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

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

  1. Dino944

    Dino944 Senior member

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    Reminds me of GP's shade of rose gold, looking almost orange. Also even those its a Seamaster, I wouldn't wear it in a pool if one wants to be sure to maintain that color. There have been numerous instances of rose gold watches and bracelets being worn in pools and showers, and the chemicals in the water cause a reaction that makes it lose its rose color and look yellow. It's even happened on a Rolex Day-Date in Everrose (which isn't supposed to be affected by chemicals in water). According to the owner, Rolex stepped up to the plate and gave him his money back to use toward another watch of his choosing.
     


  2. SteveH35

    SteveH35 Senior member

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    Retail is $34,200. I've never seen another for sale on secondary market. At under 20k I think it's super cool
     


  3. SteveH35

    SteveH35 Senior member

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    As I understand, the whole point of Omega's "Sedna" gold is to combat exactly what you're saying. It has a higher palladium content and should maintain its color much longer than normal RG.

    And funny you should mention GP, as I happen to have a rose GP on my wrist this minute (and am in my robe [​IMG]). Just ordered a custom strap for this one with hopes of having it be my near daily-wearer

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    dan'l Senior member

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    ^ is that a minute repeater? Very cool and by far my favorite complication (if money were no object).
     


  5. SteveH35

    SteveH35 Senior member

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    The trick to gold watches is you have to have a certain level of insouciance and sense of irony
     


  6. SteveH35

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    Yes it is. It sounds absolutely amazing too! Better than almost any other I have heard. It's such a cool watch because unless you're close enough to read the dial or see the slide on the left side, you'd never know it's anything other than just a plain gold watch. The dial happens to be fired enamel with applied Breguet numerals too
     


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    BLAUGRANA Senior member

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    Great looking watch! Someone beat me to the punch a week or so back, but I echoed the sentiment on this watch. In fact like you note, I was also saying how it's pretty much vintage already. While I like "fauxtina" on a lot of watches, this look somewhat vintage without it and I would think the lume would color over time. One other thing about this watch is that I've seen it on various straps and it looks great on a variety of different colored straps. Oh, and like @Belligero said, the size is fine. In fact I think it's a great size and everything fits while also being well proportioned.

    I've never seen that one with the white in the subdials like that. Is that one yours? That looks great.
     


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    cyc wid it Senior member

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    Applied Breguet numerals :inlove: :inlove: :inlove:
     


  9. Dino944

    Dino944 Senior member

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    I guess only time will tell whether Omega's "Sedna" gold holds its color better.

    That GP is a beauty! I liked some of their 1966 collection, and their equation of time with asymmetric dial was very handsome.
     


  10. mimo

    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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    Has Mrs Frills given some kind of ultimatum? And what did you get for your birthday?

    Quote: I'm not sure he's lacking in either of those qualities. Or in gold watches, for that matter.[​IMG]
     


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    robw Senior member

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    Awesome GP, Steve,
    Thanks! One of the "problems" of too many watches is you can never wear them all enough. This one does not get as much wrist time as it probably should.
     


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    firenze_rob Senior member

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    @SteveH35 Love the 1966 case shape. Sad that they closed the GP boutique on Madison avenue some time ago. It has been replaced by a JLC boutique.

    @BLAUGRANA That's not mine. I have the all white (it's actually more of a pearl) dial.
     


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    JezeC Senior member

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    What are your thoughts on the Zenith El Primero chrono? The in-house movement (although it’s an older design) and the history behind the watch are pretty intriguing. What’s a good target price for a mint version under 2 years old that is also covered by AD warranty?
     


  14. Dino944

    Dino944 Senior member

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    Really good movement. There are many versions of Zenith El Primero Chronographs, so without more info about the actual watch you are considering, I don't think anyone could tell you a price range.
     


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    JezeC Senior member

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    I was thinking about the 36,000 vph in the tri-color dial or the sun dial.
     


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