Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gdl203, May 20, 2007.
welcome back Warren, nice GMT too.
Nice GMT. The Rolex discussion brings watches into my price range that the PP discussion does not. But Frills PP collection is lust worthy.
GMT in its element, great pic!
The 1815 Chronograph is a beauty. I actually prefer it to its big brother the Datograph. I find the dial more harmonious using only Arabic numerals rather than the mix of Arabic, Romans, and sticks as found on the Datograph. I also like that it doesn't have the big date, its a lot cleaner looking to me. Definitely a watch that looks even better in person than in photos.
I think the 1815 ab/auf in PG is the perfect everyday watch for me. Perfect size, perfect design.
Photo from another watch forum:
(sadly, not mine)
Good friend of mine in Tampa has that watch as his everyday watch. Beautiful in person.
The 1815 ab/auf was never one of my favorite offerings from Lange. However, after seeing it in a wrist shot I can see the appeal of that watch.
That is stunning
great looking Rolexes posted up late last week....
ok, so I have a question as to my next watch to add to my small collection (Rolex 5513 and a Timex Ironman )...
I live a pretty active lifestyle of desk jockeying, biking, running, hiking, swimming, SUPing, skiing etc.... in the Sierra mtns. I typically wear my 5513 daily for almost all my activities except swimming (because I haven't had it pressure tested lately) and running/biking because I like my cheap, light Timex with the lap counter stopwatch functions.
I had always thought that the Explorer 1 114270 (36mm) would be a great addition including the history of the watch on Everest etc. Lately though, I've been rethinking that I might want a little more "bling" for the next watch and have recently become enamored with a White Daytona 116520. However I am wondering if the Daytona is "too nice" to be a daily beater?!?
While it has never really been on my radar, is the Oyster Perpetual 116000 basically the same as the 114270 in terms of size, movement, but with a different dial and an updated bracelet? I was thinking that a Blue dial 116000 might be a good complement to my 5513? Still a "tool" watch but a little more refined than my Sub...
Anyhow, just wondering what folks thought about the OP 116000. Obviously the price is much lower than a Daytona so that is a plus. Also, just because.... here is a pic of my 5513 with a nato band that put on for the weekend last Thurs night. Ha!
Thanks for the pic of the 5513. Looks great! I think you need to try each watch on and see how you feel about a 114270, 116520, or 116000. Each will have a different look and different feel. Obviously, the 114270 has the old style bracelet and clasp. However, to be honest it never bothered me on that watch, and I have to admit even though the current model has a better clasp and solid center bracelet links, I prefer 114270 because of its dial & numerals, and the dimensions of the 114270, which was the last of the 36mm Explorers. As you mentioned, it does have a storied history, and I found it worked well with a suit for situations where you didn't need a true dress watch.
As for the 116520, its tough enough to handle whatever you can dish out. Its also going to feel at home in terms of size on your wrist, while a 114270 is smaller (not in a bad way, just may take some time for you to get used to it). I used a Daytona as my daily wearer for about 5 years. Never a problem. Whether you will feel badly banging it up (if you are tough on watches), is something only you can decide. I know guys that won't drive their 1970s and 1980s Fiats and Alfas in the rain...but I've seen guys that will drive a Ferrari Testarossa and Lamborghini Gallardo in the snow & salt. One mans grail watch or car, is another guy's beater.
As for the 116000, it will handle whatever you can dish out. You get a wider choice of dials. I prefer the professional/sports models so the 116000 wouldn't really hold my interest, but its still a nice watch.
The Sierra Nevada Mountains? My wife's family is from close to that area
Hot darn, that's a lovely 5513. It's not helping my resolve to not get a new piece anytime soon... especially since I've been feeling like I need a Sub in my life...
Same with Dino's point re: 114270. I have a 116520 as well and I probably use my 114270 as a beater much more. Of course my wife uses my 116520 as her daily wearer nowadays.
Speaking of Daytonas, here's Sofia Vergara wearing an all-gold Daytona. What is it with super hot women and all-gold Daytonas?
Excellent, nothing beats a good old vintage sub on a Nato.
I've been thinking recently that a digital mechanical watch would be interesting. Digital as in it shows the numeric digits, not electronic. I haven't been able to find much about any, mostly because the word digital pulls up everything electronic.
So far, I've found the A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk and the F.P.Journe Vagabondage II. Anyone know of any others, preferably cheaper?
As far as the movement itself, is it a particularly difficult one to make? Is there a reason there's not many of them?
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