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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. dshin

    dshin Senior member

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    Tiffany's vintage diver that i won from ebay a little over a week back. Supposedly it was NOS and it looked that way when i received it. replaced the strap with a NATO one.
    Does anyone know who made/makes watches for tiffany's?

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  2. Yika

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    Tiffany's vintage diver that i won from ebay a little over a week back. Supposedly it was NOS and it looked that way when i received it. replaced the strap with a NATO one. Does anyone know who made/makes watches for tiffany's?
    Swatch group after 2007 http://investor.tiffany.com/released...leaseid=279373 IWC made some [​IMG]
     
  3. emakris

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    Does anyone know who made/makes watches for tiffany's?
    Depends on the price range. Rolex has made a few sought after Tiffany's Daytona and Submariner, among others.
     
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    Just received my new custom leather Nato with gold plated hardware [​IMG]

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    Hands in pocket, a bit cold today.

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    Updating photos

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    Inspired by 0b5cur1ty:

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  8. ManofKent

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    Can't remember if I've posted this before:

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  9. totenhosen

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    I found this forum through searching for watches and this thread has made me lust after a fair few pieces of machinery - some absolutely great pieces here... Also, for someone who appreciates the engineering and artistry I'm thankful for the insight and knowledge being flung around by the regular and not so regulars in this thread - cheers! The thing that pushed me over the edge into posting was the Sarapaneva on page 157. I would also appreciate any opinions on some questions I have in the bottom of the post.. Every porn thread has some guy posting some dirty skanks where the rest of the girls are ass-lickingly hot.. well.. i'm going to be that guy.. [​IMG] here goes.. Seiko unknown - don't laugh I know it's a toy watch. Suits because I got it when I was 13 [​IMG] [​IMG] Original G-Shock DW-5600 901 H. I only just got a battery in it when taking the photo but it's used in 24 hr mode. [​IMG] My favourite watch and incidentally my only "Swiss made" watch. Swatch Chrono the Irony - great name. It's such a shame it's not mechanical. [​IMG] [​IMG] Seiko Dolce. Really like the form of the crown which has a black bead of some sort on the end of it. Grandfather's watch so a bit small for my wrist. [​IMG] [​IMG] A few watches I've tried on recently - crappy phone camera: Moonphase (3576.50.00). Probably my favourite watch at the moment.. [​IMG] [​IMG] Speedy Date (3210.50.00). [​IMG] Seiko unknown automatic. Apparently circa 70's. Note the single button for the timer. [​IMG] 2 questions for all the gurus.. 1.) is there anything wrong with getting a circa $1000USD Speedy Reduced (3510.50.00) from http://www.collectorstime.com/pre-owned-item.php? I'm hoping it will tide me over till I can get a Moonphase (also it's automatic which I prefer for day to day).. I kind of like it better than the Speedy Date pictured on my wrist above but worried about second hand counterfeits as it's discontinued... 2.) does anyone know where I could find a replacement Seiko Diver (movement 7s26) non-English language day wheel? Where does one go looking to see if it even exists? My next watch will be a Seiko SKX007K I'm tossing up between a Mk II face - http://www.mkiiwatches.com/ProductDe...000-1122415053 vs getting a non-English language day wheel. Cheers - thanks to this thread I'm looking forward to my first mechanical automatic [​IMG]
     
  10. gdl203

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    Just wait and get the Speedy Pro if that's what you really want (and you should, it's a great classic). Don't waste time and money on intermediary steps.
     
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  13. WhoKnewI

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    NEW WATCH!
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  14. gdl203

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    This is porn allright...[​IMG]

    Too close? [​IMG]
     
  15. Rambo

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    Too close? [​IMG]
    You do seem rather comfortable there.
     
  16. gdl203

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    You do seem rather comfortable there.

    Morning cab ride to the airport. Sun lights shining through on all the shades of blue I was wearing that day. It was a kodak moment.

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  17. Rambo

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    (the tie bulge is not... you know [​IMG] )
    I believe that only occurs in Vox's photos.
     
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  20. Avocat

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    So many beautiful time pieces here, just brings tears to my eyes! Hmmm, been collecting for some time now also, but my favorite pieces these days seem to be my Rolex Oyster Royalite, c. 1940s (my IWC Portofino is my daily wearer currently). On weekends, I enjoy my vintage WWII Rolex Skyrocket (shockproof, military dial) which I inherited from my father (along with his gold Air King). Otherwise, I’ll put on my vintage Tudor Oyster Air Lion (by Rolex), c. 1950 (jet-black honey comb dial). The Royalite, Skyrocket and Air Lion are all manual wind, smaller dials (boy’s size by today’s standard, but standard size for military pieces; then, the Portofino’s not much bigger, itself a mid-size and slim, as noted above. Though I like the Tool watches/larger cases also (I love that GMT, very nice; myself have a Submariner which reminds me is due for its service/overhaul), as they serve their purpose extremely well; but I’m just as likely to put on my Ebel Discovery or Raymond Weil Sport (on black rubber) when on vacation – or even a Hammy Khaki Chrono (has the 7750 workhorse, and also an excellent entry-level Swiss in response to those asking about entry levels, in my op.), as I really don’t want to attract undue attention when taking to the drink (aka the sea as in water sports) or otherwise in foreign lands, but could just be me (I’m just saying, that’s all … ). Ah, but if I were calculating cross winds/impending doom [as per the Breitling comment above, love it and your watch! (and in terms of collecting, the more complicated, the better they say)] ... Rolex: A bit of History: That said, I personally enjoy the fact that Rolex made watches in Canada during the war, selling them to CDN soldiers going overseas at PX military stores (note: Omega, Breitling and Rodania enjoyed contracts with the RCAF to make spec chronos through the 1950s, w/ Heuer making Flieger chronos for Germany (1935-40s), and Hamilton produced for the US military, suspending all civilian production for it, I believe). Rolex further supported Allied troops during WW2 in that, on being captured and losing their watches, POWs could order a Rolex on their “promise to pay” later (saying an officer's word was enough, though Hans Wilsdorf never collected, as I recall; whole thing boosted morale of the allies in turn). Just a bit of history on Rolex, which thought some people might like to know and which I’d share, in turn for all the wonderful pieces shared here. I'll see about getting a macro so that I can share some of mine with you, and thank you all again for sharing - I say again, wonderful pieces! tl/DR Rolex supported the allies, making watches in Canada for soldiers and gifting watches to POWs in the camps during WWII, being also the first to patent/bring many firsts to market, and I like them, too (history, along w. engineering quality).
     
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