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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. mimo

    mimo Senior member

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    Hahaha. But the AT is pretty. :p
     
  2. NonServiam

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    @Winot, the Explorer II is the travel watch. I like my 16750, it's sleek, understated and bullet proof. Cool on Nato or bracelet, or get one of the several excellent aftermarket rubber straps.

    My Explorer II at 78 deg north, Svalbard. The polar in its home environment.

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    Thin profile, goes with anything.

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    Summer-look on a blue perlon.

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  3. Winot

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    That's really encouraging, thanks, and thanks also to everyone else particularly @mimo for the alternatives. I actually really like the look of the Omega AT, but suspect it will wear a bit large - will try it and see. Similarly I really liked the look of the IWC Ingenieur Dual Time, but it just feels too large on the wrist.

    (Incidentally it's irritating how many watch manufacturers fail to quote the case thickness on their website - it's not just diameter that matters!)

    I also have a Nomos GMT Tangomat incidentally, but use that for business trips.
     
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  4. Tried and True

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    The watch looks much happier in the bottom photo.
     
  5. Winot

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    Tried it this lunchtime at the Omega showroom on New Bond Street. Didn't like it in the flesh - too big and shiny.

    Popped into JLC to try the Master Compressor GMT but it's been discontinued. Thought I'd give the IWC Ingenieur GMT another try but the big Watches of Switzerland on Regent St don't stock it.

    Sights are focussing in on the Explorer...
     
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    Happy Labor Day.
     
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  7. Omega Male

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    Dat new blue Lange chrono do.

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  8. Winot

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    I am flying out of LHR Sunday to the US. Have just rung Watches of Switzerland - yes they do have the Exp. II in stock; no they can't reserve it for me, even if I put down a deposit; no, they can't even take the full amount by phone for me to pick up Sunday. Bizarre tax free rules I suppose. Fingers crossed it's still there Sunday.
     
  9. Winot

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    I now really really want one.
     
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    Cant be that hard to find another stockist with the Exp II available.
     
  11. BostonHedonist

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    Watches of Switzerland not have an Explorer II in stock? Wouldn't happen.
     
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  12. Winot

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    Yep, but I want it tax free, which means the airport store :)
     
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    Perfect
     
  14. mimo

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    Best of luck!


    Blue...shmoo...turn it over!
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  15. theraregent

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    Hey guys,

    Here's a photo of me with my Breitling Navitimer.
    I probably wear this piece more than anything else in my collection.

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    college football twitter was abuzz with virginia tech runningback j.c. coleman's wristwear of choice tonight:

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    you can click through to the article above for a higher-res picture.

    i've seen some suggest that it would fit right in on this thread.. i'm guessing casio. thought some here might get a kick out of it [​IMG]
     
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    I ran into the same issue with a Rolex several years ago. The AD told me Rolex does not allow them to take phone orders/purchases. The purchase must be made in person. Which is a ridiculous rule. Supposedly, it was to keep people from comparison shopping outside their local Rolex AD region (back when most ADs would discount all models).

    Wishing you luck with your purchase!
     
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    Same here the first time I bought a DBlue for a friend at the Rolex AD in Houston.

    But after that they were fine with phone orders!

    Gold morning!

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    Fiancé Hedonist is starting to inquire about what sort of watch I might like as a wedding present. [​IMG]

    It would certainly be a dress watch. Preferably a precious metal. But I don't want her to break the bank on it, so I'm thinking pre-owned would be ideal.

    So allow me to solicit suggestions! The budget is <$10k

    I'm thinking:

    • Must not be overly complicated (two complications max)
    • Classic enough that I won't ever hate it (probably will be engraved)
    • Automatic or hand-wound
    • Around 37mm-40mm bezel
    • Platinum preferred (though unlikely) - Gold ok.
    • On the thinner side
    • Contains faceted elements that catch the light, without going overboard


    Any suggestions gents? Pictures welcome.
     
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