Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gdl203, May 20, 2007.
Quote:And your contributions to this thread have been..... ????
Hey Dopey, I forgot to mention--I am digging that Cal 321 Speedmaster. Lovely specimen. That movement is absolutely spectacular.
Is this better?
And I have to say, I think that you may be making some very strong assumptions comparing various Rolex models and the Speedmaster with AE shoes. I think everyone who talks about watches in this thread puts a lot of consideration into every model that they pick up.
If you are bored, perhaps you shouldn't read the thread?
I like AE shoes. Sue me.
Not to interrupt the beating, but 116520 Daytona -- black or white dial?
I prefer black. But I do really like the white as well. Honestly, I do not know which I would pick if I could only choose one or the other.
1. popular watches are popular for a reason.
2. most people can "only" afford to have a few luxury watches, so its almost inevitable that many people, especially like minded people who are looking for certain design features and certain purchase to value ratios, would end up with similar, if not identical watches, within the aforementioned subset of popular watches.
3. as has been stated, if you keep up with the thread long term, you will see indeed a very nice variety of watches featured here. sure there is group think here as i just said, but there is also a lot of individuality expressed here. some of the individuality expressed might be nuances in similar models, and some might be in different models and brands altogether, for example, roger p's recent zenith and his moser. either way, its not monochrome up in this TWAT.
4. no one will stone you.
5. please do not ever again compare rolexes, omegas and panerais to AEs. that might get you stoned.
6. there are far more black faced subs than blue, in these pages.
7. beautiful watches are always special. the 1st time, and the 5 millionth.
I have watched this thread from far but stitchy nailed it. Especially no matter it's the first or 5 millionth time. There's something special about a beautiful watch. Every piece has special value and a special story behind it.
Like-a de womynz!
Who ever swore off all hot blondes just because one of his buddies once had one?
I have the black dial (and it's gorgeous) but I oftentimes wish I had the white. I've actually played with the idea of trading...
BTW, wearing my JLC master geographic for the first time today (if I wasn't a tech luddite I'd post a pic). It's a wonderful watch and I can actually see (as oppose to calculate) what time it is in two timezones! Although I'm not enthusiastic that the central (US) time zone is marked as "Mexico" and the pacific time zone is "Los Angeles" (I spend most of my time on the West Coast in San Francisco). Those nits speak more to my OCD than the watch.
Unrelated to watches, AE shoes are meh at best.
My problem with the Daytona is that all the dials that I really LOVE are reserved for the precious metal watches.
I was actually about to comment to the effect that this thread was starting to become too chock-full of Pateks, JLCs and APROs.
This thread needs more modified Seikos and G-Shocks
I think Roger nailed it...with "And your contributions to this thread have been.... ????
We welcome people with interests in a variety of brands. Yes, many people here own a Rolex, Speedy, or PAM, but maybe its partly a statement as to the quality they provide and how they fit into a person's life style. I have some Rolex watches and a few brands that are considered more refined. But some of the more refined pieces are not watches I'd wear for more rugged activities. In addition, even after wearing some of my "more refined watches" I still enjoy wearing a Rolex. So every watch has a place from a basic Air King to a highly complicated F.P. Journe. In addition, most people here are excited when they purchase a new watch no matter what the brand is, and most of us enjoy sharing in the purchaser's excitement. If you don't like the photos people post, then skip them.
If you want to look only at Independents, F.P Journe, or Lange, etc there are forums with dedicated sections for them. This isn't one of them.
White is easier to read than the black...but on the current version I greatly prefer the black dial. I've owned black and white of the El Primero based Daytonas, but only kept the black dials. Its a watch you really need to try on to see which appeals to you. I preferred it when the subdials on the white dial were black. I find them a bit washed out when its silver on a white dial. Good luck.
I might stone him.
7. is spot on bro!
Very nice response to ABCXYZ!
As an aside Dino, you have been on an absolute roll lately.
And well said Stitchy. I agree on all points.
And finally, this thread has become as much about posting pictures as it has about discussing watches. It is actually much more about discussion. If I just wanted to oogle pictures, there are plenty of websites that I could turn to. But there is no other thread that has as many posters who put so much thought into every one of their posts.
I think you hit upon a very valuable point. That while we enjoy seeing photos of people's latest pride and joy and their heirloom watches, and photos do liven the place up (especially of Kate.) this thread is so much more. Many of us come here for the discussions, well reasoned opinions, the humor, friendships, and to learn. I also like the general atmosphere. Some forums for watches seem too bubble gum basic, and you see the same question asked a thousand times. Other forums are so technical (which can be good for answering certain questions) that they get too bogged down, and the discussions are so slow that they nearly put the reader into a coma. Here there is enough of a mix between newbie questions that are easy to answer, and more thought provoking questions from seasoned collectors, which results in there being something for everyone to enjoy and participate in, on this thread. I just don't like to see someone suggest that some watches are too common or boring for owners to post photos, because I see that as not being very constructive and possibly inhibiting valuable contributors from feeling welcome to share their ideas, their purchase experiences, and photos of what may mean a great deal to them.
Well said, sums up my thoughts as well.
I might add if he compares rolex, omega and panerai to GG and EG, he might get away with it
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