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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. no frills

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    Highlight (for me) from a Cartier event last night: the Tank MC Skeleton in palladium. Love how the Roman numerals are cut out of the dial and the balance between case size and movement so that you can really see through to the other side (!)...

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    FANTASTIC PIC, FRILLY!!!! :p
     
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    The Cartier event seems to be traveling, and it was a lot of fun. I saw it when it was in Boston about 6 weeks ago. Their skeleton watch is very cool, although I prefer it using the Dumont case over the Tank MC case. Thanks for sharing some pix.
     
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    :rotflmao:

    It really highlights the bevels.

    Honestly though, that is a beautiful watch. Very cool.
     
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    Heheh goddemmit dim lighting plus blast of lights for the display!


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    UG Compax peeking out from beneath the layers on a frickin' frosty Friday.


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    So when the postal guy has been and Mrs Stitch has spoken...how much do you think the Squadra will be going for? :)
     
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    Quote:I drove through Oakville yesterday. I thought that snow looked familiar.
     
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    Bill :D

    Just a play on Mimo words, search on tinternet revealed many 4 sake/seik poss reference. Thought a an Ab Lincoln man quote would work.

    Nothing really to get mon Amis, just messin

    Worst comes to worst buy another watch makin 4!:thumbs-up:
     
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    No it's better he gives one to the missus, then he's un-four-Seik-en.
     
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    Actually, where IS that thumbs down button when you need it?






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    That's two LOLs for my early Saturday morning. Thanks fellas
     
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    Got the call from AD, strap came in. Second time lucky and very pleased with my Alligator seminal dark brown

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    Whilst there I resisted overtures about the PPs I tried on before. The coping strategy involved deflecting conversation onto IWC and in particular the Boutique


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    Had a fun day and really pleased with my dark brown. I've dropped hints to Duchess about adding an antique tan/cherry colour strap to add to the Assolutamente.

    Happy days :D
     
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    Looks great Cleav, congrats!

    So does the IWC Portuguese Automatic...7-Day Power Reserve...nice...just saying. :)
     
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    Hahahahahaha!

    Looks great, Cleav!

    For some reason I tried dark brown straps with my cousin's black dial Patek a few weeks ago and I didn't think it worked. Felt like only a black strap would really work, much like something seems off to me when I see black suits / non-black shoes pairings. Perhaps it's just my own biases (and I'm not afraid of color either)... maybe different colored straps work better with sportier black dial models...?
     
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    That would be my take. Chronographs, pilot watches and Panerais (their own category!) look great in those clothes I think. Some of my favourite objects of desire, e.g. Breguet Type XX, Omega Speedmaster Moonphase, or a modest Stowa Marine Original, all look great with a black dial on brown croc.

    Conversely, I think you're right that a black dial dress watch needs a black strap. That GO Senator Perpetual I was drooling over, for example: even with its big sporty size and action-packed dial, I couldn't see it on anything but black.
     
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    That strap looks terrific Cleav, as does the watch.
     
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