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. vincefb

    vincefb Well-Known Member

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    I am crayz about watches.. But if I have got chances to buy only one, it would be definetly Green Sub... One watch Nirvana... I hope soon You are going to get one to your collection...[​IMG]
     


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    For one thing, I was talking about the shape of the hands and numbers and the, imo, rather crude way the numbers are cut off.. Obviously I am mistaken besides being an ignoramus. I'm sure then, it was offensive to depechedior and perhaps even Cylon. My apologies to all and thank you for the clarification. D.

    I'll edit my other post.
     


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    The 15400 looks great in that photo.
     


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    The Datograph appears to trump the 5070 on every conceivable level, except perhaps that of history.
     


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    cyc wid it Senior member

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    Axelman 17 Senior member

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    +1, much prefer the Datograph
     
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    Any fans of Vianney Halter or De Bethune here ?
     


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    Hampton Senior member

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    Never heard of Vianney Halter before. But I like De Bethune, but aren't there watches pretty expensive 50k + ? Or is there cheap models aswell?
     
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    Personal taste.

    Generally, I'm not a huge fan of Pateks, but I'd rather have a 5070 than a Datograph. As for the Datograph, it has a great movement and the quality is there, but I've never liked the rest of the watch. A friend of mine had a rose gold Datograph, and he lost interest in it and sold it within a year of buying it. The only Langes that I really love are the Lange 1s. I'd definitely take a Lange 1 over any of Patek's Calatravas, Annual Calendar, or lesser complications.

    Once you get into perpetual calendars or chronographs, I'd opt for a Patek.
     


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    I think Vianney Halter are really creative, but too avante guard. They make a statment, but after a while I think I'd tire of them. For me watches with classic looks are more wearble and they will look great now or 20 years from now. Some of Vianney Halter's watch's are really different, but they may seem dated and weird in 20 years. But if you don't care about that, go for it.

    De Bethune, nice but I've never had much interest in them.
     


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    It may be that older watches are more vulnerable becaus of the metals used then. Perhaps newer alloys are less sensitive. It is certainly the case that I have only noticed it with this particular Omega movement. On the other hand, it has happened quite frequently with this one.
     


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    Axelman 17 Senior member

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    I havent handled either the 5070 or the Datograph but there is something almost perfunctory about the 5070, it just doesnt seem to have much soul. Dont get me wrong, I would be happy to have either but I see the point B is making.
     


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    Well my vote is very biased - but the 5070 p smokes the Dato in terms of sheer beauty and design though - Lange movements are nice to look at...

    But it's like comparing a Ferrari and a Lamborghini I guess

    Also a Dato loses value while 5070s appreciate - that's noone faults exc ours (the consumer) but it is wht it is

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    And of course I had a choice - and I picked the 5070
     
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    Handle both, pictures can only give you a limited impression. I've handled both, and I've always thought the Datograph which has a great movement is nice, but it is cold and soul-less. As for B's point...its simply opinion.
    You definitely made the right choice!
     


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    action shot from the weekend, taken in the pool hall where they shot, the color of money.

    [​IMG]
     
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