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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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    To me, the AP RO is a very unique model, as I almost like the original RO as much as I dislike anything RO OS.

    My favourite is the original Jumbo, 5402:

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    which were just paid a pretty good homage by the newly introduced 15202ST

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    (though I'd prefer the rotor and white date window of the previous 15202ST)
     
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    Dino944 Well-Known Member

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    +1

    I'm a big fan of the original ROs and I think the new one is 15202ST is a handsome watch. But I've never liked the Offshore models.
     
  3. Cylon

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    I think the best way to put it is: I can see how the RO is interesting, simply just not my steez. Fair enough. ROO on the other hand...OI.
     
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    +1... I just don't dig it either.... Great post there Dino! Thx.
     
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    for me, there are so many different RO/O models out there i cant really paint them with one brush. some i like, some i hate and others im indifferent to. i think if i had a yacht and used it, it would be a cool watch to wear whilst doing my richie rich sporty sportsman activities.
     
  6. in stitches

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    because im bored. here are some watches i really want.

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    stitchy you read my mind! I like all of those but especially the ALS and JLC... nice picks (& pix)!! :nodding:
     
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    :fistbump: we can be "friends" ;)
     
  9. gdl203

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    I like the original ROO rubber models - I could never wear them but I like them on their aesthetic merits. Now, the crazier derivations and numerous limited and special editions that came later... some carbon fiber here, horned gator there, green, yellow and red... not a fan
     
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    so these are what are making people turn away from AP then?

    to be fair im not a fran of these either, and they appeal to some, but it doesnt change my opinion of AP on the whole.

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  11. Newcomer

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    I love the Lange Zeitwerk. As much as I appreciate mechanical watches, there is still part of me that loves the whole digital aspect of that watch.

    Lately I have been drooling over these:

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    I have to say, if I had ~$75,000 lying around, it would be one of these two. As much as I love the finishing of the PD, something about that KV really draws me in. Such an interesting looking watch.
     
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    gdl203 Well-Known Member

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    gosh in stitches, put these abominations under spoilers !
     
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    :laugh:

    fixed
     
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    werd! :fistbump:


    sure...they still make great watches overall but that ROO is hideous.
     
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    You son of a bitch. Now I want one even more!
     
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    lol. personally i dont think its the prettiest thing (either the MB or the breguet), but the function was invented to be utilitarian not aesthetic.
     
  18. Cylon

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    Three other suggestions you may have missed:

    JLC Master Memovox International
    Glashutte Original Senator Hand date (2 register black dial similar to the IWC but no power reserve)
    Zenith El Primero Striking Tenth (I dont think you missed this one, but it certainly is more unique than the vanilla one--I dunno if id pay the premium for it tho)

    Random subjective thoughts:

    1. If I really had my heart set on a chronograph, id probably take the Zenith over the JLC
    2. I prefer the minimalism of the MUT Moon to the busy face of the MC
    3. I like the Memovox International, I just dont know if the time shifts when you change time zones so thats something to look into. Iif it doesnt then its just a little too pricey for a limited edition with no real complication
    4. Make sure you know which ones have an exhibition caseback if that's important to you, especially if youre looking at vintage JLCs versus new ones
    5. The open caseback on the Zenith striking 10th is amazing. I have not seen the others in person though
     
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  19. Cuttingboard

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    Thanks for the suggestions!

    JLC Memovox International...too busy.
    GO Senator does nothing for me, very vanilla.
    Zenith El Primero Striking Tenth - like my wife said...the multi colored chronographs look like mickey mouse ears.

    I do like the Zenith Chrono better than the JLC Chrono and the their movement in the open caseback is amazing!! I wish the Zenith subdials where the same color as the dial and not silver.
    I already have several watches that are minimal dress watches, I want something that can wear with a suit or jeans/button down. The Master Calendar has everything that I'm looking for...Month, Day & Date, power reserve, sub-second dial and the moon phase is growing on me. I just wish they had it with a black or grey dial.
    The exibition caseback will not make or break my decision but I know the master calendar has a transparent caseback.

    I think the Master Calendar is the one I want!!

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  20. Cylon

    Cylon Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like you've made up your mind! [​IMG]

    Just make sure with a vintage piece, it's in English if thats what you want. The pic there is French (which is kinda cool too if you ask me)
     
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