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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. Belligero

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    Good points all around, including about the $3K zone being a bit of a no-man's land for most new watches.

    However, while I'd take the bracelet if it was offered for free, I wouldn't pay extra for it and it's unlikely I'd ever want to wear it. This type of watch belongs on a quality strap; that afterthought of a bracelet suits it neither aesthetically nor functionally. It's definitely no sports watch, so what's the point?
     
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    a bit off topic, but i knew a guy that traded a rolex datejust for a bracelet for his JLC. not the watch, JUST THE BRACELET. :facepalm:

    Broke my heart when he told me that story.
     


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    At $3k there are many more appealing options used versus new.
     


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    Are you saying that a Tank needs a bracelet to be tank'y? Isn't it primarily the case design that takes it's inspiration from a tank?

    Either way, a Tank looks best on a strap IMO.
     
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    I completely agree. That strap is shite too though. I guess in theory I would not have minded the Master Control bracelet for my... Master Control. Probably would have never used it, but you never know I guess! The Tank Solo is a bit large, and wears fairly big, so I guess it could be more casual in theory. I guess for me I would just be looking at the lesser of two evils?

    I have thought about the Tank Solo. It is Cartier styling for substantially cheaper. I love the Cartier Tank, I am just not sure if I $15,000 love it. Especially with the "movement issue."
     


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    Completely agree. I just hate buying used. I know it is a personal problem, and I know it is silly... but it REALLY bothers me. If you can deal with used, definitely go used at that price point. A lot of doors open up. I sold my Master Control for $3,300.
     


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    PT Barnum (apocryphally) and David Hannum (actually) would have appreciated that one. That better have been 18K.

    Aside from how lame a Reverso on a bracelet looks, one of the reasons that I have no desire to own for my Reverso is that the case accumulates hairline scratches like it's made of forged butter. The fully-polished bracelet is made the exact same material. No, thanks.
     


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    Yes, that is one nasty-lookin' strap in the photo.

    Off-topic, but speaking of "movement issue"...

    [​IMG]

    ...this bezel. [​IMG]
     


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    a guy i used to hang around with bought one of those RJ Titanic DNA watches. he bought it at a huge discount, and still got raped when he resold it. Im still baffled that he bought one.
     


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    Completely the other way around.
     


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    STAINLESS!!!!
     


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    Why would you ever take the strap into consideration when buying a nice watch? It will inevitably need replacement and reflects a marginal portion of what you're paying for.
     


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    Could be slightly worse, though... there's always that rubber-plated steel one of theirs. :facepalm:
     


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    Thnx; going back I can see I totally misread that :embar:
     
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    Good point; I was actually assuming that was him wearing it in the pic he posted. But then again, it didn't look that big on his wrist; just perhaps a bit uncomfortable.
     


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