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

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

  1. Andy57

    Andy57 Senior member

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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...
     


  2. DLJr

    DLJr TWAT Master.

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  3. BLAUGRANA

    BLAUGRANA Senior member

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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.
     


  4. Andy57

    Andy57 Senior member

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    Sigh. Clearly, the idiot lamp is lit.

    My apologies all round.
     


  5. Winot

    Winot Senior member

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


  6. ebayhtl

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    Thanks guys!

    Bought it because (1) big fan of IWC, (2) pricing (got it at a family & friends sale), and (3) I found the shape to be very distinctive - the square design is great, and I thought the size would also be great (on paper, it seems only a little larger than my 3777).

    A couple of months on, and as you guys mentioned, I'm personally still getting used to the busy-ness of the dial and the square design - it's just so different to the 3777. I don't have a huge issue with the size - it's just a little bigger than the 3777 on wrist and it still fits under my shirt cuffs (that were tailored for the 3777), but yeah, that dial - takes some getting used to.

    I like it overall, very distinctive and general feedback from third parties (non watch lovers generally) have been great too, but I'm not sure it'll be a permanent keeper like the 3777 is. Let's see! In the meantime, a few more photos.

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  7. Belligero

    Belligero Senior member

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    Thanks for the kind words, everyone. Definitely looking forward to the new arrival. '

    It can't be much more difficult than having a dog, right!? :p

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  8. bkotsko

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    HA, that made me laugh...
    congrats and best of luck.
     


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    Back to the finishing on the mystery movement...

    While a macro lens may tell otherwise, to the naked eye - I think the finishing looks excellent. You see several of the hard to accomplish interior angles on the anglage. The vast majority of makers, (including the trinity brands) don't include this handwork until their very complicated watches. Some 'high-end' brands don't include it at all.
     


  10. Kaplan

    Kaplan Senior member

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    So, if anyone of you have one of these collecting dust in a drawer, please let me know:

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    (26mm, Ref 179174)

    Or if you know where to pick one up at a good price (would probably have to be from somewhere in Europe)...

    Alternatively, how far back do you have to go to find a lady's Nautilus in steel (or maybe white gold - quartz is fine), smaller than 30mm? What references to search for?
     


  11. culverwood

    culverwood Senior member

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    The Nautilus 4700 is 26mm and 10 year old examples are available
     


  12. Kaplan

    Kaplan Senior member

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    Thank you, I actually just stumbled across one of those. Do you know if it only came with a black dial, or did they offer it with a blue as well?
     


  13. SteveH35

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    Been moving and haven't been on SF much. Can't believe I have 300+ posts to catch up on here!! This has been my darling for the last week. MB&F HM5. Very tough watch to photograph.

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  14. Grammaton Cleric

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    Thanks, tiger. Anyone else? Much like elsewhere we've got responses ranging from mediocre to excellent, which again leads me to believe that 'finishing' is still a nebulous concept for most people.

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  15. Grammaton Cleric

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    Sorry, mimo - not trying to be combative, but I genuinely don't know what the above means. The question as posed is simply if the movement in question is well finished (as people say Dufour or Kari or Datographs are).
     


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