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. suaviter

    suaviter Senior member

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    Just had to say this ... after being out of town and slammed at work lately I FINALLY told the whole story of my new pickup and my acquiescence into TWAT-dom, with embedded pics and all. Then, I accidentally closed the tab. [​IMG]

    Don't really have the energy now, but here goes:

    My vintage (MINTY!!) Rolex Oyster. My first Rolex and the first really nice watch I've purchased.


    Unboxing
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    Lastly, a 'family photo' of my brother's Khaki Chrono (grad gift) and the new Rolie and my vintage Seamaster:
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    Thanks to dino, stiches, and all others for advice and help in finding "the one." I found it and I LOVE it.
     


  2. skrishnan

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    Hey guys,

    I had a customer who told me about this forum and suggested I share my recent work with you all.

    I own Melbourne Custom Watches, a small business based in Australia.

    I build pilot, Marine and PAM homage style watches (primarily) with different levels of specs, from affordable with Sea-Gull movements to more premium with engraved Swiss movements etc.

    If anyone is interested I've got a few watches currently available, check out www.melbournewatch.com for more information or to contact me.

    Here's some pics of my recent creations:

    1) Marine watch with custom engraved Swiss ETA6498 movement:

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    2) PAM homage with sandblasted steel case, custom engraved ETA6497 movement:

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    3) Type A pilot, sandblasted case with Sea-Gull skeleton movement:

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    Cheers!

    Suj.
     


  3. no frills

    no frills Senior member

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    CONGRATULATIONS! Nothing like that awesome feeling of a hunt well accomplished! Truly a grand acquiescence into TWAT-dom - wear that beauty well!
     


  4. no frills

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    Nothing like being a professional photographer and a brand ambassador for Panerai. I will ask for more "samples."
    Yes, I have provided feedback to my friend about not properly photographing the subdials properly. I will attempt to gain access to other more appropriate shots.
     


  5. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    Very nice, well done, and finally Congrats!!!!
     
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  6. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Senior member

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    That's the DJ makeup I've been contemplating lately. Nice pick up.
     


  7. Dino944

    Dino944 Senior member

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    Congrats on a classic! Looks great. I hope you will enjoy wearing it for many years.
    Glad to hear that situation will be corrected so that we will know the correct "Reference numbers."
     


  8. Kid Nickels

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    ^ nice for sure! :nodding:
     


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    Love DJs, perfect for my 6.5 inch wrist, and it's always instantaneously noticeable.
     


  10. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    suaviter - truly a classic. wear it in good health.
     


  11. RogerP

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    suaviter - very nice DJ - enjoy!
     


  12. ABCXYZ

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    I know I'm going to get stoned for this, but I find it kind of boring to see page after page of Rolex, Speedys, and Pannys. I know that's what the majority of you buy, and you all have your own reasons for it, but where's the uniqueness? I guess it's an extension of the SF groupthink. Kind of like AE shoes.

    Don't get me wrong. I can appreciate that they are nice watches, but after seeing the 379th Blue Submariner, it starts to loose the specialness.
     


  13. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Senior member

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    You missed the Patek collection posted recently.
     


  14. jbarwick

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    Stay a while and you will see things are different. Rolex has just been talked about the past couple of days. Last week was a lot of PP talk and a few weeks back was Moon Phase galore. Hell I think you even missed going back a page or 2 for the G-Shock discussion.
     


  15. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Here is a list of the watches I own:
    2 Speedmaster pre-moon 321s
    A Speedmaster 125 (look it up - it is quite cool)
    Several Omega Constellations from the 50s
    A gold rectangular cased Omega that my great uncle bought with him as a gift for my grandfather when he came to the US after WWII
    A Heuer Autavia
    A TAG-Heuer Professional 1000 that my dad bought me for my 21st birthday
    A rose gold Minerva cal.49 with silver dial and polished numerals
    2 Minerva cal 48 Pythagore pilot watches
    A Revue Thommen Airspeed pilot watch
    Old IWC and G-Ps that needs restoration

    I have posted pics or articles or links about all of these, except the one my great uncle bought. Nothing really to say about that one - it is a classic gold rectangular cased watch.

    Ooops - left out a 1970s era Breitling Transocean with an integrated bracelet.
     
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