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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. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Senior member

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    To offer a dissenting opinion, I absolutely love Breguet. I go to the boutique often to drool. The one thing that I don't like about their design is that many (most?) of their models do not have seconds hands. Generally speaking I won't buy a watch with seconds, and that's a real shame, because the Breguets are beautiful.
     


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    Generally speaking I won't buy a watch with seconds
    Why not? Do you suffer from a mild form of ADD? (not trying to be offensive, genuine question)
     


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    No - just like looking down at the watch and seeing movement. It just gives me a lot of pleasure- to see the mechanics working.
     


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    I am strangely tempted by the Speake-Marin Shimoda which has only an hours hand.
     


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    I am strangely tempted by the Speake-Marin Shimoda which has only an hours hand.
    I have a cheapo Meistersinger Z1 like that. The ultimate zen watch...
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    I honestly have had my credit card in my hand half a dozen times to buy Breguet's regulator, but have stopped short because no second hand.

    Although I love Breguet's styling and am impressed with some of their newer movements and complications, I still consider them more jewelry-y than haute horology like Patek.

    Matt - I think "leap hours" are pretty cool too.
     


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    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]

    +1

    The Datograph is my never-expect-it-to-happen grail.

    I like the Meistersinger. Last year, I came really close to pulling the trigger on the version with the silver dial and blued indices.

    To offer a dissenting opinion, I absolutely love Breguet. I go to the boutique often to drool. The one thing that I don't like about their design is that many (most?) of their models do not have seconds hands. Generally speaking I won't buy a watch with seconds, and that's a real shame, because the Breguets are beautiful.

    I also like the classic Breguet models. They're a little too antique-looking (the coined edge in particular) to be in my immediate future but they're definitely oogle-worthy.

    There is something nice about watching a second hand smoothly flowing around the dial.
     


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    This is the watch I will get when someone offers to buy me a watch. I saw it at Wempe when I was looking to buy a new watch (I was deciding between it and the JLC ultrathin) and I went home to think it over. Then the spirit that was urging me to buy a watch departed. [​IMG][/IMG][​IMG]
     


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    I have a cheapo Meistersinger Z1 like that. The ultimate zen watch...
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    Cool watch but I wonder if it is detailed enough for my analytical nature. I might miss that minute hand. [​IMG]
     


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    My Tiffany watch looks a bit like style wise that but has no where near the quality. It's a beautiful piece.
     


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    Wearing this puppy today. Just came back from service in Germany and looks brand spanking new [​IMG]

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    (sorry - stock photos, not mine)
     


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    That movement is almost as pretty as a Rolex 3135. [​IMG]
     


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    That movement is almost as pretty as a Rolex 3135. [​IMG]

    yep - a little bit of red paint here and there and it would be perfect [​IMG]
     


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