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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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    Special Snowflake is nice.
     

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    But the titaniums are more fun with straps

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    We were talking about the blue gold giant robot winder a few days back. I just remembered the perfect watch for it :D

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    Except that it's handwound :(
     

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    Are you speaking in third person?
     

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    Don't thread-shit. Take your stalking to CE.
     

  6. Benjamin Chee HH

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    Thank you sir! Well the 3 movements we use, the Celadon-Grade B24, B18 and B15, are all made for us to our specifications by Beijing Watch Factory, with the B24 being globally exclusive to Maison Celadon. In the unlikely event we no longer exist, you can send the movements back to Beijing for them to service. We've also, over the years, cultivated a network of skilled watchmakers around the world who are willing and able to service our movements. I am confident that while well-finished, the CG18 and CG15 are simple enough for most competent watchmakers to service.

    On the flipside, the issue of servicing comes with the acquisition of a piece from any independent watchmaker - the rarer and more exotic, the more this is a concern. I don't see this as any reason to stop one from owning a Dufour, Voutilainen or Laurent Ferrier, and neither should it be a reason to not have the pleasure of a Celadon. I will say unequivocally that I personally stand by every watch that I create that carries the Celadon Seal, and will do everything in my power to ensure that your watch continues to bring absolute joy to you for as long as possible.
     

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    Benjamin Chee HH Senior Member Affiliate Vendor

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    Really enjoying wearing this right now, have a great Wednesday guys!

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    They don't make it like they used to though. Nowadays most GSs have upsized and the smallest ones at 39mm are too thick.
     

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    I've decided that in order to have a truly tough watch with a mechanical movement, I need something that is housing the Lemania 5100. Any suggestions?
     

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    Contemplation. That baby blue would look nice on tan suedes.

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    Concordia Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    A note on Celadon-- I am wearing one now, and it is my main watch while at school. Dresses up or down well (within limits), and is clearly designed by someone who knows what a real watch looks like, even if it is not a literal copy of Patek or VC.

    Workmanship appears to be very fine in the flesh as well. It probably runs a bit fast (hard to know without minute markers or second hand), but when you're winding it daily it is a simple adjustment to make.
     

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    My suggestion would be to avoid the 5100. I love the central-minutes feature for the chronograph display, but there's not much to recommend the movement beyond that.

    Its main design goal was to be as economical as possible to produce, in a futile attempt to hold out against the quartz apocalypse that was happening at the time, and this shows in the abundance of cheap metal stampings, crappy wire springs and non-serviceable plastic components. The watchmakers I know hate working on it because it was intended to be tossed and replaced instead of serviced, and it's a bitch to source replacement parts.

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    You'll have a lot more options with the equally-robust and better-quality 7750.
     

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