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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. firenze_rob

    firenze_rob Well-Known Member

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    Wearing a Tag Carrera Re-edition from 1994.

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  2. ShawnBC

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    I do love the little houndstooth pillows instead of the traditional rigid, black sueded ones! Clever idea!
     
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    While he might like the bracelet...I read this, "I'm interested in hearing others thoughts/opinions on the Overseas in general & the Ultramarine in particular" as asking for opinions on the watch as a whole, and for me that would include the bracelet, as it is a major component of most watches. He may still love the bracelet regardless of anyone's opinions about the bracelet, but in full disclosure about thoughts on the Overseas, IMHO the bracelet is fair game.

    I do think the Overseas, much like the Nautilus and RO, looks best on a bracelet...I just don't care for the bracelet they offer. Personally, I am hoping for a major overhaul of the entire Overseas line next year. I guess we will just have to see if it happens.
     
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  4. Gent1989

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    A magnificent timepiece! If you don't mind me asking, how much did it set you back?
     
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    Great choice. Perhaps my favourite Rolex model that I don't own, after a Pepsi GMT-II.
     
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  6. firenze_rob

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    I got this as a gift, but they usually can be had for around 2k. At least that's what i've seen on Ebay.
     
  7. Tried and True

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    Yeah, the Overseas is stealth-like in comparison to the Royal Oak, which is by far the most identifiable of the Big Three sport watches. That sucker can be spotted from across the street on a moonlit night. The Nautilus can be spied from across a dimly lit restaurant dining room. Whereas the Overseas would need a formal introduction to those seated across the table.

    And of course Rolex is identifiable from space.
     
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  8. Journeyman

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    Very nice indeed. If only TAG Heuer had kept on making designs like this, instead of most of the overly large, blingy models that they make nowadays.

    There's a very good reason why classic Heuers from the 1960s and 1970s (Carrera, Autavia, Monaco, Silverstone etc) keep on increasing in value whereas most people who like watches regard modern TAG Heuers as decidedly pedestrian.

    You can get them quite cheaply, as firenze_rob noted, although the re-issue isn't that commonly seen.

    It's powered by the classic Lemania 1873 chrono movement, which is nicely finished and very reliable (and the same movement as used by Omega in the 861/1861-powered editions of the Speedmaster Professional "Moonwatch").
     
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  9. tricky

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    Oh man that's too bad. Did you get another one? I had been looking for one for so long and this seemed to fit the bill. Just have to be careful with my Pam to make sure that the glass doesn't hit the crystal. And you're right...mine needs to be filled!
     
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    Got to handle the Globemasters over the week. Nice little watch. Good size and sat on the wrist well. Pie pan dial worked well with the bezel. Not sure I'd ever get one but a worthy addition to anybody's lineup.
     
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    Thanks for the post, interesting that you & others mention the IWC as I already have one:

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    I posted because the VCs dial is a much more vibrant blue than the IWCs! That combined with my having previously been interested in the VC has me thinking. The thing that has held me back is what I've read about servicing VCs.

    Thanks for your post...

    You as well!

    Thanks for your perspective, always interesting to read. I actually like much of the dial's design aspects you dislike!

    I haven't been able to find a 15300 in the wild yet & the 15400 just looks 'off' on my wrist. As someone else mentioned the Nautilus is in a totally different league cost-wise.


    I don't think many of my friends would be able to identify it as a VC either!

    No worries, I was interested in all opinions of the watch/bracelet!

    It will be interesting to see if their is a redesign...
     
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  12. Don Murray

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    I like the green one. What is it?
     
  13. Gent1989

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    Oh right. Might have to have a browse! Cheers!
     
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    Thanks! I'll have to check that out. Any advice on where to look?
     
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    Hi,

    its a HMT Jawan. Its a watch company from India. New Models a very cheap 5-20$. Classic look. Handwinding.

    Today's HMT Pilot

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    Regards
     
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    Those JLCs are a prime example of how a few sloppy details can really drag down the look of a watch.

    As long as anyone can fire up a computer and take a stab at making a watch, there will continue to be half-baked designs out there like the Geophysic's. The movement seems lovely, but it sure doesn't look too special from the front. The date window is particularly cheap-looking. Rather than the '50s originals, it's almost like they're drawing inspriation those disposable DW watches I see all over the place.

    The world timer, besides being an unimaginative Patek copy, seems particularly badly-drawn — in large part due to the use of inherently-cheap Arial, which has no place on a watch at any price. It's a strong indicator that these guys don't entirely know what they're doing. Why so many companies use professionals for the movements but cheap out so obviously on the more-visible areas is a mystery to me.

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    At the risk of sounding dim, what's "Arial" and why shouldn't it be used?
     
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    Bureaucrat font.
     
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    I agree about the text on the standard watch, why it could not have been positioned on the back of the watch I do not know. The world timer does not interest me as I find all such watches cheap looking whether they are by a great name or small. On the other hand I do not know what you find so bad about the date window?

    BTW is there a different version of the world timer for the Southern Hemisphere?
     
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