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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. Big A

    Big A Senior member

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    I saw one in person and the blue seemed slightly darker than it looks in that pic. That said, I still hate that model - never understood the appeal of a 50/50 bezel, especially on a 24 hour clock. I don't mind it if the bi-color ring is small, but when it's that big it seems excessive.
     
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  2. dddrees

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    this one was gone as soon as it arrived. click for bigger.

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    They seem to be pretty popular, at least I know I really like mine.


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  3. in stitches

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    if only that one i posted landed on my wrist. another time maybe.
     
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    Sweet LV Here's something a little less common around there parts [​IMG]
     
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    This prompted me to check their website, where I found this beauty Omega...

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  6. joshuasaussey

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    Classic watch. The green gives it a nice pop of colour. I like that alot.
     
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    love that IWC
     
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    That's a (badly done) dial refinish. Wrong fonts, uneven printing - look at the uneven minute markers.

    If its declared as refinished and priced accordingly, then I have no problem with it OK. The problem is that many sellers surreptitiously refinish or franken a watch without declaring it, and then charge primo prices.

    Vintage Omegs are a minefield if you don't know what you should be looking for!!
     
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  9. no frills

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    Interesting piece here, announced recently via TZ.

    Patek split seconds chronograph. One of a kind. In TITANIUM. With a distinctly sporty (sportier) look than I've ever seen in the more traditional 5004s (even the limited 5004A's in steel with baton markers didn't look like this).


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    This limited (to ONE) piece will probably fetch a price that's a multiple of current secondary market prices for the 5004, even if 5004s trade anywhere from the mid-$200s to the low-$300s.

    Pricing and stuff aside, what do you guys think of this piece?

    http://forums.timezone.com/index.php?t=tree&goto=6511572&rid=0#msg_6511572
     
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    subscribed to this thread. Stitchy knows what I want to buy. Just need MONIES
     
  11. Moloch38

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    Beautiful Omega! I can't wait to get home to this baby that's waiting on me. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Moloch38 - that would make me hurry home - nice!
     
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    I hate to say this, because in content and layout it's pretty much perfection. But it's absolutely fucking hideous. I dont much love contrast subdials anyway (and I include collectible Daytonas in that!). The red second hand seems just a tad cheap and obvious. The strap is an act of Casio-eque ugliness, however beautifully-crafted it might be, and titanium? Well, titanium's fine, and I'm all for novelty and variety. But was it so heavy and huge in the first place? And if you're going to make a "sporty" version, was motherfucking skateboarding the first sport that came to mind? How about thinking of something like, say, vintage car rallies or tall ships racing, or real tennis or cricket? Where is the CLASS?!

    Ugh. It's like a plastic shoe. No.

    Not that I feel strongly about it or anything...-----
     
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    It would be interesting to see that PP without the sub-dials. I like the black alternating stripes face, the white out rim and the inner rim with the 5-sec increments listed. Not sure about the watch overall. Has a lot going on.
     
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    There's a rift between the form and the function. Diver's strap on essentially the opposite of a diver's watch = coginitive dissonance.

    Also, not a fan of carbon look on anything, although that's one's tolerable if you think of it as just being a textured dial.
     
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    Moloch,

    Those are exactly what a dress watch should be, to my eye. Beautiful.

    I would love to know where a reputable place to pick up vintage Omega would be, I'm concerned with fakes.
     
  17. apropos

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    I'm sorry no frills, but that one is hideous.

    It's like the bastard lovechild of a Patek and a Hublot Big Bang.

    Patek can knock it out of the park when they want to, but some of their recent releases are distinctly underwhelming IMO from a design POV.
     
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    Very cool vintage GP! Thanks for sharing some photos with us.
    Correct, while it may be a little on the name whoring side, it was originally devised as another step in the battle against counterfeits.
    One of my favorite Subs! Doesn't get as much wrist time as it should, but I love it!
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    I love the shape of the Roadster, its different from most other sport watches. I really like their dressier version the Tortue.
    Good to know. As always photos depending on lighting, settings, and monitors can look a bit different in person. I do wish the center links and lugs were a brushed finish as on previous generations of GMTs, but I really like the new blue black version.
    Not a fan at all. They do many things well, this isn't one of them. This reminds me of techniques used by less expensive brands to try to make a "limited edition." Change the color of the large second hand, give it a sporty dial (although it doesn't work IMHO), and give it a sporty strap with contrasted stitching. The overall starting point was a very elegant grand complication, what they have here is a mess. I don't like 2 subdials differing in color from the 3rd. I find the textured dial and textured sporty dive strap very unappealing and disjointed for this watch. I would be curious to see and handle the titanium case in person. I like Ti and think its very cool for a sports watch...but I'm not sure I'd want it on a Patek. I think even if they offered it on a Nautilus, I'd probably still rather have the Nautilus in steel. Sure Patek will sell it no problem, as there are collectors who will buy anything Patek, especially if production it extremely limited or if its a 1 off.

    I am not a fan of the chronograph version of the Nautilus, but it looks far more classy and elegant for a sport watch than this one does. I made a day trip to NYC the other day, and a guy and his wife both in their 60s both wearing Pateks. She was wearing a 24 and he had on the Nautilus Chronograph. Although, I find that too clunky (which is out of character for the Nautilus theme) overall it didn't look bad on the guy. Still I'd take a 5711 or 5712 over the chrono any day.
    +1 Spot on Mimo (I agreed with everything other than the Daytona contrasting sub dials...I think they work well on that watch). I guess this Patek is another watch you and I won't have to fight over in a steel cage match!
    +1

    As for carbon fiber - I've always felt "carbon fiber" is a fancy way of saying overpriced ugly plastic.
     
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  19. no frills

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    Haha there is no need for apologies, apropos. All of the reactions so far, including yours, Dino's, mimo's and Belligero's, are pretty consistent with my own first reaction upon seeing the piece.

    I slept on it, and I still don't like it.

    Interesting observation though: in another watch discussion forum of which I'm part, where very large AP ROOs, Hublots etc have a rather large following, they just looooooove this piece.
     
  20. apropos

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    “Bad taste creates many more millionaires than good taste.”

    (Charles Bukowski)
     
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