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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. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    Quote:I'm prepared to live dangerously on the buckle.
     
  2. Newcomer

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    I cannot say that it is the most aesthetically consistent watch out there :). I kinda dig that domed sapphire though!
     
  3. in stitches

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    +1. i love it when we agree!
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    got this up for sale.

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  4. no frills

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    Dino944 you have a good point here (as usual). All of my PPs are on deployant clasps and I don't think twice at all about dropping dime on them, probably because I see their value versus the regular tang buckle (the platinum cases tend to be heavy and swing wildly off my wrist so I might drop them if I used the regular tang buckle and wasn't mindful when taking them off).

    The Cartier links you posted look great, and I do agree that it's precious metal + construction that will, at the end of the day, justify the price premium. In the same vein, Patek's deployant clasps often come under fire versus, say, ALS clasps which feel a lot more sturdy (Patek's clasps do feel flimsy). Patek's cufflinks are still not for me, but upon further reflection it may well be because I tend to lose cufflinks pretty easily - and maybe part of me is just concerned that if I'd be pissed as hell if I lost stuff that cost that much. [​IMG]

    Wrist shot for the day, pics taken about an hour ago. Not me, but a friend of mine who is in Geneva right now for a week (on Patek's dime too). In these pictures he's with an employee of Patek Philippe. Said employee is wearing a travel time Aquanaut (5164A), while my friend is wearing his 5270 perpetual calendar chrono in white gold.

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  5. Keith T

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    Hahaha - I also loved that line where he pulls up behind the cop car. And explains why it's funny.

    Yes! Look again. Then, look again.

    In an Ah-nold accent!
     
  7. Devoti

    Devoti Well-Known Member

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    Ok

    But I have you disagree about B&R, they use to be in a nice watch co with nice movements, however I don't keep up with the what's in or out at GQ (but it's one reason why I don't wear my PAM, it's a poser watch, overplayed) and BR's boxed instrument watch are ridiculously cheesy. Recommending anything is better than that stupid RL67 $3k watch except for that rapper gangster watch 5 pages ago. The vintage 123 is not bad and maybe useful for the OP to see. I'm out
     
  8. mimo

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    Aww...it's only the internet, D. Which PAM do you have? There are quite a few owners here, and I'm becoming weirdly fascinated by them....
     
  9. Coldcava

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    Can I take the temperature of the forum on the JLC Memovox?

    I know it gets brought up from time to time, but more recently when talking about the heritage of a specific design/complication, it seems to fit into that discussion with a history that goes back a fair amount more than the rest of the Master Control line (if I've done my reading correctly).

    Does this make it any more or less desirable..

    Is the alarm an annoyance or any less/more obtrusive than any other complication?

    Still think I'm leaning Reverso when the time comes.. But still open minded.
     
  10. no frills

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    Of course you are!

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    PAM332 "1950 regatta rattrapante" from one of mimo's favorite movies, "The Expendables."
     
  11. mimo

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    CC: My unreliable and ill-informed opinion is that it's cool. A mechanical alarm these days strikes me (no pun intended!) as a delightful anachronism. Like you said, the "Memovox" has been around for decades in a very similar style, and I think it's distinctive and has integrity. I saw one in the local dealer the other day. I dig it. Like a poor man's minute repeater!

    Frilly, you really don't know about my taste in movies..haha. And that's...er...not very me! Man, they're really doing a lot of good placement for their target audience, aren't they?! I'm still drawn to the base Luminor....although the other day I saw a platinum Radiomir and it's haunted me!
     
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    I really think that you cannot go wrong with either of them. The Reverso may have a longer history, and perhaps more illustrious, but the Memovox is one of the great watches of the 50s and 60s. I think that it is really dependent upon the type of watch you want, and whether a watch with an alarm appeals to you. Personally, I think an alarm complication is pretty darn cool and useful. However, the Reverso is a watch with an outstanding provenance.

    When it comes to the JLC Master series or the Reverso series, you really, really cannot go wrong.
     
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    Memovox are cool. I like them.

    The alarm is slightly irritating though. It's really more a novelty than anything nowadays but many would call mechanical watches in general a novelty.
    You can really only set the alarm to about +/- 5 min of accuracy.
    You have to remember to keep the alarm ringer wound up.
    You have to remember to put the alarm crown in the correct position.
    The sudden buzzing on your wrist can startle the hell out of you.

    Also, when the ringer is wound down and you're not using the alarm, moving your hand around will make a clicking noise near the time the alarm is set.
     
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  14. Cant kill da Rooster

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    Can I take the temperature of the forum on the JLC Memovox?
    I know it gets brought up from time to time, but more recently when talking about the heritage of a specific design/complication, it seems to fit into that discussion with a history that goes back a fair amount more than the rest of the Master Control line (if I've done my reading correctly).

    Does this make it any more or less desirable..

    Is the alarm an annoyance or any less/more obtrusive than any other complication?

    Still think I'm leaning Reverso when the time comes.. But still open minded.[/quo
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    I have looked at them from time to time when they come up but I know they would only partly satisfy my desire for the Memovox Deep Sea.
     
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    I have absolutely no idea about your taste in movies... but I thought that picture might entertain you anyway! [​IMG]
     
  16. rnguy001

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    The Memovox is awesome. I should've gotten this watch when I had the chance. Personally I find it more interesting than the (very elegant ) Reverso..
    Mimo, have you tried on the Rads? They sit very differently than the Luminors, and I kinda dig it.
     
  17. Hayward

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    Bah. Here is a real watch.

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    Took it outta the box and immediately swapped out the bracelet for my hornback, which looks a lot better on this than my Sub. The bracelet is quite nice, though.
     
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  18. Hayward

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    As for Bell & Ross: it seems to be a rather contrived brand, like Haagen-Daaz. Their first watches were interesting, especially the quartz models like the Demineur and the multifunction dress models. Others were basically pricier versions of Sinn models. Sinn, B&R and Damasko seem to have had production source ties at one point. Now they seem to have gone crazy.
     
  19. zippyh

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    Not a Memovox.
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  20. DerekS

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    ive loved every PAM ive owned...and thats a long list. 112, 113, 88,89, 231, 49, 217, 127, and the 196. overpriced, but fantastic watches. Im a huge panerai fanboi.
     
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