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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. Akeem

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    thinking about taking the plunge and buying a panerai. looking at the 111 or 104. any other models i should look at in that range.


    Many in that range to consider. You have to narrow down what you want. auto vs manual. date vs no date. sec hand vs no sec hand. luminor vs radiomir. steel vs titanium.

    Also take a look at the 000, 005, 176, 177. If you like the sub look, the 24/25 are great. If you got the cash, then look at the 312 or 351 which are in house with a larger 1950's cases.
     
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    the biggest debate for me is auto versus manual wind. i have never owned a manual wind watch before, but i guess there's a first for everything. i do prefer luminors over radiomirs, i know that much.
     
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    I got my 37mm Omega Seamaster 120 (the first real watch I ever bought) back from servicing last week. I forgot how well a watch of this size wears on the watch. It feels great and looks fine. Now my 43mm Aquaracer 500 looks cartoonish by comparison.
     
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    When are you looking to let go of those Omegas?
     
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    Personally, for most men I think anything over 40mm is too big. 35-40mm, depending on the dial size is generally the sweet spot for a wristwatch IMO. trend towards giant watches is a fad and will go out of fashion soon enough.

    If you have arms like a gorilla or a twig then there are probably exceptions to be made.
     
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    For me personally, it really depends how thick the watch is. I'm down to one watch atm. My Sea-Dweller is 40mm and just fits perfectly on my wrist. The Submariner is also a really comfortable watch as well. On a random note. I been itching for these two watches TT Blue Submariner and Breitling Navitimer. I honestly don't know why.
     
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    I would keep the Blue Spark and sell everything for that Panerai :foo:. Well I had 4 watches, but now I'm down to one.
     
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    Agreed. The tend is slowly dying. Anything larger than 42mm on my arm is really pushing it.
     
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    I know what you mean, but I got in the habit of daily winding a RAD and it's really no pain - enjoyable, really. If your autos aren't on a winder then you have to shake them up anyway when you're not wearing them.
     
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    Just ordered a Magrette. Will post pic's when it shows up!
     
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    Which one? My cousin got a Moana and I think its a fun looking watch, got a really nice lume.

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    An early present to myself to celebrate a 'significant' birthday -

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    That's a good present. I got the same, currently wearing it with a nato strap :).
     
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    Cheers. I have already purchased a few nato straps and am keen to try them at some stage. For the time being, I am enjoying the bracelet, which is so much lighter and more comfortable than the bracelet of my old Planet Ocean, which had solid links. While I was previously keen to purchase a 5513 with domed plexiglass crystal and nicely patined dial, I don't find the 14060M too bling, despite the use of white gold; the lume is great and it probably better fits my lifestyle, in case I decide to go for a dive with it.
     
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    How old is that watch?
     
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    Enjoy it :), like i do everyday when wearing it :D.
     
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    Mid-70s.
     
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