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. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    It is the British way!

    Remarkably, the industry managed to last until WWII.

    I've read about someone owning a large keywind fusee pocketwatch made in 1926.
     
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    Like that watch, Dopey. Minerva was acquired by Richemont a couple of years ago and was to become a supplier for Montblanc’s watches. There was a rumour that Minerva would supply watches for the Ralph Lauren/Richemont joint venture. Anyone know if that ever happened?
     
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    This is the horological equivalent of "What Not to Wear."

    Absolutely dreadful on him.


    WWSS?

    What Would Sator Say?
     
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    I didnt want to make a new thread so I thought I would post here. What would you recommend someone who has $2,000 for a watch and wants something unique and good quality that not a whole lot of people own. That is either silver and or black and looks nice and clean cut.

    I Dont like rolex's so please don't recommend those. Rolex's remind me of porsche's everyone seems to have one know a day's and I dont want to join the trend.
     
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    I didnt want to make a new thread so I thought I would post here. What would you recommend someone who has $2,000 for a watch and wants something unique and good quality that not a whole lot of people own. That is either silver and or black and looks nice and clean cut.

    Longines Master collection - e.g. this pretty bicompax chrono

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    Also exists in black dial, although not as hot IMO
     
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    I saw Dopey post about his Minerva TZ Special so I thought I'd share the black dial version as well as some others.

    Minerva TZ Special and Royal Oak Automatic.
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    Royal Oak Automatic
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    Minerva movement.
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    Reverso Gran Sport Automatic.
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    JLC Master Moon and Rolex Turnograph
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    JLC Master Moon
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    JLC Master Geo
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    Nice watches. The Master Geo is the 38mm version, right?
     
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    Nice watches. The Master Geo is the 38mm version, right?

    Yep.
     
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    Those Minervas remind me of vintage Omegas. My 1949 Omega chronometer has markers like that in gold.
     
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    Zippyh,
    What's the diameter of the Royal Oak?
     
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    zippyh Senior member

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    Zippyh,
    What's the diameter of the Royal Oak?


    It's 36mm.
     
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    I read through most of this thread and am strongly considering the purchase of a nice watch. Does anyone have any knowledge or opinions of Mont Blanc? I know they produce pens/leather products, typically I'd stay away from a company that does not specialize in watches, however I really love the look of the watch pictured.

    Any opinions?

    The watch is priced in the 3k range retail.

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    I saw Dopey post about his Minerva TZ Special so I thought I'd share the black dial version as well as some others.


    Nice collection. Very nice. These watches deserve better camera shots.
     
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    Better pictures of the Frodsham: [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Beautifully made hinges: [​IMG]
     
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