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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. no frills

    no frills Senior member

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    Here's wishing that you get that beauty sooner rather than later. What a keeper. I only wish I was as skilled as I am now (I am still not as good as @Dino944 the Watch Ninja) in terms of avoiding nicks and scratches when I first got my 5711 years ago.

    Speaking of the Nautilus, here's a pic of a relatively rare black dial 3711 in white gold that a friend of mine shared. He is in Hong Kong doing some watch shopping, and he's likely to grab this piece. Says the heft is quite nice. It's about 1mm smaller than the 5711, and aside from a few other differences that non-watch-nerds won't appreciate (two piece case instead of the 5711's three piece case), the only thing that I quite like more about the new 5711s would be the sweeping seconds hand, which is missing from these earlier models.

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  2. BostonHedonist

    BostonHedonist Senior member

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    Interesting, I had heard that generally it's better to keep a watch running. Not from a watchmaker though, so your source is likely better than mine..

    I don't know your friend, but that's the watch for him. Tell hem to DO IT!!
     
  3. Steel28

    Steel28 Senior member

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    3711 is out of this world in WG.
     
  4. Dino944

    Dino944 Senior member

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    Almost any of the watches you are considering well seem small compared to Panerais, which essentially use extra large cases.
    Still any of the others you are considering are great watches. All are different, but wonderful pieces in their own way.
    I own each and I really like all of them. I find the AP the most versatile, but I also love the BLNR and Daytonas.
    Try them on and see which one makes you smile the most! Good luck!


    Its never too late to work on your Ninja watch skills [​IMG]

    I think if you look closely, you will see there is a second hand pointing at the 27 minute marker. It simply looks black because the angle the watch is being held at isn't allowing it to catch the light. I believe the only men's time only Nautilus that does not have a second hand are the very earliest models (from the late 70s to the early 80s), which at least in steel has ref number 3700. The 3700 , much like the AP Jumbo and VC 222 doesn't have a second hand as they all use the same base movement, the JLC 920. Once Patek switched the Nautilus to using in house movements, they got a second hand. Although, like most things Patek that are discontinued, those 3700's without a second hand are highly sought after and sell for a heck of a lot more than when they were new.
     
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  5. no frills

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    There's a sweeping seconds hand!

    Well, he's purchased it already. [​IMG]
     
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    I find the Daytona's legibility to be just fine, and I've tried both the white and the black dial options for a year each so far. I also find the chronograph to be useful, and it has a very nice sound and feel to its operation.

    The polished centre links are my main gripe about the watch; they mark easily (though I don't notice anything at a normal viewing distance) and aren't really my style (too shiny).
     
  7. TheTukker

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    My Omega manual says that you can set the time by turning the crown either forward or backward, but do any members here think that turning the crown backward may be detrimental?


    "Time setting: hours – minutes – seconds. Pull the crown out to position 3. The seconds hand will stop. Turn the crown forwards or backwards. Synchronise the seconds by pushing the crown back to position 1 to coincide with a given time signal."​
     
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    I have done this with all of my watches from all makes. No issue.
     
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    Been a bit since I posted in SF, but I picked this up a couple of weeks ago. It's understated (how I like em), the Ti bracelet is brilliant with it's microadjust, and the lume is like a torch. Probably going to throw it on an isofrane.. but gotta lot the wallet cool off a bit.

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  10. Epaulet

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    I hear you on the links. Back in the day I owned a Yachmaster for like a month before deciding that is was more flashy than I wanted. I traded it in.

    That said, I'm kind of partial to the two-tone Daytonas, which are even louder. Maybe it's my Long Island upbringing, but I dig them
     
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  11. rydenfan

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    Yo @tifosi that Tudor looks pretty hot
     
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    Holding out for the blue one!!!

    Great watch @yongsoo. Congrats!
     
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  14. Dino944

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    Congrats! Wow that's bright ! Enjoy it! [​IMG]
     
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    tsk tsk tsk...

    ;)
     
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    This might be heresy as the blue has a history, but: I think it's too bright, and the black one is nicer. There, I said it.
     
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    Blue pelagos looks really good in all the pictures. Need to see one in the metal. I can see it looking great on a grey nato.
     
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    thanks all. I was eyeing the new pelagos as well with its in-house movement, but there's a bit too much text on the dial for me
     
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    In house movement or not, I can't look past this for a blue Tudor:

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    All the fun, with a much more palatable blueness, I think.
     
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    Agreed - if the blue was a bit darker, it would be an absolute winner but the mid-blue dial and bezel are a bit too bright and light.



    I love the look of that one except for the stem of the crown. I know it's really petty, but I find that the blue on the stem of the crown to be off-putting. If it just had a plain, screw-down crown and stem it would be great but the coloured stem jars a bit.
     
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