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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. CMT1

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    I remember staring at the watch, being unable to believe my eyes. I couldn't understand why Rolex would make such a dramatic change to one of their classics, and I do wonder if the forums' belief that Rolex could not match the ceramic bezel color to the deep royal blue dial was true. The new 116613s do not match their bezel and dial colors as well as the 16613, but it's hardly a deal-breaker.

    It does crack me up that the original/pastel 116613s were panned for their pastel dials, but now seem to be increasing in desirability due to be discontinued after a somewhat short run.
     
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    Very good points. And while they're very nicely finished and no doubt quite accurate, the whole spring drive gimmick is just not time-tested. I feel as if I'd always be haunted by the specter of possibly having to change out a capacitor or somesuch part. They probably don't strike me as watches that can feel very "special" for the same reason I'm not drawn to any sort of hybrid cars.

    I guess there's no trying to skirt around it. I'm biding my time to find a reasonable deal on a blue and black GMT Master II.
     
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    Dino, love the way that watch has aged. It's just stunning.
     
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    Thank you! [​IMG]
     
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    IWC 3706 is nice but the 3705 is my favorite of the bunch.Hard to find though.
     
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    The black ceramic case was interesting and innovative, but prefer it in steel so that one could add the amazing optional steel bracelet for the 3706 (or a 3713). I could only see myself choosing one on an original style bracelet (I didn't care for the later revised bracelet).
     
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    Back to Blue

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    That's a lovely pic RFX :nodding:
     
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    I should have something to new to share next week - guarantee it will be with much worse photos.
     
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    Congrats! Looking forward to seeing pix next week! Cheers! [​IMG]
     
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    Thought someone here might like this look.

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    There goes RFX messing up the thread again!

    I think he's inspired more than a few purchases with that gorgeous Oyster Perpetual.




    Buy what makes you happy, forever and always. We all have our opinions, and are happy to provide them.

    However, I do sense some apprehension on your part, which may be well-founded. There's some "disturbance in the force", right?

    So listen to your gut!




    Given my recent Breguet "bash", I will admit to liking this piece best out of their current offerings....polished bezel and all.

    The minute markings don't bother me much either, personally.



    Yaaaaassssss......Jules Verne FTW!


    EDIT: spoilered up some text.
     
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    Looking forward!
     
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    And a lovely watch too boot. The blue Rolex sunburst is so good.



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    Kobold looks great too.....people sometimes shy away from lighter brown straps, but when they are well-executed, it's delightful.

    Delightful, I say!
     
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    Thank you so much! That honey Louisiana croc strap definitely plays nice with the Arctic Blue dial.
     
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    I used to discount the Datejust in comparison to an Explorer or GMT, but the simple dial is growing on me. Any thoughts from owners past and present?


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    I own that watch and am wearing it right now.Turned not fluted bezel. It's a nice everyday watch for my purposes (business casual to casual). I've worn it with suits too as needed.

    Also, thanks to everyone I reached out to for input/advice regarding my purchase. :satisfied:
     
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    @scottcw , love my blue, Duchess likes hers too


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    Thanks. The one in the picture I posted is advertised as having "an unusual crenelated bezel, not the usual fluted style." Is that the same as a "turned bezel"?
     
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