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. jhcam8

    jhcam8 Senior member

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    Very nice -if you can wear it, do it - no girly watches.
     
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    Only one zipper this time.
     
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    While I appreciate what goes into a Tourbillon or Minute Repeater, I have never really had a desire to own one. So while I do want certain higher end brands in my collection, maybe I've never felt I've settled because my grail watches are more realistic. Sure if I chose slightly lesser items maybe I would be able to own more watches or own more complicated pieces, but they might not mean as much to me. Everyone is different, and what makes sense to us as a good purchase, or what seems like settling may mean differnet things to each of us. I just don't buy things that I feel would be settling. We all have to make choices that are right for each of us and those choices might be different.

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    I've also heard Breguet hands referred to as "Pomme/Apple" hands. I've never heard that the hands had to be blued, but to be honest, most watches I've seen with Breguet/apple hands that were blued.
     
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    Axelman 17 Senior member

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    What are your five most desired watches?
     
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    1-5
    Omega speedmaster 2998
     
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    as in, desired with possibility of ownership in my actual life circumstances, or if i won the lottery what 5 watches would i buy?
     
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    The former is more interesting because it forces you to compromise. In addition, the choices can be more useful and applicable to most people.
     
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    well, then, i have to think about that. my general watch daydreaming does not go in that direction. this requires some thought.
     
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    +1, that was the spirit of the question
     
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    Wearing the Sea Dweller today

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    Looks sharp on the NATO.
     
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    I can only think of three: PP 5110P, FPJ Resonance, JLC Reverso Platinum Sun Moon (the old version, not the XGT stuff)
     
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    In no particular order...

    Piaget Altiplano manual wind with subdial for seconds
    Patek rectangular Gondolo for something off the beaten path
    JLC Reverso (not sure which model I would really want, but it has to be the GT size. I find the XGT cased watches too thick and not as versatile for me).
    AP RO Chronograph
    Lange Cabaret or Lange 1.
     
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    +1 on the Resonance, although with prices up over 50% the past three years this is floating beyond my reach. Not to mention the inevitable Journe servicings required.

    I'll also add the new Lange Datograph, which corrected the design flaws which kept me from the now discontinued original.

    gdl - I passed on the JLC platinum sun moon a few months back, so let me know if you'd like the contact.
     
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    I am going to go with 5 that are sort of attainable for me. For reference, all I have right now is a Dornblueth 99.1 (blue face) and a Sinn U1:

    JLC Reverso - dont like the 1931, and like Dino, would need to be a smaller case
    Vintage Rolex, something that doesnt have the cyclops date and doesnt have a ton of numbers around the bezel, the SD posted on this page is right up my alley
    IWC 3705 - the ceramic fleiger, very hard to find
    JLC MUT
     
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