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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. Cylon

    Cylon Senior member

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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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  4. DLJr

    DLJr TWAT Master.

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    Wait, we're allowed to get a used watch? Shit.
     
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    The man said "any watch". [​IMG]
     
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    A $200k car doesn't have to look ostentatious. It only has to look that way if you go ultra-sporty. GT cars, ultra-lux (Rolls, Bentley) and the like look nice (just like a hyper expensive watch) but you have to know what you're looking at to really know what it costs.
     
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    I did consider that, but couldn't think immediately of a $200k car that wasn't recognisable as such. Now I think about it, maybe a S65 with the badges removed would fit the bill.

    But..I think I'd still get more pleasure and value from the watch. :)
     
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    I'd take the car. Douche-y or not, the R8 V10 with all the trimmings trumps any Lange or Patek or Dufour for me right now...

    just my vote.
     
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    There will always be some common ground between TWATs and douches; I don't think it's a big deal. [​IMG]
     
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    I like the way you think
     
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    That's a good question 200k$ would be able to cover most if not all cost involved in getting a Nissan C10 GTR, which is highly collectible and unicorn rare outside of japan.

    50k$ watch would get me a solid rose gold LW Spido.
     
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    id do it even if maintenance costs were $0.
    correct. same for cars. either way, i liked your answer, lol. and will gladly help you find a watch if you fid yourself in that situation. -- sidebar - the fake AP i posted, we didnt mention to the customer it was fake we just said without box and papers we cant buy it. he said ok and picked up the watch today. neither of us nor him made any mention of it being fake. lawlz.
     
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    DLJr TWAT Master.

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    I'm not complaining, it just makes the decision on which watch that much more difficult. It's nice to live in fantasy (Frilly?) land every now and again.
     
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    okay a little topical cause we segued into cars

    But this was the controversial ad for AM, and someone out there was wondering if it would make a good advertisement for pre-owned watches. I'm ashamed to admit it came from a mind of a Paneristi (not me though!!)

    [​IMG]
     
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    Years ago, they did make the Nautilus in all yellow gold on a yellow gold bracelet. That was well before model 5711 existed.
    As Stitchy pointed out titanium is very easy to tell from SS, WG, and Platinum. Its gray, and has a very different texture/feel and its very light weight. In terms of WG, in its natural state it can be told from SS and Platinum, as its really a dark gray color. What makes it difficult to tell apart from Platinum, is that many companies plate white gold with Rhodium (another white precious metal) to make it look like a white metal rather than gray. There are some companies that changed the alloys they use so they do not need to plate it with rhodium and it still looks very white. In the end, the weight is a very telling sign of what metal you are looking at if you were to put a steel Daytona, next to a WG Daytona and a Platinum Daytona. I had a white gold Daytona years ago and got rid of it. It seemed like a lot of $$$ to have tied up in a watch that really didn't look different enough to me from my SS Daytona. Sure I knew it was gold, but the fact that it didn't look very different and it is not as rare or heavy as platinum caused me to tire of it quickly. If I were buying a Daytona in gold, I'd go for it in rose with a black dial...platinum would be amazing...it must weigh a ton...but I'm not really a fan of the ceramic bezel on it. I wish they had given it metal trim around the bezel as on the old manual wind Daytonas.
    Awesome collection of Rolex Submariners!
    A Nautilus in platinum is about as amazing as one can get! The sheer weight and feel must be incredible.

    Glad to hear the Daytona is serving you well. For a sports watch it really is very versatile. For about 5 years I used one as my daily wearer. It took whatever punishment I could dish out and was always dead on accurate! I think we could all look at our collections and narrow them to 2 pieces if we had to...but it would be so freakin tough!
    I'd have to take the Platinum Nautilus also. Kate would provide some great memories no doubt, but in 30+ years she'll probably look like some old slag, and the Nautilus will still be beautiful.
    Those two are hideous! I've never been a fan of the original Yachtmaster, but the YM2 is makes me want to puke!
    +1. I have grown to appreciate the symmetry of non-Date Subs. However, my appreciation of it is really only for the vintage models with slimmer lugs. I tried on a new SubC no-Date, and it has some nice feature, but it just left me feeling cold. Its a nice watch, but I had no real desire to pull the trigger on it.
     
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