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. scruff

    scruff Senior member

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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.

    /M


    Shit, that's a total typo on my part. It's definitely handwound. Just edited the listing.
     


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    Me and a friend (also in marketing) made up a huge list of car and watch brands on a long road bike ride...

    it was something like this (and remember - just for fun...);

    Rolex - Mercedes (quality benchmark, the sign of wealth, conservative styling)
    Breitling - BMW (shiny, sporty, young - and it is often the same persons owning both)
    Omega - Volvo (well-working, strong heritage, "own" brand in the Ford concern - and every Swede has one) or Audi (refined "standard" pieces from Swatch/VAG with a sporty and technical approach)
    IWC - Saab? (aviation history, technology, discrection)
    Seiko - Toyota (japanese industry at its finest, excellent value, no hassle, wide range...)
    JLC - Maserati (the discrete and potent alternative)
    Tissot - VW (same "base" as Omega, but...yes, basic)
    Glashütte - Porsche (premium German workmanship)
    Sinn - Land Rover (purpose-built and rugged, the pro's choice)
    Vacheron Constantin - Bentley (in class with PP/RR, but not...)
    Patek Philippe - Rolls Royce (non plus ultra)
    Panerai - Hummer (no need for explanation...)
    Cartier - Ferrari (80's luxury icons from strong, traditional luxury brands)
    Audemars Piguet - Lamborghini (yes, hip hop fame for an old premium brand...)
    Blancpain - Jaguar (old and traditional, but somehow pushed around in SG/Ford. The rich, spoiled and forgotten kid)

    /M


    clever list.

    i only have one watch that i wear. iwc mark xv pilot.
     


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    A new Glashutte Original limited edition done with Rimowa.
    The Senator Navigator (w/ display back!)
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    i think i found my next purchase. how much is the non-limited version?>?
     


  4. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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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.

    I like this particular Da Vinci, I think this one is around 35mm

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  5. Singular

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    Shit, that's a total typo on my part. It's definitely handwound. Just edited the listing.

    No problem, it just seemed a bit odd to me...

    clever list.

    i only have one watch that i wear. iwc mark xv pilot.


    Thank you, dear.

    /M
     


  6. SoCal2NYC

    SoCal2NYC Fashion Hayzus

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    i think i found my next purchase. how much is the non-limited version?>?

    MSRP I think is like $5800 and I've seen them on TimeZone's marketplace for around $3,000. The normal version does not have a dispay back.
     


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    What do you guys think about a IWC Mechaquartz Fliegerchronograph, ref: 3741? [​IMG] I have the Mark Pilot XV and love it. I'm thinking of getting this.
     


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    What do you guys think about a IWC Mechaquartz Fliegerchronograph, ref: 3741? [​IMG] I have the Mark Pilot XV and love it. I'm thinking of getting this.
    Most people here, myself included, prefer the automatic version of the Fliegerchronograph.
     


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    Most people here, myself included, prefer the automatic version of the Fliegerchronograph.


    I actually do also but am apprehensive since it is a much bigger watch. Im trying to stick to under 38mm and this is perfect at 36mm.
     


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    IWC 3741

    This model is discontinued I think. I first saw it in 1994 or so. It is a nice size for suit wear. When it first came out there was much discussion over it merits. Quartz timekeeping with mechanical bits for the chronograph.
     


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    Most people here, myself included, prefer the automatic version of the Fliegerchronograph.

    This was a very well regarded model from IWC. The size is nice, the tricompax layout is nice and the mecaquartz movement is relatively rare and well made.
     


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    Bought this for ~$50 today (it's not worth anything more, but I like it): [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


  15. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Same watch, new picture. Pornographic, but tasteful, I think:

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    More on my blog: mfanblog.blogspot.com.
     


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