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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. TheWraith

    TheWraith Well-Known Member

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  2. Dachshund

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    Why are tourbs so expensive? It's pretty established technology. Is it simply, like a lot of things, because they can?
     
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    Personally, I never really liked the way an exposed tourbillon looked. Even though I can appreciate their horological significance, I'd rather not have one on my dial..
     
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    Yep. I think they take some ridiculous number of man hours (and these are expertly skilled man hours mind you) to make. Though I suspect, like most high end goods, the increase in cost does not entirely account for the staggering premium you have to pay.
     
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    I'm no watchmaker, of course, but I can't see that they are much more fiddly than any other part of a watch. I'm sure they must be though, in some way that isn't obvious to me. And there will, no doubt, be a hefty mark-up 'just because'. At the end of the day they look quite neat, but they just (by design) go round in circles once a minute, so I can't get massively excited by them.

    Now the JLC gyrotourbillon on the other hand - say in the Reverso - that's something I could see me selling my mother for. Any takers?
     
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    ^That's hot^
     
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    The Rolex Glide-Lock clasp really is the best thing since sliced bread :slayer:
     
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    YES.
     
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    I like the shirt too
     
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    What are some truly whimsical dress watches?

    I do like the look of the Glashutte Sixties, for example:

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    Though not quite my taste, I also can appreciate the devil-may-care attitude of the Franck Muller Vingage Curvex
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    What else might you point out?
     
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    I really like some Frank Muller models, on the other hand I heard is an overpriced brand
     
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    ^I like the aesthetic of his older more classic looking stuff. Some of the recent stuff though.... [​IMG]
     
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    Let me reiterate this chap, which I really regret not buying second-hand when I had a chance a couple of years back...

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    Wore quite big though, so perhaps a little big for a dress watch.
     
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    Whimsical watches, there are lots of great designs. Below are a few of my favorites.

    .I'm not big on FM, I'd much rather have VC's design based on their original piece from 1912...with functional hinged lugs
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    My own VC 1972 with asymmetric case
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    the Cartier Tank Asymetrique . This piece belongs to a friend. It's part of the retired CPCP collection.
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    AP's Asymmetric cased dress watch from I believe the 1960's
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    Even Patek got in on the action of making some less traditional designs in the 1950's and 60s.
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    And another piece belonging to the same friend the Rotonde Jour et Nuit
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    Anyone thinking about purchasing internationally with the Euro where its at/going? I was looking at the forums for a pre-owned deal, but after the currency conversion I'm seeing some new prices cheaper than some domestic pre-owned listings. There's the shipping and also the duties/fees you can expect, but in some cases its more cost effective to buy new internationally (of course it depends on what brand/model you're looking at). Within just the last two weeks there's a $250 USD difference at 3,000 EUR.



    Date EUR USD
    Thursday 12/03/2015
    3000 EUR = 3181.3998 USD
    Wednesday 11/03/2015
    3000 EUR = 3234.3045 USD
    Tuesday 10/03/2015
    3000 EUR = 3268.3915 USD
    Monday 09/03/2015
    3000 EUR = 3280.4266 USD
    Sunday 08/03/2015
    3000 EUR = 3282.4387 USD
    Saturday 07/03/2015
    3000 EUR = 3282.2288 USD
    Friday 06/03/2015
    3000 EUR = 3337.8002 USD
    Thursday 05/03/2015
    3000 EUR = 3348.7566 USD
    Wednesday 04/03/2015
    3000 EUR = 3381.1129 USD
    Tuesday 03/03/2015
    3000 EUR = 3390.5116 USD
    Monday 02/03/2015
    3000 EUR = 3384.2812 USD
    Sunday 01/03/2015
    3000 EUR = 3389.3559 USD
    Saturday 28/02/2015
    3000 EUR = 3389.3466 USD
    Friday 27/02/2015
    3000 EUR = 3393.8018 USD
    Thursday 26/02/2015
    3000 EUR = 3434.0151 USD
     
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    I brought this up a couple days ago, but it apparently was ignored. Do you know any reputable EUR watch sellers?
     
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    These are more poor man's versions, but I like it, the vintage non-round watch. A couple of made in Waltham Walthams:

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    I have one in Italy and two in Greece. It depends on what you are interested in. PM me and I can give you additional details.
     
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