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. in stitches

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    i think some panerais classify as elegant. :)


    im kinda in sales. more administrative/back office stuff for a jewelry place that does a lot of buying from the public, but i am involved heavily in our watch sales. :)
     
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    i wear all of my watches to work. B&M capeland, JLC squadra and panny 112. never wear the panny with a suit, but i do wear it with a SC/trou/tie all the time. like today! i think it looks great! the other i wear with almost anything. also, i think with the right suit, id wear the panny, i just dont have any suits that fit that bill. but maybe thats only me.

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    i rarely polish my watches, but i did get a polish cloth from a jeweler that i use occasionally that buffs out small scratches and gives a nice shine.
     
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    Now I'm curious as to which ones!
     
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    look at gdls in the very beginning of the thread. the 210 iirc. i think it looks quit elegant, both in the pic and in person.
     
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    Ah so you don't like the small seconds dial. That's fair. I initially considered the 210, then the 232 for the gold hands (gdl's 210 is modified), but the size of the 190 and the JLC movement won me over.
     
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    Damn right!!! Fantastic doesnt even begin to describe that watch. The JLC movt in that is just the ducks nuts.


    ive owned the 232, and wore the 210s rose gold version (231) and im sure the 190 beats all of those hands down.

    For polishing, just a soft cloth. when the scuffs get really bad, use a cape cod cloth. works wonders on polished steel.
     
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    nice! love the 62. quite a substantial watch for the size. the white gold adds some weight to it....well balanced and elegant. They used zenith movements in quite a few of their watches...not sure why this one didnt take off as well as others...
     
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    oh, i like small seconds quite a bit, and i love yours. i just thought for those demanding even more elegance, the simpler 2 handers might appease their tastes. but i find yours to be quite elegant, myself. may i have it, lol?
     
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    Thanks!


    Oh my bad, I didn't read up and confused you with apropos. This one is a keeper :nodding:.
     
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    I found myself wearing this Hamilton quite a bit over the holidays...great piece for the $$$. One of the cheaper/unmodified Valjoux 7750 options.

    This shot is on a so-called "Bond" Zulu strap.

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    Quite Awesome. just me but I wouldn't be afraid to wear that with a suit.. That watch is super elegant.

    also be careful if you polish your watches, some cloths (such as cape cod) will make any brushed areas polished. Not sure if it pertains to yours.

    Congrats again!



     
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    The 190 is a beautiful design with a great movement. For me its size and shiny case would be the reasons I could not wear it to work. At 44-45mm its just too big to not be noticed, by the boss or our clients. Its definitely something I could wear on weekends. For work I generally stay around 40mm. I regularly wear my AP RO Jumbo 39mm, 38mm Cartier Pasha Chronograph, Cartier Tank XL, Vacheron dress watches, Rolex Submariner, Explorer 2 (old 40mm size), and occasionally a Rolex Daytona.

    Once watches get to be 42mm or larger they don't easily stay under shirt cuffs and they draw more attention due to size. While our clients want us to do well, if a watch or car seems too flashy and expensive...they start to resent it, wonder if we charge too much, and if they are footing the bills for too many of our toys. Its just easier to fly under the radar with more average sized watches (particularly ones with brushed surfaces).

    I know some of the guys around here think a PAM can be worn with a suit, I tend to think only some of the smaller sized models and even then its a stretch. When I see a guy wearing a 44+ mm watch with a suit, particularly a PAM, IWC BP, or Hublot Big Bang, I tend to think the guy doesn't have a real dress watch and is having to make due with a sports watch. Sure some guys like to see how far they can push the style envelope, but I've rarely seen someone wearing a very large sports watch with a suit and thought they really had something that worked well together.

    As for polishing a watch, I just leave mine alone. I've had a few friends that tried polishing their watches and they made a mess out of the finish. Just let it get a natural patina. If it ever needs refinishing let a factory authorized service center do it when its in for service. Even then, I'd probably opt not to get the watch polished except maybe once or twice over many years, because you often lose fine beveled edges and factory lines start to soften after a few polishings. Again great watch...enjoy it!
     
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    Here is my contribution.


    Bought this Seiko SKX007 a while back. In my opinion it is the best sub-200 watch. I would go as far as best sub-300, but i don't want to offend anyone. It is cheap, automatic, has a workhorse of a movement, and looks damn good.

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    The lume on these watches is phenomenal.
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    Here we have my Vostok Amphibia
    It isnt the greatest watch in the world, but it has a pretty reliable automatic movement, amazingly good looks, and cost under 100. I consider it worthy of keeping my time.
    Steve Zissou wore one in 'The Life Aquatic' and i love that movie. Russia used to supply them to divers in the 60's, so thats pretty cool. It has a domed acrylic crystal, bi-directional (mostly aesthetic) bezel, "scuba-dude" face, and dozens if not hundreds of face/bezel/colour options.
    I love mine and am confident that anyone who owns one would agree that they are well worth their small cost.

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    In a lot of ways my Vostok reminds me of owning an Alfa Romeo. Its beautiful, isn't particularly expensive, does its job, but has small annoyances. The air conditioner will refuse to work, the tape deck is useless, blind spots everywhere, some days wont start, but i still find all the reasons in the world to love it. Even the stupid crap, you will brainwash yourself into thinking that your Alfa or Vostok knows more than you and will do what it needs to. Even though the Vostok's acrylic domed crystal is more often scratched than a plumbers bum, even though the bezel is useless, even though the crown has close to no grip to it, and the lume is about as bright as my retarded cousin, i love it.

    The SKX, its reliable. Its pretty. My close friend and co-worker bought one from me because he was so impressed. Its a BMW. Its bulletproof and will continue to look cool even when there is something newer and shinier out. Im not ashamed to wear my SKX in the presence of my friends who rock Rolex or Omega. Im okay with the fact that i cannot afford a 5k watch yet. I like my BMW.


    Hope you ladies have a lovely day.


    Ross UHL
     
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