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You should get that ROC, NS. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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You should get that ROC, NS. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

ROC out with your cock out?

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Originally Posted by apropos View Post

To paraphrase PG (remember him??) - Exackery. On a related note, the new 15202 (different colour date window to example above) is IMO superb, and I may have started saving already for it... smile.gif

Sure, PG was most exerent. The one in the pic above is the original '72 RO Jumbo ref. 5402 and the most beautiful of all ROs IMO. But I can understand saving for the new 15202; it's probably the only current production watch I could see myself doing that for.

NonServiam, as I dislike any and all coloured gold for a man's watch you should take my opinion with the appropriate chunks of salt ;-)
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Originally Posted by apropos View Post

Think about it - IMO as a "design icon" it fails (a PG version of a luxury steel watch??), as a sports watch it fails (croc strap), and as a chronograph, well, for $50k MSRP there are plenty of other options out there. If you are after this sort of "look" the VC Overseas chrono comes to mind.

 

Logically, this is unassailable. But precious metal sports watches are by definition an indulgence, a guilty pleasure, the fake tits of the watch world. If you're going to go for it -- go big!

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Anyone have any input RE: mother of pearl dials on men's watches?

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I have got to say, I think that the individual pieces that you have acquired are much more horologically interesting than the ROC. However, I have no doubt that the massive chunk of rose gold that is the AP ROC would be very satisfying to look at.

The heart wants what the heart wants.

Personally, I prefer the 15202.
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Originally Posted by 850csi View Post

Anyone have any input RE: mother of pearl dials on men's watches?

What do you mean by "input." Personally, I do not care for MOP on the dial of watch. Pearls are for girlz.

*Edit: buy what you like, just personally I view a MOP face as a somewhat effeminate trait for watch dials.
Edited by Newcomer - 9/17/13 at 11:05am
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Originally Posted by apropos View Post


To paraphrase PG (remember him??) - Exackery. On a related note, the new 15202 (different colour date window to example above) is IMO superb, and I may have started saving already for it... smile.gif

Honestly do not think it is a good idea to trade 3 watches, each superb in their own right, for (IMO) the watch equivalent of baconaise, or a hot pink Ferrari.

Think about it - IMO as a "design icon" it fails (a PG version of a luxury steel watch??), as a sports watch it fails (croc strap), and as a chronograph, well, for $50k MSRP there are plenty of other options out there. If you are after this sort of "look" the VC Overseas chrono comes to mind.

 

Oh. Didn't realize that MSRP was that high.  If that's the case I will most likely consider secondary market options for this "cousin" of the ROC:

 

 

Although I have yet to warm up to the all-gold 5980/1R, both in terms of MSRP (over $90K!) or just the all-gold thing.  And yes, I've seen several, put some on my wrist, had other friends singing its praise.  Still not doing it for me.

 

But it certainly appeals to Lord Disick!

 

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Originally Posted by Omega Male View Post
 

 

Logically, this is unassailable. But precious metal sports watches are by definition an indulgence, a guilty pleasure, the fake tits of the watch world. If you're going to go for it -- go big!

 

True dat.  However, as with fake tits I think there comes a point where it gets too big... even for a self-confessed mammary worshipper such as myself.

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Originally Posted by 850csi View Post
 

Anyone have any input RE: mother of pearl dials on men's watches?

 

You said the Submariner has a MOP dial but of the current lineup, they do not.  I think you may be thinking of the silver dials on other Subs you have seen?  Anyway, the Invicita collection you posted, I am not a big fan the watches nor the MOP dials.  

 
But in all honesty get what you want or at least try an MOP dial on beforehand.  We don't pick on anyone here for buying something they like, we just pick on them if they buy something to impress their friends....
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re: MoP dials for mens watches - i rarely like it, but there have been a few models, cant recall which, that i did not hate.
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Pearl is my fave material for scales on a pocket knife, but doesn't rank very highly in my estimation for the dial of a man's watch.
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I have got to say, I think that the individual pieces that you have acquired are much more horologically interesting than the ROC.

^^^This.^^^

Tie yourself to the mast!
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Originally Posted by Kaplan View Post

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On the other hand, if it was for something like this:

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then by all means :-)
The original is a beauty, but most that come up for sale are beaten all to hell, and parts are very tough to get. Still its a beauty.
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Originally Posted by jbarwick View Post

The AP ROC is nice and I remember watching that episode and noticing the watch!  I have not tried on a gold sport watch but think it may catch my eye at some point in life.  I enjoy when other TWATers post them as YG tends to be in your face loud and I may not enjoy that once on my wrist.
I remember that episode also. There are some watches I like in all gold, but IMHO the RO is one of those watches that looks best in steel. All gold watches are an acquired taste. They can also be too over the top on younger collectors.
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Originally Posted by 850csi View Post

Anyone have any input RE: mother of pearl dials on men's watches?

Leave the MOP dials for women.
MOP dials are overpriced, they add nothing to the design, and if you ever go to sell or trade it, you won't get your money back on the upcharge for the "Fancy dial."

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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

Although I have yet to warm up to the all-gold 5980/1R, both in terms of MSRP (over $90K!) or just the all-gold thing.  And yes, I've seen several, put some on my wrist, had other friends singing its praise.  Still not doing it for me.


True dat.  However, as with fake tits I think there comes a point where it gets too big... even for a self-confessed mammary worshipper such as myself.

I really like most Nautilus models, but the 5980 is completely unattractive to me. I don't like the subdial within a subdial, I don't like its pushers, and I find it top heavy and lacking the balance and versatility of other Nautilus models. IMHO the 5980 is a a watch that if I got one for free, I'd sell or trade it for a different Patek.

As for the other topic, too big??? It's possible, but rare.
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Originally Posted by NonServiam View Post

I am (once again) contemplating selling a bunch of watches, including an IWC Portuguese 7-days, vintage nipple dialled 18k GMT-Master and original Jo Siffert Autavia, to fund an Audemars Piguet ROC in rose gold.

Am I crazy?

Or am I Ari Gold? icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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WOW. I am not crazy about gold but FUCK. That is ridiculously amazing.
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

MOP dials are overpriced, they add nothing to the design, and if you ever go to sell or trade it, you won't get your money back on the upcharge for the "Fancy dial."

this could not be more true. i see it all the time with women who want to sell their dia dial and or MoP dial watches. they pay upwards of 3k for the up-sell, and it ads maybe a few hundred bucks on the resale level, and the pool of people looking for them is smaller. and thats ladies models. mens fancy dial/bezel models will generally bring less on the resale side than plain dial/bezel models. it actually devalues the watch for the most part. even with original factory upgrades.
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