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. CHRK33

    CHRK33 Senior member

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    I would strongly recommend Cut which Is Wolfgang Puck's steakhouse in the Venetian. I had a great dinner there for my best friend's bachelor party and its not typical Wolfgang - more restrained and there are both wet and dry aged options as well as real Japanese wagyu. It's awesome.
     


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    If that is yours, that is amazing. Is it from the guy in Washington state? I am planning a commission for my Reverso soon.
     


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    Stitchy - than Nomos is growing one me, too.

    I have been trying to get a shot of how the crystal case sides of the DeVille Hour Vision can really catch the light even when the watch is on the wrist. This is the best I have been able to do so far:

    [​IMG]

    I have worn this watch each day this week, and as of this morning it was running at +3 seconds - TOTAL - over that time. Very impressive for a 4 1/2 year old watch approaching the time for its first servicing. Omega really did sweat the details in seeking to make these new cal 8500 and 9300 series movements exceptionally accurate.
     


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    buy me one please?
    hate to say this, but, that is freaking amazing.
    see above, first comment of mine. :)
    looks quite cool.
     


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    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Fun fact; The Las vegas Tao is the highest grossing restaurant in the country (though a bit of a cheat since it is more than a restaurant). Del Frisco's NY location is the second. For a long, long time, first place honors went to Tavern on the green in Central Park.
     


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    Congrats! Looks great! I'm, sure its a great feeling to truly make the watch "Yours."
     


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    Quote:I. Love. This. Congrats!
     


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    That engraving is unbelievable. Just an outstanding job. That is what a Reverso is made for!
     


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    Awesome watch and amazing car. The interior of the car was a bit off for me at first, but have grown to like it. Personally, I think the Zonda is much more menacing,
     


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    :nodding:

    a - who did the engraving, and do you mind to say what the charge was? PM me if you want to keep it private. i want to do mine on the back plate.
     


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    rnguy001 Senior member

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    Awesomeness



    I've been to both Cut and Tao - to be honest I was little disappointed with the Cut, but it may have been just that day. Still a great time there though and the restaurant is beautiful

    TAO was fantastic..

     


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    Cool. One of my brothers recently came for a visit to Norway, and he brought this baby... [​IMG] ...so there's another expired-dictator watch in the thread! He'd been holding onto it since 2008 when he picked it up as a joke gift in Beijing. He was there to cheer for another brother at the Olympics. I had just taken a new job shortly before... bad timing on that. Anyway, what I like about this one is that Mao is attached to the pallet fork, so he briskly and tirelessly waves at 18000 bph. I've actually worn it a few times and I can't help but crack a smile when I see the arm flapping. It's a fun watch.
     


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    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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    Don't do that. We ALL want to know!

    That's brilliant! Is it actually from the Mao era?

    I have spent some time in Iraq (2005-7), but got mine a long time before that: the father of a school friend of mine was Iraqi, and a regional governor in Iraq in the 80s. He gave it to me in about '89, along with a bunch of cigars he'd been given with a picture of Tariq Aziz on the band. T.A. had apparently been given a pile of them during a visit to Cuba, and as they don't last forever and nobody's humidor is that big, passed them around. Some snotty English teenager - who would later work for the British Government, including in post-Saddam Iraq - was probably as far from the intended recipient as imaginable!
     


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    The idea of Mao waving at 18000 BPH would make me laugh! Must be every entertaining.

    I've seen a watch with Bill Clinton's image, and as the seconds pass his nose grows like Pinocchio.
     


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    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    that wasn't his nose.
     


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