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. forex

    forex Senior member

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    Waiting for my Coke bezel to put on this, what is next?

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    as promised, some pics of the "new" watch. iphone pics though, hope to get some DSLR action on monday.

    hope you guys enjoy!

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    with a new friend.


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    Forex - nice as it is!

    Stitch - you've just made a great advertisement for the Squadra! And the Panny doesn't look bad either.


    RN -

    The 346 is the most expensive, about $13-14k I think. But if I wanted a more understated diver's watch to wear with anything, I'd maybe get a Seamaster or a Submariner for a lot less dough. I just don't see the point of making a 45mm dive watch and then trying to make it subtle. The only thing I really loved about it was the matte brown dial. That really appeals to me.

    The 323 I get. It's huge but doesn't feel it, and yet it looks like a "real" Panerai to me; I think it might be surprisingly easy to live with. It's about a grand or so cheaper than the 346 if I recall correctly.

    But I really loved that PR indicator on the 423, because for me, the OP small seconds needs something to balance it. I find the odd juxtaposition but similar style of the PR just perfect for that. If it had the brown dial too it would be sensational, but the "dirty" lume is almost as good. Of them all, the 423 stole my heart I think. Each to his own! (And I agree, Stitchy!)
     
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    I agree. I think it's just a poor choice of font/kerning for the words "Power Reserve". Every time I see it, I think it was designed in Microsoft Word.
     
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    that strap is so nice, Stitch. Love the color, pattern, and it goes great with that superb Reverso

    well done on all accounts

    Mimo - even though it's technically a dive watch, most would agree the Rads are more suited to casual affair. If you see it that way, I think most of these Rads make great casual watches. There's just no way I could lump Radiomirs in the same category as the Seamster and Submariner, etc. Panerai do make proper sportier/dive watches that I think are unabashedly "DIVER-esque". For the Rads we just have to remove that 'dive watch' tag from our brain ;)

    Though, it's got good WR for completeness sake!
     
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    thanks, guys! much appreciated.
    EXACTLY!!!!
     
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    Very nice. Brings back lots of good memories of my first Rolex, a black bezel GMT in the 1980s.
     
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    The new strap looks fantastic on the Reverso. Enjoy it.
     
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    hanky looks awesome too!!

    also agreed about reverso v tank

    no comparison, but neither is the price.
     
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    thanks, dino! i plan on it. :)


    INORITE!!! it makes a great backdrop. best use of a PS all time. :)
     
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    Stitch- the strap you put on the watch is perfect

    As a noob, im surprised that a few cartier watches get love on the this forum. Without knowing, I thought Cartier would be a brand that would be taboo

    Since it has been suggested to look into used/vintage watches to find something under 4K, anyone recommend any stores or websites that are trusted and have a good selection?
     
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    This old article from Departures has some good suggestions, especially if you are in the NYC area.

    http://www.departures.com/articles/in-search-of-the-perfect-vintage-watch
     
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    Mimo - I have to admit the Luminors have an appeal. They certainly look better to me that the main Panerai models. I understand some are smaller?

    Stitch - The strap on the Squadra appears to be upside down - personal preference or is that the way you do it with deployants?
     
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    that is the way it is done. tang straps, long portion on bottom, deployants, long portion on top. that way the buckle closes the way it would as if it were tang, and not upside down.

    that is how they come from manufacturer as well. certainly you can put one on the other way, but this way is technically correct and i think it looks better too and is more properly proportioned on the wrist.


    thanks!

    while there are many who do view cartier as a jewelry maker not a real watch maker, they do have a long history in watches and really have stepped up their game over the past 5-7 years or so. they have some beautiful models as they are a master of design and some great movements as well. both sourced and in house.

    tool around on chrono24 if you are looking for used/vintage pieces.
     
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