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. nemuu

    nemuu Senior member

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  2. Lucky Strike

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    I'm considering one of these two from http://www.mkiiwatches.com/ I love that the dials are "sterile", that is, logo-less. I'm slightly wary of the size, though, the "length" lug-to-lug is 48 and 50 mm respectively, which may be a lot on my puny wrist. Any experiences/comments as to price/quality?
    Both med MMT and the Stingray are beautiful homages to two of the most important military diver's watches that have been made (Benrus&Blancpain). The MMT (where I prefer the Type I on a NATO, from an estetic and historic point of view) is a lot slimmer and more "wearable" than the Stingray. The Stingray, on the other hand, is a very nice and chunky old-school watch (but I'd pick another hand/dial combo - the Type I looks best on the Benrus...) as an alternative for Panerai and the like. Lycka till! [​IMG] /M
    Just ordered a custom version of this; the hands are orange (except the lume parts in the middle of them, and the seconds hand has an orange tip). I also ordered a plain crown, without the line across the middle, and AR-coated glass. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] It's an hommage to this US military diver: [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    I'm really liking the Stowa pictured in the previous page. I particularly like the Antea Black with Date and the Antea Kleine Sekunde (though I prefer a darker face). Anyone willing to give additional background on the brand and comparable competitors (same pricepoint and quality including vintage pieces). The Antea Black w/Date has a very reasonable price I think.
     


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    I'm really liking the Stowa pictured in the previous page. I particularly like the Antea Black with Date and the Antea Kleine Sekunde (though I prefer a darker face). Anyone willing to give additional background on the brand and comparable competitors (same pricepoint and quality including vintage pieces). The Antea Black w/Date has a very reasonable price I think.

    You can read plenty about this brand on this forum below where the manufacturer has their own brand forum. The owner of Stowa is on the forum as well.

    http://forums.watchuseek.com/forumdisplay.php?f=36

    You can also read about them on the German watch forum

    http://forums.watchuseek.com/forumdisplay.php?f=8

    I just bought the Antea KS as I wanted a manual wind and the smaller size is fine on my wrist size. I think they are a great value. All the debate you could ever care for on comparable brands is on the German forum. I am a recent entry in WIS world, so my opinion might be limited.

    (Here is a link to a poll on the German site where people voted on their favorite German "mid-tier" watch brands.)
    http://forums.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?t=8116

    There is plenty on the history of Stowa and how the current owner Jorg Schauer is involved in every aspect of the watch building. A black face Stowa Antea just sold yesterday in less than 12 hours of being posted for $400. (See the post below)

    http://forums.watchuseek.com/showthr...ighlight=stowa

    Watching that sales forum is a good place to look. Stowa's come up once or twice a month. Most sellers also post on Timezone, though I find that some only post on TimeZone as the seller of my Antea KS did not post it on watchuseek.

    http://forums.timezone.com/index.php...eadt&frm_id=32
     


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    I'm really liking the Stowa pictured in the previous page. I particularly like the Antea Black with Date and the Antea Kleine Sekunde (though I prefer a darker face). Anyone willing to give additional background on the brand and comparable competitors (same pricepoint and quality including vintage pieces). The Antea Black w/Date has a very reasonable price I think.

    I really like my Antea KS:

    [​IMG]

    A shame that Stowa don't make any other similarly sized watches, as I'd like to add to my watch collection.

    So I have my eye on the Nomos Orion at the moment:

    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    It's more expensive than the Antea KS, but still very much a poor man's Patek Calatrava... [​IMG]

    It's also available with a black dial:

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    I love Nomos watches myself, can't wait to get one. Am torn between the Orion and the Tangente [​IMG]
     


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    Bpanicola, thanks for the ideas. I'll take a look at them.

    The Nomos look awesome.
     


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    [​IMG]

    So ugly.

    I'm loving mine! [​IMG]
     


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    Tried wearing a pocket watch in the day-time for the first time: [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    Here's my Movado Series 800 which is my current every day watch. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    Can anyone recommend some nice tonneau shaped watches that are less than 40mm in size? Looking to get one for daily dress wear.
     


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    Can anyone recommend some nice tonneau shaped watches that are less than 40mm in size? Looking to get one for daily dress wear.

    Patek 5030
     


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    A few years' looking for the right piece ended last week by receiving this;

    [​IMG]

    Lots of pics in the blog, enjoy.

    /M
     


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    Nice one, but are you sure that is an automatic? Mine below (in another case style) is handwound, as I thought every 773* is.

    [​IMG]

    /M
     


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