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. DerekS

    DerekS Guyliner

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    ahh the movado espereranza. I wanted that watch so bad it made me sick when i was young. hahaha.
     


  2. in stitches

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    cool watch, derk.


    at 100 posts.
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    i like to have nice watches and nice shoes. #jusayin.
     


  3. ErikW

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    Nice watch! I wasn't planning on spending that much on a B&R anyways - trying to stay under $3k and it looks like it's possible with the BR03-92. Any suggestions for the 1,500-3,000 price range (can be used)? I don't want a dress watch. I want something casual that I can wear everyday. Preferably automatic.

     


  4. no frills

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    Oh, that's what it's called. Haha! As Stitch said in another thread, uber phail on my part. I studied up a ton for the new mechanicals I acquired recently, but didn't do much to study up on the Movados I already had. Whoopsee!
     


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    If you want to keep with the aviator heritage go for a stowa or a a sinn. I understand that you have your heart set on the particular aesthetic B&R has but if it were me I would wait to see if it was a passing fad or something that stuck with me over the long haul. Like others have said B&R are overpriced for what you get.

    You could always go and save up only a wee bit more and just get a Rolex no-date sub like a 14060 for just under 4k...or get a submariner homage for cheaper than that. I know some people have problems with homages but hell i'd take a steinhart over a B&R any day.

    Theres also an omega speedy pro or a seamaster too
     
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    You wore your Rolex on deployment 2, Ha,Ha,Ha! Did you catch any flack from your superiors? They told me I was out of uniform, but once I got my NB sneakers stolen, there was no way I could leave my watch in a damn tent!
     


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    I had a Omega Speedmaster for a few years. It was alright. Most recently I had an Ikepod Hemipode, but I sold that about a month ago.

    Anyone have any thoughts on Panerai?

     


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    Save a little money and get a Stowa or Laco Flieger without logo. I prefer the Stowa, but if you want something a bit bigger, go Laco. That is if you enjoy the look of Fliegers, if not, completely ignore me.
     


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    Are you on drugs?
     


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    I keep reading the word "overpriced" in regards to B & R but luxury watches are just that and the price can only be justified by the wearer. Most would say any watch over $100.00 is overpriced and even a relatively high end piece like a BR03 would be beyond the concept of most people much less a Journe, Patek Philippe or AP. And even the watch enthusiast who owns these brands may have a B & R in their collection because it's what they want on their wrist. The square models been phenomenally successful for B & R for a reason. They are cool, big and the right watch at the right time.
     


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    As far as I'm concerned, Sinn owns the under-$3K non-dressy category. They're an established, independent company with some real history — not some fashion-conglomerate-owned shell of a former name or lame-design-having off-the-shelf-Chinese-component-using fly-by-night "microbrand", their service is excellent, their no-BS designs are sober and functional, and they have a long list of useful technical innovations (surface hardening, de-humidification bits, lubricant-free escapements...). In short, they produce handsome, high-quality watches right in Germany, don't try to obfuscate the origin of their (top-grade) ETA movements, and price their stuff fairly.

    They have an extensive list of models, although they apparently still haven't figured out how to take flattering photos of their own watches for their site.

    If this even remotely appeals, check them out:

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    By the way, the hardened-steel thing is no joke. Here are my 20 mm and 22 mm bracelet clasps. Guess which one went through a bike crash...

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    Surprise, it ain't the scratched-up one, it's the one with the tiny dent on the lower left. They've both been subject to equal normal wear, aside from the hardened one taking a spill on asphalt. I don't know about you, but that's the kind of thing that I like having in a casual, everyday watch. One of the best luxuries is not having to worry about your stuff, so by that standard Sinns are extremely luxurious.
     
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    yes. they are awesome. go buy one now.

    if you want a 176 i have one i can hook you up with. :spam:
     


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    Wow, scratchproof demo for the win.

    Belligero, you've become a Senior Citizen too!
     


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    Win... scratchproof... wha!? Hey — get off my lawn!
     


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    ...and you posted my favourite one.
     


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