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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. Dino944

    Dino944 Senior member

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    They do make a 2 hand time only manual wind. It used to be 38mm, not sure if its still in production or if it has been bumped up to 40mm.
     
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    Dino:
    The first Piaget picture I posted is the current production two hand manual in 38mm.
     
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    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    dino bringing tha watch man heat. i agree with ya!
     
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    The WatchSnob on Askmen.com loves Piaget. Man, they are beautiful in person:
    Mr. Watch Snob,

    I want these four things in my watch: quality, history, classic design, and thinness. Is the Jaegar LeCoultre Master Grande Ultra Thin the perfect watch for me?


    It just may be, yes. Jaeger LeCoultre makes wonderful watches, but if you’re looking for something in the ultra-thin lines, you’d be remiss in not at least perusing Audemars Piguet’s Jules Audemars Extra Flat and the Piaget Altiplano. In fact, Piaget’s ultra-thin movements may in fact be best suited for you. Their 43mm Altiplano is really a modern classic, and they’ve sold out the world over. Take a look, you just may be surprised by how much you like them.

    Read more: http://www.askmen.com/fashion/mens-watches_600/612_thin-watches-watch-snob.html#ixzz2BkPOOniJ
     
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    Axelman 17 Senior member

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    Completely agree, there is something strange about the way it looks on the first watch, almost fake or at least old. The second is better.
     
  6. rnguy001

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    Taken yesterday. Cold and windy here in DC, but my 312 made things a little better..

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    Today watching Skyfall with a little extra marketing hype attached to the wrist :D


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    Have a great weekend, all
     
  7. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    ^^ lovely ^^

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    i just got a bill from fedex for $215 for customs on my panerai. :fu: :cloud: :fu:
     
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    Curious as to the breakdown of the fees.

    I seem to recall the time I got charged for customs on a watch, the seller declared that the movement was some very large percentage of the total cost. Movements are taxed at some very small flat rate. Like a couple bucks.
    I think the total charge was around $80 for a lady's steel Reverso.
    This was via USPS so no brokerage fee either.
     
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    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    When it comes to funky designs for two time zones - my gold standard is still the FPJ Resonance. I just love the idea of the watch, love the design of it - whole package. One of my two grails.
     
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    ^ What's the other?
     
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    i have not checked the bill, but he only listed the movement value at $800, iirc.

    ill post the breakdown of fees when i summon the courage to actually read the bill.


    Y U NO BUY ONE

    you no like jacob&co? :devil: :barf:

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    +1
     
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    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    The Double Jeu is an interesting concept, but I'd rather have a single timezone Altiplano.
    FPJ makes some beautiful watches. However, the few people I have met that owned FPJ's found them to be very unreliable and requiring frequent repairs. Still beautiful designs.
     
  15. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    That's true. I guess that's part of the charm :laugh:, like owning a Jaguar back in the days.
     
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    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    the 5110 sure is a pretty watch. but the symmetry on the back of the FJP is a knockout.

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    I see. Not knowing the models by heart, I had to google it - here's a pic:

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    Not bad ;-)
     
  18. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    yep...

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    Back >>>> front..

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    Yep, this would be the one I would chose.
     
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