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 Senior member

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    excuse my ignorance but what is this? very cool!

    edit: sorry didn't see the link. ugh... too bad it's Chinese :confused:
     
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    One of my all time favorites. Great Choice.
     


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    Awesome that Patek Nautilus is one of my grail watches. Working hard to purchase one soon..
     


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    Great Pepsi shot, Belli.




    I had this as well, and just like Wayward I remember the strap turning yellow. I think it was around '85 or so - good times...
     
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  5. Dino944

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    A beautiful watch to go with the beautiful weather! Thanks for the pix.
     


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    You definitely won't have trouble finding one in Vegas. Between the 3 AD there, they had every Nautilus model available when we were there in October. Not sure you will really be pitting them against each other. Very few ADs, particularly Vegas ADs will discount a new Patek (most will wait and sell it to a tourist from a foreign country). Your best hope, might be to open a credit line with Tourneau and they might give you 10% off your purchase...or least one of their locations was willing to about 2-3 years ago. Not sure if they still would do that. Good luck.
     
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    Thanks mimo!
     


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    I think you have everybody on this thread wanting a Nautilus, myself included. Thanks for all the awesome pics.
     


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    Ha - thanks everyone for all the Nautilus love. Sacrilegious perhaps for me to even intimate this, but I was literally one of those guys who saw pictures of the Nautilus and said "oh man I'd never buy that one, what kind of watch is that? And those EARS...?!"

    And then I saw one in person, and put it on my wrist. And I was stunned.

    Echoing Belligero's comment above: can't judge a piece by specs, by 2D pictures, heck, even by 3D rotating picture representations. See it for yourself, put it on your wrist, experience it. Then decide.
     


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    Went looking at watches today and finally put on a Submariner. It had wrist presence and felt nice on my wrist but two other watches caught my eye more. First was a green crystal Milgauss. It had similar wrist presence as the sub but I liked looking at the Milgauss more. The lightning bolt and colors made me want to just stare at my wrist. The white face and non-green crystal Milgauss did not captivate me as much but the green crystal added a great touch. Second was a GMT Master II. Pretty much the Sub with a different dial and bezel. Not that I need the second time zone as I can easily calculate that but the little extra color of the green hour hand was nice against the black face.

    They did have a Rose Gold Sky Dweller in the case which I thought was just released? Beautiful in person. Also stopped by the JLC and IWC case but nothing in my price range excited me. The Big Pilot Top Gun was interesting but a 46mm on my wrist just dwarfs it. I think the max I would go to is a 44mm.

    Any thoughts on the Milgauss or GMT?
     


  11. Hayward

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    I think the GMT is the only watch I'd buy from Rolex' current line. And I'd get the bracelet brushed. I'd like the new Explorer II as well if it were a bit smaller.

    Speaking of which, has anyone come across a watch that violates your personal aesthetic and technical rules and yet you still want one?

    I keep thinking about this one:


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    It's big, blingy, and the overlapping subdials are troubling. Yet I keep wanting one.
     


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    Can't go wrong with the GMT. I was contemplating the Milguass, but for the price and if you really need the guass rating, the Omega is a better value. Omega has higher rating for electromagnetic field, but to be honest who's really buying the Milguass for magnetic field protection. The GMTIIc and the independent hour change when traveling is brilliant. Also it can switch from casual wear to formal very easily because of the polished center links.
     


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    GMT Master all the way. Unless you work near MRI machines, the Milgauss doesn't give you anything more than a Datejust gives you. As for the green crystal, its novel for a while, but its just decorative. A friend of mine bought a Milgauss and tired of it within less than 2 years. To me, in its current form, the Milgauss was merely Rolex reviving an old name from a discontinued watch, to drum up interest in what is basically a Datejust, by using the name of a vintage watch that collectors and some newbies know is quite valuable. Sometimes newbies think that because a watch shares a name or similar theme that it will be as collectible and valuable as the original, but that almost never happens. Overall, its a fine watch but there are other Rolex watches I would rather own.

    The GMT is a much more functional watch. It gives time in multiple timezones, and you can use the arrow marker on the bezel as a quick timing device, for example to mark when the time on a meter for a parking space will run out, or when something will be done cooking, etc. Its also a timeless classic that is truly a multi purpose watch. There are plenty of GMT style watches on the market, but almost all owe their design the the GMT Master. It was a true original when released in the 1950s.

    In the end you have to buy what you like since you are the one that will be wearing it. Good luck.
     


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    i think the green milguass is awesome.

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    I have a friend who's obsessed with that green Milgauss. Just the oddness of it. I think the Milgauss is cool, and since when did the actual functionality of a watch really swing the deal? Who doesn't want a rattrapante chrono, but at the same time, who'd actually use that function? And I have to say, I find the whole aesthetic of it so clean and pleasing (maybe with the clear glass, personally), and those peculiar details make it. . I like the GMT and fancy the new blue/black one quite a lot too. Yet for me, of the three, the one that actually sings on the wrist and is just such an iconic design in my mind, is the standard Sub, black on stainless, no date, no nothing. But like Dino says "buy what you like" :)


    Hayward, I understand your weird fascination. A couple of Zeniths caught my eye too. None of them are exactly beautiful, but they do have a certain unique je ne sais quoi

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