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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. gdl203

    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Cool maybe I'll check them out (names?). I'm also trying to sweeten up the owners of some of the stores (ADs) in my region I now oversee who carry Rolex, Ulysee Nardin, Hublot, Panerai and IWC to see what they could offer me.

    Good luck with that one!

    Check out Gary Jemal (aka jemwatch) on Paneristi and his watches on the collector market
     


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    Gus Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    Nice find meister! Even though Rivkin was a complete dick (and that is partly reflected in his collection of watches) I really love this one:

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    I'm thinking about the Submersible for Christmas; but, I want to try it on. Is it that much heftier in terms of weight?

    Also what's the best Panerai source in NY? I don't want to go to Torneau and the only other placed I've been in Wempe.


    I got a sub a few months back, socal. Yes they are hefty, but compared with say a luminor historic model, the weight difference isn't much. Though I could not picture you wearing those 1000m subs with your TB suit! [​IMG]
     


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    I got a sub a few months back, socal. Yes they are hefty, but compared with say a luminor historic model, the weight difference isn't much. Though I could not picture you wearing those 1000m subs with your TB suit! [​IMG]

    Yah I typically only wear the Longines with Thom Browne. I like the Glashutte with Black Fleece though. [​IMG]
     


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    What about the Luminor Submersible?
    Does the extra casing just add insult to injury when you're already at 44mm?


    The 1000M Sub (aka La Bomba) I've always thought looks smaller than the rest of the 44mm line. I think it's due to the relatively smaller dial and thicker bezel. Same with the regular Submersible but to a lesser extent.

    Of course the thickness and weight of the 1000M more than makes up for any perceived smallness.

    There's always the Titanium Sub too if you're worried about weight.

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    Somebody's creaming in their pants. [​IMG]
     


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    visiting this watch thread may be dangerous to my bank account.......
     


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    My new IWC Novecento. I've been wearing it for almost a month now.

    The movement was adapted from the DaVinci perpetual developed by Kurt Klaus. The entire calendar is advanced simply by turning the crown. When I first got it, it was set to 2000, and I spent about 45 minutes advancing the calendar seven years. The day, date, month and year are quick-jump, but the moonphase is continuous like the hour and minute hands. Due to the gearing, the moonphase will need to be adjusted by one day after about 120 years.

    Attachment 6483 Attachment 6484

    Pics of the movement poached from the IWC collector's forum.

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    Red, that is one nice looking time piece. [​IMG]
     


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    Maybe my next purchase, though like everyone on this forum any other opinions would be appreciated.

    FYI - I usually wear SS diver/sports style watches such the Rolex GMT Master II, Rolex Submariner 5513, IWC Fliegerchronograph 3706, Omega Speedmaster Professional or my current daily basher the Omega Planet Ocean. The common theme is that they are all black face & wear with either SS bracelet or change to a leather croc strap (either black or caramel depending on what colour shoues I'm wearing & if I have teh time to swap over in the morning).

    Lately I have noticed how common the watches I wear are on others, in particular in meetings etc. So I am looking for a change.

    Maybe I explain my thinking..

    What attracted me to this is the story & history behind the designer - a great talking/discussion point (just like using an unusual pen - everyone has a Mont Blanc..). Even better for me is that it not readily accessible, not because it is price prohibitive but the fact that it is a limited run & not readily available.

    Aesthetically it is simple which is important - it is a time piece, so one should be able to read the face without second guessing (like so many watches today that are full of complications).

    As for rarity, the first production was limited in numbers (1000) as well as never to be repeated. Unlike the likes of Panerai which in most cases are price prohibitive & release numbered runs of most models every year.

    http://www.giulianomazzuoli.com/

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    Sorry for the rant..
     


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    I'm speechless. Speechless! I make a decent income and all--but setting aside 8k of disposable income on my dream watch (a Panerai Daylight--steel band please) seems like something that may never happen. Yet there are photos here not of one Panerai--but a collection of them.

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    Maybe my next purchase, though like everyone on this forum any other opinions would be appreciated.

    FYI - I usually wear SS diver/sports style watches such the Rolex GMT Master II, Rolex Submariner 5513, IWC Fliegerchronograph 3706, Omega Speedmaster Professional or my current daily basher the Omega Planet Ocean. The common theme is that they are all black face & wear with either SS bracelet or change to a leather croc strap (either black or caramel depending on what colour shoues I'm wearing & if I have teh time to swap over in the morning).

    Lately I have noticed how common the watches I wear are on others, in particular in meetings etc. So I am looking for a change.

    Maybe I explain my thinking..

    What attracted me to this is the story & history behind the designer - a great talking/discussion point (just like using an unusual pen - everyone has a Mont Blanc..). Even better for me is that it not readily accessible, not because it is price prohibitive but the fact that it is a limited run & not readily available.

    Aesthetically it is simple which is important - it is a time piece, so one should be able to read the face without second guessing (like so many watches today that are full of complications).

    As for rarity, the first production was limited in numbers (1000) as well as never to be repeated. Unlike the likes of Panerai which in most cases are price prohibitive & release numbered runs of most models every year.

    http://www.giulianomazzuoli.com/

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    Sorry for the rant..


    Giuliano Mazzuoli designed a very distinctive watch. I love seeing them since I am a fan of the look for vintage gauges, dials, watch faces, etc. He seems to capture a modern vintage look. I'm just a little hesitant about the watch band, it is somewhat thin looking IMO, and the way it attaches is not as appealing to me as lugs. But, I am still considering one because it is still unique.

    By the way, he also designed a very cool range of pens. Google his name. They are beautiful and a wonderful option to Mont Blanc.
     


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