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Originally Posted by Hayward View Post

If only my son had friends like you instead of the indolent crowd he came to hang out with.

I was always "the kid" that my mother didn't want me to hang out with, she just wasn't aware that it was me. My dad always sussed my shit though.
post #14057 of 39118
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Originally Posted by Gdot View Post

This is a lovely thing. For all the right reasons.
I have only one of my father's better watches. An 18k gold Longines, from about 1965.
I was once mugged while wearing it. Only had to 'give up' my wallet - but now only wear the watch on the rarest of occasions. Funny thing is, the same muggers, held up another guy about 15 minutes after me and they took his Swatch. Unfortunately for him they beat him badly. It took nearly a year of going back and forth to court. But of the 5 guys involved 4 actually did time.

Good, hope they did hard time.
post #14058 of 39118
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I got my father's old Omega serviced and repaired (although didn't replace the damaged face).  Probably cost more than the watch is worth, but it's got history.  Now with a new simple grain leather strap instead of the steel bracelet; looks more "vintage" somehow.  It's scruffy with the dings on the face, but with a new crown, glass, and original hands back on, and keeping time well again, I am very pleased with it.  We're about the same age and condition, so we suit each other!

 

 

 

I love this - simple look, personal history.  Great.

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Sometimes less is more, eh?  Thanks Gdot, JT.

post #14060 of 39118
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Originally Posted by whnay. View Post

I really like the reverso, which model should I get?

 

It depends on if you want something like a time only piece, or something with a few other functions.  Also depends on how large you want to go.  Personally, I only like the Reversos in the GT (Grand Taille) sized cases.  For me they are the right size and allow one to wear the watch for dressier occasions with a suit or casually with jeans.  I find all the the XGT sized watches too large and bulkie looking to wear with anything other than jeans.  I also find they loose some of their elegance and look a bit clunky in the XGT cased size.  The 1931 tribute watches are really handsome, for a time only piece.  These are watches that must be tried on.  A friend of mine bought one but ended up selling it as he never found it sat comfortably on his wrist due to its very flat carriage/case back.  Some rectangular or square watches haved curved case backs that follow the contour of your wrist.  Reversos don't.  I don't own one but I've tried them on several times and overall I really like the design.

 

Good luck and let us know what you narrow your choices down to. 

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I just plunked down a deposit on one of the last available Reverso Tributes on the brown Fagliano strap...apparently Fagliano made some of the straps the wrong width, so it will be a couple weeks.

I've never been more excited paying full price for something. biggrin.gif

Ultra Thin I tried on for size today:

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post #14062 of 39118
^^ lovely ^^



mimo - very classy, and great strap choice.


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Originally Posted by whnay. View Post

I really like the reverso, which model should I get?

dino made some good points already.

what size wrist do you have? small, regular or large? there are a ton of models right now, do you have any idea about what you are leaning towards? do you want a reverso duo, with another time zone on the other side, or a metal back for engraving? do you want a busy complicated watch, or an understated 2 hander?

if you can narrow down what you are looking for, it will make it much easier to give a useful suggestion.
post #14063 of 39118
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Originally Posted by whnay. View Post

I really like the reverso, which model should I get?

For Reversos I personally prefer the time only models with solid casebacks, like the ultra thin posted above or like this TT1931:

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or if they are too large, the classique.
Edited by Kaplan - 9/15/12 at 8:59pm
post #14064 of 39118
i think the grande date is a pretty one as well, good size too.

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post #14065 of 39118
one of my true grail watches, while we are at it....

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post #14066 of 39118
i like triptyque as well, the mechanics behind making the complications in the back plate functional, are brilliant.

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post #14067 of 39118
Stitchy, you are a total tourbert, but I will admit to admiring the aesthetic and technical quality of those watches.
post #14068 of 39118
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

 

Hahaha!  Quite right too!  

 

Thankfully I'm not rich enough to be a watch-pimp, but I have to admit they're beautiful things.  In the "understated" spirit mentioned above, I would like to share this.  Not "P0rn" perhaps; more "what the butler saw" from a more innocent age!

 

I got my father's old Omega serviced and repaired (although didn't replace the damaged face).  Probably cost more than the watch is worth, but it's got history.  Now with a new simple grain leather strap instead of the steel bracelet; looks more "vintage" somehow.  It's scruffy with the dings on the face, but with a new crown, glass, and original hands back on, and keeping time well again, I am very pleased with it.  We're about the same age and condition, so we suit each other!

 

 

My parents left Ireland in 1952 and headed out to Africa for my Dad's work.  To celebrate my Mother brought him a gold plated Omega Seamaster with a manual movement.  When he retired is decided to "never wear a watch again..." and I got it and had it restored by Omega in Switzerland.  It certainly cost more than it was worth if I brought it again but it looks fantastic and as you say has history.  I only wear it on special occasions but it feels great to have something 60 years old still going strong and is a nice connection back to my parents also.

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Great looking Reversos thanks for sharing Stitches.

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(Thanks Stitch)

 

I've never seen anything quite like those...like wearing a steam punk comic book on your wrist!  Fabulous!

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