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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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    You do seem rather comfortable there.

    Morning cab ride to the airport. Sun lights shining through on all the shades of blue I was wearing that day. It was a kodak moment.

    (the tie bulge is not... you know [​IMG] )
     


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    (the tie bulge is not... you know [​IMG] )
    I believe that only occurs in Vox's photos.
     


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    really nice!!
     


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    So many beautiful time pieces here, just brings tears to my eyes! Hmmm, been collecting for some time now also, but my favorite pieces these days seem to be my Rolex Oyster Royalite, c. 1940s (my IWC Portofino is my daily wearer currently). On weekends, I enjoy my vintage WWII Rolex Skyrocket (shockproof, military dial) which I inherited from my father (along with his gold Air King). Otherwise, I’ll put on my vintage Tudor Oyster Air Lion (by Rolex), c. 1950 (jet-black honey comb dial). The Royalite, Skyrocket and Air Lion are all manual wind, smaller dials (boy’s size by today’s standard, but standard size for military pieces; then, the Portofino’s not much bigger, itself a mid-size and slim, as noted above. Though I like the Tool watches/larger cases also (I love that GMT, very nice; myself have a Submariner which reminds me is due for its service/overhaul), as they serve their purpose extremely well; but I’m just as likely to put on my Ebel Discovery or Raymond Weil Sport (on black rubber) when on vacation – or even a Hammy Khaki Chrono (has the 7750 workhorse, and also an excellent entry-level Swiss in response to those asking about entry levels, in my op.), as I really don’t want to attract undue attention when taking to the drink (aka the sea as in water sports) or otherwise in foreign lands, but could just be me (I’m just saying, that’s all … ). Ah, but if I were calculating cross winds/impending doom [as per the Breitling comment above, love it and your watch! (and in terms of collecting, the more complicated, the better they say)] ... Rolex: A bit of History: That said, I personally enjoy the fact that Rolex made watches in Canada during the war, selling them to CDN soldiers going overseas at PX military stores (note: Omega, Breitling and Rodania enjoyed contracts with the RCAF to make spec chronos through the 1950s, w/ Heuer making Flieger chronos for Germany (1935-40s), and Hamilton produced for the US military, suspending all civilian production for it, I believe). Rolex further supported Allied troops during WW2 in that, on being captured and losing their watches, POWs could order a Rolex on their “promise to pay” later (saying an officer's word was enough, though Hans Wilsdorf never collected, as I recall; whole thing boosted morale of the allies in turn). Just a bit of history on Rolex, which thought some people might like to know and which I’d share, in turn for all the wonderful pieces shared here. I'll see about getting a macro so that I can share some of mine with you, and thank you all again for sharing - I say again, wonderful pieces! tl/DR Rolex supported the allies, making watches in Canada for soldiers and gifting watches to POWs in the camps during WWII, being also the first to patent/bring many firsts to market, and I like them, too (history, along w. engineering quality).
     


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    Today's wear - two worn old pieces, with lovely patina...

    [​IMG]

    /M
     


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    Today's wear - two worn old pieces, with lovely patina...

    [​IMG]

    /M


    These are stunning [​IMG] Definitely on the lookout for a vintage Rolex
     


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    Both made in 1969..
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    Both made in 1969..
    [​IMG]


    Love vintage Rolexes, the new ones are too blingy for me.
     


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    Wow that orient looks really nice! Congrats!
     


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    Not mine -- but I am considering this watch. Because I trust my internets friends so much. I am curious to hear opinions. I have a dress watch and thought this would be a great casual watch.
     


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    Very nice! What is the name of this model?
     


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    Very nice! What is the name of this model?

    Thanks, it's Hamilton Khaki Field Automatic 42mm. I find the it looks much nicer in person than many of it's stock photo's suggest.

    I can wear with a suit; like the other photos, or casual - pretty versatile.

    [​IMG]
     


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