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

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

  1. eckblk

    eckblk Senior member

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    :) I snagged that Mark XV
     
  2. patrick_b

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    So true. And I'm really bummed that I sold my 356 even though I do think it's a tad small. I bought it in 2001 direct from a German dealer. It was less than half the price of the only US Sinn AD at the time. I sold it in 2010 for a great deal more than I paid but now 6 years later, I wish I kept it.

    These days I don't have a chronograph in the rotation and I keep lusting after the IWC 3713 Doppelchrono. I've been half-heartedly looking for one for years now. At 41-42mm, I think its the perfect size pilot's chrono. Maybe one of these days...
     
  3. firenze_rob

    firenze_rob Senior member

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    Well...i'm looking to simplify. And by simplify I mean paying for a Journe. Also, I think it's time to put away the sports watches of youth.
     
  4. firenze_rob

    firenze_rob Senior member

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    I had a 3713 Spitfire which was pretty cool. But the layout of the dual pushers was awkward on the wrist. Also, I find myself rarely timing one thing, let along two.
     
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  5. Keith T

    Keith T TWAT Master.

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    I think I get it. There's a certain appeal to consolidation at some point.

    Anything that doesn't get worn at least semi-regularly... why not find a new home, or make room for something you love?

    Less can really be more sometimes. Good luck.
     
  6. BLAUGRANA

    BLAUGRANA Senior member

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    Nice pickup. Enjoy it. Cool that it's almost a decade old but completely unworn.

    Youth? How old are you? [​IMG] I hear you though. Going after a piece like that, depending on your budget and means of couse, would mean that it probably should see significant wrist time. That's why in part why I've held off on some of the watches you're selling. Would rather just put the money towards a Lange. You really do have some nice pieces there though and you definitely have good taste.

    A lot of the watches I want probably wouldn't see more wrist time than what I currently own. On top of that they'd also take away wrist time from the watches that I already own and love. Love my Reverso, but my Geophysic has really given me pause to think I could live with just that watch it's so versatile.
     
  7. Tuck16

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    After staying content with my collection for a few years, I started the search again. I didn't have any specific parameters, just looking something that I would find as personally enjoyable as my current set of watches. I've found two items that really capture two parts of this hobby that I find so enjoyable, and figured I would share.

    First, video about the hand-made, personal nature of a Dornblueth watch:

    And second, the Hodinkee article about the extreme precision and research Rolex devotes to its watches: https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/inside-rolex

    Two very different approaches to watchmaking, but both very fun to learn more about.
     
  8. iLuveketchup

    iLuveketchup Senior member

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    Interested in the 3594. Are there any corrosion on the hands?
     
  9. firenze_rob

    firenze_rob Senior member

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    I fully encourage you to indulge in purchasing all of my stuff!

    I just find myself gravitating to the same stuff, sports chronos from the 60s and 70s. Looking to change it up.
     
  10. Jazzmenco

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  11. mimo

    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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    A lot of temptation there...both are just such great deals, and so distinctive.

    Today, new fast food place open...@no frills made me do it...

    [​IMG]
     
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    THE SHACK!!!
     
  13. Jazzmenco

    Jazzmenco Senior member

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    Great minds think alike [​IMG]
     
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    It's drizzling a little here in NYC. I'm concerned that my DSSD won't be able to handle it...

    [​IMG]
     
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    And with its "Ring Lock System" you're also safe to go for a spicy meal.
     

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