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. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I have only a small set of watches that would be interesting to photograph for this thread (though I think I have posted photos of other people's versions of many of my watches, so I am not sure what is the point):
    1. Some early Constellations (the linen dial bumper wind is my daily wear, but I also have some neat pie pans)
    2. An Autavia
    3. A fantastic full-on 70s Breitling Transocean
    4. Revue Thommen Airspeed - not fancy or significant, but the perfect pilot's watch in terms of design.
    5. Speedmaster 125 (first automatic chronometer grade chronograph). Look it up. Huge watch; entire time assembly can be removed intact from case. It's like a steel ingot. Made for Omega's 125th anniversary. Mine is mint and was rebuilt by Omega about 12 years ago.
    6. Some early cal. 321 Speedmasters

    None of these are very blingy or haute horology but they each have particular qualities I like.
     
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    Id like to see all of them [​IMG]
     
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    +1 re: Cylon's comment above.

    I'd love to see the Speedmasters from (5) and (6) but especially the Speedmaster 125. :)
     
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    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The 125 is awesome, but it is a brick. Here are some stock photos.
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    I don't really know what is the point of that feature.
    http://webzoom.freewebs.com/omegauk/speedy125pt1web.jpg
    My daughter saw me wearing it once and said it looks like something James Bond would wear to windsurf :puzzled:
    This is a good article with lots of photos: http://xtrememeantime.forumotion.com/t7255-1973-omega-anniversary-speedmaster-125-chronometer
     
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    Very cool feature! What are the dimensions? I'd love to see a wrist shot, if you get a chance.
     
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    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Will do. Given your contributions to this thread, I owe you that and for that purpose a blackberry will do fine.

    From some random source , re dimensions:
    Here is what it looks like on someone else's wrist:
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    Great pic. That watch is pretty cool

     
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    good info, thank you. and yes, ill take either one as well. i really dont mind the cut though, i think it adds a touch of character. i could be mistaken, but i am pretty sure that i have seen watches where there are portions of numbers missing, and its done solely for artistic purposes, but i could be wrong.



    :( indeed.


    yup!
     
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    I'm always looking for a reason to celebrate....mine says hi....

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    Is that a potato on the top half of the pic?
     
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    i guess apple.
     
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    Wow...that is one MASSIVE watch! Very cool. Definitely a really interesting watch to have in your collection! Thanks for supplying us with some of its specs and a photos. I saw a small black and white photo of one years ago, but without some form of wrist shot, I really could not tell its dimensions or how it fits on the wrist. Thanks again.
     
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    Booyah! Awesome "congrats" pic here, man. Thanks - and hello from mine to yours too!
     
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    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    As requested. The Speedmaster 125. I forgot how heavy this thing is. I am sorry I can't get a clearer picture of the dial. It is really quite nice. AT least you can get a sense of the scale and the overal look.
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