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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. Kid Nickels

    Kid Nickels Distinguished Member

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    yikes let's do anything EXCEPT talk about Nazis ok?

    so question... I'm looking for a new dress watch that will usually be worn with natural/neutral tones and leathers... about a $2K budget and I'm wide open to suggestions. Round face, 40mm max, auto preferred, simple and classic aesthetics, Roman numerals a possibility, no yellow gold...
     
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    Are you open to vintage? Do you care about the movement outside of it being an auto?
     


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    Sounds like a watch I am presently contemplating - except it's manual wind, not automatic:

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    Not super vintage... I'd prefer something "newer"... like mid-90's and up and obviously clean. My first idea was a 2nd hand Zenith of some type. Movements will vary I suppose with the quality of the watch. It will be a "good" dress watch for the next couple years before I'm ready to upgrade.

    I know I'm not being terribly specific but part of that was to yield suggestions from the wisdom of the forum at large I wouldn't have otherwise thought of. Thanks!

    that's a great start Roger!... what model Omega is that? ( auto preference but not mandatory )
     
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    You can find a second hand Zenith within your budget.
     


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    Just came across the Zenith Class Elite Moonphase - any thoughts on this watch (not my pic)?

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    If you plan on upgrading so soon I'd actually recommend saving some money and just getting the auto version of the Stowa MO, and putting the savings towards the upgrade.
     


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    Thanks DL... It's funny you say that b/c my other two ideas that came admittedly without much consideration were exactly the Stowa MO or possibly a Nomos Orion. Stowa bang-for-buck is great and I think I would enjoy that. I'm not very knowledgeable about Nomos.

    The Tukker... I REALLY like that Zenith you posted, but those are pretty pricey new... did you find one 2nd hand somewhere you'd be willing to share? ... that's a beauty!
     
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    You can't go wrong with Nomos either. Honestly the short term upgrade would make me lean to the less expensive watch, and then keep it as more of a "beater" for travel or what have you. But only you can really make that decision.
     


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    I don´t have any good watch. Bought some swatch watch with a dial I like, but it´s super cheap and the case is plastic. Basically bought it just to have something to wear. Now, I´ve come to like wearing watches, and would like something I can wear with confidence. I am also a huge fan of white dials with leather straps. The A. Lange & Söhne one posted here was just amazing, unfortunately far off my price range.

    Thanks for the good advice. I´ll decide upon getting the condition confirmed.
     


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    in general i am not much of nit picker when it comes to watches, but i really wish these both had a dot between the 31 and the 1. sorry to be a debbie downer. i love both the watches, that just struck me in the close ups.
    i have this in the blue faced non chrono version and i love it. if you like the chrono above, i highly recommend it. and the price seems very fair.
    i would marry this watch.
     


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    WHAT? Are you sure about that, stitchy? You wouldn't go CRAZY like the guy in this picture once you realize that THERE IS NO DOT BETWEEN THE 31 AND THE 1???????


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    lol, indeed that is an issue, maybe because it is in a different color font, it did not jump out at me. also, like i said, its a nit pick that i would likely never had thought of had i not been looking at a macro pic.
     


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