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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. academe

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    Is that from the discontinued Richeville line? Would be nice to see proper photos. Nice to see all this GP love. Despite the minor criticisms levelled at them in the past, I do like their watches and history. They're sadly underrated...
     
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    +1 on that; something other than a chronograph? Perhaps a calendar or moon phase? Or, something exotic like those JLC Duometres?
     
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    Very nice. I'll take the plat dial in a steel case, please.

    Is the dial white or silver? I hope it's white; too few good looking, simple watches with white dials IMHO.
     
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    Nice. I love the "sports" watches from this period of history. They still seem to civilised and genteel compared to some of the big brutes we have today. ;)
     
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    I would not kick any of those outta bed. I like it!
     
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    Unfortunately, I have to agree with you. I like the platinum dial in the steel case as well. I think JLC was well aware of that...

    Nonetheless, I am a big fan. This pulls at my heartstrings. Kudos to JLC.

    However, I wish it was manual wind. That may be a deal breaker.

    I think the dial is white...
     
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    For me it's the other way around (and why I think I'll never own a Speedy (it would have to be a 3570.50)).

    Yes, I'll hand in my TWAT card on the way out :embar:...
     
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    Everyone,

    Awhile back I asked whether I should consider moving on Frederique Constant's Worldtimer for ~$2100, and from everyone's commentary and weighing my own interests decided against it.

    The same AD is also offering a Jaeger-LeCoultre Deep Sea Vintage Chronograph for ~$8000 (before taxes). [​IMG]

    I think it retails for $11,500.

    Just wondering what people think of the watch, and at the ~$8000 price.

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    Hi Rob, thanks, its always good to get some encouragement/enabling here on the thread. I expect to have some time to do some window shopping and trying on for inspiration this weekend. It might help me to get some direction regarding how I would want my collection to move. Thanks again. [​IMG]

    Thanks for the additional encouragement/enabling [​IMG]. As mentioned, above I will probably have some time to do some shopping/trying on/ idea gathering this weekend. If I were getting a JLC...it would be a Reverso. My father has a few nice pieces from Lange, JLC, and Patek...(a moonphase, a power reserve/grand date, a travelers watch with 2 hour hand in different colors for diff time zones, and another is a chronograph), so I don't want to get anything duplicative...as he has said these will be mine someday (luckily no brothers).

    I haven't done any serious watch shopping in a while, so visiting a few boutiques/ADs should be fun and give me some ideas.

    I tried it and at close to its MSRP, I didn't think its worth it. I'm generally not a fan of the faux aged lum. But if you are getting a healthy discount and you like the watch, then go for it. They make very high quality watches. That being said important to really like the watch and not simply be motivated by a discount. Friends of mine that bought watches just based on discounts rarely liked them enough to make them permanent parts of their collections. Granted, peoples tastes and interests in watches can change, but I think if they had truly liked the watches and were less motivated by the idea of getting discounts on the watches they would have kept them...or had they really thought about those pieces they bought just because of price...they might not have bought them.

    But as mentioned if you like it, they make a very high quality product that should keep you happy for many years.
     
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    i love that. kop now.
     
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    Great price for a fantastic watch. If I was in the market for a high end diver this would be on my hit list. If you have the funds, I would snap this up!
     
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    srsly that my desire for that watch could not be greater.
     
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    ^^ Yes.

    As for Dino's gap, I think a Lange 1 Moonphase is the hole that needs to be filled: he likes it, it is both high-end and a complication, and he said he doesn't have a round dress watch. Or a Lange. Slam dunk, I say. :)

    That JLC Geophysic is a real beauty. Again, it's the plat that pulls my heart strings, but is laughably far from my budget. :)
     
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    I don't know much about them apart from what you've said. In terms of Germanic desirability they fall in an awkward place for me, being to my mind slightly less interesting than a Muehle, but a lot more expensive than a Stowa. But the one in the picture is quite interesting: I noticed the logo and was drawn to the watch because of its proportions - a slightly thinner bezel than the Rolexes and Omegas and their million lookalikes, that gives it a nice vintage feel. Even all that writing and logo action on the dial seems somehow consonant.

    Anyway, the German fellow wearing it was delighted when I asked if it was a Sinn, and told me about it: according to him, this one's a bit of a limited version that was discontinued. It's the same as the other GSG9's in most respects - a serious dive watch (1200m or something), steel, oil-filled dial, same layout and whatnot, and the same (quartz?) movement. But this one has the crown at 9 o'clock instead of 10. The oil inside is an interesting thing too: I'd assumed (and have since read) that it was there to help balance pressure at depth. But the wearer told me also that it is designed to have a certain effect on the refractive index of the glass to prevent glare and make it more readable. Maybe both. Anyway, it was interesting, and I like the way it looks. A lot of the other Sinns just appear to me like too many other ETA-powered chronos etc., and for the fliegers, frankly I find the Stowa more attractive for half the price with a classier historical association. But this particular Sinn was quite an appealing novelty.
     
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    Hi Mimo,

    Thanks for the suggestion. However, my father already has a Lange 1 Moonphase that he says will eventually be mine. So someday, the complicated dress watch from Lange gap will be filled. He also has a JLC 8 Day Power Reserve Master Antoine, and 2 Pateks. So thanks for the suggestions. I will try to keep my eyes open for some inspiration at a few boutiques and ADs.
     
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    Newk's been waiting for that Geophysic to drop for a while now.

    Must feel like Christmas morning :)
     
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    I have been! If it was a manual, I would have been all about it. I would like to see it in the flesh though. It is just such a great piece of horological history. The automatic is probably a deal breaker for me though--in addition, with my MUT Moon, it is a bit duplicative.
     
  20. mimo

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    Well that's killed that bit of vicarious fun! How about this: time to go bespoke? Take a weekend visit to RGM and design your own patriotically-local, self-designed round dress watch. In tantalum or something. With a tourbillon. And take Stitchy to watch, and record the noises that come out of him.

    After all, you're renowned for your knowledge and good taste in this field. So maybe time to step up and commission the Dinograph (even if it's not a "Pennsylvania Tourbillon")?
     
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