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

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

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  1. DerekS

    DerekS Senior member

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    damn you guys are making me miss my explorer! such a great watch
     
  2. MZhammer

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    Another great Thursday in the PNW

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  3. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    On my way out of town today I decided to switch to a watch with a day counter since it may be hard to keep track of elapsed days where I am but I might need to stay in touch with people back home on occasion and it would be useful to know the date. The day counter is a good way to keep track of elapsed days and I advanced it to today's date as a proxy for the date. Mine counts 31 days, so would someone remind me to reset it at the end of the month? June has 30 days and I don't want to forget and be off by a day.
     
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    Old pic of mine ... very much looking forward to seeing the new "2016" Explorer iteration:


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    No day counter, and therefore no cyclops :happy:
     
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    Thanks! No, Catching up with a fellow member of @calibre61 watch club.
     
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    I think that's a fair assessment. It would stand to reason that those buying directly from the boutique like that needn't worry about flipping the watch to fund their next purchase. I also still think that they simply don't make as many boutique editions generally as there simply aren't that many boutiques.

    I was just having some fun. That said it'd be great if people who find a nice deal and aren't interested in taking advantage of it post it here. Anyway, very nice gesture on his part.

    The rouge Reverso, while a watch I'd be happy to own, isn't on my shortlist at the moment. I actually prefer the green London boutique edition, though the only one I see out there is quite pricey. However I have noticed a few rouge Reversos of late and one at the best price I've seen it thus far. Anyway, rather what I was thinking about boutique editions based on what I've seen.

    Both rather incredible experiences really. As incredible as your father's was, yours was even worse and quite frankly made no sense at all from their end. They probably don't even know what they've done either.
     
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  8. mimo

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    Well, not many deals here but still a handful of half price Mosers left. Red gold Henry, platinum brown dial Monard, palladium fume dial Monard, a couple of others I can check.
     
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    On the JLC Boutique front I went into the Boutique in London looking for a coloured faced Reverso. It was only after trying all them and many others that I decided to buy there and then the bog standard, without second hand, GRUT. As is often said try them all on and buy the one that sings to you.
     
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    One wonders how fast London prices are going to adjust after today's GBP swan dive? For example, the £8,250 Rolex agreed to sell me a 116500 for in March is already worth almost 800 Swiss Francs less than it was back then.
     
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    Good morning, fellows. Certainly a chilly morning here in Oz. Hope you all have a good one.

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    You look well equipped to handle the cold. Its going to be a warm weekend around here, and I might spend some time on a friend's boat, so I'll probably give this one some wrist time....

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    Yep, rugged up here in wintry (relatively speaking) Australia. The chill wind keeps blasting in here at work every time the automatic doors stream open, which is constantly :plain:
     
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    As much as I love my Nomos, it wasn't getting enough wear due to the black shell strap looking a bit to formal. I've been wanting to get more wear out of it so I had a brown shell strap made with a bit of stitching to match the minute numbers. Feels immensely more wearable with shorts and a tshirt now.
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    Nicely done! That will make a great everyday wear watch.
     
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    Popped into a local AD for a pen refill, and saw something new: not sure I love it, but typically quirky VC:

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    Very likeable, and VC have the best straps. The coolest thing is the date: that little triangular marker at 5 is what moves around on an outer disk when you adjust the "day counter". It's very pleasing to play with. And as someone who doesn't much like simple dates, this one has a lot of redeeming charm.
     
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    Somewhat reminds me of a Patek 5110.
     
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    Somewhat reminds me of a... part wreck.

    Y'know, as in the part of the dial that used to cover the date wheel got broken? :p


    Aw crap — that didn't really work. Time to try a haiku instead:

    useless dial clutter
    makes watch look silly and cheap
    now get off my lawn

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    haha.
    This is what happens when you try to branch out from classics and run out of good ideas.
     
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    All kidding aside: yes!

    Of course, that applies to a lot of watches these days. On the plus side... at least Vacheron had the sense not to use minging Arial on the dial. On the minus side, they've been inflicting it on their rotors lately, which is typical of today's declining design standards.
    :p
     
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