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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. dsgNYC

    dsgNYC Well-Known Member

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    First of all, let me say that there are some BEAUTIFUL watches in this thread [​IMG] inspirational, even. In fact, ever since I peered at this thread in curiosity a few weeks back I've decided it's time I invest in a watch myself. Something for dressing up- which I do several times throughout the week. So this is a recommend me a watch post... I seriously don't even know where to start. I've done searches on here and since this isn't new-thread worthy I settled for this thread as the best place to start, though I know it's more of a discussion/show & tell thread. If you guys would be willing to help me out, though, I'd more than appreciate it [​IMG]

    I'm 21, so I can probably only go entry to midlevel at best. Something clean and good/great quality for the price not lacking in looks. I can tell there are a lot of different preferences in here, but I would assume there's a general standard of what quality should be worth my money in that range and which brands I should avoid like the plague. I have tiny wrists as well haha. Like, girl status [​IMG]

    If at the very least someone can point me in the right direction, that's all I should need and I'd be willing to explore from there. Thanks, SF!

    EDIT: I figured to include a pic or something of a style that appeals to me to narrow it down. Someone posted this bad boy a little earlier...

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    I have to imagine JLC is on some baller status just from looking at that picture, but I'd be happy with something of that style that isn't of terrible quality or upwards of like 2k. Hope that helps and thanks again in advance!


    I'm also looking for a nice, first real watch for less than $2K. I really like a lot of Longines' Master Collection. Here's one that may interest you:

    Flagship Heritage - L4.795.4.72.2

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  2. Shikar

    Shikar Well-Known Member

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    Flagship Heritage - L4.795.4.72.2 [​IMG]
    One awesome looking watch IMO.[​IMG] Regards.
     
  3. Cra

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    Investment banker standard issue - still a lovely classic though with it's yellow face...
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  4. guyver00

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    First time wearing a watch after 2 years of not wearing one. [​IMG]
     
  5. benjamin831

    benjamin831 Well-Known Member

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    I finally got my Sinn back from repair after a 2 month wait! Apparently the axel holding the rotor snapped. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. Cuttingboard

    Cuttingboard Well-Known Member

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    Tissot Heritage Visodate Automatic is good bang for the buck - $650 [​IMG]
     
  7. KtownGreg

    KtownGreg Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]


    Great shot. Cool watch. Had the 656 for a while. This makes me want another Sinn.
     
  8. KtownGreg

    KtownGreg Well-Known Member

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    With all the Speedy posts lately what's one more?

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    Lef. Horween Nato (crash $ but ultra-comfortable)

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    vbuskirk Well-Known Member

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    I've been wondering whether people tucked them back, despite that the Cordovan isn't finished on the underside. It doesn't bug you?
     
  10. benjamin831

    benjamin831 Well-Known Member

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    Is the Leffot strap worth it? It's extremely extremely expensive for a strip of leather.
     
  11. impolyt_one

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    I finally got my Sinn back from repair after a 2 month wait! Apparently the axel holding the rotor snapped.

    How much did they charge you for service? 399 Euro? [​IMG]
     
  12. KtownGreg

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    I've been wondering whether people tucked them back, despite that the Cordovan isn't finished on the underside. It doesn't bug you?

    Yes, later in the day I tucked it in the opposite direction. Better look.

    Is the Leffot strap worth it? It's extremely extremely expensive for a strip of leather.

    Yes, and agreed.
     
  13. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Well-Known Member

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    CSCoHammers7, you aren't gonna much anything in gold within your price range, but $2500 would get you a used JLC Reverso Classic in steel, some Longines models, used Seamasters, an Air-King and a leather strap, maybe an old IWC portofino from 90's.
     
  14. venessian

    venessian Well-Known Member

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    I agree. The desire for a gold case at under $2K is going to really limit choice.
     
  15. Cuttingboard

    Cuttingboard Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I have my heart set on an IWC Portugieser Automatic Ref. 3531 (My Holy Grail Watch) but they're difficult to find or way too expensive. Especially since I was recently married and need to buy a new house. [​IMG]
     
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    I have a vintage Omega speedmaster that is about 26 years old. I have had it overhauled once before, about 7 years ago. They charged $600 for this.

    I just took my watch in last week becaues the bezel popped off and the crystal is a little cracked. They are claiming it needs another overhaul.

    Am I getting ripped off or is this reasonable? Is the overhaul necessary? They claim Omega is telling them this. To me it runs fine; I'd be happy with just a fixed bezel and glass.
     
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    Cuttingboard Well-Known Member

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    Am I getting ripped off or is this reasonable? Is the overhaul necessary? They claim Omega is telling them this. To me it runs fine; I'd be happy with just a fixed bezel and glass.

    Maybe, depends on how much the bezel cost...here's a link to OEM bezels.

    Just to give you an idea, my watch guy replaced my vintage 1959 Omega with an OEM crystal, gasket,oil/cleaned and machined a mainspring for $225.
     
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    Ag229487 Well-Known Member

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    Maybe, depends on how much the bezel cost...here's a link to OEM bezels.

    Just to give you an idea, my watch guy replaced my vintage 1959 Omega with an OEM crystal, gasket,oil/cleaned and machined a mainspring for $225.


    I would pay that gladly. I just want my watch back already!

    I think I'm getting jerked. Plus, the bezel is not broken, it just popped off. Can't they just re-attach it?
     
  19. Cuttingboard

    Cuttingboard Well-Known Member

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    I would pay that gladly. I just want my watch back already! I think I'm getting jerked. Plus, the bezel is not broken, it just popped off. Can't they just re-attach it?
    Yeah...I would they would be able to screw or pop it back on. Where did you send it? New Jersey?
     
  20. Rambo

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    Alright guys, now that I've got a few watches in my stable, I need something nice to put them in. So, recommend me a watch box please. Criteria:

    -window to see inside
    -no winder (pointless for me)
    -fits at least 6 watched (hey, gotta plan for the future!)
    -not too expensive

    Any suggestions?
     
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