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.

Tags:
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. A Y

    A Y Senior member

    Messages:
    5,595
    Likes Received:
    380
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2006
    Location:
    Southern California
    Would you buy one?

    While the Spring Drive technology is very interesting, when I looked at a US SD in real life, they were kind of blah. There were too many things going on in the design, and it looked like it was trying very hard to look like too many other things, sort of like the watch version of an Oxxford Radcliffe. It lacked any identity or authenticity.

    --Andre
     


  2. Toiletduck

    Toiletduck Senior member

    Messages:
    2,547
    Likes Received:
    7
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2006
    Are you getting the Marine??
    Yes - but "Marine Original, please make a deposit of 50 EUR. Watches will ship end middle of november 2007." [​IMG]
     


  3. GuidoWongolini

    GuidoWongolini Senior member

    Messages:
    5,310
    Likes Received:
    545
    Joined:
    May 5, 2007
    Location:
    Terminal A? 1?
    Are you guys familiar with Seiko Spring Drives? Why are they so expensive? They aren't Grand Seikos are they?

    Just like a Lexus, a fancy Toyota..

    Sure the finish is impecable, the movt has one awards, & we know it will be extremely accurate.. But, it just doesn't have any emotion..
     


  4. SoCal2NYC

    SoCal2NYC Fashion Hayzus

    Messages:
    12,204
    Likes Received:
    5
    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2007
    Location:
    Manhattan
    Yes - but

    "Marine Original, please make a deposit of 50 EUR. Watches will ship end middle of november 2007."

    [​IMG]


    So if it ships 11/15 you will have it 11/17.

    You've made a very good choice though. I can't stop looking at mine.
     


  5. ENT

    ENT Senior member

    Messages:
    213
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 20, 2006
    Location:
    Phoenix
    You've made a very good choice though. I can't stop looking at mine.

    SoCal, I know you got the Ikarus and not the standard Airman, but did you consider a Sinn as well? I've been debating between a Sinn 656 and the Stowa Airman for quite a while now and am leaning toward the Sinn. I'd love to hear what led you to the Stowa.
     


  6. scnupe7

    scnupe7 Senior member

    Messages:
    1,367
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2002
    Location:
    Washington, DC
    Yes directly from Stowa. As far as I know the only authorized US retailer is WatchBuys.com and I think they just have the diver.

    I flipping love it. Great presentation, the movement looks great, the finishing and the case seem more "authentic" for a German pilot's watch than say the IWC Big Pilot or Glashutte Senator Navigator.



    Are you getting the Marine??



    SoCal- Does it have a pretty good weight to it?
     


  7. EdenResident

    EdenResident Senior member

    Messages:
    797
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2007
    Location:
    Vienna, VA
    This is probably a long shot but anyway, would you guys recommend a small dress watch for me? I have a tiny wrist (6.25") so it should be 35-37mm (or maybe 38 since some watches fit smaller than their size). I prefer strap, white/silver dial and polished bezel. The Lange 1815 Chrono is the style I'm looking for.
    [​IMG]


    or the Langematik Perpeptual
    [​IMG]


    Of course, I can't afford either
    . [​IMG] My budget is up to about 5K (but I can shell out some extra cash if need be). The closest watch I can find is the 1815 Up and Down but it's still out of my price range.
     


  8. SoCal2NYC

    SoCal2NYC Fashion Hayzus

    Messages:
    12,204
    Likes Received:
    5
    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2007
    Location:
    Manhattan
    Several reasons I guess. I love grey and will probably go on trying to amass a collection of grey watches over the course of my life.
    I also liked being able to buy it directly from Stowa.
    I think the Sinn 646 looks great in the black face/case/brac; but, if I were going to buy something that had such an altimiter looking feel I would buy a Bell & Ross for $700 more.
    http://www.watchbuys.com/store/pc/vi...&idproduct=353
    I also liked that the Ikarus was pilot inspired over more of a replica looking piece like the IWC Big Pilot or Glashutte Orginal Senator Navigator.
    The Sinn I want is the 144 GMT Air Cargo they made for Lufthansa that I posted earlier. The Regulateur is also nice.
     


  9. SoCal2NYC

    SoCal2NYC Fashion Hayzus

    Messages:
    12,204
    Likes Received:
    5
    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2007
    Location:
    Manhattan
    If you like AL&S styling look at the Glashutte Orginal Pano pieces. I think you can grey market or Timezone.com Sales Corner one for $5000-6500. The diameter I believe is 38-39.

    Actually the Glashutte Orginal Senator Chrono is similar to the first Lange and the MSRP is $6800...you could grey market or 2nd hand one for much cheaper. Don't know the mm off the top of my head.
     


  10. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

    Messages:
    25,745
    Likes Received:
    238
    Joined:
    May 24, 2002
    Location:
    Constantinople
    I like German everything for mechanical things, but I am not a fan of German watches most of the time.

    And given the current taste for white gold and stainless steel, their industrial nature becomes too overwhelming.
     


  11. SoCal2NYC

    SoCal2NYC Fashion Hayzus

    Messages:
    12,204
    Likes Received:
    5
    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2007
    Location:
    Manhattan
    SoCal- Does it have a pretty good weight to it?

    The band is pretty light weight; but, I just took it off my wrist and lobbing it on the tip of my fingers it does have a good weight to it. Doesn't feel light/cheap/hollow which of course is a concern when buying something online.
     


  12. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

    Messages:
    20,008
    Likes Received:
    97
    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2004
    Location:
    New York City / Buenos Aires
    Just like a Lexus, a fancy Toyota..

    Sure the finish is impecable, the movt has one awards, & we know it will be extremely accurate.. But, it just doesn't have any emotion..


    My sentiments exactly. It's technically fantastic, and the finishing is top notch, but it makes me feel nothing.

    Jon.
     


  13. SoCal2NYC

    SoCal2NYC Fashion Hayzus

    Messages:
    12,204
    Likes Received:
    5
    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2007
    Location:
    Manhattan
    This is probably a long shot but anyway, would you guys recommend a small dress watch for me? I have a tiny wrist (6.25") so it should be 35-37mm (or maybe 38 since some watches fit smaller than their size). I prefer strap, white/silver dial and polished bezel. The Lange 1815 Chrono is the style I'm looking for.
    [​IMG]


    or the Langematik Perpeptual
    [​IMG]


    Of course, I can't afford either
    . [​IMG] My budget is up to about 5K (but I can shell out some extra cash if need be). The closest watch I can find is the 1815 Up and Down but it's still out of my price range.



    http://forums.timezone.com/index.php...=3215596&rid=0

    http://forums.timezone.com/index.php...=3220674&rid=0

    http://forums.timezone.com/index.php...=3200812&rid=0

    http://forums.timezone.com/index.php...=3208151&rid=0

    http://forums.timezone.com/index.php...=3220148&rid=0

    http://forums.timezone.com/index.php...=3216330&rid=0
     


  14. EdenResident

    EdenResident Senior member

    Messages:
    797
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2007
    Location:
    Vienna, VA
    Thanks, SoCal. I'll check them out. Also, just to clarify, it doesn't have to be German. I like some of the IWCs, too. Too bad most of them are 39mm or larger. [​IMG] [​IMG] Having a small wrist sucks. [​IMG]
     


  15. ENT

    ENT Senior member

    Messages:
    213
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 20, 2006
    Location:
    Phoenix
    Thanks, SoCal. I'll check them out.

    Also, just to clarify, it doesn't have to be German. I like some of the IWCs, too. Too bad most of them are 39mm or larger.

    Having a small wrist sucks. [​IMG]


    I have a small wrist (6.75 inches) too but find that 39 and 40 mm watches look fine as long as they're the right shape. For instance, the IWC Mark VI Pilot (I believe 39 mm) looks great.
     


Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by