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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. Keith T

    Keith T Senior member

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    Not my photo, obviously.

    Curious if anybody's got a Portofino hand-wound.

    Does it wear like a HUGE 45mm, or smaller?

    Santoni strap looks good enough to eat.
     
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  2. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    Thanks Keith. I can't give you wrist report, but that Portofino is gorgeous. And as nice as those Santoni straps look in pics, they look that much better in person.

    Mimo - thanks - how did you get my pic to show so large? Whenever I post they are small, and you have to click to get the larger size.
     
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    Love the Zenith El Primero. Mine is my daily driver. Great, classic, clean watch. I do need to pick up a new gator strap.
     
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    Oi that asymmetric VC is captivating. I am usually drawn to more symmetrical pieces but this asymmetry... works for some reason. How large is the case?

    mimo, remind me again how many shoes you bought this month?

    Well, today I ended up buying one pair. Guess which one?
     
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    Oh Frills, I am glad to see you are back to the occasional frillyvous purchase!

    And Dino, I absolutely love that VC. Perhaps my favorite of your watches, aside from the 15202.
     
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    rnguy001 Senior member

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    Wearing my most TWAT- approved watch. Ironically it gets the least wrist time. [​IMG] And now I can't stop thinking about these: [​IMG] You guys are evil
     
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    Anyone know if Junghans is still using Grand Seiko movements in their nicer pieces? Always thought that was quite an attractive proposition, Bauhaus design and kaizen mechanics.
     
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    You're welcome my friend. Change the input at the top of the editor to "source" after you've inserted your picture. You will see a point where the picture is specified as a maximum of 500 by 1000. Change the 500 to 1000 as well. That's it.

    I have bought five pairs of shoes. And three last month. But in mitigation, I'm guessing that the total cost would be about the same as the one pair you bought yesterday. Which is probably eight times as awesome too. Congratulations on some well-placed frillyvolousness! I look forward to an action pic, no doubt featuring some kind of athletic demonstration while the morning sun bounces between your shiny extended toe caps and the precious, precision-styled Patek on your wrist. I still like you, even if you're a show off. ;)
     
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    Mimo - thanks.

    rnguy - I would wear the heck out of that watch. If it's feeling unbearably lonely, I'll send you my address and fix that problem for free. [​IMG]
     
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    I love watch cases that have interesting shapes it adds to my dress watches feeling truly different than my round sports watches. Its not that large. In terms of case size its about the width of a JLC 1931 Tribute, but a tad shorter since it doesn't have the angled lugs on the ends. It also wears very comfortably because the case is curved.

    A few photos that if you look closely you may be able to see its case is curved.
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    Thanks Nuke. I really like this piece a lot too. Its definitely a fun piece to wear. Most people don't know what it is, but it attracts their attention because they can't initially decide if its rectangular and its an optical illusion making it look asymmetric, or if it truly is asymmetric. So I've actually had people come up an ask me if their eyes are playing tricks on them and whether or not its rectangular. It was definitely a great modern interpretation of one of their vintage pieces. I believe it was earlier this year that they reintroduced a version that is nearly identical to the original piece from 1972 (except its only available in WG and has a patterned dial)...but I'm not in love with the new re-introduced model.
     
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    I am not sure I ever stopped. Watches, yes. For a few months. But I have been purchasing socks here and there; a few hats over the last few weeks since the weather turned...

    Well, yes, aren't we evil? But that shoe is indeed devilishly tempting. Needless to say, I saw it yesterday too and was tempted, but decided to focus on something else...

    (One small whine about this pair? It's pretty standard black calf skin, none of the crazy awesome patination that Corthay is known for; but, I also have a pair of bergeronette Corthays without any patination and I quite love them. Plus, the red piping adds that accent that just makes it pop. So, I guess I've just overruled my own whining).

    No athletic demonstrations this time around! Looking forward to any pics of the shoes you want to post too. Since this is TWAT, I took a picture that's not totally off-topic. I hereby present today's frillyvolous combo of eyeglasses, watch and shoes. As Pierre Corthay might say... voila!

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    Now we know how deep the rabbit hole goes ... [​IMG]

    And it all started with a slate dial.
     
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    frilly: that's a pretty cool still life.


    dino: appreciate those additional pics....did not realize that VC does have some curvature to it. Great piece, and a good size!

    The best watches are the ones that keep on giving-- it's like they reward the additional study.
     
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    Congrats! Now that's a winning combination!
     
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    When the Batman meets the Joker? Enjoy them Frills.[​IMG]
     
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    +1, very nice. The patination on those eggplant Corthays is lovely.

    And rnguy, just an idea--I too had difficulty bonding with my Master Control initially. But with my MUT Moon, I decided to wear it for a month straight, for forced bonding. Since that time, I do not think that I have taken it off once. It is definitely not the easiest watch to bond with, since it is a bit austere. But I feel like a bit of forced bonding definitely helps. It is like marriage counseling :).
     
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    "No Frills" indeed. Be tough to beat this, even by your exceptional standards! :slayer:
     
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    Frilly, I think after that little masterpiece I might be embarrassed to show my meagre version! But maybe when the last pair arrive in a couple of days, I'll do a group shot just for you :)

    Edit: P.S. Multiple hats? You can't just slide that one by...
     
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    I picked up this Zenith Elite about a month ago. The original strap was a very dark brown so I decided to change it up.


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    That's a very handsome watch arkane - congrats!
     
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