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. bhall41

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    If you were a diver, then a big watch face is a plus, imo. The 39 - 40mm subs are too small in the murky depths and the 47mm + divers don't look out of place when strapped on a wet suit or just wearing at sea. Unless you have a big wrist they can look a little strange on dry land, however.

    In fact, if you were a serious diver you would not wear a dive watch while actually diving. While I appreciate the history and aesthetic of dive watches, I never wear one diving. Wrist mounted computers / digital depth and bottom timers are what are worn nowadays.
     


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    In fact, if you were a serious diver you would not wear a dive watch while actually diving. While I appreciate the history and aesthetic of dive watches, I never wear one diving. Wrist mounted computers / digital depth and bottom timers are what are worn nowadays.

    http://www.lindewerdelin.com/page/9078/black-anodised

    If only I have a Biformeter that goes with it, voila ready for modern day diving!
     


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    http://www.lindewerdelin.com/page/9078/black-anodised

    If only I have a Biformeter that goes with it, voila ready for modern day diving!


    An interesting, and potentially useful, device but I won't be discarding my Suunto and UWATEC computers any time soon!
     


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    I think this looks great on your wrist. I dig it.

    Sadly not my wrist [​IMG]
     


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    Was your dad in the CIA or an operator or something? .. actually don't answer that I don't want to know :p -- nice rolex/sentimental value. I really like this look/period for rolex actually.

    Just a man with either a lot of bad luck or good luck, depending on how you look at it. After escaping Vietnam, he got stuck in Cambodia. After escaping that, he ended up in Iran and worked in Chinese restaurants for a while. Then the Iranian Revolution hit and he had to run to a different country. He settled on some place that was sure not to have civil strife - Canada.
     


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    does that have 3G access to commissioner gordon's cellphone?
     


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    here's another one of mine, gets the most comments for obvious reasons

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    I never liked "busy" watches myself, but I must say that thats a damn good looking watch.
     


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    In fact, if you were a serious diver you would not wear a dive watch while actually diving. While I appreciate the history and aesthetic of dive watches, I never wear one diving. Wrist mounted computers / digital depth and bottom timers are what are worn nowadays.

    I do - I like the idea of redudancy (and wearing a nice watch over the suit).

    /M
     


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    The problem with diving is that it's an environment very rich in stainless steel & sharp corners. I scratched a sapphire crystal on a dive boat.
     


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    -1 for it is an abomination
     


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    I do - I like the idea of redudancy (and wearing a nice watch over the suit).

    /M


    Fair enough but what about the fact a dive watch only shows elapsed time, not depth? I wear a computer on my wrist and carry a back up in my dry suit pocket.

    Anyhow, will stop posting off topic. Post your dive watches!
     


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    A classic... I still have a soft spot for this watch.

    [​IMG]
     


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    I picked this up from the post office on my way to work this morning. Oh, Rolex is such a slippery slope [​IMG]

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