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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. rnguy001

    rnguy001 Senior member

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    Good luck, Roger - a truly beautiful piece. Keep us updated
     


  2. Kid Nickels

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    Thanks to everyone for the suggestions by post and PM.... I have some more options to consider. When I finally get something I'll be sure to post it. In the meantime I'm drooling over the ALS above... Kate Upton, not so much.


    btw... Harvey... post another pic. That one is terrible.
     
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    Kid, Kate Upton heard what you said, and she decided to do this little dance to cheer you up.

    [VIDEO][/VIDEO]

    Oh, and let me find some better pics of that Lange perpetual for you Mimo.
     


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  5. Kid Nickels

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    Thanks Newcomer. I have seen that before, but today it does seem to be having a more therapeutic effect! :smarmy:
     


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    I have found Kate's videos and pictures to have a profound healing effect on me.
     


  7. in stitches

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    i believe really, there is never any comparison between seeing the pics, and the real deal. nothing comes close to holding the real mccoy in your hand.

    frills - the 3970 is lovely. get one for me please.
     


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    30th birthday gift from my wife, very simple I live it.
     


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    Thanks KN - I don't know much about it yet, but have seen them go for, what seem, reasonable sum in the vintage market.


    Many thanks Dino - sadly, can't argue much with any of the solid points you are making here. Very helpful. I am assuming this version would be (slightly) more appealing to you:

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    Frederique Constant Classic Manufacture. Fabulous watch, in house movement, great price, limited to 1888 pieces. [​IMG]
     


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    Cool watch, I like the direction that FC is going in with some of its watches.
     


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    Thanks - I've gone from a timex ironman to a tissot V8 to this in about a year. Think I got the bug. I do certainly like the FC and their direction but I have a lot of learning to do before I jump in deeper.
     


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    Very nice, I like this very very much - congratulations!


    I will admit I know next to nothing about this line of Zenith watches, but that actually looks like a fake. Something about it screams... fake.


    Agreed. Not sure if anyone here noticed their new moonphase - a steal at ~$3,500!! No, that is not a typo!!

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  14. Kid Nickels

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    what is the quality of FC? I always thought they were one of those 'tweener brands as I see them on Overstock and Amazon all the time.
     


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    The new in-house offerings are exceptional, considering all that you get. Although I have not handled them in the flesh, the pictures I have seen are quite impressive.

    Now, for the caveat. First, FC's PR department really needs to step its game up. Either you are a mall watch, or you are a manufacture. I think they are trying to straddle both markets, and that really causes their image to suffer. It would be like if Nomos suddenly started selling open heart Quartz watches at your local Kay. It just does not look good.

    Second, FC's offerings truly lack an identity. Further, they tend to "borrow" their identity from other, more established manufactures.

    For example, the moonphase above looks slightly reminiscent of this GP:

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    I wish that FC worked a little bit on developing themselves and their own identity.

    With all that said, in their price range, you really cannot get much better for your money.
     


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