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The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Brei

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gdl203, May 20, 2007.

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  1. apropos

    apropos Well-Known Member

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    medtech - the FPJ Resonance without a shadow of doubt.
     
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    Another vote for the Resonance here.
     
  3. Mr. Moo

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    Resonance winding and time-setting seems... odd.
     
  4. PartagasIV

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    P for me, followed by the Patek.
     
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    That is really awesome, I am glad you are happy with it man. I am digging the pictures so far. It seems like a really nice watch. I hope you wear it in the best of health. :slayer:


    I really do love the designs of FPJ, I find them very quirky and intellectually interesting, but I agree with the reliability issues. That seriously irks me. I am very envious of your 15202. I really hope I get the chance to see one. I feel like I need to snag one of them before the run is over.


    You darn kids and your 15202s!! I always respect those who purge their watch collections. As I have "matured" in my collecting, I have found that I have been less intent to accumulate.
     
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  6. Keith T

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    This one for Friday the 13th (old pic):

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    Bonus eye candy because you're "lucky" to be viewing this thread (oh come on, you know who it is):




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    Lovely pic from the current issue of Vanity Fair! I may have issues with certain "homage" timepieces, but if it's Kate doing a Marilyn Monroe homage I have no problems whatsoever.

    One good share deserves another. This one is from a swimwear photoshoot last year.


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    Also, Keith - nice watch. Lots of detail on that chrono without being too overwhelming for me. I wonder why that is. And yet, when I look at Patek's 5970 (below, to the right) I feel like it's so cluttered compared to its predecessor, the 3970 (below, to the left):

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    Pictorial report of the Tudor (re)launch party in NYC, from Hodinkee:

    http://tudorwatch.hodinkee.com/tudo...ally-launches-at-the-iac-building-in-new-york

    With list of ADs here:

    http://www.tudorwatch.com/#/en/dealers/unitedstates/

    So far I've counted a couple of non-whites but I find it interesting how racially monochromatic the event seemed to be, at least from these pics. Just an observation. I would have expected more of a mixed bag given how NYC is usually so diverse. But then again I might be thinking about it incorrectly.

    Go ahead, roast me now for bringing race into the discussion....
     
  9. Keith T

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    Thanks, frilly.

    And I know what you mean about "clutter". It's a fine line, and standards can differ significantly depending on the beholder.

    Obviously the tachymeter scale on the 5970 appears to push everything to the center of its dial, and the rail track not going completely around at 6 magnifies that.

    But as I look at this particular pic, what jumps at me is how the yellow gold case, markers, and hands just seem to "brighten up" the 3970 overall, and maybe that's another factor contributes to the more "open" look when comparing the two Pateks in that particular image.

    Either way, she's gorgeous! (and so are the watches LOL).
     
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    Love the Zenith, Keith.
     
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    LOL. I clicked on the link expecting to see all Asians based on my quick read of your post and my own assumptions.
     
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  12. no frills

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    Yes, yes, precisely. There's something about the tachymeter scale on the 5970 "dirtying" it up a bit too much for me. And once you see it being cut off by "6" you just can't unsee it.

    And I agree that maybe it's a yellow gold thing on the image, so here's one of the better high res pics I've been able to find of the 5970 in yellow gold for comparison:

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    Does it appear brighter or less cluttered now, in yellow gold?

    This is of course a discussion limited to aesthetics and how one personally perceives the differences in dials. In terms of pricing and potential value appreciation, the 5970J regularly trades at anywhere from a $25,000 to $35,000 premium versus the 3970J, partly and perhaps largely because of (a) the larger size (all the rage these days) and (b) the fact that the 5970 in yellow gold was produced for less than a year in 2008-2009 before Patek decided to discontinue the reference number. So you've got rarity coming into play too. Word from on high is that less than 100 were made.

    But - I like the 3970 better! Hahaha!
     
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    Hah - I saw no evidence of an "Invasian" in that pictorial report from Hodinkee, that's fo sho.
     
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    You know what, I kinda think it does frilly....but as you said, once an issue like that has been observed, it tends to stick with you.



    I had no idea that premium would be so large, honestly.

    Would cover a 5711 with the difference :happy:
     
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    GMT at the pool.

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    Nice watches Keith, Zippy.

    Frilly, personally I like the 3970 in platinum. For the reasons you said, but not the other reasons you said, obviously. I'm not being perverse, just white. And I really would like a Tudor Black Bay.

    Keith, I've never seen that blog before. It is outstanding. Sea salt aside, I think this one is a very common phenomenon on SF. A few months ago, I saw a highly educated white Englishman on this very forum describe himself as "jonesing" for a certain leather briefcase. I almost cried. Anyway, I have just shared the URL with my (mixed race Arab/African) other half, who will be beating me with this stick for years to come. Such is the nature of giving, and the basis of our mutually racist adoration. :)
     
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    Peeped one in the storefront display of an AD in NJ last month. Want.


    +1
     
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