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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. Journeyman

    Journeyman Senior member

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    Looks nice - but is that the one that the factory had no record of making?
     
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    yes, it is, still waiting to hear back from them.
     
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    I agree, and I must admit that I'm surprised that this is even being discussed here.

    I'm not so anally retentive (at least, I don't think so) as to try to match the *shade* of my belt with the shade of my shoes, unlike some people here on SF who seem to spend too much time wondering whether they should pair a mahogany belt with their oxblood shoes. However, one thing that I will not do is wear a watch with a brown strap with black shoes and vice versa.

    I've got a couple of watches on brown straps, in a mid-to-dark brown colour, and I wear them with all of my brown shoes, regardless of shade, from tan through to dark chocolate brown. Then, I've got a watch on a black strap and I wear that with my black shoes.

    Actually, maybe I am anally retentive after all, as I've also got a brown wallet and a black wallet and when I'm wearing brown shoes, I use the brown wallet and when I'm wearing black shoes, I use the black wallet. Hmmm...
     
  4. mimo

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    I assumed Foo(x) was joking, and "Jaeger" is a German word, pronounced "yay-gur". Would be easier if these Swiss stuck to one language, but then they wouldn't be so...Swiss. Like Baume (German, "bow-ma") and Mercier (French, "megh-syay"), or H Moser (German, "moh-zer") and Cie (French, "See").

    Seems there is an unwritten rule that the Germans go first. Which reminds me of a guy I met from Zurich who asked me if I spoke 'Swiss". When I asked if he meant French or German (let's leave Italian and Romansch for now), he said "German, of course! French isn't a language, it's a throat infection!"
     
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    I don't know...but I went to an IWC watch event some years back, and the individual giving the lecture stated that he had worked for Zhay-Zhere - LeCoolt before coming to IWC. I previously thought it was Yay-Gur Le Kooltruh. After meeting that guy I pretty much stick with calling it JLC! Although, now I wonder if I should call it Yay-EL-SEE?

    I'll have to share your story about being asked if you spoke Swiss, with my Austrian friend. I think he will get a good chuckle from that. [​IMG]
     
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    I raise yo all a 'washe'ron'.

    And may Pax be with all Fawkes.
    5th Nov is comin'.

    (really quite funny all this.)
     
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    We just started with them last month. In the past we've used Chubb or have put it on our homeowner's depending on circumstances. We changed homeowners recently, and with the change it made much more sense (both in terms of premiums and coverage) to go back to a separate jewelry policy. My watch collection is not much to speak of, but my wife's jewery, on the other hand, leaves us with a lot more significant exposure. Our appraiser recommended Jeweler's Mutual over Chubb; said he uses it for his personal jewelry and for his business. Honestly can't remember his rationale, though it made sense at the time. Our home/life/auto agent, who's a close personal friend, said Jewler's Mutual has been around a long time and is rated highly. I've also always heard similar things about Chubb and used them for a number of years. Never had to file a jewelry claim with anyone thus far, though [knocks on wood].
     
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    I wake up, open this thread, and read you guys talking about each other's Chubbs...
     
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    Loving the Overseas.
     
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    Choosing between 3 pre-owned subs; price differences are negligible in terms of my decision, and all are in mint or near-mint condition:

    1995 T serial 16610 w original box and certificate of authenticity

    2002/2003 16610T (no holes case) w original box and papers

    1987 R serial 168000 (rare transitional model) w original box, books, hangtag and papers

    Thoughts?
     
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    The transitional! The others seem too pedestrian--why not buy new instead?
     
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    Given the trusted provenance and excellent condition available on the pre-owned market for this model, buying new doesn't seem worth the premium. Perhaps I'm naive about that? Part of me tends toward the transitional model for its uniqueness, but then again I'm not really interested in rarity for its own sake. I'm more concerned with weighing each on its technical and aesthetic merits, if that makes sense.
     
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    As this is basically the Rolex appreciation thread anyway, what are the peoples' thoughts on this as an everyday wear piece?

    I'm not fond of date windows of any kind and particularly not fond of grafted-on date bubble magnifier thingies. I like the clean look of these plain Jane Oyster Perpetual models. (Not my wrist, my watch or my pics):


    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    You are better off with an actual Explorer. Oyster Perpetual with Explorer dial is fail.
     
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    If no cyclops or even date window are the parameters, I like it fine, but I prefer the Explorer. If not too sporty for your everyday, I like the no date Sub even better. In spite of the fact that I'm contemplating a Sub myself, I'm not much of a Rolex fan. I really like a few of their iconic watches, but I'm somewhat lukewarm on the brand as a whole.
     
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    I really love this watch.
     
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    Thanks for the responses so far. The Explorer is a watch I have liked much more in pics than in person, where it just leaves me a bit cold. Feeling the like, but not the love. I do like the basic Sub C more, but don't really need a dive watch. Air king is nice but a bit too small.
     
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    As I've mentioned, I think this is the best of the current offerings from Rolex (or recent, as it seems they may have discontinued it already?). It's nicer than the similar blue dialed, Explorer style Air-King which has (or had, as it seems to be gone from the site as well) chunkier batons and polished 3-6-9. It's also better than the 39mm Explorer, again due to not having polished numbers and having better balanced hands.

    Now, is it better than a 36mm Explorer? I guess that's up to what you want out of it, as it's probably a little less sporty than that. For me, having a no-date Sub, I think I would prefer the OP for some versatility. Had I not had that, I think I would go for an Explorer instead. Of course, there's the whole upgraded hardware and I guess movement as well with the OP, but I care less about that.

    Bottom line, I think it would be a perfect daily wearer with it's great blue dial and the brushed bracelet.

    @RFX45, did you ever post any wristshots of yours?

    On edit: Looks like that Air-King model still exists, just without the Air-King name on it.
     
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