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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. 518aata

    518aata Well-Known Member

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    Lovely pair. I particularly like the grain on the strap on the larger one. Where did it come from?
     
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    Cheers. Men's watch strap? Came with watch, marked 'PP'
     
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    i lol'ed.

    so, apparently i missed my shot to post a pic of my JLC on my 2005 accord?
     
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    Haha, I too missed the chance to post my Corrollacoaster / JLC combo shot.

    Maybe next time.
     
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    Thanks for the advice. I've been looking Chrono24 a lot, and there is a local dealer which specialises on the vintage stuff and they seem to have a good selection on vintage Omegas and other interesting stuff with 12 month warranty etc. Pricewise we're talking then on the 300-900€ range depending on model, though.

    I've googled some stuff but most Omega pages concentrate on Speedy & other sports watches, not a lot of quality info on dress watches.

    On the originality, I think Rolex guys seem to be most anal about the Frankenwatch-phenomenon. It seems that restored dials & hands don't seem to be any taboo on the Omega-front, and I would probably go for a beautifully restored example, unless there was a personal story behind the watch, as in your case. I understand that the patina and history in your watch make it a keeper.
     
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    Wishing you luck with whatever you decide. As for restoration of a watch, I suppose it depends on the watch and what needs to be done. If its in good condition, and its just the lum doesn't glow I wouldn't touch it but that's just me. If its a dial that is completely ruined due to water infiltration, then it makes sense to get the dial restore, repaired or replaced, as it probably looks terrible and already has a greatly diminished value (hell it might not even run if water got into it).

    It isn't simply Rolex folks that are concerned about originality, that generally applies to buyers and sellers of any very collectible or high end watch. Restoration of dials and other things on collectible watches can drastically reduce their value. Now if you don't care about that, its not a big deal. It's your money, buy what you like. However, if you are willing to overlook originality in favor of something thats vintage and has been restored to nearly new condition with modern Lum, that's your choice. However, you want to be sure you aren't paying top dollar, un-restored collector piece pricing, for a watch that has been restored and should be valued at significantly less than a mint example with original dial, hands, box & papers etc.
     
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    You haven't missed anything. Let's keep it going, fellow douches
     
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    Please join me in welcoming the first non-degenerate to the family -- no DB car/watch pictures for me unless you want to see the renowned engineering success of a Honda Accord.

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    An obligatory caseback shot:

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    Very nice choice. Congrats and enjoy it!!!
     
  11. no frills

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    DB shot of my SubC ND in a free shuttle bus catering mostly to the elderly and young kids!!!! And moms shopping at the nearby grocery!

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  12. Cant kill da Rooster

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    ^ Didn't we get that shot yesterday, Frilly?
     
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    OMG maybe! But what about this DB shot in a scary empty subway station!

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    Looks fantastic ! Hope you are enjoying your Sub.
     
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    Background of frills' shot is blurry, but those moms do seem to have potential
     
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    Thanks Dino, that is a good point and I realize that. Obviously certain patina is half the charm of these items, but as you said, totally destroyed dials might need some touch up.
     
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    I read this as a comment to the "hot moms", and yeah, I loled ...
     
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