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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. dopey

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    Is there some connection between MB and the old Minerva? I have some idea that there is/was. And what did happen to Minerva? Did the brand vanish post-Frey?
     
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    MB bought ought Minerva, in order for them to be "in house."

    If you look at the movement design, they bear strong resemblance to Minerva movements of yore.
     
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    Mont Blanc watches are owned by the Richemont group, no?
     
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    Montblanc as a company is owned by Richemont. As is everyone pretty much.
     
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  6. dopey

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    I liked Minerva. I still wear the rose gold cal. 49 that I have.
    [​IMG]
    But mine is on either a black or dark brown croc strap (I have both) rather than that tan one.
    I have a white cal 49 TZ LE and two black pilot's Pythagores (don't ask why I have two), but don't wear them.
     
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    I agree that 36 is probably the right size to work for both casual and formal dress. Any thoughts on this 1985 GMT 16753? Could this be pulled off with formal wear?

    [​IMG]
     
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    interestingly enough, i think these are both correct statements.
     
  11. dopey

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    That is true of every watch then. And plenty of people will notice. Whether you care or not is up to you.
     
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    My initial thought also, but swap the bracelet out for a black leather strap and, hmmm...
     
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  14. dopey

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    Still no.
    It's a big black sports watch with a steel bezel.
    What are you guys thinking?
    Either you care about whether your watch is consistent with black tie or you don't.
    If you don't care, then do what you want. If you do care, then you shouldn't wear that watch. it is a sports/tool watch. That it happens to be a Rolex simply means it is more expensive than a cheap sports watch. But is is still no different than wearing expensive workboots or sneakers with black tie. If you think that is a cool look, then go ahead. But don't think that you are wearing a dress-appropriate watch.
     
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    I have a hard enough time with sports watches and suits. Sports watches and formal wear makes me go positively cross-eyed.

    Borrow dopey's Minerva and treat him to a nice matte black croc strap for it.
     
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    I think he was using "formal" as short-hand for "business".
     
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    Yes, my bad. Suit and tie. Not black or white tie.
     
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    I wouldn't, but that is just me.
     
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