Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gdl203, May 20, 2007.
I like the way you think.
That Sinn is beautiful. Very elegant and simple. I prefer a watch that does not overpower the person with extensive addional junk. The watch I currently wear is a Rolex Date 2 tone with baton numbers. It does not distract from me the person, The other watch I wear is also a Rolex Air King with a baton dial(a gift from my wife). Both are not my idea of perfect but they do not detract from me, the person.
I see that some close to you knew Helmet Sinn, founder of Sinn. I learned to enjoy watches from a friend of my mother who was a certified Swiss master watchmaker ( to obtain his certification he had to prove that he could make a watch from stock material, but before he started , he had to made his tools from the bar stock). He would dismantle watches and show me the beauty of the movements.
Nice set, but incomplete. you missed the men dress watch and women sport watch (at least).
I like the Jumbo very much. I think if I got another RO I'd go with one without any of the complications. Something about the simplicity appeals to me, though it would be a tough choice between the Jumbo and one of the new three-hand 41 mm's. Would love to see pictures of yours when you get it; definitely worth the wait. I think I waited something like 6-months for my RO Dualtime!
I'm very aware of the gaps in my collection. Unfortunately I also have limited funds and also have other sartorial priorities, including bunches of London Lounge cloth waiting to be made-up.
To the watch list, I would also add (roughly in order of priority):
round dress watch
square, rectangular or tonneau shaped dress watch
annual calendar or perpetual calendar
..And if I ever win the lottery, a grand complication (e.g. JLC Duometre or Hybris Mechanica).
I'll probably never get there, but one can always dream!
I looked at the new 41mm 3 hand time only RO (ref 15400), and its a nice watch, but the Jumbo is just a bit more special IMHO. in the 15400 I did not like that the display back shows that they transplated a movement from a smaller watch into a larger watch. Its the same size saphire crystal to see the movement but now there is a lot more metal around it. When I saw the new Jumbo, which is essentially a tribute to the original RO with the AP at 6 and the smaller original style Clou De Paris on the dial, I knew that was the one for me. I have seen photos of their new 41mm chronograph which looks nice, and I think the made the right decision in using a solid back on that one so its not visible that this same movement was in the previous smaller chronograph. I will be sure to post a photo once the Jumbo arrives.
Very nice vintage GMT! From this angle it looks like it has the really small luminous markers surrounded by gold, is it a 1675?
Almost This is a 16758, the first gold GMT with a sapphire crystal. Which, still equipped with the nipple dial you observe, is known as a transitional Rolex model. For steel models this would mean a matte dial and sapphire...
acadame and NS - beautiful watches gents. thanks for sharing.
there maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay be a watch in my near future. not sure yet. pray for me, boys.
looking forward to tomorrow pics
Anyone have a recommendation for good Nato/Zulu, or rubber straps? Need something that can hold up to daily wear and sweat, and be able to be cleaned off. Danke.
The $10 jobs you can get from eBay are actually pretty good. I have a few from this seller and they have held up even through a little bit of war.
oh i wish. would be a few months off.
i hope the wife does not notice, if decide to go through with it.
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