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. bawlin

    bawlin Senior member

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    5 current production Rolexes? In no particular order:

    1) Sky-Dweller 18k rose gold w/ gold dial
    2) Day Date II 18k gold w/ Roman dial (41mm)
    3) GMT-2c 18k gold w/black dial
    4) Daytona 18k white gold w/ black leather bracelet
    5) GMT-2c BLNR

    I'm not a big gold guy, but there's something about the GMT and the DDII... and the rose gold Sky-Dweller, while not everyone's cup of tea, may be one of the most beautiful watches I've ever seen.
     


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    because its awesome?
     


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    dlm4114 Senior member

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    Sorry of this is a total n0b question, but how difficult in person is it to tell apart platinum/WG/steel/titanium? That Patek is tight. Another sneaky one I always had it in for was the blue WG sub. I love that dial/bezel and I think it's only in WG (could be wrong about that). The 50th anniversary Daytona that Rolex put out at Basel this year is platinum too, the one with the blue dial and brown registers. The retail on that is supposed to be $75k...

    Daytona --

    [​IMG]
     


  4. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    Titanium is easy to distinguish by both look and weight/feel. WG/SS/Plat are all pretty close on looks brand new, though they show wear differently, but by weight/feel you can tell them apart.

    I cant imagine paying 75k for a current production Rolex.
     
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  5. rnguy001

    rnguy001 Senior member

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    That is one helluva collection

     


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    NonServiam Senior member

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    Indeed. But a collection is best shown on the ... wrist, I think. :satisfied:

    [​IMG]
     


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    NonServiam Senior member

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    Re the platinum Nautilus. Wow, just wow.
     


  8. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    I think it's the first time, I haven't found a PAM to be huge looking, are they all aporx. 45mm.
    WW.TC's are not that expensive unless, its platinum or something like that. I don't have an end game watch, as I know myself well enough to know it won't last. Speaking of endgame, this is pretty insane. http://watch-anish.com/watchanish-x-seddiqi-sons-vip-collectors-event-duabi/
     


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    Platinum Nautilus... holy crap! Audemars Piguet made a handful of the Royal Oak Jumbo in element number 78, too, and one of those weighs in around 220 grams, which is similar to Rolex's new Pt.D. The local shop is getting a few of those blue-dialed Daytonas in, and I'm looking forward to trying one on just for the hell of it.
    The diver's model in steel is my favourite of the Offshore range (although that isn't saying much), and it seems like a good application for their gorgeous 3120 movement. I prefer the 15300/15400, but it would be difficult to get that one of those over the superb 15202. So the diver's model doesn't seem like such a bad way to go for a 3120, other than the rubber bits. [​IMG] There's a good technical write-up on it that's worth reading for anyone who's considering that watch, or is simply interested in what makes these things... tick ... [​IMG] PCLs — I'd prefer the current GMT II with a fully-brushed finish, but I wouldn't the polished part of the bracelet put me off a great watch. The steel Daytona has become my favourite watch to wear, but there's no doubt that the centre links show everything. However, any marks it might pick up are far more obvious in photos and on one's own wrist. Swapping watches with someone else is a good way to see how it actually looks, and shows you just how unnoticeable the scuffs really are. It's an absolutely great watch to wear, and after half a year, its 3-day power reserve has run down about twice... which tells you how neglected some of my other stuff is. The 4130 movement has been scary-accurate, too. On the other extreme, the Reverso has barely been worn, especially after the cushion-case GP showed up. Its thickness, complexity and all-polished case make for a watch that I'm a bit more conscious of wearing than others. Or maybe it's just not my style. But the Daytona is an easy choice, since I find that the only rule of wearing it is that there aren't really any rules. It goes with anything, whether clothing- or activity-wise. [​IMG] If I had any sense, I'd dump everything else go with those two... though it would be too tough to narrow it down to one. By the way, this thread has blown up lately; I go away for a couple days and there are about 400 unread posts! It's difficult to keep up, but there's been some amazing stuff showing up... like this:
     
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    what. the. fuck.
     


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    Yes, I have a strong suspicion that this is indeed the reason. [​IMG]

    I know, I'm reaching a bit with the analogies but I just had to find some excuse to post that haha. [​IMG]
     
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    GIF was a bit attenuated from overall statement, but I think that everyone will give you a pass :slayer:

    I hate to say it though. If it was between Kate Upton and a platinum Nautilus. I may have to take the latter.

    And Belligero, I can definitely see you rocking that platinum Daytona. It will go nicely with your Sky-Dweller!
     
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  13. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    less maintenance?
     
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  14. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    ZOOOOOOOOOOOMG
    not that is a beautiful movement.
    lol, i was waiting for your comment on that. :)
    and you were correct!
    very nice. how do you like this? [​IMG]
     
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    Ohhh I like this one and I haven't seen it. She has that goth/zombie look here given the B&W pic and the eye shading, which is appealing to me hehehe.
     


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