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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. Kaplan

    Kaplan Well-Known Member

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    Nice. At this point the 36mm Explorer is the only Rolex I'd seriously consider if I had to buy new from an AD.

    It never got the rolexrolex rehaut, did it?
     
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    Maybe she was looking at this one: http://stores.nextag.com/store/4908844/product/974503474/Stainless-Steel-Pro-Diver
     
  3. Kid Nickels

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    haha... ok sorry. :embar: it's not THAT bad ... (ok maybe a little)
     
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    Smaller case sizes can definitely be a limiting factor in terms of using an automatic movement in a ladies watch. Although, there have been a few ladies watches that are automatics such as the Rolex ladies Datejust, a ladies IWC Pilot watch that was made in the 1990s, and I believe there have been a Blancpain or two that were automatics. Patek, GO, JLC, Cartier and a few others have offered a handful of manual wind ladies watches although most of their ladies selections are quartz. The bulk of ladies watches are quartz both as a result of case size and the fact that most women probably do not want to be bothered winding a watch everyday, and as others suggested the movement doesn't matter as much to most women as it does to men (although my wife is the exception and won't consider a quartz watch).
     
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    Congrats on your new watch. Nice clean looking dial. Enjoy it and wear it in good health!
     
  6. Cylon

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    Love this, and generally the Sixties Senator more and more as the days go by.
     
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  7. Cylon

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    Cuttingboard: She may not accompany you, but you will probably end up returning with her sooner or later after your own purchase. Keep that in mind ;)

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    It's a Santos Demoiselle wrapped up for her birthday. My watches are on the back burner at the moment [​IMG]

    ...maybe thats why im so bitter with Cartier right now...

    As Texasmade and Dino already discussed, the extremely small case size that women love it for makes a mechanical movement impossible. I tried to steer her in the direction of a slightly larger tank with a mechanical movement, wooing her with, "its the watch of Jackie-O and Ms. Obama!!!" but she had her heart set on this one (maybe shes just anti-democrat?)
     
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    oh well but that's great Cylon.... she'll be happy! I can't wait to get my girl the Reverso she wants... it will go nicely with the one I get myself! :nodding:
     
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    Thanks man!

    I woulda switched my moon for a reverso 1931 if she wanted a reverso as well, but she didnt bite. Even the AD shook his head and said, the reverso is a tough sell for the ladies...So you are a lucky man my friend (and so is Dino!)
     
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    thanks! they won't be exact matchy-matchy (she likes the regular w/ white croc band, Grand Taille for me w/ black croc) but it will be a very nice something to share between us. Happy Birthday to your lady... she'll love it!
     
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    Found these pics on the TimeZone Forum and thought you guys would enjoy them...I present the JLC Duometre Tourbillon. Absolutely stunning!! Anyone have any idea how much these cost?

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    ^ i dunno... how many tens/hundreds of thousands??!! it's ridiculous... I've read around 200K!! Yikes.
     
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    Really? JLC has been making watches with caliber 101 since the 1950s...

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    ^ whoa... cool! it's so tiny.
     
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  16. Warren G.

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    yeah the caliber 101 is pretty small :

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    It did, started around mid Z-serial, M, and V-Serial. Tbh, the rolexrolexrolex is pretty much invisible in real life.
     
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    Ok...poor word choice. Not impossible, but cost prohibitive on a mass scale [​IMG]
     
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    More money than I will ever spend on a watch or car I'm sure. For regular folk like myself I was more excited about the reversos this year. Don't get me wrong--its a beautiful watch, but if I wanted an offset dial like that, I'd happily "settle" for a Glashutte Pano-something (sans tourbillon of course) [​IMG]

    Random tangent: I think I just prefer symmetry in my dials. For instance I'd lean more toward a Panomatic counter XL or a Senator Calendar Week, than say a PanoInverse XL. Do I think its beautiful? Heck yes, but the asymmetry would most likely hold me back from pulling the trigger. Same goes for a submariner/master memovox with a date window.

    Does this bother others too or am I in the minority of people who cant get over the hump on this one?

    (Also fully aware this is a purely subjective style issue, I just wanted to hear others thoughts on it)
     
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    I have dealt with Kenneth twice before. He is a trusted seller. I have visited Collectors Haven many times before & he has many interesting pieces. Many Pams, incl. AP, Patek, IWC and the whole she-bang. It has been a while since I dealt with him though but he has been around for years & known to the Paneristis, at least few years ago. Collecting watches is a deadly hobby so I have managed to dodge this old hobby of mine for a few years now. :)
     
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    This is the watch I am wearing today, a Swiss manual 1950 Revue Sport, mine is on a black leather strap though.

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    And this is the watch I was wearing yesterday, unlike the previous photo this is my actual watch. A 1930s Swiss manual Wendia Pansar for Swedish army officers. Base-metal case. So old that there is no flourescent paint left, and the hands are now hollow, it gives a great noisy reading on the Geiger-counter for Beta, and a low reading for Gamma.

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