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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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    ^ Beautiful! I wish I could take photos that good.
     
  2. dsn112

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    Thanks! I honestly think it's terrible, all I had was an iPhone and a great spot to place it.
     
  3. TheWraith

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    Not at all. Great pic of a great watch.
     
  4. no frills

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    Adding my +1 here for a great shot of a great watch!
     
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  5. rnguy001

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    Unreal. Both winners. Please get at least one of them and share ASAP

     
  6. ShawnBC

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    You know, I used to be all over the dated Subs (116610) but the more I see no-date Subs, the more I could see myself wearing one!
     
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    Great story! As for it being your last big watch purchase at least for a while, sometimes when you get a watch that you have really wanted for a long time, it satisfies in a way that several smaller piece may not have. After purchasing a few of my favorite pieces I've felt so satisfied that I've often gone more than 3 years without a watch purchase. I hope that your Sub purchase will keep a smile on your face long enough that you won't feel you are missing out on anything by not making a purchase for for a while. Cheers! [​IMG]
     
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    huh? Don't you have a Nautilus? What is special about this one? Pt? Or am I misremembering?
     
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  9. TheWraith

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    Thanks Dino :)

    No doubt there'll be other watch purchases in the future. When they might be, who can say.
     
  10. BostonHedonist

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    FINALLY. My pre-loved GMT II is due in from it's post-purchase overhaul service any day now. Given that I've been away from it for longer than I'd spent with it in the first place, I feel like I'm getting a new watch all over again.

    So, er, not-quite-but-kind-of-INCOMING. [​IMG]

    Here here! It's amazing how the world changes when you've finally got yourself into a real timepiece. The espresso tastes even sweeter, the wine gets you tipsier even as you maintain better self control, and the women all raise an eyebrow as you stride past.

    Well, not quite...

    But given that it's often the most intricate and costly item a man can wear on his person, a quality timepiece does lend quite a bit of weight and character to answering that question of "what is he made of?"
     
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    I do have a 5711 in steel. This one was released in Basel earlier this year - all rose gold, chocolate dial. I've been jonesing for an all gold piece on a bracelet recently, but this isn't going to be the one - although it's a really handsome piece.
     
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    I've recently joined the Stowa Club, pure beauty.


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    wise words sir, wise words. I don't think I need to expend on this but wearing a quality timepiece says a lot about it's owner for sure ;).
     
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    Looks great; my own flieger should be arriving today! I recently bought an MO direct from Stowa, and a flieger came up on eBay for a good price the other day. So much for brand diversity :embar:
     
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    lol. Is that really a gold dress with brown stripes? It looks like a white dress with blue stripes to me.
     
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    How long did it take and what did you end up having serviced? Hope you receive it soon, in magnificent condition!
     
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    Wearing mine today. Still waiting on the croc strap that has been sitting at customs in Germany for a week now.



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    I tend not to read anything in to people's watches except for, "we (don't) have similar taste in watches."
     
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    Which version of the strap did you choose? I have the opposite problem - I've got the croc strap, but not the MO!

    I'd ended up deciding on the roman numeral/polished MO, as I wanted to dress it up a bit. And the fact that it still came with the old logo (my preference) played a significant part, as well. I'd verified that mine would come with the old logo, but it unfortunately arrived with the new. Fortunately, Stowa did have a dial with the old logo available, and they're swapping it for me now.
     
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    It took about 6-7 weeks. Got it serviced because the owner had only had one service in 15 years so I figured better to do it now than risk some unknown factor causing a problem down the line (I factored a service into the purchase price). This way I get to start with it as new as it'll ever again feel. The technitian didn't find anything non-routine that needed to be done. Total cost $600 plus shipping.
     
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