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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. Andy57

    Andy57 Senior member

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    Like, say, this...?

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  2. eton97

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    Andy57. Exactly!

    LIMatt. Agreed and well said. Open 9 day.....

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  3. atia2

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    What's all this open 9 day nonsense then?
     
  4. flvinny521

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    Just a guess that the font used results in a small opening between the "top" and "stem" of the number. Am I close?
     
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    Wife's Planet Ocean - gonna try and sell it to make room for an incoming piece she ordered yesterday. Her collection is going to be better than mine at this rate lol.
     
  6. mimo

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    Some heavyweight stuff going on in this thread today. Phew.
     
  7. LIMatt

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    Yes. Rolex changed the font sometime in the '80s, so the "open" 6 and 9 are signs of a vintage model.
     
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    Here's the Mark XV (new) that I snagged a few weeks back. I did not listen to @eton97 when he told me I'd always reach for my Explorer. That being said I'm happy to pass it along to anyone one here for what paid for it. The story I got was a IWC collector picked it up in 2007 and never wore it. It's been worn once (by me). Includes all the goods, original everything.

    mods, please delete if this is not allowed.


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  9. Kaplan

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    ^ If I didn't already have one of these, I'd jump at the opportunity to get one in this condition. Out of curiosity, how much is it and what about it makes you want to pass it on?

    edit: Thanks for the PM.
     
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  10. P. Bateman

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    Acquired this beautiful bezel this weekend. Now seeking a 14060 to put it to use within. Funny when the bezel wags the watch

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  11. onehotchili

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    picked this up last week and been breaking it in this weekend skiing in Tahoe and watching my daughter race in the rain. i know some folks don't care for this particular Patek, but i really enjoy how understated and comfortable it is. for my active lifestyle, it is just about perfect. i did sell a couple of Rolexes to make it happen.... but i am pretty content for awhile being a 1 watch guy with this one as my daily. although i can definitely see far down the road of wanting to add another Patek :)


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  12. rnguy001

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    ^ Congrats, great to hear how much you love it and why. That's what this forum is about after all - POR- ah.. I mean APPRECIATION
     
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    Lovely. I am very very tempted to get the travel time version. I'd need to sell more than a few Rolexes for that however.
     
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    One of my favorites! Congrats on an amazing pick up.
     
  15. robw

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    Congratulation. Wear it in good health.
     
  16. tifosi

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    Congratulations! I would daily the crap outta that as well. I'd gladly give up a couple crowns for that.

    Enjoy!
     
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    Congrats and enjoy!!!
     
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    Double post
     
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    Quote: Originally Posted by robw View Post Congratulation. Wear it in good health. One of my favorite models right behind its bigger brother 5164 then the white face 5711. I'm picking up a either the 5167 or 5164 here in a few weeks maybe a month from a seller on RLX forum with bracelet and strap combo. It will be my first Patek as well and hopefully my only other will be the 5711. I prefer other makers in gold for some reason. Mainly bang per buck I guess. How comfortable is that strap? That's my biggest concern and why opting for the whole kit. Very nice watch. Wear it in good health!
     
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    I feel quite outclassed having to follow a Patek, but here's the watch my wife chose after @mimo made so many great suggestions. This will be my daily wearer for the foreseeable future, and with my wife travelling out of the country, it's the perfect time for my first GMT.

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