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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. 40kaas-nl

    40kaas-nl Well-Known Member

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    Whats the consensus on JLCs Reverso Classique watch? Never considered JLC as a serious watch as its reversible feature seemed a bit gimmicky to me. But my AD said that its a great watch for the money and tends to be under appreciated by the market. He also told me that JLC makes all their movements in-house.

    I am buying a used Reverso Classique in 2 weeks (the seller is on vacation). Always wanted one... They are very nice watches in my eyes and the size is just "right" for my wrist. JLC makes their own movements I think and they even started out as a manufacturer of movements for Patek etc. a century ago.
     
  2. whoopee

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    Whats the consensus on JLCs Reverso Classique watch? Never considered JLC as a serious watch as its reversible feature seemed a bit gimmicky to me. But my AD said that its a great watch for the money and tends to be under appreciated by the market. He also told me that JLC makes all their movements in-house.

    Beautiful watch, one of my two favs, along with the Lange 1.
     
  3. Toiletduck

    Toiletduck Well-Known Member

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    Good spot...I do indeed have small wrists. 6.5" in fact. My wife likes to tease me about this.

    The Sinn 556's case is 38.5 mm in diameter. This is about as big as I'd like to go. I think 39 max. I don't feel comfortable with the mega huge watch phenomenon that is going on right now. The Sinn feels just right.


    About the same size as mine! However, just the other day I tried on a 39mm IWC Pilot Mark 16. Looked all right!
     
  4. Coho

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    I've been looking for this watch for years....still haven't found it. Does anyone here own a rattrapante? It'd be a nice complication to have. [​IMG] There's also another Girard rattrapante that I've been looking at for the last 2 years, Ref. 90140.0.11.1111 I'd appreciate any info or owner's opinion on this watch. It's a couple of watches down. http://www.ikada.de/ratt-pic-1.htm
     
  5. lee lin

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    what watch would look great on a black/navy solid bond/ nato strap? i remember seeing a pic of a 1960's rolex sub in the dream watch thread that looked amazing. is there anything else that can look equally good? i was thinking sinn but the u series are huge.
     
  6. GuidoWongolini

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    what watch would look great on a black/navy solid bond/ nato strap? i remember seeing a pic of a 1960's rolex sub in the dream watch thread that looked amazing. is there anything else that can look equally good? i was thinking sinn but the u series are huge.

    Enjoy:

    Rolex SS GMT Master IIc
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    Rolex SS GMT Master II
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  7. GusW

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    Guapo...that is a nice pair of SS Rolex's. I appreciate how you coordinate them with your wardrobe.
     
  8. breakz

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    So here's a question: I've gotten the impression that Stowa is a lower-priced watchmaker held in high regard. True or false?

    Also, if this is the case, what other brands are categorized like this?
     
  9. Coho

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    You can't go by the opinions on TZ. For me, here are a few great lower-priced makers that I hold in high esteem: 1. Breitling 2. Universal Geneve 3. Ernest Borel 4. Tutima 5. Omega 6. Movado 7. Epos 8. Baume Mercier 9. Tissot 10.Concord 11. Zenith 12. Rolex 13.Hamilton 14.Oris 15.Longines 16.....the list goes on forever.....
    So here's a question: I've gotten the impression that Stowa is a lower-priced watchmaker held in high regard. True or false? Also, if this is the case, what other brands are categorized like this?
     
  10. breakz

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    Thanks for the list, Coho.
     
  11. Coho

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    If you're looking for the best bang under 500 dollars:

    1. Jean Marcel
    2. Ernest Borel
    3. Movado Kingmatic Series( 1881 series, which employs modified ETA movements; huge discounts can be had)
    There are certainly a lot more but you can PM me if you have questions.
    Thanks for the list, Coho.
     
  12. Big A

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    I am buying a used Reverso Classique in 2 weeks (the seller is on vacation). Always wanted one... They are very nice watches in my eyes and the size is just "right" for my wrist. JLC makes their own movements I think and they even started out as a manufacturer of movements for Patek etc. a century ago.
    I've got a Reverso Duo - I love it, but I've found that I mostly wear it on the white-faced side instead of the black-faced side with the smaller dial and the "day night" indicator.

    It is a great watch. Very high quality - the reverso mechanism is gapless and smooth as silk.
     
  13. millionaire75

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    Enjoy:

    Rolex SS GMT Master IIc
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    Rolex SS GMT Master II
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    What size are those watches? They seem 44-45mm, right? Thanks.
     
  14. Singular

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    What size are those watches? They seem 44-45mm, right? Thanks.

    Both are 40-ish mm (but the "c" looking chunkier because of the new "SuperCase".

    what watch would look great on a black/navy solid bond/ nato strap? i remember seeing a pic of a 1960's rolex sub in the dream watch thread that looked amazing. is there anything else that can look equally good? i was thinking sinn but the u series are huge.

    Well, what a coincidence - I took pics of my NATOed watches this afternoon...

    [​IMG]

    From left to right;

    Birth-month Seiko 6309-7040
    Seiko Marinemaster 300m SBDX001
    Birth-year Tudor Submariner 79090
    Omega SeMP Quartz

    I've also used my '69 Speedy on a NATO strap several times, and it looks stunning;

    [​IMG]

    /M
     
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    You can't go by the opinions on TZ. For me, here are a few great lower-priced makers that I hold in high esteem:


    12. Rolex


    Did they change their prices without telling anyone?

    Id add stowa and archimede to the list as well....

    dl
     
  18. zippyh

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    What size are those watches? They seem 44-45mm, right? Thanks.

    Rolex GMTs are 40mm.
     
  19. pauliodotnet

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    elguapolongo, do you shave your arms?
     
  20. breakz

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    Did they change their prices without telling anyone?

    Id add stowa and archimede to the list as well....

    dl


    Seems our idea of "lower-priced" doesn't jive well together. [​IMG]

    I've been leaning towards the Antea KS, but even that's pushing the boundaries of my budget. I'll keep looking into the other brands for now.
     
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