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. NonServiam

    NonServiam Senior member

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    That MUT Moon! :D :D :D :D :D :D I'm pushing that one to the very top of my list. It will complement my chrono very nicely.

    Just love a blued seconds (or chrono) hand :slayer:

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  2. dcg

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    Apparently she's left handed (just like me)


    My man! (blue monster looks even more ridiculous next to all the fine watches in this thread)

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  3. Newcomer

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    Thanks bud, learned from the best. Thought I might as well (finally) put that Rubi square to use :).



    The Orange Monster is one of the best purchases I have ever made. It is officially the oldest watch in my collection. If you can afford it, I strongly urge anyone to purchase.


    Thanks trip-d.


    No need to be sad, nothing is better than when you have convinced yourself you "need" something.


    Thanks Roger!


    There is no want, only need.


    Very nice. Batman challenging the hulk. I need to pick up another pair of Corthays. Unfortunately, I bought my first pair a little too big. Bought them after a long day walking around in Paris, and when I came back stateside, they were half a size too big. Alas!

    And the review is coming along... about halfway there.

    And you? An enabler? I am shocked...


    That may be my favorite dress chrono. And that includes the "big dogs." It amazes me how much the 'feel' of the various watches in the Master collection differ. The blue seconds hand seriously makes those watches too.


    Ooooh a blue monster! Snazzy! Hey, there is no need to be ashamed of a Monster. It holds its own more than adequately. In house movement--check; original design--check; built like a tank--check; one of the best bracelets ever--check; quirky--check. What is not to love?
     
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  4. Keith T

    Keith T TWAT Master.

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    Nice shooz, Frilly.

    dcg, I hear the Speedmaster is perfect for timing naps LOL.

    Loving the canines!

    What a group.

    And you guys watch Iron Man movies for the timepieces.
     


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  6. in stitches

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    NonServiam - delicious pic, as always.

    dcg - dag looking good

    frills - give me that watch. ;)


    :nodding:


    :blush: you are too kind.

    the sad part is the lack of funds.

    i was browsing my JLC catalogue and i LOVE this. want so bad.

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    I quite like Corthay. For whatever reason the cognoscenti in some short-lived SF threads do not seem to like Corthay all that much, but the lasts really work for me and I like the shape of their 001 last right off as RTW.

    This wingtip, for example, may appear to have a pretty "empty" vamp but I quite like the overall design, and the burnishing and blend of brown and olive is incredible in person, IMHO:

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    Thanks, Keith T! I don't watch Iron Man movies me-self for timepieces heh heh. But the movie does bring in some interesting design/style elements. I can't imagine there hasn't been a resurgence in interest in, say, Matsuda eyewear after being featured in the movie. Or, for that matter, Google searches related to "What eyeglasses does Tony Stark wear?" Hah!

    I don't worry as much about the 114270 when the wife wears it, although perhaps I should, since the lugs and bezel are mirror polished and prone to showing wear and tear. The brushed bracelet links are awesome for standing up to such abuse... which is why I am worried that the wife knows how to work the easy link clasp, setting the bracelet to exactly her right size. The 116520's polished center links and that "classically ding-able and un-polish-able" Daytona bezel raises the anxiety hackles! Hah hah!
     


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    All true. Hey, I said it was ridiculous, not that I was ashamed :). But I like your use of "quirky"!


    I'm not sure if that functionality was part of the NASA testing, but it has been part of mine, and I'm happy to report that the Speedy is performing up to specifications.


    :slayer: You are the man for helping me to acquire the Speedmaster!
     


  9. Keith T

    Keith T TWAT Master.

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    This is Sylvia.

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    She is a mixed-breed "rescue" dog. About three years old.


    Sylvia is also a big fan of the Cartier Roadster. (Coincidentally....who knew?)


    If you were to suggest that it is an "uninspired" piece from a "jewelry house" that runs on a "pedestrian" movement, she will bark at you very loudly, and demand to be taken for a walk.

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    +1 for the rescue dogs. My rescue loves watches, but to chew unfortunately.
     


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    dcg - it was my honor

    frills - im a huge corthay fan. the arca is one of the moat beautiful shoes all time.
     


  12. rach2jlc

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    Vintage Girard-Perregaux manual. Simple, classic, easy to read, flies under the radar.

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    Seriously increases the want/need/delete as appropriate!
     


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    Sylvia is lovely, and certainly has great taste!

    Did you say Arca?

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    My first real watch arrived last Monday. I can already say for sure that I love it.


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    Cheers,
    SKM
     


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