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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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  2. Newcomer

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    I saw the Lange 1 Moonphase the other day... Jaw droppingly beautiful.

    By the way, I think that I have made my decision. I am 99% sure that I am going to go (not GO) for the JLC MUT Moon. It is just such a gorgeous watch. And I may put the remainder in something less expensive to bum around in. Perhaps a Stowa, or something of that ilk. That is still to be determined.

    Also, happy new years to all! I have had a great time reading, learning, and talking shop with y'all over the last year.

    On an unrelated tangent, any recommended JLC ADs? Been looking at Govberg. In addition, I was looking around for watches for the lady friend, as she asked. My goodness are women's watches ever a scam! I was looking at the Michele watches in particular, and it is UNBELIEVABLE what they are getting away with... Murder! Touting strap changing as something revolutionary? It is absolutely absurd. For a close to $2,000 watch for some of them, you are getting so little it is absurd. They feel incredibly flimsy as well.
     
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    I am looking forward to it, Newcomer!! Then we will both have a dual moon collection!!! I am thinking of a stowa flieger (no date no logo)--you too? Kinda freaky our tastes are so aligned but kinda awesome as well.

    As for womens watches, yeah pretty much a total scam. Stick to Cartier or get a Rolex Datejust/Explorer. At 36mm you can steal it on occasion [​IMG]

    For some inspiration, a repost:


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    I know, it is funny how we have gravitated to such similar watches. I think I am going with the JLC, a lot because of how thin it is. Sometimes it is great to have such a low profile watch. Plus, between the JLC and the Speedy Pro, you are pretty much set for any occasion! It is odd that we have such a similar collection, but I guess we have both been influenced by similar sources perhaps? Hopefully it will be here in a week or so, so I will be sure to update everyone!

    Also, I am thinking about about going for the Stowa Marine Original. Feel like I need something in between the Speedy Pro and the JLC, in terms of dressiness, and they make one hell of a pretty deck watch.
     
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    Truth be told, I fell in love with the MUT Moon when I first laid eyes on it over at puristspro. I believe they were the first pix released from SIHH that year (2011). I had to wait the whole year before my AD got it in November. What a screw that was.
     
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    What do you guys think about the PP Tophat?

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    Pretty spectacular if you like rectangular cased watches.
     
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    I don't have any and that maybe I should.
     
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    I dug up the original inspiration for my purchase. Its funny as much as you look at watches, whether in-store, online or whatever, sometimes you just KNOW. I can still remember the moment I first saw it.

    I wasn't brave enough to order it over the phone though. i had to see it on my wrist first.

    http://jlc.watchprosite.com/show-forumpost/fi-2/pi-4427173/ti-689688/s-0/

    The rest is history

    Minor quibble: I wish it was a manual wind to make the watch that much thinner.

    Sidenote: scrolling through those archives, I am such a JLC brandwhore.
     
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    That is the post that sold me as well. I feel like since I have worn a 40mm (which I find a bit big), on the wrist the 39mm will be a fairly small difference. Both the MC and the MUT Moon have a similar aesthetic. Ever since I saw the watch, I have always wanted it in my collection. The RDM always sung to me as well, but there is something wonderful about a Moonphase.

    I also wish that it was manual wind. The Speedy Pro has really convinced me that manual wind is the way to go.
     
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    For 50 and over[​IMG] Sorry I'm not really laughing at you, but the watch is just too out of date!
     
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    That's exactly why it is fantastic. :slayer:
     
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    Ahh, gotcha, made you just uncover your age[​IMG]
     
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    What the hell are you talking about?
     
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    But seriously! I can see I am amongst older gents! You guys like going backwards, pretty fast, too, while I like to go forward! So, as not to become an irritant, I'll post when there are watches I know more about[​IMG]
     
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    Just poking fun @ the last Patek! Do'nt you dare try to ruin the fun[​IMG]
     
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    That Patek is lovely, for sure, but yeah, way too old for me, too.
     
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    Hi Guys I need some advice, I want to buy one of these 2 watches, and would like to know which you would choose above the other and why.


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    Without a shadow of doubt the first one and even then only because the other is a twotone PG(!!)-SS abomination.

    BTW, that's not to say PG-SS is always abominable for mens watches - check my "top 4 watches" for PG-white metal done well. Another good example is the early PG-SS piepan Omega Constellation.
     
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    Wearing this one today.
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