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. warlok1965

    warlok1965 Senior member

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    1964 pie pan Omega Constellation. I just picked it up a few days ago and it seems pretty happy on my wrist so far. I know vintage isn't exciting to everyone here, but I honestly enjoy the patina on the original dial, as well as the fact that someone was living life and doing who-knows-what with this on his wrist before my parents even met. [​IMG]
     
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    Received a few straps today so thought I would post some photos for fun. Dial up beware[​IMG] I am also hoping to get my hands on one of a few Ball watches I have been looking at, in the next couple of weeks[​IMG]
    I like the new Laco x Rios strap combo, not as 'stealthy' as the classic black on black aviator look, but a good look nonetheless.

    Do post pics when you get the Night Train. BTW, does that mean you're not getting the 80th anni. MO?

    1964 pie pan Omega Constellation. I just picked it up a few days ago and it seems pretty happy on my wrist so far. I know vintage isn't exciting to everyone here, but I honestly enjoy the patina on the original dial, as well as the fact that someone was living life and doing who-knows-what with this on his wrist before my parents even met.

    Great watch.[​IMG] Have you tried it on a medium brown strap w/ yellow stitching?
     
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    Great watch.[​IMG] Have you tried it on a medium brown strap w/ yellow stitching?

    Thanks! It's still wearing the same so-so strap it came with. I was thinking of getting maybe something in croc leather, but a plain calf with yellow stitching would be kind of cool/unexpected on an older watch like this.
     
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    i swapped out the tacky light brown oem strap on my cheap gruen automatic watch with a cheap but very beautiful strap i found to my liking at Sears of all places, and now it looks very beautiful.

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    Titus 18K 17jewels certified chronometer. "non magnetic" ca 1950's (from grandfather) one of several [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Restored recently for 500$, more out of effecional value than anny thing.[​IMG]
     
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    I like the new Laco x Rios strap combo, not as 'stealthy' as the classic black on black aviator look, but a good look nonetheless. Do post pics when you get the Night Train. BTW, does that mean you're not getting the 80th anni. MO?
    Thanks. I am going to pick up a similar strap in black as well[​IMG] I think the Stowa is out right now, and the Night Train not at the top of the list. Here is the current list I have come up with in this order most likely Ball Fireman Ionosphere Chronograph- black dial Ball Engineer Master II Moonphase- white dial Sinn U1 Ocean 7 LM-2 Ball Night Train Stowa Airman No Label Sinn 903 ST Silver Dial I think it will be a year endeavor with a hold on any major clothing purchases.
     
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    Have you seen the Ball Engineer Master II Diver TMT , found a press on TZ but no info on the brand site. Realy like the watch. So if somebody has anny intel ...
     
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    Have you seen the Ball Engineer Master II Diver TMT , found a press on TZ but no info on the brand site. Realy like the watch. So if somebody has anny intel ...
    I have not see this model in person yet. No sure what info you are looking for, but there is info on the net( mostly on the LE model) http://forums.timezone.com/index.php...=2704596&rid=0 http://www.worldlux.com/cgi-bin/navi...+LE&dept=WATCH http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0geu7b_R1...IIDiverTMT.doc 3rd link is a Word file There is a lot more if you do a search, or you could try calling Topper's fine jewelry or another AD dealer.
     
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    1964 pie pan Omega Constellation.
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    Dumb question - why do they call this a pie pan dial?
     
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    Dumb question - why do they call this a pie pan dial?
    Because the 3-D shape of the dial looks like an upside-down pie pan, unlike typically flat 2-D dials

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    Gotcha - thanks.
     
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    What's the general consensus on Glashutte Original watches? How do they compare to to other brands like IWC, and A. Lange & Sohne? I really like the look of the Senator Karree Automatic:
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    I love love love love Glashutte Orginal (not a fan of the Karee line though).

    AL&S: GO is a bit more "obtainable" by having steel cases. I would liken then in design and movement finishing.

    IWC: Aside from some Port. models most of the GO watches are a bit more "refined" and finished in dial and movement than a "hardier" (Aquatimer, Pilot, Ingeniur, Spitfire) brand like IWC. But, in some cases more "obtainable" than GO whose lowest MSRP that I can think of is $5,800.
     
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    Thanks SoCal2NYC. Which GO model would you suggest for a versatile everyday watch? I'm not a fan of obscenely oversized watches that are so popular today. I have a small wrist and prefer something less than 40mm in diameter that is refined and understated.
     
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    Well I own the PanoReserve and it is by far my favorite. After that I really like the Senator 60s for a dressy watch and the SportEVo for a sports watch.
    But, maybe the Senator Chrono in a grey dial with a brown croc strap would work for both work and play? Priced at $6,800 MSRP you could grey market it or TimeZone.com Sales Corner for probably $3,000-$4,000.
     
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