or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › The Watch Appreciation Thread
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

The Watch Appreciation Thread - Page 1271

post #19051 of 31063

So the missus borrowed my 5040J today.  Figured it was only right that I would borrow her 5136/1J heh heh.

 

Bracelet very comfortable - what you would expect from Patek of course.  More substantial than the 3940 despite its case being only about 1mm larger (it's also thicker + the all-gold bracelet adds to the heft).  More snug sizing for her meant a bit tight for me especially as the day wore on (I guess wrists tend to swell later in the day?) - see some of the marks on my forearm?  Still, a very lovely experience with a great piece.

 

 

post #19052 of 31063
beautiful watch, but who won on that trade? i think you know. wink.gif
post #19053 of 31063
Quote:
Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

beautiful watch, but who won on that trade? i think you know. wink.gif

At least they were able to keep both in the family.

 

Looks great.

post #19054 of 31063
laugh.gif

Indeed
post #19055 of 31063
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChicagoRon View Post


I think you misunderstood what I was saying, to an extent - but this answers my question..... it was really just asking if when we say "homage" we are only talking about off-brands, without acknowledging the fact that there are some upper-mid-range watchmakers who put their own movements into watches that are really no less an homage watch then a markII, IMO.

The answer seems to be twofold -

1> We are not judging the people, just the watch itself (this is a very classy way to look at it and I agree)
2> On the merit of the watch - no, being expensive doesn't make it any more original or desirable

 

Sorry if I misunderstood your question, but I am glad that my post answered your question. Obviously, everyone has to make a judgment call as to whether an homage is worth it to them in whatever price range they are considering. For me homages are not of interest in any price range. Best regards, Dino
post #19056 of 31063
Quote:
Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

beautiful watch, but who won on that trade? i think you know. wink.gif

 

Well, all I can say is that the wife can borrow any of my watches (36-39mm case sizes in general) since our wrist sizes are almost the same.


However, I cannot borrow her 26mm "ladies" watches.  I mean - I'm on the side of guys who feel like the trend towards larger case sizes is overblown, and most of my watches are actually at 36mm.  But I have no desire to wear 26mm diamond-encrusted mother of pearl dial-type stuff I bought for my wife.

 

So in that sense she wins.  But if there's one thing I picked up after 12+ years of marriage, it's this: it's good to have your wife win. Because even if you "win" an argument - ANY argument - you still somehow "lose."  Nights on the couch and many such variations.

 

smack.gif

 

It's good to have your wife win.   Hehe.

post #19057 of 31063
im behind you at 10 years, but i heartily agree in most cases.
post #19058 of 31063
Quote:
Originally Posted by DLJr View Post


One thing is for certain, I will PM Dino before I make my next significant watch purchase just to have a dialogue and obtain information from a source I respect. I certainly appreciate blunt conversations and don't read anything negative in to them; frankly it's what I prefer.

 

Thanks DLJr. I would be honored to share my thoughts on possible future purchases when you are ready. Your questions made me think a great deal about my own watch choices and I really enjoyed our exchange of ideas. Best regards, Dino
post #19059 of 31063
Quote:
Originally Posted by no frills View Post

More snug sizing for her meant a bit tight for me especially as the day wore on (I guess wrists tend to swell later in the day?) - see some of the marks on my forearm?  Still, a very lovely experience with a great piece.

 

 

 

I'll be the first in line to volunteer my wrist to save you from the sheer agony of wearing that slightly snug but extremely beautiful Patek. Yes, wrists do swell a bit by the end of the day (as do feet, so sometimes new shoes can feel a bit different if you try them on at the end of the day).
post #19060 of 31063
Quote:
Originally Posted by apropos View Post

 

Thanks Apropos. Also, love that Zenith A386. Vintage can be a great way to go, especially if one is looking for something that not everyone else will be wearing. Although, I'm one of those crazy people that needs to have box and papers (which few seem to have), so that often keeps me from making vintage purchases, and saves me money. You definitely considered some great watches. Thanks for sharing.
post #19061 of 31063
Quote:
Originally Posted by Superfluous View Post

I went to Cartier today hoping to take a look at the men's Pasha rose gold, but it seems like it's been discontinued. Does anyone know anything about this? Any chance of it coming back in the future?

 

Yes, as they say at Cartier, the time only rose gold Pasha has been "Retired." Its been out of production for a few years. Approximatey 2+ years ago they had a limited run of Pashas with 2 time zones and a day night indicator, available in steel on a strap or bracelet, or available in rose gold on a strap with a chocolate colored dial. Each was really a handsome piece. I have not seen that model in rose in quite some time, but there was a steel one on a strap and on a bracelet at an AD in Vegas when I visited last October. Not sure if they still have either. I imagine they will bring some form of the more mainstream mens Pashas back eventually. Whether it will be available in rose, only Cartier will know that, and only if and when they actually decide to them bring them back. Pashas are currently only available for men from their Fine Watchmaking Collection as a tourbillon and tourbillon chronograph. I tried each of those on this past fall and they were stunning, but each carried prices that would require most mere mortals, myself included, to sell some kidneys, corneas and other vital organs...lucky for me I've never had a burning desire to own a tourbillon.
post #19062 of 31063
nnyyyeeellloooooo!!!





post #19063 of 31063
Quote:
Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post



Sun and Moon!

Wow, I know I've been really busy lately. But damn, it's been one month already?!

Congrats Newcomer!! I bet you're really stoked man.
post #19064 of 31063
Quote:
Originally Posted by Keith T View Post

-B- : do you have a decent straight ahead shot of that blue/purple dial? Looks like a very rich color.

Thanks, it is. I was just admiring it yesterday while driving in sunny weather. First day I wore it.

The dial just gleams and glistens like the deepest azure sea. It is simply mesmerising, as overused as that word is now.

Check out the purist thread for closer pics
http://home.watchprosite.com/show-forumpost/fi-17/pi-5775353/ti-850778/s-0/
post #19065 of 31063


Nice biCompax mod of Valjoux 7750
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › The Watch Appreciation Thread