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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. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Distinguished Member

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    Domed crystal front AND back.

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    Lovely - great buy!
     


  2. Singular

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    Just got home from Basel...

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  3. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Just got home from Basel...

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    Did you see the new Sub Date and Explorer? I like the Sub, but the polished numerals on the Explorer bug the hell out of me. I'm hoping that on some off chance they change them before the final release.
     


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    Did you see the new Sub Date and Explorer? I like the Sub, but the polished numerals on the Explorer bug the hell out of me. I'm hoping that on some off chance they change them before the final release.

    I played around with both of them in a meeting with Rolex. Both are very nice (but one can of course have opinions on the green Sub...) and well-built. The Explorer looks good even with the polished numerals, what I would have wished for is larger hands.

    /M
     


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    RFX45 Stylish Dinosaur

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    The shorter minute hand on the new Explorer doesn't bother me as much. I like it, any word on how much it will retail in USD? I've read in UK it will be £3,580 including 17.5% VAT.
     


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    Expect a slight increase (10%).

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    ^^^ Wow. That's gorgeous. The condition is unreal. Re-dial?

    I know zilch about watches. What does "re-dial" refer to? Meaning an alternate to the standard issue?
     


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    Any pics? What watches excited you most?
     


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    Perfection


    It is beautiful, I quite agree.
     


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    I know zilch about watches. What does "re-dial" refer to? Meaning an alternate to the standard issue?

    Re-dial means that the dial has been restored/repainted

    Any pics? What watches excited you most?

    Pics will come. I loved Linde Werdelin's watches, the new Swedish Halda watch, Breitling's new Superocean will be a success, PP 5170 was of course a killer, Corum had a few nice novelties, THC/ExpI/Submariner were of course cool, Longines had a number of truly affordable watches with a classy vintage look, Chopard's 150th anniversary line was mindblowing...

    Lots of impressions.

    /M
     


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    JayJay Stylish Dinosaur

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    Re-dial means that the dial has been restored/repainted



    Pics will come. I loved Linde Werdelin's watches, the new Swedish Halda watch, Breitling's new Superocean will be a success, PP 5170 was of course a killer, Corum had a few nice novelties, THC/ExpI/Submariner were of course cool, Longines had a number of truly affordable watches with a classy vintage look, Chopard's 150th anniversary line was mindblowing...

    Lots of impressions.

    /M

    I've seen pics of the PP 5170 among others posted on Timezone. It looks terrific. Looking forward to your pics.
     


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    I've seen pics of the PP 5170 among others posted on Timezone. It looks terrific. Looking forward to your pics.

    The PP 5170 is a wonderful watch except for the curved writing, which unbalances the dial.
     


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    Pics will come. I loved Linde Werdelin's watches, the new Swedish Halda watch, Breitling's new Superocean will be a success, PP 5170 was of course a killer, Corum had a few nice novelties, THC/ExpI/Submariner were of course cool, Longines had a number of truly affordable watches with a classy vintage look, Chopard's 150th anniversary line was mindblowing...

    Lots of impressions.

    /M


    thanks for the tip... I had to look it up at TZ.

    +1 on the PP5170
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    but the superocean... [​IMG]
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    btw... saw this in TZ, I like the geeky novelty of this even if its too gimmicky: [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The 35th anniversary of their historic handshake is commemorated with the release of the OMEGA Speedmaster Professional Apollo-Soyuz “35th Anniversary” chronograph in a limited edition of 1975 watches. The dial has been created from a meteorite which survived its entry into our planet’s atmosphere and the high-speed impact with the terrestrial surface. The meteorite’s unusual structure is the result its very high temperature when it enters the Earth’s atmosphere, followed by a period of cooling. The dial is a single piece cut from the meteorite; accordingly, because no two pieces of the meteorite are exactly alike, each watch in this limited edition is absolutely unique. The black color of the meteorite dial is the result of a surface oxidation process. The silvery seconds dial and chronograph counters appear in the meteorite’s natural color.
     


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