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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. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    On the wrist today:

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    On the wrist today:

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    That's a lovely "Explorer" dial. I like the vintage myself:

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    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    ^^^ Nice dial! Quite similar actually...

    On the wrist today:

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    Thats my favorite of your watches you've posted. Very nice.
     
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    GDL, are all those Panerais on OEM straps? They look very great.
     
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    ^^^ Nice dial! Quite similar actually...

    On the wrist today:

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    Gdl, did you swap out the original black hands for gold ones?
     
  7. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Thats my favorite of your watches you've posted. Very nice.
    Thanks
    GDL, are all those Panerais on OEM straps? They look very great.
    The last two pictured are on OEM straps, although not the straps they came with out of the box. The Radiomir Base comes on a black calf strap.
    Gdl, did you swap out the original black hands for gold ones?
    Yes and no. I didn't swap them with another set of hands - I had the original hands stripped of the black paint and plated with 18k gold
     
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    ^^^ Nice dial! Quite similar actually...

    On the wrist today:

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    Great mix of textures. This pic shows the difference between how 99.9% of large watches are worn and how they are worn well.
     
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    Yes and no. I didn't swap them with another set of hands - I had the original hands stripped of the black paint and plated with 18k gold

    Is there a reason why you went that route instead of just getting another set?
     
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    Is there a reason why you went that route instead of just getting another set?

    Yes - I wanted it to be permanent. When the 210 came out, I instantly saw it as my "poor man's" PAM21 so I bought one with the specific intention of plating the hands and swapping the band to a brown alligator.

    Also, most hands sold on eBay and other sources are not really OEM - some of them are parts from fake Panerai and I hate the idea of giving a cent of my money to counterfeiters
     
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    Yes - I wanted it to be permanent. When the 210 came out, I instantly saw it as my "poor man's" PAM21 so I bought one with the specific intention of plating the hands and swapping the band to a brown alligator.

    Also, most hands sold on eBay and other sources are not really OEM - some of them are parts from fake Panerai and I hate the idea of giving a cent of my money to counterfeiters


    Gotcha. Looks good--probably should have come that way from the factory, in my opinion.
     
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    Sorry I was too lazy to turn on another light so I used my monitor.
    Longines vintage 14k gold Mystery Dial
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    I've post the lightbox pics from when I bought it; but, never a wrist shot.
    I typically only wear it when I wear Thom Browne or Black Fleece...but, I'm looking at the Glashutte Original Senator 60s or the IWC Portifino slim in rose gold that will most likely "replace" it.
     
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    I typically only wear it when I wear Thom Browne or Black Fleece...

    Are you thinking of the expression "all the time"...?[​IMG]

    /M
     
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    Just started getting in to watches. Still learning and finding out exactly what I like. Here is one of my new purchases, A Laco 42mm Pilot manual wind with Unitas movement. I also have a few different straps on order to try out with it[​IMG]

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    GDL...that cognac strap looks great, really compliments the gold hands. Have you ever posted a complete list of your collection? I would love to see a "collection" photo a la Aportnoy's shoe pics.
     
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    GDL...that cognac strap looks great, really compliments the gold hands. Have you ever posted a complete list of your collection? I would love to see a "collection" photo a la Aportnoy's shoe pics.

    I think I've been posting most of them in this thread (haven't posted the cheaper ones, like my Hamilton Khaki or a couple of vinatge ones or my Suuntos), especially in the first pages. But I haven't taken a family picture, yet. I will when aportnoy posts one of his entire shoe collection! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Just started getting in to watches. Still learning and finding out exactly what I like. Here is one of my new purchases, A Laco 42mm Pilot manual wind with Unitas movement. I also have a few different straps on order to try out with it[​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    Looks very 'Luftwaffe'. Nice.
     
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    kali - the watch looks very nice. How does it feel on the wrist? It looks a little too large for your wrist, no?
     
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    kali - the watch looks very nice. How does it feel on the wrist? It looks a little too large for your wrist, no?

    It is a little large for sure, but it is already really growing on me after just last night and today's wear time. I have small wrists at a whopping 6.75" size. Plus the angle of the pic and the positioning of my hand on the table is pushing the watch off center. Surprisingly it actually feels very comfortable though and I barely notice it. Where as the "SAR" which is a much heftier piece, I notice much more.

    Edit: I really wish my wrists were a little larger, atleast 7.25" because most of the watches that I am attracted to are on the larger side.
     
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    It is a little large for sure, but it is already really growing on me after just last night and today's wear time. I have small wrists at a whopping 6.75" size. Surprisingly it actually feels very comfortable though and I barely notice it. Where as the "SAR" which is a much heftier piece, I notice much more.

    Very cool. Enjoy it! Laco was one of the original manufacturer of the B-Uhr so they have a real claim on the design and are not jumping on the Big Pilot bandwagon like a lot of other brands. [​IMG]
     
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