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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. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    I have one pair of Quoddys, and another pair from Oakstreet Bootmakers. but I've purchased four pairs of shoes from Rancourt. I like the ability to custom order shoes that Rancourt offers, and I really like their shell shoes as I have three pairs of those.
     
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    Re-posted for greatness. :inlove:
     
  3. LA Guy

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    I've never been a watch guy, and I've been reading the thread. Very interesting, but it is a long thread, and I keep on coming around to what has been my favorite since I was in grad school.

    What would you guys think about us holding a little contest? Something like who can think of the best watches under $1K, the best under $5K, and the best under, say, $15K (I am not going to buy a $20K watch just yet.) I could make 3 different threads, and then we could vote on the best list. We'd make it interesting. So, winner in each category (with a minimum of say, 15 entries per category,) would get a special title related to watches, and a Drake's tie from Greg's store, to match one of the watches on the list. We could vote on the tie as well. Any interest?

    Cheers,

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    Dino and Frilly should get emeritus status even if they somehow get upset in the contest.

    And it goes without saying, this is a brilliant idea. I am in.

    I assume the pricing buckets will be based on retail? Discounts are too variable to be helpful guideposts, I would think.
     
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    I'm in. I'm great at spending other people's money wisely.
     
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    I'm not sure I understand 100% yet, but I'm in.
     
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    Fixed that for you.
     
  8. LA Guy

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    Yes, based on retail. Otherwise, it wouldn't really be fair, and there would be too much potential for fudging.

    Who ever does. I now need to make up some rules.
     
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    I am in.
     
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    I am more than interested.

    Also, as I did coin the nickname of the thread, specifically TWAT, I would greatly appreciate a title. I will gladly take "TWAT Master," or something of that ilk.
     
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    Hahahaha...thanks my friend. Hope you have been enjoying your Jumbo RO.

    I think we need some criteria. Is it the best quality, the best value? Best dress watch or sports watch in a particular price range. Best watch for amount X is a bit vague. Sound like fun. Count me in.

    P.S. is this to help you choose a next watch? If so, maybe knowing your work environment- hobbies, and how you plan to use the watch (dressy occasions, travel, sports activities etc) might help too.
     
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    Alright, we'll start with the top 10 watches under $1K. I figure that this will be the gateway that allows me to not get killed by my wife.
    Stand by for the new thread.

    Cheers,

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    I'd even suggest that we require certain requirements in each list (I.e. 1 chrono, 1 dress, 1 diver and 1 quartz). Regardless I'm excited.
     
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    I took your advice about dress and sports watches.

    As for the last question. Sort of. I can't afford to really make it a hobby though. I already have an expensive hobby and four kids. I will use the thread to choose, but the list will be voted on by all of Styleforum, so you shouldn't do this based on what you think I might like.

    Cheers,

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    Maybe it is too late for this... but I think that 10 watches under $1,000 is enough of a category. 10 dress watches and 10 sports watches under $1000? That will be a struggle.
     
  17. LA Guy

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    Meh. I'll change it to top 5. No biggie.
     
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    K cool. Honestly, with 10 it is just going to be everyone listing the same thing. There are only so many watches that are worth it in that price range. 5 will be perfect.
     
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    And yes. I've decided that the winner of each category will be TWAT Master. If someone happens to win in 3 or more categories (!), they will be TWAT Grandmaster.
     
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    I think that I probably watch too many cooking game shows. Where do these ideas come from otherwise?
     
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