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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. BLAUGRANA

    BLAUGRANA Senior member

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    To clarify my post I above, I wouldn't call the look of the finishing "mediocre" though.

    Anyway, we have an Autavia Cup winner:

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    Wearing my new Longines Master Collection Chrono today.

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  3. BLAUGRANA

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    Wanted to get some thoughts on this vintage Explorer. 34mm that looks legit to my untrained eye. While I want a cleaner dial and a 36mm (I actually just wish Rolex would do a "heritage" line, though with slow releases for my bank account's sake), I thought this was a bargain:

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    Price was $2900. Curious as to opinions on value (or otherwise) here.
     
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    I like everything about this, except that jarring diagonal date window. I am particularly fond of the marcella-like backdrop: is there a horological term for this?
     
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    Agreed on the date window. In my opinion, it isn't needed. The term I read for the backdrop is "barleycorn".
     
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    Congrats @Belligero !

    As for that movement picture. It looks cleaner than my Hamilton movement but some of the edges have some rough spots which are not seen on the Big 3. I would guess it would be something like an ETA movement that has been refinished but like others have said, it would be interesting to learn more about it.
     
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    +1 Barleycorn
     
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    Wow, lots of great news! Congrats and wishing you all the best ! [​IMG]
     
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    .....Spoiler Alert (I think)




































    Urban Jürgensen Movement P4 ?
     
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    I was feeling a little Speedy Monday this morning. It hasn't gotten much wear lately...

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    And congratulations to @BLAUGRANA !
     
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    Thank you sir, but to clarify I DID NOT buy that Explorer. Was eyeing it up last night when it was listed and it sold overnight. I just would like opinions as to the value at that price. Seemed like a nice price.

    Nice Speedy btw. Coincidentally the other watch they had that I was looking at was a 90s Speedmaster that was 38mm.
     
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    @Belligero big congrats !
     
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    Beautiful, I love Venice and was fortunate enough to spend 3 weeks there for work in 2014.

    Also, congrats on the upcoming "MTO". Kids are pretty cool!



    Wait! There's a 38 mm Speedy?!
    @tifosi Why didn't I know this?
     
  14. Joenobody0

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    Speedmaster reduced. It's a much unloved reference - very cheap to buy if you like it.
     
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    Automatic, as opposed to the traditional, manual wind movement.

    If that's the one that Blaugrana is talking about, it certainly is, as Joenobody0 notes, quite unloved (at least amongst watch enthusiasts).
     
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    [​IMG] The congratulations were for the news of your growing family. My daughters are 21 and 22 years old. Seems like hardly the day before yesterday...
     
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    Yes Andy, I think you're referring to @Belligero Congratulations indeed though.

    What I like about it is the size. I wasn't considering it though. The more recent "Speedmaster reduced" has my eye.
     
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    Sigh. Clearly, the idiot lamp is lit.

    My apologies all round.
     
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    That's a 1016, right? Seems ridiculously cheap. In the UK they start at around GBP 5000.
     

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