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. in stitches

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    hopefully it does not sell and my boss gives to me for 6 dollars.
     
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    I know - it's hard to believe I've gotten any action.. but the sun shines on a dog's ass some days.
     
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    Stitchy, are you a pawnbroker?
     
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    stitchy is the muscle
     
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    :laugh: that is does.


    noap!


    if need be. :)
     
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    Yes. Beautiful VC, stitchy-muscle.

    What's the case size on that one, sir?
     
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    thanks, keith. i believe it to be approximately 35mm +/-. wears very nicely. might take a wrist shot.
     
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    Please do.

    For the average man, 35-ish is still wearable for a true dress watch circa 2013, IMO.
     
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    +1
     
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    ill try and get it done tomorrow.
     
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    +1 Vintage VC's have great lugs and cases. In terms of design they were often far more adventurous than Pateks and AP back then. I would also love to see VC use more cool lugs and case designs for their modern watches. It seemed years ago they had a lot more variety.
     
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    Cousin Stitch don't do no seafood, bro...:)


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    That really is beautiful. Another triumph for the best pawnbroker in Baltimore, and I'm told there's a lot of competition.
     
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    Keith T TWAT Master.

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    What do you TWATS think of the BlancPain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe?

    http://www.blancpain.com/en/news/fi...r-2013-blancpain-presents-bathyscaphe-version

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    I'm rather underwhelmed myself.

    The hands remind me of a Tissot PRS 516 (I think that's the right reference).

    Plus, the bezel seems a bit skinny .... and it moves away from the sapphire version that is one of things I really liked about the modern 50 Fathoms.

    To be fair, I do like the oversized crown....and I also like the looks of the (sailcloth? kevlar?) strap.

    Posting the pic here which shows the women's model, since you rarely see a diver that's designed/dedicated for teh femalez.

    Couple more snaps available at the above BP manufacturer's link... you may need to click on the language of your choice to read the ad copy.
     
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    Hmmm, I have seen this a few times, and I think I would have to see it in the metal before making my final decision. But I am underwhelmed.

    The harmony between the markers, hands, and bezel are just off. The markers and bezel look to small, and the hands look too large (in comparison). When I see it, I can't help but think I could get this from a micro-brand. Also... WHY, oh WHY, do you put the date at 4:30. Take the damn date off of the dial.

    The price point is nice though. Very nice.

    Likes: I am digging the crown, it looks pretty neato. I like the lack of text on the dial.
     
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    i hope so too. :)


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    regarding the BP FF, i like it. simple, not clunky, sleek and a very nice brushed finish. get rid of teh date and id love it.
     
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