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Versatile dress watch

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by PHV, May 15, 2005.

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  1. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    Whilst not getting a leather strap wet is a universal rule, the thickness in conjunction with the watches usage will determine its lifespan. As well, the look you are trying to convey will also be determined by the thickness of the strap.

    A thicker strap is better for a watch that is worn everyday, whereas a thinner strap will probably last less; this is also dependent of the weather where you live and how much you sweat. But, at the same time a thinner strap is more elegant than a thicker one.


    Material can also determine longevity. Certain exotic hides will not last as long as something more common, such as calf.

    Jon.
     
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    One brand worth mentioning that hasn't shown up yet in this thread... Dubey & Schaldenbrand. Reworked and refinished ETA movements (mostly the 2892-A2), in nice, art deco style Tonneau cases. The Aerodyn fits your description perfectly. I actually like D&S a whole lot more than the Cartier Roadster--especially if you decide to go the pre-owned route.
     
  3. imageWIS

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    Like the Aerodyn Elegance: [​IMG] Jon.
     
  4. ernest

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    At least i can buy a watch for adult...
     
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    (jmswentworth @ May 19 2005,13:39)
    Listen, you bought a women's watch, just except it and move on... You can't tell a man's watch from a woman's and you call me stupid? Jon.
    You mean accept it?
    Yes, I mean accept it. I should not write when I'm pissed off, nothing comes out write [​IMG] . Jon.
    Try in French or Spanish from now...
     
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    Ask the teenager about manliness. I have no idea as I don't work.

    I told i owe a Tank and an Hampton. So you have an idea of what I would buy for $3500.
     
  7. imageWIS

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    Ernest, you are 9 years older than I am...not really a big leap here in "˜world' experience (you actually have to travel the world to get "˜world experience' by the way).

    As well, notice how I just went back to answering people's watch-related questions? Whilst you came back to argue? Who's acting like a teenager now?

    Jon.
     
  8. ernest

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    This is exactly what i have been asking you for 2 days = go back on answering people's watch questions

    My questions are the following =

    Questions =

    1) what does make a watch "manly" (as it is neither the size nor the thickness nor the details) ?
    Reply more than posting a pic of someone. Use words.

    2) why is the Hampton not "manely"? (taking apart you think it has been designed for women, I mean what is not manely in the watch).
    Reply more than "in my opinion" as this is not an argument.

    3) why is the Tank more manly? Because it is called TANK?
    Reply more than : " i am a man as I hold down a job."

    4) why wouldn't you buy a quartz watch of more than $1000?
    Reply something intelligent.
     
  9. imageWIS

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    (imageWIS @ May 20 2005,16:00) Ernest, you are 9 years older than I am...not really a big leap here in "˜world' experience (you actually have to travel the world to get "˜world experience' by the way). As well, notice how I just went back to answering people's watch-related questions? Whilst you came back to argue? Who's acting like a teenager now? Jon.
    This is exactly what i have been asking you for 2 days = go back on answering people's watch questions My questions are the following = Questions = 1) what does make a watch "manly" (as it is neither the size nor the thickness nor the details) ? Reply more than posting a pic of someone. Use words. 2) why is the Hampton not "manely"? (taking apart you think it has been designed for women, I mean what is not manely in the watch). Reply more than "in my opinion" as this is not an argument. 3) why is the Tank more manly? Because it is called TANK? Reply more than : " i am a man as I hold down a job." 4) why wouldn't you buy a quartz watch of more than $1000? Reply something intelligent.
    Ernest you are obviously not a model of a modern major general: General. Tell me, have you ever known what it is to be an orphan? Pirates. (disgusted) Oh, dash it all. King. Here we are again. General. I ask you, have you ever known what it is to be an orphan? King. Often. General. Yes, orphan. Have you ever known what it is to be one? King. I say, often. Pirates. (disgusted) Often, often, often. (Turning away) General. I don't think we quite understand one another. I ask you, have you ever known what it is to be an orphan, and you say "orphan". As I understand you, you are merely repeating the word "orphan" to show that you understand me. King. I didn't repeat the word often. General. Pardon me, you did indeed. King. I only repeated it once. General. True, but you repeated it. King. But not often. General. Stop. I think I see where we are getting confused. When you said "orphan", did you mean "orphan" - a person who has lost his parents, or "often", frequently? King. Ah. I beg pardon - I see what you mean - frequently. General. Ah. you said "often", frequently. King. No, only once. General. (irritated) Exactly - you said "often", frequently, only once. Jon.
     
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    (ernest @ May 20 2005,11:20)
    Ernest, you are 9 years older than I am...not really a big leap here in "˜world' experience (you actually have to travel the world to get "˜world experience' by the way). As well, notice how I just went back to answering people's watch-related questions? Whilst you came back to argue? Who's acting like a teenager now? Jon.
    This is exactly what i have been asking you for 2 days = go back on answering people's watch questions My questions are the following = Questions = 1) what does make a watch "manly" (as it is neither the size nor the thickness nor the details) ? Reply more than posting a pic of someone. Use words. 2) why is the Hampton not "manely"? (taking apart you think it has been designed for women, I mean what is not manely in the watch). Reply more than "in my opinion" as this is not an argument. 3) why is the Tank more manly? Because it is called TANK? Reply more than : " i am a man as I hold down a job." 4) why wouldn't you buy a quartz watch of more than $1000? Reply something intelligent.
    Ernest you are obviously not a model of a modern major general: Â General. Tell me, have you ever known what it is to be an orphan? Pirates. (disgusted) Oh, dash it all. King. Here we are again. General. I ask you, have you ever known what it is to be an orphan? King. Often. General. Yes, orphan. Have you ever known what it is to be one? King. I say, often. Pirates. (disgusted) Often, often, often. (Turning away) General. I don't think we quite understand one another. I ask you, have you ever known what it is to be an orphan, and you say "orphan". As I understand you, you are merely repeating the word "orphan" to show that you understand me. King. I didn't repeat the word often. General. Pardon me, you did indeed. King. I only repeated it once. General. True, but you repeated it. King. But not often. General. Stop. I think I see where we are getting confused. When you said "orphan", did you mean "orphan" - a person who has lost his parents, or "often", frequently? King. Ah. I beg pardon - I see what you mean - frequently. General. Ah. you said "often", frequently. King. No, only once. General. (irritated) Exactly - you said "often", frequently, only once. Jon.
    Learn to quote properly
     
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    (imageWIS @ May 20 2005,17:48)
    Ernest, you are 9 years older than I am...not really a big leap here in "˜world' experience (you actually have to travel the world to get "˜world experience' by the way). As well, notice how I just went back to answering people's watch-related questions? Whilst you came back to argue? Who's acting like a teenager now? Jon.
    This is exactly what i have been asking you for 2 days = go back on answering people's watch questions My questions are the following = Questions = 1) what does make a watch "manly" (as it is neither the size nor the thickness nor the details) ? Reply more than posting a pic of someone. Use words. 2) why is the Hampton not "manely"? (taking apart you think it has been designed for women, I mean what is not manely in the watch). Reply more than "in my opinion" as this is not an argument. 3) why is the Tank more manly? Because it is called TANK? Reply more than : " i am a man as I hold down a job." 4) why wouldn't you buy a quartz watch of more than $1000? Reply something intelligent.

    Ernest you are obviously not a model of a modern major general: General. Tell me, have you ever known what it is to be an orphan? Pirates. (disgusted) Oh, dash it all. King. Here we are again. General. I ask you, have you ever known what it is to be an orphan? King. Often. General. Yes, orphan. Have you ever known what it is to be one? King. I say, often. Pirates. (disgusted) Often, often, often. (Turning away) General. I don't think we quite understand one another. I ask you, have you ever known what it is to be an orphan, and you say "orphan". As I understand you, you are merely repeating the word "orphan" to show that you understand me. King. I didn't repeat the word often. General. Pardon me, you did indeed. King. I only repeated it once. General. True, but you repeated it. King. But not often. General. Stop. I think I see where we are getting confused. When you said "orphan", did you mean "orphan" - a person who has lost his parents, or "often", frequently? King. Ah. I beg pardon - I see what you mean - frequently. General. Ah. you said "often", frequently. King. No, only once. General. (irritated) Exactly - you said "often", frequently, only once. Jon.
    Learn to quote properly
    You want the last word? Here take it: Jon. (You'll still be an imbecile)
     
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    (ernest @ May 20 2005,12:06)
    Ernest, you are 9 years older than I am...not really a big leap here in "˜world' experience (you actually have to travel the world to get "˜world experience' by the way). As well, notice how I just went back to answering people's watch-related questions? Whilst you came back to argue? Who's acting like a teenager now? Jon.
    This is exactly what i have been asking you for 2 days = go back on answering people's watch questions My questions are the following = Questions = 1) what does make a watch "manly" (as it is neither the size nor the thickness nor the details) ? Reply more than posting a pic of someone. Use words. 2) why is the Hampton not "manely"? (taking apart you think it has been designed for women, I mean what is not manely in the watch). Reply more than "in my opinion" as this is not an argument. 3) why is the Tank more manly? Because it is called TANK? Reply more than : " i am a man as I hold down a job." 4) why wouldn't you buy a quartz watch of more than $1000? Reply something intelligent.

    Ernest you are obviously not a model of a modern major general: Â General. Tell me, have you ever known what it is to be an orphan? Pirates. (disgusted) Oh, dash it all. King. Here we are again. General. I ask you, have you ever known what it is to be an orphan? King. Often. General. Yes, orphan. Have you ever known what it is to be one? King. I say, often. Pirates. (disgusted) Often, often, often. (Turning away) General. I don't think we quite understand one another. I ask you, have you ever known what it is to be an orphan, and you say "orphan". As I understand you, you are merely repeating the word "orphan" to show that you understand me. King. I didn't repeat the word often. General. Pardon me, you did indeed. King. I only repeated it once. General. True, but you repeated it. King. But not often. General. Stop. I think I see where we are getting confused. When you said "orphan", did you mean "orphan" - a person who has lost his parents, or "often", frequently? King. Ah. I beg pardon - I see what you mean - frequently. General. Ah. you said "often", frequently. King. No, only once. General. (irritated) Exactly - you said "often", frequently, only once. Jon.

    Learn to quote properly
    You want the last word? Here take it: Jon. (You'll still be an imbecile)
    I want you to reply to my 4 questions...
     
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    Can we kill this thread yet?
     
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    Yes, kill it.

    Ernest is beating a dead horse.

    Jon.
     
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    Well, why not just tell him what connotes a 'manly' watch, in your opinion; IMO that would be easier.
     
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    I believe the Patek Philippe "Grande Penetration" fits the bill.
     
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    (jmswentworth @ May 20 2005,10:25) Well, why not just tell him what connotes a 'manly' watch, in your opinion; IMO that would be easier.
    I believe the Patek Philippe "Grande Penetration" fits the bill.
    HAHAHAHAHA. Ah, the "˜Grande Penetration', its made out of the hardest materials... Jon.
     
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    Originally Posted by scnupe7,May 20 2005,12:44
    Can we kill this thread yet?
    Yes, kill it. Ernest is beating a dead horse. Jon.
    An horse? Aren't you rather used to beeing a donkey ?
     
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    Okay, this is getting ridiculous. Locked.
     
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