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. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    Yep - I'm far entrenched in the dislike camp but they have evidently been highly successful with BR-01 and BR-03. Clearly unique designs but too gimmicky for me.

    I do like the simple BR-02 design though. Goes back to the early years of B&R and the traditional Sinn military designs they were remarketing (Space One and Two...)

    [​IMG] [​IMG]


    oh yeah, those B&R divers are nice, probably my favorite from that company since they stopped getting from Sinn.
     


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    What do you guys think of this combo?

    I'm thinking that it will only look better when the strap gets worn, abused, & spilt on!

    Especially in summer.

    FYI - the strap is made of a nylon sail-like cloth with a water-proof soft leather backing.

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    I think it looks great.
     


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    What do you guys think of this combo?

    I'm thinking that it will only look better when the strap gets worn, abused, & spilt on!

    Especially in summer.

    FYI - the strap is made of a nylon sail-like cloth with a water-proof soft leather backing.



    I'm liking the cloth one a lot for the casual/coast side look - it should look even better with wear and "discoloration".

    On a side note, how do you change the straps on this watch?
     


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    I'm liking the cloth one a lot for the casual/coast side look - it should look even better with wear and "discoloration".

    On a side note, how do you change the straps on this watch?

    - this link to a review on TZ will answer everything you need to know & more.
    http://forums.timezone.com/index.php...=3595824&rid=0
     


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    Bob01 Senior member

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    Thanks! A really interesting watch!

    On a side note, what do you do with your self-winding watches that you do not wear less than every other day? - Just wind/reset them when you need them, or wind/shake them every day?

    Nevermind...Found the answer...

    http://reviews.ebay.com/Watch-Winder...00000000132465
     


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    Thanks! A really interesting watch!

    On a side note, what do you do with your self-winding watches that you do not wear less than every other day? - Just wind/reset them when you need them, or wind/shake them every day?



    http://www.lussori.com/scatola-del-t...cessories.html

    Guido that combo is pretty cool. Fits your style. I couldn't sport that watch as it way too big for me, but I do like the design. Funny, when I was looking for a watch and mentioned that brand NO ONE commented on it. I hadn't heard anything about B&R except that some movie stars where it, but that's about it.
     


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    Funny, when I was looking for a watch and mentioned that brand NO ONE commented on it. I hadn't heard anything about B&R except that some movie stars where it, but that's about it.

    Probably because there's already a long thread on the brand:
    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...ight=bell+ross

    There should be a few other mentions of it as well, if you care to do a search. [​IMG]
     


  10. SoCal2NYC

    SoCal2NYC Fashion Hayzus

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    For the NYCers:

    "Blancpain invites you to preview the newestadditions fo the Fifty Fathoms collection along with other 2008 Basel novelties during a cocktail reception.
    Blancpain Boutique, 781 Madison Ave.
    Tuesday, June 24th, 6pm to 8pm
    Kindly RSP to 212.396.1735"
     


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    Probably because there's already a long thread on the brand:
    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...ight=bell+ross

    There should be a few other mentions of it as well, if you care to do a search. [​IMG]


    I merely mentioned it in a list of watch companies I knew nothing about when asking for a reccomendation. Ater reading various threads, it seems this forum is not too favorable of B&R.

    People who disliked these watches previously are now suddenly interested in them. Perhaps another case of the Guido effect?

    I'm certainly not immune [​IMG] .
     


  12. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    What do you guys think of this combo?

    I'm thinking that it will only look better when the strap gets worn, abused, & spilt on!


    I like the looks of the watch and band. It makes it a little more casual, less serious looking and that can be nice for a change. After all you can always go back to the big, black rubber band anytime.
     


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    Can we get some lume shots of the B&R?
     


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    For the NYCers:

    "Blancpain invites you "

    I got that too, are you going?
     


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    I wanted to; but, I already have a haircut appointment at 6 and if I cancel that I won't have the chance to get one for another 3 weeks and I'm about a month overdue. [​IMG]
     


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