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. Cant kill da Rooster

    Cant kill da Rooster Senior member

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    I like the way you think.
     


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    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.
     
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    Nice set, but incomplete. you missed the men dress watch and women sport watch (at least).
     


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    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. :D I think I waited something like 6-months for my RO Dualtime!
     


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    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. :confused:

    To the watch list, I would also add (roughly in order of priority):

    round dress watch
    square, rectangular or tonneau shaped dress watch
    moon phase
    chronograph
    ultra-thin
    minute repeater
    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! :D
     
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    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.
     


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    Very nice vintage GMT! From this angle it looks like it has the really small luminous markers surrounded by gold, is it a 1675?
     


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    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...
     
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    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.
     


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    looking forward to tomorrow pics :D :slayer:
     


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    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.
     


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    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.

    [​IMG]
     


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    :laugh: oh i wish. would be a few months off.

    i hope the wife does not notice, if decide to go through with it. :devil:
     


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