, some classic ones and others with Peruvian fruits nom nom nompost #43554 of 483125/15/15 at 10:24amQuote:
It's still a pretty epic watch all things considered. I would have assumed all the different types of guilloche would look busy or not great to my eye, but I really like it as a whole. Love the case and lugs, and obviously the movement is stunning. Really, really cool pick up. Congrats again.post #43555 of 483125/15/15 at 12:04pmIQuote:
I bought a PROTREK for a long trip through Asia. I had one with analog hands and a digital readout. It was very functional and was great for spotting incoming monsoons and getting to shelter, or navigating through Bangkok's Chinatown by scooter when I couldn't read anything but my compass.
Then I got home, put my Speedy back on and sold it.
In TWAT land, it's more about watches as art than pretending we're supremely interested in the functional aspects.
@Grammaton Cleric lovely choice. I've always had a crush on Breguet.post #43556 of 483125/15/15 at 12:07pmpost #43557 of 483125/15/15 at 12:47pmpost #43558 of 483125/15/15 at 5:16pmpost #43559 of 483125/15/15 at 5:24pmpost #43560 of 483125/15/15 at 6:54pm
Thanks for the kind words @ShawnBC! The Peacock guilloche in my photo that you quoted took us one year to design and refine to perfection. Even though the Peacock, along with the Plum Blossom guilloche, is based on vintage Chinese watch designs of the '50s and '60s, our interpretation is original and combines vintage elegance with a fresh modernity.
Have a look at my Midnight Blue Imperial with the Plum Blossom, and I'd love to hear what you guys think! Bespoke monogramming is possible on the 3/4 plate of the movement, including even signatures in gold!
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