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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. no frills

    no frills Senior member

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    Hi there - Option 2 is the most basic, classic Calatrava in the line-up of models currently in production. From your picture I think it's the 5119J. It's a manual wind, so take that into consideration when thinking about your dad's preferences (so kind of you to do this, by the way).

    The 5119 was my first Patek and it gave me great pleasure. However, I very quickly ramped up my preferences for complications, so through no fault of the 5119 I ended up trading it out easily for more complicated models. It is a very dressy watch but I had no problem wearing it with more informal get-ups; but, it depends on the kind of lifestyle your dad leads as to which one would suit him better.

    I'm assuming your dad has no biases against yellow gold, given these two options. Personally I'd go for the AP - the chrono offers a complication that appeals to me aesthetically, and can be worn in more formal as well as informal events. Depending on where you live in Asia, and whether it gets extremely hot and humid, the bracelet will also come in handy versus the leather strap.

    Hope this helps and let us know how you decide!
     
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    Hayward Senior member

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    Great choice Stitchy, the turnograph would be my choice if ever limited to just one watch...
     
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    thanks, guys! methinks i will be quite happy with it.
     
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    I think Belligero and I should get joint credit for guessing. He was closest with the tennis match, I was closest by guessing it was a Datejust. Congrats on your new addition. Now remember...don't go selling this one like you did with the last DJ...unless of course it helps you swing a Blue/Black GMT [​IMG]
    My first thought was WTF??? How can we, his SF bro's properly appreciate his day without some hot pix from of the foxy AP agent's...pair of ...APs.
    +1, if its a very humid part of Asia a watch on a bracelet makes a lot of sense. Therefore, the RO on a bracelet is a good idea, and if considering a Patek perhaps he should think about a Nautilus model on a bracelet.
     
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    IT IS OFFICIAL!!!! YOU WILL BOTH GET JOINT CREDIT!!!! here is the proof
    though you did not guess it was a turn-o-graph! :) funny thing is, last week the exact same model DJ that i had and sold crossed my desk. could not come to agreement with the client though, he wanted too much. he emailed me back the other day though that he wants to come in and accept my offer. nonetheless, i like the ToG more. ill explain my reasoning and thoughts behind that later when i type out how the purchase came to pass. also, i am definitely buying this with the thought that it will get me one step closer to that blue/black GMT some time down the road. :) where in the hell is newC?????
     
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    Congrats stitchy! [​IMG] But you are a giant freakin' tease to bring us along this far with no pics. [​IMG]
     
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    I forgot to clarify to swaggerisaliability that I was implicitly assuming that his father - who is of Asian descent - also lives in Asia. Whoopsee. Anyway, wherever swaggerisaliability's dad lives and what weather prevails should be a consideration, again contingent on how the dad will wear the watch...

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    My first thought was WTF??? How can we, his SF bro's properly appreciate his day without some hot pix from of the foxy AP agent's...pair of ...APs.

    Exactly. [​IMG]
     
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    Makes sense. Anyone know of an indy shop good with servicing either PP or AP? I know general costs for things like JLC are in the $1K range and I've heard astronomical costs for servicing on vintage Pateks but I think those were high due to the complications. These are pretty basic movements so would $1K be a fair assumption on service cost?
     
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    thanks! all in good time my TWATy friend. :)
     
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    Very nice!

    Does it look like one of these or is it one of the newer white dialed ones?

    [​IMG]
     
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    nothing like that at all.

    2011. blue dial. pics soon. :)
     
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    Great choice. The Turn-O-Graph is a very under-appreciated model in the Rolex lineup. It's not only a twist on the classic DateJust with the practical timing feature, but it also has its own history and identity as the predecessor to the famous rotatable-bezel sports models.

    I wouldn't look at it as merely a step toward a GMT; it's a damn cool watch in its own right and it's very rarely seen. The blue-dial version is a real looker, and the case's flowing lines along with red on the seconds hand, date display and dial give it some panache and charm that I frankly think the current GMT could use. You get the same no-excuses movement as the sports range, of course. I like the diameter, too; on a recent flight, a seatmate had a 36 mm DateJust and it looked just right — more natural and balanced than an oversized piece would have, and its wearer was not small of wrist, either. With the water resistance and goes-with-anything versatility it offers, not to mention the quality, it could easily serve as an only watch and not leave you wanting.

    I think it's one of the best modern Rolex models available, congrats!
     
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    Hot damn!! You made my day.

    Obviously I agree with everything you said, and if I wasn't on SF mobile I would get into more detail.

    Also, I certainly did not mean that I only got it as a means to the blue black GMT. I guess I wasn't clear enough about that. Sorry.
     
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    Congrats Stitchy! I am excited to see pictures!
     
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    Ah, OK. I was kind of wondering if I was reading that correctly, since the TOG costs about the same as a GMT-C does anyway... but there aren't that many of the BLNR ones in circulation yet.

    I think the Turn-O-Graph itself will make your day more than my words about it will, but I'm glad that you liked them anyway. I just think it's a watch with some real substance; it's an original and there's nothing else available that's quite like it.
     
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