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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    I have gained a ton of respect for photog's skills the last few years. Taking pictures is not easy!
     
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    x-post from MC WAYWRN, and perhaps a bit pedestrian for all here, but I love this watch. My first "real watch" and one I wear nearly every day.

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    +1, I am awful. That picture I took was far and away the best I have ever taken, and I actually have a decent camera.
     
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    i think the shoes cost almost as much as the watch ?
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    About 60%. I am working on it. The next watch will be more impressive :)
     
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    It's funny what people decide is an acceptable price for a given luxury item. I have no problem spending 5k+ on a watch but I can't bring myself to buy shoes over ~$500. Priorities!
     
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    Yeah, same. All of my shoes were on clearance/sale, or got it from the sales rep because i worked at a shoe store when i was in college, none were more than $300 lol
     
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    I really just can't decide what to do with my next watch purchase, to be honest. Whether it is better to get something less expensive, that I care less for, or to wait and splurge on something I really love. My [somewhat achievable] grail right now is the GO Panomatic Lunar, but to get that would mean waiting for quite sometime... A couple years at least.
     
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    The GO is a beautiful watch, the double swan neck is stunning in photos and even more so in person. I've found that I wear my "affordables" a couple times and decide I don't like them anymore and sell them for a loss, which is why I stopped buying them altogether. As long as you have a watch to wear to work and one for play I would save up for the GO.
     
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    Yeah, that has been my feeling as of late. I feel that I am always happier with something I really like, rather than a placeholder. I guess that is true of most things though. My true love is a Patek 5146, but I don't think I will be saving up for that one any time soon :).
     
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    Suggest a strap for this JLC. It should be one of a leather which can be shipped internationally under current law (CITES?). It currently has a dark brown crocodile as seen in the pic but it is in tatters now and the the local JLC dealer hasn't been able to arrange a replacement for the past year. I dont want to order a croc over the internet for fear that it would be seized by Indian customs

    Thanks

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    Also found this pic while looking for the JLC pic.

    In the show window of the a watch shop in Vienna

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