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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. no frills

    no frills Senior member

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    Hey, if you like it and wearing the piece makes you happy, I'm happy for you! Looks elegant on you, and I applaud your self-restraint for waiting for months before pulling the trigger!
     


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    On the topic of waiting for months before pulling the trigger...

    I suppose I'm one of those kids who would have eaten that marshmallow instead of delaying gratification. But, I couldn't resist.


    [​IMG]

    Belligero - it really does wear slim and relatively discreet (not too large for my 6.25" wrist), doesn't it?

    Dino944 and Stitchy, that didn't take too long, did it?
     


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    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    fantastic. no, that was not long at all. enjoy!
     


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    I'm sure it looks great on you! I'm of course a bit biased on this particular model, but I highly appreciate the combination of case/bracelet/movement quality, versatility, water resistance, and slimness-for-an-automatic-chronograph the Daytona offers. Also, that column wheel mechanism is an absolute joy to operate. "Discreet" might not be the first term that comes to mind, but its looks are classic rather than trendy, and I find that it suits any activity with no coddling necessary. Essentially, it's a no-excuses watch with a consistent and coherent design. Enjoy! :cheers:
     


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    I have been lusting after this watch ever since I saw yours - congrats Frilly!
     


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    great watch, Frills

    Congrats!
     


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    Damn No Frills you are on a tear--and isnt your name a bit of a contradiction now? [​IMG]

    Congrats brother!
     


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    Hey Frills- that was fast! Nice choice I'm sure you will enjoy it. My wrist is about the same size as yours and I've always found it comfortable, a good fit and its easy to wear with almost anything. Congrats and enjoy it!
    I usually just shorten his name to "Frills" [​IMG]
     


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    Thanks, everyone. I had that chronograph itch and it had to be scratched, so here is the obligatory wrist shot, taken this morning while I was on the train:

    [​IMG]

    I just came from one of my grey dealers as I had to address an issue with a winding box; he showed me a mint PP 5059G (perpetual calendar in officer's case with retrograde function) and PP 5970G (perpetual calendar chronograph) and I've got to say that while those two were tempting, that usual little fire inside me telling me "go get it" was doused - at least for now - with my current collection and my new 116520 baby.

    Then again I cannot rule out the possibility that rather stratospheric pricing kept me from opening my wallet. Both pieces were pre-owned (but incredibly lovely and mint), but the 5059G is about five times the price of a brand new 116520. The 5970 was more than eleven times the price of a brand new Daytona.............
     


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    [​IMG].... heh heh heh. Thanks, guys. :)
     


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    mimo, I had a chronograph in mind over the last four weeks or so but the detailed comments, measurements and comparisons from Belligero and Dino944 just fed the flames for this white dial Daytona...

    ... so now I guess I can focus my mind on, oh, I dunno, the G&G MTO I should be getting sometime in a month...........[​IMG]
     


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    no frills - looks great on your wrist. :slayer:
     


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    +1!

    I have never been that much of a Daytona fan... but all of the Daytona talk that has been going on the last week or so has really piqued my interest. I think it is a little bit on the blingy side. But (and I forgot who said it) it really does have a consistency in its design unlike many watches. It is clearly a design that is well-thought out, and that is nicely unified. It evokes the same feeling as the Speedy Pro and the Explorer 2, in my opinion. It is not as schizophrenic as some of the other Rolex designs, i.e. the Explorer (Shiny bezel? Non-illuminated numbers with reduced visibility? Disproportionately small hands?), and honestly, many designs that try to create a dressy 'contemporary dressy-tool watch' (new Seamaster, for example). The watch really "is what it is," and makes no claims to the contrary. I can get behind that.
     


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    Great wrist shot of your new addition! Its making me feel like I need to take one of my chronographs out for some wrist time.

    The 5059 is a very handsome watch, and I've always liked their watches in officer's cases. However, it can be a satisfying feeling when you feel content with your collection and the urge to buy subsides at least for a while.
     


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    ^^^ Agreed — it's the bomb:

    [​IMG]
     


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