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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. vbuskirk

    vbuskirk Well-Known Member

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    Amazing pics, and amazing watches! I'm curious, is that the 40mm version? How easy is it for you to alternate between that watch and the Explorer I without feeling one is too large or too small?

    Thanks!

    The PAM 112 is 45mm, and yes, at times, I do *almost* feel self conscious wearing it (not quite but almost). I think my 7" wrist is big enough to handle it; it's just freaking big. The Explorer, on the other hand, is always tasteful and very subtle. Plus, it is built like a tractor so I don't worry about it much.
     
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    Thanks!

    The PAM 112 is 45mm, and yes, at times, I do *almost* feel self conscious wearing it (not quite but almost). I think my 7" wrist is big enough to handle it; it's just freaking big. The Explorer, on the other hand, is always tasteful and very subtle. Plus, it is built like a tractor so I don't worry about it much.


    Interesting, the PAM didn't look that much bigger than the Rolex in your photo. I think it sits quite well on your wrist, my wrist is also 7 inches but the biggest watch I like on my wrist is 40mm. I guess PAMs are wider than they are tall.

    I asked about the Rolex because I tried the Exp. I when I was deciding between that and the Exp. II. I felt it looked a little small on my 7in wrist (small for a sports watch, that is), but I'm now yearning for a vintage Oyster non-Professional model. However I still am concerned that I'd find it too small (every other piece I own is between 38 and 40mm).
     
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    [​IMG] hee, hee. That was too much fun. Okay, back to reading about clothes for me ...

    I'm assuming all those are yours? If so, you have a lovely collection. Well done, wear them in good health [​IMG]
     
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    On second thought, I may go for this De Ville Co-Axial GMT Midsize instead of the Seamaster in my earlier post:
    [​IMG]
    Anyone own this and would be kind enough to provide a wrist shot? Does the De Ville line have in house movements?
     
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    The PAM 112 is 45mm

    44mm

    The Nitpicker in Chief [​IMG]

    PS: good choice on the Luminor Base, the OP catalog these days is quite sad
     
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    Honestly, I wouldn't go for either of those, I'd go for the new version with the 8500 movement. Developed in-house as opposed to developed around an ETA base. Only available with a super dark grey or light silver dial (for now), but I'd say it's a better watch. All the ATs are available with a deployment clasp, to my knowledge.
    Anyone know if they are using a new in-house movement on the Speedmaster as well? Edit - Holy shit ZJ! Do you own that?
     
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    Anyone know if they are using a new in-house movement on the Speedmaster as well?

    Edit - Holy shit ZJ! Do you own that?


    no sir

    The World's Most Complicated Timepiece to be Sold at Antiquorum's 35th Anniversary Sale in November - Estimate: 4,500,000 to 5,500,000 Swiss Francs (approx. $4,420,000 to $5,400,000)
     
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    no sir

    The World's Most Complicated Timepiece to be Sold at Antiquorum's 35th Anniversary Sale in November - Estimate: 4,500,000 to 5,500,000 Swiss Francs (approx. $4,420,000 to $5,400,000)


    Astrolabes are good enough for Godzilla; I don't need a glorified sundial to show me the stars.

    [​IMG]
     
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    [​IMG]

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    (More) pics or it didn't happen!
     
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    no sir The World's Most Complicated Timepiece to be Sold at Antiquorum's 35th Anniversary Sale in November - Estimate: 4,500,000 to 5,500,000 Swiss Francs (approx. $4,420,000 to $5,400,000)
    Oh my...
     
  13. Scuderia-F1

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    A fair number of Paneristi here, huh? Okay, here's my baby:

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    AWESOME "Base"![​IMG]
     
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    Question. I just bought a JLC Master Compressor Geographic. Got a smoking deal on it from Tourneau of all places (over 50% of retail). On a leather strap but I really had wanted my next watch to be on a bracelet. So I'm trying to decide whether to put the bracelet on the JLC or on my other watch, a very well loved, on its way to being a beater PAM049. I know I like the looks of the PAM on an bracelet but can't decide about the JLC. Any opinions?

    I move at tortoise like speed when it comes to watch decisions, it took me 4 years to buy the PAM and another 3 to get the JLC. You can imagine the pain the bracelet decision is causing me, I'm trying to compress that down to a week.
     
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    I've been to MunichTime Watch Fair yesterday and got to take a look at the new A. Lange & Söhne "Zeitwerk". Although too big for my small wrists, it certainly looks nice. Construction is [​IMG] of course.
     
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    Simply said, this watch is nothing compared to all the dozens upon dozens of great watches in here. However, as the first watch I have ever bought, purchased with my first paycheck at the late age of 18 ([​IMG]), I am proud to say that this is the first of (hopefully) many more watch purchases.

    It's a Seiko 5 on a NATO strap bought from natostrap.blogspot.com, which I'm sure most of you guys know about already [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
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    It's a Seiko 5 on a NATO strap bought from natostrap.blogspot.com, which I'm sure most of you guys know about already [​IMG]
    [​IMG]


    That's a nice looking watch - I know Seikos don't get a lot of love here, but I think they're a good value and some of the models are quite sharp looking.
     
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    That's a nice looking watch - I know Seikos don't get a lot of love here, but I think they're a good value and some of the models are quite sharp looking.

    There are plenty of people here who appreciate a top quality Seiko.
     
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    Well since Swatch group owns both Omega and ETA, technically they are in house, no? [​IMG] Especially as Swatch is threatening to stop selling movements outside of their group after 2010.

    Anyone know if they are using a new in-house movement on the Speedmaster as well?
     
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