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. ljrcustom

    ljrcustom Senior member

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    I know this was posted a while back, but I am just catching up on reading some posts now. That is a great looking watch, and it looks good on that strap. Continue enjoying it.

    -LR
     


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    Good looking Daytona's Dino. I am still on the search for mine. -LR
     


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    As if that's a short list....[​IMG]
     


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    le sigh. if only.
     


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    Thank you! I've said it before and I'm sure I'll say it again: if I had to go with one watch, this would without a doubt be the choice. I've always liked pilot's watches for their function-first design, and for the sentimental reason that my grandfather taught RCAF pilots how to fly during WWII and went on to work in aviation for the rest of his life. Not only do I love every detail about the 1675, but this one was also made in the same year that I was. I couldn't ask for a better watch, and I feel fortunate every time I wear it, which is more often than any other one I have — it's on my wrist as I type this, in fact!

    Here's a photo of that black bezel insert on another 1675:

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    photo from WingTsun
     
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    Nice fade....dial / hands / insert.

    Sweet :slayer:
     


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    Quick photo comparison of two favorite designs from the 1970s.

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    Wishing you much lucky on the journey to finding the right one!
     


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    Love these two models! I actually tried the AP earlier this morning while I was picking up receipts/appraisals at my AD. Sits very nicely on the wrist, although I prefer my Nautilus (eh, same designer).

    I also tried on the Perpetual Datograph 410.025 from ALS. Formidable presence and height. A steal for $164,800 retail!

    No, I did not purchase any pieces today - at least for me. I did finalize a purchase for the wife for Valentine's....
     
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    Oyster Quartz is about 36 mm, right?
     


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    i far prefer the AP of the 2.
     


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    Agreed. But I would probably take the OQ vs. a comparable 70s DateJust.

    I figure the integrated bracelet would make it wear larger, and it has that funky SWAG to it.

    Tick tick ticking aside.
     


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    So here we are - an early Valentine's surprise for the missus. The JLC reverso squadra lady duetto (ref 7058120), in stainless steel. Where did I get the idea for this? Why, from a few posts ago in this thread, notably from our very own In Stitches - credit should go where it's due. Thanks, man!

    The "recto" side - dial is white, and has a date display and a day ("sun") and night ("stars") indicator. This is my wife's favorite/preferred side (at least, as far as she's worn it for the last eight hours):


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    The "verso" side - exquisite sunburst pattern highlights the black dial in the center. It's really fun to look at, and depending on your viewing angle it looks like the center is spinning around in some psychedelic way (which I guess fits in well with the pseudo-psychedelic numerals). [​IMG] (UPDATE: I just read on the JLC website that the black dial has a "visible oscillating rotor" - whatever that means)...


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    It has a very solid presence on the wrist, owing probably to its height. The technical details on the JLC website lists the height as 4.67mm, and I haven't measured it really, but check out its height compared to the Patek Nautilus 5711/1A:


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    I tried to take this last pic with the two watches side by side. Yeah, no wonder people say that the Nautilus sits very flat on the wrist! Check that contrast out!

    Finally, and most importantly, what does the watch look like on my wife's wrist?


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    She loves it! Chalk one up to the SF members who helped lead me to this lovely piece!

    As for me, what was I doing all day? Just monkeying around in a grey monkey suit, with a few highlights: the red tie from Stefano Ricci really pops, the olive wingtips from Corthay offer a contrast I quite like, and yeah, I think that Nautilus works just fine with a suit.


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    My contribution for the day and Valentine's season! Booyah! [​IMG]
     


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    A not-fancy watch I received as a gift that has, surprisingly, gotten the most wrist time of late. In-house movement, legible and comprehensible world time indicator – what's not to like?

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