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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. Newcomer

    Newcomer Senior member

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    Solid choice :). With the recent discussion though, I have been salivating way too much over that 15202. That purchase is way too far ahead of me for me to be considering it this early.
     
  2. dbln79

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    Sorry Stiches,

    Needed to wait until Friday to wear the 112. It's on ammo strap here:
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  3. Dino944

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    Nothing wrong with that ! [​IMG]

    This year might be APs strongest collection in quite some time. Each watch they have released is really great, although, I have to admit some bias toward the 15202 !
     
  4. AriGold

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    WHERE DID U GET THAT STRAP! :slayer:
     
  5. Dnslater

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    This today on a casual friday:

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  6. Hayward

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    Bravo!
     
  7. Warren G.

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    Awesome MM, it is such a great watch for the $$.
     
  8. Keith T

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    +1 on the Seiko MM.....tremendous value.

    I'm repping the alma mater today ...thank God it's almost time for basketball season LOL.

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    And as usual, apologies for the crappy cell phone pic.
     
  9. ManCrush

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    Friendly word of warning: This is directed to the newbies like me, as I know the vets here already are aware. I prefer understated vintage elegance. Personally, I am not a fan of the big Rolex type dials, but you know what they say about opinions, and I certainly respect the Rolex brand and similar big face quality watches that seem to be the rage. To each his own, as they say. I bought a 1952 vintage Vulcain watch from a respected online dealer. I would rather not say the name of the dealer at this time (if you PM me I will share this info).

    The watch is 18K gold and just what I love about the 1950 watches. It has subtle elegance in spades. The hyped ad for the watch promised that the watch had been well serviced, as the seller is a not just a seller, but advertises repair services as well. It promised that the watch kept great time and was as flawless as a 60 year-old watch could be. When I received it, it was truly as described, but within 24 hours I realized it wasn't keeping time, and would stop at the 5:30 mark altogether. Uh oh. I took it to a very well respected watch dealer/repair shop in Orlando. Three days later they call me and tell me this:

    The watch had not at all been recently serviced.
    The watch had been submerged in water, at least once in its past.
    The watch was rusty inside, and the movements were restricted by the rust, hence the stoppage at the 5:30 hour.
    The jewels had not been oiled in quite awhile, and the existing oil was gummy.
    The repair cost is $395.00

    The master watchmaker gave me the following suggestion that I thought I'd pass on to you:

    1.) NEVER trust a vintage watch sales description...never.
    He had opened up plenty of vintage ebay buys and others (like mine) and NONE had ever been serviced despite their description...none.
    2.) NEVER wind a vintage watch upon receiving it from the seller. Get it to a watchmaker you trust immediately for an open guts inspection. Winding a vintage watch that has not been serviced in years may ruin the watch beyond reasonable repair costs.
    3.) Insist on a 10 day minimum inspection (from day of receipt) that allows return with a full return if not satisfied. Any seller that balks...run away and consider yourself lucky at having dodged a bullet.

    I hope this helps someone. I've certainly learned my lesson. Have a great weekend guys.
     
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  10. AriGold

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    thinking about buying an IWC portguese chronograph as a second watch. I have a speedmaster.

    whatddayal think?

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  11. aleksandr

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    Awesome watch. The only difficulty I had was choosing the color of the face (I went with a black faced one in the end), but the white plus YG combination is exceedingly elegant as well.
     
  12. djwoblely

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    @arigold the Portuguese is a handsome piece
     
  13. NonServiam

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    Thanks! No date, yes. Def the cleanest looking. It´s my "poor man´s Milsub" :D

    I think I bought the strap on eBay ...
     
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  14. Hampton

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    It's a classic one that works with almost anything. Especially if you are a suit-man... After buying my AP next week i'm also going for a watch like this by IWC for sure.

    You can't go wrong with this :)
     
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  15. Find Finn

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    I love that watch.
     
  16. Dino944

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    Its a very nice choice. Its also quite different in overall design and dial layout compared to your Speedy, so even though its another chronograph it still gives you some variety. Good luck and enjoy!
     
  17. DerekS

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    great watch. ive had 2 of them. I first picked the black dial with white subdials (panda) and LOVED it. after it was stolen, i replaced it with the blue dial special laureus edition. still have it, and it needs to see more wrist time.
     
  18. Hayward

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    Guys:

    I don't suppose anyone here knows a JLC dealer well?

    I want to get that mock-tropic leather strap that comes on the Deep Sea watches.

    If it's 20mm with 16-18mm buckle end I'd like to put it on a Rolex 1680 I have coming.
     
  19. Hampton

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    PM in stitches I think he works with watches, but i'm not sure.
     
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  20. sdolina

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    Reverso on the Duomo roof
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