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. Cylon

    Cylon Senior member

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    I'm gonna revisit Axelman's question re: top 5 watches after some further consideration, and cheat a little bit by putting some alternatives in each slot according to brand. I know this isnt particularly realistic, but I'd rather throw out an uncompromising list. Maybe i'll swallow my pride and post a list of 5 Seiko 5's later [​IMG]

    1. PP 5110P worldtimer
    2. an ALS "simple watch" i.e. 1815 platinum OR Richard Lange in platinum OR Anniversary Langematik
    3. JLC Reverso 1931 US Edition OR still waiting for the right reverso to come along
    4. Rolex sport watch, i.e 1680 Submariner OR 1680 red sub OR 1675 Pepsi GMT OR 1016 Explorer
    5. JLC geophysic in stainless steel (I wouldn't mind a reissue of this watch)

    ...anyone wanna give me ~$90k?
     
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  2. johanm

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    Not a huge Reverso fan but these special editions are lovely:

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    Newcomer Senior member

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    Nice call on the Geophysic. Is it wrong that I am thinking about waiting until SIHH 2013 just to see if there is a reissue this year. For some reason or another, I have a gut feeling that this could be the year of the Geophysic. Such a sexy watch. Alas, a reissue would not have the Caliber P478. However, I would LOVE to see a Geophysic reissue that was: (a) manual wind [please no Geomatic reissue], (b) unfinished like the original, (c) with a new movement similar to Cal. P478, (d) with an acrylic crystal, or domed sapphire, (e) lume plots on the domed sapphire.
     


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    good luck :D

    The GMT is probably my favorite Rolex. I love the Pepsi bezel so much. I can really see myself buying a 1675 or 16750 real soon. Even tho I already own a GMT-C. I love it that much.
     
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    I couldn't help it, here's a bit of inspiration.

    Wearing this one today.
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  6. culverwood

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    My wife has the same watch without the diamonds as her everyday watch and loves it. Quartz movement obviously but then most women's fashion watches are, I popped into David Morris on Bond Street to look at some watches for her and though costing the earth they were all quartz.
     


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    Very nice.
     


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    love these
     


  9. Cylon

    Cylon Senior member

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    My wedding was in November 2010. I waited till SIHH 2011 to pick a watch from my wife. Hence the MUT Moon, which was announced in 2011. So to answer your Q:

    NO. [​IMG]
     
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  10. Cylon

    Cylon Senior member

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    There is one more enamel reverso from 2012. I actually tried this one on. It sits very big and the strap is quite wide. The buckle is quite substantial too

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    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    thanks, lol. this one is black bezel, and the hour markers are a really creamy white. so yummy. WANT IT NOW !
    as always, love it.
     


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    Thank you sir.
     


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    Once again thank you, good luck, and I hope you get yours soon.
     


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    I'm aware of the big Jaeger Reverso engraver (http://www.jcengraver.com/), but wondering if any SF'er has experience working with him. I like the 'diamond' monogram shape the best (First Last Middle) and would want to get my 1931 done up in that fashion. (His examples attached).

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    Doesn't JLC USA actually recommend him to customers? That would be all the endorsement I need to proceed.

    Just tossing this out there - would a more Art Deco style mot be more appropriate?
     
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