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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. TC (Houston)

    TC (Houston) Senior member

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    TC, I picked it up from service today

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    All I can say is WOW.
     
  2. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    The last couple pages have upped the game [​IMG]

    Thanks for the nice scans
     
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    These threads are funny. I know before i open the page that i'm gonna stare longingly at pictures for probably half an hour, instead of doing an assignment for the main reason I can't afford what's in the pictures. If that sentence makes sense to anyone.

    yes. i'm a student. ah well.
     
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    First time posting here. I put these pic up in another watch thread, but figured they belong here.

    IWC CST Chrono and my Sinn 142.

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    and my Omega Broad Arrow on the rubber racing strap and Omega deployant.

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    Tried on a D&S in Amsterdam, I really like this watch. Nicely finished, they make very few, and it has a tendency to retain value well. Many WIS will poo poo the hand finishing of the widely available movement (it's not like they are making them in house) but I think it is a very nice piece.
    Thoughts please: Dornbluth [​IMG] Thinking mostly in tems of workmanship and size. Neve seen a dornbuth live so ...
     
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    That IWC chrono is really beautiful.
     
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    Many WIS will poo poo the hand finishing of the widely available movement.
    Actually, that has not been the case IME. Dornblueth is quite respected - his modifications to the ETA ebauches are small but make a lot of sense (like the additional small second wheel on the 99.2). When you have such a small operation and want to offer affordable watches, that's a very respectable approach - otherwise you end up with another one of those watch artisan that make 5 to 6 figure pricetag watches and only very few get the chance to enjoy.
     
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    That IWC chrono is really beautiful.

    The 142 is hot - very distinctive case and bracelet.

    Here's mine (co-branded B&R)

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    I agree, but I've certainly seen the brand beaten up a bit on TZ. Like I said, I really love the look of this watch. If they were not so hard to find at any reasonable discount, I'd likely have one. I really have a hard time getting my mind around paying retail for watches. Oh, nice 142 btw, I love that watch.
    Actually, that has not been the case IME. Dornblueth is quite respected - his modifications to the ETA ebauches are small but make a lot of sense (like the additional small second wheel on the 99.2). When you have such a small operation and want to offer affordable watches, that's a very respectable approach - otherwise you end up with another one of those watch artisan that make 5 to 6 figure pricetag watches and only very few get the chance to enjoy.
     
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    I agree, but I've certainly seen the brand beaten up a bit on TZ. Like I said, I really love the look of this watch. If they were not so hard to find at any reasonable discount, I'd likely have one. I really have a hard time getting my mind around paying retail for watches.

    Oh, nice 142 btw, I love that watch.


    Thanks - I've had this one 11 years now and it was serviced once. I hear you on paying retail... I know you're right about some TZers throwing up on anything that doesn't have a manufacture movement - they're robotic idiots who don't get the big picture and also often couldn't tell the difference if the movement was in front of them...
     
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    That IWC chrono is really beautiful.
    +1, is it titanium? It looks like it
     
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    Thanks - I've had this one 11 years now and it was serviced once. I hear you on paying retail... I know you're right about some TZers throwing up on anything that doesn't have a manufacture movement - they're robotic idiots who don't get the big picture and also often couldn't tell the difference if the movement was in front of them...

    +1 - It's not their opinion that matters anyway.
     
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    Yeah, the GST line was named after the materials the watch came in; Gold, Steel, Titanium--kind of tacky if you ask me, but I love the ti part of the line, the steel is a bit too shiny, and the gold wears like a brick, nice if you like that sort of thing. The ti looks great and wears light, and while it scratches a bit too easily you can clean it up with a scotchbright pad.

    +1, is it titanium? It looks like it
     
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    The 142 is hot - very distinctive case and bracelet.

    Here's mine (co-branded B&R)

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    That's a good looking watch Greg.
     
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    Yeah, the GST line was named after the materials the watch came in; Gold, Steel, Titanium--kind of tacky if you ask me, but I love the ti part of the line, the steel is a bit too shiny, and the gold wears like a brick, nice if you like that sort of thing. The ti looks great and wears light, and while it scratches a bit too easily you can clean it up with a scotchbright pad.
    I think that's my favorite watch I've ever seen. I love chronographs and titanium.
     
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    TC (Houston )
    Please check your PM's.
    Thanks.
     
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    looking for a strap suggestion...Looking for a strap which eliminates the gap btwn the strap and the case... here are two examples:

    http://www.prestigetime.com/item/Ome...20.01.001.html

    http://www.prestigetime.com/item/Bre...E92%7E9zu.html

    Looking for aftermarket since OEM is a rip off.

    Edit: Also looking for a calf skin with a croc pattern like the omega.

    Thanks!


    Several vendors have curved end straps. Here's one that sells curved-end faux-alligator Hirsch on TZ SC

    http://forums.timezone.com/index.php...=4414632&rid=0
     
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    ^^^ I really don't get the curved end idea. Who cares if there's a gap between the strap and the watch case? It's natural! I'm sure Eric Glennie would think it's a good idea--that's how bad an idea it is.
     
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    ^^^ I really don't get the curved end idea. Who cares if there's a gap between the strap and the watch case? It's natural! I'm sure Eric Glennie would think it's a good idea--that's how bad an idea it is.

    oh come on... There's been curved end straps for many decades - it's hardly "innovative" in an EG kind of way... It's just a slightly different aesthetic - I think it sometimes work well on sports watches that can look too bulky on a square-end strap (helping transition more gradually from puck to a thin strap), but not something I worry about too much
     
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