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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. 0b5cur1ty

    0b5cur1ty Distinguished Member

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    Looks beautiful on the black leather strap, very clean. I've always had a soft spot for the Mark XV.
     


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    My Panerai watches, a titanium/choco dial 118 and a JLC powered 8-day 190.

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    Cool - nice straps, too.
     


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  4. totenhosen

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    Just bought these two vintage Omegas to start my collection - one more formal and one a little casual.

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    Consider purchasing the one below as well to add the gold color, but I'm guessing it's better to mix it up with some other brands when starting a collection. It's just that the vintage Omegas seem to be such a great value and are really beautiful. Look at the picture below - what would you do?

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    Should I buy or consider something else in the <$2K price range?



    I don't have the credentials to speak to the merits of buying these as vintage or not but wow they look awesome. I'm a big fan of the ranchero (e.g. http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/2008/10...-it-watch.html) as well.
     


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    Thanks, still debating buying the last one, but I think it's too similar to the first one I just purchased so I will likely let it pass.
     


  6. zippyh

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    Even more rare:
    White dial IWC Mark XV - "Gadebusch"; year 2000; 50 piece edition.
    Compared to the (slightly) more common white dial Mark XV - this version offered a cleaner dial (no "˜Mark XV' printed above "˜Automatic'); individually numbered caseback (stamped XX / 50); the markers are applied as on the standard white dial Mark XV (vs. painted on the standard black dial Mark XV).


    Yeah I remember that edition. It's what prompted me to go after the "standard" white dial when it was released.

    Some more Mk XV love.
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    Overly large box with scarf.
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    Plain old black dial.
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    Decided to try out Parnis, since they seem to have some cool designs and don't break the bank. I was surprised with the quality when I opened it up. I guess not all watches need to cost thousands of dollars. This will give me some variety while hunting for a red 72 Sub and saving for a new Daytona.

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    Does anyone care to comment about this watch/maker and my question about GMT function? [​IMG]
    <snip> Does anyone have any thoughts on Steinhart? I really like their Aviation GMT Automatic and am considering it for my first mechanical. Just am not 100% on the four allen looking bolts on the top being shinier than the matter watchcase.. Also thinking it may be a tiny bit too big for my wrist (19cm all the way around, 6-6.5cm looking down at it). Also wondering about the GMT functionality - I think the fourth hand has a different dial than the third hand.. at least it seems to point to the 24 hour coordinates on the raised dial, so a 6pm position for the third hand would be 12:00 (so midday) for the fourth hand. Would that be correct or am I missing something? Photos linked directly from: http://www.steinhartwatches.de/index...D=25&lang_nr=1 [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    Does anyone here know how much I can get a used Breitling Chronomat for? I'm looking for one with a blue face and in good condition... Also how much could a new one be had for from the black market?
     


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    anyone happen to know what model of patek philippe this is?

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    Does anyone have any thoughts on Steinhart? I really like their Aviation GMT Automatic and am considering it for my first mechanical. Just am not 100% on the four allen looking bolts on the top being shinier than the matter watchcase.. Also thinking it may be a tiny bit too big for my wrist (19cm all the way around, 6-6.5cm looking down at it).

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    Also wondering about the GMT functionality - I think the fourth hand has a different dial than the third hand.. at least it seems to point to the 24 hour coordinates on the raised dial, so a 6pm position for the third hand would be 12:00 (so midday) for the fourth hand. Would that be correct or am I missing something?


    Anyone care to comment about this watch/maker and my question about GMT function? [​IMG]
    Steinhart make excellent watches, although I find this particular model a bit bulky.

    Yes, on a GMT (or UTC) watch the standard hour hand references the standard hour markers while the GMT/UTC hour hand references the 24-hour GMT/UTC hour markers. Minutes and seconds are of course the same for both.

    The GMT/UTC hour hand rotates around the dial once every 24 hours. Therefore, one can use it to monitor a second time zone (displayed on the dial inner, dial outer, chapter ring, or GMT bezel) by setting the second time zone (can be GMT or any other zone) via the GMT hand. Some watches (for instance GMT divers) may have both GMT markers and a rotating GMT bezel, so that one can actually monitor 3 different time zones.

    To set a GMT watch: if you live, for example. in the PST time zone and want to set the second time zone to EST, at 6:00 PM PST the standard hour hand would be set at 6:00, and the GMT hand would be set at 9:00 PM (21:00). If instead you wanted to set the second zone to GMT time the standard hour hand would be set at 6:00, and the GMT hand would be set at 1:00 AM (01:00). Etc.

    If you are travelling to a different time zone, you can instead set the GMT/UTC hand to your home zone and set the standard hour hand to the local time in the zone that you are in. Just remember that Daylight Savings Time does not occur on the same day in each country!
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    This is a GMT watch with a GMT chapter ring (2 zones).
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    This is a GMT watch with a GMT bezel (2 zones).
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    This is a GMT watch with a GMT sub-dial (2 zones).
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    This is a UTC watch with a UTC time wheel (2 zones).
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    This is a GMT watch with both a non-rotating GMT chapter ring and a rotating GMT bezel (3 zones).
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    These are just some examples. There are other types of GMT watches, but these are the basics. Hope that helps.
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    I found a cool shell cordovan band I like, which measures to about 15mm or 16mm. I know nothing about watches. is this a common enough size I will be able to find a cool watch to go with it?
     


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    Black &amp; White....

    Nice watches. Great collection... Enjoy of it!
     


  14. gdl203

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    anyone happen to know what model of patek philippe this is?

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    LOL
     


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    I found a cool shell cordovan band I like, which measures to about 15mm or 16mm. I know nothing about watches. is this a common enough size I will be able to find a cool watch to go with it?

    That's a pretty small lug width for a men's watch. Normally 17 - 19mm for older models and 20mm and up for newer.
     


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