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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    Wempe
     


  2. Eustace Tilley

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    Interesting, thanks
     


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    Great thread, good for hours of lurking.

    I am solliciting some advice and am greatful for any replies should they come my way

    I am probably going to take the plunge and join the world of high-end watch ownership some tmie this year. Lurking here and elsehwere I have developed a fondness for JLC. I am almost certain to go vintage as I like the style of the 1950-1970s watches best, and like to own something with a history.

    I am also a bit of a car guy and ran across these sites

    http://driven.urbandaddy.com/2011/04/25/motorsports-watches-of-the-fifties/
    http://www.collectorstudio.com/index.cfm/ID/11/itemTypeID/32?pagenum=2&itemTypeID=32

    I would really enjoy a watch like this. What is the opinon of the cognoscenti? Am I being set up for being ripped off with one of those? Is the price setting realistic? Or sould I just stay away from these and buy a more straightforward JLC? Or perhaps even a pre-Daytona rolex?

    Thx

    Ralf aka Dolle Dolf
     


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    Instead of a watch with a car logo on it, why not buy a watch that has its history rooted in car racing ? Check out vintage Heuers for example.
     


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    I was lucky enough to travel to Coronado Island for a w/end with JLC and the Navy Seals for collectionof this piece. JLC hosted a cocktail party on the Fri night that was followed on Sat with a tour of the Navy Seal base; weapons introduction, obstacle course, and various presentations on how the Seals find out if a candidate is made of the 'right stuff'. Sat night was spent at a local bar with some Seals and their families where we had a chance to understand what motivates a person to enter service, and make a commitment to the level the Seals require. Sunday was spent on the beach doing a min boot-camp, at the conclusion of which, I was presented the watch by two former Seals still in service.

    Sure, some of this was contrived and 'marketing', but ultimately, there is nothing fake about what these people do for their country - JLC couldn't have picked a better partner to collaborate with.

    There is always criticism about these types of partnerships. However, the Seals were clear that they were given pieces to 'road test' for 12 months, and they did not spare them. JLC was receptive to the feedback from the Seals (type of strap, luminosity levels, reflective edges, lugs etc etc) that resulted in modifications.
     


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    ^ wow that is interesting... and of course Coronado is a huge Naval base so it was a cool place to have the event. Sounds like a lot of fun and a great way to get a new watch with a great story behind it. Not to mention Coronado is a beautiful place to visit... I'll be out there myself in less than a month! :)
     


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    ^ That is cool.
     


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    Philippe Bonay throws some great marketing events. He was doing an excellent job at OP NA, basically feeding and leveraging the whole Paneristi community into a quasi-free marketing machine.
     


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    thats awesome. sounds like a great and one of a kind experience.
     


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    JLC in combat?
     


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    The question is, did the mini workout leave you destroyed on the ground gasping for breath? And did you wear your JLC through it?
     


  13. Kid Nickels

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    now the real question is where can I get a JLC Ltd. Ed. Cadillac Escalade! :lol:
     


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    Nope, but I know JLC is still holding one of these rare 'Aldao' beauties in stock

    http://kronosclub.blogspot.com.au/2009/11/amvox2-aldao.html

    If anyone is interested PM me and I can give you the contact details
     


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    ^ not my style but interesting read! :nodding:
     


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