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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. gchanjr

    gchanjr Active Member

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    Beautiful! Are the hands blued steel?

    Thank you, and yes the hands are blued steel.
     


  2. Cognacad

    Cognacad Senior member

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    People here seem to prefer leather straps. People start with cheap velcro when they are 12, then move up to plastic when they are 15, then cheap metal when they are 17, nicer metal when they are 22 and then after that people of class seem to enjoy leather alot.

    Anyone care to explain their leather preference?

    Thanks!
     


  3. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Does IWC make a smaller version of that Portuguese? I absolutely love the look of that watch, but a 41mm watch would swallow my small wrist.

    They did make a so-called 'small' Portuguese years ago, using a Jaeger LeCoultre movement, but it was discontinued. I forget the model number, but I bet you could Google it easily.

    Have you tried on a normal-sized Portuguese? It may not wear as large as you imagine.

    Also, it's worth noting that the dial design and case shape of the Portuguese really aren't that unique--at least, they weren't originally. Many mid-century watches were styled similarly. It was the size and use of a pocketwatch movement that made the watch special.
     


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    I agree.. while I had posted this 6 months ago, I have an original Memovox that I love and will repost it
    [​IMG]


    Beautiful watch...
     


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    South, I use think the same way, until I try it on...it was a great fit. You have to TRY it on. You'll be suprise how well it will look/feel on your wrist [​IMG] That topgun is slowly growing on me.
     


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    +1 on the Memovox.
     


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    Just a heads up, wolfdesigns.com is having a great sale.
    http://www.wolfdesigns.com/
    Extra 60% off with the code TAKE60OFF.
    I just got this 5-watch case for $20. Retail $99, was on sale for $49.99 and with the code went down to $20 w/ free ground shipping.
    You can't beat that price for a great quality watch case.
    [​IMG][​IMG]

    They also have some winder already on sale that can be used with the coupon, if I didn't get a free winder from my AD when I make a purchase, I might have dove in with the deal. They also have lots of jewelry cases as well.
     


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    Pezzaturra Senior member

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    Picture of another in the stable (I have a Heuer Daytona as well. I love those old Heuer Caliber 12 chronos. So so distintive.)


    [​IMG]


    This is a gorgeous watch.

    Nice balance , interesting color and most importantly original design.
     


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    They did make a so-called 'small' Portuguese years ago, using a Jaeger LeCoultre movement, but it was discontinued. I forget the model number, but I bet you could Google it easily.

    Have you tried on a normal-sized Portuguese? It may not wear as large as you imagine.

    Also, it's worth noting that the dial design and case shape of the Portuguese really aren't that unique--at least, they weren't originally. Many mid-century watches were styled similarly. It was the size and use of a pocketwatch movement that made the watch special.


    South, I use think the same way, until I try it on...it was a great fit.
    You have to TRY it on. You'll be suprise how well it will look/feel on your wrist [​IMG]

    That topgun is slowly growing on me.


    Thanks, fellas.
     


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    A gift from my wife. My new Dornblueth 4.0 Midi Limited Edition

    best in show.
     


  12. TheWraith

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    Just a heads up, wolfdesigns.com is having a great sale.
    http://www.wolfdesigns.com/
    Extra 60% off with the code TAKE60OFF.
    I just got this 5-watch case for $20. Retail $99, was on sale for $49.99 and with the code went down to $20 w/ free ground shipping.
    You can't beat that price for a great quality watch case.
    [​IMG][​IMG]

    They also have some winder already on sale that can be used with the coupon, if I didn't get a free winder from my AD when I make a purchase, I might have dove in with the deal. They also have lots of jewelry cases as well.


    That looks really super!
     


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    this arrived on saturday

    [​IMG]


    Needs to be bigger
     


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    They did make a so-called 'small' Portuguese years ago, using a Jaeger LeCoultre movement, but it was discontinued. I forget the model number, but I bet you could Google it easily.

    I have one and it is great - shame they don't make them anymore....
     


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    I have one and it is great - shame they don't make them anymore....

    Really? I'd love to take a look at it the next time we're able to get together.
     


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