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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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    Interesting that several people on the forum really like the 5110. I guess, no pun intended, timing is everything. When it was introduced about 10 years ago they became the bane of many AD's existence. Maybe ADs ordered too many, thinking it woud be a run away success looking a bit like their vintage world timer, although sans the enamel cloisonne. I can remember the two ADs my Dad and I regularly did business with making unsolicited offers to sell them at huge discounts to us, even when we were in specifically to look at other brands (and they were sitting on them in every case metal). Even on Timezone, it seemed the few people that would buy them, would then put them on the market within just a few months and its resale was very week. I think some people felt JLC's Geographique was a much easier to use mechanism if you really traveled, and it gave you additional useful information, date, power reserve, a seconds hand etc. Perhaps people really traveling needed more function than the 5110 offered, while the Patek was simple and pretty. Anyway, fast forward a few years, Patek revised the watch and now it seems like a more popular model and interest has arisen in the 5110. Always interesting to see how opinions and interest in some items becomes much stronger several years after they were originally produced.
     
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    The Piagets are just marvelous. this is the first I've heard that some people consider it a "lesser" watchmaker
     
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    I was surprised, too, and don't have any reason to agree. Egos in the watch discussion world are pretty strange, from what little I've seen. I think whoever it was might have been talking about the really complicated stuff, or maybe lifting his nose at the more jewelled models.
     
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    Even if the peson was speaking of Piaget's complicated pieces or jeweled pieces the person really didn't know what he or she is talking about. Piaget's complicated pieces are very innovative, very complex, and of incredibly high quality...and I'd put them up against anything from "PP,AP, and VC." Whether or not one likes the jeweled stuff is just personal taste, and even Patek, Lange, AP, and VC have offerd jeweled versions of many of their complicated watches. In addition, Piaget's jeweled pieces and the workmanship they demonstrate in working with gems is probably of a much higher level of quality, and complexity than what we usually see from Lange, PP, AP. They are probably more famous for working with various gems than Lange, PP, and AP. Maybe only VC is almost as famous for working with gems in their Lord and Lady Kalla collections, but those are usually time only pieces, not complicated watches. The jeweled stuff isn't my taste, but I appreciate the workmanship that goes into making jeweled pieces.

    Again, I don't own a Piaget, so no axe to grind here other than setting the record straight about a watch company that makes incredibly high quality products.
     
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    This is my grail too. I prefer the hands straight hands as opposed to the "scissor handle" hands.

    The Lange 1 Timezone is also nice too, but i prefer the PP

    I told you guys I saw this out and about--some owner of a mediterranean restaurant had it on and my jaw dropped.
     
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    What do folks think of this?

    It's a pocket watch movement in a new case.

    The cheapest I've seen a real minute repeater is about $50k.

    I wonder if this would be just too big to wear on your wrist.

     
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    while true, the front is plenty nice to look at. id wear it. :)


    i love that watch. almost double the price of the 112. i tried it on, and thankfully it felt to big on my wrist. crisis averted!
     
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    dino - i assume this is the piaget torb you were referring to. i love it.

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    The altiplano is pure class IMHO
     
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    Lange 1 is my "modest" grail. if the table scraps from your charity can be gathered up and turned into one of those for me, I'd be much obliged
     
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    Same here. I don't want much, just a nice rose gold L1 :embar:
     
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    Also my modest grail. Although I think I would like something in platinum :embar:

    And maybe with a moonphase.
     
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    Yes, the Emperador Tourbillon. I've also seen a skeletonized version (without diamonds) which was just stunning!
    +1
     
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    Stitchy, that Lange 1 Tourbillon is fantastic. I saw one several years ago...even now just seeing its photo practically has me drooling! [​IMG]
     
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    The thickness (or lack thereof) of the PIaget tourby is insane.
     
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