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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. CalTex

    CalTex Senior member

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    Are you referring to the latest IWC post?
     
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    LMAO at people taking off a Sub before going in water!
     
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    Marketing is subjective. Look at all the athletes selling who knows what. I really could care less about who's shirt you wear... I like what I like, that's why there are thousands of choices for watches or any number of consumer items. Whatever floats your boat...
     
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    I don't think people are scared about getting the watch wet, I believe they fear loosing the watch in the ocean/lake/river/pond.
     
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    Boy that's a hi-lo shot for the ages :nodding:
     
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    When I was about 25, I bought a new Breitling Crosswind. Like the Rolexes you are looking at, the piece is SS/18k two-tone, thought it was baller at the time. And, in actuality, the watch is very nice, but over time I realized that the piece was a little gaudy in general. In retrospect I may have kept it for certain occasions but as an everyday piece it looked sometimes out of place with shorts and a polo.

    Ironically I moved to a Luminor and although it is larger, it's also less obvious due to my size and the lack of gold. Plus, you can dress it up or down easily with the right straps. Luminors are well respected but are also "fun" watches that tend to transcend age and impressions of ostentation.

    Of course the choice is yours and I would say that a Rolex is an easy choice no matter what. If you have a small window of opportunity to purchase a piece like this do it. It's easier when you're younger and have fewer obligations to invest in something like this and, unlike a Panerai Luminor is truly a long-term investment.
     
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    Picked up a couple new straps last week: [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    No, because generally "custom" watches are euphemisms for "customized fakes." Especially from those locales.:foo:
     
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    I wear a Luminox quite frequently and get more positive comments about it than any other.
     
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    New one for me:


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    Probably Bamford, which is based in HK and does a lot of custom Rolex work.
     
  12. Warren G.

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    Or maybe he was talking about Seiko / Bill Yao mods.
     
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    Picked up the 42mm Planet Ocean you guys helped recommend. Like new in box. Also grabbed a like new Seamaster Pro 36mm to give to my sister for Christmas. Better pics coming later.

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    Would like to see some more shots of the co-ax caseback in the wild...

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    Great looking watch and doesn't look too big on you.
     
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    Are you guys under the impression that this watch was made in some sort of tribute to the Tom Cruise movie? I assumed, both on what I consider common sense and also on a lack of any marketing using the movie and/or the stars (that I've seen at least), that this watch was made more in connection with the Navy Fighter Weapons School, which of course was the inspiration for the movie (in nickname, logo, etc.). It is no different than having Navy SEALS, PORSCHE Design, etc. on a watch IMO. Am I way off base here? Maybe at some release party there were posters of Val Kilmer everywhere and I'm just nuts.

    Crazy rambling aside...

    Sorry for the crappy cell phone shot...trying a burgundy strap:

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    What do you think? That or the OE navy?
     
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    I prefer the brown strap; it compliments the blue hands and numerals well. A good looking watch whichever colour strap you choose.

    Is the burgundy one an IWC strap or after market?
     
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    Thank you! The navy comes on the watch from IWC but it almost looks black:
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    That's a nice Stowa! Good representation of the navy.
    That particular strap is an OEM IWC. I ordered it for my 3717 Pilot's Chrono and when it came it was 20mm instead of 21mm so I stuck it on the 3714 and it worked. I've heard great things about IWC replacement straps from "The Watch Boys" though.
     
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