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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. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    No it's not unreasonable.

    That said, things that can be annoying for a seller include: (a) multiple successive requests, as if whenever something is provided the potential buyer comes up with something else he needs, (b) detailed requests that are out of proportion with the value of the watch, e.g. 10 back-and-forth emails and hi-res pictures for a $300 vintage chrono. People's time has value too.

    Not saying that's anything you did, but wanted to add a bit of nuance to the simple answer that asking questions is OK.
     
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    We've exchanged only 2 PMs so far in total, it's >$3000, and I've already been declined better photos because "that's the only camera I have" or words to that effect.

    I would walk away usually, but this particular model is one that I've been hunting for a bit... :fu:
     
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    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    ugh... some people are just not good at selling their stuff.
     
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    Thought I'd weigh in on the ongoing Newcomer debate, since well yknow...

    1. I feel as if getting the vintage rolex would be a waste. Why? Because you already have the speedy pro. And a vintage sub would be kinda redundant. That's not to say that you shouldn't get it at some point, but swapping out the MC for another sports watch at this point in time doesnt make sense.

    2. The MUT Moon is amazing, if cold. As you know, I was kinda "over it" for awhile. I think that stems from the fact that it can be a pain to reset the date/moonphase. So my piece of advice is to get a winder, and a hell yes to the other straps.

    3. Try the GO on. This is a must. I may be in the minority on this one, but I prefer the GO to the Lange (and dont see them as related watches either), but like you said I wish there was a merger of previous case/bezel size, and the dial of the contemporary one. If I could choose one Lange itd be the worldtimer, BUT if I chose a worldtimer itd be the PP not the Lange.

    4. Tangential but related. I love the IWC portofino moonphase but alas its just too big for my wrists.
     
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    i believe those are called breguet hands. one of his many still implemented designs.
     
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    This brand has been on my radar for a while! I like the U1, but a little too heavy for my puny wrist! I heard from a buddy that this brand's designer came from IWC; the other one on my radar, what a coincidence!
     
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    Very nice! Whats the size of the pocket watch? I hav'nt seen one w/moon phase in years[​IMG]
     
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    Something random I came across on the interwebz - was it you gdl who said you enjoyed Nespresso?

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    Yes, that dial is made from a flattened Nespresso capsule.

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-kT0E4o51O.../s1600/Blancier+Grand+Cru+Nespresso+watch.jpg

    On a completely unrelated note - has anyone seen the Reverso 1931 Rouge IRL? What did you think of it compared with the regular black dial? Is it a darker red or a brighter red?
     
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    Wearing this one today.
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    Well I agree if the watch is similar in price, for example I bought a JLC Master Control recently, I started to look at the IWC Portofino which was less expensive (around 1400 EUR less). But I didn't want to settle for a watch with no in-house movement and I liked the JLC more style wise with it's 39 mm case vs 40 mm of the Portofino etc. But I still want a JLC Duomèmetre à Sphérotourbillon, however I think will have to settle for the Master Control... Anyway watches can be really expensive so sometimes I think you do have to settle.
     
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    One may want a repeater, however one may need to be a bit more realistic.


    But just because I need to be realistic, doesn't mean that I ever have to settle for anything.


    I just chose something else, I never settle for less.


    Settle is a term I chose not to use.
     
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    That's correct.

    Rambo, the watch wears smaller than its 46mm size because it is fairly thin at 11mm. That said, there's no getting around the fact that it is a big watch. Certainly the largest I own (and probably will ever own). But it is a thing of beauty :inlove:
     
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    Thats a tough situation especially if its something you really want and believe is a reasonable price. Does the guy have any references about previous transactions?

    I've only known 2 guys personally that were not happy with purchases where photos were a bit iffy. One guy the watch wasn't in the condition the seller claimed it was in, and he did ok, seller took it back. Condition can be a tough issue because sometimes a person's idea of 90% could be different than yours if you are very detail oriented.
    The other guy I knew should have done more homework...he bought a watch a a price too good to be true and it turned out to be a "Franken-watch"...it was a vintage GMT Master that someone had messed around with and turned into a more valuable vintage orange hand Exp II.

    I'm kind of risk averse so if I'm not comfortable I would walk away...but everyone's comfort level is different.
     
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    Do breuget hands have to be blue to be classified as such?
     
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    IIRC, the term "Breguet hands" refers not only to the colour of the blued steel, but the distinctive form of the hands themselves.
     
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    That wold look great in 40mm size. Bonus points if they use the older logo also. The (new) logo seems to go up in size every year
     
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    what medtech said. while most breguet hands are blued steel, the shape and design itself belongs to him.
     
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    That looks amazing, GMT with the red hand is one of my grail watches. I bet a suede strap would look amazing with that as well.
     
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    Likewise. Really comparing cats to kittens.



    I always liked the GO Panolunar until I got one and couldn't tell the time in low light conditions. Looks very nice, however.
     
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