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. zippyh

    zippyh Senior member

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    Angelicboris, that is one sweet Zenith. But what does Elite HW stand for?

    HW = hand wind.
     


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    Angelicboris, that is one sweet Zenith. But what does Elite HW stand for?

    Elite is the model. HW= Hand Wound
     


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    Angelicboris, that is one sweet Zenith. But what does Elite HW stand for?

    Zenith's non-chrono models use the Elite movement; the chronos use the El Primero.
     


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    HW = hand wind.

    Elite is the model. HW= Hand Wound

    I guess that was too difficult for a watch fan to figure out on his own.[​IMG]

    Zenith's non-chrono models use the Elite movement; the chronos use the El Primero.

    Ah, the movent and not the model. Thanks.
     


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    Ah, the movent and not the model. Thanks.
    Also the name of the model
     


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    HOW MUCH!!!??? Very nice. I am going to get this for my man.
     


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    HOW MUCH!!!??? Very nice. I am going to get this for my man.
    lucky man. that's $3,000-$5,000 right there, list price @ $6,000 iirc.
     


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    I was winding a guitar cable up and the pointy metal tip of one end decided it hated my watch, so it flung itself at my wrist and smashed directly into the crystal. I'm sure I can get the crystal replaced (I hope) but the dial itself is dinged and scratched as well.

    Don't feel too bad....a friend of mine just got a new patek and was "attempting" to get in on (new croc strap and all) and it spun off his wrist and the crystal shattered on his bathroom floor.

    He had it a whopping two hours before he had to send it off for a $1600 crystal repair.

    ouch.
     


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    He had it a whopping two hours before he had to send it off for a $1600 crystal repair.

    ouch.


    I don't care what it's made of or what brand it is: that is fucking ridiculous.
     


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    He had it a whopping two hours before he had to send it off for a $1600 crystal repair.

    ouch.

    You're farking kidding me. Why on earth would a crystal cost this much?

    I could understand if the dial needed to be replaced or something but even though it's a PP, that's absolutely ridiculous.
     


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    Kinda like a $2000 oil change for a lux car?
     


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    Kinda like a $2000 oil change for a lux car?

    How much does it cost to change oil on a Ferrari?

    Jon.
     


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    Factory replacements are always overpriced.
     


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    I don't care what it's made of or what brand it is: that is fucking ridiculous.

    Even more ridiculous - Lange charges $3,600 for a deployment buckle! [​IMG]
     


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    If I have to choose between plastic crystal and mineral glass, I'll go for plastic crystal. They are very tough and surface scratches can easily be buffed out.

    I took it to my watchmaker. He called around and found one place that MAY have a replacement crystal, but I'd have to send the watch to them to be certain. I said forget it, just put a plastic one on, I'll probably shatter another freaking crystal one. I'll live with the dial, it's barely noticeable. So, not good as new, but good enough to move on with my life. Maybe I'll console myself with a new timepiece.
     


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