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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. Newcomer

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    2500 > 8500, in my most humble of opinions.
     
  2. evolved

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    I agree. Nothing beats the original PO, in my opinion.
     
  3. Marshmallow

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    Thanks guys on your suggestions of watches to look at for my son. I saw some nice Longines and Hamilton watches. I also loved the Stowa Marine and the Nomos Glashutte. Where does one buy a Stowa watch - from the official website? I recently looked at watches at a local Torneau and they showed me some Raymond Weil watches that were not too expensive. Is Raymond Weil a good brand for a 22 year old? My son is on vacation now but when he comes home I will have him look at the watches/watch brands that you recommended to me. Thanks again.
     
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    It could be the "made in Swiss" issue, R.Weil is new but still Swiss brand, Nomos and Stowa - German.
    For those who knows - watches from Glashutte are not worse and even better than certain swisses, but you should consider this.
     
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    I think it's really fine.
     
  6. Louis XIV

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    Does anybody know which style this lovely PP is?
    I have checked their website but could not find it.
    [​IMG]
     
  7. Find Finn

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  8. Louis XIV

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    Thank you!
     
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    ;)
     
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    I have nothing against Hyundai's (or American cars for that matter). Was just a joke.
     
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    Hey y'all
    I have a small wrist (just over 6" circumference) and was looking for simple, masculine watches between $100-$400 that're 40-41mm.

    The Nixons, Hamiltons, and Lacos I like would all be too big for my wrist. Suggestions?
     
  12. TheWraith

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    Very nice indeed :)
     
  13. Edgein

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    Charlie Sheen rockin' a Patek in the NY Times today A & L section. You gotta love him!
     
  14. Cylon

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    Orient?
     
  15. dufferin1

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    Tsovet ?
     
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    Let us know what you think about the repair when you get it back and if your friends repair guy is taking new customers? I need to have my vintage 1959 Omega Seamaster sent in for a tuneup.
     
  17. gorrerjm

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    Need some help. Looking at the sub 6k range and really came up with the following three options that I liked (ranked in my current order)

    1. Breitling Navitimer (Preferrably an all white face)
    2. Omega Speedmaster
    3. Going used and trying to pick up an older two tone blue face submariner.

    Any preferrences or anything else I should look at in this range? I should also mention I have an Omega Seamaster (black face) and a Brown Tag Carrera.

    Thanks for the input.
     
  18. Edgein

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    Sounds like you need a dressier watch. Check out Timezone and see what turns you on. The ones you mentioned are pretty similar to what you have, unless you're looking for a chronograph. I would def recommend looking at used market, much more bang for the buck.
     
  19. PartagasIV

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    I have had a 36mm Seamaster Pro for about 12 years. Was looking at either a new 42mm PO (grey bezel) with the 8500, or for $3250, a like new 42mm PO (black bezel), ref. 2201.50.00.

    Aside from the change in bezel color and upwards price, would anyone mind detailing/Cliffs notes how the 2500>8500?
     
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    The 8500 PO is a slightly larger movement so that, coupled with the skeleton case back, makes for a "bulkier" feeling watch. Most of the talking points as to why the 2500 is better than the 8500 come down to personal preference. I like how the 2500 PO looks over the 8500. The 8500 looks too busy, too thick and doesn't have the classic good looks of the first iteration. The reference of 2201.50.00 is a 2500 movement. If you know the serial # I can tell you whether it's a 2500C or a 2500D as there were minor changes in the movement mid-way through it's life.
     
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