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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    Many thanks for the kind words.
     
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    ^^Wow, so lots of strong negatives on that BlancPain... but this probably sums it up best for me^^

    Master control looks great Mark Anthony....I believe the stitching indicates OEM strap...compliments complements it nicely.
     
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    Re: the DEEP blue Glashutte....color is remarkable.

    I also find the shape of the crystal on that one to be attractive.
     
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    Whoever sold that to you must be a fool!

    How is it running? My MUT Moon is not NEARLY as accurate.

    Your picture put a smile on my face.
     
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    The re-released Bathyscaphe is terrible. Whether you appreciate vintage or not, I can't see how anyone would disagree (other than the benefits of a great modern movement).

    It's a little hard to fathom (pun intended :embar:) how Blancpain, having full permission and opportunity to grab design cues (or even exact design) from a previous model, was able to make a new watch that is worse in every way.

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    Really, I need not say more than provide an image of the original.

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    That is a guy named Johnny whose shop is coincidentally right across the hall from Peter Lee in TST. The "shop" is really just his collection in which he sits all day chilling, smoking cigs and drinking tea. He sells something if he feels like it. I used to hang out there when I was getting stuff made at Peter's and just talk watches, learn from him and watch as he tinkered and played with his toys!

    more pix of his shop.... it's SO cool...

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    I don't know anything about this watch but I really dig it...

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    A belated congrats on the MUT, I haven't been on SF much lately.

    The accuracy is insane. First Monday after receiving it I wore it for five straight work days, not wearing it from early evening until morning again. And at the end of the five days I could barely see a one second variance.
     
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    It really is insane in that regards. JLCs are usually accurate, but even over the course of a month, it would barely be off by a second or so. I am glad you are enjoying it, I was actually about to send you a PM to make sure that everything was alright. Not I want one again!
     
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    coolest. thing. ever.

    also, yeah, thanks g-d my JLC runs like a dream. also, i think i found a hookup for a new leather band. yay!
     
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    So I was told by my fiance to give her some watch ideas for a wedding gift for me. Budget is $10K. I really like the dive watch style and the fact they they are rugged so some scratches will only add character. A nicer dress watch is in the cards but I feel I would not wear it daily.

    So far my ideas are:
    Omega Planet Ocean - Black dial, gray bezel, 42mm
    Rolex Submariner - undecided on color
    What other dive watches are on this caliber? I feel like I have went through a ton and none pique my interest.

    Now I told her I like the 2nd hand market idea which would put a Rolex Deepsea or a IWC Portuguese Auto (though not a dive watch). I love the look of 70s sub with the patina and yellowish lume but she thinks they are too old plus she wants to see it in person.

    Any ideas or pointers would be great!
     
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    Try this maybe? It can be had right around 10k I believe.

    Jaeger LeCoultre Memovox Tribute to Deep Sea

    Happens to be I love this watch and want it so bad. I feel like I say that a lot.

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    also lovely, though i like the simpler non chrono on this watch for some reason. also, isnt that a touch more espensive?
     
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    Need deets so I can search for it on the eBay.
     
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