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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. JayJay

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    Omega Seamaster Automatic Calendar 1957


    A good find. The watch looks great.
     


  2. gdl203

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    Finally, I can lay claim to being an owner of this after losing a previous bid on eBay.

    Omega Seamaster Automatic Calendar 1957

    [​IMG]


    Gorgeous
     


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    i think the seiko 5 is one of the best value watches around.
    singular i love that speedy, what model is it? its the only variant that i prefer to the moonwatch.
    looks great on the bracelet too, you had it on leather before didnt you? is the bracelet a 1171?


    It's, as mentioned, the Schumacher "Legend" LE. Yes, I used it on both small- and big-holed racing straps and various "Bund" type straps. The bracelet is a 1171.

    i like that white faced speedmaster singular. is it vintage? hopefully not so i can buy one easily.

    No, technically not vintage but a LE from 2005ish.

    /M
     


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    It's, as mentioned, the Schumacher "Legend" LE. Yes, I used it on both small- and big-holed racing straps and various "Bund" type straps. The bracelet is a 1171.



    No, technically not vintage but a LE from 2005ish.

    /M


    Zeetan at collectorstime.com has one from 2003 listed for sale.
     


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    Omega Seamaster Automatic Calendar 1957
    [​IMG]


    Congrats. Stunning.
     


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    Basel is here and I know there are a lot of Rolex hate here but I was really hyped for the new Explorer I and my dream has come true, the new Explorer I now comes in a 39mm case but the draw back is they took the lume out of the 3-6-9 indexes. [​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG] Still considering it in the future though. At least no polished center links.
     


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    Well, to be fair, the 3-6-9 numerals on the current Explorer aren't luminescent, either--they're just painted white. That irked a lot of people because the other markers are luminescent. The new, non-painted numerals must be Rolex's "solution" to the problem. I don't like them. The watch was alright getting too flashy with the white gold surrounds and now there's even more bling.

    Overall, I think the current Explorer looks better. The new 39mm case comes with a thicker bezel, which makes the watch look a lot less elegant and a lot chunkier. Blegh.
     


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    Also the new Submariners with a ceramic bezel.
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     


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    Well, to be fair, the 3-6-9 numerals on the current Explorer aren't luminescent, either--they're just painted white. That irked a lot of people because the other markers are luminescent. The new, non-painted numerals must be Rolex's "solution" to the problem. I don't like them. The watch was alright getting too flashy with the white gold surrounds and now there's even more bling.

    Overall, I think the current Explorer looks better. The new 39mm case comes with a thicker bezel, which makes the watch look a lot less elegant and a lot chunkier. Blegh.


    I guess I was just hoping they'd put a lume on the 3-6-9 like on the Air King.
     


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    First time posting on this thread. Here's my daily beater that I've had for about 10 years. Originally came on a black leather strap that I replaced last year with an aftermarket Hadley Roma stainless steel bracelet: [​IMG]
     


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    its been commented on tz that the hands on the new explorer seem much too small for the bigger face. i have to agree that the balance seems a little off now. the face before was absolutely beautiful, but i must agree at 36mm the watch wears a little small for me.
     


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    its been commented on tz that the hands on the new explorer seem much too small for the bigger face. i have to agree that the balance seems a little off now. the face before was absolutely beautiful, but i must agree at 36mm the watch wears a little small for me.

    The minute hands don't reach the minute markers--that's a big no-no.
     


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    its been commented on tz that the hands on the new explorer seem much too small for the bigger face. i have to agree that the balance seems a little off now. the face before was absolutely beautiful, but i must agree at 36mm the watch wears a little small for me.

    I was hoping the new Explorer would look better with the 39mm case, but it does look off. I like the older size more, it looks more balanced. It is too bad it looks that way, it will now not be the watch to add to my collection. I think I will just stick with a blue dailed oyster perpetual., that should fill in the space I want in my daily wear watches.
     


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    ha it does look like rolex cheaped out and is trying to use old stock parts on a new face.....
     


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    Well, to be fair, the 3-6-9 numerals on the current Explorer aren't luminescent, either--they're just painted white. That irked a lot of people because the other markers are luminescent. The new, non-painted numerals must be Rolex's "solution" to the problem. I don't like them. The watch was alright getting too flashy with the white gold surrounds and now there's even more bling.

    Overall, I think the current Explorer looks better. The new 39mm case comes with a thicker bezel, which makes the watch look a lot less elegant and a lot chunkier. Blegh.


    Agree 100%.
     


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