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. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The white one might work really well. It is beautifully proportioned.

    Watch size is a weird thing. I had thought my sweet spot was 37-38mm, as I have a large wrist but don't much care for hubcap-style watches. However, I recently saw a vintage (quartz-powered) IWC chronograph that was the perfect fit at 36-- and much to my surprise found that the Breitling Transocean is nowhere near too large at 42mm.
     
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  2. aleksandr

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    Just showing. the Rose Gold 2000 at 34mm is perfect for me. I would have thought this steel cased, white-dialed one, at 36mm, would be right up your alley.
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    This is nice. The style reminds me of vintage Seamasters.
     
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    Very nice. Such simplicity is rarely seen these days.
     
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    Can totally recommend Hughes. He's done about 10 straps and several leather goods large and small for me to date. I think he is the best leather artisan in Singapore and world-class.
     
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    Looks great. Enjoy!
     
  6. in stitches

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    for simplicity, i have always wanted one of these.

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    PLUS ONE. love that.
     
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    I have never seen that one before, but I agree that it is quite nice. Details? Links? Is it an ultra-thin?
     
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    Gents, would like to hear your thoughts on the your favorite of the following 5 watches:

    - Blancpain Fifty Fathoms

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    - Panerai 233

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    - IWC Portuguese (5001-09, black dial)

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    - IWC Big Pilot (5009, not 5002/5004)

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    - AP Royal Oak (15400, black)

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    Putting aside considerations of price or versatility, which is the most beautiful? (Am leaning a couple ways, but interested in hearing views of SF)
     
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  11. Cant kill da Rooster

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    It changes weekly. This week...

    +1 on the 7day Portugese.

    Also:

    - JLC Deep Sea
    - Vintage Flieger
    - Patek Aquanaut
    - IWC Mark XV or 3717
     
  12. dopey

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    - Blancpain Fifty Fathoms
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    Not bad, but a bit loud

    - IWC Big Pilot (5009, not 5002/5004)
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    would be great except for the idiotic power reserve dial on the front

    - AP Royal Oak (15400, black)
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    I like this, but I would prefer the dark blue dial on this.
     
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    tough call. the 50 fathoms is not m fave, the other 4 are all awesome. depends on my mood.
     
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    I have no desire to be rude but I dislike all of them.

    1. I'm not much a fan of the BP FF, but if I did go that route, I'd be sure to get one with the wonderful little "no radiations" logo
    2. I dislike panerai
    3. The portuguese is the nicest one here
    4. I'd rather get a Stowa Flieger
    5. I've never liked the Royal Oak.

    The only caveat here is that I have a smaller wrist (approx 7'), and so I think that's why I shy away from your choices here.

    Regardless, happy choosing and let us know what you decide! [​IMG]

    I think you should take Cant Kill Da Rooster's advice re: JLC divers. You may like what you see!!
     
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