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. Dino944

    Dino944 Senior member

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    The Broad Arrow is IMHO a better choice both in terms of looks and movement over an automatic Speedmaster with date. You get classic Speedmaster looks with 3,6,9 subdial layout, automatic movement, and none of the distraction of a date window cutting up the dial. Great choice if one is not going with the Speedy Pro.
     
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    Did someone say Speedy Pro and Vass tri-color Oxford's?

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    Also, Cyclon, I have NO doubt in my mind that you made the right choice. As beautiful as the Speedy 8500 is on RogerP, I think that the original is much more elegant on your wrist.
     
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    The POC is a comically thick watch. Very few of its wearers manage to pull off the look, at least not nearly as well as they think they do.

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    It's the type of watch that wears you.
     
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    Love this watch. For my money, the best chronograph in the price range on aesthetics, build quality, and movement technology. Particularly like the domed sapphire on top and bottom, as well as the combined hour/minute register. With this and the liquid metal Planet Ocean, I think Omega is taking it to the next level (though I can't abide the hands on the PO).
     
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    Fabulous combo, well done sir!!!
     
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    Nice!

    Thanks johanm.
     
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    Quote:Oi - what a great combination!
     
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    Well, I tend to agree with you, but this is what I mean by what subjectively fits your eye. It's a point that has been debated as long as the big watch craze has been around - which is now long enough that it can't fairly be described as a fad. Guys who like the big / bigger / biggest watches think they look just fine, and find the 35mm vintage watches I will occasionally wear to be "comically small". Either way, someone is getting a laugh. [​IMG]

    I know a guy who owns a Zenith Type XX Aeronef - about the biggest "wrist" watch I have ever personally held in hand. He wears it and pulls it off somehow. I couldn't, but props to him on a really cool and unique piece.

    Shown below next to my Speedy from a Zenith event last summer:

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    Good to see your 9300 Roger I agree, when I got it I loved it, but found it be even more of a sleeper since owning it. So well made and dead on accurate. Extremely comfortable on the wrist too. Thanks for the great shots as always BTW - love the Zenith. I know I couldn't pull it off, but I would love to see/handle one someday [​IMG] [​IMG] I have mine on the bracelet now which is actually quite well made.
     
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    :slayer: superb


    besides this being a great watch, this is a killer pic.
     
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    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    One of the main reasons I absolutely love my Speedy is that I don't notice it on my wrist throughout the day. It's perfectly balanced from case to clasp, and the bracelet is perfect. YMMV, of course, but the main reason I don't wear other watches often is that they aren't nearly as comfortable as the Speedy. :satisfied:
     
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    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    like you my good man, just like you.
     
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    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    Is his name flavor flav?
     
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    Love Speedmasters!

    For some reason, the only one who has found a way into my collection is a Mk II, the awkward 70s cousin in the Speedy family. Dated, but I quite like it. Hefty on a mesh.

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    Whelp, I managed to get the springbars off without scratching the lugs. I hadn't seen Newcomer's post when I ordered, so I just got a cheap one of Amazon.

    Now I can't figure out how to get them back in. :embar:
     
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