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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. academe

    academe Well-Known Member

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    I'm very aware of the gaps in my collection. Unfortunately I also have limited funds and also have other sartorial priorities, including bunches of London Lounge cloth waiting to be made-up. :confused:

    To the watch list, I would also add (roughly in order of priority):

    round dress watch
    square, rectangular or tonneau shaped dress watch
    moon phase
    chronograph
    ultra-thin
    minute repeater
    annual calendar or perpetual calendar

    ..And if I ever win the lottery, a grand complication (e.g. JLC Duometre or Hybris Mechanica).

    I'll probably never get there, but one can always dream! :D
     
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  2. Dino944

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    I looked at the new 41mm 3 hand time only RO (ref 15400), and its a nice watch, but the Jumbo is just a bit more special IMHO. in the 15400 I did not like that the display back shows that they transplated a movement from a smaller watch into a larger watch. Its the same size saphire crystal to see the movement but now there is a lot more metal around it. When I saw the new Jumbo, which is essentially a tribute to the original RO with the AP at 6 and the smaller original style Clou De Paris on the dial, I knew that was the one for me. I have seen photos of their new 41mm chronograph which looks nice, and I think the made the right decision in using a solid back on that one so its not visible that this same movement was in the previous smaller chronograph. I will be sure to post a photo once the Jumbo arrives.
     
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    Dino944 Well-Known Member

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    Very nice vintage GMT! From this angle it looks like it has the really small luminous markers surrounded by gold, is it a 1675?
     
  5. NonServiam

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    Almost :) This is a 16758, the first gold GMT with a sapphire crystal. Which, still equipped with the nipple dial you observe, is known as a transitional Rolex model. For steel models this would mean a matte dial and sapphire...
     
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  6. in stitches

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    acadame and NS - beautiful watches gents. thanks for sharing.

    there maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay be a watch in my near future. not sure yet. pray for me, boys.
     
  7. Warren G.

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    looking forward to tomorrow pics :D :slayer:
     
  8. Rambo

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    Anyone have a recommendation for good Nato/Zulu, or rubber straps? Need something that can hold up to daily wear and sweat, and be able to be cleaned off. Danke.
     
  9. ethanm

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    The $10 jobs you can get from eBay are actually pretty good. I have a few from this seller and they have held up even through a little bit of war.

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    :laugh: oh i wish. would be a few months off.

    i hope the wife does not notice, if decide to go through with it. :devil:
     
  11. Edgein

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    Not a huge fan of Nato straps, except on low end watches. To put one on a Rolex is wrong in so many ways.
     
  12. ethanm

    ethanm Well-Known Member

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    Putting a tool strap on a tool watch is wrong, hm?
     
  13. Rambo

    Rambo Well-Known Member

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    Its going to be on a cheap Seiko, so as to not offend your delicate sensibilities.
     
  14. Hampton

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    Love this one so simple, so clean!
     
  15. Edgein

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    I'm a WIS, shaddup!
     
  16. apropos

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    (eagerly waits for Edgein's head to explode :D)

    It's interesting that you (indrectly) make a reference to price - watch straps are just that, watch straps. They accessorise the watch.

    If you think a watch strap must be "high end" to match a "high end" watch then it might be worthwhile asking yourself ...why?

    IMO you are approaching the whole WIS thing from a wrong angle - i.e. by using as a metric the perceived value of objects. Like people whose enjoyment of paintings is based on the name in the lower R hand corner.
     
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  17. Edgein

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    [​IMG] Closest to an exploding head! Nice watches. But, they look ridiculous with those straps... I think a nice watch should have a proper leather strap or a bracelet, if appropriate. If you live in a hot climate, wear a watch with a bracelet and put those watches away for the summer. It's my opinion and I'm sticking to it. I wear a Tissot in the warmer weather. It isn't even mechanical! [​IMG]
     
  18. Find Finn

    Find Finn Well-Known Member

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    There's a couple pictures of A. Lange on a Nato's roaming around the web.


    Found one

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  19. in stitches

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    those are beautiful watches. while i am not against nato straps per say, i dont think those watches are really sporty enough to work with the straps on them. just my opinion.

    also, personally, i have a thing for original good and stuff. 99% of the time, i prefer to have only the manufacturers goods on the watch. gdls gold hands on his panerai being an exception to that.
     
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    The Portugueser (IWC 3531)
     
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