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

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

  1. firenze_rob

    firenze_rob Senior member

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    You can take a look at breitlingsource.com to find out more about the movement, etc.
     


  2. Dino944

    Dino944 Senior member

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    The 39mm RO Dual time feels and fits differently than the 15202. The both the RO dual time's bracelet and case are both significantly thicker than that of a 15202, so it wears and feels different on your wrist. Also depending on when the Dual Time you tried was made the clasp may be different and cause it to fit differently than the 15300 (which also has a bracelet and case that are much thicker than that of the 15202). In addition, some say that the pre-2012 15202s feel differently not just because of their clasp, but because the pre-2012 15202's bracelets are slightly thinner than that of the 2012 and later models (who's thickness create a slightly stiffer bracelet feel). Because of the many variations, you almost have to try on the various models to make sure that a particular vintage and model are the right fit. Good luck on your journey!
     


  3. OmarDubaibanker

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    Or just get the 15400!
     


  4. Dino944

    Dino944 Senior member

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    IIRC, he found the 15400 too large.
     


  5. no frills

    no frills Senior member

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    Adam writes fun stuff like this ("18 Things You Didn't Know About AP's Royal Oaks"):

    https://www.thrillist.com/gear/aude...u-didn-t-know-about-audemars-piguet-royal-oak


    5146 in white gold with an anthracite grey dial. Really nice in the metal.
     


  6. Andy57

    Andy57 Senior member

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    It's funny, but I simply don't see the markers on mine. I have the blue dial, so the contrast markers are bright green. I don't see 'em. I have to look for them. Maybe that's a good thing for me, I don't know.

    I'd wear any Rolex with a tux, although I certainly have much more appropriate watches. But in my line of work...[​IMG]
     


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    Andy57 Senior member

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    It looks surprisingly good on that strap [​IMG]
     


  8. Keith T

    Keith T TWAT Master.

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    @tigerpac: if your brother-in-law likes "big and loud", you could do far worse than a modern piece from Breitling. Maybe at least steer him towards something reasonable and in-house.

    The other obvious recommendation would be Panerai.

    Good luck with all that...
     


  9. DLJr

    DLJr TWAT Master.

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    That's actually one of the two I tried on and it just screams Seattle Seahawks at me from my wrist, but it's all really just personal preference. I also tried on the grape and just thought it clashed horribly. Shrug. As long as you like the watch, I'm happy for you. If I ever pick up a GO PML I don't expect Dino to suddenyl find it attractive, but I'm sure he'll be happy for me; same thing here.

    And I'm sure there are a lot of people out there who would also wear any Rolex, or worse, with a tux. Whatever floats your boat really. I just always thought the James Bond rationale was silly.
     


  10. Dino944

    Dino944 Senior member

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    Of course I'd be happy for you bro! [​IMG] Not every watch on this forum is for me, but if it puts a smile on one of our posters face's then I'm happy for that person.

    I'm a huge fan of James Bond and a big fan of Rolex. However, the James Bond rational is completely played out and ridiculous. None of the people quoting the Bond rational lead his lifestyle. If they tried they would probably already have been killed doing a stunt, or have several horrific forms of VD from bedding 3-4 different women a week for the last 50+ years. There are certainly better choices and worse choices for a watch to wear with a tux. If its the best watch a person owns, then IMHO that is a better reason to wear it with a tux than the Bond rational. Cheers!
     


  11. Keith T

    Keith T TWAT Master.

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    But what a way to go...
     


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    Seattle Seahawks? Huh, that never even occurred to me. But you're exactly on point: I like the watch, and have from the first moment I saw it during last year's Baselworld coverage.

    I actually prefer to wear either my Nomos Tetra or a pocket watch with a tux. My wife always requests that I wear my Christopher Ward Jumping Hour Mk2, interestingly enough.

    James who?
     


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    Andy57 Senior member

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    What's your point? [​IMG]
     


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    Thanks so much...


    Yup, way too big on my wrist!
     


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    My speedy pro needs a service. This is virgin ground for me so seeking advice. The closely Omega AD is 4 hours away so I dropped it off at the local Rolex AD to assess the repairs required and price quote. Given the circumstances, which route would you recommend to pursue? Pricing may come into the equation but I assume they will be about equal.
     


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