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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    speedy!
     


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    Warren, depeche, ghall - fantastic rollies, gents!

    Moo - speedy imo

    Mack - interesting though about the crown threading getting overused on a manual wind watch. would like to here peoples experiences with that, maybe gdl can chime in.
     


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    Moo > Neither, your money are defintely better spent elsewhere.
     
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    i guess designs from the late 30's and early 40s are still considered masculine and too modern ;)


    theyre a love em or hate em brand.


    its not. the thread i got banned in was "is your watch a male or female?" some doucher described all of his watches, some being elegant females, others being rugged men with a military background. it was fucking ridiculous. So i ran to my bathroom, put my GMT around my penor, and snapped a pic. Posted in the thread with a caption that said "My watch better be female because ive been balls deep in her since ive had her!"

    I still have a screenshot if you want :lol:



    i disagree 100000% with this statement. any strap available for a 112, is available for a radiomir. Theres an endless supply of custom straps for either.



    for your first panerai, id get a 112. as much as i love the radiomirs, I got much more wear out of my luminors than my 231 and 232.
     


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    not even a question. Speedy. the longines is nice, but to me it wouldnt even be a question. The speedy would hold value a hundred times better than the longines, and its a better watch. the new speedys all have the omega coaxial movement, and im 99% certain the longines is just an ETA.
     


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    ive had a couple radiomirs and dozens of watches with screw down crowns. its a $5k watch. not a timex. Ive never had an issue at all. Personally, i prefer screw down crowns. "feels" more secure to me if i ever (i wont) decide to go in the water.

    that issue wouldnt even be close to a deciding factor for me between a 112 and a 210
     


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    that is fucking gorgeous. absolutely fucking gorgeous. anymore pics??
     


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    screw down crowns on my radiomirs have NEVER presented a problem. theyre pretty much idiot proof. (not calling you an idiot)
     


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    ^^ deets on strap ?
     


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    assuming its in his sig. ;)
     


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    On the original GMT Master you had to rotate the bezel and use the red hand for another time zone. On the GMT Master II the bezel does not have to be rotated to tell time in a second zone. The wearer has the option of rotating the bezel and using the green hand (red on older models) to tell time in another zone you have traveled to and the "Mercedes" hour hand gives you your "home timezone time", or they can leave the bezel so its arrow is lined up with the 12 O'clock triangle on the dial, and use the crown to move the hour hand independently of the minute hand, and then the green/red hand gives you home timezone miltary style and the "Mercedes" hour hand gives you time in the new zone you have traveled to. Using the independently adjustable hour hand is how one adjusts for a second time zone on a Rolex Explorer 2, which has a fixed bezel and uses the same movement.
    The Speedy would be my choice.
     


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    Congrats on your Deep-Sea SD. Nice choice!
    Thats a beauty. The lum has a nice changed to that beautiful creamy color that looks great on vintage watches! Congrats its stunning!
     
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    Agreed. No problem at all here, and I've had mine for a few years.

    Also agree re straps. No difference between 112 and 210 on that matter. That said, (a) I don't swap my straps often on my 210 as I think it looks best with 2 or 3 and that's it; and (b) swapping straps gets old after a couple of years. Paneristi go through a curve where they want to switch straps all the time, buy a ton of them, but eventually most grow out of it, and after having spent a fortune on straps.

    moo - the speedy seems to fit and sit much better on your wrist.
     
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    Could not agree more!

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