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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. Master-Classter

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    I've got closer to a 6 inch wrist (yeah yeah, currently eating that sandwich as suggested), and have a feeling something around a 38mm is right, 42 is too big for sure, but how about a 40mm? I was thinking something like the Max Bill or Nomos. and how big's the Rolex sub?
     


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    Modern models are 40 mm
     


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    What a beautiful "handmedown." The dial has a lovely patina and there is always something nice about a watch that has history from a friend or family.

    My "handmedown" is far more blingy, but I like it. It was my Dad's watch for many years. My Dad still has a small collection, including 2 beautiful Pateks I'd love to receive as handmedowns someday. Below is my handmedown...anyone else have a watch that belonged to a friend or relative?
    [​IMG]
     


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    I have my grandfather's waltham pocket watch and my mother's Omega. Unfortunately, neither one runs or is worth the cost of the repair. I'd love to get my dad's Omega as a handmedown - he bought it in the ship store on the Battleship Missouri sometime in the late '50s. I've been promised his grandfather's clock (circa 1776), which is great, except that living in an old flat I'll never be able to wind it, as the noise would drive me (and the neighbors) nuts.
     
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    just fitted on a few watches... the Speedmaster's nice, but too "old" for me IMO (only 26), and the IWC Port Chrono, even while technically at 41mm or so fit great! My issue is the dial's beige instead of white, but otherwise a few 39-40mm's seemed to fit well. Still open to suggestions though.
     


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    Design (especially bezel width) and dial colour play a big part - a 38mm whiteface Max Bill wears larger than a 39mm Explorer 1, a 38mm Navitimer 92 wears about the same as a 42mm Speedmaster.
     
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    So, Rolex had their new release today, as I am sure most have seen:

    http://www.rolex.com/en#/rolex-watc...eller/the-sky-dweller-white-gold-m326939-0001

    Although I think this is the best of the three, I have to say, this may be one of the ugliest Rolex's I have ever seen.

    On the other hand, I think that Tudor hit it out of the park with this one:

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    I could do without the burgundy bezel, but I would like to see how it pans out before completely making my decision.

    Time to get this thread back on track now that Basel has started!
     
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    I really don't know what they were thinking. Instead of actually coming up with a new watch, it just feels like they mashed together a bunch of features from their other lineups and hoped for the best.
     


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    The Tudor looks pretty good.

    What the hell were they thinking when they came up with the Sky-Dweller. That's hideous!
     


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    I like new blue Yacht-Master

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    Agree
     
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    The Sky-Dweller is genius. Love it.

    /M
     


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    Not so bad, but size :censored:
     


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    + 1. There are so many discordant aspects it hurts my eyes.
     


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