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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. Dillardiv

    Dillardiv Senior Member

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    Sorry, I should clarify, those are all the choices I'm going between in my head! I think the question is where do I want to go next and nothing rises to the top and shouts at me to be the first purchase.
     


  2. Dino944

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    For those that aren't fans of the classic round dial paired with the Tortue/ barrel shaped case there is also this version. The Tortue single pusher chronograph may not be for everyone, but its movement is simply amazing. Cheers!
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  3. pmeis

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    If you remember from the last days of the old thread I had posted about Chrono24 deal that I had lost my patience with. One of the reasons I had lost patience with it was the simple fact that the watch I wanted was available in the US for a better price and I still didn't have a clear cut idea of when the original seller would get it together. Thankfully everybody agreed that it was for the best to cancel the transaction and the next day I was able to buy something I've been in love with for a long time, a Glashuette Original Seventies. The watch I was going to buy was on the rubber strap for $700 more than this one on the bracelet. I actually plan to wear it on the rubber quite a bit and conveniently, the rubber strap + deployant clasp happen to cost right around $700, so its basically like I got the bracelet thrown in for free. Not a huge fan of dates (or "day-counters" as sometimes referred to on TWAT), but if you're going to have a date, having one of the best implementations of a grand date is a great way to go.

    I really do love this watch and the way it wears, its a bit chunkier than something like a Royal Oak, but the sapphire caseback is curved to lay nicely across the wrist. A lot of manufacturers could learn a thing or two about bracelet micro adjustments from GO. As a steel sports watch in the Rolex, Royal Oak type of vein, I think its an interesting alternative, but the price of it new just seems out of wack to me. As much as I love the watch, there is no way I would ever have considered paying the $9.5k to 10.5k they ask for them new. Even the standard grey market price seems makes for a strange value proposition. I'm not afraid of paying close to retail for something if I really like it, but I couldn't wrap my head around the normal pricing for this.

    That said, I'm completely thrilled I scored one at the right price. It makes a nice everyday companion for my more casual Panerai and my more formal Nomos and appeals to me quite a bit more than the Blue 39mm Oyster Perpetual that it is essentially replacing. Happy to say that I don't have any other watches on my radar right now, will be interested to see how long this lasts.

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  4. Keith T

    Keith T TWAT Master.

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    Enjoy the "honeymoon", pmeis.

    When it comes to GO, I think I'd be more of a Sixties kind of guy (LOL) .... but I'm glad to hear that you got yourself a nice deal-- and more importantly, that it feels right on your wrist.

    You've definitely got three very different shapes and sizes there to mix things up.

    :slayer:
     


  5. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Just thought I'd pop in here as an admin and thank the TheWAT community for being so supportive of the move to a new thread and to @mimo in particular for the great job he did on the introductory post.

    Cheers,

    Fok.
     


  6. Keith T

    Keith T TWAT Master.

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    Officially blessed, then.

    +1 more on the shout-outs to mimo.
     


  7. no frills

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    +1.

    @mimo - great FAQ. Just read it all.

    A somewhat trivial question, perhaps - Why was this originally named "Part Three" and now it is "Part Two"?
     


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    Hahah dayum @Keith T - just read the meme on your profile pic. Why "In Memoriam" to our erstwhile Princess?!?
     


  9. Keith T

    Keith T TWAT Master.

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    LOL just seemed like interest has cooled lately in The Upton. Although I remain a fan :D

    I'm sure others may have their own preferences. But hey, I'm all for a little tangent now and then to discuss the finer points of swimsuit models. (Spoilers accordingly, please!)
     


  10. mimo

    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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    My mistake, was in a hurry and thought we already refreshed it once. Must have been thinking of another one.

    Also, I still have little interest in Ms Upton or her udders. I would rather look at the back of a Lange than the front of a Hublot
     


  11. Keith T

    Keith T TWAT Master.

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    Well, in that case.... (NSFW)
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    Back to some 44mm pammy love!.

    Ohh by the way, something special is coming on friday!
     
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    I think I've found my One Watch. I have no desire to wear any of my others anymore (not that I really have an extensive collection), and can't really think of finding another one in the future to supplant it.
     
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    You classy, classy guy. :slayer:

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