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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 agree on all points. It was a bit scary ordering it the first time around, sight unseen. It's thick, but it wears really well.
     
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    Congrats! Great diver.
     
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    EXCELLENT good guy/bad guy post, @Dino944. so well said.

    yeah, AP has had some dogs, but so has literally every other brand, big and small. they also have some excellent models. as you said, the general public has not devoured them like the RO/ROO, but they really are hard at their price point. you have to really have the moolah and the AP love to spend the dough when you have other options.

    just one example, i think the jules audemars below is one of the nicest ultra thin 2 handed models out there, and the movement and skeletonized rotor are stunning. but with an MSRP of 23,500, you dont have a lot of people that will jump on that. its takes someone with resources, and who likely can buy, or already has bought, all kinds of other watches. as opposed to most people who only buy a number of watches throughout their lifetime, that are looking to get more bang for the buck.

    not to mention that many of their high complication models that i LOVE, are high 5 figure and well into the 6 figure range, up to quarter mil and more. not standard fare for over 99% of people in the world.


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  4. no frills

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    Congratulations! Fantastic pick-up.
     
  5. tifosi

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    Thanks, frills.
     
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    It never gets old! :)
     
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    Now that is a can of worms worth opening, and much more important, empirically I think, than whether or not one likes the concept of a particular special edition. Go on, Belli, spill those worms, baby!
     
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    New strap courtesy of @LA Guy and SF. Now I just have to wait on that title change. This will probably end up on a NOMOS at some point, but I thought this made for a fun combo (or at least a patriotic one).
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    Thanks Stitchy. I agree, the 2 hand Jules Audemars is an exceptional watch, and the famous 2120 movement is superb. I think its definitely a watch, much like Patrimonys, or Calatravas, that appeals to people who don't need lots of complications/toys to justify price, and who want a classic dress watch. I really saw no need for a gold dress watch for myself until I was in my early 30s. Its definitely not a watch that I see appealing to a younger crowd the way ROOs and ROs may.
     
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    ^^If I was going to have a $20k dress watch, that would be it.
     
  11. LA Guy

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    Nice. And, doing it. Now.
     
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    agree 100%. :fistbump:

    did i mention that i am now in my early 30s and have begun desiring a simple thin gold dress watch the past year or so?


    same here. love so hard.
     
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    Same here.
     
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    My first gold watch I still have, and as much as it spoke to me a few years ago, it doesn't now.
    I just don't know if I could justify unloading it.
    It would definitely fund something else.
    If it was slightly smaller it would be more attractive to me.

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    Good point, and though I'm not supposed to notice such things, my company's owner has this watch, along with an older, smallish Calatrava (white dial / Romans / hobnail). He's 79 I think.

    But I would totally rock that AP too. Great watch.


    bkotsko: how big is that Zenith?
     
  16. luvmalik

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    what is the view on graham watches here?

    curious to know
     
  17. Keith T

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    DLJr: congrats on the "title", bro :worship:


    EDIT: A certain MUSE adds her congratulations too. (What the hell, it's Friday afternoon here...)



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    Im not a fran.


    Plus one.

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    Keith, please steal your bosses watches and then send them to me.
     
  19. Keith T

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    The Patek is probably only 33-34 mm, but I bet he's had it a for few decades.
     
  20. jbarwick

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    They look like can openers. As for the functionality of the watch...I do open a lot of cans.
     
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