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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. NYCESQ

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    Here's a picture of my formal dress watch. I picked it up for a fantastic price. (It was purchased couple of years ago at a time when it was on sale AND Bing Shopping had a 50% cashback offer going on simultaneously, plus free shipping and no tax). I don't wear it too often, but it always draws compliments.

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    Finally it arrives! My new baby :). Could not be any happier.

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    Also, that Cartier is absolutely wonderful.
     
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    I'm not quite sure I would say that. I would not wear my 5513 every day, mostly because of the acrylic crystal - if he doesn't want to worry about banging his watch around, he should get a watch with a sapphire crystal as an every day watch. Mine gets a scratch on the crystal about once every 4 or 5 wears.
     
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    For this reason I'm happy to have had a 14060 as a daily beater for more than 20 years now, even though I prefer the look of a 5513 with a matte dial. As for the scratches, are they pretty easy to buff out yourself or do you have to take it to a shop/AD?
     
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    They're very easy to buff out (a little bit of toothpaste, rub rub rub, here you go), but it's an added layer of maintenance. I just wouldn't recommend for daily wear
     
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    Stunning JLC Newcomer!!! Did you order it online?
     
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    I did actually. I picked it up on Timezone, in like-new condition. I was probably going to get something more... reasonable, but for the price I really don't think I can do any better. It has a couple hairline scuffs, but nothing that a polish could not easily remove. It is less than a year old and really looks like it was on a winder for most of it :).

    And thanks for the compliments. I really love how it wears.
     
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    nice score Newcomer! looks great!
     
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    Great find...I need to search Timezone more often especially since I'll be in the market for the IWC in a couple months.
     
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    a beautiful piece newcomer.
     
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    me too. I've been scoping there for a JLC Reverso Grand Taille for a little while.
     
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    I saw that listing - well done.
     
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    Thanks a bunch guys. I will be wearing it in good health :)


    Thanks Lonneker, yeah, I thought that was an excellent deal for a watch that really does not show up very often.
     
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    Rolex Milgauss GV

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    Got a '68 Submariner 5513 just before Christmas. Next to it is the PAM 111.

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    Love vintage Subs...Congrats!!!


    Can anyone recommend a good watch winder? They only brand that I know of is Orbita but they're a little out of my price range.
     
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    I had an acrylic crystal GMT as a daily wearer for 10 years. The scuffs the crystal gets are not a big deal and they are so easy to buff off that I would not let that influence me if I wanted a vintage Rolex, but to each his own.
     
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