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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. bawlin

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    Don't mean to sound like a dick, but people are still into Panerai? I thought that was a trend that had passed given that a couple of years back they were all the rage and now I barely hear anyone talking about them.
     


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    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    yes they are. because they are awesome.
     


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    Sounds like Stitchy needs to book a trip to Vegas (although truthfully, I'd never go this time of year...I wen't once in May and it was 108F). Still some of the best most concentrated watch shopping you can find. I was there in October and the Rolex Boutique had everything you can imagine on display other than SS Daytonas. There are also boutiques for IWC, VC, Breguet, Breitling, Omega, Cartier (not sure if I left any out), and that doesn't count the AD's that sell all of the above, plus AP, PP, Lange, etc. No good deals to be had there, but still fun to look.
     


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    and we have another reason for me to go to vegas land.
     


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    Agreed, a lone date window does nothing for me. Annual calendar or sans date for me.
     


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    Fabulous place to go and look at watches.
     


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    for me it depends on the general design of the watch and the placement of the date window. sometimes i like them a lot. other times i think they look out of place.
     


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    What I don't like, usually, is when it's just an odd addition in the 3 o'clock position, or 6 (a German thing, I've noticed). If there are other complications, like the El Primero chronos where it's stuck in amongst the jumble between 4 and 5, that's cool - it's eccentric and just another detail. But when the dial is plain, it just looks so much like an afterthought. Another exception I'd make is Rolex, where the bubble is kind of an iconic asymmetry, but again I like that more on the busier sports watches e.g. Sub, than on the DateJust,, which I'd swap for a no-date Oyster any day.

    Give me all or give me nothing. Oh? Nothing it is then. Thanks. :)
     


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    I really don't care for a date window by itself on a dress watch.
     


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    My daily watch, a Moeris with 13''' movement
    [​IMG]
     


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    Personally, I prefer hand dates with a moonphase.

    I will say though, to me, I use my watch as much to check the time as I do to check the date.
     


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    My IWC Mark XII pilot

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    Same here. Always seems like I am signing something with the date. I had surgery a few weeks back and while filling out forms I was more upset I wasn't allowed to wear my watch than about the surgery itself...I needed to know the time and date!
     


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    Thanks for sharing this, Kungapa. These are some interesting data points. If I'm reading the above correctly, it looks like the ADs are capturing much more of the value chain that I had previously thought. Do you guys know of any other reselling business that can command ~40% gross margins? No wonder the ADs are getting squeezed out. Any chance you have the full study laying around that you could send my way? All this talk about the AD / boutique business model is making me think I ought to update the model I posted a while back...
     


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