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. herragge

    herragge Well-Known Member

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    Only recently found this thread. Lots of knowledge here. I browse WUS and TZ typically. Here is my timepiece. [​IMG] It is a VC Overseas 47040. A versatile watch that I wear nearly everyday. The bracelet is spectacular, the dial is perfect for me. Sorry I don't quite have a shot with my current getup, as many do in this thread, but I was wearing my lambskin W&H leather at the time of this photo. Hope to learn more from others here. Cheers Mike
     
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    Speedmaster Ref 3513.30. Discontinued model. Silver dial.

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    Desirable? Attractive? Versatile?
     
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    This beast of an in-house movement called the CH 29 535 PS Q (again, pic from Hodinkee)?


    [​IMG]

    Seems doubtful that this one could be faked given the level of detailing and finishing, right? But can't be too careful - I'd have it authenticated anyway if I was making that kind of purchase.

    There are also funny (funny because they didn't happen to me) horror stories about collectors being sold a piece with no movement at all. Because the seller thought the collector would just stash that sucker in a safe. [​IMG]

    Can't be too careful....
     
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    I love this piece. VC's signature Maltese cross woven as part of the bracelet links makes the look incredibly unique. I was choosing between this piece and the PP 5711/1A and ended up choosing the Nautilus (no regrets), but I suspect I would have loved this piece anyway had I gone this route.
     
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    Love the anthracite dial. One of my favorite auto panerais....and definitely the prettiest dial.
    Ive wanted that watch for a long time. really like the chrono version as well, but this one wins me over with my preference for a clean non cluttered dial.
    :fu: that movement is fucking gorgeous.
     
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    Lovely watch Mike.
     
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    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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    I laughed so loud when I read this, that the guy outside my door upgrading the fire alarm almost fell off his ladder. Thank you Stitchy*. :)



    (but platinum or not, Day-Dates are kind of silly in the first place and baby blue is for girlzez)
     
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    Wrong, maybe. There was an article in recent iW or Watchtime warning about a rash of high-end fakes from China that are very hard to tell from the originals.

    Buy the seller as is said on the watch forums.
     
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    ChicagoRon Senior member

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    OK - but if a watchmaker in China can create a working split-second chrono / perpetual calendar that works and has even close to the quality of finishing as that PP, it would still be a watch worth a crapload of money. So why not just put your own brand on it and sell a few of them at $100,000 instead of selling one fake for $350k? Once you establish your ability to create such a masterpiece, you can start overcharging for your less complicated watches as well. :confused:
     
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    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    snobbige, herragge, stive - great watches and great pics. welcome welcome. :)



    aside from the authenticity, i would want to know that the warranty and all that is valid, especially on a piece like that in case of service needs.


    my pleasure. :cheers:
     
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    Quote:I wrote that tongue-in-cheek and very quickly recommended a thorough authentication. :)
     
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    Quote:I was waiting for your reaction to that one, mimo. And I believe Stitchy missed your comment in fine print. :D
     
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    i assure you i did not miss anything. i just removed it because its wrong. :)
     
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    Hi Roger, the Day-Date in white metal that was posted was Platinum, and that silver-ish blue dial which is called "Ice Blue" isn't available with any other case metal. Love the color of the dial on that BP, I just have never quite been able to fall in love with a BP.
    The white gold is cool and I like its heft, but I wish the blue was much darker.

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    Congrats from a fellow VC owner. I have 2 of their dress watches and I adore them. I did consider and look at the Overseas, a PP Nautilus, and some AP ROs. In the end, the RO won my heart, but they are each great watches. Enjoy it.and congrats.
    It only mattters if its desirable to you. It doesn't do much for me, but in the grand scheme of things I'm sure you can get one at a good price as they made many of those, and many collectors favor the manual wind Speedmaster Professional.
     
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    Thanks Dino - I was prtty sure it was a precious metal, but couldn't recall which.
     
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