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. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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

    Love the Speedy Pro, but we're talking a massive price difference (>$1200 for the cheapest, >$2000 for the others). And the Planet Ocean is too big, see below


    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.

    Yes, the midsize, I have a very tiny wrist so anything above 38 or 39mm runs the chance of looking stupid. I do like the Aqua Terra. I'm leaning towards the Seamaster for the slightly sportier look.
     
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    I don't understand the concept of steel bracelet sport watches in any size under 40mm. It just looks wrong or some sort of children version of a sport watch. A 36-39mm dress watch makes sense to me, a 38mm steel diver, pilot or chrono doesn't. JMO of course.
     
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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    I don't understand the concept of steel bracelet sport watches in any size under 40mm. It just looks wrong or some sort of children version of a sport watch. A 36-39mm dress watch makes sense to me, a 38mm steel diver, pilot or chrono doesn't. JMO of course.

    I'm sure it would look odd on somebody like yourself, and up to this point I generally agree with you. But, what about on a wrist that is just over 5"? A 37mm sports watch doesn't look childish on my wrist, it looks more or less average. It's also for this same reason that I will never own a watch with a good number of complications (and believe me, I'd love to)
     
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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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    please do tell where you've seen it and whether it's for sale [​IMG]
     
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    My 2..the PAM is going and making way for a Sea Dweller Deep Sea!

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    please do tell where you've seen it and whether it's for sale [​IMG]

    It is a lovely watch, I would be interested in knowing as well, but only so I can say to myself, "damn, I wish I had enough money to buy it." [​IMG]
     
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    My 2..the PAM is going and making way for a Sea Dweller Deep Sea!

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    Good decision on swapping the Panerai for the Deep Sea. [​IMG]
     
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    My 2..the PAM is going and making way for a Sea Dweller Deep Sea!

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    Holy mother of God, the Sea Dweller is water resistant to 3900m. Do you do much SCUBA diving at the bottom of the Atlantic?

    All other merits of the Sea Dweller aside, I can't think of any reason why a watch would need to be water resistant up to 3900m, apart from being a non-functional gimmick. Just my opinion.
     
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    gazman70k Senior member

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    Is that a Sarapena (sp?)?

    Sarpaneva.

    Yes it is. Its the Sarpaneva Korona K2 with some modifications that Stepan made for me.

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    A special modification that I requested was to have the Man on the Moon design added to the winding mass. This is in white gold. Stepan has one in rose gold to replace this so it better matches the rose gold movement plating. I am not sure if I should replace it.

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    I believe this is the only, if not the very first, K2 specimen with this winding mass.​
     
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    The Omega I posted isn't for sale as far as I know.
     
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    gazman70k Senior member

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    my humble little collection

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    clockwise from top left:

    Omega seamaster professional

    Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust

    Sinn U1 Automatik

    Glycine


    LOVE the Sinn U1 [​IMG] [​IMG]

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    One of the most pleasurable watches to photograph.

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    Bad pic comparison to a Panerai.
     
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    Holy mother of God, the Sea Dweller is water resistant to 3900m. Do you do much SCUBA diving at the bottom of the Atlantic?

    All other merits of the Sea Dweller aside, I can't think of any reason why a watch would need to be water resistant up to 3900m, apart from being a non-functional gimmick. Just my opinion.


    Actually I want it because I don't have to worry about it getting "wet"[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] !!
    Also, in my opinion, it is just the epitome of what "industrial grade" should look like!
     
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    An oddball Limited Edition Tissot. Manual Wind

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    An oddball Limited Edition Tissot. Manual Wind

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    Ooo, like this.
     
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    Here is my box of 10. I wear one of these every day.

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    First row:
    Cartier wind up mini tank
    Cartier automatic Santos
    Cartier vintage wind up (not sure the model)
    Tiffany Atlas sterling steel
    Movado SE with diamonds

    Second row:
    Versace signature from the early 90's
    Versace DV1 Black ceramic automatic
    Versace Landmark round
    Tiffany Atlas automatic (gorgeous watch) Steel
    Seiko from Japan Limited edition rollator. Has three moving discs with seconds, minutes and hours.

    AJ
     
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