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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. no frills

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    Tonight's five to ten minutes worth of activity while waiting for a dryer full of clothes to finish a cycle. Picked up my old DSLR (Canon T1i) and figuring out how to take a proper picture of one of my watches. Wanted to highlight Patek's varying use of angles with the dial and subdials to enhance legibility while maintaining impeccable proportions with the fonts they use, the length of subdial hands and indicators, etc.


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    Didn't quite accomplish my goal very well, I think. Might be the low light evening environment (watch looks very different in the bright sunlight versus the yellow light in our living room). The sapphire crystal is also picking up too much light by "12." But, in any case, it's lovely to stare at this lovely platinum piece through the lens, and even lovelier to stare at it in person!

    I'll get this right at some point. In the meantime, it's much, much easier to take great pictures of my daughters! I just point and click, and 95% of the pics I take come out fantastic, no matter the lighting. Clearly it's not because I'm a biased father, but because my daughters are far prettier and require much less "proper lighting" than any of the watches I own. [​IMG]
     


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    You, sir, are a gentleman and a scholar given your diligence with footnotes.
     


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    Nice, very very nice.
     


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    +1
     


  5. in stitches

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    fedex me your watch so i may take proper pics. ill send it back. promise.
     


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    An absolutely beautiful watch! I love the subdials and Patek's use of depth with them. My family photos always turn out better than my watch photos ...so I understand what you experienced.
     
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    Thank you - happy to be here. After seeing some of the pics you posted earlier, I think everyone's better off if I leave the catwalk-style modeling to you!
     


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    Please recommend a good watch winder. Not price sensitive but I also don't want to spend half a fortune.
     


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    My new to me Speedy on Leffot's unlined cordovan strap. In love. [​IMG]
     


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    i dont know a ton about em, but i have heard only good things about orbita.
     


  11. Warren G.

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    I love that watch ... 3940 right? It is probably my 2nd favorite Patek, right behind the 5970. I finally had the chance to catch up on this thread, great stuff guys! I hope everyone is doing good.
     


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    Hmm whnay, not sure if you know this but watches winders are a bit of a rort, a solution to an invented problem.

    Unless, of course, the watch in question is a perpetual calendar. ;)


    This. Absolutely. 100%.

    I've said before that watches are an emotional purchase, despite our (often vain) attempts at rationalising them.

    You have to find a keeper, the same way you look for a life partner. I must admit I do somewhat judge people who constantly are flipping watches. You guys know the sort... I guess it's the same as meeting someone who you find out is six times divorced! :devil:

    BTW Dino944, sure you're not going to reconsider not being reverso ebuddies with me? I may or may not have one on the way... :slayer:
     
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    I will have to be a reverso buddy sooner or later [​IMG]
     


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    [​IMG]

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    I am guilty of paying MSRP for one of my watches. It was just impossible to find this particular model at that time and I really wanted it. Am I am snob? No, I just wanted to have it - I know paying full price goes against SF rules:satisfied:

    With regards to in-house vesus ETA, I couldn't care less. Give me a well machined case and a perfect dial and I'm a very happy customer. At the end of the day, how much hand finishing (e.g Pealage) do you really think goes into your watches?

    Simple economics: Supply versus demand (+ some branding).
     


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