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Watch Opinion

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by tiecollector, Sep 14, 2006.

  1. tiecollector

    tiecollector Well-Known Member

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    What do you guys think of this watch?

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    It is so unique. Love the one hand. I want a nice watch that I can wear with just about anything and I think black and white is a good place to start. It also has the display back which I love.
     
  2. edmorel

    edmorel Well-Known Member

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    If you like it....

    There are a lot of nice dressy "regulators" that could fit your bill. I am not a fan of watches where you have to think to know what time it is. Meistersinger is known for this watch, but it's too gimmicky for me
     
  3. gdl203

    gdl203 Well-Known Member

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    I have one. I like it but never wear it because of the fierce competition for wrist time with other watches who always tend to win... [​IMG]
     
  4. tiecollector

    tiecollector Well-Known Member

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    I have one. I like it but never wear it because of the fierce competition for wrist time with other watches who always tend to win...
    Would you be willing to sell yours? I don't know if gimicky is the word for it. It is a remake of a 1900 pocketwatch. I still like it a LOT.
     
  5. Thurston

    Thurston Well-Known Member

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    I once called this watch 'pretentious' on a watch forum. I have subsequently seen one in person (someone actually owned and wore it to a watch collectors meeting). I like it more now, but still think it looks like you're trying a bit too hard. That said, it's actually easier to read than a regulator.
     
  6. tiecollector

    tiecollector Well-Known Member

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    I once called this watch 'pretentious' on a watch forum. I have subsequently seen one in person (someone actually owned and wore it to a watch collectors meeting). I like it more now, but still think it looks like you're trying a bit too hard. That said, it's actually easier to read than a regulator.

    Pretentious? This one is so simple. I just liek it because it is simple and different. The skeleton watches maybe you are trying a little too hard. Thought some are quite cool.
     
  7. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red Well-Known Member

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    Breguet also made a watch with one hand.
     
  8. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Well-Known Member

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    It's not a bad-looking watch. In my opinion, the inability for the watch to tell time to the exact minute makes it impractical as an everyday watch. YMMV.
     
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    I like it, though I prefer it in the silver dial with embossed blue numerals and was very close to getting one of those a couple months ago.

    Tact watches are a classic. They take some getting used to but really look cool.
     
  10. tiecollector

    tiecollector Well-Known Member

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    It's not a bad-looking watch. In my opinion, the inability for the watch to tell time to the exact minute makes it impractical as an everyday watch. YMMV.


    It's just as accurate as any other analog. Each mark is 5 minutes. You will get within 2 minutes, which is good enough for me.
     
  11. gdl203

    gdl203 Well-Known Member

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    It's not a bad-looking watch. In my opinion, the inability for the watch to tell time to the exact minute makes it impractical as an everyday watch. YMMV.

    Really? I never had an issue with that. Maybe because I never have conference calls or meetings at 2:32PM or 10:18AM...
     
  12. gdl203

    gdl203 Well-Known Member

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    Would you be willing to sell yours?

    why not - if you're in NYC and we can meet in person
     
  13. tiecollector

    tiecollector Well-Known Member

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    why not - if you're in NYC and we can meet in person

    Blast, I'm outside of San Francisco. I do plan on visiting NYC in Dec though.
     
  14. gdl203

    gdl203 Well-Known Member

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    Blast, I'm outside of San Francisco. I do plan on visiting NYC in Dec though.

    I just realized your pic was of the white dial version. Mine is the "tan" dial
     
  15. tiecollector

    tiecollector Well-Known Member

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    I just realized your pic was of the white dial version. Mine is the "tan" dial

    Oh yes, I definitely want the white dial. Anyone else have a white dial in good condition they would be willing to part with?
     
  16. LabelKing

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    Breguet also made a watch with one hand.
    Audemars Piguet also had one called the Philosopher. It was a very expensive watch when it came out.
     
  17. tiecollector

    tiecollector Well-Known Member

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    Audemars Piguet also had one called the Philosopher. It was a very expensive watch when it came out.

    And here it is:
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    Got it here: http://ninanet.net/watches/others01/Mediums/mAPP.html

    I kind of like this one too, not too bad for a skeleton:
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    I still like Sean Penn's futile attempts to sell his Movado in U-Turn..."I got this at Walmart and it cost 3.50"
     

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