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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    blue is a great color. including the ice blue day-date. :)


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    I kind of like this blue dial:


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    No, scratch that. I absolutely love this blue dial.
     
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    I have heard about how difficult platinum is to work with - so much so that it's not just raw materials that need to be "thrown away" but also the instruments with which watchmakers work.

    So I appreciate, say, the kind of workmanship that went into making this lovely beauty, which I wore last Sunday. And today.


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    Seems like such a shame to render this one a safe queen, after all that hard work that went into crafting its platinum case, etc.

    I knew you were joking! [​IMG]
     
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    We should have shirts made up. "TWAT: Appreciating the finer things in life since 2007"
     
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    That is obviously a beautiful dial, probably the most iconic blue dial of them all. That said, it isnt actually my favorite shade of blue, I like something a bit lighter and more vivid.
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    those are both great blues. i REALLY like the blue of the AP RO. as well, i have a B&M capeland that has a blue dial i love.
     
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    Ah, that's a really nice example. Thanks for sharing this awesome pic!

    The 5711/1A's blue dial is actually mesmerizing because it shimmers and becomes almost green and/or black depending on the lighting. It's really like staring out of a porthole into the ocean, which I suppose was Genta's intent.  You've probably seen the tons of threads around many other forums with people wanting variations of the Nautilus and others adamantly insisting that they'd rather keep the complications-free blue/green dial just to basically behold that divine color free of any perceived clutter.
     
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    The Nautilus has to be one of the best one-watches. Either this or the RO. Definitely one of my 'grail' pieces. I like that the Nautilus is the road less travelled as well. That always appeals to me. I do not think I would get any variation, I honestly think that yours is the best.

    This would be the other one I would consider strongly:

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    id rather one of each. after all, 2 grails are better than 1.
     
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    Nice to know that anytime in the day (at work) I can get deep into TWAT. Mmm hmm. Mmmmmm.




    I don't know, I'm sort of "over" the time-only Calatravas. Let me elaborate.

    I understand that there is a lot of love for them out there but with the cumulative price rises over the last 10 years it just doesn't make any sense to me anymore. Sure you get a nice "classic" time-only dress watch, but for $20k to >$25k? Doesn't make sense to me - and in a sense it's qualitatively no different from that platinum Daytona. I can still remember a time when you could pick up a "basic" Calatrava for just over $10K from your dealer.

    The watch hasn't changed. The movement certainly hasn't changed. Nothing's changed. The Calatrava of today is no "better" than the Calatrava of yesterday, and TBH there are a ton of alternatives out there that are in some ways more interesting from VC, GP, Piaget, etc.

    Also let me state something which I have mentioned before - there appear to be "classes" of PP finish. You are not buying anything near the most finely finished PP, let alone the most finely finished watch, for your >$20k. Think about what $20-25K will get you from, say, JLC.


    I'm pretty sure that platinum, especially in its usual alloys, is actually softer than 18k gold. (yes, I've been doing some reading sitchy... :embar: )


    Now that's a nice watch! Just added it to my hitlist.
     
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