The Watch Appreciation Thread - Page 1219
Styles mentioned in this thread:
What did I miss? Lots of action in the thread. I was in a little city all day up in the northeast where they don't pronounce their "R's" when they say "pahk" or "Hahvahd," speaking to a bunch of bankers. Super cold and windy today.
Of course I wore the 3970J.
I quite like that at 36mm it does not stand out in a garish way. Here I am "in action" (pic taken by one of my workmates):
Cropped close-up is a little blurry but you can see that little beauty sitting on my wrist a bit better:
What can I say? I love the little bugger.
Thanks, DerekS - and thanks to everyone above for their support and encouragement. Super happy to share pics of my newest baby with you all. Still catching up on the thread!
Stitchy, those are lovely pics of the Panerai! Don't think for one sec that I missed that post of yours. What camera do you use to take these great close-up shots?
thanks, buddy! its a new camera (for me) a canon 20d with an awesome macro lens. bought it from fellow SFer, dcg.
Most of the watches lauded in this thread are mass produced, or contain mass produced parts. ETA movements for example.They are not exemplars of the finest craftsmanship and they are not art. Many are aesthetic pleasing though. It does not follow that because something is mass produced that it cannot be aesthetically pleasing. This is one of the reasons consumer goods sell.
Daniels was the last of his type. I know of no other living horologist who could build a watch the way he did. That is make and assemble every component by hand. Maybe you do?
Daniels represented horology in its truest incarnation. Artist and technician which is my point.
Interesting, but short sighted. Yes, most watches on this thread are mass produced. I'm not sure I've seen a single one off piece or completely hand made watch on this forum. However, this is a thread about watch appreciation. We all have different favorites, differing opinions, and maybe we come to completely different conclusions about a brand or watch, but we are here because we appreciate watches.
GD was certainly a great watchmaker. I greatly value a brand or watchmaker's contributions to the world of watches and even among companies that mass produce watches there have been great achievements such as designs that can be used for deep sea diving, designs that are wound by a 1 degree change in temperature, and designs that can keep track of time and celestial bodies.
There is a time and place for mass produced watches, diving, rugged sports, exploring dangerous environments or just because we like them. While I appreciate hand workmanship, there are tolerances achieved, new materials developed to make watch cases, and or movements and their components, and ideas brought to life as a result of watchmakers having new technology, computers, and machinery. While it is probably rare for a watchmaker to make a watch completely by hand, doing so probably results many limitations.
it will all be ok in the morning. dont leave us!
Funny, I've been talking about how this is the most friendly, civilised and intellectually stimulating thread on the forum. Then this. Still, it's an amusing diversion, especially when Stitchy gets pissed because he's funny.
Now I'll just go back to looking at Frilly's new watch, and hoping his money laundering business can keep up with his new "habit".