The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Brei

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  1. Artisan Fan

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    I like the Breitling but they always look a shade "busy" to me in terms of the hash marks. I like the caramel candies. [​IMG]
     


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    Breitlings have never been subtle. This one is about 25 years old. As for the latest models; well it's hard to find a subtle one.[​IMG]
     


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    I have never understood how to read them or what all those tachometer numbers mean.
     


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    I have never understood how to read them or what all those tachometer numbers mean.

    Oh, that's easy. They're used for things like navigation (in directions/degrees), determining fuel efficiency, determining speed over a quarter-mile, determining the distance of artillary, determining when the next full solar eclipse will be, and divining the date of your ultimate doooooooooom!










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    um that looks a shade busy...
     


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    Mustapha; what air force was that Breitling made for? It seems to have Arabic writing and some air force wings on the dial (I first mistook it for the Breitling logo). Edit: It is the Breitling logo. [​IMG]
     


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    vintage Omega Seamaster DeVille [​IMG]
    Likewise. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Likewise II: [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    Hi Lucky Strike.

    This Breitling was made for Iran's army air service (helicopter pilots, I suppose, not jet pilots) around the time of the Shah. That is Persian writing on the dial. There are stories of journalists, diplomats and miltary types buying these from impoverished officers. My story isn't as romantic; I bought this from an Iranian gent in Los Angeles.
     


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    Oh, that's easy. They're used for things like navigation (in directions/degrees), determining fuel efficiency, determining speed over a quarter-mile, determining the distance of artillary, determining when the next full solar eclipse will be, and divining the date of your ultimate doooooooooom!

    None of those dials can do the artillery thing, but I'll buy the rest.



    Then again, if the Iranians are using something that imprecise, I say bring on the invasion [​IMG]
     


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    None of those dials can do the artillery thing, but I'll buy the rest.

    All kidding aside, there is (or was) a dial that did that. It was introduced during WWI, I think (might have been earlier). It used the differences between the speeds of sound and light (seeing the artillary fire vs. seeing the impact) to determine how far away the guns were. Of course, there isn't one here.
     


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    Only for the man confident in his sexuality....


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    Only for the man confident in his sexuality....


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    Didn't Buddy Holly have a diamond Omega?
     


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    Only for the man confident in his sexuality....


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    That looks terrible...
     


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    That looks terrible...


    Like I said, "confident in his sexuality" [​IMG]
     


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    Didn't Buddy Holly have a diamond Omega?

    Yes!


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