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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    I've always fancied the Reverso since it is a true icon in the world of watches. The MC series is a fantastic line of watches. My only reason for leaning more toward the Reverso is my Dad has a MC 8 Day Reserve that I might inherit some day.

    I can tell you I was traveling a few months ago and I got to try on the 1931 with black dial...its stunning. I think an open back would be killer on that watch, but I understand in keeping with originality of purpose and design that they used a solid back.
     


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    I wouldn't wind it without having it serviced. By now any oils/lubricants have long dried up, and the gaskets that keep moisture out are probably cracked and would not keep moisture and dust out. But its easy enough to service and enjoy. Its not as problematic or costly as car that hasn't been run in many years whereby most seals, gaskets, rubber hoses, and belts crack, deform or are waiting to burst under pressure. While its probably worth a lot more than he paid for it when new (remember, when these watches were were maybe $150-200 back in the 70s, which was a lot back then), unless its a rare special edition (and or was worn by a real astronaut) its not worth crazy money that would cause me not to wear it...but to each his own. If he is worried about its value he should get an appraisal and make sure its fully insured. Most home owners policies only cover items up to a value of something like $1,000 or $2,000.


    Thats a beauty! Congrats and enjoy it!
     
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    wow - very cool
     


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    Alain de Cadenet said he bought 2 at the Zurich Airport for $68 each in 1968:eek: my times have changed
     


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    Yup :)
    I just find out my cousin is getting married next year. My grandfather is going gift him the Tank :foo:

    I don't have a pic on me. But this is really close.

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    Not sure how old your Grandfather's Cartier is, but the vintage ones are really beautiful!
     


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    i quite like this one...which model is it?
     


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    Master Automatic Chronograph 40mm (Model No. L2.629.4.78.3)
     


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    thanks to Cylon and everyone else for info on this Hamilton Jazzmaster Chrono. Now any recs for where I can grab one lightly used for less than 1K (besides TZ ans WUS) ? Should I just keep my eyes peeled and scope around? If any one has a good lead let me know...PM if you'd like. Thanks!
     
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    trying to capture the blue lume

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    it is pretty old. but it's a beauty alright!
     


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    Get engaged and get married before him for the Tank!
     


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    I support this. I would help you out but I'm already taken
     
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