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. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    Yes, this is a Charles Frodsham who was the last of the dynasty. He bought out some of the other famous makers like Arnold--some earlier watches are marked Arnold.

    At the age of 20, Frodsham apparently won second prize with his marine chronometer at the Greenwich Observatory Trials.

    The best movements had freespung balances.
     


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    i am thinking about buying this 18k yellow gold constellation. any thoughts are appreciated. mainly i am concerned if it is a little too much given the champagne colored dial.
     


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    I'd check such watches carefully as there are a lot of Franken-Constellations out there.

    I like the gold dial. My circa 1949 Omega chronometer is 18k gold with a gold dial.
     


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    I'm not a big fashion watch guy. However, in the past few years, I've been hunting for one of these dandies. The model line (Chaumet Dandy) has been out for the past few years and I love every single model. Movement is mostly like ETA 2892 with modifications.

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    my favorite by far and one I'd wear:

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    I'd check such watches carefully as there are a lot of Franken-Constellations out there.

    I like the gold dial. My circa 1949 Omega chronometer is 18k gold with a gold dial.


    i agree, franken-connies can be a danger. any particular precautions or questions i should ask with regard to the watch? the seller is well, respected and been in business here in la for a while.
     


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    the seller is well, respected and been in business here in la for a while.
    In this instance you're buying the seller, so if he checks out then go for it. You can always have a watchmaker inspect it for peace of mind.
     


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    I'm not a big fashion watch guy. However, in the past few years, I've been hunting for one of these dandies. The model line (Chaumet Dandy) has been out for the past few years and I love every single model. Movement is mostly like ETA 2892 with modifications.


    my favorite by far and one I'd wear:


    You like these and think Panerais are ugly? WTH?
     


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    I think there was around ten Frodsham chronometer/instrument makers, - they were sort of a dynasty, and all top-notch, which is why simpler instruments can have fake Frodsham markings. No doubt about this watch, though - it's great, especially the tortoiseshell chain. Some other products of the Frodsham family's work:
    I've corresponded with an antique English watch specialist and he said this was a rather unusual watch given the case style--he thinks it might have been made for Frodsham's stand at the Great Exhibition in 1851. The case is unusual in that it is a demi-hunter without an opening mechanism, and no inner glass. It would have a kind of experiment with thinner fusees when Frodsham's main competitor, Dent, was offering the thin fusees made by Nicole & Capt later Nicole Nielsen & Co.
     


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    I like these Chaumet Dandies. I have neutral feelings about people wearing Panerai. I just don't wear them because I think they're ugly. I hope I've made myself clear.
    You like these and think Panerais are ugly? WTH?
     


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    Playing around with a lamp & camera.

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    Playing around with a lamp & camera.

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    +1

    That is how the wearer often sees his/her watch. The urwerk is designed to be read in that position.
     


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    I like these Chaumet Dandies. I have neutral feelings about people wearing Panerai. I just don't wear them because I think they're ugly. I hope I've made myself clear.

    Those Chaumet Dandies scream Radomir-"inspired".

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    I'm wearing my White Dial Daytona today


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    Me too. A great classic style statement. Larry.
     


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