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. whacked

    whacked Senior member

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    I had to sell it.The watch cost £19,000 which is almost a years wage for me and I could not afford to keep it.When I bought it I was single and living rent free at home.I now have a son a wife and a house.

    Man, you did the right thing; I hope I would never have to be in that situation. Although regularly checking this thread pushes me closer and closer... [​IMG]
     
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    Accuracy is, to me, the most important aspect of a watch. All La Crosse watches are deadly accurate. They don't lose time. You can't say the same about a Rolex.

    I have found the perfect watch for you. http://www.leapsecond.com/pages/atomic-bill/
     
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    Accuracy is, to me, the most important aspect of a watch. All La Crosse watches are deadly accurate. They don't lose time. You can't say the same about a Rolex.

    Of course you can't -- and nobody has -- but that isn't the point of a mechanical watch. Some people appreciate the ingenuity that went into designing the tiny little machine that sits on our wrists. We also actually enjoy that these are devices that need regular maintainance and attention. Besides, who the hell needs to know what second it is?
     
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    [​IMG] That one looks a bit too heavy.

    Did you not say accuracy was the most important thing to you though?

    j/k [​IMG]
     
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    Accuracy is, to me, the most important aspect of a watch.

    $5 quartz will do the job better than all mechanical watches.
     
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    Speedmaster reduced, for the man about town with the smaller wrist;

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    Nice watch and fantastic pictures. Btw, how much bigger is your Planet Ocean in comparison to this model?
     
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    Of course you can't -- and nobody has -- but that isn't the point of a mechanical watch. Some people appreciate the ingenuity that went into designing the tiny little machine that sits on our wrists. We also actually enjoy that these are devices that need regular maintainance and attention. Besides, who the hell needs to know what second it is?


    I do. Being on time is VERY important in my job.
     
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    I do. Being on time is VERY important in my job.

    I have been wondering that as well. Which profession are you in if you don't mind my asking?
     
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    I do. Being on time is VERY important in my job.

    To the second? And just how wildly inaccurate do you really think mechanical watches are? I wear one every day, and I'm always on time, too.
     
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    Btw, how much bigger is your Planet Ocean in comparison to this model?

    Well the Speedy is 38mm and the PO 45.5mm. To be fair the PO wears smaller than you would think, it really doesn't look that huge on the wrist. The Speedmaster reduced feels quite delicate in comparison, I treat it like a sport/casual watch as I think that it looks best in that situation. The real big difference between them is the weight, the PO is like a swiss knuckle duster.

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    Picture taken for the TimeZone "Americana" thread.

    Seersucker and Brooklyn tailoring

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    Deutschland = Americana?
     
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    I'm a teacher.

    In that case, you're probably the only one in the room who cares about the time...

    I used to wear a watch with two independent crystals so I could be darned sure of the time -- believe it or not, I didn't like to be late for class. Now I wear an old gold Longines, and the 5-10 sec max variance seconds doesn't really matter. I'm a nicer person, now, as a side benefit.

    Best,
    Huntsman
     
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