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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. Dino944

    Dino944 Well-Known Member

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    Both excellent points to live by.

    The real keepers tend to be more fun in the long run, and the quick easy ones tend to be short lived fads.
     
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    Definitely. Although, in that sense, I think the Sub is about the least offensive of the "sports themed" watches, as it's no less rugged than it ever was and still performs its originally intended purpose.


    Yes, agreed. Although, the nice thing about the Sub is that even if you don't dive with it, you can actually use it to track ellapsed time--in the bar, at the desk, or waiting for your pizza to be delivered. Along those same lines, I was looking at some watches for sale yesterday and realized I had no idea what the purported function is of the complication in the Yachtmaster II. After reading about it, I would hazard a guess that the YMII complication is rarely (if ever) used for it's purpose!


    Interesting. The one on strap, was it SS or gold? Food is great at all locations at El Tiempo, although for some reason at the Montrose one they put bowtie pasta in the rice (WTF?). Dammit I have been on a super clean diet since New Year's and you are making me think bad thoughts!! :)
     
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    Isn't that the truth! I've seen the AP prices spike significantly since they raised dealer cost just 3 weeks ago.
     
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    Both, I assume, priced rather high.
     
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    LOL @ frilly

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    That's definitely a fun piece...but a keeper too!
    Yes, one can use the bezel to track elapsed time in a bar or for pizza delivery, but that is pretty far from its original purpose and you don't need a Sub to do those things. In the end, I've never used my Sub for diving, but I still enjoy it.

    As for the Yachtmaster II, IMHO one of the ugliest modern Rolex watches available. Even if its purpose was far more useful to the average person, I wouldn't buy one.
     
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    Beauty..

     
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    The Yachtmaster with its blue dial and red hands is very pretty. Like a modern day Stitchy ToG. As for the Yachtmaster II....I don't know what is going on. I will defer to the IWC discussion on the last page and assume they have computers for that. I doubt racing on the high seas and trying to read the watch on you wrist is easy.
     
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    I <3 U guise! Have a great weekend errbody.

    Agree with TC. imho, the sub is a true sports watch, as rugged, reliable and utilitarian as it gets. truly not just a sports themed watch.
     
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    Strap was SS.....thing was blinging across the whole bar area......

    We ordered that sizzler thing they put on your table with sausage, steak and scrimp.......mmmmmm!!! They also make great micheladas!
     
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    I have one of these and like it a lot (my wife wears it these days and loves it). I like that most people around me don't know what it is, I like the shape of the pushers and how cylindrical the case is, and I love that generation of IWC bracelets. I don't dive and if I ever do I'm sure I'll use a dive computer. The idea that these mechanical marvels are desirable to us for "practical" reasons is cute, I guess, but hardly credible.



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    Not So Fast.

    When your eyes get weak like mine you will appreciate the readability of a dive watch. Plus I use the bezel on my 1680 all the time. I actually prefer it to the ISO rated bezels of today's watches because it works faster for casually timing things.
     
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  14. marvin100

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    Sure, there are always exceptions.
     
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    Survived Burns night, but too much sauce!

    This taken before refreshments


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    @Dino944, I noticed you quoted my IWC rant in your recent post #28455 without commenting on it. IIRC you agree on the Pilot chronos, but I was wondering if you had other thoughts that might have gotten lost in that post?
     
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    That's a beauty, Cleav.
     
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    That one was my first automatic as well - I kinda miss it.
     
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    Mine too. This is my only nice watch that I have and I've worn it everyday since I've bought it a couple of years ago.
     
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