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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. RogerP

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    Quote:Thanks. Don't know the model - back in the day Omega didn't designate every watch a Seamaster or DeVille or what have you. It is powered by the 30T2 hand windmovement, though. eric - very nice - love the BP.
     
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    Wow, that is a superb four-some. Excellent job. I love all four of those. Three of those are on my "to-buy" list (if I win the lottery :)). I love the RdM, such an attractive watch!
     


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    +1

    Nice variety and that 79 GMT is very handsome!
     


  4. Keith T

    Keith T TWAT Master.

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    That's how you enter this thread, people.

    FOUR sexy watches... and a sexy avatar.

    *slow clap*
     


  5. Omega Male

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    +1. Baller!

    Decided to put my money where my mouth was in the advice to Bawlin this morning. Got the Sea-Dweller out of the box. Goes pretty great with reds and Steel Rail Extra Pale. It is as hot as balls in Boston right now!

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    Love the Reserve de Marche most of the 4 lovely watches too, great collection.
     


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    Gorgeous! I love the lack of cyclops on the DSSD.

    And on that note, I think I've decided on the 114060 Submariner (no date). Again, I love the lack of cyclops and how clean the dial is without the date wheel. The reduction in price is also certainly nice. And I figure once I get bored of it, I can always swap the dial for another colour.
     


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    Rolex never offered a different color dial for the No-Date Subs. They offered other color dials for the two tone (steel & gold) Sub and for the all gold Sub, but those models had a date...so you would have a big empty hole in the dial if you used one of those. Or are you speaking of an aftermarket dial of some sort?
     


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    It's probably old hat to many, but I haven't seen it in this thread yet so some of you may enjoy watching (or re-watching) it:

    [VIDEO][/VIDEO]

    In under thirty minutes, it manages to do a pretty thorough job of explaining the whole watch thing. Very candid observations from experienced collectors and dealers, too.
     


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    The Submariner is great, with or without the date feature. The price difference is negligible in the big picture, but if you prefer the no-date then there's no reason not to go for it. It's an uncompromised watch.

    I'm not sure whether a dial swap is the best idea, though. And as mentioned, there's only one factory dial version for that model, anyway.
     
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    My AD texted me, my new watch is ready, the two straps of correct length I ordered arrived from Switzerland :D But I am enjoying my holiday waay too much to drive into the city and collect it. Delayed gratification was never my strong suit, good thing I brought enough wrist candy to last a week or two.

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    That is a great vid! Honest and so true. Captures both the thrill and the neurotic silliness of watch collecting. I bought a gold transitional Sub a couple of years after watching this for the first time. I actually had forgotten where I saw it featured, or at least I thought so. My mind probably had it stored away for an appropriate time when my guard was down.
     


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    A bit of Google searching turned up this information about the watch I remembered:

    he world's first self-powered mechanical watch movement has been invented by American master watchmaker Steven Phillips. The mechanism, which he has trademarked as the "Eternal Winding System" (EWS), is continually powered by a temperature-sensitive bi-metallic coil.


    http://www.jckonline.com/article/293586-American_Invents_Self_Powered_Mechanical_Watch_Movement.php


    Apparently, this guy Phillips invented this movement, made a few watches, then died.

    I'm surprised no watch companies have picked up this technology. It seems interesting.


    More here:

    http://www.luxurywatchswap.com/steven-phillips.php

    http://people.timezone.com/library/news/news631757485905156250


    http://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?15354-NEW-CONCEPT-ATMOS-WATCH&s=3d21ef7adb4f83c304e69005c40fb3b9



     


  14. in stitches

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    NS - you amaze me. and the daytona looks great.

    kai - cool stuff, thanks for the links.
     


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    Hi, long time lurker, first post.

    This maybe belongs in a poor man's watch thread, but I thought I would post here.

    Aviator watches are, in my opinion, the best first purchase for a watch nerd. They look great with denim, and when paired with a suit give a bit of rugged flair without being out of place.

    I only own one watch, pictured here:

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    This is from a gentleman named Hans Kemmner, Erkahund on Ebay. He makes the cases in Germany. Choice of either Unitas or Seagull movements. This has a Unitas. ~ $450.

    Yes, I know the band is beat up. I've got a watchadoo in the mail at the moment.

    Anyways, an amazing watch for the value. Only thing I know that comes in at a similar pricepoint for similar quality is the Binnacle Anchor and maybe a slightly vintage Seiko diver.
     


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