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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. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    Awesome tuna, MP! I've always had a soft spot for that watch.

    Frills - I dig your watch / shoe pics and emulate them as I can.
     
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    TC kindly pointed me that way too, good shout you should look.

    Love the colour of that strap, particularly liked the contrast stich which influenced me choosing, below.

    Still looking good BD, remorse ain't coming!

    I went from this-

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    To this OEM. I'm thinking of adding a tan antique croc too.




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  3. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    paging @DerekS for paneri strap recommendations. i think he had a million dollars worth of straps at one point.
     
  4. robinsongreen68

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    SW&D says it's uncool to post here but w/e

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  5. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Senior member

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    I wonder what happened to that depechdior guy who only posted here and in the Dior Homme thread. IIRC he had some interesting AP's.
     
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  6. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    love. i want the tribute to polaris so freaking bad.

    on my grail list.

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  7. DerekS

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    Indeed. There's a ton of great strap makers that aren't so well known. I'm on the road now, but remind me and I'll list a few of my personal favorites. Or shoot me a PM with any questions.
     
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    @Cleav. Nice Radiomir. I was definitely eyeing that one. I was always on the Luminor train but trying on a few Radiomirs really piqued my interest in them.
     
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    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    Cool BD, I was torn too but fell rad side of the fence. Just a difference . Looking around now...
     
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    you probably spent that much in NMWA swag alone broseph
     
  13. in stitches

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    more. :hide:
     
  14. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    This is a great watch. I have the Speedmaster 125, which is different, but a similar aesthetic.
     
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    very nice.. I like that case, pretty cool.
     
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    Review of the Jules Verne strap here, by a (former) SF member.

    While it is rather spectacular, a personal note on tan straps: I got a nice and rather substantial 5mm thick Bruno calf strap for my Luminor in about the same tan colour as the Jules Verne, and only after wearing it did I find the colour too light, so I ended up giving it to a friend. Of course, YMMV and all that.
     
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  17. TheTukker

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    Many thanks for all the quick responses - very much appreciated! This is why I think this thread is pretty much a hidden gem; you can get pretty unbiased views here (unlike certain watch fora, where there are many people with 'vested interests'). After reading the responses, it quickly hit me: this watch is not for me (took me months to think that I liked it, but only a few SF responses to undo that).

    Just to be clear: I was only looking at this watch in the vintage market because I don't like the current version so much. And it's not $ that made me consider this Speedy; in fact, historical reasons aside, I never understood why a manual speedy with less functionality costs more than an auto day-date speedy.

    JBWarwick: it was not really about cost and I certainly don't find this a 'lesser' model. But you really nailed it with the functionality comment - many thanks! I realized that, while I like the look of a chrono, I will never use it (have plenty of analog sports watches that can probably do a much better job) and so really don't need it. So back to square 1; the search continues (which is really most of the fun anyways).

    Newcomer: good point about the sports watch functionality; had not considered that either.

    Mimo: many thanks for backing me here, but I think you are correct. It's about love, and I am afraid I may not have enough of it for this version.

    Dino: as always, many thanks for your views - I was expecting you to find this too cluttered, which is actually very helpful to hear.
     
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  18. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Can a modern high end watch with basic water resistance handle a steam room? Let's say your average Rolex from the 80s well maintained. Or a new one for that matter. Or a Speedmaster. I don't mean in an emergency? I mean worn regularly in a steam room and shower. Is it no-brainer safe or is it the kind of thing that would be stupid to do regularly?
     
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    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    i would not do it on the reg unless i had the watch recently serviced and knew the gaskets were all ok.
     
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    Good stuff - why doesn't he mention the price? I would be interested to know. I didn't know it was available in another colour too: the greyish-black is like the one I saw on the GO Pano Reserve, although that might have been even nicer.

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    GO Pano Reserve:

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