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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. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The correct name is Dornbluth. They have released this year 35mm watches. They are intended for ladies, but the design is almost the same.

    They don't look big once you use them. Is not a classic watch in terms of size (I wouldn't wear it in a wedding) but for everyday work with suit in the office is great.

    In my blog you can find some pictures of mine, I reviewed it a few days ago.


    The 34mm might be worth a look. Normally, 35-36mm is about adequate, and for my large wrist, 37-38mm even better. 40mm is OK for a Rolex-type thing, but seems very nearly too big on a white dress watch my wife gave me.
     
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    The correct name is Dornblüth...

    /M


    True. But Gramm is also right - when you can't put in the umlaut, you must add an "e". That's why Glashutte Original's website is spelt differently as well.

    The only guy who put forward an incorrect spelling was economiayocio.
     
  4. Singular

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    True. But Gramm is also right - when you can't put in the umlaut, you must add an "e". That's why Glashutte Original's website is spelt differently as well.

    The only guy who put forward an incorrect spelling was economiayocio.


    Exactly - that's my point... [​IMG]

    /M
     
  5. economiayocio

    economiayocio Senior member

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    That liquidmetal PO is sick.

    Thanks. I haven't took it off in all week, although my collection is quite big.
     
  6. economiayocio

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    True. But Gramm is also right - when you can't put in the umlaut, you must add an "e". That's why Glashutte Original's website is spelt differently as well.

    The only guy who put forward an incorrect spelling was economiayocio.


    You are right. The website in fact is: http://www.dornblueth.com/
     
  7. economiayocio

    economiayocio Senior member

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    My search for a new Mark XV finally paid off; picked this up today after a three month wait:

    [​IMG]

    The book was a gift from my AD [​IMG]


    Great watch. You can wear it for everything.

    For really sport matters, I have this version, I will use it this weekend:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Btw, what does NATO (strap) stand for? Something with Nylon I guess...
     
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    ^Congrats Kaplan on a beautiful watch.
    Kaplan, great IWC [​IMG]
    congratulations on the mk xv, its beautiful. i passed on one of these a couple of years ago and have regretted it ever since
    great watch
    Great watch. You can wear it for everything.

    Thanks, guys [​IMG]
     
  13. Tuesday

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    So here's one of mine. It's a crappy picture, but the watch has been great. A Minerva Pythagore I. Manual wind, Cal. 48. I've had it for nearly 12 years now. It was my first non-junk watch. [​IMG]
     
  14. ManofKent

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    So here's one of mine. It's a crappy picture, but the watch has been great. A Minerva Pythagore I. Manual wind, Cal. 48. I've had it for nearly 12 years now. It was my first non-junk watch.


    [​IMG]

    Nice dial.
     
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    ManofKent Senior member

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    Kaplan, great IWC [​IMG]
    +1
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    Lovely.
    Not a wristwatch, but a lovely 30s Art Deco travel clock by Jaeger LeCoultre. 8 days power reserve.

    That is really nice.
     
  16. Tuesday

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    Here's a Minerva Palladio S. It has a two time zones and a chronograph. The model was part of a rare group redialed at the factory shortly before they stopped production. It's one of three black-dialed Minervas in my modest little stable. Again, sorry for the picture quality. [​IMG]
     
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    what happened to minerva? do they still make watches? i used to think they were like zenith in that they were good value but haven't seen one in a long time.
     
  18. TACO_FLAVORED_KISSES

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    ^Congrats Kaplan on a beautiful watch.

    Regards.


    NICE AVATAR...


    REGARDS
     
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    long story short type deal here: A friend of mine sold his rolex on ebay- and got scammed by a fake check, I feel terrible about it and as I have a few watches have decided to give him my old Gucci watch that I bought when i got my associates degree. The watch isn't worth as much to me as I have gone to by better watches with other degrees, I realize my 800 dollar gucci is not the same as his GMT2, but I am sure he is super appreciative. So, once I got on the I am going to be a nice guy kick, I got to thinking...


    Here is where you come in. My dad wears a casio watch and I finally have some money to buy him a nice one. I bought him a nice hermes watch a few years ago on an ostrich band that he wont wear because its too dressy. Keep in mind if my dad finds out what I am planning to spend he absolutely will return this watch much like Jerry Sienfelds dad refused to keep the caddy that Jerry purchased for him....

    I want a painless transaction. Do I go to Jared Jewelers and just pick up a Baume and Mercier Riveria, an Omega seamaster, Tag Monaco? He is a huge steve mcqueen fan and I think he may get a kick out of that. If I am going to an AD, what can i expect by way of discounts? 10-15-20-25 percent?

    I think Cartier/Rolex would be too much for him, he wouldnt appreciate them, like them or the cost, and probably never wear it. I might get him a Citizen Eco drive on the basis of I think he might like telling people its powered by light, and he may actually wear it. Either way, what can I get him at a chain store hassle free, that would be nice, last him a long time, and be very wearable be it sporty or dressy.
     
  20. gyalos

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    nothing much here I guess, but still a beloved piece
    [​IMG]
     
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