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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. Dino944

    Dino944 Well-Known Member

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    Congrats !!! Very nice choice. I've always liked the design of the Ingenieur and I am a big fan of blue dials or blue elements (BLNR/Pepsi GMT) on watches. Congrats again and enjoy!!! [​IMG]
     
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    I really dislike the new Pilot Travel Time by Patek. The first time I saw a photo was on IG, and I thought it was just some goofy fake based on another brand's old pilot watch but with PP marks on the dial. I was disappointed to discover it was a real offering from Patek.
     
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  3. rnguy001

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    Thanks guys

    Again I'm probably weird but I kind of like that Patek Pilot Travel Time.. I mean I don't love it like I love Frilly's collection, but if I was gifted one, I would be a happy camper for sure..
     
  4. no frills

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    Yeah but you like a DSSD... [​IMG]

    Kidding. I haven't seen the 5524G in the metal, and friends who've seen it say it's unmistakably well finished, etc. I think that in the range of other timepieces (and assets!) that I could obtain for the 5524G's list price, it won't rank as high. But - as you said - if one was gifted to me... [​IMG]
     
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    LOL! well played, sir! I have no defense for my unexplainable affection for the DSSD and my other horological monstrosities but I appreciate the love here nonetheless!



     
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  7. Dino944

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    I'm sure its well finished, but I just don't like how the watch looks. So it doesn't appeal to me at all. If gifted one, I'd sell/trade it for something else.
     
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    Any good events happening on Tuesday haha? I'll be up there for a fitting, might as well get myself in to some trouble too.
     
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    I really like the Ingenieur 3239. Please post pics when the Laureus comes in.
     
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    Hi gents, quick question - what are alternatives to an entry-level Journe? I'm not familiar at all with the top end...
     
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    I think you're asking the question the wrong way around, perhaps? If an entry level nearly-new Journe is about $20k, then perhaps you should ask "what is the most wonderful X I can get for $20k"?

    Give us some more thoughts about what "X" might be in your mind? Quirky? Dressy? Size preference? Colour/material, strap or bracelet, any particular function....the more the better. And is that the budget you had in mind?

    As official in-house enabler, I love this game.
     
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    lol. The next watch will be a silver or white dial.



     
  13. ShawnBC

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    You could really trade/sell a gifted watch? I have 2 watches that were gifted to me (one from my parents and the other from my wife) that doesn't fit my style and aren't TWAT/WIS-approved, but I still wear them from time to time. Would I buy these watch if I chose for myself? No, but I'm sure the people who gifted them to me took a great amount of time researching what I like, and I couldn't possibly see myself flipping them.

    The fact that they are gifted makes it impossible for me to trade/sell them.
     
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  14. marvin100

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    A different Ingy on bracelet, not so TWAT-approved, but definitely beloved by me:

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  15. mezentius

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    Aye, so more on the dressy side, minimal complications, probably rose gold (we like both, but rose is cheaper) =<40 mm, as it's probably going to be one of those pieces which gets handed down. The budget is around that - we were looking at the standard Pateks, Vacherons and Langes, but the Journe really did stand out from your average dress watch without being too flamboyant.
     
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    Nice! I like most Ingy's (including that one); I just find most to be too big for my wrist.
     
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    +1. I would not mind a nice 3227.
     
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    BTW, that's an issue I have with most IWCs. I can't recall the number of times I've gone through their website wishing a watch was 2-4mm smaller!
     
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    Looking to upgrade my wardrobe staples with some Kamakura white dress shirts. The 200 thread count twill shirts are not in stock. Other options ($79/US) are either 100% cotton or 100% Supima cotton. I know the difference between the two fabrics but which is better for a shirt? Thanks
     
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    The close-up pics make it seem like a lot is going on in the dial - but I bet that's not how it comes across on the wrist. Do you take that swimming? Enjoy the beach!
     
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