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. Big A

    Big A Senior member

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    It belongs to my friends kid ( I say kid, but he's 32 years old ).

    The kid has a problem with Peruvian Marching Powder. That's why Daddy cut him loose. Would you get it out of pawn, give it to the kid, and then say pay me when you can?


    Not if you actually want the money back.

    Ball is a good brand. The original Ball watches were made by a railroad engineer for American railway conductors. Their claim to fame today seems to be the really bright gas-filled tubes they use in place of normal luminescent paint.
     
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    I'm posting lots of pics of my collection in the blog, might as well share them with you...

    This time, a 50s 9ct chrono by Avia on a Hirsch ostrich strap;

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    /M
     
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    This time, a 50s 9ct chrono by Avia on a Hirsch ostrich strap
    Made for the British market, then?
     
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    Made for the British market, then?

    I'd love to you explain if there is a certain connection between 9ct and UK as I did not know it existed.

    But, yes - I reckon it's made for the british market out of its mile telemeter scale and the fact that I bought it from an English gentleman...

    /M
     
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    Another piece from the collection - this time a custom-built PVD Sub;

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    /M
     
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    I'd love to you explain if there is a certain connection between 9ct and UK as I did not know it existed. But, yes - I reckon it's made for the british market out of its mile telemeter scale and the fact that I bought it from an English gentleman... /M
    The UK (well, this may include the Commonwealth/various former colonies) is more or less the only place that has ever accepted a gold standard as low as 9ct. The typical standard is 14 ct.
     
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    I'm posting lots of pics of my collection in the blog, might as well share them with you...

    This time, a 50s 9ct chrono by Avia on a Hirsch ostrich strap;

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    /M


    Very nice, it's got some characteristic wear and tear on 'em.
     
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    That Lange is sick. I love the aesthetics of the movement. I don't get Breitling.
     
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    Have any of you guys done the Timezone watch school course?
     
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    The Lange was (I sold it because I have watch ADD) gorgeous. The Breitlings were just beater toys. I'd never buy one retail. They depreciate faster than a Rolls-Royce. Actually, those have since been sold also. These are just watches I've had over the past 4 years. But the Lange was one I should have kept...
     
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    The Lange was (I sold it because I have watch ADD) gorgeous. The Breitlings were just beater toys. I'd never buy one retail. They depreciate faster than a Rolls-Royce. Actually, those have since been sold also. These are just watches I've had over the past 4 years. But the Lange was one I should have kept...

    Yes, you should have kept that Lange [​IMG]

    I guess I should say that I do kind of like some Breitling designs, as I don't hate the brand. Just nothing that excites me in general.


    P.S. Please check your PM John
     
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    Have any of you guys done the Timezone watch school course?

    No, but I am seriously considering it.

    Today's pick from the collection;

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    Late 30's RAF Omega cal. 30T2, a "6B/159".

    /M
     
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    i recently bought two replacement straps from freda. not exactly a 'bells and whistles' site but good selection, easy to negotiate the site and reasonable prices.
    hope you find the same
     
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