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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    Agree with you here. I'm all for marvels of engineering, but I want some classiness when it comes to my watch.
     


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    without a doubt I agree. It's just like you said... a marvel of engineering. That's what I found so amazing. You could probably fly the space shuttle with that damn thing! :p
     


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    what are those two little hands at the bottom from the typical 4-5 o'clock and 7-8 o'clock positions?
     


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    Power reserve(s).

    The Quantieme Lunaire is far and away my favorite. It is the one I could see myself wearing day in and day out. To be honest, however, I really could not see myself ever wearing a watch with so many complications. At that price point, I would probably opt for something from Dufour or Voutillainen. As beautiful as the spherotourbillon is, I really don't know how comfortable I would actually be wearing it. That is not to say that I don't respect it... and drool over it... but still.
     


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    this watch is :drool: i have been :inlove: with it since it first came out.


    the watch has 2 power supplies, i believe the 2 little hands you refer to are power reserve indicators for each of the power supplies.
     
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    [​IMG]

    Archimede Pilot XLH
     
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    JLC seems to be getting a good run here lately so I thought I would post a shot of my Navy Seal Incursion !! to say this watch came with a story would be an understatement [​IMG]

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    So what is the story?
     


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    You mean IWC knock off??
     


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    It's a military design, no IWC trademark, so relax. That being said, I'd prefer an IWC, too.
     


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    It's not an IWC design.

    edit: yeah, what zeppelin said.
     
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    I quite like the blue outlines on the hands and 2nd face.

    I think the IWC big pilot is incredibly "in your face" and wouldn't buy it myself - especially for the asking price. A bit like Panerai watches...
     


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    +1 :lurk:
     


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    Me too. But for the price, I'm not WIS enough to care. :D
     


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