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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. dddrees

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    Thank you sir, and I think you made an excellent choice.


    It looks like it was a win win for the both of us.
     
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  2. dddrees

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    Thank you sir.
     
  3. djh

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    Thank you, it's my first vintage Rolex and I'm already looking for another. As collectable as it is, the creme dialed 16550 didn't speak to me, I didn't like the lack of contrast between the white gold markers and dial.
     
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    see your kidney, if its still worth anything.
     
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    sold em for Motley Crue tickets and a half a kit kat bar around 2004.
     
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    a good deal if i ever heard one! :slayer:
     
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    I've never been a fan of the cream dial 16550, so I think you made a great choice. Apparently, many people didn't like the lack of contrast between white gold markers and the dial, so it changed on the next model. But its those quirky things that have made it collectible, even if its not your taste or mine. Congrats again on a great find!
     
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    I'm as much of an impulse buyer as anyone but this one is going to take a little time! :) Most likely toward the end of the year.
     
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    good luck man. Theyre great watches...this is my second. I had been tossing the idea around of a higher end watch than what i currently had....I really didnt anticipate leaving with it because i take FOREVER to decide on a purchase. I justified it because I had to get rid of my sports car when the baby came. A fella has to have his toys. No buyers remorse though...its really nearly impossible to go wrong with them. Cant wait to see it on your wrist!
     
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    Its kinda the end of the year already, no? :devil:

    derk - Smart move using that money while the baby is still new. They tend to get more expensive as the years go by. Both the watches and the kids.
     
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    New shoes for old friend

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    Nice BP - we don't see many around here. Your thoughts on it compared to other higher end brands? Love to hear thoughts from an owner..

    I don't own any gold watches (yet), but when I do, I will definitely have it on a brown croc. Just love that warm color combo



     
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    DerekS

    Congrats again on that great AP. I'm really feelin' that diver

    but SUPER congrats on the baby, my man

    R

     
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    looks great flake. that one needs to be clicked for larger to see the pic well.
     
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    My god.

    At first it looked off to me. Couldn't figure out why. Then I realized the inner bezel was turned haha
     
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    i <3 rotating inner bezels.
     
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    DerekS, congrats on the pickup! Lovely piece and great photo!
    Woh, nice EGs, ddrees! Wear that blue with much pride! Speaking of "nontraditional" colors, Leffot has a blazing new Arca pair in aubergine, a deep shade of purple. I never thought I'd see myself wearing purple shoes, but I do have a lot of purple in my wardrobe (dress shirts, ties). And I now wear cherry, navy and olive shoes with abandon. Will I get myself an aubergine pair of Arcas? Time will tell... Sorry for the terse message; on vacation for the week so will post more when I have a better internet connection! Just wanted to touch base with my TWAT brethren!
     
  18. dddrees

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    Thank you sir.

    Between you and Namor I'm not sure who had more to do with planting the seed. But I knew I just had to get some blue shoes. Anyway the opportunity to get these could not be passed on. I still have a pair of blue Galways on their way, and with these in hand the wait won't be as bad.
     
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    Oh man, I saw those Arcas, and I'm sorely tempted. I keep telling myself that it's cheaper than my watches...
     
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    the arcas are one of the most beautiful shoes ever designed.
     
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