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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. tifosi

    tifosi Well-Known Member

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    I'll take them! Unless the original laces have been changed. Then they are junk.
     
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    I have the original laces (the dark blue ones) but they are not in mint condition.:butbut:
     
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    Hmmmm. Are they the original aglets? It may be worth it, then.
     
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    Well, with all this AP dress watch love, maybe I will have to more thoroughly investigate!
     
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    Also, I do really, really like this one:

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    Does anyone happen to know the diameter? It is quite lovely... (I have been following your post on TPP Academe. Stupid TPP rules...).
     
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    I had the aglets replaced by EG in Northampton in the early 2000's before they became collectable. But isn't that just servicing?
     
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    Afraid I am in the same boat then. What a pity.

    Looking at the pictures, the movement would be better suited for a 38-39mm watch as well.
     
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    We're a funny bunch aren't we? :bounce2:

    Objectively, I think that Journe, PP and Ferrier watches are beautiful watches, but I suppose what I was getting at is that I didn't like them enough to consider them as seriously as some of the other watches that I'm looking at. I just don't like them enough to want one, usually because of a minor design detail that just throws things off for me.

    For the Journes, the movement detailing and architecture are really like works of art, the dials are also very handsome, but the hands just seem off to me...A bit too pointy! For the PP time-only Calatravas, the biggest beef I have with many PPs is that there are several models where the movements are much too small for the case yet are shown behind sapphire (e.g. 5123). I'd rather have a solid case back where the movement is much smaller than the case (e.g. 5196). Preferably I'd want a movement that is better balanced against the case size. I may have to eat my words where Laurent Ferrier watches are concerned...I still haven't seen one in the flesh (unlike the Holy Trinity and AL&S), and have only had the photos to go from!

    With Jules Audemars watches, admittedly my fondness for them stems from the fact that I've had the opportunity to wear them and spend time around them (my father has a Selfwinding, and my wife has a manual Small Seconds), so they have grown on me...







    Yes; one *potential* downside to the Jules Audemars Extra Thin is the larger case size. This issue is also true of the Lange Saxonia Thin which is 40mm, and the VC Patrimony Traditionelle Selfwinding which is also 41mm, too. I tend to prefer 38-39 mm dress watches generally...However, the possible up shot (IMHO) is that the larger case size *may* allow the watch to be used in more casual settings, e.g. with a smart shirt and trousers, or with tweeds and raw denim; something that's a bit harder to pull off with a smaller, more conservatively sized dress watch. Certainly when I've tried on the Jules Audemars Extra Thin I haven't felt it was too large for my wrist, but YMMV. The nice thing about the Jules Audemars Selfwinding (3 hands plus date model) is that it's more conservatively sized at 39mm.
     
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    KEEP AT IT THERE IS MORE WIN TO BE FOUND!!!
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    ....And just because I mentioned it, my wife's Jules Audemars Small Seconds:

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    Finishing on the hand-wound calibre is lovely:

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    Sadly it doesn't get much wrist time because it's too dressy for my wife's casual office place. I think she wants a Datejust for her daily wearer. I often find myself wishing that my wrist was small enough so I could borrow her watch. :satisfied:
     
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    great model. DAT BACK THO!!!!
     
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    Lange actually reduced the size of the 1815 this year from 40 mm to 38.5 mm (how often does that happen nowadays?) It's more "smart casual" than "dress" with the blued hands and small seconds treatment, in my opinion, but still a lovely watch.

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    Love all this dress watch talk. They've been on my mind since the hodinkee article, and ive been spending quite some time obsessiing over this ALS 1815 up/down. Its a great size at 39mm, and i think the two sub dials help it dress down when it needs to. Only problem is i cant decide if i prefer the white or rose gold :D

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    Wow. Gorgeous!
     
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    Lovely timepieces academe!

    Well, there is one potential downside with having a wrist small enough so that you can borrow your wife's watch. That means she can borrow yours.

    Speaking from experience here! Heh heh.
     
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    all this lange pr0n has my heart aching. :(
     
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    But my wife has a seriously small wrist. I think the case size of her AP is under 30mm (26mm?). Much as I would like to try, there's no way I could pull it off!
     
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    Those Langes rock! I especially like the Thin. Also I think the proportions on the new 1815 are better proportioned than the earlier 40mm version; bit more charming and genteel somehow. I can't wait to see it in the flesh.
     
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