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What is the last watch? I can't read the name on the dial. I like the combination of metals on it...very nice.
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I love that watch, and its cheap. LOL. Kenneth Cole. I know its not a really high end watch but it does look great and gets a lot of compliments. THANKS!
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Anyone want to try to ID the watch in this scene from Mad Men? It's 1960 or older, as the sets and props are supposed to be spot on for the vintage. This is from Season 1, Episode 5.

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Finally received my PML so I could join the club.

It took 3 months to arrive becuase I wanted a shorter blue strap. Too bad I received a standard black strap instead







What should I do? I am afraid to take off the plastic on the clasp to even try it on. My wrist is about 6.3 inches or so and I REALLY wanted blue.
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^^^ 1) they sent you chocolate? 2) I bet you can get the blue strap sent to you for free considering the screw up. 3) If so, keep the black in unworn condition, should you ever wish to sell your PML. I love my GO PML. Beyond the finish of the peice, its the movement that has really impressed me. The rotor winds up with ease and finese. You merely put it on - even the instructions say you dont not need to wind it ever (although I do). Cograts, the GO PML is destined to be an icon in the years to come. Now I'm saving for a GO Sixties, or if I get lucky a Vacheron Constantin Patrimony.
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Here's some old pictures I dug up. I don't spend time in watches anymore
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Here's some old pictures I dug up. I don't spend time in watches anymore

I like the aged patina of the numerals on your old Seiko. Here's mine.

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my bet it's some type of a rolex cellini, current, not vintage.


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Anyone want to try to ID the watch in this scene from Mad Men? It's 1960 or older, as the sets and props are supposed to be spot on for the vintage. This is from Season 1, Episode 5.

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I found a Breaitling and a Pulsar watch! Well it was while searching my own things for items to give away after some weight loss. I mean clothing items, not the watches. C'mon people, who gives away Breitlings?

Anyway, I came across these yesterday:

The Breitling was bought by me about 10 years ago when I was flush. Then and now I know little about watches. I bought it because it is a chronometerr and I liked the colors! It is a quartz Breitling, and I don't even know if I considered other watches back then:

First here's my dad's mechanical Pulsar:









It's old, and it's nothing special but I love the idea that he wore it and wouhd it every day and now I'm going to do the same. He passed away over 35 years ago. AAMOF, I've been told that the Pulsar mechanicals are much rarer than the quartz Pulsars. What say you watch experrts?

And here's the Breitling. Besutiful colors and looks to me, but what do I know. And believe it or not 10 years ago I didn't even consider mechanical or quartz as a buying decision.

















What say you watch experts on this one?

BTW: I love things with a story. My daily watch has been a 1967 Longines Flagship that was given to me by a Dave Rickey (now deceased). He was an Olympic coach who coached 5 Gold Medal winners in the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. The Longines Flagship was presented to him after the Modesto Relays of that year and he owned it till he died last year. I'll picture that one when I get a chance.
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Originally Posted by rnoldh View Post
I found a Breaitling and a Pulsar watch! Well it was while searching my own things for items to give away after some weight loss. I mean clothing items, not the watches. C'mon people, who gives away Breitlings? Anyway, I came across these yesterday: The Breitling was bought by me about 10 years ago when I was flush. Then and now I know little about watches. I bought it because it is a chronometerr and I liked the colors! It is a quartz Breitling, and I don't even know if I considered other watches back then: First here's my dad's mechanical Pulsar: It's old, and it's nothing special but I love the idea that he wore it and wouhd it every day and now I'm going to do the same. He passed away over 35 years ago. AAMOF, I've been told that the Pulsar mechanicals are much rarer than the quartz Pulsars. What say you watch experrts? And here's the Breitling. Besutiful colors and looks to me, but what do I know. And believe it or not 10 years ago I didn't even consider mechanical or quartz as a buying decision. What say you watch experts on this one? BTW: I love things with a story. My daily watch has been a 1967 Longines Flagship that was given to me by a Dave Rickey (now deceased). He was an Olympic coach who coached 5 Gold Medal winners in the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. The Longines Flagship was presented to him after the Modesto Relays of that year and he owned it till he died last year. I'll picture that one when I get a chance.
Wonderful watches! Like you, I too appreciate items that have a story behind them; the precise reason that my daily watch means so much to ME (http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.p...postcount=1809).
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Wonderful watches! Like you, I too appreciate items that have a story behind them; the precise reason that my daily watch means so much to ME (http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.p...postcount=1809).

Yes, I like it a lot.

Before I found my Dad's watch, I was wearing a Longines flagship watch from 1967. It was a 10K gold filled with a Speidel band. Nothing special, but it was given to me by an Olympic track coach who it was given to in 1967. He was a long term friend.

And in the historic 1968 Olympics in Mexico City his team, the Houston Striders, won 5 Gold Medals. It was a big thing back then but today it would be a tremendously huge thing. John Carlos, Tommy Smith, Bob Beaman, and my friend the coach were given these exact same Longines Flagships at the 1967 Modesto relays.

When I get the time, I'll post pics and tell the full story.
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When I get the time, I'll post pics and tell the full story.


pun?
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^ I'm all ears!
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From my WAYW post yesterday:


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Great watches guys! Here are mine:

My daily wearer. I've scratched the hell out of it and need to get it polished soon.



Rolex: for classier occasions



Vacheron Constantin: for even classier occasions




Chaumet




Vintage Bulova with original strap (my dad's old watch)



Vintage Longines with new strap (my dad's old watch)



Thanks for looking!
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