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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. pmeis

    pmeis Senior member

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    I had an Ahoi Atlantik for about 6 months that I really loved, but eventually I decided that thanks to the long lugs, it was just a little too big for me. I've also had a 35mm Tangente for a couple of years that now seems to small. So the 38mm seems to be just about right, but I don't like the proportions of the 38mm Tangente as much as I do on tr Metro.
     
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    I dropped into Jean Rousseau in London at the weekend to have my Reverso fitted for a new strap. Just black grained calf - nothing crazy. They have a really nice selection and it was very quick and easy to spec my order. In and out in under ten minutes. £85 all in, which seems very reasonable. Expected to take c 4 weeks so I'll report back.

    At those prices I'm very tempted to get a couple of options for some of my other watches as it makes them more versatile. Does anyone have an example of a simple steel Rolex Date with a leather strap other than black?
     
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    Looking good my man.

    I tend to go for lighter colored options for the summer, straps that can take a beating and that I can bring into the sand or water. To that end, it's usually a RubberB for the Rolex divers for me, though I have yet to switch stuff out.

    Went to Des Moines last week. My first time in Iowa. Wore this.

    [​IMG]
     
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  4. Keith T

    Keith T Senior member

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    Yeah, I've got an after-market rubber strap for my Panerai, but that Jules Verne looks so sharp I might just leave it on there for now.

    (Not like I really dive with it anyway).

    But I should have some time this weekend to play around with my watches and look at some different combos.


    Also, Nautilus looks killer as usual!
     
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  5. iLuveketchup

    iLuveketchup Senior member

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    Woot! Finally sold the Sub. Last snap before shipping to new owner.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Guya, quick thoughts - standard 114060 Sub in HK cost about usd6320 new from AD these days. Fair price or should I be looking at another country / second hand? Thanks.
     
  7. no frills

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    Relative to the US MSRP of USD7500, and grey market deals of anywhere from USD6000-USD7000, that ain't a bad price.

    Occasionally I will hear of rumors of a 114060 selling BNIB for under USD6000, but I'm not sure how true those are (unless we are talking about dealer prices, and not end user prices).
     
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    I'm about to purchase my second vintage watch. Rolex submariner 1680 Red, one owner from 1970 to 2013. Can't wait to get my hands on it (next friday)...

    [​IMG]


    First vintage watch was this cool Tudor Snowflake. Unfortunately sold.

    [​IMG]
     
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  9. mimo

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    You are perilously close to looking like an actual PP advertisement there. Except the monogram. Which I imagine is very useful in settling any disputes at the laundromat.

    It is against TWAT byelaws to say such a thing without photographic evidence. FWIW it's the loveliest strap I've ever handled.

    I can't help but feel commiserations are more appropriate than congratulations.

    Now that's an entrance!

    Also, selling something is not "unfortunate" unless you do it accidentally. /pedantry
     
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    mildundklar Well-Known Member

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    Thank you!

    Constructive criticism, I love it. That's one reason why I entered this forum - I want to expend my english language skills.

    Here is my daily summer watch by the way. :)

    [​IMG]

    16570 from 2007 Z-serie (with 3186 movement). White dial and sun is a great combo and I really appreciate nato straps.
     
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    Definitely congratulations! Not a fan of Rolex and most especially not a Submariner. [​IMG]
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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    mimo Senior member

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    Ah, I'm only being a dick. I'm a bit ambivalent about the ExII, but I think the casual strap really makes it. Great summer look!
     
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    @mildundklar you're most welcome here if that's the heat you're packing.
     
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    +1
     
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    Anyone looking for a BLNR? Offering it up here before I list it on the usual watch sites. PM me!
     
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    Had lunch with a watch collector friend yesterday, tried on his 5196g. Unfortunately it fit me very well :uhoh: And he might be looking to sell.

    I have heard a few arguments against this Calatrava (small movement in larger case etc), but on my hand it was pure magic. It does not fill an empty spot in my collection, nor satisfy any other rationalization. It was just very, very nice :)

    [​IMG]
     
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    Don't like the watch or personal reasons? I only ask because it's such a sought after and respected watch.
     
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    mildundklar Well-Known Member

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    Thank you @Dachshund [​IMG]
     
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    Whoa can't wait to see more photos of the watch...a one owner vintage is a great find! I love the vintage snowflake too. That's a piece I'd like to add to my little collection.
     
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