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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. mimo

    mimo Senior member

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    I think get some shoes, socks, a shirt and some trousers. You're not eleven years old, dress like a man!*

    I also think the Pepsi GMT looks beautiful.



    *Yes, these are the comments of a reactionary old bastard. Never mind, you posted for the watch, right? :)
     
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  2. ReversoLover

    ReversoLover Senior member

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    lol still being student, I enjoy dressing like a young hooligan from time to time - plenty of time for shoes, socks, a shirt, and trousers later in life!
     
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    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    yesterday we bought a vintage explorer 1016. quick cell phone pics later. :)

    RL - that looks awesome.
     
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    Thanks! and that's awesome! Quick question stitches, have you seen many of those panna colored dialed Explorers? I don't know what it is about them, but they just look so deliciously beautiful
     
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    My workout buddy told me my arms need more work. I told him his wrist game needs more work. Boooom!

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    i have seen a few from time to time. they are indeed delicious.
     
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    RL nice job liken that

    Mimo- LOL too good :lol:

    Stitch looking forward to the pics

    Frills you live in a world one can only dream of Great Poast!
     
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    Hawhawhaw just keeping it funny.

    Although technically speaking I think my friend's Hublot is more expensive than my Exp I. Quite like my Exp I better though!
     
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    I don't know Frills, your buddy's wrist game appears to be on fire. [​IMG]
     
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    Looks good ReversoLover....don't let mimo get under your skin LOL!


    stitchy hurry up with teh vintage Explorer pix please....frilly's arms are about to explode and he may have a watch casualty.
     
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    Same here...
     
  12. Keith T

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    Wore this "festive Daytona" look yesterday ....

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    I personally don't see the big deal about Hublot...I tried one on in the Dallas boutique and wasn't blown away. The sales lady in said boutique however...:nodding:
     
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    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    Great-looking watch there, Keith.

    1016, as promised!

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    Second that

    BTW I have a thigh that is comparable to that wrist!

    KeithT Love it all, super clean look with the Daytona :nodding:

    Stitchy, what vintage would that 1016 be?
     
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    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    It's an old explorer, that is very desirable for some reason. I'm not exactly sure the history, but a standard vintage explore seems to go for about 1500 and these fetch 6-8k or more.

    Maybe someone here who knows more about the history can explain what the story is. I would certainly like to know, as I haven't really looked into it yet.
     
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    That's correct. The dial color is changed to a dark tone and with a new logo font/design..
     
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    Dino will expound on this in great detail but wasn't the 1016 widely associated with several "historical" cool stuff:

    1. Sir Edmund Hillary - or Tenzing Norgay - wearing the piece when they summited Mt Everest. Long discussion about whether or not they actually wore the pieces or if they just brought some that Rolex provided for them along for the ride.

    2. The 1016 is the original "James Bond" watch from the Sir Ian Fleming novels (not the movies). Fleming himself probably wore a 1016 and incorporated it into the Bond character in the first novels.

    Other possible factors?


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    Also stitchy those pics of that 1016 are frigging awesome. Looks like a well maintained piece.


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    thanks for the info, frilly. much appreciated. glad you liked teh pics!
     
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