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. ant702

    ant702 Senior member

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    If I had the funds, surely I would buy it , for myself! Why would I be sending funds to you Roger; are you an affiliate of the United Way? And I know your lying, for fun, you would buy it[​IMG]
     
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    No my man - I'm not "lying" - for fun or otherwise. I wouldn't buy this watch any more than I would buy any watch with a case diameter the size of a dime. That's about the size of the primary time display on this piece, and that makes it a deal-breaker for me regardless of the price. My eyes won't cope well with all the squinting I would have to do just to read the time. Whatever the price may be (does anyone know?), there would be multiple alternative options that I would personally find to be vastly more appealing.

    Tiny subdials are okay by me for ancillary displays (chronograph counters, subseconds, power reserve, etc.) but I prefer at-a-glance legibility for the primary time display.

    Why do you find it so hard to accept that while you may love this watch enough to buy it with available funds, others may feel differently?
     
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    I don't! Just reacting to your Quote, funny for funny! I would put your watch obsession on hold till you get corrective lens's, I am legally blind without mine[​IMG]
     
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    Moloch38 - great omega, and it looks to be in pristine condition.

    singular - rolex looks great. nice to see you again around here.
     
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    So I won the auction for this one:

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    It was a real, life regular auction - not the ebay-style - at Anitquorum. I'm heading to pick it up in a few days. The seller listed it as cal 7751, but it seems VERY likely it is a Valjoux 88 instead.

    All these three watches are Valjoux 88 and seem to be rather similar:
    http://uhrenshop.classic-watch-forum.de/de/andere-Marken/Tourneau

    As is this (same seller, different site):
    http://www.chrono24.com/en/tourneau/dato-compax-triple-calendar-moonphase-valjoux-88--id2191748.htm
     
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    No, I wouldn't.

    Let's make one thing clear. There is a difference between an artist and and artisan. An artist is trying to make a statement with his work that transcends its medium. The artisan is about technical craftsmanship within his chosen medium. There is a qualitative difference. That the medium commands a high price does not transform an artisan into an artist.

    Needless to say artisan ship can itself become a medium for artistry. I have a collection of Japanese woodblock prints. This is a medium that basically started out as advertising for kabuki plays and whorehouses. The overwhelming majority of woodblock prints are still within the area of artisanal decorative illustration - they are no more profound than a netsuke, an article of haute couture, or a comic book, but they can be appreciated for beauty. However, Toshi Yoshida and other workers in the medium have used it to create actual art as well.

    Secondly an artisanal object should still be dedicated to its basic function. This is not so much a judgment upon the artisan as it is the person who in this case wears the watch. The reality is that you are talking about haute horology. I might enjoy seeing it in a gallery or trade show. I might buy it as part of a larger collection, only to sell or trade it off later. But wrist time is likely out of the question. Let's not forget this is a forum about wearing stuff. And personally I couldn't wear a watch like that!
     
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    Just picked up this Brand new IWC Big Pilot.

    For it's size this watch is very comfortable.

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    Congrats, Spencer. The BP certainly makes a statement.

    Singular: welcome back to the thread.
     
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    X-post from WAYWRN:

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    Sublime.
     
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    What an absolutely beautiful combination.
     
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    Way to be, RogerP!
     
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    Congratulations on the win! The case size is 35mm? Do you know the height of the piece? Chrono movements tend to be thicker, skewing the case size / height ratio for others but there are some very, very elegantly laid out dial designs for triple date chronographs out there in the 35/36mm case size range. This one appeals to me.

    Congrats again!
     
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    A bit late here but congrats, Newcomer!

    Speaking of straps and sweating it is rapidly warming up in my neck of the woods in NYC so I will see how long the leather straps last or if the steel bracelets end up getting more wrist time.
     
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    Art is art, any and all mediums; I like your stab at spin! You would make a OK politician! But I wasn't born yesterday,so spin only works on the ill-informed[​IMG]Also, only a affluent collector would buy this F.egg of yours, not for the time keeping, but mere show and knowing its exclusivity (bragging rights)!
     
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