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

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    I'm a big fan of chronographs...although its been a while since I purchased one. I also prefer the 3-6-9 subdial layout, maybe there is a certain symmetry that looks more balanced to me.

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    There is definitely a bling factor with the all yellow gold on matching oyter bracelet. I only wear it when I'm wearing a shirt with long sleeves, and even then its not for people that are shy. It its the same configuration of one of the 1st Daytonas I saw in person in the early 90s. This one belonged to my dad. He wanted a SS zenith based Daytona and I had 2 at the time, so we swapped watches.
    No worries...although maybe I'll tell the Mrs. I need a purple Caddy and a big hat! [​IMG] This is my favorite version of the YG Daytonas. I like the dial and subdials of the old style 16528 more than the current yellow gold Daytonas. If I were buying an all gold Daytona these days, I'd probably look at it in rose gold...those are sweet!
    Thanks Frills. Glad you liked the photos.
     


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    Nonserviam, I've got no issues with that mod. Looks great. It's YOUR watch.

    Actually, I'm kind of hoping the "new" white SS Daytona will come with full black subdials, ceramic bezel, and maybe upsize by a millimeter.

    That, and brushed center links.

    But Rolex didn't axe me for my opinion.
     


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    That vintage gold Sub is HOT!!!
    Thanks Keith. The cufflinks are really versatile (they are rose, white, and yellow gold and the semi precious stone bars are interchangeable).

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    The early Pasha Chronos with quartz movements had solid backs, but the later models with the F.Piguet 1185 have the saphire crystal back to view the movement. Cartier did a pretty good job with the movement.
     


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    It will be interesting to see if they adopt a retro "manual wind Daytona look" when they revise the Daytona.
     


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    Don't forget the blinged out cane! :D
     


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    NonServiam - both of those pics of yours are top-freaking-notch. :slayer:
    your hope is futile, dont even bother trying to fight it.
    great looking pics, and that you for sharing the details on that strap, its really nice. i snapped a few pics today as well. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    this really isnt watch pr0n, but its watch related, and it made me happy, so i thought i would share.

    preface, my 9 year old daughter loves my reverso. she thinks its the coolest thing ever.

    wednesday night i was doing some straightening up in her room, and found this old watch that my wife gave to her a while back, because my wife did not like it. as i picked it up i noticed that there was a space between the black plate and the case. so i gave it a push, and lo and behold, it flipped around.

    i showed it to my daughter and the look on her face was just priceless. the sheer joy of having a watch just like daddys had overcome her. i honestly think she was just as, if not more excited about it, as when i got my reverso. it was of course too big, so i took it to work to take out links for her. she called me at work to make sure i did not forget, and again when i was driving home. as soon as i walked in the door she asked to try it on. she wore it to sleep, and to school today.

    what a great feeling.

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    Moments like this are the absolute best. Thanks for sharing, Stitchy!
     


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    Now I know what to ask my wife for, for my birthday!
    Starting them out on the road to being a WIS so young could be dangerou$$$$. Just kidding, great story.
     


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    1. That's a strange name to give a girl. 2. That's an awesome present to give a girl. 3. And now she knows how to wear it during fights. :)
     


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    my pleasure, glad you enjoyed.


    lol, she has my genes for sure. she is already racking up the bills. very brand conscious. :fu:

    thanks!
     


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    :laugh:
    nice. i love those rough dials they use.
     


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    Time to battle the snow here in NYC!


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    No snazzy dress shoes for today - that's Alden's Indy 404 boot with vibram lug soles. Bring it on!

    P.S. Today I stocked up on chips (Baked Doritos) - not instant ramen...
     


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