The Watch Appreciation Thread - Part two (Rolex, Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, Jaeger LeCoultre,

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mimo, Feb 12, 2016.

  1. Belligero

    Belligero Senior member

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    Though I'm not a big fan of Forster's convoluted, often-overwrought (ad-copy)writing style, "tack" is the correct term. It originates from sailing.

    Edit: aw crap, missed the three other replies on the next page while out with the dog. :p
     
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    Belligero Senior member

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    Quality post, Kap. That explains the appeal of a good watch as well as anything I've read. Thanks for taking the time to write it.
     
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  3. Kaplan

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    Thanks. Since the 'anniversary' has been coming up (it'll be 25 years since I got it tomorrow), I've been thinking a bit about how satisfied I've always been with this purchase - to the extent that I'm even a bit surprised over how well I actually chose all those years ago.

    Now, looking over the post, I realise I left out quite a bit about the particulars I like about the 14060 model - like how I prefer this design with the slimmer lugs and smaller markings over how the newer models do it. And how much I feel that lug holes are part of the Rolex tool watch DNA (even though I believe some older models had solid welded, non removable bars, and hence no lug holes?). And how I like that the aluminium bezel insert has faded slightly over the years to a nice, dark grey.

    Also, even after all this time, in the dead of night and with a little squinting, there's still enough life left in the Tritium to make out the time :satisfied:
     


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    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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  5. Kaplan

    Kaplan Senior member

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    My pleasure, C.

    And thanks for the thumbs and kind words everybody.
     


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    Perhaps its a little like what they say about answers on a test. Don't go back and change your answers, stick with you first choice/gut instinct as it is usually the right answer. In this case, the Sub was definitely the right answer.

    We often get review/ownership impressions when a watch is just a few weeks or months old. Its great to hear someone's perspective on what a watch has been like to own for 25 years. Wishing you many more years of enjoyment with your Sub! [​IMG]
     
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    Kaplan Senior member

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    Many thanks, Dino.
     


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    Thanks Mimo, but with all due respect, not really a Nomos fan..
    The 7 day...
    Many thanks for sharing - very helpful. I've always admired this watch and seen it hold its value really well. But now that prices seem to have come down a bit in the resale market..:smarmy:
    Very helpful - many thanks.
     


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    Isn't that the definition of a watch?
     


  10. Keith T

    Keith T TWAT Master.

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    So I just read Kap's (epic) post again, and I think I may have identified my favorite part :D


    Kids, if you're reading...just buy a Sub, and be done with it!
     


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    I have a 7.5inch wrist and it is quite a substantial size watch so please make sure first if you are happy with the size.



    [​IMG]
     


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    Sure, if you're a PAM fan.
     


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    :(

    Great point; think I 'only' have a 7" wrist....:(
     


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    Hello TWAT members. Almost a year ago I picked up a Rolex oyster perpetual and I absolutely love it! I wear it pretty much everyday with everything from a suit to jeans and a T shirt. I'm starting to get the urge to buy another watch and I'm open to any suggestions 6K or below. I wear suits only once or twice a month so I'd like something that is pretty casual but can still be worn with a suit. I have 7" wrists and like watches on the plain side. I like the looks of IWC watches along with Panerai although I hear PAMs wear big. I've also seen suggestions for the Aqua Terra which look nice too. I'm guessing with my budget there should be a bunch of options but that's why I came to you experts for advice on some models to look at next :).
     


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    Personally, I would just get another Rolex. If you have an OP, then something from their sports range should complement it nicely.
     


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