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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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    For the New Yorkers in this thread, I have a watch with a 2824-2 running about 30 seconds fast per day. I do not think it is magnetized as the watch has anti magnetic properties. Anyone know of a good reputable watch repair person in NYC. I just want to take it to the best place possible. Thanks!

    Universal Watch Repair - Not NY, but quick send in service and well priced.
     


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    My loyal beater

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    Universal Watch Repair - Not NY, but quick send in service and well priced.

    Thanks. I'll send you a pm with some further questions.
     


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    My loyal beater

    A six thousand clam watch is your beater?

    I am in awe.

    Poinz
     


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    I could not resist these 2 beauties:
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    I've never understood those two models. If you're going to go to the trouble of breaking your bank to get a watch that has two sides, why not get one that actually has something on both sides?
     


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    I have not found any I actually liked on both side.
    Wearing a watch with the crown on the left doesn't work for me, so having 2 was my solution,
    Sorry for being redundant.
    View on mechanism appealed me a lot.
    And engravable version is the most classic version, I think there is nothing to understand neither to explain.
     


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    I've never understood those two models. If you're going to go to the trouble of breaking your bank to get a watch that has two sides, why not get one that actually has something on both sides?

    The model was originally created for polo players who wanted their watches on while playing but didn't want them to be damaged during the game. This way, they exposed the back of the watch (made out of metal) instead of the more fragile glass (thus preserving it).
     


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    This is my acquisition, a 1981 Rolex Stainless Datejust. Not fancy, just solid and simple, sort of like me.
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    [​IMG] I have not found any I actually liked on both side. Wearing a watch with the crown on the left doesn't work for me, so having 2 was my solution, Sorry for being redundant. View on mechanism appealed me a lot. And engravable version is the most classic version, I think there is nothing to understand neither to explain.
    Don't apologize. You've got two beautiful watches there. Wear them in good health. I was just expressing a curiosity of mine.
    The model was originally created for polo players who wanted their watches on while playing but didn't want them to be damaged during the game. This way, they exposed the back of the watch (made out of metal) instead of the more fragile glass (thus preserving it).
    Interesting. Had no idea about that. Thanks for the knowledge.
     


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    Don't apologize. You've got two beautiful watches there. Wear them in good health. I was just expressing a curiosity of mine.

    My wife has a Reverso Duetto that is actually very practical. One side is a "dress" watch, with tiny round mother-of-pearl face with dainty little hands and no numerals, and diamonds running around it. The other side is a nice practical readable watch, similar to the ones Oyaji posted upthread.
     


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    Not specially suit friendly, but one of my favourites anyway:

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    Love that beast!
     


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    A six thousand clam watch is your beater?
    It was a lot less than that when i bought it nine years ago. It's also a very rugged watch and one I don't mind knocking around - it has seen a lot and I tend to reach for that one the most on weekends.
     


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