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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. in stitches

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    Sorry to bring this thread down, but would you consider this a dressy watch?

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    Honestly, I find those part-skeleton dials very tacky and associate them with fashion watches and nasty "hommages". Nothing against Orient, but I think if you want an economical dress watch, then a cleaner dial is the way to go - and Orient have them too.

    Unless there's a tourbillon or something awesome to show off, I think displays of the movement should take place through the rear. :)

    P.S. Keith: surely Panerai belongs on a Fiorentina shirt? :p
     
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    quote name="Keith T" url="/t/36253/the-watch-appreciation-thread/28560#post_6891125"]Fine Italian tailoring LOL.

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    Forza Juve!
     
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    Now here's a man that knows a good team!!
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    Ah, the Old Lady of Turin...responsible for one of the happiest nights of my football-watching life.

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    An old companion, with me since 1995

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    Nice watch. I respect their heritage and the people who wear them but I get lost in the madness that is the Navitimer. I'd touch the wrong pusher and initiate the detonation sequence and know I messed up.

    As for the Orient above, I have never understood the random cutout on the dial. Like Mimo said, unless it is showing off the grand complication, leave the peeping to the case back.
     
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    You mean the countless versions they make switching dials positions every year? If so, I couldn't agree more...
     
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    I think the cutout, especially done this way is playful while still staying true to the dressy nature of the watch. I guess it's more youthful.

    Points taken though.
     
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    I don't consider myself old, though maybe not youthful anymore (early 30's), but it just looks tacky to me. Orient makes some good watches for the money, but this one would never get me to look twice at it for any good reason. If you're set on liking it, that's fine, but I don't consider random cut outs to be dressy or elegant.
     
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    with a few exceptions, i agree to this. but the question was simply put is it a dress watch, and id say yes. :D
     
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    @mimo Didn't have you as a Cottager?!
     
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    A belated one, to be truthful - I lived near the Cottage for quite a short while about ten years ago, took my young son along a few times, then he wanted a shirt...season tickets followed...etc. That glorious season in Europe I made it to seventeen games - fourteen at home and three away including the final in Hamburg, despite living in Oman. I take it you're a Rams man?

    RTC, youth ain't got nothing to do with it. What's right is right, and you can find a nicer Orient for your dress watch gap (or Seiko or Hamilton or Tissot or vintage wonder, within your budget!) And there's no reason that watch won't still please you in twenty years. But one with a hole in the dial showing nothing in particular, probably won't.
     
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    I dig it. Dem Cartier links be purdy.


    I don't know why, but I have kind of grown to like the Rolex rehauts. Sometimes I look at the bare rehaut in my MUT Moon, and kind of wish that something was there. Do I want JAEGERJAEGERJAEGER in my MUT Moon? Not really. But I am not as averse to the Rolex rehaut as I once was!



    I agree with both of these gents. Orient has some GREAT watches for the money (the Bambino is very noice), and I would not lump this one with those. I love skeletonized watches, but I really don't like "open heart" watches, with few exceptions. If this is the watch you are buying, I would say go for the open heart:

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    But a cut-out dial to show a basic Japanese auto movement with limited / no finishing? I would stick to a nice, clean dial.

    I do not see it as youthful as much as tacky (I am 25 for reference).
     
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    Interesting. I am in accord with you though, I personally love croc and gator and think they are beautiful (although I do not really like the small scale straps). And this is very true regarding good skins, which certainly makes me want to make a trek down to some of the Hermes farms in Mississippi / Louisiana. The premium for alligator is definitely warranted, considering, as you mentioned, the difficulty in procuring flawless skins, and also, from what I understand, the very limited amount of the alligator / croc that can actually be used! It blew my mind when I read how many gators go into the making of a Birkin. Definitely puts the price into perspective.

    Also, thought I would bring this up:

    http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/introducing-the-hamilton-pan-europ-vintage-inspired-and-budget-friendly

    I am kind of excited about this... ~$1,000, vintage looks, could be a fun little vintage inspired piece. Much more reasonably priced than the chronograph version.
     
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    Orient is fine entry watch, but please don't get any entry level "open heart"
     
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    The 1971 one only existed as a chrono, yes? Still, I think the blue one looks as a fun watch. Glad it's 42mm as the original chrono, opposed to the 45mm of the chrono re-issue.
     
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