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. gherrmann

    gherrmann Senior member

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    This is stunning. What model is it, and of what vintage?

    Nice warlock. Here is another in that vein.

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  2. SoCal2NYC

    SoCal2NYC Fashion Hayzus

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    It's a Longines "Mystery Dial"
    There are 3 of us here with different versions.
     


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    Hey guys, do you think a 42mm diameter watch is too large for a ~6.5 in wrist?
     


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    Here's a clickable thumbnail for those interested in a close-up of the Longines dial. It is a nice guilloche [​IMG]

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    gdl, where did you get the black strap? How much is it if you don't mind me asking?

    Thanks.
     


  5. gdl203

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    gdl, where did you get the black strap? How much is it if you don't mind me asking?

    Thanks.


    The strap is dark blue actually. I actually got it with the watch but there are a lot of sellers of quality aftermarket straps out there.
     


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    The strap is dark blue actually. I actually got it with the watch but there are a lot of sellers of quality aftermarket straps out there.

    Thanks.
     


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    This is stunning. What model is it, and of what vintage?

    Thanks gherrman. I'm guessing it's 1960-ish.
     


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    Thanks gherrman. I'm guessing it's 1960-ish.

    http://search.ebay.com/longines-mystery

    ebay is a pretty good resource for IDing vintage watches and knowing what styles/movements correspond with different years. If you happen to know the serial# from the movement (a watchmaker/jeweler can open the case for you), you can often get it down to a year or two depending on what other sources are available from the manufacturer or via Google.
     


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    Call me sinful but I liked the Prada watches:

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    Me too so I'll see you in Hell. I came close to buying the middle one (even at 44% off I did not); but, now they seem to be the favored Canal St. fake of the Barneys Co-Op employee (usurping a fake Chanel J-12).

    Well, don't worry, I'll be there as well. I've got this one (from a year or two back, and NOT from Canal Street); it's certainly not a horological (sp?) masterpiece (in fact, showing it to the guy who services my other watches, he laughed at me and how crappy the movement was), nor is it something to wear everyday, but I think it's fun:

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    That's an oversized watch which I can condone. I think it would look nice with a conservative suit.
     


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    rach2jlc Prof. Fabulous Dubiously Honored

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    That's an oversized watch which I can condone. I think it would look nice with a conservative suit.
    Thanks, LK. Yeah, I think it's a lot of fun and it's actually not QUITE as oversized as it looks (I just have really skinny wrists). The one designer watch I always wanted, but NEVER could find, was the YSL/Bedat one Tom Ford did just after he took over YSL RG. [​IMG] The closest thing I ever found that was similarly simple-with-a-twist was a Versace/Ebel one I got quite inexpensively in Japan a few years back: [​IMG]
     


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    Here's a clickable thumbnail for those interested in a close-up of the Longines dial. It is a nice guilloche [​IMG]

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    Very nice GDL. I picked one up from the same range recently, along with a couple of others that have been on my shopping list for a while.

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  13. gdl203

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    Nice picks tidybeard [​IMG]

    Speedy pro is a true classic
     


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    Thanks, LK. Yeah, I think it's a lot of fun and it's actually not QUITE as oversized as it looks (I just have really skinny wrists).

    The one designer watch I always wanted, but NEVER could find, was the YSL/Bedat one Tom Ford did just after he took over YSL RG.
    [​IMG]


    I remember seeing those at the YSL in South Coast Plaza (I still have the fold out book of all the models) and wanting one so bad. Sort of forgot about them for a while and realized they probably sold 5 of them before they discontinued and stopped making them. If one ever popped up I would buy it in a heartbeat.
     


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    Tidybeard: That Longines is beautiful, and one I've been lusting after [​IMG] (not that I'd kick those Omegas out of bed).
     


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