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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. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    Also the RolexForums is a real good place to go.
     


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    Thanks..
    Missed that one..
     


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    did not know first part, very cool.

    yes, i should have been more clear, patek does not send actual papers, just a verification the watch is authentic, and what is is, and so on.

    as to the rolex list, yes they are not perfect, but generally you can get an idea of the year the watch was made in.

    totally agree with the last statement, but when buying from the public, as we do, its all about familiarity with the product, as the sources are just any joe off the street.
     


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    ap10046, wonderful collection! :slayer:


    Men's alarm chronograph digital watch. RRQ series from Lorus
     


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    Obliged, kind sir..
     


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    Ya'all have some very nice pieces.

    I just got my daily wearer back from a full overhaul, so this is probably the only good looking picture of it there'll be for a few years. Too bad these model Breitlings seem to be made of a steel that has a great luster but is super soft and is easy to scratch deeply, and will very quickly be showing "signs of use."

    Anyway, Breitling Chronomat Vitesse in two-tone.
    [​IMG]
     


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    Baller!

    My brothers say hi

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    Sinn only uses chronometer grade movements for their watches. And unlike other marques that use stock movements they apply the saved labor and development to their case and strap design. Though frankly I'm not liking their newer watches.

    If you're that much of a movement purist I hope you have some high end Seikos and Orient Stars in your collection...;-)


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    :drool: to the blue IWCs portugueses'.
     
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    Hahahaha! what are the odds!!
     


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    I know this is a watch porn thread but what I'm posting isn't porn per se (unless you're into things like this) but am posting in here cause its most likely someone reading this will know what to do.

    I did something extremely, extremely, stupid, resulting in condensation from seawater appearing on the inside of the case of my yachtmaster. Its quite a number of years old and I should have gotten the case pressure checked etc before taking it out but oh well, hindsight is 20/20..

    So anyhow, unfortunately I am on day 4 of a two week holiday, and I am in the middle of nowhere, effectively a gazillion miles from the nearest rolex servicing center. I consider that there are three possible courses of action available:

    (1) choose between saving the watch or the holiday, and cut short the holiday to get the watch serviced, or screw the watch and carry on the holiday
    (2) don't worry about the watch, it'll survive, but get it looked at as soon as possible
    (3) watch is screwed anyway, suck it up

    Which is the correct one?
     


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    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    2. This has happened to me before. The condensation may eventually reverse itself, especially if the seals were compromised. In the meantime, keep the watch dry and away from the water. It is generally not a problem if the condensation is away from the movement.
     


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    this. open the crown and leave in sunlight ASAP. should be fine. sad story tho. :(
     


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    Probably not the answer you want to hear, but sea water is very corrosive. If you think there may be sea water in the case get it to Rolex asap. The longer the sea water is left on the movement the greater the chances are that parts of the movement will start to rust. You can always replace the movement if necessary, but if you act sooner rather than later it might just requires an overhaul (disassemble/cleaning movement, re-lubricate movement & new gaskets). Good luck with whatever you decide.

    My Dad made a mess out of the movement in a GMT Master years ago, not getting the watch cleaned and serviced after water got into it. It still ran, (not that well) but the movement had rust on varvious parts.
     
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