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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. HRoi

    HRoi Well-Known Member

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    I may be using the wrong terms but it's a manual wind watch where you wind it using the crown, and pull the crown out to adjust the time. Now it only adjusts the time regardless of whether the crown is in the normal or pulled-out position. It will not wind the watch anymore

    This happened before, necessitating a $500-ish repair IIRC
     
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  2. Akeem

    Akeem Well-Known Member

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    you should be under warranty no? that sucks

    i am about to go back to a panerai. which model was it?
     
  3. P. Bateman

    P. Bateman Well-Known Member

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    How do you guys store and travel with your watches? I have a watch roll which I don't really like for either purpose. For storage, it's annoying to have slide the wide in and out of the sleeve, particularly for my older acrylic crystals, and there's nothing to separate bracelets from the caseback. For travel there's no padding. Relatedly, can anyone recommend a watch winder?
     
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    Oakley watch cases and wrap the watch in soft microfiber cloth.

    The small ones are hard to find but casebudi works too. The trick is wrapping up the watch in a soft cloth.
     
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    rnguy001 Well-Known Member

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    Quick and dirty. Trick or treat mayhem with the kiddos. So just a few iPhone pics. Pam 580

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    I have a Tag Heuer Carrera whose band needs replacing. It was a nice alligator leather that I really enjoyed, but I'm not wanting to pay them like $400 to replace it. Are there other nice leather options that I could explore from elsewhere?
     
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    Equus?
     
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    Thanks, I didn't know they did straps too. I'll contact them.
     
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    Sorry, but not a fan of FMs. Generally overpriced and unimpressive.
     
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    Yes, and that was his brand's greatest contribution to horology.
     
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  11. OmarDubaibanker

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    Generally I'd agree but this new range of FMs the Vanguard is brilliant and very competitively priced, one I like was about 7600 USD, about same as the cartier
     
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    While its not crazy money for a watch, there have always been watches of higher quality at his price points. The Vanguard doesn't do anything for me, however if it puts a smile on your face, then go for it.
     
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    Fair point Dino. Im struggling to find anything else at that price point that excites me
     
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    PSA:
    CBS Sunday morning is going to have a segment on Patek Philippe this morning.
    In case anyone is interested.
     
  15. pravda

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    Love my Panerai. Post Halloween look.

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    Missed it....will have to find it online.

    Edit: Not much substance, and I don't see a video...but always nice to see a bit of horology in the "mass media".

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/a-critical-time-for-watchmakers/
     
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    ^ Hmm, @Keith T I wonder why that last quote in your sig (originally from NonServiam, I believe) is attributed to me. Not that I disagree or anything, but I really can't take credit for it :)
     
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    sorta watch related - i've misplaced watch and am struggling to locate it. any tips?
     
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    Wow that's rough. I have five PAMs Ranging from 11 to 14 years of ownership. Never had a problem like that with any of them. I've had hands falling and big date failing and crown no longer screwing in on my Dormbluth, GO, IWC, etc... but never an issue with a PAM
     
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    It's possible that they half assed the first repair. Maybe it's confirmation bias messing with my head, but the winding of the crown didn't really feel the same after i got it back. I'm going to talk to them and see what happens.
     
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