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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. Dino944

    Dino944 Distinguished Member

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    Wow tought choice. If living on a deserted island with no hope of rescue and needing it to work for many years without any service I'd go with a Submariner.

    But for my current lifestyle, it would be the AP RO Jumbo. IMHO its a beautiful design, it started the luxury watch concept, and its versatile enough that I can and do wear it with jeans just as easily as a suit and tie. I've barely taken the time to wear a different watch since I got it in August...and hell if I got stranded on a deserted island I could pass the time just admiring its beautiul movement [​IMG]
     


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    Although it might be possible to chose only one, I'm extremely happy that's not something I have to do.
     
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    Quote:Yes. mimo presents an interesting exercise, but I'm glad that it's not something I have to do.....
     


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    :laugh:

    you can never be too careful.
     


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    When I was in grad school, I would have said a steel Daytona.
    I had a buddy that used to wear a Calatrava with jeans and a t-shirt and it never looked quite right to me. I think the only Patek that I could wear with jeans and like the look would be a Nautilus.
     


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    I'm not saying you're predictable, but given the love you've shown both of these on the thread, I have to say I saw it coming! Both make total sense, too (I like the idea of perpetual entertainment via display caseback too!)

    I'm no in grad school (I wish!), but I might be in agreement with your grad school self. That watch has got under my skin, thanks to this thread!



    Come on 3D, don't be a spoilsport. You don't have to, but you could just humour me. [​IMG]
     


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    Thanks Cylon. The new watch is a very handsome piece, and I like the cufflinks in the photo too. I prefer the dial on my slightly evolved rose gold version from 2006. The Romans/hour markers give it some character and they way they are placed on the dial also emphasizes the asymetric design.

    [​IMG]
     


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    I do agree with you. I usually prefer minimalism (the MUT Moon is a testament to that), but here I must defer to your 2006 version (not that its particularly cluttered either).
     
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    Hi Mimo, thanks for presenting a very entertaining exercise. My answer is largely based on my ownership experiences. I have 3 dress watches on strap, but I don't wear them very often. I thought about the watches I wore the most (Daytona 5 years daily wearer, Sub 2 years daily, Explorer 2 for 8 years daily, Cartier Pasha 1 year daily), what I liked about them, their versatility, and how they have or do fit my lifestyle. I think the answer could easily change based on lifestyle. But at this point, as a do anything go anyplace watch the AP RO is just so easy to wear. Its appropriate for anything and the quality is top notch...so it was my final answer.
     


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    Brand new I think
     


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    Agreed, there are lots of Pateks that would look great with t-shirt/jeans, provided that both are modern fitting and good quality. Personally would either go for one of the enamel dial / hobnail bezel Calatravas (as you suggested; to achieve a similar effect to a Tank or Santos, which are classic with casual clothes) or one of the larger/thicker chronos - 5270, 5970, 5070. Frankly I think the Nautilus works best to enhance the sportiness of a suit/tie or business casual ensemble and can look a little timid with casual attire (at least what I wear).
     


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    Of all the watches I currently own, if I had to get rid of all but one the one would be my no date Sub. Not my favorite among the group but it would be the "one" if I had to pick.
     


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    Ah, the mythical one watch :cool: I've played that game a few times.

    Of the watches I own: Daytona. Because it was a grail for so many years, and it is the watch I am leaving for my firstborn daughter. Timed her birth with it, and to be honest, it's a bit of a ladies' watch :laugh: Anyway, I love it, and I'm hoping that many many years from now when I'm old and full of years, my daughter will too.

    If I were to buy a new watch to be the one, I'd choose a Sub. The new generation perhaps, to ensure the longest possible access to replacement parts? Or a 16610, just because it's such a classic.

    The one should be a bit boring, that's how you know it's going to stay classic ;)
     


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    [​IMG]

    I timed my wifes contractions on the watch I specifically bought to commemorate his birth--good thing I chose a chrono right?
     
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    Yeah an old fashioned Breguet one handed suscripcion would not have worked well for that
    :)
     
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