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. radicaldog

    radicaldog Senior member

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    What do the cognoscenti say about Bell & Ross?
     
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    I love the JV & think IMHO that it´s worth every cent..

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    It's all relative. IWC charges the same for a small calf skin strap. [​IMG]
     
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    Why buy OP straps when third-party straps easily surpass in quality?

    B&R is merely a fashion watch company that churns out typical ETA-fitted timepeices with little historical relavence or technological innovations. If their styling appeals to you, then that's all that matters, but you'll be silly to pay retail for it. I was once tempted to buy a pre-owned BR01 phantom, but decided that the PVD look really isn't for me. Personally, I won't really consider them until they make observable steps to fashion themselves as a serious horological manufacturer.
     
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    [​IMG] Thanks so much for your invaluable, keen insight.
     
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    Why is the logo off center at the 12? [​IMG]
     
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    Indeed a gorgeous watch. But you know what bugs me? The rotating disk with the city names does not re-sync the time when turned, unlike the Master Control Geographic. It serves the same function as an exterior rotating bezel.

    Interesting - didn't know that. Beautiful watch nonetheless.

    As a brand, JLC is really what IWC should aspire to be.
     
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    Indeed a gorgeous watch. But you know what bugs me? The rotating disk with the city names does not re-sync the time when turned, unlike the Master Control Geographic. It serves the same function as an exterior rotating bezel.

    Foo: Have you handled the Memovox Intl. IRL?
     
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    [​IMG] Currently looking for a strap for my watch. The bars are fixed so I'm not sure how to go about finding one...
     
  10. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    ^ Very cool - where did you get the old H. Moser?
     
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    From his grandfather iirc from TZ.
     
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    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    ^ Very cool - where did you get the old H. Moser?

    Thank you.

    From his grandfather iirc from TZ.

    Correct. [​IMG]
     
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    As a brand, JLC is really what IWC should aspire to be.

    Eh, I disagree. They have very different historical characters. While I don't like what IWC has done with itself, it should always be more Germanic and technical than JLC.

    Foo: Have you handled the Memovox Intl. IRL?

    Nope. I've only read about it.
     
  14. Eustace Tilley

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    Eh, I disagree. They have very different historical characters. While I don't like what IWC has done with itself, it should always be more Germanic and technical than JLC.

    I agree. I meant that from the perspective of their branding and the styling of their pieces. IWC has been trending towards the trendy Zenith side of things for awhile now. Of their current portfolio, I only really like the 7-Day Port and the Big Pilot.

    On the Memovox, none of the NY ADs seem to have it, which is weird.
     
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    Currently looking for a strap for my watch. The bars are fixed so I'm not sure how to go about finding one...


    lovely watch. i would put it on a nato.. find them on ebay.. something bright coloured and collegiate could look great.
     
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