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. johnvw

    johnvw Senior member

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    Great pics! Thanks for posting.
     
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    :fonz:
     
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    Not my pics unfortunately (I am not that talented, and sadly, I did not get to see a watch like this in person) but glad the pics have been enjoyed.
     
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    what are some interesting options in the $2,000-$2,500 (pre-owned, but I wouldn't want to drop major $$ on a service right after getting the watch, so would want it to be pretty new). Right now I'm basically on the lookout for a Speedy Pro in excellent condition. I have narrowly missed some good looking 2010-2011 models for closer to the $2,000 mark, and am keeping my eyes out for more (only interested in the 3570.50). But I wonder if there are some cool watches I'm overlooking. I like watches that are classic or have some heritage or whatever, so the Speedy definitely appeals on that level. If I made a decent money jump the Rolex sub no date is also on my radar. I have my grail watches as well (some more attainable than others) but need to start somewhere.
     
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    I'd stick to the speedy pro at that price, fantastic watch.

    You could pickup a 14060 sub, but it woudlnt be in great nick at that price range - though for another grand you could source a mint condition example.
     
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    yeah you really cant go wrong with a speedmaster professional. i have more 'baller' watches but dont like any of them more than the speedy.
     
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    Just asking here because it doesn't warrant its own thread and people here should know it: what is the eason for the red part of a pepsi/coke bezel on a diver's watch? I would guess that it serves as a warning for the diver that his oxygen is running low, but maybe there's an entirely different reason for it?
     
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    Dollar for dollar I don't think you can go wrong with a Speedy Pro.

    If in house is important check NOMOS Glashutte, but if ETA doesnt bother you then check out some of the Mark ## watches from IWC, or even Tudor and Stowa
     
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    The pepsi bezel is most famous on the Rolex GMT. In that sense, there is no inherent purpose because the GMT function on that watch has nothing to do with the bezel.

    Now if youre talking about the Rolex Submariner, the issue is not the color but the unidirectionality of the bezel that, as you say, serves as a time warning that oxygen is running low. "Unidirectional" is whats key here as it will never rotate the wrong way and tell you you have more time when in fact you don't.

    Rolex cast a long shadow on subsequent dive watches (or watches in general especially in reference to the signature look of their bezels). The Seiko SKX401K for instance clearly fused the two. I don't think it has anything to do with a technically superior justification, just deference/homage/tactic to the style popularized by Rolex. Color, in general, would not be a good means to communicate such critical information because it gets dark in deep water. That's probably why other companies introduced a vibrating alarm (JLC Polaris for instance which IMHO is THE dive watch to get).

    Nowadays of course sensible people would most likely rock a sturdy quartz for such things...and on a slightly related note that Rolex Deepsea Challenge looks like a giant facepalm to me
     
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    Wow.

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    Get two; they're cheap!
     
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    So it never had a "real" function? Somehow that makes me sad :confused:.
     
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    As far as I know, no. It's for aesthetic reasons. The GMT Rolexes use a 50/50 split (for what reason I don't know--maybe world timer something?), and divers tend to use the last 20 minutes to highlight a warning threshold for decompression/oxygen reasons.
     
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    It's the day/night separator for the GMT function (6am-6pm = "day", 6pm-6am = "night")
     
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    Mmmmm... How I love offset dials.

    New Lunar vs. old Lunar XL.

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