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 agree a simple clean watch should be part of any collection but to me a second hand is what defines a mechanical watch. It's the sweeping motion that I appreciate. On some watches the more visible the second hand (blue, red) the better.
     


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    Thanks. I am debating putting the watch on a NATO strap, I am not a huge fan of the rubber bracelet. Thoughts?
     


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    There is something really nice and sleek about having a 2 handed time only watch. Like you several of my watches have some other function, be it a subdial for seconds, date window, GMT function, or chronograph. But my last two watch purchases were 2 handed time only watches, and my next watch is also going to be a 2 handed time only watch. Don't get me wrong, having a watch with other functions is great (I really like my chronographs and other toys), but if you don't currently have a nice 2 handed watch, I highly recommend getting one.
     


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    If you only have one good watch, then maybe you want it to have a second hand or some other functions. However, if you already have a watch (or a few) with a second hand (and maybe other functions), then a handsome 2 handed watch is a nice change.
     


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    thanks! I contacted Drew at Europelli and ordered a black nato strap for 22 USD shipped. link
     


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    yeah, at present i have a burning desire for one. really jonesing for the pam 112. just not sure ill be able to swing it, and i dont want to sell my current watches to get one.

    if i do make a purch, you best believe it will show up here.
     


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    I emailed him to see if he has any 18mm, or knows of anyone who does.
     


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    id say out of the 4 dozen luxury watches that ive owned, its easily one of my favorites.

    NATO NAOW!!!!!

    drew is good people. I sold a panerai years ago to a buddy and gave him a couple europelli straps i wore the hell out of...he's still wearing the hell out of them now.

    igotchumang. ;)
     


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    give me a sec and ill get you the contact of the natos i use. Easily as well made as corvus, half the price.
     


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    i hope it becomes one of mine too.

    i knows it :fistbump:
     


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    ive bought from broadarrow.net many times....good stuff, great service. Also, check out westcoastime.com...

    now, if you want historically correct official MOD straps, the ONLY place that sells them is http://www.rltwatches.co.uk.....the supplier to the MOD supplies this place...the only seller they supply outside of the MOD...so its da real deal.

    you looking for a 2 ring or 4 ring?
     


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    Not really sure of the difference in anything other than aesthetics, so I don't think it really matters. Probably would go with 2 over 4.
     


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    Yeah Drew is great to work with.

    Rambo, he replied to your email right? I called him again to make sure my payment went through and I asked about your strap and he informed me he does not have any.

    I went with the 5 ring, if I regret it I will just cut the extra rings off.
     


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    what are the opinions here on the rubber straps for the panerais? if i get a new watch, i would want something i could wear in the summer and not worry about sweat ruining it.

    a DJ is one option, but the metal bracelets on the panerai are too chunky i think for my everyday wear. what say you all about the rubber?
     


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