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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. no frills

    no frills Senior member

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    ^^^ Oh, but he said FAKES. So I guess every watch I posted is fake, not just the new DSSD.

    Here's another shot of those three fakes, side by side:

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  2. no frills

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    tifosi I am trembling with fear as he might call @fakewatchbusta and @rolex_enforcer on me on Instagram!
     
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  3. bkotsko

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    I am fairly certain this is spam.
     
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    But... But...

    The watch is "Hancrafted."
     
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  5. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    Beckwith. Please tell me you were joking.
     
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    At least I wasn't trolling about wearing one with a suit. Of course I was joking, I have commented before many pages ago on No Frills exceptional collection.
     
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    Jokes are welcome around here!
     
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    I think...wait...umm...yep. I'm offended.
     
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    I guess next time I should start with three guys walk into a bar... no offense meant
     
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    TWATers grabbing their Rolex Pitchforks on anyone these days. At least save it for that guy who keeps posting his Patek's from Chinatown all the time....we ain't got time for fakes!

    I keed I keed
     
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    Lol Beckwith. You have provided awesome lawlz today in our TWAT.
     
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    nvm, forgot to refresh the page
     
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    Gotta admit that was kinda funny.
     
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    I've been trying to avoid this thread - every time I visit it seems I add a couple of watches to my bucket list of watches to own which only ever gets longer and longer - and today's visit is no different. Drooling over that (purportedly fake) DSSD. That dial is :inlove: :inlove:
     
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    Has anyone here gone through the Rolex v Tudor selection process?

    I'm thinking of getting a Tudor Pelagos. I would probably prefer a Rolex Sub, all things considered, but I can't imagine ever getting to a stage where I'd be willing to pay double for the Rolex (given I like the Pelagos), given it'll be a second watch.
     
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    If you prefer the Sub, chances are you'll always want the Sub no matter what you get since you only like the Pelagos. I would recommend getting the Sub if you can swing it.
     
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    Can I recommend the Heritage Black Bay? Sub lookwith Tudor pricing. I have the 2012(?) red version but the new blue one is pretty sweet too.
     
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    I've thought about this a lot, and what makes the difference for me is how they feel. I'm still unable to buy either and still vacillating on what I'll do when I have just enough for a Pelagos or Black Bay, but logic is telling me to hold out for the Sub. Kind of. Firstly, the Pelagos is more expensive than the Black Bay, so the differentiation is less, and unless you just want the larger case size (and, I would say, slightly better case and bracelet proportions), I think the Sub is worth waiting for. When you put both on the wrist, they just feel so different. The Sub is heavier, sharper, and for me just sits there and tells me its quality with quiet confidence. I really liked the Pelagos to look at, but putting it back on the wrist after the Sub, it suddenly feels a little like a puffed up imitation.

    The Black Bay is more of a contender for me, in that it also looks distinctly different. The burgundy bezel on a strap is a very different watch and appealing in a very non-Sub way. And the blue one on a bracelet, actually either on a bracelet, is also just a great looking and individual sports watch. And half the price of the Sub, so more accessible. But when it comes down to it, I don't think having a Black Bay would make me want the Sub less. So unless the budget is really going to cover a lot of watch purchases, I think maybe holding out for the "real thing" is the way to go. I bet I end up with a Black Bay now. Or two. No, that would be silly. Would it?



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    Thanks, will consider - I like both. Am considering the Explorer II, does anyone have experience with that? The white one looks good and pricing is a bit more on point than the Sub.

    The slight preference for the Sub is more down to the brand name and long-term value than anything else, but given the Pelagos is at USD3000 or so for a fresh 2nd hand sample and the Sub runs to about USD5500-6000...
     
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    I guess what I could have said more briefly is that there's no right answer IMHO. The only one I could possibly exclude is the Pelagos, as it's so similar in concept to the Sub and a touch more expensive than the other Tudors. But even then, it has its design pluses in its own right.

    As for the GMTII, there's plenty of love for it here. The white one is a bit less fashionable, though personally I like it, and the plus side of that is it tends to be easier to find with a little discount, or mint used at a reasonable price.
     
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