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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. mimo

    mimo Well-Known Member

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    Also feeling the Monster love a lot. I will always be grateful to you gentlemen for pointing me in this direction. Considering I bought it for the beach/exercise/dirty work, it seems to be spending time on my wrist in all sorts of situations. It just always brings me pleasure.
     
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  2. TheWraith

    TheWraith Well-Known Member

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    Then you're a douche!

    If you like a watch, buy it and wear it and dress better than those you mention. What anyone else does isn't your concern.
     
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    I couldn't think of a nice way to say that so I didn't respond. Thanks. Haha
     
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    GordonX - welcome to the forums. First post since you joined SF in May 2013, and you chose TWAT!

    I learned a lot from the forum members here. They were with me when I acquired many of my timepieces, cheering me on but sometimes shouting me down as well. A lot of what goes on here is obviously subjective, but I trust these guys on matters of both style and substance. Some have become good friends in person.

    I love my Sub. Wears well, solid construction, and well, I like it, period. Is it the most common watch around? Not really, not given its price point. For most of the watch collecting world a Sub is still the grail to have. But as other forum members have posted here, it is certainly a popular watch - for a reason.

    If it were purely for snob appeal, I have a few other pieces that might suit your preferences for exclusivity. But that's largely not how I roll. I get a timepiece because I like it.

    See? Looks good with a suit and cufflinks!

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    If I wanted to wear something a bit less common, I can always go with this:

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    But ya know, I feel like wearing a Sub today. I love it. [​IMG]
     
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  6. TheWraith

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    ^ You're making me want that Sub, Frilly ;)
     
  7. jhcam8

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    Great line-up, Frills. 3 different time zones?
     
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  8. Keith T

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    I can't believe you posted that fake Patek again frilly :D
     
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  9. Hayward

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    So is the Rolex Submariner Normcore?
     
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  10. dddrees

    dddrees Well-Known Member

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    Ya, your probably right.



    Anybody know where I can rid of these quick, before someone sees me with them? LOL


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  11. Dino944

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    I'll gladly take that "Common" [​IMG] Red Sub off of your hands, to go with my own common Sub LV.

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    Should I send the very common box and papers that go with the watch as well?
     
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  13. suaviter

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    serious LOL. You can lend them this way!! Anniv and red FTW.
     
  14. Betelgeuse

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    This.

    Keith, this made me laugh for real. [​IMG]

    I bet that Patek can get you some ladies. [​IMG]
     
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    Could also sell it to an forum mate whom you may or may not have pilfered a #8 viberg service boot from. My bad forgot the spoiler tag where is tifosi with his manual spoiler instructions?
     
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  16. Gianni Cerutti

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    BEAUTIFUL picture...and Great watch
     
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  17. mimo

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    A rare moment of real-world perspective graces that TWATosphere. Yes indeed. :)
     
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  18. academe

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    Newcomer, just a quick thought: I know that it's got a bit more than 3 hands (i.e. 3 hands+date function), but what about a Jules Audemars Selfwinding? It has a nicely balanced 39mm case. Even though it's not an ultra-thin, it does have a slim profile (case height of only 9mm), a wonderfully decorated calibre 3120, and is really beautifully finished. The self-winding is probably the most underrated of the Jules Audemars collection, as it tends to get eclipsed by the chronograph and the Extra Thin, but they are beautiful watches. My father has one, and it's really something special. My personal favourite in this range is the 15170OR.OO.A809CR.01; the concentric guilloche "waves" radiating out from the centre of the dial look pretty spectacular:

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    As you can see from the photo, the dial is ever so slightly curved as are the hands of the watch; a really nice old-world touch.

    Beautifully finished and decorated 22K mono bloc rotor:

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  19. bkotsko

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    Today, I am keeping it simple.
    Black Bay on burgundy shell cordovan strap.
    My biggest complaint about this watch was the OEM distressed strap.
    It felt cheap.

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