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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    Newcomer Senior member

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    That is exactly what it means. From what I have learned, the 3/4 plate is the traditional 'Glashutte' plate design. Purportedly it was designed by Lange back in the good old days, but of course people fight over who came up with it. Supposedly it makes the movement sturdier, and lends itself less to soiling, but I think it is kept more for the sake of tradition, and to distinguish the Glashutte tradition from its Swiss brethren.
     
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    well god damn. this is the way to go
     
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    3/4 plate

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    not a 3/4 plate

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    1016 :satisfied:
     
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    just checking in. lots of great watches the past few pages guys. i almost cried when i read the below post.

     
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    Trying to decipher the smiley :)

    Satisfied?
     
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    ^ Yup. The best Explorer, IMO. The painted face is great.

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    Not my pic, just quickly googled

    Are these hard/expensive to come by in a good condition?
     
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    probably the best overview i found:

    http://www.watchprojects.com/reviews/a-list-of-xxi-flieger-chronographs/
     
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    Good link thanks. There was also one awhile back posted by Foo that explained quite a bit. I didn't think of these as Fliegers, more likely a brand of military inspired watches not necessarily pilots. It's clear to me now there isn't much of a difference.
     
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    It depends on the year. If you want to get one in the early 60s, with a gilt dial, and in great condition, you are going to have to pay a bit more. Like any vintage rollie, you are paying for patina and condition ha. There are some in the 5k range that I liked, but I just don't think I can justify dropping that kind of cash on vintage at this point, for something that I would consider a "fun" watch.
     
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    Well that was easy [​IMG]

    Bear in mind though, the previous pics I posted show the watch you like in a slightly dull light.

    Check this out from Purist Pro. Looks like the dial isn't a flat pure white but creamier off-white and the blue hands really stand out

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    source (for some really nice big pictures)
     
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