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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. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    As I have mentioned beofre, I have had real problems with my old bumper-wind automatic Omega becoming magnetized. It was off by several minutes a day. My watchmaker blamed it on the fact that I kept my cellphone in the left hip pocket of my suitcoat, so it was frequently near my watch (he says cell-phones and metal detectors are the most common culprits). Once my watch was demagneitzed it worked fine (though not as perfectly as when first serviced) and changing my cellphone habits has eliminate the problem for now. I suspect the vintage of the watch makes it more vulnerable than modern movements.
     
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    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    You think even that many?

    A lot of the entry-level watches from the major (or best advertised brands) have dive bezels so they sell a ton of them.

    I've worn a Planet Ocean or Colt GMT maybe twice - more just to say I did. Worrying about a watch sliding off is the last thing I want to be thinking about on the rare occasions that I get in the water.
     
  3. Dino944

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    I've worn modern Rolex watches (Sub, Explorer 2, and Daytona) through lots of metal detectors and had them near cell phones and never hand any issues with magnetization...so I suspect as you have mentioned your vintage watch is more vulnerable.
     
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    I get what you mean, but I don't mind watches being created to some very specific needs, like a Seadweller or Milgauss, even though I'll never have a need for their specific capabilities.

    What I'm not a fan of, is when they take a watch like the Ingenieur and craps all over it's raison d'être and slaps on a display back. That's just sad. Then they might as well just make dive watches with bezels that doesn't turn and chronos with nonfunctioning sub dials.

    For the same reason I'm not a fan of display backs on Speedy 'moonwatches' or on my own Luminor, though those aren't as :facepalm:'y as the Inges. IMHO.
     
  5. Keith T

    Keith T Senior member

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    I had a pretty good Nautilus stiffy going until you all brought me down with the magnetism talk. :D
     
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    Is this for real? Even w/o the lightning second hand you clearly see where this is (would be) coming from. Sorry Omega, your goal seems to be to rival Rolex, but with these blunt moves (Vesper's speech anyone?) you rather help your rival than anything else...
     
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    Then you haven't seen many watches
     
  9. Cant kill da Rooster

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    I think if both hands were arrows and the second a solid yellow it would look pretty good. Perhaps a little to close to the AT but still, not ugly. Does the internal bezel rotate? I hope so.
     
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    Negative on the rotating bezel.
     
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  11. FredericChopin

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    Two of my watches: a Tudor that I bought when I was ten years old (I mowed some serious lawns, no kidding) and my great grandfathers gold Elgin from the 1910's.


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  12. Dino944

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    They certainly seem to be following some of Rolex's moves. Rolex comes out with the Sub LV with green bezel, they came out with the Planet Ocean with orange bezel. The famous "Paul Newman" Daytonas have become highly sought after and valuable, so Omega releases Speedmasters with dials similar to that of the old PN Daytonas (even a red dial schumacher edition that looks like the ultra rare red PN dial Daytonas). Rolex releases a revised antimagnetic Milguass with orange lightning bolt hand a few years ago, now Omega releases a new antimagnetic AT with dotted yellow second hand and with a bracelet that looks like it was taken right off of a Milgauss.

    Omega makes some very good watches. I think they should make watches that show their own DNA and heritage rather than mimicking Rolex on occasion.
     
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    mktitsworth Senior member

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    Now that we're back from commercial, this is gorgeous.
     
  14. Keith T

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    Exactement.

    "Do you", Omega, and just let Rolex be Rolex.

    The watch game is big enough for both of ya.
     
  15. evolved

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    You need to get out more, then, lol.
     
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    Thanks. It has a lot of sentimental value. My great grandad was a tailor, and my grandpa is passing down all of his nice stuff to me. I now own his collection of cufflinks, that watch, his white gold bulova (with two diamonds!) from the 20's, and his hunting rifle. I'm a lucky guy.
     
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    I thought the Bond-Vesper dialogue on the train was one of the best parts of the movie.

     
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    Those are lined[​IMG]
     
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    Thanks for that history lesson, much appreciated [​IMG]
     
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    Calm down Mr. T , You know these guys will show them again, in the meantime, read&enjoy[​IMG]
     
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