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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. Dino944

    Dino944 Senior member

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    If the choice were between those 2, it would be the DJ. As others have suggested, maybe you should look at a Milgauss or a 39mm Explorer.

    I am not a fan of the current IWC products, which is a shame because I like several of their older pieces. Sadly, today most of their watches do nothing for me and I find their "Limited Editions" a really tiresome marketing exercise (so in general, I'd rather have a regular edition). They have so many limited editions, that I find nothing special about them at all....lets see off the top of my head they have or have had the Top Gun Miramar Edition, various St. Exupery edition watches, Cousteau editions, Boris Becker Editions, Prada Editions, AMG Editions, Darwin Editions, Galapagos Edition, and the Tribeca Film Festival Editions. While I think its great if a watch company supports various causes (by donating to them and sponsoring events), making numerous so called "Limited Editions" every 6 months or so, waters down the significance of a watch being a limited edition. I can hardly wait to see some of their next limited editions, .... next year there could be a 35th Anniversary Big League Chew Bubble Gum Edition, complete with a pink rubber strap (maybe they can make it smell like bubble gum), special presentation container consisting of a Big League Chew pouch and instead of a pillow or other item to hold the watch in place it could be wrapped in strips of Big League Chewing gum. Or perhaps with the 40th Anniversary of the film "Smokey and the Bandit" coming up in a few years they could have a "Burt Reynolds Smokey and the Bandit Edition" watch with a "Screaming Chicken" engraved on the case back.

    I'm not completely against limited editions, but I think some companies over do it and its tiresome.
    I think its a fun watch. Perhaps I'd look into the availability and cost of an original, before deciding to go with this one, however, it seems like a good watch for a very reasonable sum. I know there are many things from the 70's that are best forgotten...but I do think some of the 70's watch designs are very cool. Wishing you luck with whatever you decide.
     
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    Given the choice between those two, I'd stick with your Speedmaster, as it's a better-looking and cooler watch. The other two are a bit try-hard for my liking.
     
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    I think it is a pretty cool watch, I actually ordered one couple of days ago. I like Speedmasters a lot and this one was interesting enough for me, I did go with the orange racing dial. Did you actually handle it at the store? Also, $4K is a good price if it is new, retail is $6250 on these.
     
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    You know what I haven't had in a while? Big League Chew . . .
     
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    Yea, I tried it on in the boutique and really liked the way it looked and felt on my wrist. And yea, that price is for brand new from an AD, I have a good relationship with.


    Dino, you are totally right re: the vintage route - unfortunately, I just don't think I am a vintage guy. Too neurotic (and uneducated) to truly be confident about provenance, originality, etc. I am drawn to the vintage designs, however, which is why I like these faithful, yet modernized, tributes.
     
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    rnguy001 Senior member

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    Back to the grind. [​IMG]
     
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    speaking of which...
    Is the RO still hitting you, or has that subsided?
     
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    I think I'm going to take a step back and re-evaluate all the other options out there as well. There are a number of watches that are catching my eye, so I'm going to take my time. :)
     
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    Nice.
     
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    Of those two, I'd choose this

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    Inge 3227

    or this

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    Series 1600, I believe

    ;-)

    Like Dino, I don't think IWC make anything now that they didn't do better at an earlier time, and (unlike most, I think) I feel the same way about Rolex. If it has to be a current production model, I think I would look at the Explorer, but even here I'd rather go for the older 36mm model. Your Speedy on the other hand, is one of few current models I've seriously considered.
     
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    Ah yes, the 3227-01 has been on my radar for a number of years. If I could find a minty fresh one I would seriously consider it.

    I cannot do 36mm watches, at least not Rolexes. They look really small on my wrist.
     
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    I ran my Zenith through Crown and Caliber's new app featured on the 'dink last week.
    (Valuation, Selling, or Consignment service)
    I think it may be fine for more common watches, but watches like the one I submitted, they seem weak on valuation.
    The concept is sound, though.
     
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    I was hoping you'd said you didn't like the Inge, so I could post this. Oh, well - shame to waste it.

    [​IMG]

    Would probably fill the role of a OneWatch better than a vintage Rollie, though it might be too sporty to sit beside the Speedy (for some, I just have two sports watches now and no need for something dressier).
     
  16. Mr. Moo

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    I have no need for a true dress watch. No way on disliking the Inge... it is fantastic.
     
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    I can totally understand that. When you get something that is brand new with boxes/ papers etc from an AD, its easier and cuts out any potential drama or unpleasant surprises. Wishing you luck with it.
     
  18. Keith T

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    3227 is a great watch, especially considering the Genta heritage.

    I'd be proud to own one of those, and you could say it's on my short list for "one of these days...." (Right time/right price).



    Re: the Speedy Mark II update, I'm also a fan, although I think I personally favor the non-orange version.

    I finally was able to see one in the flesh a couple weeks ago, and it is a nice, modernized piece.

    You either love that case shape, or you hate it.

    Certainly the Co-Ax movement alone would justify the additional $$$, but I have also found myself looking at vintage listings on evilBay.
     
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    True but where's the fun in that.:p
     
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    Like a ton of bricks. But I have been unable to put together the requisite cheddar, by legal means or other.


    Disliking is not the same as losing the burning desire.
     
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