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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. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    i try my best. :)

    and +1 to the bold.
     
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    I'm late to the party commenting on this, but this might be the single greatest watch post I've seen here. While looking at expensive bling is fun, the connection with your father makes this an even more amazing watch. Appreciate you posting here.
     
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    Thanks, Coldcava. I was happy to see all the other support for chocsosa's quartz gift.
     
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    Thanks, Newcomer - yes, I do have it easy in the sense that my wife appreciates jewelry and watches. Not easy on the wallet, but easy in terms of choosing what to get her for special occasions!

    Ah, I tried the Jumbo on. I will try the 15400 next time. Good point about different feel. Yeah, these two have always been head to head for me and since I have a soft spot for Patek the Nautilus won the day.

    Funny enough, I passed by Wempe this morning and was greeted by Rudi Albers - who was also wearing a 5711/1A (I think it's been his daily wearer for a few months now). We both confirmed how comfortable the watch sat on our wrists.
     
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    Epic gift! Husband of the year! None of us stands a chance now. Beauty-ful JLC. In all aspects, really. The sunburst action is next-level.
     
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    It's interesting how two watches that serve such similar functions as the Nautilus and RO can evoke such different feelings. To my eye the Nautilus represents sensual/agile/streamlined/classical, and the RO rakish/muscular/precise/modern. Could easily see a collection having room for both.
     
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    Owned the 15300 for a while, and while it was a handsome look, it never felt right on my wrist. The Nautilus feels nothing but right. The Jumbo RO might have been better for me, but the Nautilus is just perfect. Oh, and the 5712 > 5711. IMNSHO :embar:

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    Gorgeous. The finish on that piece is really something.
     
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    Is that an older model?
     
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    Very nice.


    However I tend to disagree.

    5711 > 5712, an 5711 and 15300 are both worth having. IMHO LOL


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    I have a question for all you high-rolling collectors out there. I've been admiring your watches, and noting your various fixations with a brand, complication or style. So here's the question - a difficult one, but not impossible:

    Imagine you had one watch. You would never have another. Wear it or don't wear it are your only choices. Choose one. Just one. The perfect, versatile, useful, beautiful, watch for life.
     
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    How I feel about it right now? Id have to say a submariner ( 5513 or 1680)

    Predictable answer? yes, but there's wisdom in crowds I suppose
     
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    Not really a high roller here, but see my post from yesterday for why the 1675 would be my choice.
     
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    +1 for a (no-date) sub. Got one 20+ years ago and I would probably have been fine without adding any of the couple of watches that I have over the last few years.

    Granted, none of the ones I have are +10k$, so it'll be interesting to see what the guys with several of those will recommend as a 'one watch'.
     
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    Quote:Given my current lifestyle, work/weekends, preferences for aesthetics, workmanship, etc. I'd have to go with the 3940P too. However, if I lived a bit of a sportier lifestyle I suspect the 116520 will come in a very close second.
     
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  17. Cylon

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    The PP is a nice watch no doubt, but I wouldnt feel right wearing it with jeans and a tshirt
     
  18. in stitches

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    fantastic pics and watches. please forward them to me so i may decide what is best. :devil:
     
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    Quote:Yes, I get that. Personal preference thing - I never had a problem wearing my old 5119R or 3919J with a shirt and jeans, haha. Now I kind of think the more complicated 3940 fits the jeans/shirt look even better than the "classic Calatravas."
     
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