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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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    As far as I knew, they were bought out by some Italian investment group who then took the named and made a lot of stupid pronouncements about making the brand on par with VC, PP, and AP. They figured that they had several in-house movement designs and a stock of unused movements, so that made them a true manufacturer. They priced their re-cased movements attractively, but priced them beyond all reason.

    This is just what I've heard from other Minerva nerds. I did see the concept pictures from the revamped line, but I've never seen one in the metal or even heard of a single person taking delivery.

    As far as them being a deal, they were that. The Pythagore model was around US$1200 new in the mid to late 90s. At some point the company realized that they could get a lot more and bumped the price up to $3000, but people still snapped them up. Not high production pieces, but they definitely had a place in collectors hearts.

    And now, here's my Dubey & Schaldenbrand Aerodyn Duo:


    Nice D&S. Your post brought back some memories.

    Minervas.
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    Cal 49
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    Cal 48
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    Nice!
     


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    Those tats seem to compliment the Radiomir perfectly. I generally dislike to Radiomir case but you seem to pull it off well.
     


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    Lovely, Zippyh. Is that black dialed Minerva the TZ LE?
     


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    Lovely, Zippyh. Is that black dialed Minerva the TZ LE?

    Yep. You can see the number on the side of the case in the background of one of the pics.
     


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    Thanks, I love this watch but I also own 4 other Panerai watches and I tend to wear it the most.
     


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    Am I the only one who thinks that jfclarky's wrist is too small for the Panerai?
     


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    ^^^ Dude, every time you post this pic, it renews my lust for this watch. STOP IT!!! [​IMG]
     


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    The RO is still the standard for sport watches... nice.
     


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    Am I the only one who thinks that jfclarky's wrist is too small for the Panerai?

    yes you are correct my wrist is small as hell and the only watch that fits perfect are Panerai Radiomir's.
     


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    yes you are correct my wrist is small as hell and the only watch that fits perfect are Panerai Radiomir's.

    No wrist is too small for a PAM, so keep it up!
    Nice Radiomir btw.[​IMG]
     


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    yes you are correct my wrist is small as hell and the only watch that fits perfect are Panerai Radiomir's.

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    Regards.
     


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    ^^^ Dude, every time you post this pic, it renews my lust for this watch. STOP IT!!! [​IMG]

    Just for you.

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    With its cousin.
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