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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. Fang66

    Fang66 Stylish Dinosaur

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    I was always "the kid" that my mother didn't want me to hang out with, she just wasn't aware that it was me. My dad always sussed my shit though.
     


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    Fang66 Stylish Dinosaur

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    Good, hope they did hard time.
     


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    Quote: I love this - simple look, personal history. Great.
     


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    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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    Sometimes less is more, eh? Thanks Gdot, JT.
     


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    It depends on if you want something like a time only piece, or something with a few other functions. Also depends on how large you want to go. Personally, I only like the Reversos in the GT (Grand Taille) sized cases. For me they are the right size and allow one to wear the watch for dressier occasions with a suit or casually with jeans. I find all the the XGT sized watches too large and bulkie looking to wear with anything other than jeans. I also find they loose some of their elegance and look a bit clunky in the XGT cased size. The 1931 tribute watches are really handsome, for a time only piece. These are watches that must be tried on. A friend of mine bought one but ended up selling it as he never found it sat comfortably on his wrist due to its very flat carriage/case back. Some rectangular or square watches haved curved case backs that follow the contour of your wrist. Reversos don't. I don't own one but I've tried them on several times and overall I really like the design.

    Good luck and let us know what you narrow your choices down to.
     


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    I just plunked down a deposit on one of the last available Reverso Tributes on the brown Fagliano strap...apparently Fagliano made some of the straps the wrong width, so it will be a couple weeks.

    I've never been more excited paying full price for something. :D

    Ultra Thin I tried on for size today:

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  7. in stitches

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    ^^ lovely ^^



    mimo - very classy, and great strap choice.




    dino made some good points already.

    what size wrist do you have? small, regular or large? there are a ton of models right now, do you have any idea about what you are leaning towards? do you want a reverso duo, with another time zone on the other side, or a metal back for engraving? do you want a busy complicated watch, or an understated 2 hander?

    if you can narrow down what you are looking for, it will make it much easier to give a useful suggestion.
     


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    For Reversos I personally prefer the time only models with solid casebacks, like the ultra thin posted above or like this TT1931:

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    or if they are too large, the classique.
     
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    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    i think the grande date is a pretty one as well, good size too.

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    one of my true grail watches, while we are at it....

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    i like triptyque as well, the mechanics behind making the complications in the back plate functional, are brilliant.

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    Stitchy, you are a total tourbert, but I will admit to admiring the aesthetic and technical quality of those watches.
     


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    My parents left Ireland in 1952 and headed out to Africa for my Dad's work. To celebrate my Mother brought him a gold plated Omega Seamaster with a manual movement. When he retired is decided to "never wear a watch again..." and I got it and had it restored by Omega in Switzerland. It certainly cost more than it was worth if I brought it again but it looks fantastic and as you say has history. I only wear it on special occasions but it feels great to have something 60 years old still going strong and is a nice connection back to my parents also.
     


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    Great looking Reversos thanks for sharing Stitches.
     


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    (Thanks Stitch)

    I've never seen anything quite like those...like wearing a steam punk comic book on your wrist! Fabulous!
     


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