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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. PartagasIV

    PartagasIV Senior member

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    After getting the 1931 Reverso not sure what is next on the list. I've wanted a Santos 100 for some time but feel like the medium is the largest I'd go--specifically like the steel/rose gold model with croc strap. That, or a steel MC Memovox in good shape. I compromised on my first big watch purchase and went with the MC Chrono, and not the Memovox. MC Chrono is sold now for that reason and because I found I used the complication so rarely.

    Stitches, any leads? :D I could use another alarm clock.
     
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  2. apropos

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    New strap. I like it! :)

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  3. Dino944

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    The Memovox is nice, but not great in terms of practicality if you are a heavy sleeper. A friend of mine had one, said it wasn't loud enough to be truly useful for him. He also said it was a function that he ended up not have much use for, got bored with it and sold it in less than a year. I like them as its kind of an interesting piece of watch history, but after looking at them I just don't get excited by them. The only JLC that really captures my attention, you already own...the Reverso.
     
  4. envgeo

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    The IWC Portuguese is a gorgeous watch. I need to wait till after bonus season, but its on the list. that or a submariner, a watch that has grown on me of late.
     
  5. stylexchangemtl

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    +1 Not only that, its what I would call a modern classic.
     
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    Love older Datejusts.
     
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    A store near my apartment sells vintage Rolexes and there is a Stainless Datejust that I've had my eye on. Assuming it was in great condition, what range of prices would be fair? It's a 1977 model.
     
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    maybe 1.5-2k, depending on exact condition?
     
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    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    yowza. now thats a proper watch pr0n pic.
     
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    Yeah, I've never really been a fan of the RO, but that pic makes me want to rethink my opinion...
     
  12. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Smell the Glove!
     
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    Crosspost from Drake's thread:

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    5512 inspired Drakes's tie

    Whether you think that the idea of having a tie inspired by a watch is cool or not, that's a great tie and even a little cheaper than Drake's own. If I was in the US (and wore ties more often) I would definitely consider picking that up. Only 50 made.
     
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  14. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    what cameras are you guys using for these pics? they are outstanding.
     
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    i treat all my watches like tools (i.e. no pampering) , but are you the least bit worried about the zipper abrading into the watch case?
     
  16. letranger

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    That zipper is dangerously close to that sapphire glass ;)
     
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    So the strap that came with my IWC Big Ingenieur (German national soccer team version) is fine, but I'd like to replace it. It appears that the custom strapmakers I've spoken with all say I have to send in my strap, which will mean the watch is out of commission for a month or more (I'm in Seoul).

    Any of you guys have any bright ideas? I'd really like to replace my strap (or have a second option) without having to go so long without it--my wife's more or less commandeered my Aquatimer and it won't be easy to pry it from her vise-like grip...
     
  18. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If you want a second option, surely an authorized dealer could send you one??
     
  19. marvin100

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    Yeah, but I was hoping for something other than the OEM design/materials. I'd also like a deployant, if possible.
     
  20. Find Finn

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    You can buy a deployment buckel and fit it to any strap.
     
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