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. Edgein

    Edgein Senior member

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    IMHO, Cartier makes the nicest watches for women. Their men's pieces aren't my cup of tea, but the classic tank is one of the best.
    Wear it in good health.
     


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    ^ This
     


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    different strokes for different folks, but I tend to agree with this line of thinking.
     


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    :cry: the $5,000,000 watch

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    ^^ Some people have more money than taste.
     


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    Some real nice pr0n right here. If I could choose one watch, it would definitely be something from Mr. Voutilainen (with PD coming in a very close second). I just love those over-sized Breguet hands. This is Kari's first tourbillon.

    Quite interesting that Kari has hid the gear train and barrels, so that all you get to see is that gorgeous tourbillon cage.

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    Fucking lovely. Not enough real Rolexes on this thread.
     


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    Sorry for the delay. I was corrected: "My grandfather, Robert L. Lowery, Jr. was in the very first group of guys that trained under Chennault when the US Air Force was created. He was 19 years old at that time, but had been serving since he was 17. He was born in 1922 and lied about his age because he needed the $ to support his family. I believe he was the oldest of 9 siblings." So it was the [US] Air Force. I was thinking that it would be ridiculous to have a Seiko at a time when he would have been at war with Japan (I thought maybe he was in Korea) but apparently, he received this watch commemoratively long after the war - but obviously not too long.
     


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    yeah, the most expensive watches tend to be the jewelry pieces. some of the womens ones are quite nice, but the mens models are rather barfy imo.


    fantastic watch. great post.
     


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    That KV tourbillon is one of a kind from what I read and was $81K, which, to me, seems like quite a good deal for what you get (all being relative of course).


    I think I would want the tourb on front because they are fun to watch though.
     


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    Spanks, stitchy.


    I agree with the first of your statements. $81k for a movement that was, and will only be, only made once, and by one of the greatest watchmakers in the world.... unbelievable. Think about it this way... a "cheap" tourb, the JLC MUT Tourb, is something around $50k.

    I have to disagree with the tourb in the front though, I normally like them on the back. With few exceptions, I just think it just looks more... reserved. Of course, there are exceptions, but in general I like to keep that little secret to myself.
     


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    I was thinking about a JLC MUT Tourb for a while, but have been communicating with Grieb and Benzinger lately to maybe go that way.

    As for the KV at 81K, the only other watch that would tempt me away would be if I could score a sonnerie in that range - something I would much rather have than a tourb. The cheapest I've seen is $100K for a minute repeater from JLC, and I know Chronoswiss has one for cheaper, but I have no knowledge of who they are or how their quality is.
     


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    :cheers:

    it is a great value. no doubt.

    personally i like the tourbillon in the front, i like to be able to gaze upon its magical beauty at a glance. i know though that patek intentionally always puts it in the back. iirc its about not exposing it to the sun or something like that.
     


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    That is interesting, never really thought about it that way, in re the sun's effect. One thing I like is that the Tourbillon is the seconds indicator, and I love the somewhat DBS type feel of the Tourbillon seconds.

    And in regards to the Grieb and Benzinger... would you mind linking it? I honestly know next to nothing about them! And I feel like if you are going to do a Sonnerie, you might as well geaux big or geaux home.
     


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    Thanks guys. Its really become one of my favorite watches of all time.


    Not all of their watches are my taste, but they have made some great watches, such as the Tortue single pusher chroograph, the Rotonde Day/Night, and various Tanks. I've owned watches from nice brands that some would consider "more elite" than Cartier, but the Tank XL remains one of my favorites.

    Thankfully there are lots of brands to meet everyones needs/tastes...after all man can't (or shouldn't have to) survive on one watch brand alone. [​IMG]
     


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