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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. Keith T

    Keith T Senior member

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    I see Ahnold is gettin' his floral on.

    [insert topical movie quote here]
     
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    whats the mm measurement on that AP ROO T3?
     
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    Where would you guys suggest I start if I am looking for a very specific year vintage rolex (1980). Condition is not as important. Any good websites specializing in vintage rolex?
     
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    chrono24, timezone, rolex forums, google, ebay. good luck!
     
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    47mm!

    But, it's for AHNOLD!

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    Here's AH-NOLD doing a "modified Frills pose" (bawhawhawhaw) with a printed shirt that Keith T would surely appreciate. And a Rolex on his wrist. Boom!

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    And that BELT BUCKLE - surely SF-approved!
     
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    Where would you guys suggest I start if I am looking for a very specific year vintage rolex (1980). Condition is not as important. Any good websites specializing in vintage rolex?

    Timzone.com or rolexforums.com.

    If you do not want to deal with a forum, try hqmilton.com. Jacek knows his stuff.

    Beware that many vintage Rolex watches have been severely molested. They may come with parts that are not correct for the time period, some of which, like date dials, will be a dead give away to anybody who knows anything about Rolex.

    Finally, always buy a seller, not a watch.
     
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  10. Keith T

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    OMG that Governator pic is so full of win!

    In my mind he's wearing a pair of white leather tennis shoes underneath.

    Like some 90's-era Nike cross-trainers.



    Good advice from papa kot on the vintage Rolex sourcing....those sellers have good reps in the community, esp. Jacek.
    Happy hunting.
     
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    To be honest, I actually don't know how to change of strap myself... :embar: so I haven't.

    Even though it is a dark brown, in normal light it does appear lighter, and contrasts well with the white stitchings.

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    Rolex SS Submariner Black in action

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    ^^ More simpler-is-better action from Rolex. This (with no date), no-date oyster, or the perfectly sized 39mm Explorer 1? And there's the Daytona of course. Has to be at least one of them, sooner or later...

    Thanks for the Piaget pic, Keith! I think I like the back better than the front, though. Not a lover of skeletons, really. Even cool platinum ones with awesome micro-rotor backside action.

    As for you and your nonsense, Frilly, imagine how many "special" Graham Chronofighters you could buy for that. ;)
     
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    Love this watch. Do not like the Piaget branding on the dial. Yep its a dealbreaker for me [​IMG]
     
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    Really? For some reason or another, I really don't mind the Piaget branding on it. The fact that it is on the rotor makes it pretty unobtrusive to me. It is fairly large though!

    It definitely could have been done more discretely though...
     
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    Quote:All you need is a $5 strap changing tool. Gorgeous watch.
     
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    My old Longines has a fixed bar I do not know if this model is the same.
     
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    What's a fixed bar?
     
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    You can admit it, mimo. Your list should also include a GMT-Master on a Jubilee bracelet. Just like AHNOLD in this surely-SF-and-especially-mimo-approved stylin' pic:

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    That impeccably tight, "skinny" fit! Those collars! That hair! I mean, it must be a trick of the light or something but you could even glimpse a pocket square peeking out there. Come on. Style maven fo sho!
     
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    Not trying to be Arnold, but in my opinion it's certainly a great watch.

    Especially on the Super Jubilee.
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