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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. Warren G.

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    Hey Newcomer, I think I read somewhere you was thinking about getting the Orient Bambino.

    You should definitely get it. It is a pretty gorgeous watch. I sold one to a fellow SF member a few months ago I bought another one around Thanksgiving, I noticed my friend kept staring at it. I just took it off my wrist and gave it to him. He has been wearing it since then.

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    Wow, that is really beautiful! It is funny, I have come to love my inexpensive Seikos and Orients as much as I love my Omega and my now-departed (although soon to be... returned) JLC. Orient really looks like they knocked it out of the park with that one. A few of my friends have become interested in watches lately, and I have been pointing them towards the Bambinos. Automatic movement, 'in-house,' nice styling, good size... Really well done! I thought about maybe the Tissot Visodate, but I think I like the Bambino better.
     


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    True, they could go the SubC/GMT route with the thicker lugs, but Im not sure it will work as well as on the Sub/GMT as they have a chunkier profile with their rotating bezels. If they go the Explorer II route with a true 42 mm case, they will end up with subdials too close to the center of the dial. I guess we will just have to wait and see.
     
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    Very nice photo of your Daytona! I didn't know you had one too. Great choice.
     


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    Thanks! And good eye - those are Daltons.
     


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    Thank you sir.

    I am anxious to see whether Rolex decides to go with a full upsize as well.

    Newcomer: nice Monster. Everybody should have one!

    Great value for a (relative) pittance.
     


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    I love this thread; it contains the best watch discussion I've ever seen on the internet. Looking forward to reading your thoughts!
     


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    Suggestion for the best place to acquire one?
     


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    What a difference that lug thickness and contour makes. That looks like a totally different piece compared to even the 39mm/40mm Explorer II with the somewhat more contoured lugs.
     


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    Go to Orientwatchusa.com. Use the 30% off code... Profit!

    You get some free Orient loot as well.
     


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    Indeed. Compared to the previous 16610 model of the Submariner, the overall thickness and bezel diameter remained identical, and the case diameter increased 0.9 mm on the new 116610 model. The weight increased 135 g to 160 g, but the lug length tells the real story: 46.7 mm on the 16610 compared to 50.5 mm on the 116610. Those massive lugs really do make it a different watch.
     


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    Looking back when I bought this watch I didnt think about the price much then! I got it as soon as it was available! Now I dont think it was worth 4G's, but I may be wrong! This reads like a keeper for you, congrats[​IMG]
     


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    The thicker case, maxi dial with larger plots and larger hands also give it that bigger look as well.
     
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    my only issue with some of the larger cased/lugged rolexes, is that i feel the transition from case/lugs to bracelet is a bit harsh, not enough gentle taper. but that is really a nitpick.
     


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