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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. Omega Male

    Omega Male Senior member

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    Unfortunately they upsized the GO chrono to 44mm, which is out of my ball park.

    Did try the Transocean (which demonstrates how you do that date window between 4 & 5 a bit better IMO) at 43mm and felt even that was pushing it. Great looks, but it's a chunker.

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  2. Keith T

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    Of the two you originally posted, Omega Male, I would give a slight nod to the JLC, as I don't particularly mind that date window size or placement, and you get the full "in-house" treatment vs. modified from IWC in this case. They are both VERY nice, really great timepieces from well-respected brands......however IMO, could be improved with two inappreciable changes: add blued hour and minute hands on the Jaeger, and remove the chopped off 12 and 6 on the Port. But hey, as always, I was not consulted by the esteemed watch designers from either of these esteemed manufacturers. Neither of those small details may bother you personally. The Breitling is also nice but that panda look would make me wish I had a Daytona....and really both of those seem more like sports pieces anyway, compared to the JLC and IWC. ( Watches: where nit-picking becomes an art form. :) )
     
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    QFT.

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  4. rnguy001

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    I was going to suggest that Breitling, but it has the same date position as the JLC you mentioned.. Both handsome watches. Agree, wish JLC had more blue on the hands of that model.
     
  5. Betelgeuse

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    I do use lenses hahaha!


    My beater watch. :lol: It's not that I think a lot of this but around here having a nice watch could be worth loosing your wrist haha well not to that point but sometimes I have to move around some places that I don't know and are dangerous so I take my other watches to the meeting but whe I drive I put that one in my jacket and put this one on.

    This one my dad gave it to me and he got it from Amazon so it is really cheap. Around here watches are very expensive, this one costs around $10,000 pesos so it justifiable for thieves to still take it from you. :(

    On a side note. I know that you are not huge fans of Tag but the Carrera Calibre 16 is awesome! :)
     
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    Hello gents! Long time lurker and enjoyer of your discussions. Since I'm also hunting for chrono, what are your opinions of the new El Primero 410?

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    It's been upsized from 38mm to 42mm (which I'm not sure would look right on my small wrist), but the extra room affords a better layout for non-overlapping subdials, uninterrupted chapter ring and hour indices, and triple date/moonphase.
     
  7. TheTukker

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    This is what I would get for that price tag: [​IMG]
     
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  8. Kid Nickels

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    ^ damn it ... I used to have one of those!
     
  9. TheTukker

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    Chono, white face, blue hands, leather stap - meet my latest acquisition: [​IMG]
     
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    Looks really nice; on the market right now for that price tag. Lots of character; better investment than a timex.
     
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    I'd have to see that one in person. Usually a movement when a chrono movement from a smaller case gets moved to larger case, everything shifts toward the middle. Some watches its more obvious than others. I find the dial a bit busy, especially with the tachymeter then another group of numbers inset from that, and then you finally get to minute markers and seconds. Clearly, its to take up space on the dial, since they bumped up the size. I also do not care for the outlines around the day, date, and month. Maybe it would look better in person, but they have other designs I'd rather have than this piece.
     
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    Congrats on a great find. These are very under appreciated but great watches!
     
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    i quite like that zenith.
     
  14. RogerP

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    Quote:That's pretty sweet. 42mm is about the upper limit for an ElPrimero-powered watch - the subdials begin to look far too scrunched in toward the center beyond that size. You're not going to find a lot of contemporary men's chronograhs in the 38mm case size these days, though some no doubt exist. I like this one a bunch, but I would have no hope of making use of the triple date without the aid of reading glasses, so I would (and did) choose a model with just the chronogrpaph / single date only.
     
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    Just catching up after a couple days...

    Ahhhh...the MM300. One of my biggest watch regrets. I should have held on to mine.
     
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    Do it! [​IMG]
    Love this.
     
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  17. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    please stop that TC, it hurts me so. ;)
     
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    +1
     
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    Oh go on then +2
     
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    No more!!! If we do TC will stop posting his RO. It just hurts so good!!!
     
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