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. Keith T

    Keith T TWAT Master.

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    Breathing a sigh of relief for you, Newcomer. Always nice when the prodigal returns.



    On the Longines Hydroconquest, to me it seems like that watch isn't really sure if it honestly wants to be a diver, or a racing chronograph.
     


  2. justinkapur

    justinkapur Senior member

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    Thank you for the response. I can understand what you are saying and it makes sense. I have a longines and really enjoy that piece and wanted to see if this was even worth bothering with. Clearly after looking at options in the price range it doesnt make sense.

    Thanks!
     


  3. Journeyman

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    Hayward,

    That's an interesting collection of tsuba in the background.
     


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    Evenin' All.


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    Glad to see it made the trip back home so quickly. Hoping that everything with it is now perfect. Enjoy it!
    +1

    To the OP, I'd wait and continue to save for the watch you really want. For me a substitute just wouldn't scratch that itch. All you will be doing is using up funds that could put you closer to a Submariner sooner. Sure you could sell the Longines eventually, but then you will also be looking at some depreciation. IMHO, its better to wait and save for what you truly want to own.
     


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    Cox, what is the watch in the above picture? It looks quite intriguing and, visually speaking, quite unusual.
     
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    Yes - thanks for contributing a stack of cool pix, but please include a little info..
    1> What are we looking at? Why is it special besides looking really really cool?
    2> Do you own it?
     


  8. cyc wid it

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    I've got a Rolex sub "alternative":

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    It's currently back on its bracelet.
     


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    Keith T TWAT Master.

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    Nice SM 300.

    Looks like a Watchco maybe?
     


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    cyc wid it Senior member

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    Yes.

    ETA: I've been entertaining the idea of swapping it toward something dressier. Mixed feelings about this.
     
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    I love the anniversary sub... it's too bad it ended.
     


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    I think most that own one would say they are glad it did end. I know you would be hard pressed to call this a limited edition, given the numbers that were probably produced. However it still was a fairly short run, which makes it a bit special to own one.

    Besides if you really want one bad enough, they really aren't to hard to find.
     


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    mazal tov!!!


    dat travel case. man that thing is so damn cool.
     


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    The only modern Rolex that can be considered a classic (that, and my ND Sub :p)
     


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    This unusual watch is the Concord Quantum Gravity, which was an experimental tourbillon watch created in 2009 as part of the C-Lab Collection under the aegis of previous CEO Vincent Perriard.

    The spherical bi-axis tourbillon is physically separated from the watch's movement by a lateral bridge stiffened by cable stays. The watch also features an hydraulic piston power reserve and a very unusual movement bridge configuration. I photographed the prototype at Baselworld a few days after it had been announced. Probably the most intriguing watch at Baselworld that year. Perriard certainly achieved some amazing things during his short tenure at Concord - he's now moved on to HYT and is producing similarly whacky, far-out stuff there.

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