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. Journeyman

    Journeyman Senior member

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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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    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.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Can someone please repost that short fim that explains watches? The one with the journalist who is in search of the perfect watch. Features Richard Mille, etc
     
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    It looks like you're eating a mason jar of jellied moonshine with a knife. Which would be pretty hardcore, even for this group.
     
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    DLJr TWAT Master.

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    Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. But I think that one was mostly tequila, ginger beer, and guava nectar.
     
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    That reminds me, I need a drink.

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    here

     
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    also, i just bought (for work) a dominos pizza rolex. dont recall buying one of those before, lol.
     
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    Hope the session proved therapeutic!
     
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    ME TOO!!

    its funny that NonServiam posted his just recently but I have been of the same mind for a few weeks now!
     
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    First day of work Monday!

    And in regards to the G Shocks... I have kind of wanted one lately as well. I just need to find one that I like now. Kind of want something completely "out there." Like one of the black analog ones.
     
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    The GX-56! How large is this watch in terms of how it wears on your wrist?

    Yes, I guess I've done a bit of research and I know model / reference numbers..... [​IMG]

    Thanks for the encouragement! Yeah, I'm thinking of activities like running, stuff that potentially involves tons of sweat, possibly mud and sand. For kicks I do the Tough Mudder races and I'm not sure I want to wear my other mechanicals doing that. The G-Shock looks like it's built for that.

    You know my problem? Apparently Casio just opened a G-Shock store in SoHo in NYC, which is about two subway stops from me.


    So much for any resolve I might have had to hold off on a purchase... On the plus side, these things are relatively cheap compared to some of the pieces we discuss in TWAT!

    Hah, Belli - you always come up with the most entertaining of pics! But yes, although I am not a surfer and I don't ski much, I'm thinking that running an hours-long race in the mud would disqualify most of the watches in my stable.
     
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