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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    Isn't that the point of a submariner lol?
     


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    I wear an F1 to play tennis but that's only because of the shock. Explorer II on a NATO for everything else (sailing, soldiering, work, gym etc) except the ocean where I leave it on land. If it falls off in a pool I can find it, not so much for the ocean.
     
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    The watch pictured is not a top gun iwc but it is a ceramic iwc nonetheless. I disliked top gun as a
    Movie and so I refused to buy the top gun
     


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    Sorry, I'm not up on all the versions. Yours looks nice nonetheless.
     


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    I'm sorry but personally I would not pay thousands of dollars for something which is marketed the same way the secret decoder ring out of a cereal box is, no matter how well made it is. A fine watch should stand on its own and not have to rely on a blatant pop culture connection to be considered a proper product.
     


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    Are you referring to the latest IWC post?
     


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    LMAO at people taking off a Sub before going in water!
     


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    Marketing is subjective. Look at all the athletes selling who knows what. I really could care less about who's shirt you wear... I like what I like, that's why there are thousands of choices for watches or any number of consumer items. Whatever floats your boat...
     


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    I don't think people are scared about getting the watch wet, I believe they fear loosing the watch in the ocean/lake/river/pond.
     


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    Boy that's a hi-lo shot for the ages :nodding:
     


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    When I was about 25, I bought a new Breitling Crosswind. Like the Rolexes you are looking at, the piece is SS/18k two-tone, thought it was baller at the time. And, in actuality, the watch is very nice, but over time I realized that the piece was a little gaudy in general. In retrospect I may have kept it for certain occasions but as an everyday piece it looked sometimes out of place with shorts and a polo.

    Ironically I moved to a Luminor and although it is larger, it's also less obvious due to my size and the lack of gold. Plus, you can dress it up or down easily with the right straps. Luminors are well respected but are also "fun" watches that tend to transcend age and impressions of ostentation.

    Of course the choice is yours and I would say that a Rolex is an easy choice no matter what. If you have a small window of opportunity to purchase a piece like this do it. It's easier when you're younger and have fewer obligations to invest in something like this and, unlike a Panerai Luminor is truly a long-term investment.
     


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    Picked up a couple new straps last week: [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    No, because generally "custom" watches are euphemisms for "customized fakes." Especially from those locales.:foo:
     


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    I wear a Luminox quite frequently and get more positive comments about it than any other.
     


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