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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. Hampton

    Hampton Senior member

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    Well personally I would not even wear gold on my watches (Omega and JLC my babys). But I think that look is really cool on others, who fit it. And on that pic it looks pretty damn awsome to me, but we all have diffrent taste of course :)
     
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    That watch with those cufflinks staged like that looks like a tacky gift for an executive. Real talk.


    In other news, I've had a Cartier Ronde Solo sitting in my closet for a week waiting to be given to my mom for her birthday. It's so hard not to open it and look at it. I'm not a huge Cartier fan for men's watches but the finish is really really nice for a woman.
     
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  3. Hampton

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    Cartier women watches are absolutely nice great choice, what a good son you are :) She will be very happy!
     
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    My thoughts too!
     
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    It was a joint effort with my dad, I'm not that great of a son! [​IMG] But, yes, I expect her to be thrilled. I am 99% sure that Cartier actually manufactured the (quartz) movement too, which satisfies the WIS in me.
     
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    It's been a while since I've posted, so I thought might be time to put up a few photos of this old thing:

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    It's nothing too special, but I like it anyway. The other watches have mainly been dust collectors since it showed up.
     
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    One of the few Rolex I like, the other of course, Daytona. Esp on bracelet, the strap doesn't work for me.
     
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    Agreed. It looks horrible on the strap. Especially that really thick Nato leather strap. IMO the only Rolex that looks good on a strap are the DJ in white gold and the Gold Daytonas - simply because the dials make them look different from their steel counterparts.
     
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    Perfect violet fade there; looks great!
     
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    Love the daytona and green sub, not a huge fan of the pepsi model. Sleezy asking this, how much did you pay for the sub?
     
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    Was this one from hacko?
     
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    Yup .. Bought it as soon as i opened the email lol
     
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    About to go on a little buying spree. I am hoping to get good pre-owned examples of these for 5k; thinking this is a good, versatile start to a collection. Most of these I have wanted for years.

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    If I had to choose one of those three, I'd definitely go for the Longines. Great piece. Second would be the Omega, and third the Rolex.
     
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    Naa the Omega first man !
     
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    Would you be looking to keep onto these watches or probably look to sell them latter on? The DateJust(/Air King/Sub) and Speedmaster, along with a (proper) dress watch and possibly a beater-watch, would be watches that someone should keep hold off rather then change (in my opinion).

    I prefer the Air King over a DateJust because of the 'cleaner' look, the latter has more demand over the former which leads to the Air King holding its value less. In the 2nd hand market, you can get a better price for the Air King; however, if you will be looking to change the watch latter on, get a DateJust.
     
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    I can see myself selling down the road as funds/interest grow, so that is definitely playing a part.

    Air King is 34mm correct? DJ is already small enough on my wrist so I don't want to go smaller.

    DJ can be put on a leather strap and become a proper dress watch easily. DJ for dressier occasions, Longines for business casual, Speedmaster casual. If I were to add a 'true' dress watch it would probably be a vintage Constellation.
     
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    Speedmaster and Datejust are extremely easy to find used- the Longines, not so much. Anyone have good leads on sites that seem to have a decently consistent Longines inventory? I currently peruse TimeZone/Rolex Forums/WatchUSeek.
     
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    Just get the Omega and a proper dress watch.
     
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