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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. mimo

    mimo Senior member

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    @dino Neither are sanctioned..so the bigger one will be less sanctioned than the original unsanctioned plan. But I'm minded to take two slaps in one go. @DLJr , can you get away with the "investment" line? Ah well, good luck - you know you're going to do something about it!

    My new title is very much TWAT-related: eyes left!
     
  2. DLJr

    DLJr Senior member

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    You'll have the better excuse though, I sent out some feelers on a couple watches last night to two different dealers, so this is my doing. Though maybe I'll steal your story and say they called me so naturally it was helpless to resist [​IMG]

    May I ask what watch you were offered a deal on. Given your collection, which I see as extremely well rounded, I'm always curious as to what you might add.
     
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    DLJr Senior member

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    Nah Mimo, probably not, though maybe since my wife has taken it upon herself to really learn about watches over the past year. All the watches I'm looking in to are Rolex's, so if I did have to sell it for whatever reason, it should be fairly liquid. We'll see I guess. I'm not really in a position where I feel 100% comfortable doing it either, I mean I can, but it changes things I've budgeted for the year drastically and the question becomes, if I get a watch, will I have enough will power to not get/do some of the things I had planned on and budgeted for in 2015.
     
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    DLJr Senior member

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    And I'm glad you finally got that title, I feel bad for robbing you of it earlier. [​IMG]
     
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    +1 [​IMG] Case diameter is only one factor in whether something is a good fit/look on a person's wrist. I've felt comfortable in various watch sizes due to difference case shapes/profiles, case thicknesses, lugs etc.
    I have a 6.5 in wrist, and my round watches are 36, 38.5, 39, and several are 40mm. However, one has to consider case thickness, angle of the lugs, shape and size of the lugs. For example, if you try on a AP RO 15300 and a 15202, both are 39mm, but they feel, fit and wear differently due to the difference in case and bracelet thickness (the 15300 has a thicker case and thicker bracelet). In addition, if you are considering a non-round watch (square or rectangular), those wear much larger than round watches, so I could easily go with a square or rectangular watch that is less than 36mm and still be very comfortable both with how it fits and looks.
     
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    contemplating many things, but possibly selling/trading the 111 for either a higher end PAM or something along the lines of what Dino has coming tomorrow.
     
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    Dangit Dino!!! Of course you have to kop the ONE watch that I've been mulling over this week. Congrats, buddy, you will wear that one very well! :)
     
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    TC (Houston) Senior member

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    In other news, all packed up for a little watch geek lunch today . . .

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  9. aleksandr

    aleksandr Senior member

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    Responses on wrist size are interesting. I'm at a hair over 7 inches, so probably pretty average as far as wrists go, but I find anything under 40mm too small. I have a 44mm Panerai (111) which I think is probably as large as I will go, and I think my sweet spot is probably between 40mm and 42mm. The 3 watches which consistently get the most wrist time - Yachtmaster (40mm), 15400 (41mm), VCO (42mm). I don't have anything smaller than 40mm.

    And yes I do realize design / thickness play a part, which is why when I tried on the JLC MUT it didn't feel right even though it was 41mm. The OP at 36mm just felt tiny to me even though I really wanted to like it, which is how I eventually wound up with a DJII instead.
     
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  10. J3ff

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    New dream watch:

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  11. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Why do you need a 31 day counter? Especially one that doesn't start at zero. It is otherwise quite beautiful.
     
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    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    At least you'll have plenty of horological company!


    Oh nice. What PAm would you be looking into?


    Over under on how many days before TC kops BLNR?


    Thanks for the invite, @$$hO@1


    Oh you.
     
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  13. forex

    forex Senior member

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    Guys, is there a problem with buying a Rolex with european paper and card? Will the warranty be ok in the US? Also, very town between BLNR and Exp II 42mm black face, I need a GMT so I am not going to get both, what do you all say? Exp II can be had for a lot cheaper too but I really like that black/blue bezel.
     
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    aleksandr Senior member

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    BLNR seems to be flavor of the week..
     
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    Have the ExpII in black myself, but I still want the BLNR. If I had a choice between the 2 and money was no issue, then I would go BLNR. The ExpII is a great value at it's current discounted prices, but the BLNR just pops.
     
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    I have roughly 7.25" wrists and feel exactly the same way, except that I do wear the 46mm Big Pilot comfortably and while the case size is larger than the PAM, don't think it wears much larger if at all.
     
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    New. Pls let me know the address
     
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    The two options are a day counter or or a dual time function. I don't need a $19,000 watch either, but if I did this would be the one.
     
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    BTW, have you ever heard of Feb. 0? It starts at 1 to indicate the first day of a month.
     
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    Day counter is a running joke (and a legitimate gripe) in this thread. Welcome. Also for $19K there are a lot of other dress watches out there that would appeal to me.
     
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