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. Warren G.

    Warren G. Senior member

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    I find these watches UGLY. They look like "toy" watches. $700? LOL.
    +1...before I got into watches. I still thought they look really funky. I'm saving up for a GO PML or possibly a IWC Port. It's going take a few months, but hopefully I can get some wrist shot soon [​IMG]
     


  2. TheWraith

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    What do you mean? [​IMG]

    You've posted three pics of it already in a short space of time. Which is fine by me, please show more of it by all means. I like the look of it immensely and I didn't even know Rolex made a quartz watch.
     


  3. ManofKent

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    Nice.

    I had an old auto Searock from the '70s - unfortunately looked like a poor man's Rolex. Ironically Roamer dates back to the 1880s from memory. Still, I had a lot of issues with the day/date mechanism on mine so I 'retired' it rather than continue to go broke getting it fixed.

    I think the Chinese own Roamer now though they are still made in Switzerland.

    They're still an independent Swiss company, although they had influx of capital a few years back from sale of shares, so the new shareholders might be a Chinese concern.

    Nice Roamer

    Thanks
     


  4. Kappelan

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    I didn't even know Rolex made a quartz watch.

    Of course they did, see this link http://www.oysterquartz.net/
     


  5. TheWraith

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    Of course they did, see this link http://www.oysterquartz.net/

    Thanks for that. I had no idea. Very informative.
     




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    You sure do like that OysterQuartz, Kapp. So do I, looks really good.

    Agreed.
     


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    Posting actual watch photos.

    Vintage ZENITH 18 JEWEL MANUAL MOVEMENT CAL.120T
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    Vulcain Classic 1951 Cricket Wecker 38mm
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    S. Coffman Sterling Gold Plated
    For those who don't know how these are presented, S. Coifman
    uses a box which is also a book. Open the book and there are pages
    introducing the new owner to the company. When the last page is turned, there is the watch!
    No, this is a post Invicta model so it's not an ultra limited edition of between 2 and 12 or
    fourteen, as they once did. Before Invicta, they would go out
    and buy vintage movements and design watches around them. The number
    of units in the edition depended on how many movements they had
    of that given type, making each watch extremely rare and a hand
    made work of art.

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    s. coifman Sterling day date
     


  8. ManofKent

    ManofKent Senior member

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    nice
    A few pieces I just picked up.


    Vintage ZENITH 18 JEWEL MANUAL MOVEMENT CAL.120T
    Vulcain Classic 1951 Cricket Wecker 38mm
    S. Coffman Sterling Gold Plated
    s. coifman Sterling day date


    Interesting finds, I particularly like the Vulcain. I'm not familiar with Coifman.
     


  9. TTO

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    some low class bling...

    [​IMG] DSC02559 by The-0, on Flickr[/IMG]

    new old stock 70's Camy Geneve
     


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    ^Nice dial
     


  11. Alter

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    A few years ago I fell in love with the look of a Stowa Marine Automatic after seeing it on the forum here somewhere. The only problem is that I didn't like the look of the date box. Like this:

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    I contacted them and asked if they could do a special order without the date box. They said that they couldn't but that some special limited editions do come out and that it may be possible in the future.

    So, I patiently waited and read their periodical emails that mentioned special editions and whatnot. Finally, my chance came but the special edition featured a rather expensive movement that was, frankly, above my budget. But I emailed to get on the waiting list anyways.

    So, (as I move in TL;DR territory) it turns out that they couldn't source that expensive movement so they apologized and offered the watch with their normal (cheaper) mechanism but with the design without the date box. Perfect!

    It arrived today:

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    Casio EF-503 on olive NATO-strap from Singularstraps [​IMG]


    First post!
     


  13. Steve Thomas

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    Casio EF-503 on olive NATO-strap from Singularstraps [​IMG]


    First post!


    Damn that looks good.
     


  14. IBJanky

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    This is the watch I want next [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Seiko Ananta Spring Drive Chronograph SPS007J1

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    myke
     


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