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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.

  1. Purplelabel

    Purplelabel Distinguished Member

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    Thanks so much for the in depth reply. I wasn't aware about the movements being shared essentially, the more you know.

    Looking at those two side by side, I'm drawn to the Submariner straight away. You're right, Sub first then DJ. I like the DDs too, but the sate just takes away from that oh so good looking crown/12.
     

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    I just assumed everyone here was a (semi-)frequent reader of Hodinkee, WatchesbySJX, aBlogtoWatch and the likes, or followed their IG page and were aware of said watch/stunt.

    I will make sure to include a link next time I bring up a story!

    Well said!
     

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    No, he is a faintly ginger rescue cat with a fierce personality. (NQR!)
     

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    @Purplelabel , I also have both - a 5513 from my birth year (1981) and the DJ from my son’s birth year (2016), which I’ll pass onto him one day. I reach for the sub far more - even on a nato strap - probably because like you it was my first love but I’m glad I have both. Because a Sub is a Sub with only minor differences from one reference to another, you can play around more with the DJ. As you can see, I went for the blue dial with roulette date, on the Jubilee bracelet. If you go vintage, there are some great linen dials etc. Good luck with your decision!

    BCF53352-A065-431E-85DB-4DA5C01D049D.jpeg
     

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    That’s one beautiful watch! I wear a Seiko which looks to have used inspiration from that piece.

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    The video was amusing and they certainly hit upon certain issues that have bothered me for a long time such as meaningless brand ambassadors and too many limited editions. However, I still have no desire to own anything from Moser.
     

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    Video was hilarious!
    With regard to Moser, not sure i’d actually purchase one but I do like the perpetual calendar - it’s just refreshing!
    video was hilarious! (Suspect we share similar perspective on that matter)

    As for Moser, uncertain i’d Follow through with a purchase (with correct dimensions), but I still find the perpetual calendar extremely refreshing - cluster [email protected]#$ dials bother me a great deal.

    *do love a double post. (Thought first didn’t publish, was right :crackup:) #cementinganopinion.
     

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    cyc wid it Stylish Dinosaur

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    New Lange releases are so good :inlove:
     

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    The VC Fiftysix collection looks nice. Modern sized dress watch in an affordable price range for a holy trinity watch brand. If I had the money, I'd definitely get a Fiftysix complete calendar.
     
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    Irony of ironies: At present gold is more expensive than platinum. Today a gram of gold trades at about 43 USD, while a gram of platinum trades at about 32 USD.

    Taking into account that 18 carat gold contains 75% gold while platinum for jewellery contains 95% of platinum, gold is still a smidgen dearer.
     

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    Indeed.... trying to justify an 1815 chrono :inlove:
     

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    The triple split is a little over the top but the Gold 1815 Chrono with the white dial would be a dream watch for me.
     

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