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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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    Thanks for the replies, guys. As long as there is nothing inherently bad about TAG Heuer, I think I will proceed as planned!

    "it's not the worst item in the world, therefore I will choose it above hundreds of other more worthy items"

    smart philosophy
     
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    Very nice! Could you please tell us more about this?
     
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    Holy crap. That Sinn on the Bond NATO strap is amazing!

    +1
     
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    Very nice! Could you please tell us more about this?

    A 30s Dunhill, amazing movement...

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    Was this from eBay? I could have sworn I saw this and missed out on it.
    Beautiful watch
     
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    Thanks MoK.

    great watch. and great dedication in finding it!
    Thank you.

    +1, with the exception of the no-date Sub (a classic), the on-its-way-out 36mm Explorer and the Explorer II. Otherwise, there's not a single part of the Rolex lineup that wasn't better pre-2005.
    Agreed - and I have similar feelings about IWC's line-up. Btw Winky, I hope you caught my reply to your Mk XV question a few pages back.

    luk-cha, nice Sinn.
     
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    shoddy build quality? but a watch is a personal thing, so as long as you like it (and ignore the horologorie enthusiasts giving disgusted looks), then please go ahead and increase Tag's top line-revenue.
    "it's not the worst item in the world, therefore I will choose it above hundreds of other more worthy items" smart philosophy
    It's not as if someone replied with "shoddy build quality" and I then posted "ok, as long as there are no real problems I'll proceed as planned!" The replies I received raised no issues. I don't think the sarcasm is justified as I was/am searching for info, unless you're bothered that someone would even consider one of their watches. As I said, I'm just a novice seeking input from experts. I know that some TAGs use a plastic seal behind the case back rather than a metal one, but that's the only criticism I've heard in reference to shoddiness.
     
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    Tonight I am reviewing in my blog my nice Glashütte Original with some pictures. It is indeed one of the nicest watches I have, in the inside and on the outside. Sorry because the text is in Spanish. If someone is really interested I could translate here.

    I recommend the brand very much. They are not A&S, but they are doing great, and thir watches receive a lot of attention.

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    Very nice watch
     
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    Agreed - and I have similar feelings about IWC's line-up. Btw Winky, I hope you caught my reply to your Mk XV question a few pages back.

    luk-cha, nice Sinn.


    Most certainly did, that's quite a story! Sounds like both your AD and IWC really bent over backwards for you!

    I actually saw a new MK XV in a shop in London about 18 months ago, but I'd recently bought a MK XVI and this was the white face, which always struck me as a little odd for a pilot watch. Regardless, it's a fantastic piece, wear it in good health!

    And I'm thinking this is the year if any to pick up an Explorer I 36mm, assuming the new one has caught on and dealers are being aggressive in their efforts to unload the old version (or going through the full AD list online to see if anyone has a NOS light faced SS DJ).

    Rolex really messed with a good thing by shifting to super cases, polished center links and ceramic bezels. There was nothing wrong with the old sport models, as evidenced by roughly 50 years of few cosmetic changes. The best changes were unseen updates, like the independent 24 hour hand and the increasing of the Sub/GMT's water resistance from 200/50 to 300/100 respectively.
     
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    Most certainly did, that's quite a story! Sounds like both your AD and IWC really bent over backwards for you!
    I was quite surprised that they were willing to do this, and given that they were, that none of the other ADs I contacted made the same offer. I guess I was just lucky with that one AD to come up with the idea.

    Thanks! I actually also really like the look of the white faced Mk XV, even though it's kind of deviating from the pilot heritage, with it's white face and applied numerals.

    I don't know when they started, or if they have done it to all their models, but does the last batch of 36mm Explorers have the rolexrolex rehaut? I would hope not.
     
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    Holy crap. That Sinn on the Bond NATO strap is amazing!

    +1


    luk-cha, nice Sinn.


    [​IMG] cheers guys!
     
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    I don't know when they started, or if they have done it to all their models, but does the last batch of 36mm Explorers have the rolexrolex rehaut? I would hope not.

    They do have it on there, as does my Explorer II. I would have preferred it without as well, but that would have meant buying one that had been sitting in the case for several years. Not only was that unappealing to me, I wanted to guarantee that it had the newer 3186 movement, so it had to be a V series (which my AD special ordered and still gave me a discount on).

    But I digress... I'm not actually bothered by this, as it's not that noticable, and is really more about anti-counterfitting than branding. The one I HATE is the perimeter text on the Deep Sea; just tacky if you ask me!

    In updating their models, I do think the supposed return of the orange hand to the Explorer II is cool, but I'd rather they kept the original case, bracelet and dial. I would love to see a Jubilee bracelet option on the white dial, though.
     
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    What a nice watch!
     
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    that ezm3 looks good, you hairy old man you.. [​IMG]
     
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    I also [​IMG] Sinn + NATO...

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    But then again, they look great on just about anything:

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    that ezm3 looks good, you hairy old man you.. [​IMG]

    oi less of the OLD[​IMG]

    I also [​IMG] Sinn + NATO...

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    But then again, they look great on just about anything:

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    sweet pic's!
     
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    It's not as if someone replied with "shoddy build quality" and I then posted "ok, as long as there are no real problems I'll proceed as planned!" The replies I received raised no issues. I don't think the sarcasm is justified as I was/am searching for info, unless you're bothered that someone would even consider one of their watches. As I said, I'm just a novice seeking input from experts.

    I know that some TAGs use a plastic seal behind the case back rather than a metal one, but that's the only criticism I've heard in reference to shoddiness.


    You would do better to spend some time here.
     
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    You would do better to spend some time here.

    Can you please point me in the right direction. I do not find the information on that page that suggests that the Carrera Calibre 16 has "shoddy build quality". Most owners seems very pleased.
     
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