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. fuji

    fuji Senior member

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    That is a beautiful breitling.
     
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    here is a quick pic of my old lum-tec at lunch (horrible picture as I took it really quick and with my iPhone) [​IMG]
     
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    My Vertex pocket watch from Asprey Jewellers of London - something a little bit dfferent.
    Beau
    [​IMG]
     
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    My new Sinn 556. The crappy camera doesn't do the dial justice. It looks like glossy black liquid. I'm going to try it on a brown leather or burgundy cordovan strap.

    [​IMG]
     
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    ^wow ... how does one acquire one?

    If you are talking about my lum-tec just go to lum-tec.com

    You can get any of the watches custom from him. He'll add lume, change the color of it, put on a phantom crystal, etc.
     
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    My 104:

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    You'll notice there are some scuffs in this set - these have now been polished out:

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    looks nice, but it might be more comfortable on your right wrist. doesn't the crown bulge dig into your hand?
     
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    ^ its supposed to be worn on the left, as right-hand wristwatch wearers have the destro series made for them. though I think he's wearing it a bit tad loose there.
     
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    [​IMG]

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    Got it today! Nato strap is temporary, bidded on this watchadoo lumpy bracelet for it:

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    beautiful watch!
     
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    There's not a watch in the world with as much contrast as my new phantom m1. It has a completely polished case and 24mm bracelet yet has a phantom (tinted) crystal and black face. I use it to check my teeth after eating [​IMG] . I know this is a horrible pic but my new camera is in route [​IMG]
     
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    Watch Noob Question: For automatic watches which have a winding feature but no power meter, is there any way to know when it is fully wound?
     
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    There's not a watch in the world with as much contrast as my new phantom m1. It has a completely polished case and 24mm bracelet yet has a phantom (tinted) crystal and black face.
    That is rather nice ... My only thing is the date placement. Id like to see more pictures
     
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    Watch Noob Question: For automatic watches which have a winding feature but no power meter, is there any way to know when it is fully wound?

    With my rolex, the part that i turn to wind it can't be turned anymore when it is fully wound.
     
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    Watch Noob Question: For automatic watches which have a winding feature but no power meter, is there any way to know when it is fully wound?

    no, not really

    Actually there is. Automatic watches have an overwind protection mechanism that lets the wheel slip through a ratchet when the main barrel is fully wound. If you listen very carefully, you'll hear a different clicking sound when you turn the crown after the watch is fully wound. It's rather faint but once you hear it once, you'll know what I mean
     
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    Actually there is. Automatic watches have an overwind protection mechanism that lets the wheel slip through a ratchet when the main barrel is fully wound. If you listen very carefully, you'll hear a different clicking sound when you turn the crown after the watch is fully wound. It's rather faint but once you hear it once, you'll know what I mean

    Roughly, how quickly does an average watch get to the fully wound point? If I turn the knob about 20 times, is it likely to be fully wound? 40 times?
     
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