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. earthdragon

    earthdragon Senior member

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    Stitch - Is the Polaris readily available?

    off hand, these are still my faves of the memovox models, and both are watches i really would love to own one day.


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    Generally not a B&R fan but I have to say that model in PVD is not bad. Not bad at all.
     


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    Same here, except my 236. Too heavy to wear for long periods of time. Loved the bracelet design though. I no longer have that one but still have my 170 bracelet. The Ti is much lighter and easier to wear. I've had a few too: 103, 112, 170, 190, 228, 251, 236, 288. Still have (and wear) most of them.
     


  4. in stitches

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    frills, after a while i found the watch in that pic. way too big for her, she should give it to me.


    i believe not. i think they are going for 20k + if you can find one for sale, not a lot out there from my quick searching. im so sad. its beautiful. i may have to console myself with the deep seas tribute, memovox or chrono. oh wait, i cant afford that now either. FML.
     
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  5. Dino944

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    Hi Frills, regarding deployants, particularly on high end watches, it just completes the experience and design IMHO. Yes, Patek's have come under fire about their deployants seeming flimsy compared to those on ALS (those can double as a bottle opener they are so rigid and strong). Still, Patek's do the job are a bit more comfortable from the get go (many people have to flip the ALS ones around to get a reasonable fit (Although theirs are a substantial amount of gold or platinum).

    As for cufflinks, I can easily see them not being appealing to some people. I rarely buy shirts with French cuffs these days so haven't bought cufflinks in many in years.

    I much prefer your friend's 5270. I've just never been able to warm up to the Aquanaut. When it comes to their dress watches I have a strong preference for the Nautilus (5711 and 5712).

    Also, great photo celebrating Kate Upton's Bday!
    Quite possibly the only Memovox that holds any interest for me. Very handsome watch!
    A friend of mine bought one and had the same ownership impressions you did. The novelty quickly wore off and he thought the alarm on it sucked, and he sold it after about 6 months.
    Minute repeaters are very, very special. The Memovox is a good watch, but its never going to be a minute repeater substitute. As I mentioned above, one of my friends owned a Memovox and his ownership experience mirrored Roger's experience, and he found it to be a bit disappointment.

    My vote would be for a Reverso but to each his own. Good luck with whatever you decide.
     


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    100% agree, memovox should never be viewed even as a poor mans repeater. Totally different.

    Glad you also like the Polaris.
     


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    So - I just got back home from Hong Kong (FINALLY) - saw all the backlash on my RL67 post.

    I see the issue with designer branded watches... at $9500, I would not buy the RL67 chrono - I'd rather have the JLC MC Chrono that uses the same movement.

    However, at $3,000 you're not getting a prestigious brand on a watch (save a vintage Omega or Rolex) - so I am less concerned at that price point. It's large, but sat very well on my wrist. And I think (in person at least) it looks INFINITELY better than a B&R. $3,000 is also about as low price as you get for a new C.O.S.C, and this one is (someone asked "how can they write chronometer on it). Otherwise, only Tissot makes one in that price, that I know of.

    Either way - it's a matter of taste. I liked it, but I didn't spend $3k on it and I probably wouldn't. If it were eligible for the 40% off sales, I'd be all over it, though.
     


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    You can get COSC rated watches for far less. Ultimately it doesn't matter. Buying a designer branded watch is ridiculous.
     


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    ^ FWIW you could get a really cool vintage Heuer for $3k, IMO much cooler than Rolex or Omega at that price point. YMMV though.
     


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    If you're not size-ist and just want the novelty, there are 35mm dress versions for a few hundred bucks. I can see it, and I also think Dev is right: if you're of the collector mindset, it's definitely individual and accessible enough to justify its place I'm sure. And yeah, the MUT Moon was the next one, but I can't list EVERY one I like! My only reservation about it is the simple date, which is something I find a bit useless,


    Agreed. I think if you're buying a generic movement, it's fine if the price reflects that. A Stowa pilot watch seems perfectly decent to me, but it's half the price, and has its own history. As for a sporty, chunky chrono, there are so many and they're so similar, I'd have to say that if it were completely generic I'd rather pay a few hundred for a Tissot. I think I might get one for my teenaged son actually - "proper" enough to be cared for; cheap enough to risk! Even their COSC watch is under $1k - the most accurate mechanical watch by a mile, under a grand with its ETA movement.

    Because fuck Emporio Armani and all their friends.
     
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    Damn, thats nice.. Oh the girl looks great too..
     


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    The JLC does look nice which is why I posted it here for others' perusal. I told my photographer-friend that one of the style gods at SF noted that the watch seemed too big for the young lady's wrist, so he sent this other pic for a different perspective. Same girl, same watch, different angle. The subdials now seem to balance out, but I understand how others may find the proportions still unappealing.

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    Location was at Liquid in Las Vegas, I believe.
     




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    I am unmoved both by the tacky watch design, and the poorly-attired young lady with the bleached hair, plastic breasts and tramp stamp. Not even a proud bottom to compensate. Nope. Actually I don't much like any of JLC's sports watches. It's just horses-for-courses really. Something that doesn't quite add up, like a 47mm Panerai done as ultra-thin moonphase. I also have a deep-seated prejudice against "celebrity" special editions, that really cheapen a brand for me. AP's endless line of ROOs is a good example, and this is of the same ilk. Leave that nonsense to Tag Heuer, Hublot, Breitling I think.

    But I do admire the achievements of "The Doctor". The mental image of his gesture to Max Biaggi at Suzuka in his first MGP500 season, brings a cheerful smile to me every time I think of it, even after all these years. :)
     
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