The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Brei

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  1. Cylon

    Cylon Senior member

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    Totally agree with you. I mean TOTALLY 100% Tried it on too. That Nicolas Rieussec is BEAAUUUUTIFUL but I just dont think I can buy a watch from a pen company!!!

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    Here's to hoping GO gives me something good this year
     
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  2. Warren G.

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    Hehe I can't really blame you for that. I really think MontBlanc take their watch making more seriously than their pen :foo:

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    in this range of watches I'd have to agree... miles ahead of the Gucci or *cough* Michael Kors !!
     


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    i know what you mean as far as slippery slope with all the boutique, small house watch makers out there, but i think journe separates himself, what i have seen from him is very classy, very innovative and very "haute horlogerie." i feel he is not the same as the others you mentioned, and handful of other similar very impressive but very, as you said, esoteric brands. again its all a matter of opinion.



    in that same vein, while i dont particularly hate the RO or overseas, i know what you mean, but i dont feel that case design is the deciding factor of what put a manufacture in the highest echelon of watch making. personally im not a huge fan of the nautilus either, but that doesnt make me think any less of the watch maker that is PP. these designs are a matter of taste, many people love the look of the RO, it has a huge following. to me the deciding factors of what puts a manufacture at the top is movement quality, respectability of house, beauty of finishing, complexity of movement and mastery of grande complications. not case design. but, to each their own.

    im just glad to come across other watch enthusiasts.
     


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    that first Mont Blanc pictured looks pretty nice... I'm not digging the face on the second one (altho' the back is sick!). But I also agree with Cylon here that the perception (whether it be the manufacture of more affordable watches, or pens) can and will influence the consumer. In much the same way I would also have a hard time kopping one of those MBs with confidence.
     


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    both cartier and mont blanc have come along miles in developing their watch cred. they have put out some fantastic watches, with movements developed and also made in house. they have proved to me that they are no longer just jewelry watch brands. i wouldnt put them at the top, but i do take them seriously and would drop real coin on their timepieces if i had the money.


    also, the general lack of love for AP here saddens me. i think they are truly outstanding.
     


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    Beautiful Sinns mate i regret selling my 756 :( one day ill have one of these, one day [​IMG]
     


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    yeah I mean AP have other models beside the RO/O...

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    that last one is beautiful!

    Let me be honest, I don't spend too much time looking at these brands because I doubt I am ever going to spend 20k+ on a watch (and that's being very generous--we are probably talking closer to 10k)
     


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    nice, the equation of time perp calendar is also outstanding, as well as many repeaters, torbillions, grande complications and beautifully crafted simple 3 handed watches.

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    Excellent point--I caught myself regarding the Nautilus. I feel exactly as you do but somehow it doesnt diminish the brand for me the same way I ding AP and VC. I guess PP is just bulletproof.

    Not claiming to be objective here, its just how I feel, but all that youre saying here is valid and I totally agree with you about respect, beauty, complexity etc.
     


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    leads me to a question i often ask myself and others. if you had serious bank, and could buy whatever you wanted, would you spend 100k plus on a watch? how about a quarter mil or half a mil? or even a mil or more?

    i would. no question. id wear it too.


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    Teh Stitch hath been defeated! I have an issue he knows nothing about. SOMEBODY ALERT THE MEDIA!!!!!!!!

    Its for the person I used to take care of


    I think Kors over Gucci. The person is not so much into flash or bling.


    Might be an option


    I'll be damned. I never thought I'd like a MontBlanc but I kind of dig that. Its certainly unique looking.
     


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    No doubt I would. I don't ever see myself having a safe queen....
     


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    lulz. i dont frequent this thread often and was too lazy to go back and find it.

    patek 24 or matching reversos. maybe a bvlgari B.ZERO1.

    ill try and think of others.
     
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