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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. no frills

    no frills Well-Known Member

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    I don't really know why my efforts at separating paragraphs and proper spacing above did not materialize. Sorry about that.
     
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    Quote:It is a lovely, lovely watch and I'll just repeat what's been said many times before in dozens of forums: the blue/green dial is really mesmerizing to behold. I quite like the sweeping seconds hand too, and prefer the "clean" dial versus adding complications (5712, 5726, 5980, etc) - but that is just me. I find the entire Nautilus line very desirable. Which is surprising for me because a few months ago I couldn't see myself getting a "sporty" Patek watch. That semi-circular/oval/porthole look? Those ears? Ick! But that was when I was viewing it in 2D. Once you see it in person and once you have it on your wrist, oh man. All doubts evaporate.
     
  3. kungapa

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    Any love for vintage chrono's here? I've been thinking about picking up something like this:

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    I guess servicing might be the main issue though. A Universal Geneve Tri Compax would be ideal, but at the going rate they are rather pricey.
     
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    im 100% in agreement with you...that clean dial is my favorite. Theres 1 AD here in nashville that had a few in stock,m only in rose gold or yellow gold, no SS. As gorgeous as they were, i just couldnt swing the asking price. When they finally did get in the 5711, It was just bad timing for me. (by bad timing i mean empty wallet)

    Ive wanted to start digging around to find one on the grey market. I have a few watches id need to move, but that shouldt be a huge problem. Id like to get that secured before my daughter is born and takes all my discretionary funds ;)
     
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    oh HELL yes. Its pretty hard to beat those. They can be had fairly "reasonable" if you get something with a basic lemania movement and a branded dial. A good Lemania movement is a reliable motor and fairly reasonable as far as maintenance goes.
     
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    out of curiosity, how long has Tourneau had a private label? I thought they introduced their own line fairly recently, but obviously that watch is old so I am ill-informed.
     
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    i think as long as theyve been around.....obviously not an in house movement, but a general movement with their name on the dial.
     
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    Seller claims cal 7751, though the subdial positions are different from the Valjoux 7751, so I am not entirely sure if that is correct. Thoughts?
     
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    Rocking my vintage longines today, need a new strap at some point, any suggestions?
     
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    I know the placement of the subdials can be moved.... so that wouldnt be a telling sign. I wish i was as familiar with the 7751 as i am with the 7750.
     
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    Hard to work on? I might be able to pick this one up for around 1K or so, if I am lucky. Stainless steel rather than gold, which is a plus for me. Tiny though, at 35mm. Good dress chrono.
     
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    great watch. check out a hirsch riva....i think that would look great with that.
     
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    id have no problem buying at that price. any watch maker can work on those movements...pretty much the standard movement they learn on. Keep us posted if you buy it..id love to see some more pics.
     
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    Update on my watch strap search for my 70+ year old H. Moser & Cie.

    I received a reply back from Camile Fournet, who said that the only way they would be able to make a strap for the fixed lugs of my watch would be to have me send the watch to them. They would then sew the strap directly onto the watch.

    Seeing as how the watch is irreplaceable, I am not comfortable with the prospect of sending it across the world, even if it means that it may get excellent treatment at CF.

    So, I'm back to square one...
     
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    Will do.

    I'm debating whether I would like a moon phase that is still blue, but this is rather lovely as well.
     
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    for a fixed lug watch youre kinda fucked. The only option youve got is to pick up strap making yourself if you dont wanna send it off. or a........NATO.

    any pics of it? id love to see it.
     
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    hmm. didnt notice that. personally it wouldnt bother me at all but YMMV.
     
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    I have seen some straps that glue in place... and then maybe a watch repair shop (higher end) may be able to put a few stitches through the strap? Just haven't seen anything of quality in that kind of attachment option.

    Here is the watch:

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    you know what you MAY be able to do? d take it to a cobbler.

    When i was into panerais, i bought a shitton of strap making supplies and made a few straps. One of my favorite OEM straps ripped and i just stitched it up myself. Its not too hard, and may be worth trying out.
     
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