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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. LabelKing

    LabelKing Well-Known Member

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    But who are we kidding when we call any expensive mechanical watch a 'tool'? Even a $1500 Sinn can't really be seen as a serious 'tool' watch when a Timex would be more reliable and durable for a fraction of the price.

    What do you think of the Submariner/Seadweller/Explorer I watches? These haven't changed all that much, with the exception of some extra attention to ornamentation (i.e. white gold numerals vs. printed ones).

    I think the main problem with Rolex isn't that the watches are any less 'tool'-like than before, but that too many people have come to value the brand chiefly for its prestige.

    I like to think of certain mechanical items as tools--my Leica, Contax and Rolleiflex cameras are all good models and collectable but I use them as tools all the time and I don't see any difference in using an expensive mechanical camera than wearing an expensive mechanical watch to tell time.

    As for the Rolex models, I do like the classic Oyster model with the plain bezel, but watches like the Submariner, etc.--regardless of their mechanical virtues--have been tainted by their associations with a certain type of person not really worth mentioning.
     
  2. acidboy

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    Very good. Sinn is generally considered the best of all the military watch makers (e.g. Fortis, Tutima...). They have some very standard military designs but also have iconic designs, especially the 142 (which was rebranded as Space 1 by Bell & Ross, who started in the watch business by rebranding and selling Sinn watches).

    I have a Sinn 142st (Lemania chrono) and it's an awesome watch. It competes head to head for wrist time with my Panerai and IWC - and often wins


    Oooh. Thanks for the opinion. I got a watch like this early this year, when I was planning to get an IWC flieger. Have no regrets whatsoever.


    [​IMG]
     
  3. Toiletduck

    Toiletduck Well-Known Member

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    ARE YOU INFECTED TOO?
    MUST HAVE THIS WATCH
    MUST HAVE THIS WATCH
    MUST HAVE THIS WATCH[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]


    The only problem is its only available in november. [​IMG]
     
  4. Flieger

    Flieger Well-Known Member

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    Yeah the first series quickly sold out.
    Making a reservation for the second one is probably advisable.
    However you sir have excellent taste.
     
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    Yeah the first series quickly sold out.
    Making a reservation for the second one is probably advisable.
    However you sir have excellent taste.


    haha...which are you getting?
     
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    I really like it too. Are we going to have a 3 way on this board?
     
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    SoCal2NYC Well-Known Member

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    Stop it!

    You're making me want one.
     
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    [Nomos] is making a push to develop in-house movements although I think many of their models still have ETA inside.

    All new Nomos models have inhouse movements.

    +1 Sinn and Nomos are two very different watches.
     
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    Does anybody have recommendations on this one (Damasko DC66, Valjoux 7750)? I might be able to get hold of it rather cheap. My other alternative woud be a Sinn 757 UTC.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Is the bezel normally that color or is dulled from some glare?
     
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    I think Rolex made some very nice models in the past but these days they are really more status symbols than true tools.

    They are both actually. A lot of pilots and pro divers swear by them. The Sinns are very good watches but not considered as durable as Rolex.

    P.S. I don't think price negates a watch from being used as a tool watch. It's about functionality.

    I like the dial on Guapo's watch but from the side it looks like one is wearing a compass.
     
  14. Toiletduck

    Toiletduck Well-Known Member

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    I really like it too. Are we going to have a 3 way on this board?

    Well these guys did

    [​IMG]
     
  15. SoCal2NYC

    SoCal2NYC Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't sleep with any of them.
     
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    Is this yours?

    No. 36 says hi ! [​IMG]
     
  17. SoCal2NYC

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    No...but, I just put my name on Watch Buy's waiting list. I hear 10-12 months; but, I also heard that you can buy direct from D&S to have custom engraving or colors etc done.
     
  18. gdl203

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    No...but, I just put my name on Watch Buy's waiting list. I hear 10-12 months; but, I also heard that you can buy direct from D&S to have custom engraving or colors etc done.
    Why would you go thru a distributor when you can communicate directly with Dirk. It definitely adds to the experience when you have a direct dialogue with the one making your watch
     
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    I like the dial on Guapo's watch but from the side it looks like one is wearing a compass.


    I agree with this. yet, i still kinda dig it and I usually don't like the steriod induced watches. i may have to hunt one down to take a look.
     
  20. Flieger

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