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. Newcomer

    Newcomer Senior member

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    And the Nautilus will never break your heart.
     


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    The steel one ain't too shabby, either...
    ...and the platinum version is probably best left as a unicorn, cool though it undeniably is. If the stealth-baller thing appeals (as if a stainless Nautilus isn't enough in that department), you could always just get a quarter-kilo brick of platinum to carry around in your jacket pocket while wearing the 5711... same thing, right? :teach:
    Wow, I didn't even know I had a Sky Dweller— sweet! I know depechedior posted one a while back, though, along with some other very nice stuff... As for me, paying MSRP for a new platinum Rolex might not be the wisest move. Also, steel is my metal. I just want check one out because of the sheer dislike it gets from some internet people. Tremendously tough to top these two, though: [​IMG] They were actually pretty fun to play with.
     
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    Those are neat, although I don't see myself wearing them anytime soon :).

    And doh! I always conflate your collection with Depeche's. Y'alls pictures always look so similar to my untrained eye.

    And Stitchy: :thumbs-up:
     


  4. in stitches

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    thought youd liek that.


    :cheers:


    truth.

    which reminds me, i mentioned something similar to the following to derek, and wanted to ask ya'll the same.

    if someone offered you any car you wanted, up to 200k, or any watch you wanted up to 50k, what would you choose? and no, you cant sell the car or the watch.

    hands down id get the watch. without a second thought.
     
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    Agreed completely. What would that one watch be though?
     


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    not sure. would be something awesome though. :)
     


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    If we are talking about £s. The McLaren MP4-12C it's only £168,500 and I could easily work up £35,000 of extras.
     


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    Some random thoughts about our ongoing conversation (but im too lazy to dig up quotes)

    I am pretty sure I am responding to our dear brother No Frills, but I could be mistaken


    1. the picture of the platinum nautilus on the sleeve is the first time ive ever liked that watch (damn you)

    2. The appeal of a no date sub? Going waay back to the Forbes article on 3 types or 3 stages of rolex ownership, I used to be in the camp of eh rolex is overrated blahblahblah. Now my thoughts have changed. While Rolex may cater to flashier types, there is an undeniable truth the submariner is a beautiful watch. The longevity alone should tell us something else is going on here--that its more than a passing fad.

    I only realized this when I saw it in the wild at a restaurant, and then when I tried it on. Now mind you, I do not like the newer versions with the wide lugs and the ceramic bezel. I am talking about older ones with slim lugs (think 5513, 1680, 14060) and the beauty lies in the proportions. Its really perfect. The appeal of the no date sub is contained right there. Symmetry is an integral part of the overall balance/proportions. While at the same time, the date bubble is iconic, there is something about the unspoiled dial of a perfectly balanced submariner that is just....[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Moreover, I think within a broader context, you can get a date window on ANOTHER rolex, (in my case a pepsi GMT, or in yours a DSSD) and save the symmetry for a no date sub. This is more applicable to collector than a one time purchaser, but I thought id just throw this out there.
     
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    Gosh, that is a tough one Stitch. I am going to have to say watch in this instance. But that is primarily due to maintenance costs. I have a feeling that maintaining a $200,000 vehicle is no joke.
     


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    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I despise the date bubble on Rolexs. In fact, I don't like dates on watches, generally. The date bubble is why I would never get a sub, but once you take away the bubble, it is the perfect sport watch.
     


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    wait i dont think a DSSD has a bubble right?

    SO NEVERMIND

    youll just have to buy another watch no frills [​IMG]
     
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    TL;DR - at first glance the submariner is kind of boring, but once you see the beauty of the proportions it all makes sense.
     


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    Me too, and here's why:

    A $200k car looks like a $200k car. Even in a subtle colour, without any extraneous badges, spoilers or other nonsense, it looks to everyone you drive past, everyone in the mall car park or traffic jam, and everyone who passes your house or place of work, like a $200k car. It's an announcement to the whole world that you have $200k to blow on something you probably can't use to a quarter of its capacity, just because. Essentially, it is a bold and ostentatious declaration of uber-doucheness.

    However, with my $50k, I will set Sherlock Stitch to work to find me a dream deal on a dream used platinum Lange. Not only will it bring me enormous pleasure, and get used to its full purpose, only I, a small group of TWATters, and certain close friends who might be interested, will know it cost $50k. What's more, unlike the douchemobile, it will not depreciate by 80% in the next few years, and is likely to become even more desirable and even more valuable during my, my son's, and God willing, my grandsons' lifetimes.

    Yep, done deal. Did I win?

    If not, I'll take a no date Sub very happily too, new or vintage I don't care. Although ironically, as it's so iconic, it would be far more noticeably ostentatious to most people than my $50k dream above...

    By the way, could any of you supermen spare $3 for Cancer Research and sponsor my daughter? Just click below; thanks. :)
     
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    DLJr TWAT Master.

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    Wait, we're allowed to get a used watch? Shit.
     


  15. mimo

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    The man said "any watch". [​IMG]
     


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