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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. oisin

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    on the vintage/redial front, I was over at my grandparents and my grandfather showed me two pocket watches of his. One a Hamilton the other a Bulova, I think--now I can't remember! The Bulova showed some signs of wear though was in great condition, but the Hamilton looked factory fresh inside and out even though it had to be 60+ years old. The dial was immaculate. Also another old Waltham also in great condition (belonged to my great-grandfather I think, and has his (and my) initials engraved on it. Just thought it was odd. And there's no way he'd have had them worked on I don't think. I wish I had snapped some pictures. No "great" watches in our family, but I have always liked a pocket watch and it was cool to see these.
     
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    love it.
     
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    so we draw straws to see who gets it first? :eh: haha!
     
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    It was Cylon idea. So I guess he goes first, and then me/you/osin :revolve:
     
  5. Cylon

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    Come on guys. I am a fair man and this is styleforum.

    We would need to start a new thread, post pics WAYWRN style and have people vote on who looks best.

    Only after subjecting ourselves to merciless fit critiques, color matching and over all badassery would then a winner be announced.

    Just so you know what you're all up against:

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    uh... well.... ya, a little bit. :happy:
     
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    Amazing story. Thanks for sharing. I'm a fan of capybara leather. Picked up some gloves and shoes(driving) in BA. Great fishing as well. Nice Malbecs. Wonderful people. Brings back wonderful memories...
     
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    Vintage LeCoultre

    I know next to nothing about vintage watches but was looking for nice gold dress watch so picked this up. Could use a good servicing - anyone know of someplace in NYC?

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    That Le Coultre looks fishy. Are you certain of the source?
     
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    I'm certainly no expert. The hands look different than most Le Coultre. Have you seen an open case back? Best to have it looked at by someone who you trust in the watch bus. I may be completely wrong. I'm not a huge fan of watches on fleabay.
     
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    The Vacheron connection is interesting. I did not know this. Vacheron made hands like yours, in fact I have one. You most likely have the genuine article, but have a watchmaker give you the facts.
     
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    I don't know enough, but it looks normal enough to me.

    THE person to consult is Mr. Zaf Basha of Washington, D.C. He's the man to talk to bout vintage JLC. Email him a pic and I'm sure he could tell you all about the watch.
     
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    or you can post it on the TZ and Purists JLC forums to get mutliple opinions
     
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    deets on the IWC?
     
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