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. jamesbond

    jamesbond Senior member

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    Can anyone give me some advice on buying a vintage Omega seasmaster. The ones i have been looking at are from 1950's-60's era in stainless steele with steele numerals and hands and most are of the 471 movement. Is there a better year/movement i should be looking for? Also the ones that are most attractive to me have had the dials re-finished/painted. Is this a big no no for watch collectors and such?

    I tried looking on timezone forums but man is it just me or is that place really difficult to navigate? Trying to read through threads is like trying to learn greek. You have to go back to look at every answer to a question unlike here. Its amazing that place is so sucessfull with that lay-out.
     


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    Can anyone give me some advice on buying a vintage Omega seasmaster. The ones i have been looking at are from 1950's-60's era in stainless steele with steele numerals and hands and most are of the 471 movement. Is there a better year/movement i should be looking for? Also the ones that are most attractive to me have had the dials re-finished/painted. Is this a big no no for watch collectors and such?

    I tried looking on timezone forums but man is it just me or is that place really difficult to navigate? Trying to read through threads is like trying to learn greek. You have to go back to look at every answer to a question unlike here. Its amazing that place is so sucessfull with that lay-out.


    Go here (forums.watchuseek.com) and ask on the Omega forum. Several guys there would know more than you'd want to read.
     


  3. Sartorially Challenged

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    What's the difference between Lüm-Tec B1 and B1LE?

    I wish it did not have the silly label "combat" -- which I find very much of a poseur. Otherwise I might order one for kicks since it is unlike any other kind of watch I own.
     


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    The full name is the "Combat B1". It is growing on me more and more and I'll probably end up ordering one soon. The B1LE has an upgraded movement which I wouldn't buy unless I added the optional see through case back. Here's someone's pic of the case back with the LE mvmt (decently nice mvmt but nothing extraordinary). I see the metal part of the caseback says "bespoke modification" but I'm not sure what else was custom on this one. [​IMG] I'll probably think long and hard on a good strap for it and eventually pick one up for myself.
     


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    I like 70s Heuers! [​IMG] Here represented by Autavia 11630 (auto), Autavia 73663 (manual) and a manual flyback chrono used by F-104 Starfighter pilots in the Royal Norwegian Airforce. Vintage is the best, style and history!

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    I can't believe it but these damn Panerais are growing on me ...

    Your physician can provide a topical ointment to clear that up.
     


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    My latest acquisition. It was between this and the GMT IIc but since the LV will be gone in the new year and the GMT will still be around (plus I already have one, a 16760 "Fat Lady" that I bought with my first pay cheque in 1988 - seen in these pics), I went with the Kermit :)

    I know some people don't like Rolex for a number of reasons (some of which I agree with), but I do, so here are mine!

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    Another nice Kermit. I will have mine soon
     


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    The full name is the "Combat B1". It is growing on me more and more and I'll probably end up ordering one soon.

    The B1LE has an upgraded movement which I wouldn't buy unless I added the optional see through case back.


    Can you order the clear caseback on the standard model? How much is it?
     


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    Idk what it is but I really like that Rolex Submariner. I think it might be the green/black combo.
     


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    Can you order the clear caseback on the standard model? How much is it?

    Yes. It is $30 extra on top of the $595 for the standard so $625.

    He is making a custom one for me with the movement of the limited edition but a non-decorated version so it is cheaper.
     


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    Hello, I am new here and I would have to say right now I am more into watches than clothing but that is changing and I hope to be a contributing member. Here is my Oris Artellier that I like to wear when I dress for business. Cheers .... [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    Either way, I find that very poseur.

    Also, I just noticed that it does not mention what kind of movement it has, aside from something about "Asian." What's that all about?
     


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    I didn't have time to read the entire thread, so sorry if this is a repeat.

    I can't tell if it's the decadence or the rarity (one working prototype produced), but I do know I would like to have it.

    The Cobra 1958 Louis Cottier


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    Either way, I find that very poseur. Also, I just noticed that it does not mention what kind of movement it has, aside from something about "Asian." What's that all about?
    I can tell you in the morning what it is but my mind is shot right now and I'm posting from my house (have the info on my computer at the office). It is 17 jewels if I'm not mistaken and I know that doesn't help any. You can get the LE's upgraded movement without decoration for a lower price which is what I'm doing because I'm not one to care about how decorated my movement is when I never look at it. Also the "Combat B1 on the dial is very subtle as far as the red doesn't stand out and is not lumed.
     


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