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. Dino944

    Dino944 Senior member

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    Glad to see you are no longer just a lurker. You should get extra credit for reading all 1100+ pages...I skipped some after finding this thread. I'm sure most people can't tell white gold from platinum...but part of the luxury of splurging for something that is platinum is that its something only you know and can appreciate everytime you feel its heft. Great watch!
    Very nice...always a treat to see what makes a watch tick.
    Thanks Stitch. The Squadra is a bit thick for me, but a beautifu watch. Seeing all the beautiful JLCs here definitely makes me want to add a Reverso to my collection at some point.
    Glad you enjoyed the photo of the movement & rotor even if you aren't an AP fan. I've always been impressed with its movement as its one of the thinnest automatic movements that was ever available...and its also special because in its base form it also served as the movement in the original Patek Nautilus and Vacheron's 222. Its the only movement ever to be used by all of the "Big Three."
     


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    Fantastic!
     


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    ^^ very nice ^^


    the little diamond on the bottom of the case between the lugs is also a cool touch with the PP platinum models.

    thanks. :)
     


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    Omega rules with an iron movement, excellent, [​IMG][​IMG]very cool stuff! Is it in production yet?
     


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    I guess I admire their restraint in not adding a lightningbolt second hand but otherwise it seems a bit too derivative.
     


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    Happy murdering. :p
     


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    Couldn't agree more.

    Wearing this one today.
    [​IMG]
     


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    + about 1000. Absolutely gorgeous watches. One of my dream watches, for sure.
     


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    ddd - i love that nautilus so much.
     


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    I don't know...I think the "bumble bee" striped second hand is a little goofy, and overall it just looks like another AT. Nice but not ground breaking.
    Beautiful Nautilus! For some reason, I find its design far more appealing than its sportier sibling, the Aquanaut (although both are nice watches).
     
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    Thanks guys.
     


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    We should all be so lucky to go through midlife crises and come out all the better for it! That is an incredible watch and congratulations on it once again. The heft of platinum is a real nice feeling imo and is a truly private pleasure. To make things better platinum has this warmth of tone and will age better than watches made with other white metals. Not a fan of the new anti magnetic omega, but I guess it is better than the green glass lightning hand milgauss. I don't know, is magnetism really a problem with modern mechanical watches? The cynical side of me (ie all of me) can't help but feel it's a bit of a marketing ploy in the vein of the helium escape valve.
     


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    Spectacular watch, and would echo points made by others about the private pleasure of a hefty watch. Heft and wrist presence are key to continuing to enjoy a watch well into the future without getting bored.
     


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    Omega and Rolex, engaging in a marking ploy? For shame...

    I am siding with the Cynical side.
     


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