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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. imageWIS

    imageWIS Well-Known Member

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    Why? It is extremely not popular! I picked it up from a private collector in HK at merely $5500 USD, unbelievable.

    I know! But, I love that watch.

    Jon.
     
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    Why? It is extremely not popular! I picked it up from a private collector in HK at merely $5500 USD, unbelievable.

    Pretty good buy - one fetched $8,300 at auction last year.
     
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    Gentlemen,

    Can anyone of the fine gentlemen on this board tell me which manufacturers makes the movements for which brand?

    For example, I read somewhere that JLC makes the movements for a Patek??
     
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    Gentlemen, Can anyone of the fine gentlemen on this board tell me which manufacturers makes the movements for which brand? For example, I read somewhere that JLC makes the movements for a Patek??
    No, Patek makes most of its own movements, with some exceptions, including (ironically/bizarrely) its very hot perpetual calendar chronograph (Lemania).
     
  5. Otto

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    Could somebody point me towards some entry-level watches that would look good on somebody with skinny wrists? Mine seem to measure at a little over two inches at the point I would wear a watch.
     
  6. gdl203

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    Could somebody point me towards some entry-level watches that would look good on somebody with skinny wrists? Mine seem to measure at a little over two inches at the point I would wear a watch.
    You should focus on watches with a 34-38mm case.
     
  7. imageWIS

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    No, Patek makes most of its own movements, with some exceptions, including (ironically/bizarrely) its very hot perpetual calendar chronograph (Lemania).

    Yes, but it was a highly refinished ebauchè (not that the Lemania is a bad movement, far from it!), and meets the highest of Patek's standards (Poinçon de Genève), and uses an in-house manufactured perpetual calendar module.

    Until of course Patek made their own in-house automatic chronograph...the cal. CH 28. As found in the new Annual Calendar Chronograph, ref. 5960P, which uses a CH 28-520 IRM QA 24H movement.

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    Jon.
     
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    Here is my daily wear Omega Speedmaster Professional. I love this watch. It is not too ostentatious and takes abeating. I also like that the back of the watch shows the movement, this model does not cap the back. Apologies for the quality of the pics.
     
  9. CodeRed

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    Here is my FPJ Octa. Red gold with white gold dial..I am told that it is a rare combo.

    It has the brass movement...cheaper but classic.
     
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    Let me try that again...kids distracted me.
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  11. zjpj83

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    I don't know about classic - it's a very modern watch. But it looks beautiful.
     
  12. CodeRed

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    It seems like "classic" is a relative term, at best. Glad that U liked liked the watch though. The newer gold movements make it seem out of date already....I guess.
    Mine seems a little boring in comparison to the more complicated models. I like it anyway [​IMG]
     
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    This is 1 great thread love the watches [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    I'll take two of the FP Journe, thank you.

    Beautiful piece.
     
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    What do you guys think about this watch? (I've attached a picture, lets see if it works). Longines Master Collection Chronograph. I've been eyeing it for awhile but haven't pulled the trigger.

    Pro's
    - Swiss Automatic
    - Reputable brand with established history
    - Dial looks great
    - Looks good on leather straps
    - Great bang for the buck

    Con's
    - After spending some time on watch forums I've been wooed by significantly more expensive watches (which I cannot afford - for now atleast). For some reason, it seems like this brand doesn't get enough respect.


    Link:
    http://www.discountwatches.nl/Images...5b_thmb_xl.jpg
     
  16. zjpj83

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    What do you guys think about this watch? (I've attached a picture, lets see if it works). Longines Master Collection Chronograph. I've been eyeing it for awhile but haven't pulled the trigger.

    Pro's
    - Swiss Automatic
    - Reputable brand with established history
    - Dial looks great
    - Looks good on leather straps
    - Great bang for the buck

    Con's
    - After spending some time on watch forums I've been wooed by significantly more expensive watches (which I cannot afford - for now atleast). For some reason, it seems like this brand doesn't get enough respect.


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    http://www.discountwatches.nl/Images...5b_thmb_xl.jpg


    Looks nice to me. Only buy what you can afford. Looks like it only can measure to 30 minutes, if that's enough for you. I sometimes time a few hours, so think about what you need a chronograph for.
     
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    This ROLEX is fire !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    codered, i think the journe is a classic or at least is going to be. was journe the first to design a watch in that style? i noticed the lange 1 and the glashutte pano series share similar designs. perhaps it was designed after lange?
     
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