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. Tarmac

    Tarmac Senior member

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    Either way, I find that very poseur.

    Is it really more Poseur than having a watch with "1000m SUBMARINER" on it, or "AVIATOR"?
     


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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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    That's fantastic. Louis Cottier was also the one who did the famous World Time watch for both Patek and Agassiz.

    I'm reminded of these custom LEDs produced by the jeweler Grima in the '70s:

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    Is it really more Poseur than having a watch with "1000m SUBMARINER" on it, or "AVIATOR"?

    I have the same thoughts as you. Most pilots or dive watches have some sort of name on them. I have a Doxa with Sharkhunter on the dial, another Doxa with Divingstar, a Korsbek with Ocean Explorer, and several others. Doesn't really bother me as long as it isn't very large.
     


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    New pics of the B1 for those that have shown interest

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    Is it really more Poseur than having a watch with "1000m SUBMARINER" on it, or "AVIATOR"?

    I have the same thoughts as you. Most pilots or dive watches have some sort of name on them. I have a Doxa with Sharkhunter on the dial, another Doxa with Divingstar, a Korsbek with Ocean Explorer, and several others. Doesn't really bother me as long as it isn't very large.

    You guys are assuming that everyone likes the watches mentioned. I don't, and I don't think Sartorially Challenged does either.
     


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    You guys are assuming that everyone likes the watches mentioned. I don't, and I don't think Sartorially Challenged does either.
    Bingo!
     


  7. KBW

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    You guys are assuming that everyone likes the watches mentioned. I don't, and I don't think Sartorially Challenged does either.

    Well neither of you must like Divers or Pilot's watches. 99%+ of them have some sort of writing on them. This is a pilot's watch and doesn't try to be anything else. If you look at those pics and honestly say that the Combat jumps out at you then you have a weird perspective. I barely notice it and those pics are bigger than the actual watch.
     


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    Well neither of you must like Divers or Pilot's watches. 99%+ of them have some sort of writing on them.

    Not my point either. A pictorial guide on the appeal of branding:

    A big selling point(Stowa Airman Original)
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    Neutral(regular Airman)
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    Turnoff
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    If you look at those pics and honestly say that the Combat jumps out at you then you have a weird perspective. I barely notice it and those pics are bigger than the actual watch.

    Again, personal preferences more than anything. It's a compromise I'm not willing to make.
     


  9. Sartorially Challenged

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    Not my point either. A pictorial guide on the appeal of branding:

    A big selling point(Stowa Airman Original)
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    Neutral(regular Airman)
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    Turnoff
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    Again, personal preferences more than anything. It's a compromise I'm not willing to make.

    You beat me to it! The Stowa Original is exactly the kind of pilot watch I like. Clean, minimalist, nothing poseur about it. It doesn't have to say "super duper mega combat 2x10B" to be a nice looking, "purpose-driven" ([​IMG]) watch.

    I actually really like the basic design of that Lüm-Tec and the price is very affordable, but I just can't get over the "combat" marketing. I've been in combat in another life, and I just don't care for this kind of posturing marketing.

    My best friend is a former bomber pilot (and currently a private pilot) -- he would never buy a "pilot" watch decked with all kinds of logos, extraneous numbers, etc.
     


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    I guess we are different. The pvd case of the b1 is the only reason I like it. I really like the design. The stowa to me is not an attractive watch.
     


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    Well neither of you must like Divers or Pilot's watches. 99%+ of them have some sort of writing on them.
    Go custom: [​IMG]
     


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    Go custom:

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    who made that? The dial looks like a Marathon but obviously not since it is custom.
     


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    Here are two of my babies. Along with these two I have a Rolex SS Sub Date and Brietling Crosswind Special

    Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chrono
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    Rolex SS Daytona
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    ^ beautiful watches!

    never was a fan of those APs but that chrono is really something!
     


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    ^ beautiful watches!

    never was a fan of those APs but that chrono is really something!


    Thanks[​IMG]

    The AP is big, and soemwhat heavy, but I love it. It was such a great presence to it and is a real statement piece.
     


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