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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. in stitches

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    because its not something you will enjoy in the long run. trust.
     


  2. chiggah

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    Ok cool thanks guys

    How about the standard colorway ? Black bezel and silver ? Or Green bezel ?
     


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    Go for as original as you can.
     


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    Whether you like it or not, the watch you choose says a lot about you (much like your shoes, but that's a story for another thread). If you are a mafia/triad godfather or a gulf arab sheikh with a crustache...it fits.. But judging by your avatar, I'm gonna go ahead and guess you are less than 30 years old and not one of the stereotypes mentioned.

    The classic submariner is always a good choice. The pepsi bezel GMT is good if you have other watches that could carry the majority of the load otherwise, but I wouldn't want it as a daily wearer. Just my two cents.
     
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    Yeah thanks guys

    My first choice was the black bezel anyhow because its classic and doesn't make me look like a wannabe mafia

    The two-tone came across in my mind after reading its more of a "rare" colorway, hence my second choice

    Yes im below 30 :slayer:
     


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    Take the time to understand the difference between a 5513, 14060/m, and the 116610 unless you know you want a brand new one.
    It would still be a good idea to know why some people go gaga for the vintage over the contemporary version.

    hint: dial markers and lugs

    If you aren't comfortable wading into the vintage market, thats cool too. I just find it important to make an informed decision [​IMG]
     
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    I did a bit of research and looked at the production models and dates http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolex_Submariner

    There are more of the 16610 for sale for some reason, but that's all i got :/
     


  9. Cylon

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    thats the newest one, thats why.. The dial markers have white gold surrounds, the lugs are a bit larger (some like them and others do not). All depends on what you are comfortable with and the size of your wrist.

    Then green bezel isnt bad IMO, but its just not as versatile (like the pepsi GMT)

    Both WarrenG and akatsuki, members who post in this thread frequently JUST (i mean within the last week or so) bought subs so stick around to hear what they have to say or shoot em a PM

    dig backwards in here to see some of their pics too
     
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    where would you suggest looking ? been browsing timezone forums

    How is watchuseek ?
     


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    Also, just throwing it out there bud, I would seriously advise you to take a step back and do some research. There is TONS of information out there, and I think that you would be much happier if you looked around and make sure that you get what you want.

    I am on both TZ and WUS.
     
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  12. Cylon

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    I usually check chrono24 to get pricing ideas. I have never purchased on the internet like that but some people here have. Newcomer has recommended timezone so you can ask him about that too. I would be warier about Rolex v other brands because Rolexes are counterfeited a lot. The link you showed me...im no expert but I would take a close look at the size of the numbers in the date window
     


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    Thanks for chiming in Newcomer...

    I agree with what Newcomer is saying. Haste can make you do some stupid things, especially on the internet. If you want to buy it ASAP just go to an AD.
     
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    +1. If you need help with Timezone or anything, please let me know. Also, you can always post information on this thread and we can help you out. I have bought and sold on TZ before, and it is an incredibly "honest" website, from what I have seen. Just make sure to ask for references from whoever you might buy from.

    With that saying, I cannot encourage you strongly enough to pick out a model you like, upload pictures to a word document or put some pictures in a file, and then look at them again in 1 month. You would be very surprised how you feel about your 'pick' after some time. Better that than to buy something, realize you like something else more, and then take a loss. If you don't mind my suggestion, you may also want to look at the new Omega Planet Ocean, considering that you are a young guy like me. If you are going to purchase a Rolex, I suggest you do so because you really like the look of it, rather than just because you want a Rolex. There are a lot of fish in the sea!
     


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    Best thing you can do is become intimately aware of what a real one looks/feels like

    #1 is the weight of how it feels

    everything else is in the details: polishing on the bracelet, the movement (tho most fakes have ETA so a smooth sweeping hand tells you squat), otherwise you gotta get into how many seconds the "swiss made" spans, the size of the magnification of the cyclops, etc. If you dont know those details then you should first before buying off some random dude.

    Google "how to spot a fake rolex" and read.

    If it was me, and I am in the market for a vintage sub sooner or later, I would go to a reputable shop.
     


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