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The Watch Appreciation Thread - Part two (Rolex, Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, Jaeger LeCoultre,

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mimo, Feb 12, 2016.

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    firenze_rob Well-Known Member

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    Not a Heuer...but on this note, a MK1 Heuer Skipper would be pretty sweet.
     
  2. firenze_rob

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    I don't think anyone here argued that chronographs are, in a modern context, useful. 99% of the shit that is discussed on SF is pure sophism.
     
  3. Ambulance Chaser

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    I use a chronograph quite a bit to time laundry, parking meters, etc. I find it more valuable than other popular complications like moonphase, GMT hand, and day indicator.
     
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    ah... i have one of those in my office. we call it a window. :nodding:
     
  5. McWu

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    Your window tells you what day of the week it is??

    :D
     
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    Deks window on the world is a magical thing :nodding:
     
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    oops. figured day/night indicator hahahaha


    :embar:
     
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  8. Keith T

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    Do you already have a Bundeswehr?

    For I have often lusted for one, deep in my watch-heart.
     
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    The chronograph is not only my favourite complication, but also the one I find to be the most useful. The pushers on the Daytonas stay undone pretty much all the time, in fact.

    Mind you, I'm a bit of a coffee geek, so that gives plenty of timing opportunites. I also keep a mechanical stopwatch in the coffee lab, but I prefer having one on the wrist. :)
     
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    That truly is the most useless complication. If you're stuck in a cave for days on end, knowing whether it's day or night outside is the least of your worries. Not that I would turn down an orange-hand Explorer II if someone offered it to me . . .
     
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    Belligero would be very disappointed in the K-cup of Pike Place that I just polished off.

    But hey, it gets me through the afternoon.
     
  12. firenze_rob

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    Nein. I would love a redailed Sinn version though.
     
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    On the other hand, @Newcomer - wait till you turn forty years old and then tell us if that year / four decades isn't kind of worth celebrating as a milestone..... :)
     
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    My kop should be here by the end of October. I will, naturally, share pics with you all. Nothing too big or momentous, but another little one watch contender to go along with my Sub.
     
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    Looking forward @TheWraith !
     
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    Ok then!
     
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    You know of any plans to make a Nautilus in Stainless steel same size as the AP 15400? Asking as when I tried the Nautilus it was just so underwhelmingly small on my wrist whereas the 15400 is perfect.
     
  18. firenze_rob

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    For years I went back and forth on getting either a Breitling 809 or 806. I dove into the details over bezels and period correct dials. I chatted with the two shops that can actually service vintage Navitimers. I could never get over the hump of the ever ballooning prices. So I picked this up...Ollech and Wajs Aviation 24 hour. It's just as gratifying and I can still afford my poke bowl for lunch.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Ugh. You've awakened a dormant longing in me. And it's not for your poke bowl.*

    Navitimer. Class. I'm wondering: is a current Sinm 903 a legit option? @Belligero is a Sinn fan and independents advocate...maybe he knows.

    *(wtf is a "poke bowl" anyway?)
     
  20. Keith T

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    What kind of movement in that one, firenze_rob?
     

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