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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. Toiletduck

    Toiletduck Senior member

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    What are your thoughts on this watch? Should I buy it?


    hey! its got an eric glennie collar logo!
     
  2. breakz

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    Hey, if you like it, get it. Seriously. I, however, do not like it. It reminds me of those 1970s Pulsars.

    +2. If you think it fits your style, do it. But I wouldn't buy it--too over-the-top.
     
  3. Eustace Tilley

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    I know big watches aren't very popular here but I love them. I'm a big guy (6'6", 275lbs) so they fit me a little better than some people that wear them. Anyways, I just picked one of these up a few weeks ago. Breitling Super Avenger

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    That is a big boy! 47mm, right?
     
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    That is a big boy! 47mm, right?

    48.4mm diameter and 18.6mm thick.
     
  5. Eustace Tilley

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    48.4mm diameter and 18.6mm thick.

    Wow
     
  6. drducky

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    finally decided to take some pics and join the game
    Chronoswiss Delphis with somewhat rare black face.. GP Vintage 1999 column chrono (essentially a limited edition 1945).. and a 1960's vintage LeCoultre memovox
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    That LeCoultre memovox is hawt
     
  9. drducky

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    That GP ROCKS [​IMG]

    while I absolutely love it, the story behind it is trouble
    my wife got me a watch for my birthday soon after we got married. It was a nice tissot, but I had another watch just like it and after some discussion, returned it and upgraded to the GP
    It's the last time she's ever tried to buy something for me and never lets me forget
     
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    I wear my 24hr dial belair quite often these days...
     
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    I wear my 24hr dial belair quite often these days...


    Love it - tell me more
     
  12. AnGeLiCbOrIs

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    Someone shoot me. I'm so depressed. Maybe I'll just wear a G Shock from now on.

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    I was winding a guitar cable up and the pointy metal tip of one end decided it hated my watch, so it flung itself at my wrist and smashed directly into the crystal. I'm sure I can get the crystal replaced (I hope) but the dial itself is dinged and scratched as well.
     
  16. acidboy

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    Shit, man. That sucks.
     
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    The crystal should be easy as those can be had NOS usually, but the dial is a more difficult case. It would probably have to be refinished.
     
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    I'm surprised the crystal is mineral glass. For these watches, the plastic dome shaped crystal can take a lot of punishment due to the case design. They are not as resistant to surface scratches and but won't be easily shattered like mineral glass and sapphire in these kinds of impact. Like LK said, crystal = cheap replacement. Dial, OTOH, may be difficult. Good luck with it.

    I was winding a guitar cable up and the pointy metal tip of one end decided it hated my watch, so it flung itself at my wrist and smashed directly into the crystal. I'm sure I can get the crystal replaced (I hope) but the dial itself is dinged and scratched as well.
     
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    I took it to my watchmaker. He called around and found one place that MAY have a replacement crystal, but I'd have to send the watch to them to be certain. I said forget it, just put a plastic one on, I'll probably shatter another freaking crystal one. I'll live with the dial, it's barely noticeable. So, not good as new, but good enough to move on with my life. Maybe I'll console myself with a new timepiece.
     
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    Angelicboris, that is one sweet Zenith. But what does Elite HW stand for?
     
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