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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. rnguy001

    rnguy001 Senior member

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    My 2 cents. If I had 25k and looking to cover the casual base I'd get the JLC Master control chrono and the new Rolex Sea Dweller pocket the rest for your next watch.

    Done ;)
     
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  2. Sander

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    +1, especially this one. But I also wouldn't blow this much money on my first watch (or tenth, for that matter).

    What about the obvious alternatives? Speedmaster (yes, doesn't look similar to a Daytona, but has a similar standing plus is about as sporty) or a Tudor Chrono?
     
  3. Beginneling83

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    Nice one!
     
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  4. TC (Houston)

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    Love this.
     
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  5. dieworkwear

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    Thanks for the suggestions, Sander. Both those look great. I'll have to shop around.
     
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    Fixed for me.

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    mimo - i got nuthin, sorry.

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    dww - i am the sorry, but those daytonas are not doing it for me. maybe they look better worn, idk, but i get a watch boanar for almost anything, and yet those leave me somewhat cold.
     
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  7. Cant kill da Rooster

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    Some pics of the THC in Blue. Still growing on me, contemplating trading it for a BB in blue. We'll see.

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    Rather nice, but I personally prefer the grey/black one (not the black/grey one ;-) )
     
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    That was the first one I noticed. Certainly the more dressy of the two, although the thickness makes it difficult to pair with anything in business.
     
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  10. Hayward

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    Enjoying the great weather.

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  11. DerangedGoose

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    Ive never really gone into nice watch boutiques to try stuff on, assuming that most salespeople get annoyed with having looky-loos fondle their wares, but my growing interest in the Speedy pro finally convinced me to walk into the Omega boutique at South Coast Plaza today and ask to see it (the tie probably helped). The salesperson, John, was very nice (and had some interesting stories about his experience in the design industry) and spent some time talking about the lunar dust speedmaster before bringing out a standard speedy pro (moonwatch), and I must say, this is truly a stunning, quality piece. I assumed it would be too heavy, having been wearing a titanium watch for some time now, but it felt very light and comfortable even with all of its links. It sits at a good height, unlike the towering Carerras that try to compete against it. The twisted lugs are a stroke of design genius, and the mix of brushed/polished surfaces was a pleasure. I left pretty firmly resolved that it would be my first serious watch purchase when I close some cases and get some money in.
     
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  12. Hayward

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    Yeah, the speedy is pretty much a classic watchnut watch. I'm seriously considering consolidating my watch collection, and even though I don't wear the speedy as often as I'd like, I probably will never get rid of it. It just impresses me as an "important" watch.
     
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    If we're still spending dieworkwear's money, then I agree with TC.

    That Daytona is an absolute smoke show. :slayer:
     
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  15. dddrees

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    For those of you who like Spectators and AP. Or for those who just like AP.


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  16. Steel28

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    I can't get enough of my 116520 Daytona

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    Dolph likes his too lol

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  17. no frills

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    ^^^ Is it just the angle of that pic or does that chrono that Dolph is wearing look like it has two additional pushers beside the crown?
     
  18. Steel28

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    I think it's the angle

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    Hahahah you're right! DRAGO!!!!

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  20. TC (Houston)

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    :)

    I gave my brother my 16520 and after all this Daytona talk am considering asking for it back. It's probably so beat up now it probably looks pretty vintage! LOL
     
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