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. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    I was amazed by how strong the watch culture is in Singapore and how it affects everyone.

    In the group I was working with, there was a Vacheron perpetual calendar, a PP Aquanaut and a couple of Rolexes. And none of these people were particularly wealthy.

    Shopping seems to be the national religion.
     


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    Huhwha? First gen Marathon SAR? Blast from the past, how is it holding up for you?
     


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    I will be wearing this watch for many days in 2013.

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    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    I think the simpler PAM designs beat those hands down.
     


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    Nice Exp II. Enjoy.
     


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    Got my first Panerai today! I was surprised at how elegant this watch is in person. Perfect for smart/business casual wear. Some quick shots:

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    Panerai design + JLC movement = winning combination

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    love the 190.. congrats man!
     


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    Nice panny, but "elegant" is not the descriptor which springs to mind for me!!

    Anyhow, congrats! :D
     


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    beautiful. enjoy it!
     


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    No, it is a MWR group buy some 5-6 years ago. It was made, I believe, by Horoswiss (at that time).
    It is a great beater, holds up very well. Not sure what caliber is the mmovement, but it is an ETA. I might take it apart some day... still water tight
    I had it on a shark skin strap but it rot and I switched to the original bracelet.
     
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    Welcome to the Dark Side :devil:



    Enjoy your trip... I just finished up this same itinerary over the holidays. The pace at which new watch boutiques pop up in s'pore is amazing. FWIW and if you didn't already know, the JLC boutique at Raffles has fairly limited inventory, so it may be worthwhile to call up Sincere or The Hour Glass in advance to give them time to bring something in if needed.
     


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    Thanks, everyone!


    lol fair enough. Is there any Panerai that you like?
     


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    Your in sales! How cool, but dont tell me, you guys only sell borlex?
     
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    Congrats! Really handsome design! Great watch with a fantastic movement. Sadly I wouldn't be able to wear it for work as my boss would find it too large/flashy for the office. Still a very cool watch. I'm sure you will enjoy it!
     


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    Thanks! What watches do you normally wear to work? I wouldn't wear this watch with a suit, but I remain surprised at how versatile it is. I'm wearing it with a collared shirt and it doesn't look particularly flashy. Before receiving the watch, I also was skeptical about whether even the Radiomirs could be worn outside of a casual setting.

    On a separate note, what do you guys use to polish your watches?
     
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