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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. dan138zig

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    I don't know about the 5 but people seem to say good things about it. I have a Spirit and I love it (a bit more than $100 though). What I really wanted to say is that there are a ton of Seiko 5 watches on Overstock for <$100 and you don't have to deal w/ eBay shadiness. http://www.overstock.com/search?keyw...axonomy=dep292
     


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    [​IMG] Wrong watch but what the heck!
     


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    FWIW, It's very difficult to tell good fakes from authentic in even the best of pictures. The tell-tale signs are often such minuscule, random details that are slightly off. So, the gentleman saying that Patek model just doesn't exist...if he's a knowledgeable guy then he's probably right. But most people who don't live/breath Daytonas or new ceramic Subs or whatever aren't going to know just from those pictures. Good fakes often cost $400+ and have their own following of people who spend much more money modifying them to make them look real. It's a very, very odd culture and the big fake watch forum they have has a Veyron and a yacht on the banner. Haha. Talk about irony. I know this because inevitably, half the watches you search for on google images will lead you to a fake watch forum. :-/

    FWIW, my 3714 is not fake. [​IMG]


    No disrespect to anyone, but I think people in this forum know more about clothing than they do about wristwatches.
     


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    No disrespect to anyone, but I think people in this forum know more about clothing than they do about wristwatches.

    Do you have anything interesting or watchp0rnographic to post in this thread? I would be infinitely appreciative.
     


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    No disrespect to anyone, but I think people in this forum know more about clothing than they do about wristwatches.
    Well of course they do. It's styleforum, not TZ or WUS. I've been pretty heavy into the WIS "culture" for around 10 years now and I still can't determine what is fake and what isn't quite often without a loupe and a heads-up that such-and-such should be looked at a little more closely. :shrug:
     


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    Interesting. I wonder why they would make a replica of something that doesn't exist? Odd.
    I know very little about watches, which is why I only shop at reputable dealers.


    No disrespect to anyone, but I think people in this forum know more about clothing than they do about wristwatches.

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    Oh, well that's interesting. Although, FWIW, I'm still undecided as to whether he was disagreeing with or backing up my statement. Haha.
     


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    Well of course they do. It's styleforum, not TZ or WUS. I've been pretty heavy into the WIS "culture" for around 10 years now and I still can't determine what is fake and what isn't quite often without a loupe and a heads-up that such-and-such should be looked at a little more closely. :shrug:

    Well that's my point. There are people in this thread stating that such and such a watch is a fake when in fact it's pretty much impossible to determine this w/o a loop and/or the watch in hand.
     


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    Yes and it's also apparent that other people know very little as well. I was told point blank at a Patek dealer today that they could not authenticate that Patek looking at the pic in this thread. So it's interesting that someone here thinks that they can. Well, I guess they know more than the assistant manager of the Patek store here in Geneva.
     


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    Less authenticity talk, more watch p0rn, please.
     


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    ^My bad.

    Cheesy pic I took 5 minutes ago to keep the thread going:

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    Sea Dweller today.
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    With the new Daytonas (new being relative to the zenith movement ones), the centers of the subdials at 3 and 9 are above the horizontal axis. I doubt if there are counterfeits out there with that feature.

    I can confirm that there are. Unfortunately. Pretty good ones, so be careful. Always buy the seller etc ...

    But, we're here for the p0rn right? I enjoy the AD purchasing experience, but I can't afford to do it too often. So I have my own AD display at home. Picking one out for the day is a pleasure [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     


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    I'll take some more photoy shots one day when I can get the band upgraded to something nicer, but for now I'm just happy to have it.

    [​IMG]
     


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