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post #18601 of 34120

I tried this on today.  It is 41mm but somehow doesn't look it.  I just thought I share that, before I reply properly!

 

 

*No, I didn't buy it.  In another life...

post #18602 of 34120
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

I tried this on today.  It is 41mm but somehow doesn't look it.  I just thought I share that, before I reply properly!

 

 

*No, I didn't buy it.  In another life...

 

Oh that is a nice piece, mimo! Check out this video with Liberace teaching Lou Ferrigno how to play the piano. Ferrigno is wearing a watch. Does it look too small on him.....? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeIobL1oumc
post #18603 of 34120
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Originally Posted by Keith T View Post

I find this remarkable, by the way. And for Rolex, I'd probably rank them in a very similar order.

But five different models....of what other manufacturer could you possibly say the same?

I suppose Patek for myself. Gimme a Nautilus, and a Calatrava, and a World Timer, and a .....

Or perhaps for dino, he could find five Vacherons that he would truly be captivated by.

But I'd be hard-pressed to name five different models "that really do it for me" from quite a few very recognized, highly-respected brands.

Who's got a roster that's any deeper? And those are all sport models.

Interesting.

I would say that I go deeper with JLC. And Patek. Definitely Lange. Vacheron, AP, probably not. I go about five deep with Rolex. Four deep with Omega. With GO I can think of a lot that I would love.

But I thought out of the above-mentioned, Rolex is the only one where I could see myself actually owning five of their watches.
post #18604 of 34120
The Watch Appreciation Thread: you come for the enlightening discussion of timepieces, but you stay for the Liberace videos.
post #18605 of 34120
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The Watch Appreciation Thread: you come for the enlightening discussion of timepieces, but you stay for the Liberace videos.

 

Admit it, you loved it. :)
post #18606 of 34120
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Interesting.

I would say that I go deeper with JLC. And Patek. Definitely Lange. Vacheron, AP, probably not. I go about five deep with Rolex. Four deep with Omega. With GO I can think of a lot that I would love.

But I thought out of the above-mentioned, Rolex is the only one where I could see myself actually owning five of their watches.

A number of Pateks, and then a few Lange for me. Maybe one or two APs, and there's one JLC I currently wouldn't mind owning. I currently have the Rolex watches I want, unless I happen across a couple vintage ones that would be nice to own. 

 

Oops, caught myself dreaming again.

post #18607 of 34120
Lange overload

post #18608 of 34120
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Originally Posted by Keith T View Post


I find this remarkable, by the way. And for Rolex, I'd probably rank them in a very similar order.

But five different models....of what other manufacturer could you possibly say the same?

I suppose Patek for myself. Gimme a Nautilus, and a Calatrava, and a World Timer, and a .....

Or perhaps for dino, he could find five Vacherons that he would truly be captivated by.

But I'd be hard-pressed to name five different models "that really do it for me" from quite a few very recognized, highly-respected brands.

Who's got a roster that's any deeper? And those are all sport models.

 

One can go a bit crazy with Patek... 1. Calatrava for simplicity 2. World Time for THAT specific travel-related complication 3. Nautilus for sporty/dress stainless - maybe Aquanaut if you prefer the rubber strap, rumored to be incredibly comfortable 4. Perpetual/annual calendar for that classic "grandes complications" (date) look. - But even here you'll have subdivisions - classic 3940 look? Or the "closer to Calatrava" 5496 with a "cleaner" dial? Or the 5059/5159 in an officer's case with retrograding date calendar... 5. Chronographs are quite elegant too. I quite like the 5170 in yellow gold, which is rumored to be up for replacement with a white gold version in Basel this year. 6. Perpetual calendar chronographs like the 3970 for the win! By (4) and (5) you're at rather lofty price levels ranging from the mid-$30Ks to the mid-$90s, whether brand new or pre-owned... then you break six figures after that and proceed to nosebleed stratospheric price levels for minute repeaters, tourbillons, triple complications, yada yada. Can get pretty insane, but one can dream...
post #18609 of 34120
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

 

One can go a bit crazy with Patek...1. Calatrava for simplicity2. World Time for THAT specific travel-related complication3. Nautilus for sporty/dress stainless - maybe Aquanaut if you prefer the rubber strap, rumored to be incredibly comfortable4. Perpetual/annual calendar for that classic "grandes complications" (date) look.- But even here you'll have subdivisions - classic 3940 look? Or the "closer to Calatrava" 5496 with a "cleaner" dial? Or the 5059/5159 in an officer's case with retrograding date calendar...5. Chronographs are quite elegant too. I quite like the 5170 in yellow gold, which is rumored to be up for replacement with a white gold version in Basel this year.6. Perpetual calendar chronographs like the 3970 for the win! By (4) and (5) you're at rather lofty price levels ranging from the mid-$30Ks to the mid-$90s, whether brand new or pre-owned... then you break six figures after that and proceed to nosebleed stratospheric price levels for minute repeaters, tourbillons, triple complications, yada yada. Can get pretty insane, but one can dream...

It's not just a rumor.

 

It's true, it's true.

1000

post #18610 of 34120
Been thinking about this. Yay or nay?

Might have to sell off a couple of watches and top up to buy this. It's more expensive than many of my kidneys put together.



post #18611 of 34120
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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post

It's not just a rumor.

 

It's true, it's true.

1000

 

Oh man, dddrees, as much as I hate putting on rubber I may have to make a concession for the Aquanaut...
post #18612 of 34120
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Originally Posted by Keith T View Post


I find this remarkable, by the way. And for Rolex, I'd probably rank them in a very similar order.

But five different models....of what other manufacturer could you possibly say the same?

I suppose Patek for myself. Gimme a Nautilus, and a Calatrava, and a World Timer, and a .....

Or perhaps for dino, he could find five Vacherons that he would truly be captivated by.

But I'd be hard-pressed to name five different models "that really do it for me" from quite a few very recognized, highly-respected brands.

Who's got a roster that's any deeper? And those are all sport models.

 

I know its not a favorite brand here, but I can come up with 5 Cartiers: Tortue Single Pusher Chronograph, Rotonde Day/Night, Cintree dual movements for 2 timezones, Tank XL, and maybe a Santos Dumont. 

 

AP...I'd take a 2012 RO Jumbo, a 1972 RO Jumbo, a RO Chronograph, and one of their vintage asymetric cased watches...but I don't really reach a 5th.

 

Patek I'd take a Nautilus (not sure 5711 or 5712), a 5070, a Gondolo 5111, one of their vintage 1950s asymetric cased watches,...and maybe a perpetual calendar (but not sure which I'd choose).

 

VC I'd take a 1970s 222, a Historique Chronograph, and a Historique 1921 American, and maybe something vintage as I'm not in love with many of their current pieces...so I'm at a solid 3 unless I add the two I have.

 

Lange, I like the original Lange 1, the Lange 1 moonphase, and Cabaret...but thats about it for them. 

 

JLC...The Reverso, Master Hometime, Master 8 Day Reserve...but I can't get beyoned 3

 

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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post


But I thought out of the above-mentioned, Rolex is the only one where I could see myself actually owning five of their watches.

As you mentioned Rolex is the only one where I could see myself owning, and have owned 5 or more of their watches. 

post #18613 of 34120
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

 

Oh man, dddrees, as much as I hate putting on rubber I may have to make a concession for the Aquanaut...

The rubber band hardly feels like your wearing anything anyway. Besides it goes perfectly with the dial.

 

This watch disappears on your wrist.

 

That is until you either want to determine what time it is, or you just want to stare at it for awhile.

 

 

It's just that much lighter than the 5711, and that watch is pretty light as well.

post #18614 of 34120

Oh, and the PP5167 is a perfect match for these.

 

 

They're both elegant and fairly light.icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post

Oh, and the PP5167 is a perfect match for these.

 

 

They're both elegant and fairly light.icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

The Galways! Are these yours? Did they arrive in good condition?
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