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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. Winot

    Winot Senior member

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    Does it have a rotating bezel like the new style? Don't like those :-(

    Also, won't solve the waterproofing issue. If I go vintage, it'll be a 1016.
     
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    The Explorer II has a fixed bezel, it does not rotate on any version (new or old).

    In addition, if you guys mean the old 1655...then yes you would still have the water resistance issue that comes with vintage watches.
     
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    Correct - bezel is fixed. Also agree, I would never let vintage near water. The new Ex II has no trouble with water at all, but you may find it a little large. Give it a go though. It might sneak up on you.
     
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    Ah, thanks guys. I'll give the new Explorer ii a go, although I thinks it's the look of the bezel rather than rotation that's the issue.
     
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    Oic - not in the market myself, but very nice!



    What's a two liner? :embar:
     
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    It doesn't have the additional text on the dial saying "Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified."
     
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    Superb piece there. Congrats on the pickup, way to go! :)
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    There's no lack of water resistance in the 1016 unless you're planning on going diving well past any recreational depth recommendation; they're extremely well-designed and all the bits that keep water out are still in production. As long as the crystal and O-rings are in proper condition and there's no pitting in the seal area, it's as good as a new watch. The age of the steel is irrelevant.

    I was swimming in the sea with a plexi GMT from the '70s earlier tonight, in fact. I don't wear it any differently than my modern ones, as there's truly no need to.

    Edit: If you don't like polished applied numerals and appreciate a normal-sized wristwatch that isn't too busy, then it might also be worth having a look at the some of the stick-dial 116000 variants for your brushed-steel-bracelet fix. The simple OP just goes with everything — I'm choosing it (and its Oysterquartz cousin) at least as often as the sportier stuff.
     
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    Absolutely gorgeous. And you have the chance to buy a great PP pre-owned from somebody you trust...

    @mimo, a little enabling please?
     
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    Sure: I love the design but the proportions are ever so slightly off - and ever so slightly is too much in Patek money.

    So go try on a Moser, and get back to me. :)
     
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    A lovely coffee with a couple of good friends (forgive the crappy cell phone shot):

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    As a fan of watches (and particularly the SubC ND), superheroes, and coffee, I'm not sure how this pic can get better.
     
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    Thank you. I'm only a recent convert to coffee, believe it or not. Been a tea drinker my whole life (and still am). But my wife bought me one of those coffee capsule machines (it makes tea and hot chocolate as well), and I'm now hooked on my morning cup of java.
     
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    Welcome to heaven :)
     
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    Exploring

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    It's actually the first (of July). Also, I have the same watch. I rarely see any one else with it. The only time any one notices it is when they have the same watch, which has happened twice. Both times I was told I have good taste.
     
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    IWC: not quite--the beveled edges on the links are polished (and that little bit of gleam makes them much more beautiful, imo).

    (I have two--an older AT and a Big Inge.)
     
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    This one would look better without the date. Too distracting.
     
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