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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. poorsod

    poorsod Senior member

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    Personally I am content with my late 70's 1680. At this point I can't justify the rose limited edition gold Langematik. Unfortunately I have a shoe habit.
     


  2. apropos

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    Dream watches, in no particular order:

    - Lange 1 101.027x - LE with blued hands

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    - PP "Advanced Research" Perpetual Calendar Ref. 5550P

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    - JLC Reverso Platinum Number 2 Ref. 270.6.48

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    - Rolex ref 6538 "Big Crown" Submariner

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    ...have one spot left for future infatuations.
     


  3. CHRK33

    CHRK33 Senior member

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    So I have decided I want to be on the hunt for a Daytona produced during the year I was born 1979 - anyone have any suggestions for where the best places to track one down would be? There is no rush and am happy to just monitor the various watch boards but thought the knowledgeable folks here might have even better leads. Feel free to PM as I don't want to waste others' time on the board.

    Also if anyone has thoughts on what would be fair for me to expect to pay I would appreciate the info. Thanks much and have a Happy New Year.
     


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    Kinda love the watch, but you can ditch the "runs" better choice would be NB's,US/UK made preferably, sorry[​IMG]
     


  5. ant702

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    Guys who have the "WATCH BUG," are insatiable, I know it well! Anyway, well said!
     


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    Rambo Senior member

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    YOU?!?!?!?!
     
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  8. Cylon

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    my choices in no particular order:

    1. PP World time (5110 in platinum or the 5130 Mecca edition just to be fancy)
    2. JLC Reverso (1931 US edition 2nd version aka brown strap or possibly the vanilla white dial with Arabic numerals or TBD)
    3. 1680 Rolex Red Submariner
    4. 1675 Rolex GMT Pepsi bezel
    5. Long shot: JLC Master World Geographic (if it ever gets redesigned)
     
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  9. rnguy001

    rnguy001 Senior member

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    awesomeness

     


  10. HEPennypacker

    HEPennypacker Senior member

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    I like this one, but not the silicon parts. For a PP perpetual, I prefer the 5140P.
     


  11. patrick_b

    patrick_b Senior member

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    I've been thinking about this for a couple of days and will need some time to complete. However, the following come to mind immediately so I'll start there (images courtesy of google img search).

    IWC 3713 Der Doppel:

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    Rolex Mil Sub

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    Grande Lange 1 Platinum:

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    Paul Newman Daytona:

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    And I'll leave the last slot open...for now.
     


  12. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    Great choices.
     


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    D M B Well-Known Member

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    My ideal five watch collection:

    1. AP Royal Oak 15400 - my first acquisition; will be my daily wearer for the foreseeable future:

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    2. Nomos Tangomat - coveted this watch at a time when I couldn't justify throwing down even $2500. Love how it's so eccentric, unpretentious, and elegant under a shirt cuff. My next purchase

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    3. IWC Big Pilot 5009 - was seriously considering this against the AP. Love how "FU" this looks on the wrist, the sweep of the second hand, and the quirky numerals:

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    (Would be happy with 1-3; 4 and 5 are if I become rich)

    4. ALS Richard Lange, Platinum - perfect size and dial for a dress watch for me; love Lange's aspiration to quartz-like accuracy with this one (more useful and impressive to me than most complications)

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    5. Richard Mille 035 - Love that it was engineered for maximum lightness and ability to withstand shock - as with the RL, a more useful feature to me than calendars, chrono, moonphase, etc. Also think this is one of the most tasteful RM models without compromising the RM DNA.

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  15. rnguy001

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    in no order, a little something different from other lists..


    DSSD.
    JLC Extreme Lab 2 (a huge stretch for me..)
    IWC 3786
    PAM 346
    GO Senator Sixties Panorama Date (silver dial)
     


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