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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. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Well-Known Member

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    ET - why did you go for the new model vs. the 3706? I personally find the classic dial of the 3706 far more attractive. [​IMG]

    I like the 3706 as well, but it really came down to a question of case size for me. I tried on both watches at an AD in Chicago, and the 39mm case of the 3706 just didn't do it for me.

    Thanks Sammy.
     
  2. Lucky Strike

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    Both med MMT and the Stingray are beautiful homages to two of the most important military diver's watches that have been made (Benrus&Blancpain). The MMT (where I prefer the Type I on a NATO, from an estetic and historic point of view) is a lot slimmer and more "wearable" than the Stingray. The Stingray, on the other hand, is a very nice and chunky old-school watch (but I'd pick another hand/dial combo - the Type I looks best on the Benrus...) as an alternative for Panerai and the like. Lycka till! [​IMG] /M
    Dang, didn't see this post until now - I'm now leaning towards the MMT/Blackwater, but with the Type II dial, as seen in the pic. I'm attracted to the way the numbers on the bezel and the dial are exactly the same font and size. I'll go the custom route, and get a completely sterile, date-less dial, blasted matt case, sterile crown and white/orange hands. It may well seem absurd that there's a rotating date wheel behind the dial (I'm keeping that, in case I should change my mind), but I like the "cleaner" dial. What weighs against the Stingray is the sheer size of the bastard - I have tiny wrists, and as you point out, the MMT/Blackwater "wears" a lot slimmer than the Stingray. And yes, I think of it as an "alternative Panerai" - a biggish dive watch that can still be dressed up with a nice broad leather strap. I'm thinking of having a strap made for it that extends to the full width of the lugs - something like the "indented" type from ABP. Some exotic leather, and one buckle hole only, as I don't expect my wrist to get any fatter or thinner. Still considering...we'll see.
     
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    Nice IWC and Rolex! For some reason, I saved a pic of this Rolex some time ago: [​IMG] It's supposedly authentic, and a special order for Disney executives in the 70s. Love it. .
     
  4. Eustace Tilley

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    Rolex = Mickey Mouse watch. That's about right. [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
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    ET - why did you go for the new model vs. the 3706? I personally find the classic dial of the 3706 far more attractive. [​IMG]
    + a lot

    I'd say go for a 370I - i you don't mind ordering from a grey market dealer. It'll be a lot faster than 9 months too.
     
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    [​IMG]

    Rolex = Mickey Mouse watch. That's about right. [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
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    I thought the red numerals signified a Turn-O-Graph.
     
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    I thought the red numerals signified a Turn-O-Graph.

    I think they now make a "roulette wheel" version of the plain datejust, with date numerals that alternate black and red.
     
  11. Artisan Fan

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    My recent purchase...
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    Very nice Sammy.
     
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    For some reason, I saved a pic of this Rolex some time ago:

    [​IMG]

    It's supposedly authentic, and a special order for Disney executives in the 70s. Love it.

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    Incredible. Finally, a Rolex that everyone can appreciate. Thanks for sharing.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Stellar pic!
     
  14. stickonatree

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    random watch question: how often should automatic watches be serviced if worn on a daily basis?
     
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    random watch question: how often should automatic watches be serviced if worn on a daily basis?

    I've heard every 5 years on average. Though I believe it depends on the stated service interval. Omega (I believe) was touting 10 year service intervals a while back.

    Granted many watch savants swear by 10 year service intervals (full tune-up), so take it with a grain of salt.
     
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    Im looking for a wall clock, this one has caught my eye: [​IMG] What do you think, any other nice alternatives?
     
  17. Eustace Tilley

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    Im looking for a wall clock, this one has caught my eye:
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    What do you think, any other nice alternatives?


    Girard-Perregaux has one which is very nice.
     
  18. gdl203

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    Im looking for a wall clock, this one has caught my eye:
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    What do you think, any other nice alternatives?


    I believe Panerai has other clocks that don't say Panerai in big letters like this. This one looks like you're running a watch store - a bit too "promotional" for me
     
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    The desk clocks and watches Charvet sells are strangely tempting to me, even though they resemble the sort of junky executive gifts given to aging middle managers in the 1970s and 1980s...
     
  20. itsstillmatt

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    The desk clocks and watches Charvet sells are strangely tempting to me, even though they resemble the sort of junky executive gifts given to aging middle managers in the 1970s and 1980s...
    The only thing I don't like about the Charvet desk clocks is that they look like copies of the JLC Atmos clocks, which I love and have zero use for.
     
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