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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. in stitches

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    im on it! :)
     
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    no frills on Instagram = :nodding:

    Stitch... I may be on a similar quest as Moo sometime next calendar year. Thanks again for your help answering my questions with regarding the last purchase.
     
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    any time, pal. hit me up at your leisure.
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    moo, got your PM. not replying yet, i want the notification of the unread PM to remind to make some calls tomorrow.
     
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    Hi Bings, the platinum Daytona's bezel is only available in ceramic. So I'm guessing if you tried on a Daytona with a white metal bezel in the past, then it was either made of white gold or all steel. Wishing you luck with your future Daytona purchase and I hope you'll share some photos of it with us.
     
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    now that i recall it was at the Rolex Basel tour a couple years ago and it was a Platinum President... not a Daytona

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    ^^ I was afraid to say that in case I got it wrong...started typing then thought "best wait for Dino...".

    Edit: I get it - was just talking about that. It looks nicer without the blue roman numerals; would be better still with simple sticks instead of diamond nipples IMHO. And maybe a darker blue dial.


    On another matter, I saw this a couple of weeks ago. I liked it a lot, in all its forms. What's the grown-up view?

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    I love everything but the Roman numerals on that watch. But even so, it's still one of my favorites (but I've become a bit of a GO fanboy).
     
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    It seems I have a real soft spot for ze Germans in general.
     
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    Ah...that explains it.

    Thanks Mimo, that made me laugh.
     
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    im no grown up, but id rock it. its beautiful. love the dark and somber vibe it gives off.
     
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    I like that model, although I prefer the white dialed version.

    Waiting for Dino to weigh in on his favorite teutonic brand :happy:
     
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    I just like the way the red leap year indicator looks against the black. Sometimes it's the tiniest details! Not that I don't like the white one, and I've a thing for blued hands - it's lovely, and the gold in the moonphase really pops. The black dial looks incredible with the rose gold case too, just not for me. Come to think of it, off the top of my head I can't think of a steel perpetual calendar with a black dial other than this, at least not that I've seen and drooled over.

    And although it's got that German seriousness with its frumpy Roman numerals, no-nonsense case and dark colour, I find the whole thing really quite cheerful; perhaps it's the fat and jolly large-for-dress-watch size, the little relief moon and stars or the slightly quirky mix of hand shapes. But it makes me smile.
     
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    I really like the black moonphase as well. And for a perpetual calendar moonphase, it really is very simple. Quite impressive that it can communicate so much information with so little dial space. And GOs is far and away the best, in my most humble of opinions. With that said, I really dislike GOs second hand. And this is coming from a big GO lover.
     
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    oh, lol. i love the branding on the second hand. and how the watch is deceptively symmetrical.
     
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    As for my favorite Teutonic brand, well many already know it is Lange. Although, I really only find myself drawn to the Lange 1/Lange 1 Moonphase and Cabaret (love that its got a rectangular movement).

    As for this GO, I find it quite interesting. On some level the dial looks asymmetric, but its actually quite symmetric. I'm not sure if I would prefer it to be more asymmetric if that was their intention, or if I'd prefer it to be more symmetric. I am not sure I like the moon phase. I generally think moon phases look better with a silver/white dial paired with a blue disc displaying the moon & stars. I do like the shape of the hands a lot, although I'm with you on the second hand...I could do without the logo.

    Funny, how a small detail like the tail on the second hand can bother us. As much as I love ROs, I knew the 15300 was not for me, even before trying it on. I found the tail on its second hand annoying. Its a great watch and it was a small detail that I'm sure most people don't care about, but it bothered me. With the Jumbo...well no issue at all, it nixes the second hand.

    +1 I find that an interesting detail on this watch, although I'm not sure if I'd like it to look more or less symmetrical.
     
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    The idea that a watch can accurately track a 4 year period makes my head hurt. There are more complicated watches out there but just thinking about a fine craftsman sitting there and figuring out how to make a mechanical watch do that is something special. If I dug more into how it was actually accomplished, I am sure it all makes sense but until then I will still believe in the magic of the Perp Cal.
     
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    I think I agree about the logo on the second hand, but GO's quirky, I can live with it. It also looks like a perfect counterweight to the long second hand, like the hilt of a sword. And the second hand looks kind of like a dotted line at a glance, separating it from the other hands in a neat trick of design I think. Also, the minute hand is especially lovely!

    This is all madness. But there is no going back.
     
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    Had a very good week and looking forward to picking up the black dial Daytona before the end of the weekend.

    Thanks all for the comments and advice.
     
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