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. Rambo

    Rambo Senior member

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    this picture really should have a yarmulke somewhere in it. for authenticity.
     


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    Just an absolutely amazing watch! [​IMG]Congrats and thanks for letting us share in your excitement! Whats that 4 Pateks...not to be a bad influence, but 3 more and you will have one for each day of the week [​IMG] Just kidding! BTW Congrats on the wife's new time piece also! You both had a great week!
     
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    My mom was an amazing baker and I grew up around them. If you are ever in the area around Purim, let me know. My wife has our family recipe and makes killer Hamentashen! Your PAM in the photo looked pretty tasty too!
     


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    lol, maybe that will be my next prop. btw, i think that pic is my fave of the group.


    thanks!

    what area is that? feel free to PM me if you like. though i always stay home and have purim with my family, ya nevah know.
     
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    do they travel well? can i kop via PM???
     


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    no frills, if I can add another comment....and really this goes for all of you forumites that have such KILLER watches.

    Just a simple, but very *sincere* request: please, for the love of God, wear that motherf*cker.

    Just wear it. A lot.

    You researched it....deliberated over it.....eventually bought it....and now you must OWN it.

    I understand you've got some other awesome pieces, and if you're like me at all, you are always going to have a "rotation"....some things in the watch box are more sporty/casual, others more dressy/formal. Which is entirely appropriate. Spread the love around....it's all good.

    But please, please...don't be that guy that just throws that Patek in a safe. Or leaves it in the box all the time, afraid it may catch a slight "swirl" or scuff along the way. Life's just too short.

    You were kind enough to share some pictures (which are great) and congratulations, again.... I really mean it.

    But don't put baby in a corner.

    All of you guys: if you've got a Royal Oak, a Nautlius, a Daytona, one of these awesome vintage Subs that get posted here....what many would consider so-called "grail" pieces....

    Yes, take good care of them....I'm sure none of you would be so silly as to be reckless about it....but seriously, WEAR them. Enjoy them...on the wrist! As intended!

    G'night.
     


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    Thanks, Keith T and other SF members. Oyes, I don't even own a safe.

    Rotation allows almost equal wrist time on a weekly basis for all six pieces. Not bad, really. Although the 3970 will be worn two days in a row today and tomorrow... [​IMG]

    Also, the wife rarely takes off her watches. Even sleeps with 'em. Heh heh.
     
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    i could not imagine buying a watch a not wearing it. would be physically painful.
     


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    Congrats, Frills! Looks incredible! Wear it in good health.
     


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    I will admit to a certain period of babying after getting a new watch :embar: After that, every watch gets used. It helps that I prefer to buy vintage or at least pre-owned, they usually come pre-scratched as well :)

    My Daytona and Master Chrono were both new puchases from my regular . The Daytona is now in regular rotation, never mind that the bezel is a scratch magnet. The rose gold MC is mostly used for dinners and occations, but the first hairlines and swirls have arrived.

    My 16610 Sub has taken quite a beating, and looks all the better for it. The only watch that gets a yearly checkup ...
     


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    So, er, where is it you live again? And, um, I was thinking, what kind of domestic alarm systems does everyone use? [​IMG]

    Haha. It looks even better out in the wild, Frilly. Absolutely beautiful. It actually makes me smile to look at it!
     


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    I'm not sure what you're getting at here, you're appearing to disagree but you're nearly in complete agreement with him.

    Take the example of the suit. It is an item that follows restrictions handed down by tradition, not unlike a mechanical watch. Your pick stitching and nice buttons are analogous to perlage in the sense that their value lies in the additional effort that their presence implies.

    Within the restrictions of what a suit is, a well made and fitted bespoke one will always beat a mass produced rtw one. Within the restrictions of what a mechanical watch is, a piece from the leading marques will always beat a Seagull or Christopher Ward. Same logic.

    The problem is that some people compare mechanical watches with quartz watches because they adopt the imo simplistic approach of thinking that a mechanical watch is merely all about timekeeping, which it isn't. It's like saying wearing a parka is better than wearing a suit because it covers your nakedness better. Or running shoes are superior to dress shoes because they are more comfortable. Completely ridiculous, of course.

    Then there are others who are seduced by a pretty dial and who forget or choose to ignore that innovation in movement design is of course an important part of the equation. A select few, like Thatguy, take it a step further and try their best to equate their literally skin deep appreciation of watches to some purposeful noble philosophical depth that is really only envy and class warfare by another name.

    Thus within the limitations of what defines a mechanical watch (and so separates a good mechanical watch from a poor one... which BTW includes care/effort in making) I am absolutely comfortable in saying that objectively my JLC is better than your Tag Heuer or IWC but worse than your patek.

    By all means buy what you like regardless of its "merit", I certainly still do. Like I said before it's an emotional hobby. But I still think it's always useful to have at the back of your mind a sort of objective scale to temper your impulses, lest today's infatuation becomes tomorrow's flip! :)
     
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    I enjoy the discussion, but I try to refrain to analyze my own collector psyche too closely. Not sure I'd like what I find :paranoia:

    I'm pretty sure I'm more moved by the need for peer recognition than I would like to admit. I have always tried to buy what I like, watches that make me smile. Be it ETAs in a pretty case or in-house movements with pedegree. The problem is that my preferences seem to be fickle and easily changed as I read and learn.
     


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