The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Brei

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  1. in stitches

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    I think a more compelling argument is to blame the astro-physical laws of Earth (or the incompetents who discovered them) since this has obviously failed to keep every month at precisely the same number of days the entire so-called year.
     
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    We may as well start ranting about DST while we're at it.
     
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    stitchy, that is hawt, bro.
     
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    Its about time!!! Looks fantastic! I hope you enjoy it and that it gets lots of wrist time. Congrats bro [​IMG]
    CHRK33 - with respect to the lack of love you refer to regarding the Ex2, let me clarify my own feelings on Milgauss vs. Ex2. For me personally, I would choose Ex2 over a Milgauss. I have the old style 16570, and its a all purpose watch. I like the newer one a lot, and I would give it serious thought along with the new Blue/Black GMT2. That being said, this is for your Dad and not for me. Not sure if your Dad would find the Ex2, too large for him at 42mm. Beyond that, I had a friend that owned a restaurant and was in the kitchen a lot and his watches really took a beating. In fact he had a Nautilus for a few years, but it really couldn't withstand the constant punishment it took in a kitchen (maybe not shock proof enough) and he was having to send it back to the Henri Stern Agency for service due to the affect the constant banging around had on the movement...it would stop accurately keeping time or stop period. He eventually sold it because it just wasn't up to the tasks he was doing. So knowing this, I think the Milguass is easier to clean up and keep looking great when it goes in for service. A polishing of the bezel will bring it back to looking like new. An Ex2 bezel under really extreme conditions is going to look beaten up and battered. Some people like that, but others don't, and the only thing one can do is eventually replace its bezel. So for me, someone with a desk job where watches as babied, I would prefer a black dial new Ex2 over a Milgauss (even though the Milgauss is very nice), but for your Dad, I prefer the Milgauss. Just my 2 cents.

    Wishing you luck whatever you decide...and can't wait to see some wrist shots of your big day with your new watch! [​IMG]
     
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    Awesome, Congrats Sir!!!!!
     
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    Hello there.

    The green Bezel and Maxi Dial are just perfect if you ask me.[​IMG]
     
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    Me too, thank you sir.
     
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    thanks, guys! much appreciated. as soon as get that cape cod cloth (shipped today from amazon), i will try and clean it up some more, and then bust out the DSLR for some nitty gritty pics to share. so far all i did was disassemble it, steam off the parts, and polish it with a standard polishing rag we have at the store.
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    trip d and dino - great looking LVs :slayer:
     
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    Thank you sir.
     
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    What do you TWAT dwellers think of Rolex's Cellini line? I never see it discussed.
     
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    i liek some, i disliek others. i absolutely fell in love with some of the reissues of the prince models with the exhibition back, a few years ago, but when i tried them on it was laughable how feminine it looked on my wrist. too bad.
     
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    Thanks Stitchy!
    Not a fan of them. For what they cost there are true dress watches from other manufacturers that I would prefer to own. Just like Stitchy mentioned, I too was curious to see their Prince line of watches when they released them. But upon seeing them in person I was very disappointed. Way too garish, not classic like the originals, and far too feminine.
     
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    One of the things Rolex does well is the dial, and I think that is someplace the Cellini watches I have seen look good. The designs themselves are not so impressive though some models are OK. What I was curious about is whether Rolex finishes the movement to the same standards as the other top watchmakers. I know they don't in their regular line, which is ok since I think of those as basically sports models (even the DJs) and you are basically buying for the robustness of the movement and the solid case design. But for the Cellinis to compete in the dress space, I would think they would need to do better on the movements. I don't know if they do.

    That said, who buys them? I have never seen a Cellini on anyone's wrist.
     
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