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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. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Apropos: I have a pie pan Connie that is marked Automatic Chronometer, but not "Officially Certified" (it passes MO, but not MOY). Everything else about it makes it seem real, including the numerals and markers, the Omega and symbol applications and the patination. Do you think it must be a redial or could it be an original dial?
     
  2. apropos

    apropos Senior member

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    That is kosher, a known (less common!) variation.

    You have correctly pointed out they pass MO as well. :)
     
  3. Newcomer

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    Oh yes, I caught that! I was just trying to say that if I do have a date on my dress watch, I vastly prefer it to be a pointer date. But I definitely understand not having a date at all, it makes the dial look much, much cleaner. My posts have been fairly terrible lately, my laptop decided to die on me, so I have been relegated to posting on my darn iPad.

    And for me, I almost exclusively wear my dress watches to work. And I like to have the date handy just to keep track of certain legal related dates. I would say that I check the date on my watches at least a dozen times per day. In contrast, I have no problem with not having a date on my sportier pieces.


    I completely agree with this. Something about the stark Tank dial is just gorgeous. The large roman numerals are more than sufficient to make the dial interesting. That is interesting regarding the curved case. I guess, to be honest, I really prefer a 'flatter' case with square or rectangular watches, a la the Reverso or the Tank, or your VC for that matter. But then again, I am kind of still warming up to the whole rectangular case thing.

    I think you are spot on regarding the incorporation of one movement into the various ranges. What I don't get is why they have not modified that movement... at all. Heck, I think the watch would have looked better if they just covered the date function. I am not too familiar with the technicalities, but I doubt it would be very difficult to convert the subsidiary seconds to centrally mounted seconds.

    Now, with all of this said... the new in-house caliber is very reasonably priced, which I really appreciate. $6,000 for a SS watch with a manufacture movement from Cartier, one of the most prestigious companies in the world? Not too shabby. I cannot help but feel that they could charge more, considering their placement in the market. Sure, the watch is not the best, but they are going in the right direction.
     
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  4. Cant kill da Rooster

    Cant kill da Rooster Senior member

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    KS41 - scuse my rattie shirt.

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  5. mimo

    mimo Senior member

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    ^^ I like this (although it does look kind of big for your shirt cuff). Simple, blue hands, small seconds...all things that make me feel warm inside.

    Re. Connie talk: I love it when you knowledgeable dudes talk about shit I don't understand. Makes me feel I'm getting educated instead of just fantasising about expensive stuff I'm not going to buy. :)
     
  6. Big A

    Big A Senior member

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    Just to change it up a little . . . .

    This is a (probably fake) Hublot I discovered while searching an apartment. I was searching the apartment to try and find recoverable assets for a friend / client, who was scammed out of $$$$ by the now-jailed former tenant.

    While I believe this is a replica, there is a real Hublot Big Bang line called the "Tutti-fruiti" that looks pretty similar. I work with casino owners, slot machine dealers, new-money hoteliers, Russian something-archs, middle-eastern rich kids, professional athletes, and other individuals you would expect to have questionable taste. I see them in their natural environments in Vegas, Biloxi, the caribbean, and South America. I have seen some tacky rich people wearing tacky shit, and I have met their very tacky girlfriends wearing even tackier shit.

    And yet, I don't know a single person other than this particular scam artist who would wear this watch. So tell me, outside of a select group of Miami scam artists, who would wear this horological abortion?**

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    ** I have it on because I wore it to the scam artist's bond hearing just to be a dick.
     
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  7. Keith T

    Keith T Senior member

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    ^^^Post of the day nominee^^^

    Big A, you have indeed changed it up a little.
     
  8. Keith T

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    And I have further thoughts on the tankiness of the new Tank, but not enough time to share just now.

    Briefly, I would applaud Cartier for their multiple strap options play, and I also agree with Newcomer that they have at least attempted to price it halfway realistically (for the steel version).

    Rooster: Nice Stowa .
     
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  9. Devoti

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    Really good info apropos, thanks. Yes the watch is a family heirloom and had been with my father for 45yrs and is pretty much looks the same as it does now as it did in the wedding photo's when my parents wed 44yrs ago. Serviced by Omega in the 90's and then by a friend last year. Whatever this watch is, it's my favorite on the wrist (we all have one) compared to all my other watches (have & sold) and the best part it's the most accurate of my watches, much better than my IWC Mark XII and my other Omega's so go figure.

    Cheers



     
  10. Devoti

    Devoti Well-Known Member

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    That watch would go really well with my Justin Bieber jumpsuit , it helps counterbalance the monkey I have on the other shoulder but the watch jewels just don't quite match the ones on my iphone cover.
     
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    Nice watch!
     
  12. no frills

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    Bawhawhaw, this is one of the best posts I've read recently hehehe. Thanks for sharing!

    P.S. I wouldn't wear something like that, for the record.
     
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    Casual Friday and Omega Planet Ocean 2201.50

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    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    big A - i dont know exactly who wears that watch, but there is an ass for every seat. if you catch my drift.
     
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  15. mimo

    mimo Senior member

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    You mean you would wear it. I know you would. So would Frilly, but only at private parties. :)
     
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    no frills Senior member

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    That would have to be at very private, very inebriated, Imeldific parties.
     
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    Here's a cute idea for a piece for the wife. The discontinued 5800/1A, "midsized" at around 38mm (including the ears) X 34mm (case/diagonal). Pictured right beside the 5711/1A "jumbo" Nautilus currently in production (pic c/o the internet/PuristSPro).

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    Her wrist is about as large as mine (6") and I think it would look fabulous on her. She wears a midsized Aquanaut (the 5066/1A) right now and she loves it. Pic of her wearing the 5066/1A below while pushing our daughter around on a stroller.

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    Not for a few more years, though! But just planning early... Got to save up!
     
  18. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    i would, but only if i was wearing a suit with contrast stitching on the buttonholes.
     
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  19. BoredMan

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    Oversized watches... Thinking Bell&Ross.
     
  20. Kid Nickels

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    haha that is awesome!
     
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