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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. wurger

    wurger Senior member

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    2 Longines on 2 hands, but from the one wallet... :blush:

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  2. Dino944

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    The root beer (or bronze GMT as it was called at a number of ADs years ago), was never one of my favorite combinations for a GMT. However, with some time out of production, and not having seen one in a long time, its fun seeing one again and I've come to appreciate it more than I did years ago.
    Sorry Hayward, but it looks like sh*t. There's nothing rare or unusual about watches that have led a rough life. Why not buy one that's at least in reasonable cosmetic shape and then create your own memories and battle scars, rather than having some one else do it for you? Or in the alternative, buy a brand new one, tie it to the back you your car and drag down the street for a few miles. It will look the same pretty soon.
    It works for the ladies version...the men's version, I hate the lugs. Sadly, in the men's version the lugs are just cheaply soldered on, and easy to break off (it may be a classic case for them, but not a good design). I've been at a Patek AD when one showed up to get a lug soldered back on after the owner accidentally hit it against a doorway. The AD told us they've seen this several times and never to purchase a version with the soldered lugs. If I were buying a Calatrava, it would have to have a more solid lug that's more integrated into the case. However, as a ladies watch on a bracelet its really beautiful.
    Wow...Stitchy goes all GQ for us! Sweater weather in Bmore, this time of year...you must be too used to the 90+ degree weather and 95% humidity, and I'll guess the temps dropped down to an icey 82 [​IMG]. I lived in DC for 3 years...I don't know how you can wear a sweater in Bmore this time of year. I'm roasting to death just thinking about it. Great shoes...but the watch can't be seen in your GQ photo shoot!
     
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    That would be my daughter. :) Very cute longines double pic by the way.
    Thanks, dino! It was actually a chilly 60° the morning that I wore that. I could not believe the temperature dropped that low in the middle of July in Baltimore. But you better believe I was going to take advantage of that LOL. Sorry that the watch didn't show up in the full pic, I wish it had. I just wanted to show frills the entirety of the outfit that he was complementing me on. :satisfied:
     
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    And I'm glad you posted that pic! Were those G&G's you were sporting in that pic? Those aren't the new ones you ordered from Nick, were they? (Yes, as you know I lurk and surface every now and then in the G&G thread)... Looks great!

    And yes, it got a bit cold in NYC this weekend too. Still, wore a shirt and shorts yesterday, so not GQ-ish like Stitchy. Had to put the three year old through her paces in a quick playground workout - go for the burn!

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    Dino will note that I'm wearing my 114270 in this pic. Heh heh.
     
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    thanks! lol @ me being GQ, you guys. they are GGs, but not the ones from nick. they are the arrans, a chukka boot. the shoes from nick are a modified st. james II. and they have not arrived yet. but soon!! great pic with your kid. very sweet.
     
  6. Omega Male

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    Agreed on all counts. 5227 for me please.
     
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    I miss the playground days. Good times.
     
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    Nice to see the 114270 getting a workout and wrist time, since it sounds like now the Daytona is getting lots of wrist time from Mrs. Frills! Maybe you need a Sub LV to make up for the Daytona's migration to your wife's watch rotation. In addition, it would give you an excuse to add some green to you wardrobe!
     
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    Came across this in the metal on the wrist for the first time tonight.


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    Oh, mama!
     
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    I'm a little rusty with the new models. Is that the 1815 Chronograph? It is a beauty!!

    Dang I just realized I haven't post in this thread in awhile. It's always good to see a healthy Rolex discussion. As much I love my GMT IIc, I can really see myself adding a 1675 pretty soon.

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    welcome back Warren, nice GMT too. :D
     
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    Nice GMT. The Rolex discussion brings watches into my price range that the PP discussion does not. But Frills PP collection is lust worthy.
     
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    GMT in its element, great pic!


     
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    The 1815 Chronograph is a beauty. I actually prefer it to its big brother the Datograph. I find the dial more harmonious using only Arabic numerals rather than the mix of Arabic, Romans, and sticks as found on the Datograph. I also like that it doesn't have the big date, its a lot cleaner looking to me. Definitely a watch that looks even better in person than in photos.
     
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    I think the 1815 ab/auf in PG is the perfect everyday watch for me. Perfect size, perfect design.

    Photo from another watch forum:

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    (sadly, not mine)
     
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    Good friend of mine in Tampa has that watch as his everyday watch. Beautiful in person.
     
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    The 1815 ab/auf was never one of my favorite offerings from Lange. However, after seeing it in a wrist shot I can see the appeal of that watch.
     
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    That is stunning

     
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    great looking Rolexes posted up late last week....

    ok, so I have a question as to my next watch to add to my small collection (Rolex 5513 and a Timex Ironman [​IMG] )...

    I live a pretty active lifestyle of desk jockeying, biking, running, hiking, swimming, SUPing, skiing etc.... in the Sierra mtns. I typically wear my 5513 daily for almost all my activities except swimming (because I haven't had it pressure tested lately) and running/biking because I like my cheap, light Timex with the lap counter stopwatch functions.

    I had always thought that the Explorer 1 114270 (36mm) would be a great addition including the history of the watch on Everest etc. Lately though, I've been rethinking that I might want a little more "bling" for the next watch and have recently become enamored with a White Daytona 116520. However I am wondering if the Daytona is "too nice" to be a daily beater?!?

    While it has never really been on my radar, is the Oyster Perpetual 116000 basically the same as the 114270 in terms of size, movement, but with a different dial and an updated bracelet? I was thinking that a Blue dial 116000 might be a good complement to my 5513? Still a "tool" watch but a little more refined than my Sub...

    Anyhow, just wondering what folks thought about the OP 116000. Obviously the price is much lower than a Daytona so that is a plus. Also, just because.... here is a pic of my 5513 with a nato band that put on for the weekend last Thurs night. Ha!

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    Thanks for the pic of the 5513. Looks great! I think you need to try each watch on and see how you feel about a 114270, 116520, or 116000. Each will have a different look and different feel. Obviously, the 114270 has the old style bracelet and clasp. However, to be honest it never bothered me on that watch, and I have to admit even though the current model has a better clasp and solid center bracelet links, I prefer 114270 because of its dial & numerals, and the dimensions of the 114270, which was the last of the 36mm Explorers. As you mentioned, it does have a storied history, and I found it worked well with a suit for situations where you didn't need a true dress watch.

    As for the 116520, its tough enough to handle whatever you can dish out. Its also going to feel at home in terms of size on your wrist, while a 114270 is smaller (not in a bad way, just may take some time for you to get used to it). I used a Daytona as my daily wearer for about 5 years. Never a problem. Whether you will feel badly banging it up (if you are tough on watches), is something only you can decide. I know guys that won't drive their 1970s and 1980s Fiats and Alfas in the rain...but I've seen guys that will drive a Ferrari Testarossa and Lamborghini Gallardo in the snow & salt. One mans grail watch or car, is another guy's beater.

    As for the 116000, it will handle whatever you can dish out. You get a wider choice of dials. I prefer the professional/sports models so the 116000 wouldn't really hold my interest, but its still a nice watch.
     
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