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. zippyh

    zippyh Senior member

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    Is it sacrilege for me to say that I think this watch is ugly? It looks too busy for my taste.

    No. Breitling is a bit of an aquired taste and there's no question the Navitimer is busy.
    The Navitimer is one of the iconic Breitling models dating back to the 40's.
    The 24hr Cosmonaute was worn by Scott Carpenter on his Mercury flight in 62.
     


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    A fair number of Paneristi here, huh? Okay, here's my baby: [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    No. Breitling is a bit of an aquired taste and there's no question the Navitimer is busy.
    The Navitimer is one of the iconic Breitling models dating back to the 40's.
    The 24hr Cosmonaute was worn by Scott Carpenter on his Mercury flight in 62.


    I have no doubt it's an acquired taste; I simply doubt that I will ever acquire it, at least not for that particular model. And while I can appreciate the historicity of a certain watch, historical usage alone doesn't make my esteem for the watch itself to arise. I've never been one for vicariously being an astronaut. Just kidding, no offense to anyone. If you like it, don't let my tastes stop you.
     


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    Thinking of getting the Seamaster Aqua terra midsize chronometer as a daily beater to rotate with my Air King. Does this come with a deployant or tang buckle? I would prefer a deployant one. What do you think, black or blue dial?:
    [​IMG][​IMG]


    Honestly, I wouldn't go for either of those, I'd go for the new version with the 8500 movement. Developed in-house as opposed to developed around an ETA base. Only available with a super dark grey or light silver dial (for now), but I'd say it's a better watch. All the ATs are available with a deployment clasp, to my knowledge.
     


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    A fair number of Paneresti here, huh? Okay, here's my baby:

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    Awesome,great watch!
     


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    Very nice Panerai. On my to do list for the next 5-10 years.
     


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    A fair number of Paneresti here, huh? Okay, here's my baby:

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    I WANT THAT WATCH!!!

    Regards.[​IMG]
     


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    I WANT THAT WATCH!!!

    Regards.[​IMG]

    Isn't this the same as the one you got (PAM 112)?

    Or did something happen to that?
     


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    Not a fan of the Panerai.
     


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    Not a fan of the Panerai.

    [​IMG]

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    A fair number of Paneresti here, huh? Okay, here's my baby: [​IMG] [​IMG]
    where did you get those croc straps? OEM?
     


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    Isn't this the same as the one you got (PAM 112)?

    Or did something happen to that?


    Yup, its the same, but I dropped mine so its getting serviced and the crown guard is being replaced...and that take 3-4 months!!!!

    Regards.
    PS. I did buy an IWC Inge Chrono to make the pan-less peroid bearable.....[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    Yup, its the same, but I dropped mine so its getting serviced and the crown guard is being replaced...and that take 3-4 months!!!!
    I thought I remembered reading that something like that had happened - sorry to hear it.

    PS. I did buy an IWC Inge Chrono to make the pan-less peroid bearable.....[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Nice!
     


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    Whoah. Nice response/buzz. Thanks for all the kind words guys. Preciate it.

    And, yup. The croc is OEM. It is darn near perfect. Still, I'm craving one of those nubuck straps also ...


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    * Ahem, I misspelled Paneristi in my original post. (blush)
     


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    Not a fan of the Panerai.

    We aim to please. Omega???

    [​IMG]

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