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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. Dino944

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    Looks great! We don't often see a lot of love for Cartier here. Nice to see you sporting the Roadster again! [​IMG]
     
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    A few weeks ago, some of you posted your weekend beaters. Some wear Pateks and Rolexes, and I commend you for your bravery, but I just can't wear my everyday watches when there's a risk they'll take a beating.

    For what it's worth, during the work week, I wear either a Patek 3919 or a circa 1960 Audemars ultra thin, and on the weekend, a Hamilton Jazzmaster power reserve and a Tank Francaise. But when the going gets rough, out comes my trusty Casio MDV-106. The band it came with was way too big, so I splurged on a Hirsch rubber band. I've been very pleased with it, and I don't care what happens to it! It's quartz, of course, has a screw-down crown, and is allegedly waterproof to a depth much deeper than I'll likely ever go.

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    These are inexpensive automatic watches that look pretty nice considering how much they cost. I put the brown leather strap on the Rodina and put the black leather strap on the Sea-Gull.



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    Thanks guys. So much informations. Will have a look at the other brands you suggested.
     
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    Love shares like this about what reasoning goes into what's on your wrist, at different times and occasions. Love the Patek 3919 too; too small for most these days, at 34mm, but a really great dress watch IMHO.
     
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    +1 to this comment. Bravo @Novelty77 - you've been on quite a tear!
     
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    This one on the rotation this week. Yes, intentionally shot "dark" / in low light conditions.

    @TheWraith @mimo you might recognize this one...

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    ^ :inlove:

    One of the very best there, @no frills.
     
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    Yes. Stanley likes the Ceramic Sub.
     
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    @elduder: good call on the strap upgrades.

    One of the bigger problems with many of the "affordable" watch options is that their bracelets tend to be quite subpar.

    A switch to leather (or something exotic) can really make a huge difference.
     
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    I think Montblanc is a bit underrated by enthusiasts, yet overpriced. Their models didn't do anything for me in the past but their new releases are pretty awesome, aesthetically-speaking. Still, for the money, I'd go for one of the big names.
     
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    I think very highly of them. The Minerva stuff is undoubtedly excellent (enamel Pulso - drool...:slayer:), but their introducton of pieces like perpetual calendars and complete calendars at very fair prices is impressive and commendable.

    It's time to start thinking of them as serious watchmakers.
     
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    I think the Montblanc Tradition looks good but they need to get rid of the date. If we compare it to say a Cartier Ronde Solo, I would choose the Montblanc.
     
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    Im kinda freaking out. I wound my panerai today. I checked the time and it didn't change after about 2 hours. The second hand isn't moving. Should I be tripping out?
     
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    I like them a lot - although I don't own any - and I think that they've got some great new models. We've discussed Montblanc's new offerings before in this thread, but it was some months ago.

    Overpriced? Maybe for their really top-of-the-line models, but they've got some really good models that are very competitively priced when you look at the features and movements. You'd be paying a great deal more for a watch from the "big names".

    I particularly like the Star Quantieme Complet:

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    http://www.montblanc.com/en/collect.../108736-montblanc-star-quantieme-complet.html
     
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    Did it feel strange when winding? Sounds like a broken spring to me. Or some issue with the stop seconds clutch if it has one. I'm just guessing. Sounds like a professional needs to look at it. Good luck.
     
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    I'm sure it has to do with the second hand because the watch stopped working completely. Just annoying but I'll have it checked
     
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    The second hand is run by the movement, not the other way around, so the second hand issue is likely a symptom, not a cause, particularly if the main hands aren't turning either. Can you hear it ticking? To be honest, there is a limited amount this forum will be able to do beyond guessing a diagnosis so get thee to the AD without delay.
     
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