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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. Cleav

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    ^ great combo nuke! thanks for takin the time
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Seamaster GMT
    Been wearing this a lot lately.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Nuke - Loving the combo today. Debating on my next pair of shoes being split toes just haven't found any I like yet but to be honest I haven't looked too hard.

    Zippy - Very nice! I like how the date window is outlined in white since it doesn't have a cyclops.
     
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    yes
     
  6. Axelman 17

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    Nuke - that looks great. Are those EG Dovers? I love Dovers. I have one pair in dark brown willow calf and another in nutmeg suede. Incredibly versatile - can be worn with almost anything save the dressiest of rigs.
     
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    My pleasure! There have been so many beautiful watches posted lately, just wanted to contribute a bit. Thanks for the kind words.


    Thanks! I think that split toes are definitely underrated. I love those Vass scotch grain ones. They are a very versatile shoe I feel. I think you should pick a pair up!



    Thanks bro :slayer:


    Thanks! Those are Dovers in Edwardian. I love them, they are very versatile and very comfortable I find! Wow, the ones in nutmeg suede sound delicious. I love suede shoes :inlove:
     
  8. in stitches

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    TC, can you easily put a leather strap on that and then switch back to bracelet? If so that could be my one watch.
     
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    I have seen some discussions about this on the watch forums, and my understanding is that it requires some after-market parts to make a leather strap fit the 15400. I don't know that it's necessarily difficult, but it's not something that AP intended to offer.
     
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    I think its a bit of a pain to do it, as its really not designed to alternate between strap and bracelet. Not to mention, I never think the RO's on straps look as good. IMHO it looks like something is missing.

    You may be able to by the metal plots (2 little metal attachment links) and strap from AP's service center or a boutique, but I think its a bit of a hassle swapping between the bracelet and strap on ROs. As you mentioned, I don't think its something AP intends for owners to do. In addition, its such a versatile watch as it is, that I've never seen a need to swap the bracelet for a strap they way one might with a Rolex, Omega or other watch.
     
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    Does anyone own a Heiden Prestige or Boxy watch winder? If so, I inadvertently ended up with a battery pack for one of these (to be used in the case where the winder doesn't have a nearby outlet), and I'd be happy to send it to anyone who could use it.

    I bought the Vantage (below) and didn't realize it had an integrated battery capability and doesn't need the battery pack.

    [​IMG]
     
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    thanks for the info, guys. that is what i thought. while i definitely agree that that watch is much better on the bracelet, i dont think i could ever own just a metal band watch or just a strap, i need both. i guess then the 15400 would never be my one watch, just one of my watches i hope. : )


    although, i doubt i could ever be a 1 watch guy anyways.
     
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    After a couple weeks of ownership, there's no way I'd have a Royal Oak as my only watch. I really love it but it's a little too delicate to be worn in all settings.
     
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    i think all watches are too delicate. i have given up on ever having a watch free of scratches, scuffs, dings and dents. :(
     
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    ^^^ Stitchy - try a tegimented Sinn.

    It's rare that I wear one watch for an entire week unless on vacation, but for some reason this one hasn't left my wrist for the entire Christmas break.


    [​IMG]
     
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    looks good roger.

    thanks for the rec, but sinn is not really my thing. also, i dont like the looks of super rugged watches. i have just accepted that all my babies will have some surface damage.
     
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    @RogerP I can see why it's got extended action Rog, great combo too
     
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    Interesting. I find there are watches I prefer on a bracelet and watches I prefer on a strap. I think some vintage Rolex sport watches look good on a strap, but I would always rather have one on a bracelet. I actually struggle to think of a watch that I like enough on both that I would choose to have it on both a strap and a bracelet. I guess I prefer my dress watches on straps and my sports watches on bracelets (with the exception being , I'd rather have a Panerai on a strap than a bracelet).

    I think if I were on a deserted island for years at a time, I wouldn't need a dress watch so I'd probably just have a Sub or GMT. I'd never subject my RO to the punishment that my older Rolex watches were subjected to, mostly because its too nice, a bit more delicate, and more costly to care for...but provided I didn't have to wear it for really punishing activities, its the watch that could bring me closest to being a 1 watch person....although I think I'd still need a Rolex for really more more rigorous activities, and a dress watch on a strap for really dressy events. Oh well, so much for thinking I could be a 1 watch kind of guy!
     
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    exactly this. i as well generally find a watch is better suited for one or the other. but if i found a watch i loved, and one that looked equally awesome on a strap or bracelet, and was easy to switch back and forth, that might be my One Watch!

    once again, we seem to agree.
     
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    I agree with this. The only watch I have found so far that ticks all those boxes is the Omega Speedmaster Pro. IMHO.
     
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