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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. GuidoWongolini

    GuidoWongolini Senior member

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    great shot of that tissot. designwise a real departure from what i associate with tissot
    I'm liking the Le Locle Tissots at the moment. Bringing the house a but of cred of late.
     
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    Today's - looking strangely workwearish with flannel shirt, OCBD and 70s Submariner;

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    Nice!
     
  4. heaven7

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    This is what I wear everyday (I would have shot it on my wrist, but even with long arms, 50mm is pushing it. So, it got the star treatment [​IMG] ). I also have the Desire model on a nice black leather strap, but I'll have to post a pic of that one later. The next watch purchase will probably be an Omega De Ville.

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    I also rock the Le Locle, albeit the white faced version.
    Hell of a deal at ~300 USD from Amazon. Nice ETA automatic movement, sapphire crystal and decent looks.
     
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    Bought my first watch yesterday, from the Longines Master Collection. Im only 16, so it was hard on my wallet, but totally worth it. Hopefully it will last long.

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    Beautiful watch-very classic. It should last you a long, long time. Great purchase!
     
  6. ManofKent

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    Can anyone help me identify this Omega watch?
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    Thoughts on it?

    Worth getting a nice leather strap?


    Late 50's/early 60's at a guess. Looks nice. Yes get a nice strap.
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    I picked this up at the weekend - I dont know much about watches but it was definitely after the 1950's - Hand wind Services Watch

    17 Jewel Lever blah blah - nice light on the wrist, beautiful watch (imo)

    Anyone know any more about Services Watches?


    Looks nice - there's some detail on the brand here: http://www.thewatchforum.co.uk/index...howtopic=19335

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    Vintage Record Geneve...dont know much about this brand except that they were bought by Longines in the 60's or 70's I believe. An ebay score from last year...listed as being from the 30's-40's. Not sure if that's accurate or not...but I was looking for a nice looking vintage manual wind watch and this fit the bill.


    Interesting dial. Nice vintage piece.

    Bought my first watch yesterday, from the Longines Master Collection. Im only 16, so it was hard on my wallet, but totally worth it. Hopefully it will last long.

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    Great first buy. Timeless [​IMG]

    This is what I wear everyday (I would have shot it on my wrist, but even with long arms, 50mm is pushing it. So, it got the star treatment [​IMG] ). I also have the Desire model on a nice black leather strap, but I'll have to post a pic of that one later. The next watch purchase will probably be an Omega De Ville.
    Won't requote again, but great picture of a nice looking watch.
     
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    why isn't the roman numeral for "4", is as "IIII".

    My Roman is rusty, but isn't it "IV"

    FAILwatch?
     
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    Doxa Antimagnetique today

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    why isn't the roman numeral for "4", is as "IIII".

    My Roman is rusty, but isn't it "IV"

    FAILwatch?


    'IIII' is usually (but not always) used on clock and watch faces as it is believed to visually balance better opposite 'VIII' than 'IV' would.

    Read more here.
     
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    why isn't the roman numeral for "4", is as "IIII". My Roman is rusty, but isn't it "IV" FAILwatch?
    looks good
     
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    A fairly new aquisition. Dorset branded manual wind watch on a Hirsch Wild Boar strap.

    I like the dial and condition is excellent.

    I'm guessing late 60's early 70's.

    I've come across Oris watches branded as Dorset, but as this clearly states Made in Germany I'm guessing there was a large store/company that re-branded different manufacturers watches. I've seen similar looking watches of the period from both Stowa and Junghans (my guess would be the latter) but if anyone has any further clues to the manufacturer please shout!

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    That's nice !
     
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    the dorset is great, i'd never heard of them before.
    and PG i much prefer the oyster lolex to the sub, when worn with a suit.
     
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    Got this watch from my uncle, hopefully I'm not embarrassing myself in this thread:

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    I plan on wearing this watch a good amount in a business casual setting and on weekends with jeans/button shirt/t-shirt but is it too formal? Would replacing the band to brown make it less formal? I really like how thin the case is, given my own petite wrists.
     
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    A fairly new aquisition. Dorset branded manual wind watch on a Hirsch Wild Boar strap.

    I like the dial and condition is excellent.

    I'm guessing late 60's early 70's.

    I've come across Oris watches branded as Dorset, but as this clearly states Made in Germany I'm guessing there was a large store/company that re-branded different manufacturers watches. I've seen similar looking watches of the period from both Stowa and Junghans (my guess would be the latter) but if anyone has any further clues to the manufacturer please shout!

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    Fantastic looking watch!
     
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    Gonna ask again, what time of place do I take my 50s'/60s' not too expensive Omega watch to get repaired/lubed up?

    I don't want to break the (college) bank.

    Also: What type of strap would go best with a gold watch? Brown leather?
     
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    Gonna ask again, what time of place do I take my 50s'/60s' not too expensive Omega watch to get repaired/lubed up?

    I don't want to break the (college) bank.

    Also: What type of strap would go best with a gold watch? Brown leather?


    take to your local AD or Omega boutique, they will provide a quote as to overhaul cost.
    They might even give 1 yr of warranty after service.

    Otherwise, any other watch repair you are confident in.
     
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    My humble collection: 3 orients and 1 hamilton
    Orient Pepsi "Mako"
    Orient sub
    Orient 60th anniversary
    Hamilton Khaki SWAT
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    Nice to see some orients! They don't seem that well known outside of WatchUSeek.
     
  20. afterglow

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    A simple gold vintage watch matches well with a dark brown/burgundy lizard/tegu strap. Good brands to look for include Hirsch, DiModell & Hadley-Roma.
     
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