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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. ant702

    ant702 Senior member

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    Oh boy! You guys are getting into Breguet territory! Whos rich? Raise your hands[​IMG]
     


  2. Belligero

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    Thanks! How about these?

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    Leather NATOs are a bit of an acquired taste. They don't suit every watch, but I like them on pilot's watches; in fact, I prefer them for looks and comfort to the nylon variety for airplane-ey models.

    I don' t like any type of leather strap on a diver's watch, though. Same deal with a gold case or chronograph function on a diver's model — cognitive dissonance.
     


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    I tried the 40mm PML recently and was very impressed. The dial has much more personality and detail than I had thought based on Michael Sandler's sterile photography on TZ. Actually I thought in person it had more character than the Lange 1, which I would not have predicted from pics (though I didn't see the Lange 1 with blue hands, which I understand is pretty rare). My one reservation is that it's a little awkward trying to tell time from it.
     
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    Spot-on advice all-around here. These are non-trendy designs that should age well... even the Breitbling! It's great that they did it in 40 mm.
     


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    Goddam that's nice.
     


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    That Zardoz trailer is fantastic!
     


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    Perfect, thanks much.
     


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    Awww... too kind.

    I like 'em even more on matte-dial ones, though:

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    Because I still think the bracelet is the best look on glossy:

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    I find the 007 editions just plain silly. The AT isn't a bad choice. I'd probably favor a Rolex Explorer...but similar idea. Perhaps consider something pre-owned. I like some of the IWCs from the late 90s early 2000s.
    I'd rather see you with a great vintage Sub, or trading your current JLC for a MUT Moon.

    You know my thoughts on the GO Pano line [​IMG]. I've handled several Lange 1s and Panos, and no matter how many times I look at them, the GO Pano just doesn't compare to a Lange 1. To me the Lange 1 is one of the most beautiful designs and it defines Lange as a brand. The Pano has a likeness that just seems like a sad tribute. To me the Lange 1 is like a stunningly beautiful woman and the Pano is her fat, cross eyed sister with a mustache. I'd rather concentrate on other fine watches (new or vintage), and wait until I'm ready/able to get a Lange 1 rather than settle for the Lange's homely sister. Sorry, but you knew I'd have to be brutally honest with my impression of the Pano.
     
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    Agreed:

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    But I like to keep 'em ghetto:

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    +1. I also considered the PML, but knew that I'd always wish it were a Lange 1. So I'll just hold out for the Lange 1 (waiting his half the fun anyway!).
     


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    My latest acquisition, an IWC :devil::

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    Together with my other favorite black-dial watch:
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    Yes, it fits under the cuffs:
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    This version was inspired by the original Portofino 5251 and the 5250 pocket watch from the 1970s (not my pic):

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    Together with the rest of my Christmas haul:

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    Yep, that one is mine. Styleforum discounts will of course be given!
     


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    That fantasy vision of GO being a poor man's Lange is so twisted it's not even funny. Yet, some WIS like to perpetuate this concept. GO is GO with its own DNA (which lineage traces back to the same as Lange as we all know) and has evolved into its own aesthetic , while keeping the teutonic roots of Glashutte watchmaking design. It has a sportier design, slightly more industrial and less dressy than AL&S. It's just a different watch. I don't hear people saying : don't buy a BMW because it's really not a Bentley. Different engine, different price point. Like the watches on their own merits - or not. No need to constantly come back to the GO vs AL&S as if that was some sort a binary choice. I hear sometimes people saying stuff like that for Omega vs Rolex and it also makes my eyes roll.

    Believe it or not, I know some people who like both GO and AL&S, who like both Omega and Rolex. Crazy, I know !

    / rant
     
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