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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    Aw crap, when did the thread title get changed to the brand name list thing again? I find that a bit cheesy. :|
     


  2. BLAUGRANA

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    Congratulations on the Seventies. I'm not a big GO fan, but both the Seventies and Sixties definitely have the "feel" down in my opinion. In fact it's interesting that they didn't do some sort of Mad Men collaboration, though the show using original watches was surely a much better idea and I think it'd be tough to top the Mad Men Reverso. Still I think GO has found a niche where they're doing a "tribute" watch if you will that is notably different than the other tribute watches being done elsewhere.

    Also, nice little collection you have. Very different than a lot of other collections I've seen out there.

    I've become such a big Lange fan and I've never even seen one in the flesh. I can definitely see how a Lange could be a "One Watch" and that's coming from someone who loves the 1815 (along with a few other Langes). Congratulations!

    Same here. Have for years.

    I think Rolex gets too much fanfare and that other watchmakers/watches don't get their due as a result, but I'd have to say go with the Rolex here and it's an easy choice. Not a big fan of that IWC either way (thought I agree with Dino's thoughts on some of their watches from the 90s), but that aside for how you're looking to wear the watch I would think the Rolex fits the bill more.

    As for the hard and fast rules of wear, I think you'll find that the percentage of folks who get that is quite small. Not so much in your circles as in mine I'm sure, but still I would think that would be the case to some extent. I would add though that while neither watch suits a tux in my opinion, if you were to add a nice alligator leather strap to the Rolex you could make it work well at the office. I personally prefer a dark navy blue which would work well with that watch and with your suits.

    While I hadn't noticed and don't think it's overly important, the thread title does beg the question.
     
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  3. pmeis

    pmeis Senior member

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    Thanks for the complement. In general whether its bass guitars or watches, I've always been drawn to things that are a little bit different, even if its simply an uncommon version of a common brand like Panerai. I'm mainly drawn to watches that are fairly austere while having at least one aspect that's a little off the beaten path.
     


  4. mimo

    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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    I agree. I deliberately mentioned top-selling luxury brands - a lot of them - in the FAQ. That, and of course the hundreds of mentions in posts, I would have thought should cover the search engine needs. Apart from looking a bit tacky, I think this title sends the opposite of the message that supposedly made the FAQ so important: that this is a thread to discuss any watches, and not a brand-whoring exclusive vanity parade. Bah.
     
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  5. TheWraith

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    ^ +1 mimo.
     


  6. mimo

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  7. robw

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    Good call

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  8. Keith T

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    Nice GT, robw.

    Anybody got a cool engraving to show off?

    Mine's still blank at this point.
     


  9. apropos

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    This is my TT1931 Rouge. JC Randell has sadly retired now - I never managed to get another Reverso engraved for my wife, which will probably be one of my bigger horological regrets going forward. :(

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  10. robw

    robw Senior member

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    Thanks but actually a Duo. Here is the other side. Crappy pic doesn't do the guilloche justice.

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  11. BLAUGRANA

    BLAUGRANA Senior member

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    Running late per usual, but still in on Reverso Thursday!

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  12. IGotId

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    Thanks! I debated getting this duoface vs. a TT1931... a pic of the 'other side' for 'Reverso Thursday':

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    God I need a Reverso in my life.
     
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    Thanks for all the JlC Reverso posts. Love them, very stylish and still classical. I was just looking at a few prior to visiting SF, so your timing is perfect.

    One question to those who wear them; is there anything that annoys you with them - style or function, or whatever?
     


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