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.

Tags:
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. TheTukker

    TheTukker Senior member

    Messages:
    2,512
    Likes Received:
    118
    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2007
    



    Very reassuring :bigstar:


    Certainly agree; GP has terrific pieces.
     


  2. ruzzi

    ruzzi Senior member

    Messages:
    256
    Likes Received:
    13
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2006
    Location:
    Australia
    Any SF'ers experienced at buying watches from second hand dealers online?

    I live in Australia and I'm considering buying a mint IWC Mark XV from a second hand dealer in Singapore that's listed it on Timezone.

    However, I've never bought a good watch online, let alone bought a good watch and this is my first 'serious' watch purchase. I saved for the last few months for the watch so I don't want to botch it! :)

    If anyone could help me out, tips, guidance etc, please PM me - would be greatly appreciated!
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2012


  3. Newcomer

    Newcomer Senior member

    Messages:
    5,230
    Likes Received:
    4,694
    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2009
    To be honest, I really wouldn't worry about it too much. Just make sure they have some good references, and you should be good to go. And of course, make sure you see good pictures and they rate the watch, etc. In my experiences on timezone I have never had a problem.
     


  4. div25sec9

    div25sec9 Senior member

    Messages:
    630
    Likes Received:
    389
    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2011
    Location:
    Canada
    

    I'm considering the MC myself; as an owner, what are the pro's and con's?
     


  5. Cuttingboard

    Cuttingboard Senior member

    Messages:
    2,090
    Likes Received:
    61
    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2010
    Location:
    Austin, TX & Arlington, VA
    

    I didn't realize that the cyclops could be taken off...good to know.

    I love the IWC Portugese 7-Day Auto, hope to have one by this time next year.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2012


  6. TheTukker

    TheTukker Senior member

    Messages:
    2,512
    Likes Received:
    118
    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2007
    

    Here you go.
     


  7. Hayward

    Hayward Senior member

    Messages:
    2,515
    Likes Received:
    586
    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2011
    It seems like all the watch marques have gone insane. Too Big, Too Busy. Pretty happy with my Sinn, Seiko and Orient watches. Even some of JLC's more tasteful designs are just too big now.

    I keep telling myself I should have a more expensive CBD watch but I find this one close to ideal: simple, easy to read, in-house movement, all the right homage styling cues but not insane.

    [​IMG]
     


  8. Kid Nickels

    Kid Nickels Senior member

    Messages:
    8,661
    Likes Received:
    1,954
    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2010
    Location:
    Zulu minus 7
    

    +1... simple, classic, in-house & elegant. I hear you Hayward. :nodding:
     


  9. Newcomer

    Newcomer Senior member

    Messages:
    5,230
    Likes Received:
    4,694
    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2009
    

    I really like your Orient Star. Orient is very underrated in my opinion, they make great watches for the price range. And I agree with you Hayward. Personally, 37-40mm is my sweet spot, and I too prefer to keep it elegant and simple.

    And Cuttingboard, that would be an excellent selection for a new watch. Probably my favorite IWC by a large margin.
     


  10. Newcomer

    Newcomer Senior member

    Messages:
    5,230
    Likes Received:
    4,694
    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2009
    

    Pros: elegant, timeless design; excellent movement; thin; keeps great time; beautifully finished and decorated; great size.

    Cons: not very hardy; some people say its 'boring;' proportions are a bit off.
     


  11. Dino944

    Dino944 Senior member

    Messages:
    3,730
    Likes Received:
    2,048
    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2011
    Location:
    Rhode Island
    Quote:
    Congrats! Great choice. I know others have issues with the Sub-C, but overall I really like it. I have been considering getting one as my current daily wearer an Explorer 2 will be going for a service soon.

    Here is one of my dress watches, purchased new in 2002. I will probably wear this one over the weekend.
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     


  12. Kappelan

    Kappelan Senior member

    Messages:
    1,375
    Likes Received:
    1,609
    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2008
    Location:
    Greater Toronto Area
    

    I don't really like modern trend in watch industry, especially about the sizes. Sometimes it's just ridiculous. That's why usually I prefer the vintage.

    I like your Orient Star.




    That's pretty nice dress watches.
     


  13. Kid Nickels

    Kid Nickels Senior member

    Messages:
    8,661
    Likes Received:
    1,954
    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2010
    Location:
    Zulu minus 7
    

    +1... beyond ridiculous.... obnoxious.

    +1 as well... that VC is b-yoo-ti-ful Dino! what model/year is that?
     
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2012


  14. Dino944

    Dino944 Senior member

    Messages:
    3,730
    Likes Received:
    2,048
    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2011
    Location:
    Rhode Island
    Hi Kid,

    Thanks for kind words about my VC. It's a Historique Carree, from 2001/2002. They made 600 in 18Kt white gold and 600 in 18Kt pink gold, it has a handsome deployant clasp in the shape of their insignia, the Maltese Cross. It was my first dress watch. Saw it in a magazine, fell in love with the shape and its dial and after I got my first real job I bought the watch.

    Below is a quick photo showing the deployant clasp (when closed) and the movement.
    Best regards,
    Dino

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2012


  15. Kid Nickels

    Kid Nickels Senior member

    Messages:
    8,661
    Likes Received:
    1,954
    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2010
    Location:
    Zulu minus 7
    wow! and the back and clasp... thx for the extra pix... seems like I have a new "must have" on the list! just awesome.
     


Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by