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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. TheWraith

    TheWraith Senior member

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    I don't hate you, PG, or the watch (the latter looks super), but the silly bracelets have got to go!
     
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    If you are insinuating that its a replica/fake - you are very sadly mistaken.


    Should I change the WATCH?


    yes.
     
  3. Merlino

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    My first foray into the world of dress watches. Please excuse the reflection [​IMG]

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  4. artoftime

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    My first foray into the world of dress watches. Please excuse the reflection [​IMG]

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    Not exactly a dress watch, but a beauty all the same [​IMG]
     
  5. Merlino

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    Well, a watch I can wear with a suit anyway. [​IMG] What would you call this, then?
     
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    How much do the Rolex watches in this thread typically go for?
     
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    Well, a watch I can wear with a suit anyway. [​IMG] What would you call this, then?

    Sporty - sport coaty - good all around wearer.
     
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    How much do the Rolex watches in this thread typically go for?

    The Subs go for $4K to $6K on the secondhand market, the Daytona's probably $9K to $12K...add a few grand for tu-tone. I'm not sure about the vintage Subs and such, but they're no cheaper than a new one.
     
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    Of course it's a dress watch. Beautiful too.
     
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    It was Christmas Eve [​IMG]

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    Of course it's a dress watch. Beautiful too.

    Sorry to debate, Wraith - I do respect your knowledge and taste... but it is far from a dress watch.
    It is a steel cased sports/diver with luminous dial markings for such activity. It is most undoubedly a 135.027 Caliber 601 movement that is held in high esteem as Omega's last no frills, pure, dive watches calibers...without so much as a date window! The 600 Seamaster nomenclature ultimately went on to one of the most revered, purpose built diving watches of any manufacture, the PloProf:

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    Post war Omega was a dynamic and genius marketing firm, in that they made countless hybrid watch designs based on existing parts. They also mixed and matched dials, cases and complications, cleverly using tried and true model nomenclatures such as Speedmaster, Seamaster, etc.
    The OP's Seamaster is a derivative of the Omega Ranchero dial...of which there are even "dress" variations, however this is widely acknowledged as the original (and best):

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    The Seamaster lineup enjoyed looking like everything from a Patek dress watch (namely those sporting "DeVille" dressier nomenclature)

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    to the stylish (and far more wearable than the PloProf) 300 diving watch.

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    It is in house branding at it's finest.

    While the OP's watch is a beauty, with what appears to be an original dial with gorgeous patina, it really looks best worn casually and can be pulled off casual/dressy (as stated) with sportcoats, jeans etc. It would look peculiar but still cool with a fine suit, ridonkulous with formal wear....where a dress watch is appropriate.
    (Not that I myself do not regularly mix these elements)
     
  13. robinsongreen68

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    My first foray into the world of dress watches. Please excuse the reflection [​IMG]

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    lovely, wearable with all but the most formal of outfits i'd say. i guess it must be 34-36mm? looks bigger on your wrist.
     
  14. NH_Clark

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    Not exactly a dress watch, but a beauty all the same [​IMG]

    gorgeous patina! Beautiful!
     
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    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I didn't realize this thread reached a million views.

    Thanks to all the contributors [​IMG]
     
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    many of the posts are now of rotating bezel hell... what happened to more AP, PP, VC or AL&S?
     
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    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    many of the posts are now of rotating bezel hell... what happened to more AP, PP, VC or AL&S?

    Please post yours. kthx
     
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    lovely, wearable with all but the most formal of outfits i'd say. i guess it must be 34-36mm? looks bigger on your wrist.

    Thanks! It is 34mm indeed, I have rather small wrists so I'm quite content with smaller diameter watches [​IMG]

    Thanks also artoftime for the informative post!
     
  19. TheWraith

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    It's a dress watch in my view, artoftime, and no amount of posting pics and arguing will change my mind. Thanks anyway, though.
     
  20. ginlimetonic

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    Please post yours. kthx

    Sorry, I'm a SF smalltimer with ~500 posts, about 1/20th the baller status (post count) of yours truly.
     
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