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. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    ^^ great watch, but i like it better on the oyster band personally. ^^
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    sorry to keep barraging you all with pics of my semi kind of new watch, but i took some DSLR pics and wanted to share, forgive my narcissism.

    as newcommer pointed out, the faceting on the case and lugs of some of the JLCs is amazing. dont really notice it unless you are close up, but its there all right, and so beautiful imo.

    ill leave the strap and lugs pics unspoilered, and the rest of the bunch spoilered.



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    Ha, I miss the old mostexerent. Of course, I am happy that PG has found himself a lady friend and some new hobbies, but Rapha does not exactly stir me.

    As for the Milgauss... I like it on the black NATO when looking at it in a vacuum, but I feel like the NATO would just add more bulk to an already bulks case. At the same time, the PCLs on the Milgauss bother me. So I guess it is a no-win for me! I really like the Milgauss, but I think I would get the bracelet brushed.

    And Stitch: I really, really enjoyed the pictures. Especially of the Squadra case. Pictures generally fail to show how refined the case looks. Feel free to barrage away.
     


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    so glad you enjoyed them. i had a lot of fun taking the pics, but it was hard culling the selection down from 50+ pics.

    the case really is superb in so many ways, i love it.

    i think i will post maybe one more pic tomorrow and then take a break.
     
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    The textured dial is also really cool along the minute track. Very neat.

    What is the story behind that purchase by the way? i.e. how long ago did you buy it, did you buy it or your family, etc.?
     
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    i LOVE the dial.

    it has kind of a mate finish around the edge where the hour numbers are, with a shiny textured minute track and a "curtain" style guilloche in the center. the seconds sub-dial is set down beneath the watch dial and has its own track that goes around it. as well the date and AM/PM windows are set down and also have 3 "steps" leading down from the highest part of the dial to the actual wheels. and then you have the skeleton second time zone hand. there is a ton of very detailed leveling and balance to the watch that is not really picked upon at first, because the watch appears to be so clean, simple and symmetrical.

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    a lot of this i had not even picked up upon until i actually had the watch. i bought it without even trying it on. only saw it in catalogues and online. as soon as JLC came out with the squadra i knew it was exactly what i wanted. and i got even more than i was expecting. it is to me a perfect watch. yes im a fanboi. dont eve care.

    as to the story behind the purchase, at the time i had my B&M capeland, an ebel 1911 big date and a rolex datejust. i wanted something from a manufacture with a manufacture movement, something from a brand that was kind of a big boy. i wanted something with an exhibition case-back and deployant clasp. something iconic, something with a complication, something exactly symmetrical, and something dressy and clean. this fit the bill.

    i sold the ebel on ebay and got about 700, just because i had no interest in it anymore, and ponied up for the rest. i got it from an AD that we have a connection with. this was maybe 7 years ago? as favor they gave it to me at 10% over their cost, so it was a steal. i think at the time it cost me about 3500 +/-, and now i think MSRP is like 8150, so i did pretty well i think. i am yet to come across a deal like again, BNIB from an AD.

    the more i talk about this watch the happier i get. :)
     
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    The way it should be.

    And you got a bargain, too? What a keeper.
     


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    ^^great post stitch. makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.....gaht dayum i love watches.
     


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    thanks, guys! :inlove:

    watches give me that tingly feeling!
     


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    Love, love, love your recent posts and pictures. 'Grats on the beautiful piece, man!
     


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    thank you kindly, frilly my man.
     


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    I just wanted to thank Dino, Frills, and In Stitches (and others) for always dropping knowledge and beautiful aspirational photos in this thread. Truly exemplary.

    Just a meager contribution of my Reverso at the end of a deposition I just defended - I would say it brought me luck as the CEO didn't submarine our case. (Please excuse the iphobe pic)

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    glad you enjoy!

    that is a beautiful watch, and needs to be seen in more detail. if i may....


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    In stitches, much much better. Really appreciate it.

    I have ordered a custom brown gator strap from Camille Fournet for it and have been waiting 6 months for it. But the Fagliano strap is really nice but I imagine more casual looking.
     


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    Wowzers. That is absolutely stunning. One of my favorite Reversos. Still not sure I am completely sold on the Casa Fagliano strap, but it is still a stunning watch. I can't wait to see the strap that CF makes up for you.
     


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    happy to assist. :)

    look forward to seeing the new strap.
     


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