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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. Flieger

    Flieger Senior member

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    I really like it too. Are we going to have a 3 way on this board?

    Well if you must know, I am currently dating the beautiful woman [​IMG] in my avatar,..
    so this 3 way is going to be strictly platonic.. Not like Ed, Conne & the unfortunate victim of the week.
     


  2. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Suitsupply-sider

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Flieger, those Stowa pics are making me want to buy one. [​IMG]
     


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    A Y Senior member

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    Those Stowas are like the watch version of butterface. [​IMG]

    --Andre
     


  4. SoCal2NYC

    SoCal2NYC Fashion Hayzus

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    I'm selfish (I'm sure many of you could have guessed) so I typically have to buy myself something during the Holiday season while I am out buying presents for friends and family. I need something to hold me over for 2 months.

    I'm thinking:

    MeisterSinger 43mm Single Hand Tan Dial
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    38mm White Dial (on brown strap_
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    Stowa Ikarus Airman 40mm
    [​IMG]

    I feel that with my love of Glashutte Orginal and A. L&S that so many great sub-$2500-3000 (while these are all sub-$1k) options I may start collecting German watches.
     


  5. gdl203

    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I have the z1 in cream and it gets zero wrist time. If you decide to go for that one, drop me a PM and I'll be happy to sell it to someone who will use it more often
     


  6. SoCal2NYC

    SoCal2NYC Fashion Hayzus

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    For the sake of public conversation...why? You have the larger size?

    But OMG OMG OMG it would be a chance to meet you!! [​IMG]

    I also have a thing for grey, that's why I really like that Stowa.
     


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    SoCal2NYC, I like the look of the Meistersinger too and the sundial design but when I tried one on a couple of years ago I was underwhelmed. The dial, an off white color, and the case just didn’t pop, if that makes sense. I don’t remember the leather strap feeling that high quality either. I was in the market for it and decided against buying after trying it on.
     


  8. gdl203

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    Well, I think it's a very nice watch for the money to be honest. I disagree with poster above but then again, I've never been highly impressed or overwhelmed by the quality, case work or finish of a watch sold for a few hundred $...

    I don't wear it simply because it competes for wrist time with other watches that I enjoy wearing a bit more (GO, PAM, IWC BigP, Dornbluth, etc...). The Meistersinger (along with a bunch of otther watches) rarely wins. I still like the design though

    If you're interested, we could meet up and you could try it on and make your own opinion
     


  9. SoCal2NYC

    SoCal2NYC Fashion Hayzus

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    I'm going to the Watch Buys Road Show the 9-11th so hopefully I can try it on and see them in person (in addition to some other models).
     


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    I tried it on during a watch buys road show. perhaps you'll have a more favorable view. good luck.
     


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    What's the general consensus on Audemars Piguet's Royal Oak? Thinking about getting one for my next watch.
     


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    What's the general consensus on Audemars Piguet's Royal Oak? Thinking about getting one for my next watch.

    Iconic design; first expensive, all-steel sport watch. I've warmed to it over the years, but I think it's very expensive for what it is, particularly considering that some models use the Valjoux 7750 base movement. If you get one, I'd recommend one with a time-only in-house AP movement.

    Still, if you are a collector of 'significant' watches, this is arguably a must-have. However, if you just want an all-steel, sport watch on a bracelet, I'd take a look at the IWC Ingenieur Automatic with the 8000-caliber movement. It's equally high-quality, has an in-house movement with anti-magnetic protection, and costs less.
     


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    It's missing a hand. [​IMG]
     


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    Iconic design; first expensive, all-steel sport watch. I've warmed to it over the years, but I think it's very expensive for what it is, particularly considering that some models use the Valjoux 7750 base movement. If you get one, I'd recommend one with a time-only in-house AP movement.

    Still, if you are a collector of 'significant' watches, this is arguably a must-have. However, if you just want an all-steel, sport watch on a bracelet, I'd take a look at the IWC Ingenieur Automatic with the 8000-caliber movement. It's equally high-quality, has an in-house movement with anti-magnetic protection, and costs less.


    AP doesn't use a 7750 for the basis of Royal Oak chronos.
    They're using a JLC based movement with a chrono module.
    A lot of the time only Royal Oaks are using a JLC movement too.

    I think AP is finally coming out with their own in-house chrono movement soon.

    There are folks out there who dis the Ingenieur movement because of similarities to the 7750. Doesn't bother me though.
     


  15. Cantabrigian

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    What's the general consensus on Audemars Piguet's Royal Oak? Thinking about getting one for my next watch.
    I hated at first but have come to like the Offshore it a lot. (I really don't care for the non-Offshore version.)

    I don't anticipate buying one for a while. At that price you can get just about any steel watch you want.
     


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