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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. jeff13007

    jeff13007 Senior member

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    This reminds me of my college days when i used to have people saying to me "why do you eat instant noodles when you wear such expensive watches/clothes" to which i used to reply "it is BECAUSE i wear expensive watches/clothes than i HAVE to eat instant noodles" lol
     
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  2. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    im working on that too!
     
  3. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    is that cut because of the movement placement, in which case i guess that is less than awesome, or was it done artistically, in which case i stand by my previous statement that i like it.

    also, yeah, that is a pretty penny, looks like its being sold at a premium on the gray market these days.
     
  4. mimo

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    The first time I saw a gold Daytona with a black face, I literally salivated. But, apart from being too expensive for me, it would also require my buying a purple Cadillac and a big hat, and living off the earnings of prostitutes.

    However, I think what you said about proportions and the like, the recent discussions of Rolex and reality versus brand image, and the pictures of these beauties, has shown the true path: stainless, white face, beautiful enough to stare at but not totally associated with cuban heels and crack. I love it.

    As far as I can tell, that is neither cooking, beef, nor ramen. Japanese chefs are weeping as I write.

    A man who wears watches as nice as yours, really should eat better. :)
     
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  5. NonServiam

    NonServiam Senior member

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    Sweet Daytona! The grail of my college years when working at a watch dealer, and what I shelled out my hard earned cash for when I finally could afford it. Ah, the good old days of hype and waiting lists :slayer:

    Siffert today :satisfied: (old pic, though)

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  6. dddrees

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    Fabulous choice, Congrats.
     
  7. Belligero

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    Gorgeous watch!
     
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    All or nothing, Who cant respect that[​IMG] One of the best photos to date, very clever!
     
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    Wow so this is an interesting piece. The chronograph pushers are on the right while the crown is on the left, am I seeing that right? I like.
     
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    Thanks, man. Good morning, Daytona! Not much style in the mornings, but I suppose the white shirt goes with the white dial.


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  11. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That is called a bullhead. It is a cal. 11 and is one of the earliest automatic chronograph designs (actually, the first, I think) and was the result of a collaboration between four makers: Heuer, Breitling, Buren and Dubois-Depraz
     
  12. NonServiam

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    Yes indeed! Heuer Cal 12 movement.

    Here is the interesting story of the cal 11, the world's first automatic chronograph movement (though Zenith would like to disagree):

    http://www.onthedash.com/articles/Project99PartsOneTwo.pdf

    The Cal 11/12/15 are cool to look at, as they are a movement familiy of modular chronographs with a micro rotor. When you open the watch up, you see the chrono module, and the movement can easily be mistaken for a manual movement.

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    But the rotor is there, down below :)

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    Not quite. This is a bullhead, with the pushers on top of the case:

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    fantastic. and that is a great pic to boot.
    impressive guns.
     
  15. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You are right. So what is it called when the pushers and crown are in that Y configuration?
     
  16. NonServiam

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    Hm, not sure actually :)
     
  17. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    BTW, are all Autavias cal. 12 or were some the predecessor cal. 11? I have a black dialed one like yours (though it has a rotating diver bezel rather than a tachymeter) and I am not sure which movement is in it.
     
  18. NonServiam

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    The cal 12 was introduced in the Monaco in 1971, so at least the earliest Autavias have the cal 11. Not sure when it was introduced in the Autavia.
     
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    WTF so good!
     
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    Yes, I've been asking around for where I can find a veterinarian near where I live/work. Because the pythons are looking SICK! Hyuk hyuk.
     
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