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. Dino944

    Dino944 Senior member

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    A quick photo of 2 of Man's best friends. Not the best photo, as its tough holding a leash (attached to a 150lb puppy), a camera, and including a wrist shot in the photo at the same time.

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    I think Watch Time actually does a really nice job of being 'fair,' and normally identifies the positive and negative components of a watch. With that said, sometimes I do wonder. Some of the reviews seem a little bit biased, and a lot of the focus is frequently on Breitling. I think Breitling was on the cover of three of their magazines, and that just makes me wonder.

    Other than that, I think it is a great magazine. I like how technical they get as well.

    And Dino, very nice picture! For a puppy, he looks like he is going to be a monster (or she?)! The AP looks gorgeous, I think the 15202 is definitely the one to get.
     
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    Quote:Nice watch, Nice combo - I think a new thread to show off everyone Jacket/Shirt/Watch combo is overdue....similar to the Pants/Socks/Shoe thread.
     
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    i know that they had a lot of reader complaints about the focus on uber high end most unattainable watches for most mortals, and requests to feature more middle of the road watches. i assumed the featuring of breitling was to satisfy that but not be stuck showing entry level watches that no one heard of. breitling has enough cache to keep people interested and at a price point that quiets the aforementioned crowd.

    i found the content at the time of that shift did feature more 2-5k watches, but still had plenty of stuff on the high end sechsay stuff too. i for one, never had a problem. i liked seeing pics and articles on watches i otherwise would not have seen. but, they have a lot of readers to satisfy, and i think they did a good job of it, last i was reading.
     
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    Thanks for the info! As for the Milgauss, what I meant about it being rare was how infrequently you see it in the flesh as compared to the other Rolex models
     
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    I miss my DJ too :cry:

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    I'm not a huge fan of PVD watch. But I got a really good deal on this watch. I was looking for a cheap decent looking quartz chronograph.

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    It also came with a zulu/leather strap :D

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    It's also been a crappy year for business, so not having the money, and also moving house, have helped keep me disciplined! I will continue to live vicariously through you gentlemen and increasing my baseline knowledge, for now!


    Yes. I also think it's interesting at the price point; just a little quirkier that the DJ or DD, without going the sport route. I find the white one with clear glass really quite understated - until you notice the lightning second hand and hour markers. But only a proper nerd does so without close examination. Perhaps frequenters of this thread occasionally forget to aim off for what normal people would notice.

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    Thanks gents. rnguy, I credit you with getting me to try this watch on a strap in the first place.
     
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    Overall, I think Watch Time does a better job of providing information than most other watch magazines. Although, I sometimes fine their numerical grading system a bit arbitrary. Still its entertaining.

    Thanks for the kind words about my AP and Thor (yes its a he). Both are great companions (in addition to Mrs. Dino). Just kidding when I referred to him as a puppy, he's full grown and 150 lbs...you could almost throw a saddle on him and ride him to work when it snows. [​IMG] He is also a total chick magnet...women just seem to melt when they see this almost bear-like dog.
    Here is a slightly better photo of him after playing in the snow.
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    Are you referring to this Explorer? If so, I am thinking about blowing my budget for one. My alternatives are below it. All are about 1/3 of the price of the Explorer. The Omega is less than 1/5.

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    i had that EXACT same one, only with an oyster bracelet. let us cry together.

    this is the only pic of mine i can find. i am so angry with myself right now.

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    I believe Dino and I are referring to this 114270:

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    Dino944 - Thor is lovely! And that was a lovely wrist shot accompanying Thor!
     
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    Hi Scott, yes that is an Explorer 1, but that is a vintage model. It could be a ref 1016 or another earlier model. Those are highly collectible. Its the same 36 mm size as the model I was discussing the 114270 (made from approximately 2002 through 2010). To keep things simple I will pretend that the one in your photo is definitely a ref 1016... a 1016 has no white gold trim around the luminous markings, the numbers are more rounded, it has an acrylic crystal (rather than sythetic saphire crystal), the movement is different, and the bracelet would be an older style Oyster bracelet or Jubillee bracelet with the hollow "Clam Shell" end links. It also would not have the Oyster Lock Clasp with safety latch. Still vintage watches like that have their own charm, and tend to be better insulated from market trends and they retain their value and sometimes go up in value. A 1980s Explorer 1 ref 1016 will sell for several thousand dollars more than when it was new...I believe in 1984 its MSRP was $890 and you could by them all day long with a 25% discount. I haven't followed the 1016 market recently but I'd imagine prices could be anywhere from $4,500 -$6,000 depending on condition. People do seem to like the vintage ones a lot. You can probably get a good condition 114270 for significantly less than the price of a 1016. But it depends on whether someone wants a vintage or relatively modern piece.

    The others in your photos are good choices, but the only one I truly like in your photos is the Ex1. Good luck and happy shopping!
     
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    I am jealous. I love big bear-like dogs. I am allergic to dogs, so I have a Cavapoo. Ridiculous sounding? Absolutely. But he is a handsome little bugger, and a chick magnet indeed! Ted gets all the bitches.

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