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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. rnguy001

    rnguy001 Senior member

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    Let's see more of this watch, Flake!



    Seiko Discus Burger SCBS005


    Nicest Tudor I've ever seen.. yours?


    Beautiful as always, NS

     
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  2. wurger

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    saw a misty patch underneath my Longines Retrograde glass last night...... brought to the Longines Boutique for warranty repairs today, will be parted with it for a month. :(

    I wear the watch while I wash my hands, and occasionally left it in the bathroom when I take a shower, didn't expect moisture to get in like that....

    On the bright side, I am back to my Rolex Datejust and Submariner for now. :)
     
  3. Keith T

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    Sorry to hear about the fogging, wurger.

    That's two very solid backups, though....and surely Longines will make it right.



    NS: lovin' that Heuer.




    Flake: beautiful Breguet.

    Travel delays always suck, but you can usually find some Maker's Mark at Pappadeaux to help pass the time :D
     
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    I never received any follow-up on my end, but I am sure they have many, many, many emails to sift through.

    Also, NS, that Heuer is really quite something. Deets?
     
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    I agree with Hayward (and BTW beautiful Snowflake Sub" Hayward) that the Snowflake name really goes with certain Tudor Submariners of the 1960s and 1970s. Calling it a Snowflake distinguishes it from the non-Snowflake Tudor Subs that used "Mercedes" and "Lollipop" hour hands.

    I would think people would just call the Black Bay or Pelagos by their names, as those names distinguish them from vintage Tudor Subs with Snowflake hands or Tudor Subs with Mercedes hands.
     
  6. SBear

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    Decided to start wearing the watch I inherited from my grandfather 31 years ago.
    A circa 1960s-ish(?) Hamilton with original band (Speidel).
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    Posted via Jewelers on Time - a customer whose watch fell into garbage disposal. Ouch.

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  8. Patek

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    Not a fan of the crown so I would recommend this treatment to all Rolex owners :nodding: I kid of course but they are wayyy over played. I hope he had insurance and he can take the money and put it into a more interesting piece.
     
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    So sad to see that happen to a vintage GMT. Hopefully, a new crown/tube, bezel & insert, maybe acrylic crystal, and he will be back in business. He probably should have upgraded to a solid link bracelet anyway... or put it on a strap.
    Booooo , no appreciation for vintage pieces. [​IMG]
     
  10. jbarwick

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    That vintage Hamilton has seen some wrist action in its life. Good to see it still appreciated.

    As for the GMT in the garbage disposal, it was probably one of those accidents that leaves you wondering how it happened in the first place. Watch is on the counter 10ft away, somehow it gets hit and takes and awkward slide pass the other things on the counter to land in the disposal. Sucks none the less.
     
  11. Hayward

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    With regards to the GMT, I would ask why even take it off? If the watch is regularly serviced it should be watertight and easily survive a session of washing dishes.
     
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    These two have no problems coexisting in my small family of watches, or for that matter, bathing together:

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    Although "the crowns" acknowledge that this sister of theirs is much closer to my heart than others:

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    I know many WIS have something of a distaste for the AP ROO line... but hell if this ain't my favorite sports watch in the world.

    44mm Forged Carbon:
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  14. Keith T

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    Not really my thing, but I do respect AP..

    Enjoy it, MM.
     
  15. rnguy001

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    A beast. If I were to go AP I personally would lean towards their ROO offerings.
     
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    vomit. everywhere.
     
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    No appreciation for Rolex although if I ever find an original or interesting one I may actually own one. That has yet to happen. There is a reason they don't have display backs...
     
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    TBH, i don't think you've done much looking then.
     
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    i love lamp
     
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    Thanks! I have a writeup somewhere, I'll do some quick copy/paste:

    The Heuer flyback chrono is usually known as the Heuer Bund, as it was issued to pilots in the (West) German Bundeswehr from the mid-60s. It features a Valjoux 230 flyback manual chrono, and was made in a large number of variations, mostly by Heuer (but they were also produced and rebranded by Sinn for a short period.) There are many excellent resources to read, google or try these:

    http://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.php?186871-REVIEW-Heuer-Bundeswehr-Massive-Modem-Burner

    http://brown-snout.com/horology/articles/heuer_bundeswehr_chrono/

    (My watch is featured way down in the last article.)

    In 2007 I came across a Norwegian issued Heuer chrono on a Norwegian online markedplace. Marked "Luftforsvaret" ("Air Force"). I had never seen or heard about this before Unfortunately I was too late on the phone. The watch was sold already. I was definitely not happy that day, my girlfriend remembers me coming home swearing. Which is not my usual mood.

    Over a year later, I was talking to a fellow collector, and I complained about the Heuer that slipped. "Well, I have that exact watch in my safe", was his reply. Yeah, what happened from there was to be expected. I bought the watch, and he made quite a profit :embar:

    I posted what I knew about the watch on various forums, and it turns out it was not the only one. A few others surfaced during 2008, and we all did a little digging.

    The Heuer "Luftforsvaret" was issued to F-104 Starfighter pilots during the 70s, and possibly others. If there existed an official contract between Heuer and The Norwegian Airforce, the details are now lost. My belief is that the buy was for a small number of watches, and a local low level initiative.

    Here is my last post on another forum:

    Some pictures from the 334 squadron in Bodø. The number of airspace violations from the Soviets really increased during the 70s. It was not easy sharing a border with the mighty bear when you were a small mouse (albeight in a powerful gang of friends). My watch was perhaps carried by one of there guys who performed more than 200 interception missions during the 70s, before the F-104 was replaced by the F-16.

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