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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. Cant kill da Rooster

    Cant kill da Rooster Well-Known Member

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    Wow. Considered a brown strap?
     
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    +1.
     
  3. NonServiam

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    The strap is brown actually, a dark chocolate brown :)
     
  4. xiaoli

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    Have been wearing my first grown-up's watch since the new year.

    Nothing much, but very satisfied with it as a daily timekeeper :)

    [​IMG]
     
  5. PartagasIV

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    Think I posted my JLC Master Compressor Chrono a while back in this thread. Never posted this, handmedown Calatrava, I just added the black croc:

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  6. Warren G.

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    :slayer::slayer::slayer::fistbump::fistbump:
     
  7. Newcomer

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    I am so jealous! That PP is beautiful, even moreso considering that it has meaning. I hope to do that one day when I have little 'uns.
     
  8. Dino944

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    Love the vintage Heuers. The dials are really striking and the case shapes are very cool !


    39mm is not a big deal on a 7" wrist. My wrist is less than 7" and I can comfortably wear a Sub, Explorer 2, or Daytona, all of which are 40mm and there is no overhang or anything to suggest they are too big. Its a comfortable size. Good luck with the Explorer.
     
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    Definitely one of my favorite round watches from JLC. Just a really beautiful watch. I love the rose with dark brown strap.
     
  10. Axelman 17

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    This is a pretty cool watch, never seen anything quite like it.
     
  11. Master-Classter

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    I've got closer to a 6 inch wrist (yeah yeah, currently eating that sandwich as suggested), and have a feeling something around a 38mm is right, 42 is too big for sure, but how about a 40mm? I was thinking something like the Max Bill or Nomos. and how big's the Rolex sub?
     
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    Modern models are 40 mm
     
  13. Dino944

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    What a beautiful "handmedown." The dial has a lovely patina and there is always something nice about a watch that has history from a friend or family.

    My "handmedown" is far more blingy, but I like it. It was my Dad's watch for many years. My Dad still has a small collection, including 2 beautiful Pateks I'd love to receive as handmedowns someday. Below is my handmedown...anyone else have a watch that belonged to a friend or relative?
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  14. imatlas

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    I have my grandfather's waltham pocket watch and my mother's Omega. Unfortunately, neither one runs or is worth the cost of the repair. I'd love to get my dad's Omega as a handmedown - he bought it in the ship store on the Battleship Missouri sometime in the late '50s. I've been promised his grandfather's clock (circa 1776), which is great, except that living in an old flat I'll never be able to wind it, as the noise would drive me (and the neighbors) nuts.
     
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  15. Master-Classter

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    just fitted on a few watches... the Speedmaster's nice, but too "old" for me IMO (only 26), and the IWC Port Chrono, even while technically at 41mm or so fit great! My issue is the dial's beige instead of white, but otherwise a few 39-40mm's seemed to fit well. Still open to suggestions though.
     
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    Design (especially bezel width) and dial colour play a big part - a 38mm whiteface Max Bill wears larger than a 39mm Explorer 1, a 38mm Navitimer 92 wears about the same as a 42mm Speedmaster.
     
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    So, Rolex had their new release today, as I am sure most have seen:

    http://www.rolex.com/en#/rolex-watc...eller/the-sky-dweller-white-gold-m326939-0001

    Although I think this is the best of the three, I have to say, this may be one of the ugliest Rolex's I have ever seen.

    On the other hand, I think that Tudor hit it out of the park with this one:

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    I could do without the burgundy bezel, but I would like to see how it pans out before completely making my decision.

    Time to get this thread back on track now that Basel has started!
     
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    I really don't know what they were thinking. Instead of actually coming up with a new watch, it just feels like they mashed together a bunch of features from their other lineups and hoped for the best.
     
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    The Tudor looks pretty good.

    What the hell were they thinking when they came up with the Sky-Dweller. That's hideous!
     
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