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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. ~ B ~

    ~ B ~ Senior Member

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    Some enamel guilloche dial action...

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    From afar, the dial looks like normal lacquer, either purple or blue depending on light.

    But get it under a spotlight, and the subtleties of the fired enamel dial glisten marvelously.

    The hands are also three-faceted for excellent legibility.

    On the back is a manufacture movement with bespoke engraving of my family seal, and a personal dedication.
     


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    PAM 190 today

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    Movement by JLC

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    I'm considering trading my Glashutte Navigator toward an IWC Portuguese Auto. However, I already have a Vintage Inge Laureus edition. Do you think that this is a bad move because the watches are too similar? I also have a Seamaster and a Montblanc dress watch, so my collection isn't huge.

    Any input appreciated.
     


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    DLJr TWAT Master.

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    Dino, honest question: at what point does the originator lose to other factors for you for watches? Just curious, because as with most things, watches are related to one another in design aspects. The preference for the Lange makes sense outside of the "originator" factor, so that discussion is less interesting to me.
     


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    Here's my IWC from 1969 - if only I had aged so well:

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    And my wife's comparatively young 10 year old Portofino:

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    DLJr TWAT Master.

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    Say hi to my old high school as you pass through. When are you arriving in Philly to purchase the RDM? [​IMG]

    The reason I chose Delaware was actually from Wayne's World: "Or, imagine being magically whisked away to... Delaware.......Hi. I'm in... Delaware." Figured it reflected Dino's opinion of the GO Pano series accurately.
     
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    Arriving in Philly on Saturday I think. We are in Wilmington for the week. If I come home with an RDM, it will not be the result of a purchase!

    Got it--clearly I need to re-watch Wayne's World!
     


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    Wow! Gorgeous
     


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    Too bad, I'm leaving for Vermont early on Sunday and I could have used a push to make a purchase. Suits/shirts/etc, I purchase all too willingly, but watches I have issues finally pulling the trigger; I'm far too pragmatic.

    The only reason I remember that part of WW is that I used to mock my classmates in HS who were from Delaware. I got the "Filthadelphia" stuff, they got the, "Delaware, well I guess it is the home of tax free shopping, so there's that I suppose."
     


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    Wow, looks fantastic for its age. Great watch!
     


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    ZOMG, B, flake, roger and newcomer, fantastic!

    here is the 112 once again. :)

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    Flake,

    Yo - That is a phenomenal PAM!
     
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    RogerP: both of those are great...really like the Yacht Club on mesh. That's a cracker.

    -B- : do you have a decent straight ahead shot of that blue/purple dial? Looks like a very rich color.

    Flake: beautiful 190. Good shot of the movement there.

    frilldog: if we're doing spring break wristies...here's my 210 remembering the Alamo last weekend...you'll notice I copied your "blurry wristwatch, focus on the background" photographic style....nothing like stitchy's shot LOL :

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    And I have it on good authority that William B. Travis was a huge Panerai fan.
     


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