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. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    as well you should. :)
     


  2. Keith T

    Keith T TWAT Master.

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    Wearing this one today....pic is from several months ago....

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  3. Kai

    Kai Senior member

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    Just ordered the Lange Timezone in rose gold with the white dial.


    (Thanks to all the forum members who provided their opinions on grey vs white dial. I think you helped me make the right choice.)

    Our own forumite and watch lover, In Stitches procured the watch for me. It was not an easy task, as this model is not all that common, but he (literally) went to the ends of the earth to find me one, with the persistence of a pitbull. A big shout out of THANKS to Stitches for his good service in this endeavor.

    I've got to wait about 2 weeks for delivery, and think that I might go nuts waiting. I just want to put myself in cryogenic stasis and let Stitches wake me up when it arrives.
     


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    Lange is so drool worthy :nodding:

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    'twas my pleasure to help out. and a big thanks to kai for giving me the opportunity to procure the watch, and for his patience while i was out and about wheeling and dealing. i cant wait for it to come in.

    however, i do not recommend the final phase of that waiting plan, lol. the urge to leave you in cryo and wear the watch would just be too great. maybe someone else can be charged with the wake up task.

    :cheers:
     


  8. dangolf1820

    dangolf1820 Well-Known Member

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    My daily wearer is a Longines Hydroconquest with black dial I picked up in Germany a few years ago. Get quite a lot of complements...many thinking it's a Rolex Submariner. Also have a mint 60's Seamaster.
     


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    I like the old Curvex there Keith T... used to have one myself. Unfortunately, it was stolen about 8 months ago... :( Hope you are enjoying yours in good health!
     


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    Spring time, put the Sub on the James Bond Nato. Had been wearing my datejust and breguet for a little while and forgot just how well the sub wears on a nato band. Fell in love all over again.

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  11. Hayward

    Hayward Senior member

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    Nice Sub, nice Pre-HD Bond.

    Is there any interest in putting together a hierarchical list of "good watches"? For example:

    Five figures: Patek, JLC, Vacheron, Rolex
    Four figures: vintage Rolex, Omega, Grand Seiko, Seiko Prospex
    Three figures: Seiko Prospex, Seiko SARB, Orient
    Two figures: Seiko 5

    This is based on my own narrow experience of course, and we probably want to divvy up the price hierarchy further. The other question being do we want to include certain stock movement brands (or perhaps exceptional models from such lines) as we go down in price.

    Thoughts?
     


  12. apropos

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    Bad idea.

    There is so much overlap of "range of quality" in 90% of watch brands and so many different watch subtypes (dress, casual, tool, etc) fielded by watch companies that such scales are less than useless, since they contribute nothing and end up causing needless bickering.

    E.g. which is "better" - a Master Triple Calendar or a Rolex no date sub? (same price, different watch type) Which is "better", a Calatrava or a VC Ultrathin? (same type, different price) Which is "better", a Sky Dweller or a Royal Oak? (complication vs history), etc etc


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  13. Belligero

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    Thanks, Derek! It was made in the same year that my dad was, so I gave it to him during my folks' recent visit to Norway. It means a lot more to me on his wrist than it would just sitting around, and that 30T2 movement inside was built to last. The Ontario watchmaker who was mentioned earlier is experienced with these old Omega movements, so no worries about keeping it running.

    Here are a few pix from the guy I bought if from; I can also find a few movement photos from when we were regulating it at the watchmaker's (it still has great amplitude and rate results) if anyone's interested. My dad was there when we visited my watchmaker friend's workbench and opened it up; he was genuinely interested in how it ticks, and it contributed greatly to the process of infusing some personal meaning into an inanimate object. Because to anyone else, it's just some random old watch:

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    I find that with watches, there's little point in keeping more than you can reasonably wear. Sometimes the idea of the watch provides more satisfaction than actually having it in the house, which is definitely the case with this one. There are times when it would be nice to have, but it's far outweighed by the knowledge that's being worn by someone who really appreciates it. Seeing it in a photo, or especially when we get together, makes me happy.
     


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    Watches can be an emotional thing. I find that these inevitably subjective ranking lists generate a lot more heat than light, and they're the basis of endless debate on the typical watch-geek sites. There are way too many variables for it to ever work. What I value in a watch is not necessarily what someone else is going to care about, although I'll happily give my two bits if someone I know asks me about what might be a good pick for their wants and intended uses. It's a bit counterproductive without knowing the person or the desired application, though.
     
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  15. Keith T

    Keith T TWAT Master.

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    Very sorry to hear that. I hope it did not carry sentimental value in addition to whatever monetary value that might have been placed on it.

    Mine does not see tons of wrist time, but still makes occasional appearances...usually when I'm dressed up and need something smaller/slimmer.

    Kai: congrats and please post pix.
     


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