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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. gdl203

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    The version without the big PANERAI writing is the PAM00254. Those things are absurdly expensive for what they are. They run about $1800.

    PAM00254


    But PAM254 is a table clock not a wall clock. Wasn't there a wall clock with just the dial in the porthole (PAM174 or PAM255? not sure...)


    I agree the prices are stupid for a battery operated clock !!

    I'd much rather save $$$ and get an Atmos - these things are truly fascinating
     


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    But PAM254 is a table clock not a wall clock. Wasn't there a wall clock with just the dial in the porthole (PAM174 or PAM255? not sure...)


    I agree the prices are stupid for a battery operated clock !!

    I'd much rather save $$$ and get an Atmos - these things are truly fascinating


    My mistake. The 254 is desk clock. I think you can just take the clock part out of the mount though and turn it into a wall clock.
     


  3. Eustace Tilley

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    But PAM254 is a table clock not a wall clock. Wasn't there a wall clock with just the dial in the porthole (PAM174 or PAM255? not sure...)


    I agree the prices are stupid for a battery operated clock !!

    I'd much rather save $$$ and get an Atmos - these things are truly fascinating


    Agree - the Atmos is stunning. A friend bought one recently - I'm green with envy but I really can't justify spending $6K on a table clock.
     


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    Agree - the Atmos is stunning. A friend bought one recently - I'm green with envy but I really can't justify spending $6K on a table clock.
    You can often get second-hand ones in good condition for between $1 and 2K. They are quite fragile, so condition should be checked thoroughly. The grail-Atmoses are the very early thirties ones, particularly the ones made by Reutter, before Jaeger came into the picture.
     


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    I often see Atmos clock for about $800. They are quite attractive clocks, particularly the '50s ones.
     


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    I will admit that I know next to nothing about timepieces.

    This week, I noticed that my assistant was wearing a Rolex and I asked him about it. He said that it was a Submariner that he purchased for $300 in NYC ( a Chinese-run place near Mulberry and Canal, he said).

    The movement of the second had was smooth, so it could have been a mechanical movement. Then again, it could have just as likely been an electric movement.

    Are such deals available on legitimate Rolexes? I usually follow the rule that if it sounds too good to be true than it inevitably is.
     


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    I will admit that I know next to nothing about timepieces.

    This week, I noticed that my assistant was wearing a Rolex and I asked him about it. He said that it was a Submariner that he purchased for $300 in NYC ( a Chinese-run place near Mulberry and Canal, he said).

    The movement of the second had was smooth, so it could have been a mechanical movement. Then again, it could have just as likely been an electric movement.

    Are such deals available on legitimate Rolexes? I usually follow the rule that if it sounds too good to be true than it inevitably is.


    I will sell you my Mercedes-Benz 300SL for $25,000.
     


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    Are such deals available on legitimate Rolexes? I usually follow the rule that if it sounds too good to be true than it inevitably is.
    Submariner+Chinese place+Canal St+$300 Are you serious? It's fake.
     


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    Girard-Perregaux has one which is very nice.
    Where you refering to this? Without the actual TC funtions i find it to bussy, if on the other hand it had those it would be nice. [​IMG] I was actualy hoping more for something like the chopard milleMiglia Or a nice GMT (no ROLEX) but the Seiko Grand or the chopard luc pro one GMT. Yes im stil talking wall clocks. 2 timezones would be nice. Have also considered the Junghans MAX BILL with radio"funk" control (IE radio tower control) like this one http://www.nova68.com/Merchant2/merc...egory_Code=142
     


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    I will sell you my Mercedes-Benz 300SL for $25,000.

    I'll lift your offer [​IMG]
     


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    Definitely not that one. That looks like it belongs in a watch store. The GP one I have seen is very subtle - plain off-white dial, with blue hands and GP written in blue.
     


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    Definitely not that one. That looks like it belongs in a watch store. The GP one I have seen is very subtle - plain off-white dial, with blue hands and GP written in blue.
    I did not think so, I thought it was somewat out of your liking. But could you please indicate where you found it? If nessesary you can also PM
     


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  15. Eustace Tilley

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    I did not think so, I thought it was somewat out of your liking.
    But could you please indicate where you found it?
    If nessesary you can also PM


    speedster,

    Sorry, but I saw it in a office once, so I'm unsure how you could go about purchasing it. It may be worthwhile lobbing in a call to a GP dealer.
     


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