The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Brei

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gdl203, May 20, 2007.

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  1. in stitches

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    im with you on this. for this watch i would say to go without a subdial, its simplicity is its beauty. also, manual feels right for this watch. and slimmer, correct? as well, after meeting you, your build and wrist size would be far better suited for a 38-40mm, particularly for a dress watch.

    and lastly, need has nothing to do with it. if you like, and can afford, do it. do it for me, buddy. :)
     


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    please to supply link?
    :) You are more of a cranky old man than I am! Maybe we can learn something from the kids.

    I might be with you on 43mm, but I am willing to have look. Besides, my eyes are starting to go.
     


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    Excuse me while I exit in the direction of the Poor Man's watch thread.
     


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    :laugh: i meant in comparison to the likes of PP, ALS, AP, VC.....
     


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    I wish I could, but I'm probably healthier for not knowing much about the people who take that stuff so seriously.
     


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    They do make a 2 hand time only manual wind. It used to be 38mm, not sure if its still in production or if it has been bumped up to 40mm.
     


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    Dino:
    The first Piaget picture I posted is the current production two hand manual in 38mm.
     


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    dino bringing tha watch man heat. i agree with ya!
     


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    The WatchSnob on Askmen.com loves Piaget. Man, they are beautiful in person:
    Mr. Watch Snob,

    I want these four things in my watch: quality, history, classic design, and thinness. Is the Jaegar LeCoultre Master Grande Ultra Thin the perfect watch for me?


    It just may be, yes. Jaeger LeCoultre makes wonderful watches, but if you’re looking for something in the ultra-thin lines, you’d be remiss in not at least perusing Audemars Piguet’s Jules Audemars Extra Flat and the Piaget Altiplano. In fact, Piaget’s ultra-thin movements may in fact be best suited for you. Their 43mm Altiplano is really a modern classic, and they’ve sold out the world over. Take a look, you just may be surprised by how much you like them.

    Read more: http://www.askmen.com/fashion/mens-watches_600/612_thin-watches-watch-snob.html#ixzz2BkPOOniJ
     


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    Completely agree, there is something strange about the way it looks on the first watch, almost fake or at least old. The second is better.
     


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    Taken yesterday. Cold and windy here in DC, but my 312 made things a little better..

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    Today watching Skyfall with a little extra marketing hype attached to the wrist :D


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    Have a great weekend, all
     


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    ^^ lovely ^^

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    i just got a bill from fedex for $215 for customs on my panerai. :fu: :cloud: :fu:
     


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    Curious as to the breakdown of the fees.

    I seem to recall the time I got charged for customs on a watch, the seller declared that the movement was some very large percentage of the total cost. Movements are taxed at some very small flat rate. Like a couple bucks.
    I think the total charge was around $80 for a lady's steel Reverso.
    This was via USPS so no brokerage fee either.
     


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    When it comes to funky designs for two time zones - my gold standard is still the FPJ Resonance. I just love the idea of the watch, love the design of it - whole package. One of my two grails.
     


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