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 2948  

post #44206 of 48312
Quote:
Originally Posted by dcg View Post

Thanks - my wrist is just over 6.5" (the big watch craze is not for me). I know that watch will look ok (shout out to @DLJr for letting me try his on at the NY trunk show a while back), just think I should have gone for the short version of the strap. Will have to decide whether to order another, or if I can get a hole added.


Glad to hear about the 2 new arrivals. The flieger is on my list. Eventually I'll get around to that one, it's my favorite version of flieger that is currently being produced. Just perfect.

post #44207 of 48312
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steel28 View Post

Hmmm... biggrin.gif

 

15400 silver dial is bestest. Blue for the 15202, black for the big mean chrono.  So say I.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cant kill da Rooster View Post

This made me laugh.

 

Yes indeed.  TWAT is the nicest thread on SF, shoe threads are less bitchy than clothes threads, and car threads are the worst.

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by ShawnBC View Post
 

You know, I used to be all over the dated Subs (116610) but the more I see no-date Subs, the more I could see myself wearing one! 

 

Step into the light...

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post
 

.... a quality timepiece does lend quite a bit of weight and character to answering that question of "what is he made of?"

 

Argh....want that Sub so bad...

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by alexSF View Post

I've recently joined the Stowa Club

 

Welcome!  By coincidence, this evening is a Stowa evening:

 

post #44208 of 48312

Just saw this in my Facebook feed.  Probably only works if you're wearing a DSSD on a rubber strap....

...remind you of anyone we know? (Click to show)

 

post #44209 of 48312
Quote:
Originally Posted by mimo View Post
 

Just saw this in my Facebook feed.  Probably only works if you're wearing a DSSD on a rubber strap....

...remind you of anyone we know? (Click to show)

 

 

Hahahahahaha! :marchal:

post #44210 of 48312
Quote:
Originally Posted by mimo View Post
 

Just saw this in my Facebook feed.  Probably only works if you're wearing a DSSD on a rubber strap....

...remind you of anyone we know? (Click to show)

 

:rotflmao::crackup:   That cracks me up!  Love it!

post #44211 of 48312

My go-to dress watch.

 

 

Hosting provided by FotoTime
post #44212 of 48312
^That's a beauty! Details?
post #44213 of 48312

Couple pages late. Bought first Porsche and first Lange in same week. All in on ze Chermans.

post #44214 of 48312

Phaaaak!  Pics now!

post #44215 of 48312
Need more that goodness, RP.
post #44216 of 48312
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steel28 View Post

Hmmm... biggrin.gif



I just had the pleasure of going through the same process. Having admired the various ROs on this thread (OK, maybe drooled would be more accurate), I decided that it's time to upgrade from my Cartier Tank Francaise auto to a RO. I'd like to trade it in to lessen the blow, but my wife has laid claim on it. On the other hand, she said that she'd like to get me a watch for our 20th anniversary, so how can I complain?

I have a 6.25" wrist, and therefore can't wear a large watch. So which one to get (or at least, to pine for)? Let's go try some on! Luckily, I was in New York and Philadelphia last week, so there were plenty of opportunities. Naturally, my first stop was at the AP boutique on 57th St. There, I tried on the 15450 (37 mm). As others have pointed out, Royal Oaks wear larger than their measured size. What's more, because the first few links don't really bend, it magnifies the situation. So, it seemed like the small (unisex) size would be a good choice for me, because it's closest to the size of most of my watches.

On to Tourneau, across the street, to try on some used watches. They had a used 15450 and a 15300 (39 mm) (used, of course, as it is no longer in production). Things were getting more complicated. Small or medium size? Blue, black or white face? I really couldn't decide.

Next (and final) stop. Govberg in Philadelphia. What a great store! Great Patek collection, and a lovely display of FP Journe watches, among many, many others. There, I tried on a 15450, a 15300, and, for the heck of it, a 15400 (41 mm). (None of the three stores had a Jumbo in stock.) Despite my wife's preference for the blue, I'm entranced by the white face. It's just magical. OK. Color selected, but what size? I think I've concluded that, even though the 15450 probably fits me best, this is a sport watch, and not a dress watch, so perhaps it needs to be a bit bigger, and a bit less subtle, to have a bit more "presence". Does that make sense? So, at this point, I'm leaning towards the 15300. (The 15400 is way too big for me.)

Those of you who have tried on (or, of course, purchased) these models, I'd welcome your thoughts.

Next up: Deciding whether to buy a Royal Oak, or to pay next semester's tuition!
post #44217 of 48312

that omega looks incredible. is it vintage? it's super clean :nodding: 

post #44218 of 48312

For me the 15300 crushes the 15400 because that date window moving inward really bothers me. That said, I'm not an RO guy, so my opinion on the matter is likely voided. I think all RO's have plenty of presence on the wrist regardless of size, but I've never had the unisex model on before, so I could be wrong. The finishing provides enough "presence" regardless of size in my opinion.

post #44219 of 48312
Quote:
Originally Posted by 518aata View Post

I think I've concluded that, even though the 15450 probably fits me best, this is a sport watch, and not a dress watch, so perhaps it needs to be a bit bigger, and a bit less subtle, to have a bit more "presence". Does that make sense? So, at this point, I'm leaning towards the 15300. (The 15400 is way too big for me.)

Those of you who have tried on (or, of course, purchased) these models, I'd welcome your thoughts.

Pretty much the same thought process and method of arriving to the same size a few days ago in this thread. My wrist size is 7" and 39 mm seems to fit just about right, 37 mm and 41 mm being a bit off. If you found a good 15300, I'd say go for it.
post #44220 of 48312
Quote:
Originally Posted by dcg View Post

^That's a beauty! Details?

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by rnguy001 View Post

Need more that goodness, RP.



Cheers, gents.  Vintage (late '40's) Omega 30T2, 38.5mm case.

 

Hosting provided by FotoTime 

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...)