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. fashion_newbie

    fashion_newbie Senior member

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    emakris - love the Omega and great pic. Too bad its not a daily wearer.
     


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    Thanks fashion_newbie. The Omega is neither as accurate nor as hard-wearing as the Rolex. Also, these Omega straps cost a fortune and they will need replacing once a year or so if worn on a daily basis. Nevertheless, it's a fantastic watch and one I appreciate wearing on special occasions.
     


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    I didn't want to start a new thread, so please help me make a decision folks and I'll post the real deal once it arrives: Option A: [​IMG] Option B: [​IMG] The price for both is about the same. Both are quartz movements and mostly stainless steel (no tungsten carbide). But the TAG has a much better water depth range (200 meters vs. 30 meters for the Movado). This watch will become my "go to" option when going out at night, but will eventually graduate to my daily beater as soon as I can afford a higher-end timepiece (Rolex Datejust I long for thee). Thanks!
     


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    I'm not really sure how these two watches could possibly present a dilemma, as they could barely be any more different, but out of the two options I would choose A.

    If I may, I propose Option C; purchase a much cheaper but of equal quality Tissot and put the rest of the budget in a "watch fund" for the DateJust.
     


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    Well, I went with the Tag after all. I aleady own a Movado so I'm working my way up the timepiece foodchain. At perhaps 20% the cost of a DateJust, I think it's a keeper until the economy recovers.
     


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    emakris, that Omega is gorgeous (as are your pics) [​IMG] /U.
     


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    My MkII is now beach/pool/waterskiing tested: [​IMG]
     


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    emakris, that Omega is gorgeous (as are your pics) [​IMG] /U.
    Thanks U. It is indeed a great watch and very photogenic too. [​IMG]
     


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    So is your Rolex. Great pics/watches, emakris.
     


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    [​IMG] Three rare pieces: PAM267, PAM1 "pre-A" and PAM203.
     


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    [​IMG]

    Three rare pieces: PAM267, PAM1 "pre-A" and PAM203.


    [​IMG] Wow! That is quite the trio. I saw your quick report on p.com, and I was very impressed with the hardware in attendance [​IMG]

    Aaron
     


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    Anyone mind helping me pick a military-style watch? I prefer mechanical or automatic. I'm new to the whole watch game but I've been looking at a few and have really come to like the styles of this black-faced Hamilton Khaki Field Mechanical 38mm and this Timex (strictly the face styling). The Hamilton is at the forefront, but I had just a few questions: (1) I'm about 6'2" so pretty tall but I'm also really thin (as are my wrists) so I'm in a bit of a Catch-22, as from what I've read taller people seem to look better with slightly bigger watches and those with small wrists look better with smaller ones. I currently own an Omega Seamaster 300M Mid-Size Quartz (I was in high school, had wealthy grandparents, and thought I was James Bond) which clocks in at 36mm, and which I've started to think might be a bit small. What do you guys think, would something like 38mm or higher work for someone like me? I realize it's probably a case-by-case thing, but maybe you've seen it work for others like myself? To this end, I'm also kinda worried about the thickness of the Hamilton as they seem to raise up very high, for example with the Jazzmaster - maybe someone can speak to this? (2) Are there any other models you'd recommend for this style? I've been impressed with Seiko and their military type faces, especially the Seiko 5. I'm looking to wear it casually with a canvas or grosgrain strap, along with button-downs/chambray shirts, cords/chinos, and Clarks desert boots. (3) Do military watches typically stay 38mm or under? It seems like most varities I've seen are in that range. Any and all help would be sincerely appreciated as I try to figure out my first (hopefully) informed watch purchase.
     


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    Anyone mind helping me pick a military-style watch? I prefer mechanical or automatic. I'm new to the whole watch game but I've been looking at a few and have really come to like the styles of this black-faced Hamilton Khaki Field Mechanical 38mm and this Timex (strictly the face styling). The Hamilton is at the forefront, but I had just a few questions:

    (1) I'm about 6'2" so pretty tall but I'm also really thin (as are my wrists) so I'm in a bit of a Catch-22, as from what I've read taller people seem to look better with slightly bigger watches and those with small wrists look better with smaller ones. I currently own an Omega Seamaster 300M Mid-Size Quartz (I was in high school, had wealthy grandparents, and thought I was James Bond) which clocks in at 36mm, and which I've started to think might be a bit small. What do you guys think, would something like 38mm or higher work for someone like me? I realize it's probably a case-by-case thing, but maybe you've seen it work for others like myself?

    (2) Are there any other models you'd recommend for this style? I've been impressed with Seiko and their military type faces, especially the Seiko 5. I'm looking to wear it casually with a canvas or grosgrain strap, along with button-downs/chambray shirts, cords/chinos, and Clarks desert boots.

    (3) Do military watches typically stay 38mm or under? It seems like most varities I've seen are in that range.

    Any and all help would be sincerely appreciated as I try to figure out my first (hopefully) informed watch purchase.


    What's your wrist circumference? I'm in a similar situation to you, though not as tall (6'0").
     


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    keep 'em coming, lots of great watches.
     


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