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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. kungapa

    kungapa Senior Member

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    The Junghans just arrived as a gift for my girlfriend - got an amazing deal for it, and bought a custom alligator strap. The Stowa is my dress watch - very enjoyable, solid eta-powered watch.


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  2. dopey

    dopey Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    lol - I was about to ask what is the point of having both those watches. then I thought about what I have and shut up.
     


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    The Junghans is for my girlfriend - not for me. Slightly too small for my wrists - if it was for myself I'd get the automatic, not the smaller hand wound.
     


  4. Keith T

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    Classy pair!
     


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    Very interesting watch. Thanks for sharing some photos.
     


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    Roger, now you're giving the secret away to everyone:).
     


  7. in stitches

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    RogerP - really nice. would love to see a pic of the dial with the "A" on it.
     


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    Thanks gents.

    Stitchy - I'll try to snap a pic this weekend.

    Hey there Bill!
     


  9. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    i look forward to it. :)
     


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    So it appears I have gotten the wife a proper (mechanical) Patek...........


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    ... on a bracelet, as she prefers. And a relatively larger (versus typical ladies models) case size at 36mm...

    Pure coincidence that I like perpetuals and that our wrist sizes are relatively similar. Oh no, I'm not going to be borrowing/wearing this at all. It's really her watch, seriously....
     
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    Excellent,Congrats.

    Looks like you need to take that baby out on a test drive, just to make sure everything is working like it is supposed to.[​IMG]
     
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  12. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    lol, keep on keepin on, baby.
     


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    Thanks. It seems only proper, 'no? [​IMG]

    But seriously, the wife adores it. How could she not.
     


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    inorite... [​IMG]

    But here's the thing: I've stated my clear preference for the 3940 versus the 5140. I feel that the relative proportions of the case size and subdial letterings for the 3940 work better than the 5140 (photo from Mech at PuristSpro):


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    I think the larger letterings work for the 5040 (which I have too), but because of the unique tonneau shape:






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    But what really comes across as a bit "off" to me about the 5140 is that squished up "27" in the date/moonphase subdial:


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    Which, interestingly enough, does NOT show up in the 5136/1J, despite the smaller case size (36/37mm versus the 5140's 39mm) and the larger letters in the other subdials:


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    I know I may be acting a bit unnecessarily nitpicky about this, and if someone wants to give me a 5140P for free I'm happy to own it.[​IMG]

    Just wanted to share my nitpicky thoughts with you folks.
     


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    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    I agree. :)
     


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