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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    Most of their Fine Watch Making Collection is really impressive. However, on their automatic watches IMHO there just isn't an excuse for not using gold or platinum on their high end pieces. I thought their rose gold Calibre Perpetual Calendar was nice, but at $65K I just don't see why it doesn't have a gold or platinum rotor. Automatic Pateks, APs, VCs, Langes, and Piagets which sell for less money use gold or platinum for rotors on their watches. To compete with the big dogs they should use precious metal for the rotor. Would using a gold or platinum rotor drastically change the watch, no, but I feel like something is missing without it.
     
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    2+, love it
     
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    Great shot, repost for spread quality photog
     
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    awesome.
     
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    now that's a beautiful watch! Thanks for sharing the photos.
     
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    I was at the cartier store on Newbury Street late Sunday afternoon. I had to pick up some pen refills and I was looking at the Santos Dumont in white gold. I really like the watch, but I honestly don't know anything about Cartier watches, so I am going to need to do a lot more research before I buy it.

    -LR
     
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    Watch. $59
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002SSUQF6/
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0033CQNEE/

    Strap $20
    http://www.strappedfortime.com/shop/item.aspx?itemid=207
    http://www.strappedfortime.com/shop/item.aspx?itemid=206

    Clasp $18
    http://www.strappedfortime.com/shop/item.aspx?itemid=41

    Watch toolkit $8
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/330720681904?var=540061402184&
     
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    i looks quite good. but the omega looks better. ;)
     
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    If you were looking at the regular Santos Dumont its a beautiful watch (it looks great in every version: white gold, pink, and yellow). It is one that has been on my list of possible Cartier purchases. The base movement is from Piaget (which is owned by the same parent company as Cartier) and their movements are fantastic, top quality, and as a brand they are often underappreciated. IMHO, its defintely one of the nicest time only dress watches particularly in the under $20K range. The other brand in the under 20K range to consider would be Piaget (their manual wind 40mm round Altiplano with a subdial for seconds at 10 o'clock is another fantastic watch). If you looked at the Skeleon Dumont, thats a truly amazing piece. The movement is made in house. The bridges are nickel (gold would be too soft on that watch) and they are plated in gold. Its a very cool, very elegant watch and a true conversation starter. They are also numbered. I am not sure how many they are making. In the Skeleton they are available in pink gold, white gold, and carbon coated which is black. The skeleton is about 2.5x the price of the standard Dumonts. If you are looking for more info check out www.troisanneaux.com my friend Geo who is serious Cartier collector owns that site and he moderates at the Cartier Forum on http://revo-online.com/forums/main/cartier.html There is also a pretty good Cartier Forum on Timezone.com . Good luck and feel free to PM or email if you need any other info on Cartier or resources. The boutiques also have some great reference materials that I enjoy reading if I am considering a particular watch from them.

    Sorry we didn't get to meet up at Larz Anderson this year. The car won 1st in its class again. Maybe I'll see you at the car show next year.
     
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    You back? How you been?
     
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    Boring, boring, boring day. Sturdy watch makes it better.

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    My current watch (every day, but works with suits, love it). Parmigiani Kalpa Grande XL.


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