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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    Now that I've been wearing my new-old pocketwatch, I'm thinking of getting rid of my wristwatches for the financial preparation of getting a high quality technical pocketwatch. Mind, not a complicated one but one with technical refinements such as a karrusel or something.

    A pocketwatch is rather more comfortable to wear.
     
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    A nice pocket watch, esp. an old marque, can impart a lot of class to the wearer.
     
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    Thought I'd have this repaired. My only watch, which I've not worn in years, a hand-me-down from a great uncle I never met. One hand had fallen off, dome was cracked, strap was a nasty fake-gold expanding bracelet. [​IMG] Cost about $180 to do, which is probably more than it's worth, but never mind - I like it. Planning to buy a better strap when I can afford it - This one was only $15. (Edit: The mottling on the face doesn't look as bad in person)
     
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    ^^ Great looking watch ^^
     
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    My soft-core watch porn for today:

    [​IMG]
     
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    ^^^ The whole outfit is... interesting
     
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    Is it SoCal2NYC interesting or merely captivating?

    The watch-chain and fob are both antique; I believe the citrine fob is English; the tortoise chain, French.
     
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    Very pimping LK.
    My soft-core watch porn for today: [​IMG]
     
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    Note the exceptionally large watch fob:

    [​IMG]
     
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    This is perhaps the most distinctive Panerai and one that would fit with a more traditional wardrobe IMO. A bit pricey though.



    http://www.pduggan.com/cart/proddetail.php?prod=18674


    It appears to be a facsimile copy of the vintage Rolex Panerais.
     
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    It appears to be a facsimile copy of the vintage Rolex Panerais.

    It's a re-edition by Panerai of a 1930s Radiomir with California dial. Many of the 1930s Panerai watches housed a Rolex movement, some others housed an Angelus movement. The watch design and case manufacture were done by Panerai (a military tool maker) while the movements were outsourced
     
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    What is the story behind the California dial? That is, the odd combination of Roman and Arabic numerals, and plain markers.

    If it's just decorative, that's an odd feature for a "tool watch".
     
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    I've always liked the look of the Radiomir. It looks more harmonious than some of the other Panerais.
     
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    The deco face on this one makes it a favorite. I like deco when it is well done.
     
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