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. ant702

    ant702 Senior member

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    That watch doesnt look good on you anymore! You should sell it to me, ASAP[​IMG]
     


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    Absolutely. Exotic complications like perpetual calendars, minute repeaters and tourbillons don't interest me much, but I'd go big or go home if I was looking at one too. That, or stick with JLC but go for a simpler movement in platinum.

    Speaking of complications, I think that the tourbillon should have stayed in pocket watches, and is way overdone... especially by companies that outsource them in hopes that it will add horological credibility to their range (*cough* Panerai). It's a truly senseless feature in a wristwatch. I think the industry is doing itself a disservice by implying that above a certain price level, a tourbillon complication is a must-have.

    Back to semi-reality, the price point of something like a perpetual calendar from JLC is about where I'd start looking at a simpler watch from Patek instead. It's a feature that I think is more hassle than it's worth, adds a lot of clutter to the dial, and requires a hell of a lot of extra parts... which I don't think is a good thing, owing to my Neanderthal sensibilities. If I'm going to have a bunch of subdials and/or apertures, I'd rather have a top-quality chrono.

    Minute repeaters are straight-up mo-fuggin' baller, though.

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    Particularly from a company like Patek.
     
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  3. Dino944

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    The 5070 is a real stunner!

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    Although, I generally prefer Piaget's offerings to that of Corum, I prefer Corum's version of the coin watch. I like the tails side more for watch dial and the lugs are a little chunkier which I think look better.

    Great watch thanks for sharing some photos.
     


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    Figured I should try and add something that I actually own to this thread. I like this watch a lot but I have noticed tiny rough, almost fraying on the inside of the bezel, near where it meets the glass. You can see it most easily in the picture directly to the right of the "3". I dont think this is from hard wearing, is this a finishing issue?

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    That Patek is beautiful.

    What you said really rings true for me too. I currently am working through an ALS bug, but the watches that appeal to me from them are the simpler ones: 1815 or the Richard Lange. Don't get me wrong, the Lange 1 is beautiful, but i'd get the "vanilla" version here as well. Let's see how long this bug lasts. If I do in fact spring for an ALS, I'm thinking a 5 year anniversary present: the 1815 in the year 2015 seems fitting right?

    I like a bit of poetry.
     
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    One day I would luv to own a Patek repeater.


    For now I'll just have to be content (and I am by the way) with what I have already.
     


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    dddrees: what DO you have already?

    seems like a killer collection [​IMG]
     


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    Sorry, it's a keeper.
     


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    I have a few, and I've actually posted some here.


    Thank you.
     


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    Google the issue... I am pretty sure that there was something about this on the German Forum of Watchuseek. Manufacturer's problem. I think it may be rust?
     


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    this. Belligero - that is a real beauty.
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    axelman - i like your dornbluth. classy piece.
     


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    Handsome watch. Fraying or pitting would be very bothersome to me. I'd defintitely google it and then contact the company/service center.
     


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    love it. deets on band?
     


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    What's your budget?
     


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