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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. Rambo

    Rambo Stylish Dinosaur

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    What do they call that pattern on the watch face? Is that still considered guilloche?
     


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    ^Probably stamped guilloche.
     


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    ^Probably stamped guilloche.

    That's what I would guess. There are only a handful of master guillochuers left in the watch industry, so hand guilloche dials are truly a rare and spectacular thing to behold.
     


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    model Number Please

    Snk381
     


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    Saw the Senator Hand Date for the first time this weekend. A beautiful watch at a great price (pics from www.watchprosite.com):

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    Gorgeous
     


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    Titoni Airmaster on a Hirsch camelgrain strap (curse of the 19mm lugs!):
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    A shame it never gets worn, JLC Reserve de Marche
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    MODEL NUMBER PLEASE

    That is the Seiko SNK381, I have it on metal but it looks much better on a leather strap. Chronograph.com or Roachman might still have some for sale.
     


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    Thoughts on the Glashutte Senator Chronograph XL? 44mm dial.

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    It's a great looking watch if you have the right sized wrist to wear it
     


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    What is a good AD price on the classic Omega Speedmaster? Is there more than one kind of Speedmaster, and if so, what are the differences in aesthetics, mechanics, and price?
     


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    What is a good AD price on the classic Omega Speedmaster? Is there more than one kind of Speedmaster, and if so, what are the differences in aesthetics, mechanics, and price?

    You can purchase the 3570.50.00, otherwise known as the "Moon Watch" from an AD for about 30% off MSRP (MSRP = $3850, expect to pay $2695 new). This is the manual wind, hesalite (acrylic) crystal version, and is the most true (of the current line up) to the original.

    Other versions include:

    3572.50.00 (Hesalite crystal, sapphire display caseback, no longer in production)
    3573.50.00 (Sapphire crystal, sapphire display caseback)
    3576.50.00 (Sapphire crystal, sapphire display caseback, moonphase and date functions)

    I really recommend the 3750.50.00 simply because it's most true to the original, and the hesalite crystal is just beautiful. The hesalite crystal is more prone to scratching, but you can easily polish it with polywatch, or even toothpaste.

    Here's mine for reference:

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    PM me if you'd like info on a reputable AD, or you can do more research on http://forums.watchuseek.com/index.php
     


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    +1 on the 3570.50.00 for a Speedy.
     


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