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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. jhcam8

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    OK, Tricky! :slayer:
     
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    Damn! Huge congrats brother! You got it :) 560 looks killer piece. You got a great collection now, happy for you.
     
  3. tricky

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    Thank you my friends! Picked up a couple of straps to hold me over until my Gunny arrives. Much better already!

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    Congrats - great to see new PAMs here!
     
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    My friend posted this on his Facebook. Do u guys think it's a fake? The date number 9 is not crisp and sharp. The date aperture is also jagged not smooth. Not rolex quality at all imo. I don't think he's the kinda guy who would buy a replica.
     
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    How do Patek owners in here deal with scratch and dings on they're watches? I know Rolex's and Panarai's look better with scratches but does it annoy you on a Patek?
     
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    Scratches and dings are unavoidable, it might hurt after the first one, but after time, you just won't care.
     
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    I think it depends on how egregious the disfigurement and the location. A dent that stares at me every time I read the time would have to be removed whereas if it's out of sight it has a good chance of escaping a trip to the refinisher.
     
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    Milgauss - not the green crystal version; prefer this one (which is why I bought it). This is my younger son's 25th birthday present, but as he's only just turned 6 I have to 'look after' it for him. Elder son (9) has a COSC non-date Submariner (2012 model, one of the last before the ceramic bezels took over).

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    With all that said, I need to get another watch 'for me'.... :)
     
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    That Milgaus is amazing. Congrats!
     
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    Very elegant and understated milgauss. The green crystal is great and all, but it may be showing some age (screens 2007 to me).
     
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    @Steel28 what say you now?? Lol
     
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    I just can't do it lol. Believe me, I did try to like it ;).
     
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    Haven't posted a video review in here in quite a while. Seems like the Laurent Ferrier Galet Micro-Rotor would be up your guys' alley.

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    Congrats! So how did you end up deciding on the 560? Funny that both us were lusting after a 512 and we ended up with essentially the same Luminor (560 and 562) instead...
     
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    I know! Congrats as well!

    Well I still like the 512 a lot and may still get it as I'd like a Rad but everyone...and I mean everyone...says I'll regret a 42mm Pam.

    Now I'm not all that swayed by others but it did make me pause on the Rad and I'll give it some more thought. I do quite like the base Rad 380 and it's more affordable. I dunno...still need to stew on it.

    As for the 560 I knew I wanted a luminor in my collection and always loved the simplicity of the entry models. So with a slightly thinner and lighter case plus the in house movement...it was a pretty easy decision.

    How about you?
     
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    How so?
     
  18. tricky

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    In the sense that Panerai are designed to be big and it's part of their DNA. That said I really like the 512 and think it wears great so it's still top of my list.
     
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    I kind of agree that a PAM should push the boundaries of excessive size. But we all have different sized wrists and different personal styles. I found the 47mm 514 perhaps a shade too much against my 7.25" wrist when I tried one a while back, but in the mirror it looked good against my 200lb+ body and massive head.

    By the same logic, Frilly has a smaller wrist and is not tall, but his monster musculature lets him wear that fat DSSD just fine, I think.

    It all comes back to the same thing: there is no substitute for seeing a watch on your own wrist, with the clothes you actually intend to wear, from different angles and distances.

    I think the 572 might be my sweet spot - a sturdy 45mm against a modest thickness. But I'd like to try it.
     
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    Back when I was shopping for my Panerai I heard the same advice, that one of the 'reduced' models might lead to regret (as well as potentially being harder to resell). And while I had no problems wearing the 44mm 177, after a handful of years I sold it as I realised that I prefered my smaller sized watches.

    Now the only PAMs I'm really interested in, are the 40mm Radiomirs, but then I do think that the Radiomir design translates better to a smaller case than the Luminors.

    Ideally a base, historic version (like the 210), but in 40mm.
     
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