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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. amerikajinda

    amerikajinda Senior member

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    I humbly submit my extremely modest contribution... please do not snicker.[​IMG]

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  2. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I was there in 2004 and it was that year during the second Palio that when a horse turned the sharp left corner (if you're standing in the middle facing the tower) clipped the edge, stumbled, got trampled and eventually died.
    That was the day after this pic was taken

    I think these before/after pics illustrate some of the energy on that piazza

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    This is the lethal corner:
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  3. SoCal2NYC

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    OB - the Ranchero is awesome - is your collection 100% Omega?

    Yes 100%. Almost more by accident by design, I like to find the sweet spot of quality and value and Omega hits that for me. They have some great designs and styles particularly vintage, I think vintage can be a minefield so sticking with one brand makes it less likely that you will buy too many lemons.


    This a bit of Schedoni leather with a few surprises inside;

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    Yes 100%. Almost more by accident by design, I like to find the sweet spot of quality and value and Omega hits that for me. They have some great designs and styles particularly vintage, I think vintage can be a minefield so sticking with one brand makes it less likely that you will buy too many lemons.


    This a bit of Schedoni leather with a few surprises inside;

    http://www.omegablogger.com/images/led1.jpg

    http://www.omegablogger.com/images/led5.jpg


    Oh. My. God.
     
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    Here's some of mine.
     
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    If I had a digital camera you'd be looking at a Baume et Mercier Classima 42mm auto and an Archimede Pilot. Tag Monaco chronograph is on the way hopefully with a camera shortly thereafter.

    MrR
     
  12. andyw

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    Here are several alarm watches
     
  13. 16520Man

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    On the Panerai topic, here's my Ti 116:

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  14. dr.no

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    My daily wearer - AP RO 15300
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    Wow, 195 - I didn't realize you were that much of a Paneristi.
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    Not as well known as some of the others but I love my Stauer Monaco 18K & Rose Gold/croc band & Louis Bolle Advocate in rose/black/croc band.
     
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    Wow, many beautiful watches! Congrats SoCal2NYC on the PanoReserve! Here's one of mine that comes with a story:

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    This JLC Reverso was a gift about 5 years ago. A true gentleman must politely decline an expensive gift when offered (as I understand it), and so it was declined, with thanks. The gift, however, was insisted upon, and of course a gentleman cannot disagree with his CEO when his CEO insists, so the watch was accepted with gratitude [​IMG].

    --ortolan
     
  20. SoCal2NYC

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    Congrats SoCal2NYC on the PanoReserve! Here's one of mine that comes with a story:

    Mine has a whole cast and plot!

    ::Wempe::

    *Trying on a few others, talking about the price, the Glashutte history, have an espresso, etc*

    Okay, here's my card do you want to start ringing me up?
    *Comes back 1min later*
    "Sir, would you like to split this or use another card it is declining it"
    That's bullshit, I know for a fact there is more than enough in that account to handle this and I even made sure there would be no security red flags as I told them I'd be making a major purchase in the next few days. Let me call.

    *Call up WaMu and go through 10 min of menus to get someone*
    Hi, I'm trying to make a purchase right now and it declined it. What do you show my balance as?
    "XX,XXX"
    Okay, so why was a purchase of X,XXX declined?
    "You have a $3,000/point of sale purchase limit."
    But, this isn't a credit card it is a debit/check card, the money is there how is there a limit?
    "It doesn't matter if you have enough, you can't make purchases over $3,000."
    Well, can you remove this block right now so I can make the purchase?
    "Sorry Sir, I can't, they might be able to in the store."
    So, you're telling me that I could have $40 million in my checking account and couldn't spend more than $3,000.
    "That's correct."
    That's bullshit.
    *Hang up*

    "Is everything alright sir?"
    Yes, they won't let me make a purchase over $3,000 even though there is more than enough to cover the watch. I'm going to run to WaMu and get your cash.
    *Chuckle from another associate who probably thought I wouldn't show my face in there again.*

    *Book it over to 56th/6th WaMu and fill out withdrawl slip*
    "How can I help you today?"
    Hi, I need to withdraw this because you have a limit on my check card.
    "You want this..in cash?"
    Yup, unless you can remove that block.
    "No, we can't do that...are you sure you don't want an official check?"
    No thank you, I'll take it in cash....large bills please.
    (If you don't know Washington Mutual, when you take out money they give you a pin # and you go to a dispenser and everything comes out of that)
    "Let me check the balances of the dispenser, we might have to split it up into 2 withdrawls."
    *Hands me the recepit with the PIN*
    "Please use that dispenser."
    *Enter the pin, wait about 30 secs, shove it in a big envelope, count it and have them put it in the counter*

    *Cross 55th between 6th and 5th faster than I ever could imagine with a kungfoo grip on an envelope of cash*

    *Doorman unlocks the front door*

    *See my associate, raise my fist*
    Here you go, all in cash.
    *Bewilderment from the one who laughed*
    "I wish all of my customers were as dedicated as you."

    *Complete the transaction and go on my merry way*
     
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