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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. Dino944

    Dino944 Senior member

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    Mimo...I think you have to cut Frills a bit of slack on not picking up any platinum links. You would be shocked to find there are very few companies making platinum cufflinks. Check the websites of big names such as Cartier, Van Cleef, Harry Winston, Bvlgari, or Tiffanys (which I find is more name than substance) ...you won't find platinum cufflinks. Check websites of some watch companies like Patek, Piaget, AP etc...none are making links in platinum. Even in very high end private company jewelry stores, you rarely if ever find platinum links. In the last 10 years or so I believe, I've only come across 2 pairs of platinum cufflinks. One pair was rather unattractive, although it was cool they were platinum...and the other pair with sapphire baguettes all over them looked a bit more Liberace than they did James Bond. So based on the above...even when one has platinum watches...one rarely finds platinum cufflinks.

    Spoiler function isn't working on my computer today, but great post Nuke. Wishing you and all the others here a great 2014!
     
  2. mimo

    mimo Senior member

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    My dear Dino: Frilly isn't here to be cut some slack. He's here to be goaded into ever greater wonders. If anyone can, Batfrills can. :)
     
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    My mistake Mimo....you are quite right, and I hope you will accept my apology. While there is a lack of choices ready to wear...I have failed him as an enabler, by neglecting to suggest idea of made to order cufflinks. [​IMG]
     
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    Happy New Year, gents! I strapped on the JLC MUT Moon for the celebrations, and have not taken it off yet. My only purchase of 2013, but the perfect choice!

    I planned a few days at least of austere and clean living to start off 2014, but yesterday we got a babysitter and went out anyway :) The vitello tonnato was pefect, and the huge, huge ox-cheek even more so. And bubbly was just as good as in 2013 :D Today was a trip to the gym, baked salmon salad and carrot juice :paranoia:

    As to 2014, my plans (besides more carrot juice) range from a vintage Daytona to the ever alluring AP ROC in rose gold. I seem to have made similar plans in Januarys past :embar:

    What are your horological plans or personal predictions for the new year?

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    What an excellent and fun question NS.

    For me, personally, I think this may be the year of the Genta. I may not be able to swing it, but I will certainly try. I will know whether I will be able to make it one way or another by March or April this year.

    If I am unable to, it will likely be the year of the BLNR.

    As for a prediction? Gosh, I guess only time will tell! I am remaining optimistic, but life does have the tendency to throw you the odd curveball.

    Also, TC, I wanted to mention that I have really enjoyed your pics of the RO. What a lovely watch, and it looks great on you.
     
  7. rnguy001

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    Great topic for discussion , more so because I feel TWAT ers have made some pretty spectacular buys in the past few weeks alone

    This year if all goes well and I make partner (again) I'd like to add something new. I'd be lying if I said this forum hasn't influenced my tastes which makes my previous wants not as desirable and this whole journey a little more interesting.
     
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    I hear that, ever the education here. I'm going to consider a response to a very good question.

    There, considered it

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    JLC Reverso

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    PP NAV

    I'm in for the long haul, but master,the prize!?
     
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    Dino is being modest here. The RTW cuff link frillyvolous run is done but who's to say what secret projects may be in the works.......... [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] ---------------------------- /****** Apparently I live on Instagram too - mainly timepieces, shoes, attire and the occasional cheeseburger. @no_frills_vc. ******/
     
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    what was the hammer price?

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    NS - great pic.

    as to your question, i think that 2014 would be a good year for me to simply enjoy what i have at present. i imagine my next watches would be a simple 2 or 3 handed, thin cased, gold dress watch and an AP RO. no idea when, but those 2 pop up on my radar most often.

    unless i hit the mega millions, then its straightaway to the zeitwerk striking time.

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    a great crew those four, but this idea of the run being over is balderdash. as a proud nautilus owner, you must have these:

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    KOP NAOW!!
     
  11. HRoi

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    Be quiet, frills is in the process of having a Lamborghini Reventon crushed down into a pair of cuff links.

    2014 for me will be a Lange year, methinks ;)
     
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    Stitchy - hammer price for the 8171 at the recent Christie's auction was $1,145,000. Quadruple the initial estimate.

    HRoi - ahahaha!

    Stitchy what draws you to the Zeitwerk Striking Time? I'm a part of another watch crazy group on FB and a bunch of members probably got a group discount or something because three of them just got Zeitwerks in the last few weeks or so (photos below from my friends). Now, these aren't Striking Times I think, just "plain Zeitwerks":

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    One of them likes wearing it when he goes to the grocery:

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    Was it Cleav that said "I do good friends"? Very ominous and threatening statement there... Hahahahahaha!

    As for the Nauti cuff links, I'm a bit torn. The issue is that the Nautilus porthole shape for me is so distinctive that I'm not sure that wearing a 5711 on my wrist and having smaller versions of it on my shirt cuffs would be something I would like. Thinking the WG Calatravas provide some interesting contrast. They are no doubt lovely - the white metal ones only come in WG, not steel (sorry, no platinum mimo) and they sport the same lovely magical blue/green dial that entrances so many with the basic Nautilus. But, I hesitate because of the reasons I cite above.

    Definitely not getting the diamond studded one but here's one guy from PSP wearing Nauti cufflinks. Thoughts, TWAT/SF brothers?

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  13. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    It's too matchy-matchy. like you're trying to look too cute
     
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    That's what's making me balk.


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    The nautilus cuff links do nothing for me Frills. But I'm also not a cuff link guy. I liked the Patek ones because they relate to your watches which would fit with double cuffs, the others I would have tried to talk you out of personally (but that's because I don't have a large double cuff shirt collection, nor do I like flashy cuff links unless they are part of something more). The nautilus just isn't a watch I'd wear with double cuffs.

    Again, just personal preference, Dino is the cuff link guy and I'm the anti cuff link guy.

    I really do like those Pateks with your watches though, and that's a lot coming from someone like me haha.
     
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    Nautilus links do absolutely nothing for me. Not a fran personally. Way too matchy matchy.
     
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    2014 will be the year of the marriage in my case. The only new jewelry I will get will be an 18kt YG wedding band which we have already purchased. In store for the misses I have a pearl necklace picked out which I will surprise her with in Germany unlike her surprise to me which I knew about.

    For watches I may actually have a new purchase but it would be a Garmin 310XT to replace my aging Garmin 305 but they are very non-TWAT GPS watches for running and other activities.
     
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    I refuse to buy Garmin watches any more. I've had two break from sweat. Granted I sweat a lot, but still no more for me.

    Ok, back to TWAT approved topics.
     
  20. Dino944

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    HAHAHA [​IMG] I love it!!!!

    I don't know Stitchy. In the abstract I like them, but I wonder if its just too much porthole action around the wrists. I've never seen anyone with a Nautilus wear them (although I've seen the links in person and they are beautiful), and I can't help but think they might look a bit too matchy/matchy....maybe like those gift boxes with a tie, pocket square and braces/suspenders in the same material. Although, I've actually seen photos of someone wearing a Royal Oak with RO cufflinks and it seemed to work, but again...I'm not sure if I'd do it.

    NS- Beautiful photo and it sounds like you had a great New Years. ...as for 2014, I have a very full plate this year...and I do feel rather satisfied with my current collection. My other watches are getting very jealous of my Jumbo RO since it has been getting about 90-95% of my wrist time since I got it about 16 months ago. There are a few watches that have captured my attention, but I kind of have to get this feeling (its like I get bitten and can't get the bug out of my system), and then I obsess and eventually pull the trigger. Watches on my short list...Blue & Black GMT2, JLC Reverso (I want to see the new chocolate dial ultra thin), the Piaget Altiplano manual wind, and the RO Chronograph 41mm. With some other toys outside the world of watches on the way (I know its almost blasphemy to suggest there are toys beyond watches), I'm not sure if I will pull the trigger on any of these in the immediate future. I have a lot of research and recon work to do as I've only seen the Piaget and the RO Chrono in person. I still haven't seen a Blue Black GMT and the chocolate dial JLC won't be at the dealers for a while. Still it is fun to ponder the possibilities.

    Anyway...I hope that everyone here gets to add something special from their short list to their personal collection (be it a watch or something else) [​IMG]
     
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