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. GuidoWongolini

    GuidoWongolini Senior member

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    The 'Big Ingeniuer', on the other hand, is an awful, awful abomination. It represents everything wrong with IWC today.


    The one with the ceramic bezel & horrible dial is also bad.
     
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    So many beautiful watches, no money to buy them all. [​IMG]

    fixed! So instead, I spent $13 on a Timex wind up. This is the cheapest of cheap pr0n, I suppose. Need a new band for it:

    [​IMG]
     
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    As long as we're talking about nice cheapies; here's one a friend of mine bought in Berlin, it's a big one, 47mm lug-to-lug: [​IMG]
     
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    fixed! So instead, I spent $13 on a Timex wind up. This is the cheapest of cheap pr0n, I suppose. Need a new band for it:

    http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y41...o/IMGP2871.jpg


    As an FYI, a number of brands you can find at Kohls and Walmart (eg Armitron & Timex) now have mechanical and automatic watches, a number of them running Seagull/Tianjin movements. The ST17 automatic and the ST19 column wheel chronometre. Bang for the buck is tremendous- especially for teh ST19. Iif you don't mind the brand name, you can get for under US$100 an improved, Venus 175 (iirc) tooling-derived column wheel chrono that has been known to be very accurate and reliable.

    Mafoofan, that IWC pic is, uhm, lurid [​IMG] . Nice.
     
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    Mafoofan, that IWC pic is, uhm, lurid [​IMG] . Nice.

    You weren't there to see what happened afterward.
     
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    As an FYI, a number of brands you can find at Kohls and Walmart (eg Armitron & Timex) now have mechanical and automatic watches, a number of them running Seagull/Tianjin movements. The ST17 automatic and the ST19 column wheel chronometre. Bang for the buck is tremendous- especially for teh ST19. Iif you don't mind the brand name, you can get for under US$100 an improved, Venus 175 (iirc) tooling-derived column wheel chrono that has been known to be very accurate and reliable.

    At Kohls and Walmart? Damn...
     
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    I MAY have posted it ages ago. If so, sorry; here it is again for the noubs. I got this off ebay for 80$ 5 years ago. Big honkin 44mm case. Money left over for artwork and the retirement fund.[​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
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    I kinda like it. Seems inspired by the JLC Polaris but not a knock-off either
     
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    You weren't there to see what happened afterward.
    [​IMG]
    At Kohls and Walmart? Damn...
    Yep. http://forums.watchuseek.com/showpos...3&postcount=13 http://forums.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?t=91035 For example, this one - open heart automatic, date & power reserve. There are many weird faux-German/Swiss brands popping up (eg Auguste Galan) that are actually using pretty good movements from Tianjin, some with rather nice complications. The only challenge can be working out what movement is inside, usually they use the export code rather than movement name.
     
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    I'm so looking fw to going over this thread. Heres my latest watch: I only know Longines anno 1958 automatic; personally I find it cool cause of the seconds display w/o a date..! [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
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    Jerome - that's a great looking 1958 automatic Longines that you have here! [​IMG]
     
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    I'm so looking fw to going over this thread. Heres my latest watch: I only know Longines anno 1958 automatic; personally I find it cool cause of the seconds display w/o a date..! [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    Nice shirt and links. The watch, meh.[​IMG] Two compliment limit.[​IMG]
     
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    fixed! So instead, I spent $13 on a Timex wind up. This is the cheapest of cheap pr0n, I suppose. Need a new band for it:

    [​IMG]


    This dial looks like the Glashutte 'retro' inspired watch discussed on this thread a few weeks ago. That sucka was a $5K watch.
     
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    Nice shirt and links. The watch, meh.[​IMG] Two compliment limit.[​IMG]
    I like me ol watch there...[​IMG]...[​IMG] (though maybe the cufflinks are worth more...)
     
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    I'm so looking fw to going over this thread. Heres my latest watch: I only know Longines anno 1958 automatic; personally I find it cool cause of the seconds display w/o a date..! [​IMG]

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...t/P3070113.jpg



    Nice and simple, I like it [​IMG]
     
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