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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. HEPennypacker

    HEPennypacker Senior Member

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    Funny, I reached the same conclusion the other day and am on a similar timeline (there's another watch I want to acquire in the interim). I really like the simplicity of the 1815, though it appears the Richard Lange is more highly favored among the ALS set. Of course, a Lange 1 Moonphase is still in the medium-to-long-range forecast.
     


  2. PartagasIV

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    ^Love the Mark XVI/Mark series, looks great! An IWC I would like to own at some point.

    Would love input on looking for a sister's college graduation watch. Originally wanted to give a birth-year vintage sub for a slightly 'chunky,' masculine watch--in that same vein, thinking of a medium SS/RG Santos 100 on croc, 36mm SS/YG Ballon Bleu on bracelet. I.e., less traditional than a Tank Francaise, even a men's sized variant, but still classic looks. Other watches along those lines?

    Probably buying on TZ/secondary market, mint condition.
     
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    Any of you watch experts know which brands hand-engrave their balance cocks? To my mind only Lange, GO and Dornblueth do so. I'm curious if there are any other competitors to my new pet project. :D

    Just got back from a trip to Beijing to visit China's two greatest watch makers - BWAF and Sea-Gull. I succeeded in persuading Asia's finest watch maker (the creator of a self-conceived clean-sheet tourbillon design in 1996 whose carriage is constructed wholly from titanium, the same that created a double-axis tourbillon with a fired enamel moonphase and a unique complication to measure the age of the watch in cycles of 12 years like a car odometer) to produce hand-engraved balance cocks for my watch exclusively.

    And they do so the old-fashioned way with manual tools as opposed to the high-tech computers that Lange uses. The combination of not one but two gold gilt balance cocks residing in each manufacture movement, contrasting with the silver 3/4 plate and 4 gold chatons and heat blued screws is glorious. Very pleased with the result and will be incorporating these movements in a new high-end watch range in my Celadon series to complement the existing mid-range PREMIER model.
     


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    what do mean same old? I happen to like the full bar[​IMG]
     


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    Going a bit older today.
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    I'm in love with this brand! Best bang for your buck! The only model they have thats bland is the tetra line!
     


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    Just checking! I knew you where'nt bonkers! Funny I only knew of PP for just the last 7 years, 7yrs too late when i cant afford the damn things[​IMG]
     


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    One more - Lang und Heyne.

    All the best with your project.
     


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    Those are great choices. Also consider a new ceramic sub - it's very pleasingly glossy and lustrous and would look great on a woman's wrist. You could get a LNIB no date version on TZ or rolexforum for about 6500.
     


  10. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    the latest object of my watch desires. want so bad. rolex 16760 gmt master II.

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  11. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Cyber Eliitist

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    Great weekend watch, stitch :slayer:

    I've started saving for a Mark XVII as my next weekender. Unfortunately that "saving" coincides with a couple bespoke commissions for next Fall/Winter... :sigh:

    P.S. Fuck this thread for piquing my interest in watches. Ignorance was bliss...
     


  12. Kaplan

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    Hopefully this will give you time to reconsider :devil:
     


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    bourbonbasted Cyber Eliitist

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    Haha not a fan of the XVII? You have the XV, correct?
     


  14. dopey

    dopey Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    Would you really use the second time zone function much?
     


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    I can honestly say I have no need for a second time zone watch.

    That is a very cool rollie though. I think one of the few current models that I would not mind having. I still don't really see myself springing for a Rolex anytime soon though.
     


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