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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. Kaplan

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    No. Buy what you want for you and worry less about what other people wear or what they might be thinking about what you wear.
     
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    Panerai did not invent the cushion-shaped case used in the Radiomir. In fact, the original Panerai watches (which later became the Radiomir) used a Rolex case. It's a common shape from the pre-WWII period.
     
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    Very nice Ex2 !

    I like JLCs, but I find the Duometre Quantiemme Lunaire too busy. If buying try to find a pre-owned one. JLC's in that price range have a very limited appeal, and low resale value so you could have trouble selling it unless you let it go for a "Fire sale price," if you ever tire of it. I know Stitchy doesn't like the story, but a friend of mine tried to sell a limited ed. platinum JLC, that was in like new and a local high end pre-owned watch shop said there is no market for it. They would only buy PP, AP, VC, Lange, Rolex and some Cartier. Obviously, if you love it and see it as a keeper then go for it, but if you tire of watches and sell/trade them for others, its something to consider.
     
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    This is definitely true. The market for the "trinity" is much bigger than for other watchmakers, even ones as esteemed as JLC. Just think of all the Patek-focused collectors out there. It's a much odder duck that mainly collects JLCs.
     
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    [​IMG] Yes, maah maaaan! Now that you mention it, I remember that watch. I thought the dial on it looked great...nothing unbalanced about it at all!

    Yes, not sure who invented the cushion shape case. VC was definitely using it by at least 1921, hence their Historiques American 1921. It seems a lot of companies used very interesting case shaped well before WWII...rectangles, tonneaus, tortues, squares etc. Today, the market is strongly round watches with the occasional non-round shape (a few companies like JLC with the Reverso, and Cartier with their Tanks, and VC with their Historiques are the exceptions)
     
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    Well, I certainly cant argue about the resale/value over time issue, but personally, I love that watch. I have handled it a few times in person, and its a treat beyond words.

    Also, it has one of the most beautiful backs out there.

    So, KOP I SAY!!!
     
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    On that note, one of the most spectacular contemporary non-round watches in existence, the Patek 3670A in stainless steel and based on a vintage NOS movement:

    [​IMG]
     
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    You know what sucks? Getting a new watch but having no strap to wear it with.
     
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    A total steal at only CHF240,000 for a LE of 16.
     
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    I rather like that Patek.
     
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    I said it was spectacular, didn't I?
     
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    How does something like that happen?
     
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    Guys, does one strictly need to match the color of watch straps with belts and shoes?


    Or is it better to go metal bracelet for convenience?
     
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    I like the aesthetics and the movement. Not so much the fact that it's made in steel.
     
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    Watch was shipped from Europe. The AD is shipping the alligator strap separately to make sure there is no customs hold-up.


    1. No. However, if you are wearing black shoes and a black belt, and your watch strap is leather, it should be black.

    2. Bracelets are more casual. I find them to be less versatile that way.
     
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    The fact that it is a steel Patek only makes it more awesome. Takes balls.
     
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    Thanks mafoofan.
     
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    John Goldberger and Ben Clymer agree with you. I disagree.
     
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    Ha, I can't believe they used Times New Roman on those subdials. What is it with modern Patek and default commodity-box fonts? While I don't have the same level of objection on principle with TNR as I do with Arial (since it's at least not a fee-dodging knockoff), I'd expect better than something that almost as strongly evokes office drudgery and is about as ubiquitous due to Windows.

    That sort of lazy typeface selection was one of the things that bugged me about my Reverso GMT, too. JLC uses it a lot (especially on the Duometre line that we're discussing), but I haven't noticed it on a on a Patek until now. Even worse, the amateurish numbering around the main dial is done in some kind of oddly squashed mismatch of serifs and sans-serifs, too.

    Weak.
     
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    And the GP Sixties and GO Square Sixties chronos are cooler cases imho. Heck, so is the Tag Monza. Take that, Patek!
     
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