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. AriGold

    AriGold Senior member

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    I don't understand what turned you off? They ran some ads? What?
     


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    Can anyone identify this watch David Beckham is wearing? Also, if anyone knows something simarly looking in the sub 2000 dollar mark could you be so kind to share. I love the look of a gold case, black main dial, with 3 inset gold dials. Thanks in advance! [​IMG]
     


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    ncc1701d Well-Known Member

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    Not sure if you've seen the ads. They don't inspire me to purchase their watches. It's as though their marketing department is run by adolescent while their designing department is cutting edge.
     


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    may I suggest that you save the $6500? While I am a big fan of IWC myself, I won't spend $6500 for the Valjoux based watch. The reason why the newer Portuguese is much more expensive is because they are using the in-house movement, similar to the one on the Portuguese 7 day power reserve one. The other consideration i'd give is the size of the watch. I own both the Portuguese 7 day power reserve and the Portugueser (3531)....I find myself wearing the Portugueser for most days while the 7 day power reserve just sitting there looking pretty.

    Here is some info on the Portugueser but it is pretty hard to find these days

    http://forums.watchuseek.com/f350/small-portuguese-ref-3531-a-354321.html
     


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    Discussed recently and extensively: http://www.styleforum.net/t/36253/the-watch-appreciation-thread/19300_100#post_6238263

    My two bits' worth is that while the Port Chrono is a good-looking watch, at that price point you can do a lot better than a 7750. It's a good, reliable movement, and its ubiquity is well-deserved, but it was expressly designed to be inexpensive to produce and I'd balk at paying that much for a basic steel watch with one in it.

    I've posted this image before, but for a two-register chrono with a light dial, blued hands and gold numerals, I'd much rather have this beauty, which not only has central chrono seconds and minutes, but is also a more classic size than the IWC and has a uniquely-shaped case:

    [​IMG]
     
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    That's amazing! I hope Rolex patented that idea so no one steals it from them. [​IMG]
    I like the blue and black together! As for why they didn't release the Coke or Pepsi bezel, you are presuming that they have been able to make the bezel in red. Perhaps the material they are using doesn't easily lend itself to making a good red color. Personally, I think the green of the old aluminum bezels on the Sub LV looks better than the green used on the current Sub. Rolex tends to test things extensively before releasing it to the public. I'm sure if Rolex had perfected a red bi-color bezel they would have released it, as there are tons of people that have said when they release a Pepsi bezel they will buy the ceramic model. I doubt Rolex is trying to intentionally reduce their sales of GMTs by not offering the Pepsi/Coke.
     


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    ive had 2 of these watches...the black with white subdials...and when it was stoled, i replaced it with the blue dialed Laureus special edition. 6500 is a little high, personally id look at the grey market and buy one for around 4K. I love the watch though....its really nice in person. The valjoux based movement doesnt bother me at all...its great....reliable, and sturdy. Personally, i wouldnt pay 6500 though...but thats because im cheap. I think 4-4500 is the sweet spot for these ports. Ive read of some accuracy issues, but thats pretty few and far between. Mine were spot on.
     


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    ari - i have no idea on the pricing, but i have always been a fan of that watch. if you love it, and you can afford it, there is nothing wrong with going for it imo.
     


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    I've owned that Portuguese chrono in the past and it is indeed a beautiful watch. Mine was reliable and accurate. It's not a purchase that I would repeat, however. As stated above, at that price point you can do better than a Valjoux 7750 in the movement department. That's my only caveat, though. If your only concern about the movement is accuracy and reliability, the 7750 can be counted on to deliver. (Just as it does in a good many $1k watches....)

    Were I shopping for a somewhat dressy chrono at around the retail price of that IWC, this Omega (but in steel, with silver dial) would be high on my list.

    [​IMG]
     


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    The colours on that watch are amazing!! [​IMG]

    I would rather stick with the blue dial.
     


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    [​IMG]

    This is the smaller model (40''?). I think is more versatile than the 45'' one.
     


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    Can everyone rate their 3 most durable watches (brands)?

    I honestly don't see any point in going for watches that are extremely precise in timekeeping. I doubt there are any discernible differences in accuracy among top-notch watches.
     


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    theres plenty. out of the brands that ive owned, rolex and panerai. But theres a long list of really bulletproof watches....doxa, sinn, etc.
     


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    Hey Frills, from looking at that picture, it looks like there is a little bit more going on. It look like the lug size has been increased, and it looks like the crownguards are not as sharp as they once were. Then again, these are only renderings, so who knows?

    But yeah... if you want to get rid of your old, obsolete Daytona, feel free to send it my way.

    And indestructible watches? A bit of a misnomer really. A good fall for any watch is probably going to break it, no matter how hard the case is.

    But since you asked: Damasko, Rolex, and Bremont come to mind.
     


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    How does Rado fare as a durable watch? I'm pretty sure some watches are built like tanks... We just need to find them. [​IMG]
     


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