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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. Jpvfx

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    Well not as early as 2004 I believe when the 'named' Pam 195 came out .....but more recently this ...........the Pam 360
    :) - Serious watch porn - Congrats on the 195.
     


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    Not as fancy as some of the other watches in here, but just got this. My brand new 2500D PO....[​IMG]
     
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    many of you have probably already seen this but thought I'd post it up anyway!
     
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    noap, ive never seen it. very cool, thanks.
     


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    Thank you. Its a watch I wanted for years and finally had the opportunity to own.
    Thank you
     


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    it was chosen as "Watch of the Year" on TZ so I just figured I was late to the party... glad to share it. (it has an interesting dead seconds movement that makes it quite unique in case you're interested...check it out.)
     
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    Find Finn Stylish Dinosaur

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    Like I said it's subjective, but the Reverso is to me a watch for people, who have reached a certain level in life, where they have nothing to prove and carry them self in a manner, that young people can't.

    It's not really a watch for people, who spray champagne and run a round drunk of their ass etc. it's more congac/sherry sipping, cigar smoking type of guy watch.



    Nice leather

    I'm always jealous of people who can wear panerai's, I have a the wrist of a 12 year old anorexic girl, so it's looks like the watch is coming with me and not the other way round. :embar:
     
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    New acquisition, which I only received a couple of hours ago, after a torrid shipping process:

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    If you prefer the Speedy Pro, that's cool (I like it too) but no silly derogatory comparisons please ...
     
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    Love it! I have been waiting to see this ever since you said you bought it. The wait musta been excruciating, but you need still need to show us the beautiful caseback!

    Still think the 1931 TTR shoulda won but I'm sure thats no surprise [​IMG]
     
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    Nice one KN, Incredible watch (not seen this colour variant). I was lucky enough to see this movement in Geneva almost two years ago with the Gronefields in development :) Great engineering and totally understand why its won some many awards - clear winner.
     


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    Congrats Bhall lovely watch and great to see Zenith return to their roots - the engine that powered some classics!
     


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    Love this. Most excellent.

    Now get a navy padded croc strap with contrast stitching to match! HLow here on SF can do a great quality strap for a good price, unlike those ripoff Leffot* cordovan straps...

    (*: yes, $140 for a simple strip of cordovan, when you can get an entire bloody shoe from Alden for $400)
     
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    Apropos $140 is inexpensive by most standards - Panerai Calfskins start at about €150 maybe more - average strap €220 -250 - with the super cool historic Pre A's $1500 plus!
    Even APRO new straps are $/euros 500 plus.
    :)
     


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    The Leffot cordovan straps are literally punched out with a press and have all of maybe 10 or so stitches, so they are particularly obnoxious to me.

    Anyway, if you like Panerais, more power to you, but it's absolutely ridiculous that a strap - no matter how nice - can cost as much as a decent entry level mechanical watch.
     
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    You are editing as I reply.
    Most 'Vintage Ammo's' are simple in design (historic) and simple in construction. A 'Kev's' Ammo's for example sell for $350+
    But a good (well made) strap can just make a watch 'pop' like a Sub on a Nato or Pam on a vintage.
    Not sure we have a choice re the major high end brands, re strap costs - their new Straps at Service (replacement) are easily $500 plus (AP/PP/VC) etc - maybe more! Thats just what they cost and mostly last years.
    Panerai OEM's are actually cheap by comparison :) apart from the collectable Pre A's (like most things rare and sort after) they have their price.
     


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