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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. tennisguru

    tennisguru Senior member

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    My daily (well, it swaps in and out with a TAG Kirium)

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  2. Cuttingboard

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    I had a PAM Rad Black Seal Automatic 45mm that I had to sell because the crown would dig into my hand. I'm considering the Luminor GMT 40mm but I'm not in any hurry to drop the cash.
     
  3. stanford88

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    Sounds like a good idea -- I feel that Luminors wear larger than the Radiomirs. I've experience the crown digging into my wrist from time to time but only occasionally.

    FWIW, my IWC is 42mm in diameter.
     
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    Cuttingboard Senior member

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    I would guess the Luminor seems larger because of the crown guard.

    I was thinking your IWC was 44mm, my bad!!
     
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  5. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Luminors look and feel larger than Radiomirs but they also sit more comfortably on the wrist because of the curved lugs.
     
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    I have no beef at all with GO - they make lovely watches, and definately feel like a luxury product. However, I am not sure that I agree with you that the finishing on the dial and movement of a GO is superior to a GS.

    I own a GS and have attached a couple of phots, taken below from my iPhone (quality is not the best, sorry), with a view to trying (not very successfully perhaps) to capture the quality of the finish. The dial, including the batton markers and hands, are highly polished.

    Yesterday I had the opportunity to compare my GS with the current model DateJust (with smooth bezel and oyster bracelet) and thought that my GS was clearly superior to the Rolex, in terms of finishing.

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  7. whyme?

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    apologies if this is the wrong spot for this, but..

    which max bill? i was always partial to the numbered version, but the pure simplicity of the alternative has got me thinking.

    the numbered version is a little less formal, right? maybe that's what seals it for me.

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  8. bhall41

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    My Mk XV on new 'boots' - cordovan strap in cognac:

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    This is a gorgeous watch.
     
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    Agreed. My colleague has a GS and I have personally handled a few of their models and compared these to GO. GO is overly praised for its pricepoint.

    I only pointed out the unbiased favouritism that the forum has for GO. It makes you all sound like sheep following a shepard. Very funny.

    To the person that stated that I own a GP, yes I do. Now what was yoour point about it not being on top of the food chain?

    The lack originality in this thread is very very comforting to me. Good to know the amount of thinking going on.
     
  11. Trompe le Monde

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    have u also considered Nomos?
     
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  12. whyme?

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    ^ i sure have but out of my price range, unfortunately. this is it!
     
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    That's a really nice looking watch but you cannot argue that the movement is nicer than this

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  14. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Is there a Grand Seiko that looks like these?

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    Really? Does it help you sleep at night too?
     
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    No.

    Also, the bottom left GO movement: manual wind rattrapante chronograph :slayer:
     
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    Those GO movements are very nicely decorated - and superior to my GS, or any other GS I have seen. Happy to concede that. I remain unconvinced that the finish, apart from the movement, is superior to GS - not to say that it isn't very nice. As I said in my earlier post, I have no beef with GO.
     
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    Has anyone bought a strap from Sirtoli? I need a strap for my 1959 Omega Seamaster manual wind and have not been able to find anything that impresses me.

    Since the watch is 36mm, a small grain Alligator (below) would be ideal as to not overpower the watch.

    Suggestions?

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  20. leon12

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    I have a few Sirtoli straps, they are nice.
     
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