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

    RogerP Senior member

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    I suppose I could +1 multiple posts from Dino, Frills, RN and others. But let me just take a shortcut and say that akatsuki isn't making any kind of sense to me at all.
     
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    jbarwick Senior member

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    The Picasso Sharpie comment gave me a good laugh this morning as that is spot on to his logic.
     
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    Kind of like the one wrinkle free shirt I keep in my closet, just in case I oversleep.
     
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    Will I be kicked out of TWAT if I confess that I am considering getting a G-Shock?

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    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yep. Not sure if I mentioned it before but this watch is like a river where the only constant is the banks andt the water keeps chanhging. In this case, the only thing original is the case and bracelet. This watch has been through a lot - 19,000ft mountain peaks, camping in the snow, ocean swimming, etc., -- and over the years, everything has been swapped out during various services. At the last service, probably six or seven years ago, maybe more, TAG-Heuer sent it back with a nice note saying that was the last time they could service the watch as they would no longer have a decent supply of replacement parts. It was one of their most popular models, but had been long discontinued. One thing that was nice is that they returned the watch a nw dial, hands and crystal but with the old parts included in a little bag - I was amazed by how solid was the dial.

    (While it was a nice note, Omega has serviced 50YO watches for me, so this isn't that impressive).
     
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    RogerP Senior member

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    No TWAT for you!

    Wait... that didn't come out right....

    I actually have a Bulova Precisionist quartz (with a smooth sweep seconds hand, not the traditional quartz 1-second jump) that I use as a handy time-setting and accuracy reference for the mechanical pieces.
     
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    Nothing wrong at all with G-ShocksI They're honest watches and they do their job very well. You can't beat them for what they're designed for. I gave a skiing buddy one and he loves it; it gets a lot of surfing time too, since its tide graph function is useful. He often surfs early in the morning before going to the office, so it's convenient to be able to check the time while in the waves instead of going to shore and digging a mobile out of a bag like he did previously. It's a perfect application for a G.

    I've had a few, but I find that I rarely wear them so I end up giving them to non-watch friends who can use them, as a sort of gateway drug into having something that tells the time on the wrist. Another one gets used daily as a work watch at the local brewery by a different friend; it's great for timing hop infusions, and many other activities that go on in the beer-making process.

    Some of my riding buddies wear them on the trails:

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    Makes for a pretty good drinking watch, too:

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    rnguy001 Senior member

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    Sometimes you just need to "shock out". Very useful in the right situations: [​IMG]
     
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    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    I can't even get myself to read some of this stuff. I'm just glad that ya'll are taking care of the responses.


    The only thing I want to mention is that I love all the boxes and papers that come with all my watches, and I would never ever get rid of any of them, regardless of what it would do to devalue the watch in the secondary market. They are a part of the watch and the experience of owning it, and I would always want them.
     
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    yes. :lol:
     
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    Heck, no - go for it.

    You can easily have different watches for different situations.

    I've only got a vintage Heuer and a couple of Omegas, so I don't have a great collection, but I also have a G-Shock and a Nike watch, and they're great for mountain-biking, running and playing in the park with my kids.

    Different watches for different roles. I don't wear the G-Shock with a suit, and I don't wear my vintage Heuer Carrera when I'm rolling down some fire trails as I don't want to scratch the heck out of it if I crash!
     
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    Nice watches. I suppose I would have just bought the extra faceplate and had them switch them. I don't think I ever really thought they would do an outright 1 for 1 switch.
     
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    Glad you got a good laugh out of it.




    Hi Dopey,

    No, I didn't realize that so much had been replaced over the years. But still, I think its great you've kept it going, especially since its been through so much and you've shared lots of adventures with it. It's when a watch goes beyond the sum of its parts, and becomes so much more... it becomes so familiar its like an old friend or relative. I hope it lasts you at least another 25 years.!
     
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    Some companies ONLY do a 1 for 1switch. I'm not sure how Patek deals with parts requests. You should contact them and find out what what their policies are.
     
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    DLJr TWAT Master.

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    So, I was going to post a long response after reading the back and forth yesterday, but instead, I walked up to the bar and got a drink (okay a few). Once again, a form of TWAT is encouraging my alcohol dependency.
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