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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. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    Is that a Pilot V5?

    Mine? Nope - simple PAM 111H.
     


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    What's the advantage of an IWC Mark XVI over a Stowa Flieger? Movement? Resale value? I like that the Stowa comes with the logo-less option and am having a hard time justifying the extra price for a IWC.
    Anyone?
     


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    What's the advantage of an IWC Mark XVI over a Stowa Flieger? Movement? Resale value?

    I like that the Stowa comes with the logo-less option and am having a hard time justifying the extra price for a IWC.


    There was an interesting thread about this subject recently on TimeZone. Here is the link:

    http://forums.timezone.com/index.php...63#msg_4725700
     


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    zippyh Senior member

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    Errr duh, sorry for the misinformation. Brain fart (and thanks). I like the Sub a lot too. Does anyone here have the titanium 25?


    Yes.
    [​IMG]
     


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    tor Senior member

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    Does anyone have a Christopher Ward Malvern Aviator? What do you think of it? All the reviews I've read seem really positive, and I'm pretty sure I'm going to buy one, especially as it's very affordable. I just wanted to see what you guys think.
     


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    Yes.
    [​IMG]


    [​IMG] love it!
     


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    [​IMG]

    Is that a Sarapena (sp?)?
     


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    Is that a Sarapena (sp?)?

    Sarpaneva.
     


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    Thanks for the replies re. the Stowa/IWC comparison. I have another quick question: Does anyone know the name/model of this Omega? [​IMG]
     


  11. gdl203

    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Thanks for the replies re. the Stowa/IWC comparison. I have another quick question:

    Does anyone know the name/model of this Omega?

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    Royal Air Force - Pilot watch
    Gents' leather strap
    Reference
    CK 2777


    International collection
    1952

    Movement
    Type: Manual winding (mechanical)
    Caliber number: 283
    Created in 1949
    17 jewels
    Special adjustment
    Central sweep-second hand

    Functions
    Chronometer

    Case
    Stainless steel

    Case back
    Screw-in
    Full metal
    Dial
    Thick (1 mm), soft iron, mat black oxidized, with luminous radium “stick ” hands, painted white hour numbers and luminous radium dots. Special “broad arrow “ symbol painted in white between 6 hours and center hole.

    Crystal
    Armoured hesalite

    Bracelet
    Leather

    Water resistance
    30 meters

    Special edition for the pilots of the R.A.F. (5900 units only)
    Case : round (37 mm diameter), "staybrite" stainless steel, with inside “Mumetal” soft iron shell (special protection against magnetic fields up to 900 oersted instead of 60 for a standard antimagnetic watch !).
    The outside case back engravings don’t refer to the watch itself but have to be strictly considered as military engravings.
    This watch style has never been commercialized and was strictly reserved for the pilots of the British R.A.F.
    JLM
     


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    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Use the movement number and this to confirm production date
     


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    I have been eyeing a grey market Omega, this. Any objections? Any other suggestions?
     


  14. gdl203

    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I have been eyeing a grey market Omega, this. Any objections? Any other suggestions?

    Not my favorite Omega but nothing wrong with it. I much prefer the Speedy Pro or Planet Ocean (42mm black FTW)
     


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    I have been eyeing a grey market Omega, this. Any objections? Any other suggestions?

    Nice, the midsize? A guy came into our shop wearing one awhile ago, it was quite nice looking and a good size for him (he was shorter, but a little on the chubby side). You could also check out the 36mm Aqua Terra for something more versatile.
     


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