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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. Keith T

    Keith T Well-Known Member

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    Holy smokes!

    I guess I can appreciate the workmanship, but to me that's like ... I don't know ... "spray-painting a rose" as they say.




    @kidnickels...thanks, the pic was from last summer I think, and I got the watch in early 2012.

    It's great on the bracelet too, but honestly has seen far more wrist time since I started wearing it on NATOs.
     
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  2. PartagasIV

    PartagasIV Well-Known Member

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    @SteveH35 Thought Madeworn in LA did this sort of engraving...? Been thinking about using them for an exp I 39mm or newer DJ II blue dial, but I sort of wanted to find someone that is a master shotgun engraver, or at least see if Madeworn could incorporate some classic shotgun engraving-type motifs.
     
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  3. SteveH35

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    Yeah they do but they charge a ton of $. Much cheaper to get it done yourself. I had a guy I've used in the past but can't any longer. There's a woman on Instagram who does great work too but I'm sure she's super expensive as well
     
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    No. Just no.
     
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    Do you know the year on this? From the bars, finish, and shape of the face I'm guessing something late '50s/early '60s-ish?
     
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  6. matty long legs

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    I received some PMs after I posted this in the thrift thread and one guy said he owned something really similar. He believes mine to be late 50s, early 60s.
     
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    ^Nice thrift. Any idea on which calibre that Omega is? 600 series maybe or maybe even one of the coveted later 500 series
     
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    Personally, I do not like case engravings on almost any watch, aside from something personal on the back or even on a Reverso which can be flipped to be the front.
     
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    :lol:
     
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  11. Epaulet

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    Explorer II - I always really liked the white face on this

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  12. Andy57

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    Me too. I particularly like the cream dial 16550.
     
  13. Concordia

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    Just got my Maison Celadon Imperial the other day. White dial, essentially a re-issue of the first series, which is already well-photographed on the website. 38.5mm.

    Low on extras-- no second hand or date, not water-resistant as far as I can tell, etc. But a classic, quiet design that is very well-suited to the office or a night out. And not absurdly priced, either.
     
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  14. Mr. Moo

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    Weighed my gold IWC and it's 168 grams... more than a SubC!
     
  15. UnFacconable

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    Thanks to TWAT and serendipity, just got a great fedex package. Thanks SteveH35!
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  16. lilack

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    What do u guys Think of the invicta brand?
     
  17. bkotsko

    bkotsko Well-Known Member

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    I don't think you will see a lot of love for Invicta in this thread.
     
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  18. ShawnBC

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    Quote:They have a handful "alright" models, drowned in a sea of monstrosities. Still, much better deals to be had for the same price or less, in other more established and "legitimate" brands.
     
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  19. Dino944

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    Not much.

    Buy a Seiko. Its a better watch with better designs. Invictas seem to give one a choice of either juvenile gimmicky styling or wannabe Rolex styling.
     
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  20. eton97

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    Some wrist porn for you
    1971 Rolex 1680 single-red submariner with original inner and outer box, punched papers, service papers and all the bits. Swapped out the Cyclopse plexi and put in a domed plexi.

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