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I found your post to be a great read.

Thanks for posting.

+1.

I think that the Watch Appreciation Thread is easily one of the best and most informative threads on teh forvm. I feel like most of the regulars post very informative and interesting posts, and really spend time thinking about what they write. This thread is definitely not as 'fast paced' or dramatic as some of the other threads, but this is probably the only place that I check many, many times per day.

I just hope the quality keeps up.
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I just hope the quality keeps up.

as do i. some of the past few pages have been making me sad. especially any possible trolling.
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as do i. some of the past few pages have been making me sad. especially any possible trolling.

Ditto. Hopefully GDL can clean some of this up.
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I found your post to be a great read.

 

 

Thanks for posting.

 Thanks dddrees.  I greatly appreciate it and I'm glad you enjoyed my post.

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+1. Must say that the quality of Dino's analysis is far superior to anything I've read on the dedicated watch forums.

 Johan, you are too kind.  Thank you.

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+1.

I think that the Watch Appreciation Thread is easily one of the best and most informative threads on teh forvm. I feel like most of the regulars post very informative and interesting posts, and really spend time thinking about what they write.
 

 

Thanks Gents,

 

I have really enjoyed this thread and interacting with all of our SF regulars.  I have learned so much from each of you.  It's great to come here to exchange ideas, experiences, and watch information with others that share a passion for beautiful watches. 

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Just a quick photo of one of my favorite dress watches (wore it to dinner tonight).  I like this photo because you can see the various layers of the dial, the applied marker raised above the dial, some of the outline around the applied markers and then the sunken subdial for seconds.  You can also see the facets on the hands if you look closely.  This was the first dress watch I ever purchased after getting my first real job.

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Really a very cool watch Dino. It certainly looks like a very dynamic watch. I am not the best at describing these sorts of things, but I really like the "recurring" square and quadrilateral theme of the watch. To be completely honest, it is the type of watch that I think I would pass over when looking for a new watch, but that I wish that I would not. For some reason I am not overly drawn to Tonneau or Square-shaped watches, but this one is absolutely spectacular. The lugs are something else as well.

I think I have come to the conclusion that VC makes my favorite dress watches--at least simple three handers. They have some absolutely spectacular watches, both from their current collection and vintage. I think Patek takes the cake with Perpetual Calendars, Perpetual Calendar Chronos, and the like, but VC really knows how to make some wonderful simple watches.





They have that certain je ne sais quoi that I cannot seem to find in other brands. Almost a whimsical characteristic.
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This is a good point..
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True but the same can be said about luxury shoes/ suits/ shirts/ties.
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Not surprised, but I'm kind of disapointed. I'll never understand why some people desire to try to get people excited or attempt to insult them for no apparent reason.

hello, dddrees, best to say names!  No insult really given, only to a brand, a brand is not a living organism (not insulting your intelligencia)! When I say brand junkie, everyone is a brand junkie; clothes down to the beer you prefer!  And yes I did accomplish excitement, but I did't think anyone should/would take it personal! After all at the end of the day, who really cares what watch you are wearing! You know it! only you! Listen, I jerk around almost everyday and some guys get my dark humor, others dont! Try this; for those who found what I said distastefull ! when you read it just switch the the brand names around omega to rolex! You see how that works! We men are funny creatures smile.gif  (starting today I will tone it down, just for the sensitive gents)

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Really a very cool watch Dino. It certainly looks like a very dynamic watch. I am not the best at describing these sorts of things, but I really like the "recurring" square and quadrilateral theme of the watch. To be completely honest, it is the type of watch that I think I would pass over when looking for a new watch, but that I wish that I would not. For some reason I am not overly drawn to Tonneau or Square-shaped watches, but this one is absolutely spectacular. The lugs are something else as well.

I think I have come to the conclusion that VC makes my favorite dress watches--at least simple three handers. They have some absolutely spectacular watches, both from their current collection and vintage. I think Patek takes the cake with Perpetual Calendars, Perpetual Calendar Chronos, and the like, but VC really knows how to make some wonderful simple watches.


They have that certain je ne sais quoi that I cannot seem to find in other brands. Almost a whimsical characteristic.

Just adding onto this.



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Is it possible to manually wind a Cartier Tank Francaise when it is 'dead', or am I ok just putting it on in that state and letting the movement get it going again?

Thanks

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 Exactly! 

Yes I do own a few Rolex watches.  But before you label me a Rolex brand junkie, I have own several other brands and I have owned an Omega Seamaster.  My Seamaster was fine but uninspiring, basic ETA movment, and eventually it just wasn't what I wanted.  So I sold it to fund another watch. I probably would not buy another Seamaster.  However, if you have read some of my other posts, I have regularly praised the Speedy Pro as that is one watch I would like to own.  I also like the vintage Flightmaster of the 1970s...kind of intersting retro watch.  In additon, my friend's experience with Omegas Seamaster waws far from perfect.  Several years ago one of my best friends owned 2 Seamasters and had quality control problems with each.  He bought an outgoing Seamaster and a few days after purchasing it noticed that there was a small feather floating around between the crystal and the dial...this added entertainment was at no extra cost! biggrin.gif   So my buddy brought it back and traded it toward a new generation Seamaster.  Within six months he noticed the extension part of the bracelet clasp kept opening from the back.  It went back, Omega replaced the bracelet and clasp twice for the same issue.  He gave up and got a Speedy Pro...that ran perfectly.  He mistakenly sold his Speedy pro when he fell for another watch...but several years later bought another Speedy Pro that he still has.  

Dino, this is great perspective. I am drawn to the Omega Speedy Pro because of its aesthetics, workmanship and history. I'll PM you about more detailed stuff. Thanks for all the perspective you share, I continue to learn a lot.
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the new Novelties from SIHH are up and around. Some pretty awesome pieces too!
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True but the same can be said about luxury shoes/ suits/ shirts/ties. And if we stop talking about all of that this forum would be redundant and we would all have to go back to being lonely in our parent's basements because we would have no one to talk to.

Lol. I agree that there is an appreciation for quality--often hand-crafted--that underlies many of the topics of conversation on the forum (particularly suits, shoes, and ties). Sure, a lot of the conversation concerns "style," but there are many informative threads that go into nitty gritty, and this is one of them. They are certainly what makes the forum great. I find myself visiting Timezone much less these days b/c of this thread.
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Really a very cool watch Dino. It certainly looks like a very dynamic watch. I am not the best at describing these sorts of things, but I really like the "recurring" square and quadrilateral theme of the watch. To be completely honest, it is the type of watch that I think I would pass over when looking for a new watch, but that I wish that I would not. For some reason I am not overly drawn to Tonneau or Square-shaped watches, but this one is absolutely spectacular. The lugs are something else as well.

I think I have come to the conclusion that VC makes my favorite dress watches--at least simple three handers. They have some absolutely spectacular watches, both from their current collection and vintage. I think Patek takes the cake with Perpetual Calendars, Perpetual Calendar Chronos, and the like, but VC really knows how to make some wonderful simple watches.

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They have that certain je ne sais quoi that I cannot seem to find in other brands. Almost a whimsical characteristic.

Thanks.  I'm glad you liked the photos of my Carree.  I find the "Stepped" lugs really add to that sense of different layers to the watch and the continued use of square shapes really attracted me.  I can understand your being drawn toward round watches, its what we are most use to seeing these days.  I wanted my first dress watch to be as different as possible from my daily wearers or other watches I had owned.  So I chose a non-round watch in rose gold.  Your impression about VC's designs often being whimsical is spot on!  For many decades until roughly the 1950's -1960s, they were basically the top brand of the "Big Three."  However, unlike many of the designs from PP or AP; VCs designs were more adventurous and often played with the shapes of lugs and cases .  

 

Love that Chronometer Royal in the photo.  Very cool watch, also referred to as the Batman watch due to its shape (it was never used in a Batman TV show or movie). 

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Just adding onto this.

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A classic Vacheron Dress watch...with I believe in house cal 1400.  Looks great!

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Is it possible to manually wind a Cartier Tank Francaise when it is 'dead', or am I ok just putting it on in that state and letting the movement get it going again?

Thanks

You will probably have to let the motion on your arm start it.  The crown on the Automatic TF is so small and tough to grip that when its up against the side of the case its very difficult to grasp turn.  It seems like it just wasn't designed to wind using the winding crown. 

 

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Dino, this is great perspective. I am drawn to the Omega Speedy Pro because of its aesthetics, workmanship and history. I'll PM you about more detailed stuff. Thanks for all the perspective you share, I continue to learn a lot.

Thanks No Frills, glad you enjoyed it.  The Omega Speedy Pro is a great watch.  As you have stated its aesthetics, workmanship and history add tremendous appeal to this watch.  Although there have been variations, using automatic movments, co-axial movements and different sizes and dials, thankfully the Speedy Pro has largely retained its original design.  The bracelet is a bit different and there have been changes to the movement, so some prefer the vintage pieces but its a great watch no matter which model you choose. 

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