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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. rnguy001

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    My wife has been pleading with me to get a Rolex for some time. If had to pick one right now it would be that over-engineered monster the DSSD.

    My brother just got the new Explorer in white (42 mm) and I have to say that thing is so well built it made me a fan

    I really wish Rolex would offer the GMT2 without the center polished links. You guys that are thinking of getting one, do you prefer all brushed, center-polished, or doesn't matter?
     


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    ^ Your local watch repair guy can brush the centre links no problem. Personally, I'm a fan but if you don't like PCL's, go with the Submariner.
     


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    Solid list. Ill have to think on mine.
     


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    [​IMG] Great response Kid. Almost died laughing!
    Thanks pal...I aim to please.
    Might be a bit harsh. Although, I have to admit I generally prefer the standard dials over the stone dials, MOP, or meteorite dials. I think the meteorite does look a bit better when on a watch with a bracelet, but stylistically, I don't think I could do a chronograph with a tachymeter which uses Arabic numbers and a dial & subdials using Romans. It bothers me. Give me sticks or Arabics to go on a chronograph.
    You should look at the DSSD up close. I did and personally found it a colossal disappointment. To me, they spent a lot of time making a huge case, but not enough time to realize the bracelet should be larger. I find the bracelet is not well proportioned and too small looking for the watch itself. It should have been thicker and wider for this watch. I think it also leads to the feeling sort of top heavy. Not a fan.

    The new Ex2 is a nice watch. Well done, especially since the case lugs taper in a bit, as they did on previous generations of Ex2s, Subs, and GMTs.

    Right now I really look forward to seeing the new Blue/Black GMT2 in person. I really like how it looks in photos. I do wish they would go back to the brushed finish that all of their "Professional models" used to have. I find the polished center links are sort of scratch magnets and show lots of finger prints. The brushed finish of Subs and Ex2s hides scratches and finger prints. But I really like the Blue/black GMT2 at least in photos, so I might be willing to give it a try at some point.
    Agreed solid list. Right now I think the only ones that interest me are the GMT Blue/Black, maybe the Explorer 2 (black dial), and a Sub C Date. Tried a SubC non-date and just didn't feel any magic. Maybe I like that one better in photos than on me, or maybe it was an off day.
     


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    As they say, your mileage may vary.
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    That is just about the holy trinity of sports watches :)
     


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    I like to think this one kinda goes in there somewhere as well.


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    Trip D got dat watch collection, ya'll!
     


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    Well, the latter can be dubbed the "modern" trinity :). I love your red sub so much.
     


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    Thanks guys.
     


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    That looks delectable. I am not sure that I have the cajones to have a watchmaker brush my bracelet for me though. I am scared of the big bad Rolex.
     


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    Quadrinity then, ddrees. [​IMG]

    Also, I have not been posting much in that other forum but I saw your Vass shoes. I think that red Sub would go quite well. Post a shoe/watch shot pairing here and allow the applause to ensue.

    For the vintage Rolex fans out there more familiar with relative rarity, desirability and current pricing, would a double red Sea Dweller Mark IV ref 1665 priced at under $20K be at all drool worthy? Or totally priced inappropriately?
     
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    You know, I hadn't made the connection until you mentioned it. I may just have to work on that photo. Unfortunately It's going to be January or February before I can match the Nautilus with the Blue Galways.


    Thank you,


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    Gaaaaaah i want that blue black soooo bad.
     


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