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. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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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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    Yea, scratchproof is definitely a huge plus in my book. Does the Panerai have the same level of scratch resistance? They're titanium, right?
     
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    Well stated. It's a great feeling to have a watch you can really trust. I'm going to have to look into the Sinn hardened steel.
     
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    I'm not sure what kind of titanium they use, but if it's Grade 5, it's a fair bit more scratch-resistant than regular stainless steel. But it's not even close to hardened steel, unfortunately, except for the ceramic models — though they have an unfortunate tendency to shatter on impact. On the other hand, light scratches on normal steel or titanium polish/brush out easily, so it's not a huge deal. With a difficult-to-restore finish, like Sinn's bead-blasting, the scratch-resistance is a welcome bonus. Personally, I think the best defence against scratches is a watch that actually fits under one's cuff.

    Aptly enough... :hide:
     
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    +1

    Also regarding Sinn, is there any watch that looks like the 556 without a date window?
     
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    Personally, I haven't seen anything like their midnight-blue/black sunburst dial anywhere near that price. No-date baton-marker 556 would have no competition for the money or a fair bit above. As it is, I still think the 556 is the best value out there for a mechanical watch, at least if looks count at all.

    This more than adequately fills the role of a non-date 556 for me, but I realize it's not quite the same thing.

    [​IMG]'

    Same principle, though; simple, rugged, understated watch with small script font on a sunburst dial.
     
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    was actually looking at enicar earlier this morning. love this. I am looking for a lovely inexpensive vintage looking brown strappy watch and this looks perfect
     
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    6110 black dial maybe?
     
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    Thanks for the suggestion. To be specific: the same styling as the 556a or 856 but without a date window--has such a thing ever been made (even if its not part of the current line up)?

    [​IMG]

    I'd love a watch like the one above without the date window, though i prefer this one tilted at the 4 o clock infinitely more than the one that floats somewhere in the middle sitting upright
     
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    Thanks! Works perfectly too, which ain't bad considering that it's somewhere around 50 years old and I have no idea when it was last serviced. I mainly use it for lending out as a gateway drug into watch appreciation, but it's always nice when it comes back. The movement in there is of very high quality, but these older watches from now-defunct companies cost very little. The type of skilled blue-collar Swiss labour that was employed in making them is long gone, at least at 1960s rates. It's mostly been replaced by machines, many of which now operate in China while producing movements which are still technically considered "Swiss" due to the loopholes that lower-end companies pushed as a response to the quartz massacre, and I believe is now undermining the credibility of certain players in the industry.

    Anyway, I'm very happy with my Enicar and it's endured admirably in daily wear on the wrists of non-watch people, so I recommend it highly.
     
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    Re: Movado quartz, I have a simple Museum version (white dial on a brown croc strap) which gets very little wrist time anymore, but probably gets the MOST favorable comments of any watch I own.

    It kind of kills me a little on the inside, although of course I always just smile and say thanks.

    But seriously, props to anybody that applies the appropriate sentimental value for pieces that were gifts, or heirlooms, or purchased to mark milestones, etc.
     
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    4shore. most of the dings in my watches are from whacking into things at home when im not wearing a jacket and my sleeves are rolled up.
     
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