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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. TheWraith

    TheWraith Senior member

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    Love is the best excuse, mimo ;)

    The fat lugs aren't even noticeable on the wrist. They just blend in with the watch as a whole. They fit, they work. I love the tapered bracelet as well and Glidelock is a work of art.
     
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    What a strange thing!
    to be alive
    beneath cherry blossoms.


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    Took my lunch outside today, with a good friend, amongst the neighbourhood students. Girls in summer dresses, blossoming trees. Enjoy your day :satisfied:
     
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  3. mimo

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    Agree with all.

    I mean, look. I'm on a business trip, in a suit and all. This on the wrist.

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    But guess what I brought just because I know at some point in the day I will want to switch out:

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    Just sayin.
     
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    Sometimes a robust figure is worthy of much desire. Just sayin. [​IMG]
     
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  6. mimo

    mimo Senior member

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    ^^ You know what I'm going to say...thick at the other end, please :D
     
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    I think that depends on the person. On my wrist, it's the only thing I can notice. I've tried talking my way around them several times, but every time I'd look down they are the first thing staring back at me. I think it's just more different strokes for different folks than "they work". And it's funny, just the smallest change to the width of the lugs on the SD4000, and I don't notice them at all.
     
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    OMG an Upton sighting.

    Been awhile.
     
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    Who doesn't love Kate Upton? [​IMG]
     
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    The Upton thing is sort of cyclical, but I like how we have a mascot.

    Just back from lunch at Il San Pietro, which is a perfect restaurant in every way, but couldn't really take a snap of the ExII in situ.
     
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    I've been away from the forum for a few days but Congrats on your engagement. Wishing you many years of fun adventures together. Cheers![​IMG]

    Are you sure you were at an AD? Maybe things are different at the Rolex ADs in your country, but I've never seen an estimate broken down that way. I'm not really that shocked at the price, but just I don't understand how one would know what to replace without opening a watch. Also, that the parts will be rusty...sorry I call BS on that, unless the crystal has been shattered a long time in which case even humid weather and quick temperature swings would be enough for moisture to form and possibly cause rust.

    I just had a 13 year old Rolex Explorer get a full overhaul at Rolex's NYC service center and it was $600 (including any gaskets they replaced). No other parts as far as I know needed replacing. The sapphire synthetic crystal its been a few years but IIRC it runs something in the range of $90-150. So I don't think the numbers are off by much were you brought it, its just how they get there is strange. To me its like a math problem where the answer is correct, but the way the person gets there is wrong.

    IMHO, always purchase the best and most complete watch you can afford. Don't buy one that is missing its bracelet. Wait, save, and buy a good one...there is no shortage.

    I wasn't initially in love with the fatter lugs, but I am used to them and I don't think for example my BLNR would look right without them. Frill's knows someone that bought a modern Sub or some other model with fat lugs, and had them shave down and to me it looks weird. If a person can't live with them, then its not the right watch for them. I've lived with the traditional older tapered lugs, and the newer modern ones and I like each of them. For people that can't live with them...no worries...more Rolex watches for me [​IMG]
     
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    OK, this is a terrible shot, but you get the drift.

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    Oh my. Go away for a week and miss so much.

    Somewhat late to the party but congratulations @BostonHedonist! In addition to engagement / wedding present, there are also birthday, anniversary and Christmas presents...

    Whatever happened to @Brax and his box tease???

    This needs to be quoted for posterity:

     
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  14. Keith T

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    Dachsy's living the dream :inlove:
     
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    Dude, I'm here with my in-laws so it's a case of cielo e inferno. I've just slipped out solo for an aperetivo and a read of the paper, so this is the cielo part.
     
  16. Dachshund

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    PS I reckon @Brax just bought an empty box. Quit teasing us!!!
     
  17. Keith T

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    And I'm sitting at a desk avoiding more "TPS reports".

    I think you're still winning.
     
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    Yep - right now i'll take the aperol spritz and the international ny times over the reports. Sadly that fate awaits me come Monday, back in the real world.
     
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    Yea...we are way past suspense at this point.
     
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