The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Brei

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  1. ckm

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    Well, here's my daily watch. I'm afraid it's nothing spectacular, just a Bulova Accutron Telluride. I like it because it's got a rubber band that is fully integrated into the watch, unlike a lot of other rubber band watches which look like an afterthought. I'm also not a fan of digital watches, but I wanted one with an alarm function for when I travel, a backlight and dual timezones. Problem is, analog, alarm and backlight are a contradiction in terms, until I found this one. This watch is rather unique in that it is one of the only watches made where the analog movement is fully synchronized with the digital side. Anyway, you can hide most of the digital readout with just the date showing. For some reason, this watch was never popular, so you can get them fairly cheap new, even though it's been discontinued. The only thing I don't like about it is how thick it is.

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    These next two are cheap-ish watches. The first is my old daily watch, and it's pretty beat. It's a Skagen I wore for years. The second is a Nike that I wear when I'm welding or doing other things that might ruin a normal watch. I think I ruined the Nike as the backlight no longer works.

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    Last, but not least, is a very rare and special watch I bought my wife a number of years ago. It is a Pulsar Time Computer-based watch, which were the first fully digital LED watches ever made, the male version of which was on the cover of Time Magazine and on the Tonight Show in 1971. The technology it introduced almost killed off the Swiss watch business and eventually turned watches in the commodities (from being jewelry). This one is the first model of a ladies watch, sold by Tiffany (there was also a Pulsar version). If you are into watches, I highly suggest you read this article (PDF) on the history of these watches.

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    As I said, not much of a watch guy (like them, but am too cheap to spend real money on them...), but I like watches with interesting historical stories. The Tiffany above has probably one of the most epic stories, which is one of the reasons I gave it to her (she works in tech).

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    Got a new Patek in rose gold a while ago. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    Panerai 212!



    NICE!
     


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    Portofino
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    that, specific, portofino is the ugliest shit i've ever seen.
     


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    portofinos in general are ugly sob's.
     


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    I'll take a Portofino over a Panerai any day. I swear I see more Panarai's in NYC than Rolex.
     


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    Even that Port pictured above? That thing is ridiculously ugly.
     


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    Recieved today: 1958 Omega Seamaster along with silver and mother of pearl cufflinks circa 1915

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    Got a new Patek in rose gold a while ago.

    Very nice watch, a quiet elegance to it.
     


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    This is my piece (well, an image of one the same as mine, as I don't have a camera handy).

    I love this watch for its simplicity. It was made to commemorate the Battle of Britain and was limited to 1000 pcs.

    This design specifically recalls the 1936 - 1944 Mark IX and was particularly meaningful to me as my Grandfather flew spitfires during the war.

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    Pictures (not mine) of my:
    Dunhill CityScape Traveller
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    Zenith (1950s)
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  13. Cravate_Noire

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    that, specific, portofino is the ugliest shit i've ever seen.

    Even though I absolutely dislike any bicolor stuff, I have to say that this specific one looks significantly nicer in real life.
     


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    Shown this before. New sexy pose.

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