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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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    Just Picked Up - JLC Master Ultra Thin - 41mm. Hope to wear this true understated classic for many years.

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    A little embarrassed to put it in this thread, but since the topic was under $1k new, why not. $400 SARB065 for fun. Sorry for the cheesy tree shot...indoor photo wasn't that good.

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    Man, I love the cocktail time. I have always wanted to pick one up.
     
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    Did someone say da-toe-nah? :D

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    Thank you for making this go through my head.

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    30ft at the most. But yes, older watch had not been serviced in while.
     
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    Also, a far distance below the 1k target (and probably anathema to most, no matter how open to foreign ideas this thread is) but I am strangely drawn to the Swatch Sistem 51. Probably not the "one" watch, but..
     
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    I like the idea of the Sistem 51 more than the execution.
     
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    Dat is pretty. The black dial appeals more to me but I can see the attraction of the white. Maybe in another decade...
    Observation, my wrists aren't too enormous but only one link had to be removed for me. What do people with meaty samples do? Buy a PAM? Extra links?
     
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    Thanks for your input, gentlemen. Actually I ask because I already decided on something a little while ago, and I'm curious as to whether TWAT would produce any "group think" if given the same cost as an approximate budget. A couple of themes there, definitely, but I hope a couple more ideas will come out.
     
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    Are you in effect testing the crowd if anyone will come up with what you already decided on? Interesting. I'm totally out-of-date but lemme see. :)
     
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    I was also thinking of what Culverwood said, about TWAT-darlings, and wondering how that would play at a more accessible price point. Sinn 556, and various Stowas, seem to be there so far, and I can't argue against them. Seiko is the mechanical value choice at an even lower price too. But of course, a grand is too cheap for others to have thought about!

    Anyway, more the merrier. In the mean time, great Daytona pics. This thread is nothing without the pr0n.
     
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    Picked up my first Patek, literally no sartorial purchase for the the end of next year....

    strange how the people in the store doesn't bother to change the moon phase, had to correct it myself when I get home.

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    So what did you choose?
     
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    I'll give you a clue: it wasn't a Patek! Fucking hell, Wurger, nice kop!!!!
     
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    thanks mimo, I always wanted a white/cream dial for a complication, but saw the metallic grey dial in person, it's actually really nice.

    Just wondering is the grey dial a Patek special? with my limited experience, haven't seen many watches with grey dials?
     
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    That's really sharp. I think off-white dials are the classic for dress watches, and don't so much like black on anything formal. But grey is kind of jazzy and interesting. Glashuette Original and Nomos spring to mind. I like this a lot, not what you associate with Patek in your mind's eye, yet very exciting - kind of like seeing your dad rip a guitar solo.
     
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