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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. A Guy from Shanghai

    A Guy from Shanghai Senior member

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    That IWC is a lovely watch, but the Omega (which is also beautiful) looks better on your wrist.

    a guy from shanghai,

    very nice IWC, however the first thing i noticed about it was that it's way too big for your wrist!


    Yes, my wrist size is pitiful (6.5")[​IMG] compared to my height (5'10"). To be honest, I like 5001 even better, only after I tried it on myself...[​IMG]
     


  2. Singular

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    Yes, my wrist size is pitiful (6.5")[​IMG] compared to my height (5'10"). To be honest, I like 5001 even better, only after I tried it on myself...[​IMG]

    Well, I suffer from the same problem - 6' tall, 6.5" wrists...

    ...but it means that there is lotsa terribly nice vintage watches for almost no money that fits you great! [​IMG]

    /M
     


  3. EdenResident

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    Yes, my wrist size is pitiful (6.5")[​IMG] compared to my height (5'10"). To be honest, I like 5001 even better, only after I tried it on myself...[​IMG]

    I'm in the same boat, man, except my wrist's even smaller (6.25). Any watch bigger than 40mm looks huge on me. I love that exact same IWC you just got but couldn't pull the trigger due to the size. Another one I like is the JLC Master Eight Days. Too big, too.
     


  4. A Guy from Shanghai

    A Guy from Shanghai Senior member

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    Well, I suffer from the same problem - 6' tall, 6.5" wrists...

    ...but it means that there is lotsa terribly nice vintage watches for almost no money that fits you great! [​IMG]

    /M


    I'm in the same boat, man, except my wrist's even smaller (6.25). Any watch bigger than 40mm looks huge on me. I love that exact same IWC you just got but couldn't pull the trigger due to the size. Another one I like is the JLC Master Eight Days. Too big, too.

    Yes, I hear you both. Making things worse, the current trend seems like "the bigger the better". 40mm is really on the smaller side...most watches have gone above that, and some go all the way to 46mm.[​IMG] To us, wearing such a watch is like wearing a clock on our wrists.
     


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    Yes, I hear you both. Making things worse, the current trend seems like "the bigger the better". 40mm is really on the smaller side...most watches have gone above that, and some go all the way to 46mm.[​IMG] To us, wearing such a watch is like wearing a clock on our wrists.

    I think it kinda helps out though. Those people wearing 44mm-46mm watches is the same as us wearing our 40mm-41mm so it isn't quite ridiculous for us to rock those slightly large watches.

    I tried the PAM 48 in a store and it doesn't look quite huge anymore on my wrist.
     


  6. gazman70k

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    That's a nice shot [​IMG]
    Gaz
     


  7. gazman70k

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    Nice watches, and nicer backdrop (see my post on the previous page)!

    That's cool. Somehow, I like the Rolex / James Bond association better. Fleming put Rolex in the novels with no product placement motives and neither did the film makers in Dr No. The cringing line in Casino Royale was "Is that a Rolex?" by Vespa to James. That was the low point for me of what was an excellent film.

    Gaz
     


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    My new-old Rado Diastar on an ostrich strap:

    [​IMG]
     


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    I collect vintage watches; mostly American Bulovas, Elgins, Hamiltons, and odd Swiss makes, and have lately been collecting Russian Poljots... Here are a few of my favorites. Apologies for the picture quality; my camera was being difficult...


    1957 Bulova Manual...
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    1970 Bulova Oceanographer Automatic...
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    1972 Bulova Auto "Whale Logo"
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    1966 Rodania Swiss Made, 1986 Poljot , 1972 Poljot (all manual)
    [​IMG]
     


  10. FidelCashflow

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    My new-old Rado Diastar on an ostrich strap:

    [​IMG]


    Very nicely done. Quite unique. The contrast stitching on the strap plays off the dial quite nicely. I like the brown ostrich strap.
     


  11. FidelCashflow

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    Here's my dream watch at the moment. 360,000 BPH.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    A watch that actually oscillates 100x a second? How much is that going to retail for?
     


  12. SoCal2NYC

    SoCal2NYC Fashion Hayzus

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    Nice LK.
    My grandfather is a big fan of Rados. He is always trying to get me to buy one.
     


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    last time I checked, it was $20,000 USD and all sold out before it hits the market. It's nearly impossible to get one even if you have the dough.[​IMG]

    A watch that actually oscillates 100x a second? How much is that going to retail for?
     


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    Very nicely done. Quite unique. The contrast stitching on the strap plays off the dial quite nicely. I like the brown ostrich strap.

    Nice LK.
    My grandfather is a big fan of Rados. He is always trying to get me to buy one.


    I would like to get an original signed buckle.
     


  15. SoCal2NYC

    SoCal2NYC Fashion Hayzus

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    I would like to get an original signed buckle.

    See if I were to get a Rado (perhaps one of the stops on our Alaskan cruise this summer) I would want to get one of those ceramic digi ones. Very sporty-techy for that Jil/Raf look.
     


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