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. ljrcustom

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    Awesome watch. Enjoy.

    -LR
     


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    Those are some very nice choices -


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    I like simple watches, but the Speedy and 3706 are probably my favourite chronographs - well done :)
     


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    Great article Cylon, thank you very much!

    I currently own a vintage Omega De Ville (1st pic) as a dress/formal watch that I wear to work a couple times a week and because its in pristine condition, I only want to wear it on special occasions. Therefore, I'm looking for a watch that can pull double duty with a suit or jeans. I have another vintage Omega manual wind with sub-second dial at 6 o'clock that gets some action during the week also.

    Choice 1a is an IWC Portugese Automatic 7-Day (2nd pic) and 1b is the JLC Master Control (3rd & 4th pic). I haven't been able to find exact pricing on the IWC or JLC but from what I understand, the JLC is no longer in production so I may be able to get a better price. I'm not in a hurry to buy, since the watch will be a present to myself for a possible promotion at work this spring.

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    I think both your choices are lovely. Most of the time I am underwhelmed by IWC, but the 7-day Portuguese is absolutely amazing. You should be able to pick up a JLC master control calendar cheaper than that though.

    Also consider the Blancpain Villeret Moonphase in 38mm or 40mm. The aesthetic is similar to the JLC master control calendar, though instead of the bland looking small second hand at 6oclock, you get a moonphase complication of which you may know i am already a fan [​IMG] (though I still don't know how I feel about the personified moon).

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    I would also take a second look at the two new offerings from JLC, the Master RdM, and the new Reverso Calendar that WarrenG, Newcomer and I have spoken of previously.
     
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    Sorry kngspook I realize after re-reading my response to you and Cuttingboard, I leaned to answering Cuttingboard in the paragraph I had devoted to you. To return: I love my MUT, even moreso as the days go by, but you are right in that I would prefer not to wear it every day. If I had to choose again, though, I would probably make the same decision. I don't know if you are looking for an heirloom/timeless piece, or something that catches your eye in the moment. I think that is the most important question to ask in the first instance, then all other question flow from there.
     
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    Very very nice.
     


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    That Blancpain Moonphase is absolutely wonderful. I love it. I am such a sucker for Moonphase complications.

    Also, I was thinking, maybe we should form a new discussion thread that we can shamelessly bump and not continue to tarnish the p0rn thread :). I am working on coming up with a post right now, and will likely post it in the forum tomorrow so that it does not die! Good idea Cyclon.
     


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    Love this, is it in white gold or steel ?
     


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    No worries. As a side note, I was paying attention to the discussion occurring about Cuttingboard's options, and I never really considered Blancpain. I'm going to look into them now. Another one I forgot to mention, that I was strongly considering for a long time was Glashutte as well -- Cuttingboard, you might like them too.

    One of the other issue I'm struggling with (and people might frown on me for bringing this up, but I feel it's unavoidable), is the message each watch sends. I'm pretty young, and extremely fortunate to even be considering these watches. So when considering spending the money on a pure dress watch, I wonder if it's going to send an overly "old-school" message to my friends and age group when I do wear it? And is buying an obviously expensive watch like a Rolex Submariner going to be perceived as flaunting and immodest?

    The upside of having a serious pure dress watch is that it might send a more mature signal to those who are looking for it. And IWC, despite being more expensive than the Rolex, isn't going to be as noticed as the Rolex. Of course, there are benefits and drawbacks to being noticed too, right? I do remind myself frequently, though, that these are good problems to have.

    But anyways. Back to the question you asked -- I'm definitely looking for more of an heirloom/timeless piece. I know I'm on SF here, where people deeply enjoy collecting things (at least it seems so, my impression after being here all of 12 hours...), but I don't anticipate building a huge collection. I don't want even a moderate collection. I want a tiny collection of very well-chosen, meaningful (to me) pieces.
     


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    i like your attitude.
     


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    Has anyone had any dealings with this grey-market dealer?:

    Kenneth Chen, Collectors Haven, 5 Balmoral Crescent (Inside VIP Hotel) Singapore]

    Looking to buy my first watch from them (discontinued model so AD is not an option) and want to get a non-Timezone forum independent check just to make sure. I believe they sell a lot of PAMs.

    Any help appreciated!
     
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