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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. Kid Nickels

    Kid Nickels Well-Known Member

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    well yes you're right... it's more the vintage aspect, without strap and he carried it in WWII so that was enough to make the association (for me at least :happy:). Since we're on this topic though, I do have a vintage chrono from the late '40's that was my grandfather's by a company called Olympic. I don't know if it was a precursor of the shit-crap watches I see today called "Olympic" but I have been unable to find even a scrap of info about these watches and my local guy is no help either. Anyone?
     
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    sorry kid, no idea. pic?
     
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  3. Donald Donaldson

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    This is the defy xtreme I really like. Steel/titanium, stunning sports watch. [​IMG] Tried on a used but mint one recently, at 46.5mm case was just too big otherwise would have bought it. Another pic of it: [​IMG] Is this also considered offensive like the last Panerai I posted a pic of?
     
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  4. gdl203

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    Well it looks pretty robust, that's for sure.
     
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    not my thing design wise, but with the appropriate gear, i see how it could be cool.
     
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    imo you'd be thankful years from now you passed on that watch.
     
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    Possible yes, as it's not a watch that can be worn with everything or is to everyone's tastes. It was 50%+ off retail price, for a mint watch that had obviously hardly been warn.

    It's similar to certain Franck Muller watches in that in photos it looks a bit over the top but in the flesh really looks stunning.

    I think for me 40mm-42mm is the correct size watch.
     
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    Well, that one certainly isn't as bad as some others that came up when I GIS'd it.

    I do agree with you about watch size...I'd even drop it down to 39 to 42 is really the sweet spot for me too

    Offensive? Well I dunno if thats the right word...but what about the issue of versatility? Would you want something you could wear with a lot of different things or does that not bother you?

    The zenith that really gets my mojo going is the new striking tenth that we had the pleasure of seeing quite recently right here!
     
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    Love that guy - :fistbump:



    Nope; you're not alone, although Walken's character's 'only' went back to his dad. Regardless, pretty great history Moo, which makes that watch all the more special.
     
  10. Kid Nickels

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    sorry had to post... I've seen it countless times but oh well.... :lol:
     
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    Yes, that one should come with a warning for sure! :D


    Uh, it's a striking 10th, the 1/10 markings are not on a subdial. :confused:

    And as for a vintage A386... well, good luck finding a non-franken vintage A386 in good condition (a high beat vintage...) for a reasonable price. Remember that unlike vintage Omegas/Rolexes, there isn't a relatively abundant supply of parts out there should something go wrong.

    [​IMG]

    (comparo of the new & old 38mms)
     
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    :cheers:


    I lol'd.
     
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    i'm new here & this is my first post. i can't think of a better reason for that = can someone help me by identifying this particular hamilton
    and, possibly, where i can source it. i think i need it.

    [​IMG] thanks
     
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    I may be wrong, but didn't Rolex use Zenith movements on their Daytona's until the last few years when they switched to their in house movement. So, there should be a good supply of parts for those chronos.
     
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    Sort of, but they used Valjoux 72 based movements before that, and the Zenith Daytonas are sought after in their own right, arguably more so than the early Zeniths so it would be odd to cannibalise a Daytona for a Zenith in that sense. Also, cal.400s are significantly modified 3019s, so many parts are not drop in replacements, and some parts needed for the Zenith are absent in the Rolex/Zenith movements. Unlike Omega SA, Rolex SA has good control over NOS parts, and if a Rolex watch is old enough it is simply not supported anymore by them. I imagine it would be a nightmare cross referencing part numbers from the Rolex and Zenith parts catalogues.

    I was referring more to more mundane cosmetic bits/bobs, like hands, dials, crown pushers, crowns, etc. And even with respect to spare internal parts there is no repository for Zenith parts that is easily accessible like the ones for vintage Rolex (of which the Zenith Daytonas are a small fraction) or Omega.
     
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    do all PAM's come with a rubber strap?

    tried my co worker's PAM last friday and it was pretty sweet.

    he had a luminor 8days gmt. (i think)

    any advice on what kind of PAM to get?

    i was thinking of a base model luminor or something complicated but sporty.

    i will wear it on a rubber strap most of the time.
     
  17. gdl203

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    Get a historic, none of that complicated nonsense. That's my advice.
     
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    This is a Cauny watch I bought many years ago in Amsterdam. It served me well in a recent job interview and since I got the job I decided to treat the watch to a new ostrich strap and deployant clasp, replacing the old cheapo strap it had. The watch is a good size, at over 38mm so holds its own on my fairly large wrist:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Love that dial.
     
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