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. Belligero

    Belligero Senior member

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    It looks like it's from the right period, so it could well be original as they did sell some Explorers on Jubilé. Agreed that gilt dials are the hawtness.

    Philipp Stahl's Explorer-dialed big-crown 6538 Submariner is the ultimate gilt-dial watch on the planet, at least in my opinion:

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    What do you gentlemen think of this watch? A 1990's Audemars Piguet GMT w/ Power Reserve and Date Indicator.

    I enjoy this classic design. My only condern is with Audemars... the brand has edged outside the of the mainstream lately. However, but $11,000 I think it could be a beautiful addition and a great watch for travel.
     


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    Spot on Mimo! Although the Chopard is the least offensive to the senses there are better choices for the same money that the OP has as his budget. The LV watch is a joke...they should put their focus back on handbags, luggage, wallets etc. A digital Omega...why that when they offer plenty of good mechanical watches? There are some really good watches available for $5,500 and the OP should do some research before pulling the trigger on a watch.
     


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    Hi Hayward, Ostrich leg would be acceptable to me on a good watch. I think I mentioned ostrich leg looks something like a cross between python and lizard and is durable...and hankfully it doesn't have that acne look.
     


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    Anyone know of a maker of watch straps that have the quick-release pin? Needed in non-standard XL size.
     


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    That's the AP Dual Time. It used a JLC movement as a base, and it has also been used in ROs and VCs Overseas Dual Time.

    It's a top quality watch and great for travel. I find its crown & lugs a tad small, but that's just personal taste.

    As for AP going outside the mainstream, they've been on the cutting edge of use of different materials for at least 2 decades. While many people theses days are more familiar with their sports watches, they continue to make some great dress watches, some time only, others very complicated. Only you can decide if a vintage dual time dress watch is right for you.
     


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    I'm usually not a big fan of Daytonas, but wow.
     
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    +1 to Dino944's comments above. The case size works for me, but the crown and lugs seem slightly small in proportion.

    AP's recent decision to slash prices for their precious metal pieces by anywhere from 15 to 30% isn't going to help brand perception (and I'm glad I didn't purchase a precious metal AP over the last year, otherwise I'd be fuming and demanding a small refund), but perhaps it can pave the way for others to enjoy the superb quality that this watchmaker does offer.
     


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    Definitely nice, but this is the vintage Daytona to have:

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    Photo: Dr. Strong

    Make mine the one with the black bezel, please!
     
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    Sheesh.
     


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    Thanks. That's good information. I was curious whose movement they use. I'm just concerned $11k is a little overpriced for this watch. I saw that a similar piece sold at auction in 2009 for $6,000. Love the classic elegance, though. This style of watch is right up my alley.

    This Chopard Perpetual Calendar was another recent acquisition. It uses a JLC base movement, also.

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    On second thought, "wow" is right. That thing's completely untouched. I'd still take one with a PN dial over it, but it's insane cash for those.
     
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    Ah yes. One of my trusted dealers showed me a PN Daytona a few weeks ago for a modest price of $55,000.
     


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