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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. jbarwick

    jbarwick Senior member

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    Nope! We love all sorts of watches it's just that this week we happen to be on a roll with watches people are buying/receiving and they seem to be on the more expensive side of things.
     
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    Hi Rob,

    I too have enjoyed the discussion. I would however add that with respect to pricing, your measure of value is a bit off. First, last I checked the MSRP on all gold Daytona was $40K. Beyond that, with all gold one, I can get a much a larger discount on an all gold AP than on an all gold Rolex. So the price difference is not going to be as great as you suggest...although there will still be a difference. On the steel models, there is no discount on the all steel Daytona from an AD, while I can get a rather substantial discount on a steel AP RO...so the price difference on the steel ones could be more like $5K.

    So I don't think the premium is as great as you may think it is. Again enjoyed the discussion.
    Dino
     
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    Thanks my friend. Yes, I'm going to keep this bare-wristed vigil going until the watch arrives!
     
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    If you want to get technical on the BLNR and speak of precious metals, the BLNR has that. The numbers in the bezel are actually thin layers of platinum and the hands are white gold. But I understand what your point [​IMG]
     
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    Stitchy, I'll keep my fingers crossed that we will be seeing pix of a RO that you kopped soon. But the researching and trying on is a lot of fun.

    Thanks. It was my grail watch years ago. It took me 2 years to track down a new from an AD at list price, and that was back in the days when MSRP was less than half of what the MSRP is on a current model. Thanks again and glad you liked my photo of it.
     
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    There was always this thread and the other watch thread. Were those two combined?

    Anyway, I haven't posted this here in over a year. 1954 Longines my wife bought me as an anniversary present in 2011.
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    Didn't know that about the BLNR...........shit, I bet the majority of the Rolex ADs don't know that either. Where did you get this info from?

    for a little more, I'd get the AP SS 154000 in a heartbeat!!
     
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    No need to drag it out to check; from a quick googling it seems like it came on a 'black alligator' strap.

    Now, if any of you strap-aholics have suggestions for the kind of brown strap I'm looking for, please share :)
     
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    lol soon. maybe if i sell all my watches. and a kidney. as im leaning 15202 right now.


    i am fairly certain that all the hour markers on all rolex models are gold. i believe the same is true of the hands as well.
     
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    It seems fitting that for my 1,000th post on SF, I am doing the following:

    1. I am replying to Keith's note - an awesome member of our little TWAT community - but specifically, Keith's note that includes a picture of The Princess of TWAT (TP-TWAT).

    2. I am devoting a few words in point #2 to Stitchy, that awesome, noble friend of ours who has helped us all in some way or another with his preternatural omnipresence not just at TWAT but around SF in general. Stitchy, who has directly or indirectly given me tons of advice and learning over the last couple of years that I've spent lurking via TWAT (and just this past year when I came out of hiding). Stitchy, who went from 20,000 posts to ~54,000 posts during the time I went from 0 posts to 1,000 posts. Thanks, my man.

    When the frigging heck are we gonna meet up, Stitchy my man!

    3. I am reposting this shot of my 3970 in yellow gold. I took this pic when I first got this grail piece of mine in no other place than TWAT. I professed undying love for it (I love it more today), and issued statements about how it has completely satisfied my urge for any further timepiece (untrue, since I got her sister in platinum a month or two later - bows head in shame). This is where my desire for fine timepieces was born and nurtured, and I do feel honored that the TWAT banner on the main page of SF uses this very image. BOOM!

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    Alright. Back to our regular programming. 1,000 posts on SF, mostly via TWAT! Boom!
     
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    you are too kind, frillster!

    also, as it turns out, looks like i will be in NYC with a friend of mine on a monday later this month. text me and lets see if we can meet up!!!

    congrats on 1k!!! :slayer:

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    keith - that pic is amazing.
     
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    INORITE, stitchy. ....makes you want to jump into the drifts and start a snowball fight with her.

    And thanks also frilly, and congrats on your thousandth post my man.
     
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    im not sure what you mean by "snowball fight" but depending on your definition, yes that is what it makes me want to do.
     
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    Hint: snowball fight isn't exactly the same thing as snowballing
     
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    This is an important clarification all the way around.
     
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    hint - if i wasnt married id be more explicit on my definition of snowball fight in this case.
     
  18. Find Finn

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    @Kaplan drop by Franz J he sells hirsch etc and has day to day delivery.
     
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    Tak @Find Finn, god idé.
     
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    What are we talking about here? I don't know what this is all about.......... #reallynow


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    /****** Apparently I live on Instagram too - mainly timepieces, shoes, attire and the occasional cheeseburger. @no_frills_vc. ******/
     
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