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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. Jmm722

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    With the Euro approaching parity of the USD is there anyplace overseas that is worth buying from? I know with places like Carmina the shoes are about $200 less directly than through US distributors.
     
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    The guy I bought it from hadn't cleaned the grit from the bracelet so I'm having it cleaned and then just a light buffing to blend some scratches. The case is pretty much getting left alone. Good advice though.

    Pleased to report its timing in at +/- 5 and tests at 5 atm. Guess it doesn't need a factory service for at least a few more years.

    Can 5atm WR be taken snorkeling? Or is it really just for light swimming.
     
  3. mimo

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    BH, the "Coke" is a real beauty; I think I'm one of the few who prefer it to the "Pepsi". Nice kop; enjoy, and post moar pics when it's had a bath.
     
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    I like Tifosi's idea of a Rolex Explorer. You could also consider an Explorer 2 if you don't have a watch yet with a second time zone.

    Titanium options are limited. You mention a fairly plain sports watch on a ti bracelet and the only thing that comes to mind are some of Breguet's Type XX, XXI or XXII watches, which are chronographs and not very plain looking.

    Not sure how old your GMT is. 5ATMs is enough to go swimming and possibly snorkel with, as back in the day all Rolex until maybe the early 80s were only wr to 5ATMs unless it was a SD or Sub.

    However, newer Rolex GMTs are water resistant to 10 ATMs, so I wonder if your watch is not as water resistant as it should be. Might be fine for swimming, but I wouldn't wear it for snorkeling if it should be WR to 10 ATMs. Just my 2 cents.
     
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    If not being shiny is the main concern, it's hard to beat a brushed SS oyster bracelet, like tifosi mentions.

    But if you're serious about the Ti bracelet, I would look for an IWC Aquatimer 3536 Titanium (from when IWC made watches worth considering :devil: )

    Quick pic from the net:

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    Or - a good deal cheaper at about $1K - this Seiko, also in titanium:

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    That Nomos Tetra is absolutely beautiful. Deets on the strap?
     
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    I suppose that makes two of us at least. All the bezel variations are great, but I tend to prefer no more than two major colors to a watch. And I've always thought red and black a very striking combination.
     
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    @Winot : if you're going more expensive (looking at Pateks and whatnot), how about the AP ROO 26170Ti? Plenty around used, if that's a possibility, for not too much over your $10k limit.
     
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    It's not exactly within the price range of this thread, but I saw someone recommended it the other day. I picked this one up a couple of weeks ago for £185 brand new, and I have to say it's excellent value for money. It's probably one of the nicest budget dress watches out there.

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    Agreed, Tissot Visodate is on my top 10 dressier watch for the price point.
     
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    Thanks - it's a bespoke stingray from these people in London:

    http://www.jean-rousseau.com
     
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    Thanks - the Aquatimer looks good and there's one available here.
     
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    Thanks but dial looks a bit fussy for my monkish tastes.:)
     
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    Kaplan, you are a bad, bad man... always posting watches I had not previously known about and immediately start coveting. :fu:
     
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    Quote: I'd like this little chap without the date.
     
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    ^ I think many watches could gain from losing the date, but in this case I think it's pretty nicely integrated.



    Glad to be of assistance :satisfied:
     
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    Here's my lug-hole 1997/98 16600 SD (U-Serial). It has the Swiss T<25 dial but is a transitional watch with a Lumi dial (not tritium).

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    Here's my other watch. A transitional Y series 16610 from 2002. I know "everyone has a sub" but for me it is by far my favourite watch of all time.
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    I'd love to own a AP 15400 but need to save up for a few more years.
     
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    You're right, it's not badly integrated. I just think that could be a really pure looking watch without it.
     
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