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. GuidoWongolini

    GuidoWongolini Senior member

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    Wow, just out of curiosity, how easily available is that IWC Portofino in that particular color combo?
    - Not that easy, when they first came out in this combo & the reverse (I ummed too long & missed out as he production was only for a 1.5 years). For some reason they were not a success, hence they only produce now in all black or white face.
    - I have been trolling TZ for the last few years & again missed out each time, though this time around when I was in NY I was lucky enough to stumble across one BNIB!
    - next on my target is the reverse for the time being & my next mile stone I will get the 5001 aka Port Auto (white face with blued hands


    I'm developing an attraction to this one - any experiences?

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    - Me too!
     
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    No experience, but I love it! Is this new? Very retro looking.
    It's a reissue of the early 60's watches designed by Max Bill, an artist. This one has a ETA/VJ 7750 inside. There's also a non-chrono version. Edit: oops. didn't see speedster's response.
     
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    LabelKing Senior member

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    That Junghans is very nice-looking.
     
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    What do you all think of this Bregeut (Ref 5907, Manual Movement, 34mm)?.
    I'm considering pulling the trigger on this one, except I would get it in rose gold with a brown strap. I really like the reserve indicator on the back. Anyone own this model or can comment on its movement?:
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    SoCal2NYC Fashion Hayzus

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    I really like Breguet. I own a Type XX; but, do plan to purchase a classic model.
     
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    Whats the consensus on JLCs Reverso Classique watch? Never considered JLC as a serious watch as its reversible feature seemed a bit gimmicky to me. But my AD said that its a great watch for the money and tends to be under appreciated by the market. He also told me that JLC makes all their movements in-house.

    I am buying a used Reverso Classique in 2 weeks (the seller is on vacation). Always wanted one... They are very nice watches in my eyes and the size is just "right" for my wrist. JLC makes their own movements I think and they even started out as a manufacturer of movements for Patek etc. a century ago.
     
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    Whats the consensus on JLCs Reverso Classique watch? Never considered JLC as a serious watch as its reversible feature seemed a bit gimmicky to me. But my AD said that its a great watch for the money and tends to be under appreciated by the market. He also told me that JLC makes all their movements in-house.

    Beautiful watch, one of my two favs, along with the Lange 1.
     
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    Good spot...I do indeed have small wrists. 6.5" in fact. My wife likes to tease me about this.

    The Sinn 556's case is 38.5 mm in diameter. This is about as big as I'd like to go. I think 39 max. I don't feel comfortable with the mega huge watch phenomenon that is going on right now. The Sinn feels just right.


    About the same size as mine! However, just the other day I tried on a 39mm IWC Pilot Mark 16. Looked all right!
     
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    I've been looking for this watch for years....still haven't found it. Does anyone here own a rattrapante? It'd be a nice complication to have. [​IMG] There's also another Girard rattrapante that I've been looking at for the last 2 years, Ref. 90140.0.11.1111 I'd appreciate any info or owner's opinion on this watch. It's a couple of watches down. http://www.ikada.de/ratt-pic-1.htm
     
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    what watch would look great on a black/navy solid bond/ nato strap? i remember seeing a pic of a 1960's rolex sub in the dream watch thread that looked amazing. is there anything else that can look equally good? i was thinking sinn but the u series are huge.
     
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    what watch would look great on a black/navy solid bond/ nato strap? i remember seeing a pic of a 1960's rolex sub in the dream watch thread that looked amazing. is there anything else that can look equally good? i was thinking sinn but the u series are huge.

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    Rolex SS GMT Master II
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    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Guapo...that is a nice pair of SS Rolex's. I appreciate how you coordinate them with your wardrobe.
     
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    So here's a question: I've gotten the impression that Stowa is a lower-priced watchmaker held in high regard. True or false?

    Also, if this is the case, what other brands are categorized like this?
     
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    You can't go by the opinions on TZ. For me, here are a few great lower-priced makers that I hold in high esteem: 1. Breitling 2. Universal Geneve 3. Ernest Borel 4. Tutima 5. Omega 6. Movado 7. Epos 8. Baume Mercier 9. Tissot 10.Concord 11. Zenith 12. Rolex 13.Hamilton 14.Oris 15.Longines 16.....the list goes on forever.....
    So here's a question: I've gotten the impression that Stowa is a lower-priced watchmaker held in high regard. True or false? Also, if this is the case, what other brands are categorized like this?
     
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    Thanks for the list, Coho.
     
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