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. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    The great thing with the older version is that you have so many more options. I also have the oyster bracelet and could easily get the black and the red/black insert if I wanted.
     
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    [​IMG] Love that watch! Very elegant and beautifully made.
    Piaget is one of those brands that I always tell people is under appreciated, and I'd put it up against any of the "Big 3" in terms of quality. I might say, AL&S has a slight an edge on them when it comes to finish, but I have seriously given a lot of thought to their Altiplano as my first round dress watch at some point.
    Glad to hear you are just kidding. If you were to remove the movement from the T3, you might be able to put the entire 5711 watch case inside the T3...just kidding. The T3 is ridiculous looking and its size is totally unwearable...15.65mm thick x 61mm total length x 57.2mm wide...unless you plan to wear it Flava Flav style around your neck.

    [FONT=arial, sans-serif]The most iconic of Ahh-Nold's watches is the AP "End of Days" RO. He wore it in the movie of the same name and those sell for many times their original price and collectors love them. I've never been a fan of it. [/FONT]


    +1. I don't mind the branding on it. I think its quite reasonable considering there is so much to look at and skeleton watches can look so busy that its easy to lose the branding. I've seen it don't more discreetly by VC and AP skeletons, but to be honest, I actually like the way Piaget did it on this piece.
     
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    Start with a 16610 Sub (D-Series or later). You will never regret that.
     
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    Frankly I cannot decide between a 5513, 1675 or a 1680

    OmegaMale, can you explain to me why you say "D-Series or later" or perhaps point me toward an article?

    is it about the bracelet?
     
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    My first and only vintage so far was pretty easy for me.

    I went with a Red 1680.
     
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    can you take it out in the water still?
     
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    I would go for the 1675 or the 1680. Aesthetically though, I think I do prefer the pepsi 1675. Just such a damn good looking watch. I have really been craving one.

    The 1655 is also just super cool. One of my favorite references.

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    dddrees Senior member

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    I could, it's been pressure tested.


    However I don't intend too.
     
  9. Cylon

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    surprise surprise me and nuke agree again!!

    top of the list ATM is in fact a 1675

    thanks dddrees!

    Im going on a cruise to celebrate July 4th,and damn I wish I had a sub to take with me
     
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    Excellent choice. Based on the photos you've posted here in the past its a beauty!
     
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    Talking about Subs only, I don't think vintage is the way to go for a first-time Rolex buyer, which it sounds like Mimo might be?

    If you opt for the 16610, you can get a pretty much new watch (< 10 years) that also looks -- in my opinion -- quite a bit nicer than the current generation. D-Series forward is mid-2000s, no lug holes and RRR -- which just makes it slightly less likely you'll end up with a fake.
     
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    Don't get me wrong, I'd dearly love a red Sub from my birth year (1969) myself, but the prices are ... unattractive.

    [​IMG]
     
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    "End of Days" AP ROO! Boom!

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    Ahnold looking SERIOUS in "End of Days"! Boom Boom!

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    I am not a big fan of AP ROO but this piece in titanium somehow seems very attractive to me, as portrayed in this picture. Why is that?

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    Boom! Boom! Boom!

    (I am not sure why I ended up liking and using the term "Boom!" recently)

    But seriously speaking, this is on offer right now for me. I am sorely tempted, but I am belatedly - after the splurge from November through March - exercising my willpower.

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    Rolex Double Red Sea Dweller Mark IV ref 1665 baby! Ugh, so tempting.
     
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    Pow! Right in the feels! Get behind me Satan.
     
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    But how to resist THIS!

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    As you said - GET BEHIND ME (and on topic)!

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    In "End of Days" Gabriel Byrne was an investment banker who ended up being the Devil himself. Is that just cliche or what. I mean, I do know one or two decent investment bankers...
     
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