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. DLJr

    DLJr TWAT Master.

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    Though the styling isn't for me, I'm really digging the color. And I'm extremely pleased to see you are putting the watch to good use.
     
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    Not sure if you guys are on other watch forums, but if you do you may have worked out that there was a bit of a fly in the ointment with my Rouge - the guarantee card came with a non-matching serial number, which in a nutshell is a really really really bad thing.

    My initial exchange with the seller over this matter was a little confusing as he tried (in vain) to reassure me that all was well - he thought I was referring to the catalogue reference number, which is never the same as the casing reference number.

    You see, JLC engraves case reference numbers on the back of their watches (format XXX.XX.XX), which are not the same as the reference numbers you find in their catalogues for the exact same model (format XXXXXXX). They record the catalogue reference number in their guarantee cards.

    Anyway, to cut a long story short, the original retailing boutique was contacted and after some checking they agreed that apparently a mistake was made somewhere by them. They are re-issuing a correct guarantee card for my watch as I type this.

    See, a hitherto unforeseen benefit to purchasing boutique-only models with are tracked a lot better by the manufacture! I can only imagine how I would be SOL had this been a watch originally purchased from an AD... :eek:
     
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    Quote:Whew! Glad this worked out well in the end!
     
  4. jeff13007

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    I think you are right in this, most of the Patek for Tiffany's watches I've seen have both companies names on the faces so i don't think the watch in question is a Patek. I know Tiffany's uses other makers as well

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    The last one is their anniversary model they made for their NYC store.
     
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    Glad to hear you were able to get it fixed. I had a similar experience with a Rolex, but I was able to get it sorted out as well. Always best to verify this info when you first get the watch though.
     
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    Nice looking example. Thanks for posting.


    I wouldn't get a quartz though.
     
  7. Keith T

    Keith T TWAT Master.

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    I would have been hella-nervous over that. Sounds like a good resolution for you.

    Great watch, man. Enjoy it.
     
  8. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    Thanks everyone for the help and suggestions. Keep them coming!

    Kap - by unnecessary stitching details, I mean that I don't like contrast stitching (for this application) and would even prefer none/minimal stitching (this means that the strap would have to be unlined). Like so, from Leffot:

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    It doesn't seem that Leffot's straps garner 100% favorable reviews... so I am hoping there are other suggestions!
     
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  9. Hayward

    Hayward Senior member

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    Some of may have noticed that I tried a Speedmaster a while back.

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    This turned out to be a failure. Omega strap a bit skimpy, arrow hands make subdials unreadable at certain times, and the movement kept dying. Fortunately the seller stood up and took it back.

    I would still like a Speedy, this time a professional, but am rather turned off by the inscription on the case back.
     
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    dddrees Senior member

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    If the inscription is a turn off, maybe then the movement would make up for that.
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    Quote:Dan, I love these pics of the Speedy Pro's display back. Thanks for sharing!
     
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    dddrees Senior member

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    Thank you, even though I think my picture skills are lacking.
     
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    I see. Again, personally I would prefer a lined, stitched strap for a Speedy, like in Hayward's pic above (with contrasting or same coloured stitching), but if you like this look:

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    maybe the straps from Hodinkee is worth a look.



    On the 3570.50.00?
     
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    Getting in on this sweet action with what im wearing today (on a hodinkee strap no less!)

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    3572 on a hodinkee dark brown suede strap
     
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    I saw that on TPP. Hopefully you had time to delete the pictures of the serial number and card!
     
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