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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. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    stunning Ferrari. and you had the good sense (that i lacked) to put a cloth down before putting that piece of metal on it :laugh:

    i haven't had the pleasure (or horror, as some others might say) of Italian car ownership yet, but aspire to obtain something like a late 90's F355. that, and the 911 were my dream cars at an early age, and i'd love to someday go 2 for 2 on the ownership and dream realization experience.

    the 911 being my dream car basically is the end of any mental/emotional debate i have about Porsche's sports cars. i HAVE to have a 911 if i am to be a Porsche owner. and i have what i consider the most true modern example short of a GT3 RS or a Singer resto-mod. but objectively speaking, the dynamics of the Cayman are better. fairly competitive to the GT3 with a lot less drama, so i have to believe that it would be better than a normal 911. the only place where the Cayman falls flat to its bigger brother is the acceleration and power delivery - although it does run just fine with my E90 M3 despite giving up almost 100 hp. that problem, of course, is fixed once Porsche releases its rumored GT4, or you take it to a couple of shops around here that will drop in the 3.8 991 Carrera S engine for you :wow:
     
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  2. Find Finn

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    Ferrari's from '12 or '13 and forward come with 7 year free service, so the old horror stories of Ferrari's of yesteryear should be a thing of the past (if you don't count fire).
     
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  3. jbarwick

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    The last few pages of TWAT have been a lot of fun to read. I remember a friend in 2nd grade has a calendar on his wall and February had a picture of a yellow 993 Turbo and that's where and when my fascination with Porsche started. The problem now is that finding a decent 993 then leads to looking at other cars that have my interest in the price range. I told my wife that if I had $100K to spend on a car, I would still have $100K and an empty garage....I could never decide.

    This relates to watches as I got interested in IWC's in my early 20's when at the same time I was modifying my car at the time. The car was a money pit and is long gone but I should have bought the Big Pilot I had my eye on instead of the supercharger. I would probably still have that watch...
     
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  4. rnguy001

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    I wonder what a BP cost back then ? No doubt the 5002? Chilling at work today. Finally good weather here in DC and I'm stuck inside. [​IMG]
     
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  5. Find Finn

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    You should have bought the 993 back then, they are ridiculously exspensive now.
     
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    @rnguy001
    Since you asked.
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    Nomos will be next


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  8. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    Lovely RS5. I got a lot of crap in the Cars You drive thread in FLHDA by proclaiming it the best looking non exotic you can buy today, but I really do like it's looks. The pre facelifted variant was the one I really like because the new one has the less desirable bigmouth effect but still a stunning car.
     
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    Seen a lot of RS5s and RS7s lately out here. Would drive. I don't see a new car in my near future though considering my home owning aspirations.
     
  10. HRoi

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    Mexico City for the day today and now enroute to Buenos Aires. The dual time complication is totes useful as expected

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    The GT3 is a great car...but for me if I'm ever going to get a 911, it would need to be an air cooled car as those were the ones I dreamed of owning. As for horsepower issues, the Cayman S has more than enough for me. Horsepower is a relative thing anyway. There will always be something that will come out next year and be quicker. The Cayman puts a smile on my face anytime I'm carving up a nice winding road. I did test drive a modern 911 S (although not a GT3) and it was a great car but not for me.
    The horror stories really tend to surround the 348, 355, and Testarossa (which have reputations for having lots of maintenance issues and hi expenses, particularly the 355). They have made the later cars much easier to service giving models such as the 360, 430 etc an access panel so you don't have to drop the engine to work on it and change the belts. As for engine fires, Porsche was the most recent company to have that problem with their latest GT3, all of which have been recalled and are getting new engines.

    Yes, sadly you probably should have bought the watch you wanted as car modifications are a waste (in terms of money spent), as no one ever gets their money out of those.

    Just to keep this thread relevant. I wore this like new 1996 Daytona today.
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    Love the Geographic!!!! One of the most user friendly travel watches ever made, and very handsome!
     
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    A perfect couple! Very nice car and a nice watch.
     
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    Audemars petronius borrelli and Canali


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    OK, flashy bastards, you've had your time. Welcome back to economy class.

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    Later I will post a picture of a used Lada. Or something.
     
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  16. Find Finn

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    It's less than a week since I saw pictures of a FF on fire in HK.




    It really depends on the body shape personally I find the SB ugly as fuck, but the cab is beautiful,but it's nowhere near the top of my list of best looking cars, I would say the RS7 (especially the Nardo grey on Adv1's thats floating around) is much better looking than the RS5, the same goes for CLS 63 and to some degree the RS6 avant.



    Beautiful, I have been looking at getting a rose gold geographic.
     
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    You see cars like that all the time though in HK. I can't help but think the less-than-friendly driving conditions and lack of experience had something to do with it.
     
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    That car belonged to a friend of a friend. They'd just picked it up from a service at the Ferrari centre.
     
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    Another douchebag photo

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    What is the consensus about bracelets next to your watches?
    I am hooked on this birdbones bracelet.

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