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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. Cylon

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    OF ALL IMAGES TO HAVE A BROKEN LINK!?!?!?
     
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    This is new? I have been looking and retail on the Sapphire Sandwich version is much, much higher than that.
     


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    the ferris wheel i deal is neat, sound like it would look good too. the main thing to me is that when you look at the number, it is clear what it is, and that the presentation be pleasing to the eye.
     


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    Well, the Sapphire Sandwich is, indeed, more. From an AD with discount, a regular ole' hesalite Speedy is around $3,300. I just saw a posting yesterday with a lightly used Speedy for ~$2,200. The deals are out there.
     


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    also......

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    sadly, thats all i got. bought it from the bay for fun.
     


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    Well executed ferris wheel:

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    Badly executed ferris wheel:

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    I think it is the font of the 9 that is the problem... if you are going to ferris wheel, you have to have a font where a nine is clearly a nine.
     
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    hesalite is the only way to go on a speedy.....of course just my opinion. :)
     


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    I once heard a comedian say, "I've been married 20 years. You know what that means? It means she knows what I like,...and I know what she won't do!"
    They used to include the anchor when you bought a Submariner. It doesn't actually do anything.
     


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    a little doodad that i think used to come with a sub when you bought it.


    even on the top pic i think the 9 looks too close to a 6 to me.

    i have always liked the rolex dials in that i find that there is no question as to what each digit is, the look is congruous and easy on the eye, no out of place or "flipped" numbers... i think they do this very well. excellent actually, imo.

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    I got a hesalite speedy. Hesalite or bust. Personally, I love acrylic, especially on a sports watch. Cleans up easy, cheap to replace, and does not have a chance of shattering. Plus, it gives the speedy such a nice glow.
     


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    The second datejust with baby blue arabic numerals has always confused me. I understand what they are doing... and I know that the ferris wheel approach would look silly... but I just do not enjoy that organization of arabic numerals on the dial. It just looks wrong to my eyes. And this is PURELY a personal thing.

    I vastly prefer the "straight up and down approach:"

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    this is how i would view a ferris wheel, assuming the 9 would be standing straight up if it were there.

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    now, these are dials, not sub-dials, but the idea is the same i think.
     


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    This is what I meant by the ferris wheel approach (not what you posted earlier). Each numeral hangs straight, like a ferris wheel car that pivots as the wheel rotates. What you posted shows how the numeral orientation radiates from the center and flips as it gets to the lower semi-circle.
     


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    A true ferris wheel would have every number in the same direction as 12. Most clock faces are done like this, so it's not novel - however the calendar has so many more numbers, it might be too crowded.

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