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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. k4lnamja

    k4lnamja Well-Known Member

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    Can someone tell me the style/model of this watch please?

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  2. Warren G.

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    I believe the reference number is 325301
     
  3. in stitches

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    +1. i think my watchmaker here does crystal replacements like that for about $35. hoozah, if you like the watch, and want to keep wearing it, no reason not to fix it if you can for a reasonable price.


    correct. im not gonna say that imo bulovas are hard core watch pr0n, but it was a fair question about watch repair, honest feedback inquiry. no reason not to post that here.


    well said. and that VC is just splendid.
     
  4. Axelman 17

    Axelman 17 Well-Known Member

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    Have done some searching around on the site without success so figured I would try here. Interested in purchasing a watch for my fiancee, budget is sub $3K but if I needed to stretch I could. She has requested that it be something on a leather band. I have shown here a few of the obvious candidates like a Rolex Oysterdate/Datejust, some men's watches that seemed small enough to double as a women's watch but she didnt like them. She is looking for something very understated and simple, definitely no diamonds, chronographs, big faces etc. The only watch that she has seen and liked is the Cartier Tank Solo and I would like to at least think through a few other ideas. Thoughts?
     
  5. apropos

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    Off the top of my head, a very good alternative to the Tank Solo is the Omega Lady Constellation, there are a few different sizes available and they are a very discreet and IMO classic design. The all-steel or (gasp) two-tone models in SS/rose gold are very nice.

    Another alternative if you are planning to initiate her into the WIS ways is a Revue Thommen Sport 50s or something along those lines - it's just about small enough for a lady at 31mm, IMO has handsome vintage-ey looks, and a wait for it... in-house manual-wind movement.

    My fiancee has one... :devil:

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    i have not seen one in a while, but i recall liking the bvlgari b zero 1. i think its in the price range too.
     
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    also, iirc, there are some pretty ladies reversos that can be had in that price point as well.
     
  8. johanm

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    Personally I think Cartier is a no-brainer over Rolex, Omega, etc. The only alternative I would consider is some other fine jeweler like Tiffany's, Van Cleef, etc., but would probably stick to Cartier in any case. If I were to buy a Rolex, it would be a men's Submariner or Daytona, but you would need to make sure that she is into that look.
     
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  9. apropos

    apropos Well-Known Member

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    ^ I think you need to read his post again...
     
  10. Dino944

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    Thanks Stitch! [​IMG]
    Interesting design. I think they look pretty good on a woman. My wife really likes there "Serpent" watches with bracelet that coils around the wrist...although those are considerably more than the OPs budget.
    Reversos are a great way to go for a woman. Very elegant, sophisticated, and high quality.
    Women do seem to love Cartier. For my wife's first good watch, we were a bit limited in that my wife won't consider a quartz watch. She thought manual winds are too impractical for everyday for her...so automatic was the way to go. She chose the "large" (althought its not considered large today) automatic Tank Francaise in SS. She has beaten the heck out of it and it still looks good and runs well. She generally perfers jewelry over watches, so she wants something versatile, less common (than a datejust), and more stylish and it worked out great for her. Interestingly her next watch was a steel and rose gold Datejust (even thought she didn't want one as her first watch). I guess as the saying goes, "Women don't change their mind...they simply have a better idea." I think she figured having round watch and one rectangular watch gives her 2 completely different designs.

    I'm not that impressed with Tiffany's current watches, I'd go vintage if it was going to be Tiffanys. Van Cleef IMHO makes both higher quality watches (usually using JLC movements) and higher quality jewelry than Tiffanys.

    Vintage watches could open up many more avenues for the OP. Simple time only mens watches of the past that are considered small for a man today can often be bought at very good prices even when coming from famous watch houses.
     
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    Cartier Ultra-thin Santos Dumont from Tempvs Fvgit looks similar to the Tank.

    http://www.tempvsfvgit.com/For_Sale.html
     
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    Spent a week recently with this one... liked it. But definitely not more than I like vintage ones.
     
  13. Axelman 17

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    Amazingly helpful, thank you all. This thread continues to be a great source of information on watches. If we had more threads like this for clothing, the board would be a better place. Will report back. :slayer:
     
  14. in stitches

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    cool beanz. look forward to seeing what you get.
     
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    Spent a week recently with this one... liked it. But definitely not more than I like vintage ones.

    Overall, I like the new SubC, and I like the green dial. But the colored ceramic bezels, the green on the SS or blue on the white gold Sub, just don't look as good to me as the old colored aluminum bezel inserts, so I'd probably opt for one with a black bezel. Still a great watch!
    Good luck shopping and looking forward to hearing how your search goes.
     
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    Splendid...though a Rolex or Omega might be more appropriate for Bond reading ;)
     
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    You mean 2say people are posting fakes or even posting watches they don't own! "Nah," I don't believe it[​IMG]
     
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    Aaaah, the perfect GMT II — stainless steel, lug holes, solid-end-link bracelet and an insert option. I've worn the ceramic model, which is certainly a good watch, but I prefer this version. It's slimmer, lighter and just looks completely right. :cheers:
     
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    dammit kap. I cant tell you how much i love that watch. Ive wanted one since i saw vanilla sky. If i can get some funds scratched together, im 90% sure thats gonna be my next purchase. As much as id like to be patient and save for a nautilus, i know thats doubtful to happen. Im just not that patient.
     
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