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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. Kappelan

    Kappelan Well-Known Member

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    the superior movement you have!

    Thank you sir.

    Photo with the old Gyromatic [​IMG]

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    Photo of movement of this Richeville

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  2. gdl203

    gdl203 Well-Known Member

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    Wearing this one again today. I know... boooooooooooring. [​IMG]

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  3. foulard

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    Wearing this one again today. I know... boooooooooooring. [​IMG]

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    Now that's a watch.

    Certainly not a RL though is it? I knew you were arguing just for the sake of it.

    Anyway lovely watch congrats.
     
  4. Kappelan

    Kappelan Well-Known Member

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    Wearing this one again today. I know... boooooooooooring. [​IMG]

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    Great watch [​IMG]
     
  5. ApplesHK

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    I've been toying with idea of a Rolex Sea-Dweller (16600) for a while now. I've looked around some of the well known dealers in HK and have found a couple. Thing is, they look exactly the same and yet even in the same shop vary in price by as much as $US500. I understand these watches must be from different years of manufacture, but how does one tell? If the shop doesn't have the box/papers is there a way to distinguish? BTW, if any HK members read this, what's a fair price for say a 2006 model?
    Thanks in advance.
     
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    I've been toying with idea of a Rolex Sea-Dweller (16600) for a while now. I've looked around some of the well known dealers in HK and have found a couple. Thing is, they look exactly the same and yet even in the same shop vary in price by as much as $US500. I understand these watches must be from different years of manufacture, but how does one tell? If the shop doesn't have the box/papers is there a way to distinguish? BTW, if any HK members read this, what's a fair price for say a 2006 model?
    Thanks in advance.


    You can get a general idea of year of manufacture from the letter in the SN. There are plenty of resources on the interweb to explain it. Rolex seems to have changed things up for 2010 though.
     
  7. Journeyman

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    Journeyman, thanks for comment.

    I will send to you ref. of this GP to PM.


    Thank you very much - greatly appreciated.


    Just get the JL reverso and be done with it, you know its what you really want.

    But if your brave try and find a vintage Gruen curvex. Much cheaper but very slick.


    Yes, in all seriousness, I have been seriously considering a JLC Reverso for some time now, but whilst I like the technical side of the watch, and I really want a rectangular or lozenge style of watch, I'm not sold on the JLC's case. The G-P's case is a bit cleaner and simpler, compared to that of the JLC.

    Good point on the Gruen, and the Curvex gets points for rarity and the "cool" factor associated with having a curved watch case. I've seen a few on Timezone over the years, but most of them are only in reasonable condition and I'm really looking for something that's pretty much new-old stock, rather than something that needs refurbishment.
     
  8. Kappelan

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    Journeyman, what about some model of Cartier?

    GP Vintage also have good models.

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  9. Kappelan

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    Today for me soviet vintage [​IMG]

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    Journeyman, what about some model of Cartier?

    GP Vintage also have good models.

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    Kappelan, that is another stunning G-P - thanks for the image and the suggestion.

    I really don't know too much about Cartier. I do know that they introduced the rectangular, "tank" case many, many years ago but for some reason, I still tend to think of them as more of a jewellery and accessories company than as a reputable watch company. I could well be wrong, though, and I should look further.
     
  11. Kappelan

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    I really don't know too much about Cartier.

    They make really good watch

    For example this two from Tank series

    Solo

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    And kind of Reverso [​IMG] Tank Basculante

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    I have to admit that I feel nothing when looking at the Cartier. I think they don't have the same charisma like the GP or a Reverso.
     
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    When I look at Cartier, I look at classic designs more than movements: Santos-Dumont, Tank Francaise, etc... Design classics to me. Panerai 104 for me today... [​IMG]
     
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    Wow, I really like this one. Time to start saving!
     
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    1950's chronometer by Election.
    Any tips on getting a better picture?
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    Took these pictures when I was in Vienna last year. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    very modern mille Nadal is sporting during matches [​IMG]
     
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    I am a fran of the Baignoire on a woman's wrist
     
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    So let's just say I have no watch, ie anything that's a "real" watch. I'm looking to get into the market, but I'm just a smalltimer (get it?). My question for you watch experts is this: 1. Is spending 3x more to get the Nomos worth it? 2. If it came down to the Antea, which one would you recomend to someone starting out. I'd spend up to about $1000 or so, have 6.5inch circumference wrists, and want something clean and simple. I've tried on a few to get a sense for size and I think around 35mm is too small, around 38mm is good, and around 39mm is manageable, with 41mm starting to push my luck. So far i'm looking at the Stowa Antea. So the choice is between the handwound which I like the design of, but it doesn't have a date and the face is only 35.50mm wide (though some say it feels more like 39mm), or the 36.5 which is automatic and a little thicker but has the date, maybe a good compromise since it'll apparently fit a little large). Why not the handwound? I don't know if I'm really going to be bothered winding this thing up every day and worrying about if it's accurate or not, and it doesn't have a date. But I do prefer the price and the styling. [​IMG] [​IMG] Then there's another possible option, which is a heavily discounted Nomos Tangente (TimeZone or wherever) at about $1100-1500. While I think it's probably a much better made watch and has the brand status, my concern is that with basically the same Antea I'll never be worried about breaking or losing it. With a $1500 timepiece I'm going to start getting paranoid about losing it. [​IMG]
     
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