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. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Senior member

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    Hrmmm Hodinkee will be having a pop-up shop @ Taylor Stitch in SF at the end of the month. Worth stopping by?
     
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    crazy is as crazy does. just learn to smile and nod buddy.
     
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    ^ Is that an OEM strap? Great colour...
     
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    nice!
     
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    I didn't but I'm thinking about it. Found it in an antique shop last weekend out roaming around. I have a few others I inherited from my grandfather and although I obviously don't wear them very often I just appreciate the history and craftsmanship. Wow that JLC is ridiculous Stitch! Thanks for posting that.
     
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    I love the watch and would pick it up for the right price.
     
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    I tried to scope around on eBay to see what it might be worth... some models were in the $200-ish range... the one I posted was over $2K. It wasn't quite as ornate but it was gold and embellished in a similar fashion and the face was very clean. And ya it was in working condition. He was only asking $165... probably get it for $150 cash seems cheap.
     
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    Seriously Panerai have nailed the 'icon' of the brand with the 372 - stunning watch!
    HAGWE
     
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    I am one of those people. 100% baffled.

    it's ok though, I still love you guys.
     
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    That's shocking man. As far as I'm concerned, the historic Panerai has its place in any Design Museum next to a Corbusier chaise longue and a Noguchi lamp. Case shape, dial, numerals, hands - it's pretty damn perfect. Now, I'm not saying it looks good on everyone (particularly the 47mm models) and I'm not saying all Panerai are great designs (80% of the line-up now is just stupid slightly complicated automatic watches that are farther from the original Panerai DNA than a cheap Canal St fake), and I'm certainly not saying that some of the hype and sometimes douchey clientele are not a turn-off (they are) - but these historic models are objectively beautiful.
     
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    I have a Panerai (240) and it's OK, nothing great.

    Generally, Panerais are so big and so recognizable that I associate them label whoring. Maybe that's because they are the choice along with Hublots of the douchey label lovers I see all the time in upscale malls here in Delhi.
     
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    Agree, Panerai 240 is not great

    Also, you bring up the same points I did - which are unrelated to the design itself.
     
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    i want a panerai.

    could probs snag one of these for under 3k. but i dont have teh moniez. :(

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    Quite possible that I am not able to appreciate the design because I prefer very subtle things. I just cant get past the size. IMO, the only watch of that size should be activity specific instrument such as a diving computer or something. Proportionately it looks too big on most wrists.
     
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