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. elwood49

    elwood49 Well-Known Member

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    So I'm thinking of buying the JLC Master Hometime as my first real watch after doing a bit of research. I tried one on in person and loved it. Anything else comparable in that price range I should consider before pulling the trigger?
     


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    PM sent ....
     


  3. in stitches

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    busy with real life work, i believe.
     


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    Someone kidnapped Frills! You must be an imposter. The real Frills would have given in to the "Dark side" and closed the deal. [​IMG]

    I think its an interesting watch with its retrograde function, but its not without compromises. My favorite part of the 5059 is the officers case.
     


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    +1. i tried it on once, the officers case is very neat.
     


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    Hi guys,
    I'm 20 years old, looking for a nice watch to wear across all occasions. I'd really like some opinions on the Raymond Weil maestro watch pictured (model 2838-PC5-00209) as an option. I saw it window shopping and now believe in love at first sight [​IMG]
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    thats a damn nice watch. i had a RW years ago...REALLY liked it. id say go for it.
     


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    If you like Raymond Weil, check out Frederique Constant. There was a topic on WUS a while back (here, although the pictures seemed to have expired) That shows RW has directly copied FC designs in an astonishing amount. It sparked a lively debate over the legal or ethical choices some watches make when taking a large portion of inspiration from another single watch.

    If it were my dollar, I'd want one that was the original and not the copy. (take "original" with a grain of salt. FC uses Breguet hands and takes a lot of inspiration from other classic pieces but there's a difference in being inspired by classics and slapping your name on someone else's design) FC also started the Open Heart trend in 1994, which has become wildly popular.

    Either way, RW has solid build quality although I believe the majority of their offerings have been quartz in the past. Not sure about that model.
     
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    ^^i dont know...FC has pretty much completely ripped off quite a few watches ...they have knock offs of the PP calatrava, VC Patrimony, Breguet, etc. Id hardly call their watches "original"
     


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    Any pics? I'd be interested in seeing them.
     


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    I'm around... just a bit more passive. As IS said, pretty busy with work

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    dat dome. :drool:

    good to see you!
     


  14. Keith T

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    +1 ... nice vintage sub.
     


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    great looking sub.


    re: RW, im usually not a fran, but that brown one is pretty.
     


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