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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 Senior member

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    Portugese Chrono (the auto is more than I want to spend)
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    This.
     
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    This.

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    My only comment is that if you're buying only one, than your best bet is to go with the one that is the most versatile. In which case, I would choose the Speedy, even though I absolutely love the Portuguese, which is stunning. I've always liked the idea of wearing a watch you can throw on your wrist and not worry about - i.e., jump in a pool, wear to the office, or do whatever else may come your way. The Portuguese is beautiful but delicate and I would suggest that it almost needs to be paired with a weekend watch (kind of like the idea of a winter car to go with your summer car). The Explorer I is also a great watch, but I think you'd get sick of the small size at some point.

    So my vote is Speedy or Portuguese, depending on what other watches you have or are planning to buy.
     
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    So my vote is Speedy or Portuguese


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    Wouldn't jump in a pool with a Speedy either, aren't they waterproof only to 50m? Or is it more?
     
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    I think the Speedy dresses up nicely with a croc strap.
     
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    Love that JLC Navy Seal Auto, me wants...

    Yesterday pulled out the IWC Pilot Laureus. Not sure why I do not wear this one more often.


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    Today's pick. Mixing a more formal piece with a casual fit. GO 60's on black croc

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    Early Christmas gift from the wife (pic from the interwebz) -- [​IMG] I'm not a fan of automatics, but I do think that it's a great looking watch. [​IMG]
     
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    Early Christmas gift from the wife (pic from the interwebz) --

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    I'm not a fan of automatics, but I do think that it's a great looking watch. [​IMG]


    I like it. Very classical watch!
     
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    Love that JLC Navy Seal Auto, me wants...

    Yesterday pulled out the IWC Pilot Laureus. Not sure why I do not wear this one more often.


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    Oh yeah. Rarely see these, G - noice!
     
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    Oh yeah. Rarely see these, G - noice!

    Here is a high Res scan. Only the Laureus is mine.

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    Love that GO and RW.
     
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    Nice! Which Sinn is that?
     
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    I realize I am basically looking at 3 sport watches and 1 casual-capable dress watch. While the Portugese line is the first that I can remember loving, the big brother auto is the one I really love. The reality is I will never spend the money for it and it looks like an oreo on my wrist. The Port Chrono would be PERFECT with the auto's subdial placement.

    The Mark XVI perfectly straddles the sporty/dress-capable line IMO. The big drawback is that while I have no intentions on selling down the road, I very well could, and I basically see no one else interested in this model, so I would probably take a bath on it. I also think it is overpriced even with a good AD discount, and have yet to see one come up for sale in the used market.

    The (old) Explorer is a winner in every way except case size. I don't like the Explorer II, and I don't want something as obvious and commonplace as a Submariner.

    The Speedy is terrific, classic, but is also the most sporty and not as versatile to me. While I love its looks, it (IMO) does not look like a 4k watch.

    I know this isn't the intent of this thread, I'll take my decision process offline, thanks.

    May I suggest a new contender: the Blancpain Aqualung. It looks very similar to the Explorer, with the added benefits of a larger case size and date window. The older version that I own is 38 mm with a small date window. The newer version is 40 mm with a big date window.
     
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    Nice! Which Sinn is that?
    EZM3, isn't it? judging from the pictures it could also be a EZM2 i guess, but i've seen posts with his EZM3 from before
     
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