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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. Dachshund

    Dachshund Senior member

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    Looks like Viola Milano to me.
     
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    Thank you.

    No, the are from a friend of mine. Much cheaper than Viola Milano.
    If you are interested just send me a PM.

    regards
     
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    In the 70s the hip look was a gold chain bracelet worn along side a gold dress watch (think calatrava).
     
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    I have a charm amulet bracelet from my dad and figured these will complement it nicely. [​IMG]

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    haha - good one, tifosi!
    Thanks, gents.
     
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    I am looking at purchasing a Daniel Wellington Dapper Watch and I am struggling between Rose Gold and Silver;

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    [​IMG]Congrats! I think you made a wise decision. That's a real beauty and it should give you many years of enjoyment. Congrats again and enjoy!
     
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    + 1 - much better choice. Enjoy.
     
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    Thanks, guys.
     
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    Yep, she's a keeper.




    Oh, wait, is the 'Made in Germany' done up in Arial? Uh-oh....
     
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    Gents, I'm taking a new job and there's a hefty signing bonus in addition to the salary. I'm planning on spending a small portion of the bonus on a commemorative watch and have narrowed it down to a few real contenders... I am buying used to help stretch the dollar and here's what I've come down to.

    They're vastly different pieces so I know it's an apples vs oranges comparison but would love your thoughts. This will likely be my largest watch expenditure for many years so I want to make it count.

    For reference, my current daily wearers are a GMT 16710 Pepsi, a Cartier Basculante and a Ball Skindiver.

    The lineup -

    Patek 3119
    Pros - it's a classic. The smaller size fits well on my wrist and has a vintage appeal to it.
    Cons - it's about 3k more than every other contender.
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    Vacheron constantin Patrimony 92240
    Pros - like the Patek it's a classic design from the trinity.
    Cons - almost seems like it's trying to be a Calatrava.
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    Audemars Piguet 25859st
    Pros - Trinity with complication, modern 38mm size makes it a good dress/casual mix.
    Cons - No major ones, not a definitive AP style.
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    GO Panomaticlunar
    Pros - most complicated choice with moon phase which I love, display back
    Cons - a little large for a dress watch. Not from the trinity.
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    How much are you looking to spend ?
     
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    Approx. 7k USD for preowned but would up it for the Patek to about 9.
     
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    For around $10k I've seen previous generation Lange 1815 in 36mm. Just throwing another idea into the mix.
     
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    That's a welcome addition. Mentally I'm unsure if I'm ready to go to 10k for a watch but it would be pretty amazing to own a Lange... I'd probably part with my Cartier to make it feel like less of a financial outlay.
     
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    I'd take the PP in that selection, but then if I'm spending that amount actually I'd stretch the little extra for a Lange. You wouldn't regret it.

    I like the dial of the AP, but the case looks very 'fat'. Maybe it's just the photo.

    And let me remove the GO from your shortlist - every time you look at it you will think "...but it isn't a Lange 1".
     
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    Well of course it isn't; Lange is one of the companies that knows what it's doing when it comes to this stuff. :)

    I know it seems like a trivial problem for those who don't take an interest in design, just like Crocs seem A-OK to those don't give a shit about what they wear. Sure, it isn't a life-or-death issue, but that example of the ineptly mangled Arial on a Patek dial is equivalent to a head of state wearing orange Crocs at a G7 summit. :confused:
     
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    Agreed; a Lange would be the one to get. That's certainly a proper Calatrava, though.

    The AP is 11 mm thick, which I feel is reasonable for a self-winding chronograph. I think it's a great-looking watch and it's one that I've considered previously, but for me, the downsides are 1) that it has a modular movement and 2) that it shows:

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    image credit: interwatches.com

    However, there's a lot to like about it — I'd love to see how one looks in person!
     
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    For me the Vacheron Constantin Patrimony 92240 - because it is the most beautiful in my eyes.
     
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    ^^ +1

    In budget: get the VC, it is the most specialness for the dollar.

    Over budget: get the Lange. It is the most everything.

    Footnote: contact Stitchy. He knows dealz.
     
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