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. Big A

    Big A Senior member

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    Just to change it up a little . . . .

    This is a (probably fake) Hublot I discovered while searching an apartment. I was searching the apartment to try and find recoverable assets for a friend / client, who was scammed out of $$$$ by the now-jailed former tenant.

    While I believe this is a replica, there is a real Hublot Big Bang line called the "Tutti-fruiti" that looks pretty similar. I work with casino owners, slot machine dealers, new-money hoteliers, Russian something-archs, middle-eastern rich kids, professional athletes, and other individuals you would expect to have questionable taste. I see them in their natural environments in Vegas, Biloxi, the caribbean, and South America. I have seen some tacky rich people wearing tacky shit, and I have met their very tacky girlfriends wearing even tackier shit.

    And yet, I don't know a single person other than this particular scam artist who would wear this watch. So tell me, outside of a select group of Miami scam artists, who would wear this horological abortion?**

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    ** I have it on because I wore it to the scam artist's bond hearing just to be a dick.
     
  2. Keith T

    Keith T TWAT Master.

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    ^^^Post of the day nominee^^^

    Big A, you have indeed changed it up a little.
     
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    Keith T TWAT Master.

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    And I have further thoughts on the tankiness of the new Tank, but not enough time to share just now.

    Briefly, I would applaud Cartier for their multiple strap options play, and I also agree with Newcomer that they have at least attempted to price it halfway realistically (for the steel version).

    Rooster: Nice Stowa .
     
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    Really good info apropos, thanks. Yes the watch is a family heirloom and had been with my father for 45yrs and is pretty much looks the same as it does now as it did in the wedding photo's when my parents wed 44yrs ago. Serviced by Omega in the 90's and then by a friend last year. Whatever this watch is, it's my favorite on the wrist (we all have one) compared to all my other watches (have & sold) and the best part it's the most accurate of my watches, much better than my IWC Mark XII and my other Omega's so go figure.

    Cheers



     
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    That watch would go really well with my Justin Bieber jumpsuit , it helps counterbalance the monkey I have on the other shoulder but the watch jewels just don't quite match the ones on my iphone cover.
     
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    Nice watch!
     
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    Bawhawhaw, this is one of the best posts I've read recently hehehe. Thanks for sharing!

    P.S. I wouldn't wear something like that, for the record.
     
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    Casual Friday and Omega Planet Ocean 2201.50

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    big A - i dont know exactly who wears that watch, but there is an ass for every seat. if you catch my drift.
     
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    You mean you would wear it. I know you would. So would Frilly, but only at private parties. :)
     
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    That would have to be at very private, very inebriated, Imeldific parties.
     
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    Here's a cute idea for a piece for the wife. The discontinued 5800/1A, "midsized" at around 38mm (including the ears) X 34mm (case/diagonal). Pictured right beside the 5711/1A "jumbo" Nautilus currently in production (pic c/o the internet/PuristSPro).

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    Her wrist is about as large as mine (6") and I think it would look fabulous on her. She wears a midsized Aquanaut (the 5066/1A) right now and she loves it. Pic of her wearing the 5066/1A below while pushing our daughter around on a stroller.

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    Not for a few more years, though! But just planning early... Got to save up!
     
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    i would, but only if i was wearing a suit with contrast stitching on the buttonholes.
     
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    Oversized watches... Thinking Bell&Ross.
     
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    haha that is awesome!
     
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