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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. Romp

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    HI guys thanks ... Didnt realise the first post needed to be approved so accidently got posted twice.

    Key differences are the red R at 8, blue steel hands and the track correctly identified above. Im Australian so its just great having a piece that was never available here so, hopefully i dont run into someone with the same watch.

    Got it while on Honeymoon in Italy so bit of a momento:) Not that id sell it anytime soon but a bonus is that my local second hand dealer has offered more than i paid as he prices relative to Australian RRP of equivalent watch and i paid euro and got a hefty discount in Italy!

    Ill post pics of other watches in my collection over coming weeks
     
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    Welcome Romp from a follow Aussie! The JLC is a excellent choice, I have been thinking about pulling the trigger on a Reverso Grande GMT.
     
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    I like it. Looks better than some of omega and rolex here.
     
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    I don't think that I would get something like the Italian one unless I was in Romp's situation though. That is a heck of a story though, and I am sure you will never let go of that watch! The only Reverso variation that I really like is the Special Edition Tribute to 1931. That one is sweet. I have heard that you really need to try on Reverso's before you go for one of them though. I am interested to see how one fits on my wrist.

    And those Nomos sure are beautiful. I have been lusting after the Tangente. Despite being 35mm, I have heard that it wears quite well.
     
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    for sure. I got to try on a few last year and recently tried on the ultra thin in Hong Kong. I prefer them from the period before they started getting too big (for me) but I did like the ultra thin.
     
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    JLC Master Chronograph:

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    Beautiful master chrono. Yes I had my heart set on a reverso duo, but the grande ultra thin just rolled perfectly around my wrist like a bracelet!

    Ive got quite a few vintage pieces but im keen on a 50s reverso next... Much smaller size. The tribute to 1931 is an awesome piece too but there is a special one you can get in america that has a nice looking strap.
     
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    The fagliano strap--it looks gorgeous, but a strap will have to be replaced someday! I am not sure if I like the hands on the special edition. Thats more of whats at stake for me...I go back and forth on it. For that reason alone I would opt for the vanilla version.

    Heres the US edition. Notice the different stitching on the strap, more patina to the dial markers, and the pointed baton hands versus the flared sword hands on the worldwide edition. It certainly has added character

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    and to compare:
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    Loving all the JLCs of late guys. Beautiful!
     
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    I think you summed it up for all of us perfectly [​IMG]
     
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    Absolutely fantastic.

    Anyone have any recommendations for a strap for a Omega Connie 'pie pan'?

    Mine is basically identical to this one (not my photo) and I'm looking for an alternative to black gator/croc:

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    PS - gdl, I ended up with a Bond-style black/grey/orange NATO for my Exp 1.

    I can almost feel your :facepalm: across the globe right now. Better than the Jubilee bracelet still though IMO.
     
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    Thanks for clarifying. I haven't been following JLC as closely as I used to, and the photo was a bit small to see the differences. But the info regarding the rational for using a red R at the 8 marker is very cool!




    Again my fault for not following JLC as closely as I should recently, but your post clarified why I've seen differnet hands & stitching posted in photos on the net. So thank you. I was in Canada in the fall and tried on a Reverso 1931 and I greatly prefer the hands, dial and stitching on the world wide model over the US version (although I'd gladly accept either if my Wife wanted to buy one for me). Thanks again for your your informative post.[​IMG]
     
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    Nothing wrong with that - Rolex sport watches on bond and nato straps are fine. You need other straps though - you'll get tired of that setup quickly IMO

    Today:

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    ^ Looks naked without the espresso.
     
  17. Cylon

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    Agreed.
     
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    been gone for a bit. some great watches posted in the last week. really nice stuff guys.
     
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    nice Omega apropos! Looks great!

    Interesting variations on the JLC Reverso US edition... I like the face but something about the stitching on the strap seems a little odd....hard to tell w/ just that one pic but love the watch!
     
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