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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. in stitches

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    thanks, guys. i wish i had stuff i was willing to sell. could probably make it happen. sadly, i dont want to sell anything that is worth anything.
     


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    Family resemblance or not, I'd choose what I prefer. If I limited myself to the originators of a certain look, and ignore anything inspired by the original, I wouldn't be very happy. I prefer the Lange 1 to the pano, I prefer the panomaticlunar to the Lange 1 moonphase, as I see the dial as an aesthetic improvement. You value the originator factor more than I do, and likely prefer the overall look of the Lange anyway as well. Different strokes.
     
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    If the post was about the recent brouhaha about Miss Teen Delaware, well, I will neither admit nor deny that I may have seen her in action.
    Would that I had the means to acquire all the stuff I want for friends I appreciate.....[​IMG]
     


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    [​IMG]


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    This one has been getting decent wrist time. No safe queen here. New York summers are going to wear these leather straps out, what with my sweaty wrists.
     


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    You can blame your sweaty wrists, but it's more likely because that Patek is so HAWT.
     


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    that watch is amazing.
     


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    Yes, I do place value on creativity and originality. Beyond that I also find the Lange 1 and Lange 1 Moonphase far more attractive than any GO Pano design. I don't own a Lange or a GO, but I recognize GO makes a good quality watch and its significantly less expensive. However a GO would never fulfill my desire to have a Lange 1, so for me it would be pointless to purchase a GO. To each his own.
    Love that 3970!!!! Hot, humid weather? Preserve the strap by giving the Daytona & Explorer more wrist time .
     


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    Now, I might get this post directly into the WAT [​IMG]. Operating knowledge of blogs and forums is NOT hardwired at birth [​IMG] o

    So, here's an ancient Baume et Mercier Geneve with a Bidynator movement. Shown with, I believe, the original crocodile strap of which B&M wants $300 new. AYKM ? Anyway, just look at that face !! Sweet for about 60 years old ?
     


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    I would really like that, if only for funsies.
     


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    The girl has got some serious... talent. I am glad someone caught that :).

    And that Patek is gorgeous. Tough choice between it and Miss Teen Delaware.
     


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    will do !
     


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    Dino944, that's exactly what I thought when I visited Orlando last week. So here's a pic with Beauty, the Beast, and Belle. That's counterclockwise, from the bottom.


    [​IMG]
     


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    well, prelim investigation shows me that IWCs from the late 60s early 70s had dials with both the initials and the full name, on the dial. ill probably list it on ebay for work, and knowing my boss he will try for 3k, which i think is too much. id imagine we end up getting somewhere in the low to mid 2k range for it.

    just a prelim tho. will let you know when we actually decide.
     


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    That IWC looks like an early Portofino (or a Portofino precursor) from the 80's. Many of which had IWC in caps above two lines of cursive script. (The Portofino line is from '84.)
     
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    thanks, K. the font certainly is not like ones i found from the 60s/70s, so you are probably right. i imagine the pricing i mentioned will still be the same though.
     
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