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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    I too love the Vacheron ultraslims. For me, slimness is the holy grail of watchmaking.
    I looked at them when I bought my Grande Classique and while beautiful and slim I found them to be a little to minimalist for my taste in watches.
     
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    OMG! An AP Royal Oak Offshore triple calendar! [​IMG] I'm drooling and green with envy at the same time.

    Jon.


    Why? It is extremely not popular! I picked it up from a private collector in HK at merely $5500 USD, unbelievable.
     
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    you bought 2 left handed ones?

    Ya, pam 115 is one of my all time favorite pams.
     
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    I would love to see Frank Muller's watch in person ...
     
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    Why? It is extremely not popular! I picked it up from a private collector in HK at merely $5500 USD, unbelievable.

    I know! But, I love that watch.

    Jon.
     
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    Why? It is extremely not popular! I picked it up from a private collector in HK at merely $5500 USD, unbelievable.

    Pretty good buy - one fetched $8,300 at auction last year.
     
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    Gentlemen,

    Can anyone of the fine gentlemen on this board tell me which manufacturers makes the movements for which brand?

    For example, I read somewhere that JLC makes the movements for a Patek??
     
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    Gentlemen, Can anyone of the fine gentlemen on this board tell me which manufacturers makes the movements for which brand? For example, I read somewhere that JLC makes the movements for a Patek??
    No, Patek makes most of its own movements, with some exceptions, including (ironically/bizarrely) its very hot perpetual calendar chronograph (Lemania).
     
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    Could somebody point me towards some entry-level watches that would look good on somebody with skinny wrists? Mine seem to measure at a little over two inches at the point I would wear a watch.
     
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    Could somebody point me towards some entry-level watches that would look good on somebody with skinny wrists? Mine seem to measure at a little over two inches at the point I would wear a watch.
    You should focus on watches with a 34-38mm case.
     
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    No, Patek makes most of its own movements, with some exceptions, including (ironically/bizarrely) its very hot perpetual calendar chronograph (Lemania).

    Yes, but it was a highly refinished ebauchè (not that the Lemania is a bad movement, far from it!), and meets the highest of Patek's standards (Poinçon de Genève), and uses an in-house manufactured perpetual calendar module.

    Until of course Patek made their own in-house automatic chronograph...the cal. CH 28. As found in the new Annual Calendar Chronograph, ref. 5960P, which uses a CH 28-520 IRM QA 24H movement.

    [​IMG]

    Jon.
     
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    Here is my daily wear Omega Speedmaster Professional. I love this watch. It is not too ostentatious and takes abeating. I also like that the back of the watch shows the movement, this model does not cap the back. Apologies for the quality of the pics.
     
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    Here is my FPJ Octa. Red gold with white gold dial..I am told that it is a rare combo.

    It has the brass movement...cheaper but classic.
     
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    Let me try that again...kids distracted me.
    [​IMG]
     
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