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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. Dachshund

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    ^^ I wasn't, and I'm certainly not now! Jeepers, that's ugly!
     
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    "Siiiiick watch, bro!"

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    A matte finish seems to mitigate the dressiness.


    I had the same reaction at first sight but then it kinda grew on me.
     
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    Interesting. I was the opposite. Seeing Nomos online was very meh, seeing them in person, handling them, and putting them on the wrist is what really made me love and appreciate the brand. What one did you see? Did you handle it, or just look at it?
     
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    Hmm...the tattooed Radiomir? But somehow it makes me think how much I love that case shape and dial. If you'll forgive the sexism, I guess I'm looking at it like an attractive woman of low manners: I sort of would, but I probably wouldn't tell anyone about it.
     
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    Is that Rad some sort of tie-up with Chrome Hearts?
     
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    I handled a Tangente in 33 which was just too small and the lugs were super thin. Felt like I would break them off but I assume in the bigger 38 version they would be beefier. Also handled the Welzeit blue face which was handsome but similar to the Speedy just felt odd on my wrist. Also saw a Metro and Ludwig but did not handle them as I wanted to continue ogling the ALS, PP, and AP items in the shop.
    Maybe it just takes some getting used to on the wrist but I was more kicking tires than any purchases being made.
     
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    Kaplan, yes to both Speedys no to that Rad.

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    Got these guys ready for sale the other day. :drool:


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    The lugs definitely cause issues with the fit for sure. Some models work great for me, others just don't work at all. The Tangomat and Tangente (I suppose the Ahoi would fall in that category as well) models are the ones I would never consider owning for myself because of the lugs as well; just not a big fan of the fit on the wrist. The metro was a watch I saw online that I was very meh over, but once I had it on my wrist i did a 180 on; really great on the wrist and I'd recommend giving it a try at some point. Curious how you thought the blue dial played with the light for the Weltzeit? One of my favorite features of the silver dial is how it changes with the light; really a dynamic dial IMO. May I also ask what you thought of the movements in person? Surprised they would let you down.
     
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    Well I don't use any complications on a watch I own (no minute repeater!) so perhaps I am not sufficiently 'into' this hobby. I do mental calisthenics to convert time zones in my head (Sydney +3, London -8, New York -12), I kinda know the month/date/day of the week at the back of my head, I could care less about the current phase of the moon, etc etc. I guess for me its all about the aesthetics. And aesthetically speaking a chrono doesn't quite add anything to the watch other than to somewhat clutter the dial. I find complications such as annual/perpetual calendar more aesthetically interesting. I particularly like the JLC Master Geographic posted a few pages back.

    Actually, come to think of it there is a complication I do find useful. Power reserve on a manual watch so I know how much winding is necessary. That one I use all the time. Other than that..
     
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    A few more photos from my pal who's handy with da camera phone:

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    I lent the 1675 to someone for the past few weeks; it's great to have it back, as it's become an old friend. As I've said, it's all the watch I need.

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    Man I love the older cases/lugs. So perfect.
     
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    I'm currently on the fence buying my 1st Rolex. The 1675 is on the list together with the 16750 and the modern 116610LN.

    Wearing this one today:

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    I have only seen pictures of the white/silver but I see what you mean that light dances on that dial quite well. White/Silver dials seem to pick up a lot of colors which you can see some in Stitchy's 15300 and in some Frilly pics of one of his Patek's. The blue on the other hand only picked up a lot of light in the small seconds dial while the rest of the watch had a beautiful blue with matte finish. Pictures online make it seem like the blue on the dials is different in each component but I did not pick that up in person. I assume they are suppose to be the same color but computer photos seem to trick my eye into thinking it is different shades of blue. It is pleasing to the eye. Also the red "house" and marker were not as pronounced.

    As for movements, I will be the first to say that I am not versed in all things movement related but they were pretty. For comparison sakes I had my ETA based Hamilton on which is not a looker but the Nomos movements were quite nice.

    I have nothing against Nomos watches, the two I tried did not fit my wrist well. Rereading my original post makes it seem like I was unimpressed with the brand. They were nice pieces but I could not see myself with one.
     
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    I feel the same about Nomos. The quality is there, and I respect what they do and have to offer. Yet when I put them on they just don't do anything for me, so I can't see myself pulling the trigger on one.
     
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    Sorry, I wasn't trying to make you defend your opinions, I was just curious. Thanks for the description of the blue dial, I'm still dieing to see it in person as I think it's something they'll start putting on other watches. Hope you enjoyed the trip, and had plenty of time to ogle the ALS movements; so perfect.
     
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    If you like Nomos movements but don't like the aesthetics of the cases then consider the Wempe Glashutte range - I particularly like the Chronometerwerke.

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