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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. junior varsity

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    this is what i are getting next...
    man sized, 43mm, compared to the 34mm JLC (lady sized)
     
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    Since when 34mm has become ladies size?

    I have not realize that I wear some ladies watches like this

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    A rose gold 43mm watch on anybody who is not physically massive themselves screams 'insecurity' like none other. With the case height of a lot of watches nowadays, I'd max out at 38mm myself, 40 would be huge on me. Would 43mm even fit under your shirt cuff?
     


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    Thank you!

    The massive watch trend has got to end. They make 48 and 50mm watches. I mean unless you are a competing bodybuilder and have the physical mass to carry it off, you just look silly. I really hope the pendulum starts to swing the other day and watch sizes go back to where they were in the late 90's... 36-42mm.
     


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    for 13k i'd look at an AP royal oak
     


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    See original post:

     


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    ^ Singular - a beauty!
     


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    Between the Breguet 5140 Enamel dial, and the FPJ CS. This is probably my favorite modern dress watch. I only saw couple listing for the watch, it went for around 10k. It is a relevantly new watch. It was release a couple years ago iirc. I would get this watch over Patek Philippe Calatrava any day.

    Patrimony Traditionelle
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    in Rose gold
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    Spot on.
     


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    Here are some of mine:
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    I love that VC patrimony as well. I saw one in gold going for about $10K too, in Japan. I think the Lange 1815 handwind is a reasonable alternative as well.
     


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    As I know very little about your taste in watches, a few - diverse - suggestions which are all capable of being worn with a suit, although not necessarily dress watches -

    (a) JLC - Master Ultra Thin or Memovox;

    (b) Glashutte Original - PanoMatic or Senator Sixties;

    (c) Grand Seiko -especially a hi-beat model;

    (d) D Dornbluth - e.g. calibre 99.1 or 99.4 although at 42 mm you would need a fairly large wrist to pull this off;

    (e) Patek Philippe- Calatrava;

    (f) Vintage Rolex submariner e.g. calibre 5512 or 5513;

    (g) Zenith- El Primero chronograph.

    With the exception of Patek Philippe, all these watches are under your budget purchased new, so long as you stick to a steel case.

    I would also reconsider the IWC Portuguese - beautiful range of watches.
     
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    ok... i dont know how small you are, but i am 5'7 and 150lbs (considered TINY in USA) ...
    this cartier watch is 42mm... and it fits me just right.
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    this is me wearing my 40mm rolex 'dress' watch...

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    my first real watch was a 36mm tag heuer diver and that was fine when i was like 20 years old and probably 140lbs, but here i stand at 26 and a bit stronger than before, i wouldnt go below 40mm...

    i cant imagine how a 34mm would look on a 6'1, 180lb, caucasian male...

    look...

    here is jen aniston (5'5) with a 40mm modified rolex (same as my rolex)


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    here is victoria beckham (TINY TINY lady) with a 40mm daytona

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    this isnt 1950s anymore... wearing 34mm is just beyond unfashionable... its emasculating

    actually, to prove my point - this was the first woman to wear a man's rolex... from goldfinger... MANY years before today -

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