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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. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Senior member

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    So... I may go 36mm after all...
     
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  2. TC (Houston)

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    Well, to be fair, he used the word "flashy" here, and not "blingy". LOL
     
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    I applaud your self confidence!












    (because it's gonna look like a girl's watch on you)


    j/k :)
     
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    Thanks bro! [​IMG]

    I don't see the BLNR as flashy at all. Yes, I might have preferred brushed center links over polished, but I still think its not a flashy watch.

    The trade you are suggesting wouldn't interest me at all. I've never found Panerais all that comfortable to wear and besides like JB, I think a big honking watch like a Panerai tends to be flashy just based on size alone. How can one expect people NOT to notice a watch that is about the size of a tuna can strapped to their wrist. If you like and want a Panerai, then go for it, but I see that as a more flashy time piece. Good luck with whatever you decide.
     
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  5. Mr. Moo

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    :fu:
     
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    So what are we talking about, the Explorer?
     
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    Rolexesssss be flashy, ya'll.
     
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    I think the PAM in question is actually a 42mm Radiomir . . .
     
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  9. Mr. Moo

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    DJ, 116200
     
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    Very, very timeless and classic! Aaaandd, I can't not say something . . . LOL Coincidentally, my wife actually wears that as her daily. I'm attaching an old pic just so you know I'm not just saying that to give you a hard time, and my wife will tell anyone she prefers "men's sized watches". Seriously, that's a nice choice.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Here's a 116234 on me that I tried on a month ago:

    [​IMG]

    It looked smaller "in real life" than it does in pics... maybe my eyes play tricks on me?
     
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    Looks great to me.

    Lol TC Huston.
     
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    Nice datejust

    I found out that all of these watches look so much smaller in real life. My first trip to the jeweler after looking at watches online only for months was very interesting psychologically. Seeing them in person just made me realize how small a wrist watch really is. The high resolution, close up magnified online photos distorted my perception of size. The only question is, does physical size have any correlation with overall significance?
     
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    Fits for me Mr!
     
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    Watches always looks bigger in close up pics.

    Some sales associate always asks me to put my wrist on my chest and then look in the mirror to see how the watch actually fits on my wrist because sometimes the size is still a bit misleading even when it is already sitting on your wrist.
     
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    Looks good from that angle. My buddy's wife also wears a 36mm DJ - looks great on her, and she has tiny wrists.
     
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    Yes, I had checked on that. I believe it was another SFer who suggested it was 47. That being said, generally once watches get into the 42 mm and larger range they are large enough that they will be noticed, so I stick by my statement their size makes them flashy. Nothing wrong with a little flash if it makes the owner happy. Some people are more averse to it than others.
     
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    Not at all. Most watch photos are taken with a phone camera these days, and those are invariably fitted with a wide lens. To fill the frame with a small object like a watch, you have to hold it pretty damn close. If you stick your face a few inches away from your wrist, it'll look about the same as it does in that photo.

    Here's an example of the difference that focal length makes.

    More wide (20 mm):
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    image credit: philip greenspun

    Less wide (35 mm):
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    image credit: philip greenspun

    Even though the subject is about the same size in both images, the difference in perspective from the camera's position changes the relative size of things that are nearer and farther away from the lens. Note the difference between the apparent size of the headlights.

    Same deal with watches; the relative size of the watch and the wrist change with a wide lens jammed in close. To get a more natural perspective, use a longer lens held farther away.

    Here are a few photos taken with a longer lens that I gripped from Hodinkee which show the DJ's proportions in the same way that they appear in real life:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    from A Week On The Wrist: The Rolex Datejust

    The current Datejust has a substantial look but still has the classically-elegant thing going on. I think 36 mm is spot-on for a normal wristwatch, even on a larger wrist.

    PS — How good do 993s still look!?
     
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    Must be my eyes but I don't see much difference in that two car pic. :lol Hood looks slightly longer in the first pic but that is it.
     
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    DJs are the perfect size for everyone. Srs.
     
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