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. gdl203

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    Well this is a pr0n thread after all
     


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    The movement itself is less loud than the other watches in my possession (Ebay acquirements of Slava, Zim Pobeda and Vostok), but the movement of the rotor is surprisingly loud.
     


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    nice Hamilton.!
     


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    That is the new one that was just introduced on Hodinkee huh?
     


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    I am not sure I would go for the Hamilton over just picking up a nice vintage watch somewhere...
     


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    Vintages scare me. I am way too anal to deal with that.
     


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    You read my mind! I am still weighing the pros and cons, but a nice vintage omega/rolex would have more character than said hamilton methinks.
     
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    Dilemma - I have yet to try either on my wrist (Tuesday), but I love the aesthetics of the DateJust from the 90's more than the modern ones which have a bulkier looking dial.

    The reason why I'm not completely sold on the older? Well, I want a jubilee band and hear all about the stretching. So, if I find a 90's DateJust in mint condition, should I not worry about the Jubilee band? Or should this be a serious concern of mine?
     


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    ya sometimes the vintages can be problematic.... but there are pros and cons to both options here... FWIW I do like the Hamilton!
     


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    I think you just have to budget appropriately or just have a good relationship with a watchmaker who does some vintage selling as well.
     


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    I think you just have to budget appropriately or just have a good relationship with a watchmaker who does some vintage selling as well.
     


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    +1... definitely. My local jeweler has been dealing with my family for years (3 generations). It's very helpful to have a good rapport with someone whom you can trust... makes buying vintage MUCH easier.
     


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    there is one of the USS Omega's for sale in my small time paper today!
    never heard of it, now this post...coincidinky



     


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    Picked up and Oris Artelier Small second date, with gold hands on the weekend.
     
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    EDIT: sorry, double post
     
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