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. mimo

    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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    Hey, I rarely fly transatlantic, and almost always wear a shirt on weekdays. [​IMG]
     
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    On my last international flight, I was with my girlfriend at the time and we were heading to beautiful Paris. All was well, until the odd gentleman next to us who did not say a word for 8 hours decided to expose himself. Just my luck.

    Year after year, flight after flight, I PRAY I will sit next to someone like Ms. Upton. And year by year, flight by flight, I am let down.

    If only JLC's warranty service included free flights :). I guess I could jump into the fedex box with the watch, and hope that they ship me.
     
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    Don't know why, but the DJII with smooth dial and arabic numerals has been appealing to me as of late.

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    I don't know why either. No offense, but that's a dog's breakfast.

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    Keith T - I have seen this picture many times and yet I do not tire of looking at it. Also, why do I feel like it is my moral obligation to reply to any post that includes a reference to Ms Upton?

    No, seriously - did this really happen to you? Was said gentleman exposing himself to you or to your girlfriend or both? Sheez. Sorry, Nuke.
     
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    Not really a fan of the DJII or DDII. IMHO, they look bloated and poorly proportioned, and have bracelets that seem too narrow for there enlarged dimensions. The proportions of the standard size DJ and DD look far better.
     
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    Amazingly, it really did. I am pretty sure that the guy had some sort of an issue, so we decided to keep it hush hush. We were pretty close to touching down, and he had done a bunch of really odd things on the flight. And fortunately, I sat in the middle so it was more to me than the ladyfriend. She was a tough one though.

    On a much more horological note, I saw that Hodinkee did a piece on the MdT piece... in my opinion, really quite lovely. I am a sucker for Kari's work, and I think the whole roller thing is kind of interesting. I would rather have an observatoire or a vingt-8, but I still think it is a very interesting piece, nonetheless.

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    Unfortunately, the movement architecture looks a bit unfortunate.
     
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    I must be getting old or something, but I kind of like the fluted bezel on a DJ more than a smooth/mirror-polished one. Not that I'm a mirror-polished bezel hater - I have the Explorer I and love it just fine. Must be a "if it's a DJ, then I think it should have a fluted bezel" personal bias on my part.
     
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    This is clearly an aesthetic judgment on my part, but the sharp edges and square-ish pieces in the movement enclosed in a round case kind of comes across as jarring to me.
     
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    That's really creepy!!!

    I prefer an aisle seat so my wife gets the middle seat. My wife's favorite flight experience, was when a rather feminine guy with the window seat next to her got on his cell and called, I think his boyfriend, and said, "No, I lucked out. I'm not next to a fatty." My wife said thank you and smiled for the entire flight.
     
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    Oh I could not agree more. It looks like an Urwerk movement, or something like that. It looks far too mechanic. I was being all too kind on the movement architecture. Especially when I put Kari and Dufour in the same breath when I talk about beautiful movements! Just for the sake of pr0n:

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    That is hilarious! I prefer the aisle seat vastly, but I will take the middle seat if there is an odd person. I am willing to suffer.
     
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    On current DJs I also prefer a fluted bezel. I had a 114270 Ex1 (like yours), and i really liked its bezel, which was flatter and its edges I believe we're crisper. The smooth bezels on newer generation of DJs, DDs, and DJIIs have a rounded more bulbous appearance. So for me it would have to be a fluted bezel or vintage model.
     
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    The new bezels are also absolutely gigantic. And great observation about it being bulbous. It is a weird thing to look at and describe. The 41mm DJII looks absolutely ginormous. That watch legitimately may be 25% bezel.
     
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    I agree that the DJ should have a fluted bezel. The only reason I prefer the smooth bezel, however, is because it makes the watch err more towards sport than dress (although most would classify it as a dress watch) and I spend more time in casual clothing than in business attire so...

    Do you think the Hulk would make for a good candidate to wear either with a suit or casually? I'm having such a hard time deciding on a watch (I'm looking at some IWC's as well) but I do want something that isn't all too "common" (like a regular Sub or GMT). I'm a huge fan of green which is why the Hulk has a certain appeal to me.

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    and I would also prefer the jubilee bracelet to go with the fluted bezel.
     
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