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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. CTLION

    CTLION Senior member

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    The day ends at midnight. I just returned home from playing in a golf tournament...the beauty of living in Florida.

    As it stands right now my ranking is
    1A) Rolex Submariner
    1B) Chopard
    2) Rolex Presidential

    I plan to make a final ruling by 10PM between Chopard and Rolex.
     
  2. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    nice!

    id go sub. ymmv. :)
     
  3. CTLION

    CTLION Senior member

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    I have ruled the Chopard out for now. I think it's going to be the Submariner. The only question left...do you think a Sub would work with a brown leather strap? Either way I am going to lose the steel band in favor of a softer look of leather.
     
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    That is totally up to you. I quite like the metal bracelet, but if you like the way it looks with something else, go for it. Plus you can always switch it back later if you want to.
     
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    CTL - I've only ever seen Sub's on bracelets or a nato strap. Maybe you can change the TWAT mindset that a Sub can look good on leather.
     
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    I think it does work with certain vintage subs....something with patina, maybe a chocolate dial...yes.

    But for the most part, I think bracelet for newer models.
     
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    Axelman 17 Senior member

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    Saw a vintage red sub on a leather strap today at the pop up flea in soho. It worked.
     
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    If you like that sort of thing, one Sub that would work on a strap is a gold one...maybe?
     
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    Nah. Bracelet all the sub way imho
     
  10. dddrees

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    Nato works just fine for me.
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    The steel bracelet is just too cold and common for me. I just want something a bit different. No offense to those who like the steel. I am thinking something like black, or brown alligator or ostrich. Something with texture.
     
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    Hey, knock yourself out, CTLION. Absolutely. Try some different combos. That's one of the more entertaining aspects of this hobby.

    But I guess it's the incongruity of a modern dive watch on brown gator, (for instance) that just throws me off a bit... and I'm a huge fan of brown gator straps. Again, I think it's different when you've got a vintage piece, or one that definitely will not be seeing any time in the water whatsoever.

    Regardless of you come up with, post some pics for us.

    I'll be open minded, I swear. :D





    On the topic of brochures, (and Rolex) I just got this little trifle in the mail from my AD:

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    I think he must know that I'm still jonesing for one of these:

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  14. mimo

    mimo Senior member

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    Just noticed your sig....hmm!
     
  15. no frills

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    CTLION have you pulled the trigger???

    Keith T - the holidays offer so many temptations... My willpower is fine... It's my "won't power" that needs improvement.

    The Nautilus was designed by Patek to be a sportier watch. But can it withstand the rigors of gingerbread house construction with a four year old? We shall see.

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    /****** Apparently I live on Instagram too - mainly timepieces, shoes, attire and the occasional cheeseburger. @no_frills_vc. ******/
     
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    I'm not in the market to purchase but hope to be in the next several months (can someone say wedding gift? [​IMG]). What are the opinions on the various Omega Speedmaster Professional models?
    1) 3570.50 --> hesalite crystal, steel back
    2) 3572.50 (discontinued) --> hesalite crystal, sapphire display back
    3) 3573.50 --> sapphire crystal, sapphire display back
    4) 3592.50 --> hesalite crystal, sapphire display back (gold gilt movt.)
     
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    Thank you sir.
     
  18. dddrees

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    To me the 3570.50 maybe more historically correct due to the hesalite crystal and steel back. However the sapphire crystal works better for me, and there are few things better than having the ability to get a good look at this movement.


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    What's good my TWAT friends, hope all is good. So I am surprised this has not been mentioned yet, but I figured I would bring it into the thread. As we all know, SIHH is around the corner, and some brands have started to show some of the new 2014 novelties. One that really popped was this bad boy:

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    Below is a nice report done over on TPP:

    http://alang.watchprosite.com/show-...hne-grand-lange-1-moon-phase-the-full-report/

    So this is the new Grande Lange 1 Moonphase. I guess it is the big brother of the other Lange 1 Moonphase:

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    The new GL1M is really quite beautiful in my opinion. The moonphase disc is a thing of beauty, and looks spectacularly made. However, I am a big reticent about the 41mm size. However, it is supposedly very thin.

    My take--I really, really like it. I think it is quite gorgeous, and is a bit unexpected. I love the giant moonphase. But then, I am a sucker for giant moonphases. Although it is a bit bigger than I would like, I love the fact that Lange makes good use of the large case size.

    As for the Speedy--I love my 3750.50. It is as close to the original as it gets, which is important to me.

    [​IMG]
     
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    That Lange does look good Newcomer, thanks for sharing.
     
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