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. jgold47

    jgold47 Senior member

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    I have nothing special but I realized today I have way too many watches. Or maybee not compared to some of you [​IMG]

    Here we go:


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    From Left to Right:


    Bullhead Cuff Watch - fun for the two summers I lived at the beach. Dont get too much use out of it now

    Roots - Aluminum band - really light weight, but the flutes on the top dig into my arms when they are crossd

    Swatch Irony - I have had this forever, and its completely made out of spun aluminum. The weight on it is amazing, and I love the lighter color. My favorite thing is to have people hold it as they are shockd at how light it is

    Fossil Blue - just a cheap everyday metal watch

    Adidas - I just bought this watch last week. I ahve been trying to find a rubber straped black/brushed larger dial watch and I found this for pretty cheap so it was perfect. Came with a leather band, but I had a rubber one put on, and I got the whole thing for under 100.

    Kenneth Cole - cant really see this too well, but I got it as a Year of Service gift from previous employer. never wore it untill this year, and I like it but the face is too small

    Swatch - this was my first attempt at a non-metal watch

    Tag Heuer F1 - This was my bar mitzvah watch, so its at least 15 years old. This was the watch that everyone got for the BM, so I liked that mine was blue when I got it, but then at some point, I got a black band for it. Its been sitting in a drawer for about 8 years, but I decided to brush it off. This is still one of my alltime favorite watches and I was disapointed to find out they stopped making the rubber strap version of the watch. I think the movement is bad in it, sometimes I look down and its not moving any mroe, I just had a new battery put in, so we will see.
     


  2. zippyh

    zippyh Senior member

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    You have to get over the unique shape of the Luminor case to reach the second stage of Paneristism and start buying more than one watch in each case style. If you think about it, would you wonder why people may buy multiple watches with a round 40mm case? Probably not.

    Once you get past the stage where the case shape defines the watch, you can appreciate the different dials (black, brown, white, carbon fiber, hobnail...), functions (PR, GMT...) and metals/finishes (PVD, titanium, steel). Not to mention destro cases as well.

    ^^^
    (Gotta find ways to justify the addiction [​IMG] )



    Perhaps I may be exhibiting some obsessive Panerai behavior.
    There are a couple Destros behind the white dial but nothing with a carbon fiber dial.
    You can see a brown dial Ti Base peeking out in the middle.
    I used to be more obsessive with changing straps but for some reason a lot of them
    ended up on plain black straps.
    The 40mm belongs to my wife.
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    Master Ultra Thin, 1815 auf/ab, Reverso Gran Taille.
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    PAM64 aka La Bomba, Ultra Thin, Sea Dweller.
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    Zeniths from before they got ugly.
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  3. speedster.8

    speedster.8 Senior member

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    WOW BTW I retract the need for a formal ... the ultrathin is quite nice. Feel free to dwell into more DETAILEd pr0n
     


  4. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Master Ultra Thin, 1815 auf/ab, Reverso Gran Taille.
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    I'm not a watch guy, but this is spectacular. Pretty much all my favorites in one pic.
     


  5. EdenResident

    EdenResident Senior member

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    JLC's coming out with a new 38mm version of the Master Ultra Thin, BTW.
     


  6. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    I would kill for that Lange Up / Down.

    What is the case size - 37mm?
     


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    zippyh Senior member

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    I would kill for that Lange Up / Down.

    What is the case size - 37mm?


    Yep, 36 or 37mm depending upon how you squint at the ruler.

    I'd be afraid of snapping a 38mm Ultra Thin in half.
     


  8. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    Yep, 36 or 37mm depending upon how you squint at the ruler.

    I'd be afraid of snapping a 38mm Ultra Thin in half.


    Thanks - it is beautiful.
     


  9. Artisan Fan

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    I'm not a watch guy, but this is spectacular. Pretty much all my favorites in one pic.

    +1, seriously fine collection Zippy.
     


  10. stickonatree

    stickonatree Senior member

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    great collection zippy! now it's time to upgrade that keyboard from the 90's! [​IMG]
     


  11. Big A

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    Master Ultra Thin, 1815 auf/ab, Reverso Gran Taille. [​IMG] Zeniths from before they got ugly. [​IMG]
    Can you post your address, the times you won't be at home, and your safe and alarm codes, if applicable? [​IMG] I'll leave the Paneri's - they are too big for my skinny wrists . . . .
     


  12. chronic

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    Perhaps I may be exhibiting some obsessive Panerai behavior.
    There are a couple Destros behind the white dial but nothing with a carbon fiber dial.
    You can see a brown dial Ti Base peeking out in the middle.
    I used to be more obsessive with changing straps but for some reason a lot of them
    ended up on plain black straps.
    The 40mm belongs to my wife.
    [​IMG]

    Master Ultra Thin, 1815 auf/ab, Reverso Gran Taille.
    [​IMG]

    PAM64 aka La Bomba, Ultra Thin, Sea Dweller.
    [​IMG]

    Zeniths from before they got ugly.
    [​IMG]


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    wow...that master ultra thin is...well, ultra thin.

    awesome collection, zippy. I just got my first PAM...a 40mm PAM 48. good for my skinny wrists.
     


  13. chronic

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    great collection zippy! now it's time to upgrade that keyboard from the 90's! [​IMG]

    those clickety-clack keyboards were awesome...had the perfect amount of resistance. a lot more than this super thin apple keyboard I'm using now [​IMG]
     


  14. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    [​IMG] 3 PAM divers! WOW!
     


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    Here's the full extent of my collection. Nothing too flashy but all good value for the money. Clockwise from the top we have Limes Pharo Automatic L.E., Oris TT1 diver, Chronomatic Explorer (eBay brand, the look is that of the Steve McQueen Rolex Explorer from the 70's) and finally the Sinn 203 Arktis on a kevlar strap.
     


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