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. mimo

    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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    Exactly so. So I'll just lust for the black Sub, you get the Milgauss, then we fight over the GMT (unless Dino, inevitably, gets there first!).* :)



    *and in the mean time, the OP wonders what the hell he started!
     
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  2. in stitches

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  3. Dino944

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    Sure 100 m is more than enough water resistance for most people. Was there a huge need for Rolex to go from 200 m to 300 m with a Sub, probably not. However, Subs have been water resistant to 300 m for more than 2 decades. If someone is using a watch for diving, I don't think it is wrong for them to necessarily want the watch to be water resistant to a depth substantially greater than they will be diving to. In most parts of the US the speed limit is only 65 mph. If you were buying tires for a BMW, Porsche, or Lotus, even if the car has a top speed of say 150 mph but you don't plan to ever go above 85 mph, when replacing tires would you only choose tires speed rated for 93 mph? I don't think anyone in this forum believes they need 300 m WR to wash their hands.

    As for your need to wear a modern anti-magnetic watch to use your iPad, the video Belligero posted shows that a person can buy any modern Rolex without fear of it becoming magnetized. My point was never that the GV was a bad watch, just that it doesn't do more than a DJ does. If it floats your boat, go for it.
     


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    Sounds like it may be a steel cage match to see which of us gets the Blue/Black GMT [​IMG]
     


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    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Did the dial look any cleaner in person. I think the Skydweller movement is incredible and the watch has so much potential, but it just looks a mess with so much junk crowding the dial.
     


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    Look at what I started! I will have to see the Blue and Black GMT in person before I give that the go but let the fiance know that watch is first, then the GV, then the Green sub.

    Purchase won't happen until later in the year so I let her know an all black GMT may be hard to find new after the new ones come in. As for what I will be using the watch for: No diving and no magnets. I am a spreadsheet jockey as some like to joke. Also I may snorkel some but like air enough that I won't dive too deep.

    Speaking of magnets, what effects do airport procedures have on watches? I have never worried about my Hamilton Khaki auto at airports but I assume there are a lot of magnets that it may come into contact with.
     


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    No worries. We are like a big family here. We disagree about things, but we get along because we are all here because we love watches.

    The all black GMT will probably not be harder to find after the blue black model arrives. They will probably remain in production together, just as there are different versions of Subs available.

    The airport metal detectors, x-rays, or body scans have no effect. I've worn Rolex watches through each of them and never had a problem, and most of mine were produced before the latest [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, clean, sans-serif]Parachrom springs were being used. [/FONT]Don't over think things just because of us here at SF...we are all a little crazy. Just enjoy the research and shopping and buy what you like.
     
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  8. no frills

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    ^ Yes.

    Shot I took this morning of my 3940 in platinum. Got myself a 30x loupe and could see no visible dents or scratches, aside from very minor hairline swirls at the back of the case from inevitable wear and tear (since I wear it at least once a week) - and only visible using the loupe.

    Never polished, serviced once right before I purchased it. Not bad for a 23 year old watch, huh?


    [​IMG]

    But there is that nick on the upper right hand corner of the winding box, do you see it???!? Sooo annoying!

    Heh heh. Got to complain about something, right?

    I wonder if the watch being made of platinum has something to do with it too. My 5040 in yellow gold has more minor hairline swirls than the 3940.
     


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    My comment about the comparative practical significance of water resistance and anti-magnetism was not restricted to Rolex watches. Yes, many of their watches use amagnetic hairsprings - as do many Omegas - but this is hardly an industry standard. This risk of harmful exposure to magnetism is far more of a an actual daily risk than exposure to pressure at extreme depths.

    You can drive your Porsche at 150mph. You cannot descend to 600m and live. Big difference. At a depth of 50m, a 600m rated watch isn't any more water resistant than a 200m rated watch.

    I'm not sure who it was that suggested it was "wrong" to purchase a watch with a water reistance rating that far exceeds the parameters of its likely use, but it wasn't me. Heck, it's not "wrong" to buy a dive watch and never get it wet. Buy what you like for whatever reason makes you happy. My comment was on the practical benefits of anti-magnetism as compared with extreme depth water resistance in the world of watches that exists outside the confines of the Rolex universe.
     


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    looks great, frills.
     


  11. mimo

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    Gorgeous, Frilly. You may be a madman, but you're a happy madman. I salute that. :)
     


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    my thoughts EXACTLY. That movement is fantastic.
     


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    Looks amazing for 23 years old ! What a beauty!
     


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    3rd'ed
     


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    The Precista comes close, but it's no longer made and you can't find it anywhere. I dunno, maybe I should just go digital.
     


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