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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. jbarwick

    jbarwick Senior member

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    I need a day counter on a watch so the 210 would be out. I find myself looking at my watch before I look at the corner of a computer screen for the date. Do they make a Rad 42mm with date only and no small seconds. Too many PAMs out there I don't know where to start.

    Edit: Does the 512 have a date version?
     
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    JB There are options there in the line up and with a stark choice, for me.

    The RAD California is 47mm PAM 424


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    I think you're right, there is a lot out there, you've rightly made this point before. For me it's about assessing what we are looking for then doing a little research and Boom!
     
  3. Kaplan

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    I don't believe there are any Pams with a date and no seconds. (edit: As I can see above, I was wrong.)

    Personally I dislike dates on a Panerai, but check Pam 62:

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    - 40mm, white gold and a Zenith el Primero movement. And if you have to live with a sub seconds on a Radiomir, this is nicely placed. Alternatively it should be placed all the way to the edge, like on a Luminor Marina (unlike the unfortunate placement on the 183 and 190).
     
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  4. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    Kap, interesting you say that about the date on a Pam. I always thought the date is too small anyway
     
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    To be honest, the only exotic skin that really interests me is croc or alligator, otherwise I'd prefer a nice simple calf skin. While your comparison of other skins to other dermatology issues is entertaining, to me croc and alligator look elgant and luxurious. Its rare for these vicious animals to grow to a certain size without sustaining battle wounds that reduce the value or usability of their skins. These animals are dangerous to man and their own kind, often battling each other even when raised on farms etc. The difficulty in getting good quality, undamaged skins is part of what causes croc or alligator to cost so much more than other exotic skins.

    IMHO, lizard and python are road kill in many parts of the States, so I wouldn't consider paying a premium for them. Ostrich, I just don't think looks luxurious or attractive (it looks like it needs Clearisil), nor is it that difficult to get good skins from them, so I see little reason to pay a premium for it. But that's just my 2 cents.

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    Yes, actually ostrich leg looks completely different, and loos more like a reptile skin. It doesn't have the quill marks (acne). I would give a passing mark to ostrich leg.
    Very cool !! Thanks for the lume shot Hayward.
     
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    barring unforeseen windfalls, we shall see what things look like the end of 2014.
     
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    If it's anything like 2013, NMWA will have a sale and you will sell your soul Rolex.

    But I wish you better things. :)
     
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    :lol: i will NEVER sell my rolex. lesson learned in that department. i wear it more than any other watch i have. rolex is king.
     
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    Thanks, everyone. Super busy at work for the past few days, but had to visit TWAT of course to keep my sanity.
     
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    Brown on gold / opaline white dial works well IMHO.

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    /****** Apparently I live on Instagram too - mainly timepieces, shoes, attire and the occasional cheeseburger. @no_frills_vc. ******/
     
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    Been traveling a lot, so bought a travel watch. The two of us are about to spend the next 16-1/2 hours in the air between ATL and JNB.

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    Yay for a Rolex from the Golden Era!

    ( = from before the time of rolexrolexrolex rehauts and maxicases :teach: :tounge:)
     
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  13. in stitches

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    i like the rolexrolexrolex rehauts. :)
     
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    Superb!
     
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    Looks great! Congrats and enjoy it.
     
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    Whaaat?!?

    I know they really don't make a big difference IRL (outside of macro photography), I mostly oppose them on a conceptual level: Too gimicky overbranding smacking of VULGARI.

    I've seen it explained that it's to deter counterfeiting, but I believe that could've been accomplished more tastefully.

    YMMV, naturally :)
     
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    Thanks Wraith, very kind.

    We have his n hers, twee I know but we like em.

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    I like 'em too ;)
     
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    Haha, awesome!
     
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    Fine Italian tailoring LOL.

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