The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Brei

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  1. in stitches

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    What does this model call? Never seen this royal oak before.
     


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    Thanks. I don't think I've ever seen a ref 17000 with anything other than the smooth bezel. I believe you could only get a fluted bezel on models that used a gold bezel.

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    Great story about the watches your dad gave you and your brother!
     


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    F**k, wish I had $100k to drop on a watch. It's a beaut. Let me know if you're interested in adopting a 27 year old.
     


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    I'm not a fan of the B&Rs above, but you are the only person that will be wearing it, so if you like it go for it.
     


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    What's that model called?
     


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    Thanks all for the great suggestions. I think I will go for a TF and see if it gets any wrist time before upgrading her to a twenty4.

    And here is my contribution to this great thread :). Apologies for the smartphone photo quality...


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    Thanks all! The stories are awesome! My dad is more about achievements.. every milestone has been a small little gift. When I graduated undergrad he gave me his vintage Oris..when I finished Grad school he gave me his Omega seamaster.. now with the baby he is giving me his breitling..he is urging me to get a Phd and he will get something big, lol... Im not even thinking of going that route for a very , very, very long time..lol.. Thanks for all the stories again guys.. will post when I get it
     


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    Glad you appreciate your dad's gestures. I got my PhD years ago and as a graduation gift I received... nothing. I was too busy working in any case.

    Years later I started making up for the gifts I never received hahaha. :)

    Congratulations again!
     


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    On topic, here's a pic to support the notion of heirloom/sentimental value. From earlier this afternoon - me wearing my museum Movado.


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    OMG! Movado! Quartz! But hey, a his-and-hers pair was given to me and my wife when we got married more than a decade ago. My parents-in-law must have saved up for months to buy that, given what I know of their financial capabilities. I loved them for it, and honor their gift. Today they are retired, and we're fortunate to be able to support them as their retirement savings were obliterated by this and that financial crisis.

    Yeah, we have several Rolexes and Pateks in our stable now but sometimes I still whip out my Movado. Frankly, I think it works well with the suit/shoe ensemble. :)
     


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    looks like you have delicate hands. :satisfied: Nice story though and it's great that you guys support her parents and are okay with doing so. :)
     


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    I guess so. Despite all my macho bluster I'm really just a desk worker who has calluses from a few gym sessions a week. :)

    My wife contributes her fair share. For years she made more money than I did when I was in grad school.
     


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    My three better quality watches for your ridicule or praise as the case may be. Please excuse the poor iPhone photo.

    The Oris was my first good watch. I loved it a little too much and the crystal is the worse for it. Not an economical fix I suspect. The bracelt is off as I was going to put an appropriate black strap on it, but I ran out of steam.

    The Tissot caught my eye in an AD a year or so back and my subsequent research brought me to a great review by Teeritz on Watchuseek. Not the finest piece around but a pretty good no-nonsense watch.

    Finally, the Submariner. I had always liked the Explorer, but when I went in to an AD to try one on the sales assistant suggested I try this one on too. I'm so glad she did. It sang to me and there was no turning back. I received a fantastic deal on it at the time, and it has hardly left my wrist since that time almost four years ago. And in that time it has seen some pretty serious abuse. I was in the navy at the time of purchase, and it saw service in many different and unforgiving environments. It has a few scuffs to show for it, but I love the fact that my Submariner was actually worn by a submariner in a submarine, keeping periscope or bridge watches, and it's done its share of diving too. The submarine connection was a cliche that I was initially keen to avoid, but I'm glad I got over that. I now work in oil and gas, and this watch continues to serve me well, and it's probably quite thankful for the respite it's been given. I'd buy it in an instant if I had my time over again.
     


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    no frills - great story, and way to pay it forward. deets on shoes and tie plz. :)
     


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    Im gonna go out on a limb here, Tie is Tom Ford, and shoes are Berluti???????? am i at least close?!
     


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