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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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    Yeah, he put in the plastic for me in about 5 mins while I waited. I do prefer the look of the less rounded glass, but with my newly discovered talent for destroying watches I need to think defensively.
     


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    Go for the plexi crystal. It's more resistant to small shocks, scrateches can be polished out. I've always thought it was a better alternative to mineral crystals. IMO, the preferences should be sapphire>plexi>mineral. I cannot think of one good reason to opt for mineral crystal, beside maybe a desire to stay true to original parts.

    edit - Coho beat me to it
     


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    I had already posted in here but thought I'd share a new pic of my breitling. [​IMG] 2 more shots on my flickr
     


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    There is no limit to the number of scans you can post of your watch ! [​IMG]

    This is actually a nice macro shot
     


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    Thanks mate.
    I love love love breitlings and IWC.
    Itching to get a panerai as well.
     


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

    [​IMG]
     


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    Go for the plexi crystal. It's more resistant to small shocks, scrateches can be polished out. I've always thought it was a better alternative to mineral crystals. IMO, the preferences should be sapphire>plexi>mineral. I cannot think of one good reason to opt for mineral crystal, beside maybe a desire to stay true to original parts.

    I would agree, especially since the price difference between sapphire and mineral glass is not really all that much. Hell, when you think of what you're getting, the price of (round) sapphire and plastic really isn't terrible.
     


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    Plexiglass is great--I wish it was still used in high end watches. It curves in a way no sapphire crystal can.
     


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    There is no limit to the number of scans you can post of your watch ! [​IMG] This is actually a nice macro shot
    one thing I have noticed in the watch world (here, WUS, TZ, etc) is that pics are known as scans. My wife and I crack up at this. Did people literally used to scan their watch on scanners before digital cameras came of age? Completely off topic I know. Resume submissions of your scans guys.
     


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    Did people literally used to scan their watch on scanners before digital cameras came of age?

    Actually yes... [​IMG]

    The scanner pics were not bad at all
     


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    Plexiglass is great--I wish it was still used in high end watches. It curves in a way no sapphire crystal can.

    Finding a good sapphire bender is so hard these days.[​IMG]
     


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    one thing I have noticed in the watch world (here, WUS, TZ, etc) is that pics are known as scans. My wife and I crack up at this.

    Did people literally used to scan their watch on scanners before digital cameras came of age?

    Completely off topic I know. Resume submissions of your scans guys.


    I kind of like it. It's like when people say 'cell phone' I'd rather be inclined in saying 'mobile'. I know it's a british thing but it just sounds more unconventional.
     


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

    For gold, right? I assume that the PT version costs even more.

    Jon.
     


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    Finding a good sapphire bender is so hard these days.[​IMG]

    Interestingly, Seiko seems to be able to make the sapphire crystal on some of their Grand Seiko watches look exactly like plexiglass.
     


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    Interestingly, Seiko seems to be able to make the sapphire crystal on some of their Grand Seiko watches look exactly like plexiglass.

    Panerai uses a lot of curved (or domed) sapphire crystals. PAM127 is a good example.

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    I think the new Rolex SD has a domed crystal too, no?
     


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