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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. ethanm

    ethanm Senior member

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    I have gained a ton of respect for photog's skills the last few years. Taking pictures is not easy!
     
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    x-post from MC WAYWRN, and perhaps a bit pedestrian for all here, but I love this watch. My first "real watch" and one I wear nearly every day.

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    +1, I am awful. That picture I took was far and away the best I have ever taken, and I actually have a decent camera.
     
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    i think the shoes cost almost as much as the watch ?
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    About 60%. I am working on it. The next watch will be more impressive :)
     
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    It's funny what people decide is an acceptable price for a given luxury item. I have no problem spending 5k+ on a watch but I can't bring myself to buy shoes over ~$500. Priorities!
     
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    Yeah, same. All of my shoes were on clearance/sale, or got it from the sales rep because i worked at a shoe store when i was in college, none were more than $300 lol
     
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    I really just can't decide what to do with my next watch purchase, to be honest. Whether it is better to get something less expensive, that I care less for, or to wait and splurge on something I really love. My [somewhat achievable] grail right now is the GO Panomatic Lunar, but to get that would mean waiting for quite sometime... A couple years at least.
     
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    The GO is a beautiful watch, the double swan neck is stunning in photos and even more so in person. I've found that I wear my "affordables" a couple times and decide I don't like them anymore and sell them for a loss, which is why I stopped buying them altogether. As long as you have a watch to wear to work and one for play I would save up for the GO.
     
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    Yeah, that has been my feeling as of late. I feel that I am always happier with something I really like, rather than a placeholder. I guess that is true of most things though. My true love is a Patek 5146, but I don't think I will be saving up for that one any time soon :).
     
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    Some more SINN love.

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    Suggest a strap for this JLC. It should be one of a leather which can be shipped internationally under current law (CITES?). It currently has a dark brown crocodile as seen in the pic but it is in tatters now and the the local JLC dealer hasn't been able to arrange a replacement for the past year. I dont want to order a croc over the internet for fear that it would be seized by Indian customs

    Thanks

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    Also found this pic while looking for the JLC pic.

    In the show window of the a watch shop in Vienna

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    Go for a tan or honey coloured ostrich strap, it will look great and will only look better with time. Another option is a grained leather, e.g. buffalo or even pebblegrain calf.

    Another nice alternative if you're in a more iconoclastic mood is grey. I've seen matte grey croc (I know, I know, CITES...) get combined very well with silverface watches.

    Does Indian customs really open packages to check?
     
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    Talk to Luk-cha. He will sort you out. Here's his leather goods blog.

    http://portlandstreet.tumblr.com/
     
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    My daily wearer, Rolex DeepSea Sea Dweller, on a military Nato strap and Thomas Pink shirt
     
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    surely there's more than one JLC retailer in all of India? If not, you could arrange to have the band switched when you go overseas on a trip and then wear it when you come back.

    I had some cheap calfskin band on my watch and while it was intended to be temporary and it cost that much, it was ugly as hell and I should've not even spent the $20 or whatever it cost. I just replaced it last week with some real crocodile and it's so satisfying, and while it's some third party French brand and doesn't have the little JLC stamp on the buckle, I'm happy with it, cost me about $200.

    Perhaps toadskin would pass customs regulations - toadskins are only worth about $1-2 in the finished hide, which is obviously quite a bit less than what it costs to acquire a nice crocodile hide.... and you know what? I kinda like toadskin bands on dress watches, they're kinda elegant in colors like grey or sage.
     
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