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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. DerekS

    DerekS Senior member

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    assuming its in his sig. ;)
     
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    On the original GMT Master you had to rotate the bezel and use the red hand for another time zone. On the GMT Master II the bezel does not have to be rotated to tell time in a second zone. The wearer has the option of rotating the bezel and using the green hand (red on older models) to tell time in another zone you have traveled to and the "Mercedes" hour hand gives you your "home timezone time", or they can leave the bezel so its arrow is lined up with the 12 O'clock triangle on the dial, and use the crown to move the hour hand independently of the minute hand, and then the green/red hand gives you home timezone miltary style and the "Mercedes" hour hand gives you time in the new zone you have traveled to. Using the independently adjustable hour hand is how one adjusts for a second time zone on a Rolex Explorer 2, which has a fixed bezel and uses the same movement.
    The Speedy would be my choice.
     
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    Congrats on your Deep-Sea SD. Nice choice!
    Thats a beauty. The lum has a nice changed to that beautiful creamy color that looks great on vintage watches! Congrats its stunning!
     
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    Agreed. No problem at all here, and I've had mine for a few years.

    Also agree re straps. No difference between 112 and 210 on that matter. That said, (a) I don't swap my straps often on my 210 as I think it looks best with 2 or 3 and that's it; and (b) swapping straps gets old after a couple of years. Paneristi go through a curve where they want to switch straps all the time, buy a ton of them, but eventually most grow out of it, and after having spent a fortune on straps.

    moo - the speedy seems to fit and sit much better on your wrist.
     
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    Could not agree more!

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    This describes me to a T. i went nuts on straps...close to 7K worth. And found myself going back to the same ones. But id feel so guilty with all the straps that werent getting worn i would wear them just because i didnt want em to go to waste.


    that 249 is fuckin great. I kinda miss my 232. :(
     
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    Cool. I figured that the Radiomir crown won't actually pose any problems. It probably won't keep me from wanting to get one at some point, but I'm just always a little bit uneasy when it comes to screw-down crowns (I've owned many, and only one cheap Hamilton ever had a problem, but it's in the back of my mind). That and I find them to be a bit of a pain in the butt to use. :p
     
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    I find those both terrible but I understand that everyone has their style that they prefer.

    Picked up a El Premero a month of so ago to add to my very limited collection. Will take pictures when I get a chance.
     
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    DerekS is right as always. Breaking in an uncoloured leather NATO...

    /M
     
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    They ship to Canada?

    Just noticed they don't carry the leather or Bond in 18mm.
     
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    cool beans. but how do you chance the strap on the 210. isnt it sewn around the bar/lug?
     
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    thanks guys. i figured it was a non issue.

    derk - i too MUCH prefer a screw down crown. its the only thing that bothers me about my JLC

    gdl - whatever i get i dont plan on having more than 3 maybe 4 straps. and ill probably only use 2. rubber for summer and when i may be sweating, and tan or brown leather for other times.
     
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    i can has please? that panerai is just stunning.
     
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    yes, i've been. great place
     
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    you shut your mouth hahaha


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    nope. its a pretyt cool system actually. Theres a 2 piece wire lug that is screwed into the back. Ill see if i have pics of a strap change so you can see. i know theres a youtube video on it. check your email in 10 minutes

    lulz. you say that now.
     
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    those are both panerais. the cali dial on the left is fuckin great. i had the 127 thats on the right as well as the left handed version (217) those fuckers wear big. my pencil arms just couldnt pull em off.
     
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    awesome, thanks. I thought it was fixed. I never handled one in person.


    :D
     
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    Amazing. I didnt realize that with the dial. Those are both just fantastic.

    Thankfully, i have nice strong manly arms.
     
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    So, haven't been around here in a while (school has been out), but I decided to spend a little of the money I made this summer on a new watch! It should be coming in later on today. A hint? It is something of a classic!

    I will update the thread with pictures later!

    Also, I did not have my phone with me to take a picture, unfortunately, but today I had the privilege of seeing a Rolex 6541, with a beautiful slightly tropical dial. It had the original hands and all. Now, want to hear the sad part? The owner wanted all of the original indices replaced with diamond studs :(. He received the watch from his grandfather, and wanted to make it look more "current." I think I almost cried when I saw the diamond studs that replaced the original markers.

    But anyways, glad to be back around these parts.

    Stitchy, just go for the PAM, we know you are going to eventually!! :slayer:
     
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    boom. radiomir strap change step by step. he makes this much longer than it needs to be. i could change the straps on my 231 and 232 in no time.
     
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