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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. DerekS

    DerekS Well-Known Member

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    thats a damn nice watch. i had a RW years ago...REALLY liked it. id say go for it.
     
  2. MZhammer

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    If you like Raymond Weil, check out Frederique Constant. There was a topic on WUS a while back (here, although the pictures seemed to have expired) That shows RW has directly copied FC designs in an astonishing amount. It sparked a lively debate over the legal or ethical choices some watches make when taking a large portion of inspiration from another single watch.

    If it were my dollar, I'd want one that was the original and not the copy. (take "original" with a grain of salt. FC uses Breguet hands and takes a lot of inspiration from other classic pieces but there's a difference in being inspired by classics and slapping your name on someone else's design) FC also started the Open Heart trend in 1994, which has become wildly popular.

    Either way, RW has solid build quality although I believe the majority of their offerings have been quartz in the past. Not sure about that model.
     
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    ^^i dont know...FC has pretty much completely ripped off quite a few watches ...they have knock offs of the PP calatrava, VC Patrimony, Breguet, etc. Id hardly call their watches "original"
     
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    Any pics? I'd be interested in seeing them.
     
  5. gdl203

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    I'm around... just a bit more passive. As IS said, pretty busy with work

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    dat dome. :drool:

    good to see you!
     
  7. Keith T

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    +1 ... nice vintage sub.
     
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    great looking sub.


    re: RW, im usually not a fran, but that brown one is pretty.
     
  9. Austin And Ives

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    This is my watch, a Longines Hydroconquest, its not much compared to some of your watches but its pretty special for an 18 year old. Also I think its got a pretty good balance between subtleness and shinyness (if you get me), its not in your face but people do notice it, which is appropriate for my age. Also I think its got quite a manly feel and look to it which I like :)

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    Also was shopping the other day and tried on this beauty, the bracelet compliments the chunky face surprisingly well, I think it looks quite unique because of this :p

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  10. Mr. Moo

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    Vintage sub is awesome.

    Speedy Pro in action:

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    Quote:Bawhawhawhaw, this really made me laugh. What's this? I'm actually developing a sense of temperance or patience? Sacre bleu! Yeah, the issue I have with the 5059 is that while it has its lovely aspects, there are also SOME trade-offs (the "15" and "17" cut off, the enamel-like dial with Roman numerals being cool but conceivably looking flat versus the more "decorated" / "sculpted" batons you can find in the 3940 (cheaper than the 5059) or the mega-expensive perpetual calendar chronos). At these price points, you SHOULDN'T have to think about trade-offs, IMHO!
     
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    Quote:Thought you'd latch on to that "eclectic" use of fonts! The world time line has not yet captured my fancy (my wallet whispers thanks), but the 5110P is certainly a lovely piece. You are right: if I want to avoid temptation I really shouldn't put myself in its way! Visited "my dealer" (like that, mimo?) to add a link to my wife's watch/bracelet and of course he brought out some goodies...
     
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    Moo is doing it right. It's a well-known fact that the Speedy is incredibly accurate for timing NASA rocket burns as well as hayrides.
     
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    Quote:It certainly has an appealing heft to it. It's close to 13mm in terms of height, so it has greater presence on the wrist than, say, a 3940 or even a Nautilus with its larger case size.
     
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    Quote:Which PP perpetual calendar sings to you better, DerekS?
     
  16. kungapa

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    We talked a bit before about the Nomos Weltzeit. Would be a fantastic watch for someone that switch time zones a lot - though I'd much prefer it with blue hands!

    Blue hands:
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    Thoughts?
     
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    i too like the blued hands better of the two.
     
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    Now too bad that is just something I photoshopped, and not something offered...
     
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    yours. haha
     
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