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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. RFX45

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    feelin' the friday blues

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    This is absolutely beautiful. Which model is this exactly? Master Ultra Thin? How much does this go for in the grey market?
     
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    Thanks! It's the older Master Control at 40mm. It's since been replaced by the better-balanced 39 mm. Both are thin but neither are "Ultra-thin"

    Not sure of going rates these days sorry..


     
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    Nice JLC. That's just a real, simple, quality watch. Nice choice.
     
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    You can't beat a Datejust, fluted + jublilee combo as a versatile piece. Love mine, it was my gateway drug to this hobby ...
     
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    Jumping in here a bit late, but there's another application of this practice that I dislike even more severely than on watches: the recent trend in decorating for a designer to put a sign on the wall that describes the purpose of the room. I know that I'm standing in the kitchen, I don't need a reminder to "E A T" in large, vintage distressed letters. I've never found myself in a strange room of my house, confused about its purpose, until I saw "Laundry" spelled out on the wall.
     
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    Natural light at last?
     
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    Shot :slayer:
     
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    Anyone know?
     
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    Looks great with a leather jacket.

    They have also been involved in Cartier's Tourbillons, for their Fine Watchmaking collection. The watch that comes to mind is the Pasha Tourbillon Chronograph with 8 day power reserve. Chanel also has a Tourbillon that was created by Renaud et Papi. There may be others but I'd have to look at some of my reference materials to be sure.
     
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    Love this, it only increases my GMT fever.
     
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    Thanks, Dino. Any clue if they do the movements for H. Moser as well?
     
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    I have that same Datejust too. Do it :satisfied:
     
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    Fourth day of the Chinese New Year - wearing my charismatic Celadon Imperial with a cashmere Imperial Red shawl collar cardigan and orange linen shirt (reminiscent of auspicious mandarin oranges of course!).

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    Pepsi + leather = looks good, cyc.
     
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    Sorry. I really haven't looked into H. Moser closely, so I do not know.
     
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    Ok - thanks, Dino!
     
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    Man, it's quiet in here lately.

    Just to follow on with the RP/Moser thing: as far as I know, APRP make 90% of their stuff for AP (as their ownership would suggest), but make some very high complications for others, notably Cartier and Chopard in recent years. But it would surprise me if they made anything for H Moser & Cie: firstly because Moser are a small, specialised manufacture - priding themselves on making their movements in house. And secondly, because I'm not aware of Moser making unusual complications for special editions and trade fairs - the kind of thing that others might outsource for an expensive one-off marketing promotion. I could be wrong of course. Maybe they have had some input into their own movement designs? But manufacture, I doubt very much.

    Anyway, another subject: the transformative effect of a strap on a watch. I bought my Longines Column Wheel Chronograph a couple of weeks ago, and I liked it. But I didn't love it. The polished steel case, steel-grey dial and polished bracelet are all quite smart, and very comfortable to wear. But the lack of contrast in the dial combined with all that polished surface made it at once both a little flashy, and lacking in personality. The other day, the strap I ordered at the same time from Hirsh, finally showed up. Now the new watch I only liked, I can love properly.

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    Here's to the redemptive powers of the American alligator. Especially blue ones. This also solves the problem of overlap with the other steel-on-steel watch I'm expecting some time soon - my second unauthorised purchase. Now it all makes perfect sense. :)
     
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