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. sysdoc

    sysdoc Senior member

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    sysdoc - the 5050 is my dream watch. IMO though I like the 5059 very much, it is too thick for a true "dress" watch for my tastes because of the officer case. I think that's a shame, becasue I'm really looking for a dress watch but also need a second hand in a watch - I like to see that movement - and the 5059/5159 is the only perptual in today's lineup with that second hand. Of course, the 5039 is beautiful, but neither the 5039 nor the 3940 has a second hand. They are thin and would be great dress watches, but they are just lacking that seconds hand. So for me, the 5050 was really perfect - perpetual, second hand, and thin. I wish they would make the 5050 style again, but for now they seem to be sticking with the officer case. I may just have to forget the seconds hand at get the 5039, because 5050 prices are going through the roof.
    I agree, zj. I missed out on the 5050 as well. I am telling myself that I am too young ... or I didn't get wealthy enough soon enough ... [​IMG]. Either way, today you'll have to trade in a Ferrari if you want one. What a shame![​IMG] Doesn't VC make a retrograde perpetual calendar with a second hand? Let me check ... ... dang! It's a beautiful watch, but no second hand ... [​IMG]
     


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    Nantucket Red "Mr. Fashionista"

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    My humble vintage collection. From top left: Tissot 14 kt manual, LeCoultre 14 kt manual, Girard Perregaux 14 kt manual, Baum & Mercier SS manual, Longines SS manual; Bottom left: Lucien Piccard 14 kt Seashark Auto, LeCoultre SS bumper auto w/power reserve, Omega Seamaster Deville SS auto, IWC SS auto (temporarily holding for a friend who bought it from a Japanese seller)

    Excuse my poor photographic skills.

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    Lower right hand corner - Seiko calculator watch? [​IMG]
     


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    I've sent my watchwinder back for repair. A month has passed and no word from them. Probably still in repair. Should have been back by now. Anyone else founded problems with their watchwinder?
     


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    Limited Edition B.K.

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    im looking to buy a tissot prc 200 T17.1.526.52 .... is $260ish a good price for this watch? it isnt an automatic but i like the style and i feel its a lot more versatile (worn casually and formally--relatively) but one problem, the face is listed as: case size 40mm and case width as 12mm...is the case of the watch too bulky, i dont want a dinnerplate on my wrist and i really have nothing to compare it to... too bulky? thanks [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    If it isn't a camera phone, look for the macro setting -- usually symbolized with a little flower -- that way the field of focus can be closer to the lens.
    Thanks. Better? Could use with a wipe off.

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    Dramatic improvement in the pictures Matt !
     


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    I am surprised that there are so few pateks. I really like the GO's [​IMG] langes are pretty sweet too. I also like the vacheron's.
     


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    I thought you weren't too fond of the Swiss? Or is that just Swiss bankers? [​IMG]
     


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    What do you all think of A. Lange & Sohne? How does it compare to others like Patek, Breguet, and IWC? I really like the look of A. Lange & Sohne's Saxonia Automatik in pink gold.
     


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    What do you all think of A. Lange & Sohne? How does it compare to others like Patek, Breguet, and IWC? I really like the look of A. Lange & Sohne's Saxonia Automatik in pink gold.
    This may or may not be a popular opinion, but other than being beautiful, Breguet has started to leave me a bit cold. Lange is the level of Patek.
     


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    This may or may not be a popular opinion, but other than being beautiful, Breguet has started to leave me a bit cold. Lange is the level of Patek.

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    I would sell my wife and parents for a Breguet No.5 but most of their wristwatches leave me cold too (I must admit La Tradition is an interesting watch but I cannot see myself actually wearing it).

    I am a huge fan of Lange but I have a special love for the ones with incredibly intricate movement structure and decoration (i.e. not the automatic ones), especially the Datograph and Double-Split Chrono. For anyone who has not done this, please stop by your Lange watch dealer and look through the caseback of a double-split Lange - it is the most mesmerizing thing - it feels like you're looking through 10 inches deep of slices and plates.... Spectacular sight [​IMG]
     


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