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Originally Posted by Hayward View Post

 

Now this is more like it!

Thank you.

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Only borrowed, but still nice.
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Originally Posted by robinsongreen68 View Post

very nice gdl. i've been meaning to ask, is that lovely vintage sub you have a 5512? thinking about going down that road...smile.gif

Mine is a 5513 with "lollipop" dial
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

Mine is a 5513 with "lollipop" dial

looks great.
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Originally Posted by Kai View Post

I just bought a watch that has been somewhat of a "grail" watch for me.
It''s a Revue Thommen "Airspeed Altimeter" watch, made in the late 1990's. This watch is one of only two mechanical watches I know of that have an altimeter built into the watch. (The other one is the 1960's vintage Favre Leuba "Bivouac")
It has a hand winding Peseux 7001 movement, and a 30m water resistant titanium case.
These altimeter watches have interested me in part because of my interest in mountaineering. When I first began climbing mountains, Revue Thommen made the standard hand held altimeters used by mountaineers. These mechanical altimeters were fascinating with their jeweled movements and analog dials. These altimeter watches function on the same principles and serve the same function as the classic mountaineer's altimeter I remember fondly from my early climbing days.
I've been looking for either this watch or the Favre Leuba for quite some time now. There weren't many made or either model, and it's been difficult to find one in good condition. Finally, I found a new in box example of the Revue, and snapped it up.
I have not yet received it (It's coming from Europe) but I am pretty excited to finally add a mechanical altimeter watch to my collection. Will take some wrist shots and give my impressions on its functionality when it arrives.

Awesome!! I had been hunting for one of those some time ago, but gave up. I do have a "regular" Airspeed and think it is one of the nicest pilot watch designs out there.
Not mine, but same watch:



Edit: And I also have a Thommen altimeter.
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Originally Posted by Sterling Gillette View Post

Only borrowed, but still nice.
That's the Zurich, right? I like the look of those even more than the Orion, although I suspect that 40mm is just a shade too big for a dress watch. If I ever get to Wempe in NYC I shall investigate.
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@kai, thats a nice watch. Whats the price range of something like that used/new?
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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post

Jules Verne edition strap....its a sueded gator. First only available in the tan, but was also done in grey..which looked absolutely stunning.
can you PM me details on this? thanks.
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wish i hadn't sold my explorer ffffuuuu.gif
seems harder and harder to find one now that doesn't say ROLEXROLEXROLEX on the rehaut
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Originally Posted by cyc wid it View Post

I wore my SM300 today cheers.gif
Went and checked out a JLC moon phase at Tourneau today. I was quite surprised at how light it felt on the wrist - $9400 retail on the stainless and $15000ish on the gold.

 

If youre interested in a JLC MUT Moon 39, I may be willing to part with mine at a much better price smile.gif

 

PM me if interested

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Originally Posted by Singular View Post

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you take the most awesome and creative pics. bravo.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

you take the most awesome and creative pics. bravo.

Thanks! smile.gif

If you (and everyone else) would like more watch p0rn daily, follow me on instagram/twitter (yeah, yeah, shameless plug...) - @singularstraps
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awesome!

pls to make a tumblr, i have that and would gladly follow and reblog you. smile.gif
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It's true. That explorer pic is awesome. 36 or 39mm?
 

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