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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. ShawnBC

    ShawnBC Senior member

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    Now thanks to you guys, I developed an itch for the Seiko Sumo. It's an itch I didn't really needed since I already have 5-6 Sub-like or Sub-inspired diver watches on my wish list.

    And seriously, as much as we like divers, how much Sub-like watches do we really need before it's called hoarding?
     
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    This is not the place to call for an outcry against "hoarding".

    See that tumbleweed right there?
     
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  4. mimo

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    Piffle. Five:

    Diving, swimming, wet weather, posing, spare. After that it's called a hobby.
     
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    Ahh le fraise de bois Melba de Berthillon. But pictures could never convey the marriage of the sorbets below, the wild strawberries and whipped cream above and the strawberry reduction that binds it all together.

    Would I trade my travel beater for one? Probably not. But to have a place like that in my neighborhood... Probably.

    However, once again, credit goes to Gopher.
     
  6. Sweden

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    My newest watch, a 16570 :)

    Wristshot:

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    In a little tree:

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    On a little horse:

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    Hey frills, where in Palawan is this? Planning a trip there with a big group in the September-ish timeframe...
     
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    The "blue lagoon" in Coron! Fantastic place. Slap on your mask and dip your face in three feet of water and get ready for an explosion of color from the aquatic life that is rarely matched elsewhere. (This pic isn't the best representation since my friend was more concerned about capturing the BLNR ahaha!)
     
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    An when you get to the hobby point you don't count, you weigh :slayer:

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    Hey, food and I go way back. Glad you enjoyed it!
     
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    I've not posted in this thread before but I wanted to share with folks who might understand...I was in Carmel yesterday and saw this lovely mint-as-far-as-I-can-tell ref. 16750 from around 1984. It followed me home quite unexpectedly. I was not looking to buy a watch, but I've been looking for a Pepsi GMT for some time and this one was too nice to walk away from. I couldn't be more pleased with a watch. My only other Rolex is a 1957 Oyster Precision. Somehow, I seem to have become a vintage Rolex collector!

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    Stunning! I hope to find an unpolished in great condition one day. Birth year preferably. Congratulations!!!!
     
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    That looks phenomenal. Congratulations and wear that lovely thing in good health!
     
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    Thank you! I really am like a kid with a new toy. I've never had this reaction to a new watch before, even my Speedy, which I love. I almost slept with it on my wrist last night. It's a little embarrassing to be quite so euphoric over an object. It called my name loud and clear, no question.
     
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    Thank you. My Oyster Precision is a birth year watch. Another serendipitous find!
     
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    I think some of us been there ;). That's how I feel about my new toy heheh. Never happened with Daytona or SubC but it was close!

    Huge congrats, looks amazing.
     
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    Would that we felt like this about all our watches and toys, for as long a period of time as possible!

    And yes, I do sleep with my watches sometimes. My wife sleeps with hers on most of the time. Why not?
     
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    Nice work Swede. So did you end up finding someone to trade you for your IWC?
    16750! Classic! Glad to see someone shaking up BLNR fever with an O.G. Well done sir.
     
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    Good stuff and keep that beauty "exploring!"
     
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    Yes, I did a smooth trade with a nice gentleman in Oslo, so he got my 3777 and I got his Explorer. I´m pleased with that :)
     
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