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. Coldcava

    Coldcava Senior member

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    Or what if Rossi keeps several of of those in his trunk to leave on the pillow in the am.
     


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    Ahhh, Lexington. The great combination of southern attractiveness and northern morality. :nodding:

    I have always been partial to Oxford.
     
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    Actually, it turns out that she ISN'T a model. That she deals in exotic cars for a living. And that she does own that watch. And many others.

    Also, I will kop to having become a bit more frivolous lately. I can now be known as Frillyvolous Imeldific or something.
     


  4. mimo

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    A plastic-breasted petrolhead with a watch collection? Wayward was right, she is interesting. If still rather unattractive.

    As for you, Imelda, we poor stragglers who have lived the wondrous vicarious rollercoaster of your purchasing spree late last year, are now rather bereft. You must be thinking about something?
     


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    What do all of you think about Hamilton's for a starter automatic/manual watch in the $500-1000 range? My son just graduated from HS so I was looking at a new or used diver or chronograph or something like these:

    http://www.hamiltonwatch.com/en/gents/khaki/field/auto-chrono-38mm/H71466133
    http://www.hamiltonwatch.com/en/gents/khaki/field/auto-40mm/H70595133

    Any other brands/watches to consider? Sinn 556? Of course I could just give him my Breitling Premier and use the money to get myself another watch :)

    [​IMG]
     


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    Hamilton is a great choice for an entry level watch. They are fairly priced, robust, well made, and all that jazz.

    In that price range, I would look at the following:

    Tissot Visodate
    Various Hamiltons
    Stowa--MO, Pilot, etc.
    Seiko SARB

    I am sure that there are others I cannot think of, but those are the ones that are popping into my head right now.

    Of course, you could always give him your Breitling :).
     


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    I'd vote for a Stowa - less ubiquitous than the Hamilton's, and you are not buying a watch from a big group, but rather from a small independent watchmaker trying to do interesting things (Jorg Schauer, the reviver of the Stowa brand).
     


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    pun master
     


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    pun master
     


  10. no frills

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    Was it actually late last year? I think a large bulk of it was happening in Jan/Feb this year... so I haven't been "out of the game" for that long.

    As it turns out, I am back on the hunt - but for a family member who wants to give his wife a "significant" mechanical piece for their 10th wedding anniversary. His wife already has a Cartier (quartz) and a B&M but they tend to be on the dressier side and he wants a mechanical piece that (a) she can wear on a daily basis and (b) would be on the sporty/stainless side but still be (c) acceptably "classic." His words, not mine. Budget is $3,000 to $5,000. Says his wife is fine with a men's size as long as it doesn't exceed 40mm.

    His first thought is to get a vintage Sub - maybe a no-date 5513. She borrowed one from a friend a few months ago and he says she quite liked the feel and look of it. Any other thoughts given the criteria he outlined above?

    Given what he saw of my recent purchasing spree he was asking if he could get a ladies Patek given his budget, but when I pointed him to vintage Ellipse models like this one:

    http://www.antiquorum.com/catalog/lots/patek-philippe-ref-ref-4226-1-lot-273-294

    ... he almost vomited. Guess he didn't like the aesthetics.

    Thoughts?
     


  11. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    do not like. i dont think that would appeal to many women under 70.
     


  12. Cant kill da Rooster

    Cant kill da Rooster Senior member

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    For a chrono, Archimede pilot.

    http://www.archimede-watches.com/ar...graph-b-watch-automatic-valjoux-eta-7750.html
     


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    I hate it too. But it was the only example of a vintage Patek for ladies that I could find for under $5K. My brother-in-law did say send me the first example I came across.....
     


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    Here's some lume from a 112
    [​IMG]
     


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    Still looking for a watch with a 3/4k budget.....thoughts on:

    -Tag Heuer Carrera Calibre 1887 Chronograph Automatic or
    Frederique Constant Heartbeat Mens Watch
     


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