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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. tor

    tor Senior member

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    please do tell where you've seen it and whether it's for sale [​IMG]

    It is a lovely watch, I would be interested in knowing as well, but only so I can say to myself, "damn, I wish I had enough money to buy it." [​IMG]
     
  2. gazman70k

    gazman70k Senior member

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    My 2..the PAM is going and making way for a Sea Dweller Deep Sea!

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    Good decision on swapping the Panerai for the Deep Sea. [​IMG]
     
  3. tor

    tor Senior member

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    My 2..the PAM is going and making way for a Sea Dweller Deep Sea!

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    Holy mother of God, the Sea Dweller is water resistant to 3900m. Do you do much SCUBA diving at the bottom of the Atlantic?

    All other merits of the Sea Dweller aside, I can't think of any reason why a watch would need to be water resistant up to 3900m, apart from being a non-functional gimmick. Just my opinion.
     
  4. gazman70k

    gazman70k Senior member

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    Is that a Sarapena (sp?)?

    Sarpaneva.

    Yes it is. Its the Sarpaneva Korona K2 with some modifications that Stepan made for me.

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    A special modification that I requested was to have the Man on the Moon design added to the winding mass. This is in white gold. Stepan has one in rose gold to replace this so it better matches the rose gold movement plating. I am not sure if I should replace it.

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    I believe this is the only, if not the very first, K2 specimen with this winding mass.​
     
  5. erbs

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    The Omega I posted isn't for sale as far as I know.
     
  6. gazman70k

    gazman70k Senior member

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    my humble little collection

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    clockwise from top left:

    Omega seamaster professional

    Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust

    Sinn U1 Automatik

    Glycine


    LOVE the Sinn U1 [​IMG] [​IMG]

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    One of the most pleasurable watches to photograph.

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    Bad pic comparison to a Panerai.
     
  7. ap10046

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    Holy mother of God, the Sea Dweller is water resistant to 3900m. Do you do much SCUBA diving at the bottom of the Atlantic?

    All other merits of the Sea Dweller aside, I can't think of any reason why a watch would need to be water resistant up to 3900m, apart from being a non-functional gimmick. Just my opinion.


    Actually I want it because I don't have to worry about it getting "wet"[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] !!
    Also, in my opinion, it is just the epitome of what "industrial grade" should look like!
     
  8. ap10046

    ap10046 Senior member

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    An oddball Limited Edition Tissot. Manual Wind

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  9. yfyf

    yfyf Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    An oddball Limited Edition Tissot. Manual Wind

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    Ooo, like this.
     
  10. doctorj!

    doctorj! Senior member

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    Here is my box of 10. I wear one of these every day.

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    First row:
    Cartier wind up mini tank
    Cartier automatic Santos
    Cartier vintage wind up (not sure the model)
    Tiffany Atlas sterling steel
    Movado SE with diamonds

    Second row:
    Versace signature from the early 90's
    Versace DV1 Black ceramic automatic
    Versace Landmark round
    Tiffany Atlas automatic (gorgeous watch) Steel
    Seiko from Japan Limited edition rollator. Has three moving discs with seconds, minutes and hours.

    AJ
     
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    tor Senior member

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    Here is my box of 10. I wear one of these every day.

    [​IMG]

    First row:
    Cartier wind up mini tank
    Cartier automatic Santos
    Cartier vintage wind up (not sure the model)
    Tiffany Atlas sterling steel
    Movado SE with diamonds

    Second row:
    Versace signature from the early 90's
    Versace DV1 Black ceramic automatic
    Versace Landmark round
    Tiffany Atlas automatic (gorgeous watch) Steel
    Seiko from Japan Limited edition rollator. Has three moving discs with seconds, minutes and hours.

    AJ


    I am really not a fan of any of them, to be honest. I think the Movado is especially too flashy.
     
  12. California Dreamer

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    This is my first ever vintage watch acquisition. It's a bit heavier than I anticipated, but it fits well. [​IMG] (Sorry for the crap photo.) It's a Girard Perregaux Gyromatic. I'm not acquainted with the make and was wondering if anyone can tell me a bit about them. Also, I can't figure out how to adjust the date (which is why it says Friday 12th instead of 13th). Anyone know? Thanks.
     
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    This is my first ever vintage watch acquisition. It's a bit heavier than I anticipated, but it fits well.

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    (Sorry for the crap photo.)

    It's a Girard Perregaux Gyromatic. I'm not acquainted with the make and was wondering if anyone can tell me a bit about them. Also, I can't figure out how to adjust the date (which is why it says Friday 12th instead of 13th). Anyone know?

    Thanks.


    It may work like a Wittnauer I have on the Other Sales - read the details there.
    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...36#post2621036
     
  14. sharpie12

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    Nice pick up there. Does the red luminous still glow? be interesting to see.
    GP's a good brand, I'd say middle hi on the pack. Although, they have quite a few of hi complication pieces - 3 gold bridges tourbillon, repeater etc.
    Try timezone for more info and background.
    AFAIK, on day/date adjustment; pull crown one tab clockwise to adjust date, counter clockwise to adjust day. Depending on the maker, it could the reverse.
     
  15. NH_Clark

    NH_Clark Senior member

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    went on a mini-shopping spree past 2 days. Purchased the following pieces at what I consider great prices:

    B&R Vintage 123
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    1940's Wittnauer Mechanical Chronograph
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  16. California Dreamer

    California Dreamer Senior member

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    Nice pick up there. Does the red luminous still glow? be interesting to see.
    GP's a good brand, I'd say middle hi on the pack. Although, they have quite a few of hi complication pieces - 3 gold bridges tourbillon, repeater etc.
    Try timezone for more info and background.
    AFAIK, on day/date adjustment; pull crown one tab clockwise to adjust date, counter clockwise to adjust day. Depending on the maker, it could the reverse.


    Thanks for the tip on Timezone; their GP forum answered my question. You adjust the date by pushing in on the crown. The glow seems to have gone. I was a bit surprised at how quickly the watch ran down. After a few hours wearing it still had stopped by about 2am. At that rate I'd have to reset it every day.
     
  17. a-rock

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    Seiko 5 SNK803K2... ... with Burgundy stripe straps from J.Crew [​IMG] ... with Navy stripe [​IMG] Doesn't come out in the photos but the khaki color on the straps match almost exactly with the color of the dial.
     
  18. sharpie12

    sharpie12 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the tip on Timezone; their GP forum answered my question. You adjust the date by pushing in on the crown. The glow seems to have gone. I was a bit surprised at how quickly the watch ran down. After a few hours wearing it still had stopped by about 2am. At that rate I'd have to reset it every day.

    No prob. Learn new things everyday, so it's a push to adjust, I see. Too bad red lume is all gone. On some of the older auto, couple hours might not be enough to leave over night. Try wearing it for a full day (6-8 hours) for couple days see what happen. GP is a manufacturer, so your piece should have in-house movement, and GP's movement is no junk for sure. Enjoy.
     
  19. yfyf

    yfyf Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    went on a mini-shopping spree past 2 days. Purchased the following pieces at what I consider great prices:

    B&R Vintage 123
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    1940's Wittnauer Mechanical Chronograph
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    Both nice catches
     
  20. Confucius

    Confucius Senior member

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    What's the general consensus on B&R around here and in the watch world?

    I have an IWC Pilot Chrono and an Omega SMP (discontinued version), which are both deliberately understated and non-attention-seeking watches.

    I was thinking of getting a steel/black/white B&R 42mm as something a bit more different and youthful since I'm still on the right side of 30. Something strictly for casual wear only.

    Opinions?
     
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