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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. snowmanxl

    snowmanxl Well-Known Member

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    Congrats! That's a beauty :nodding:

    I've always liked the oysterquartz 17000 along with AP's quartz offerings. Am I banned from this thread :eek:
     
  2. mimo

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    Looks brilliant! Congrats NS...and don't you hate that smart-ass Kaplan? Good job, K! [​IMG]

    Really, it's such a great looking thing, and a classic in its own right surely. Even Dino's a fan, I believe.



    Derek: wot no seconds? Hmm. Might as well buy a sundial, though the lume would be a bit redundant.
     
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  3. Newcomer

    Newcomer Well-Known Member

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    Great watch NS!

    After something of a hiatus, I have returned to the TWAT. I have missed the warmth of the members. And of course, Kate Upton.

    Finally caught up on the thread. Took a little while, and I won't dredge anything up, but some good stuff happened here in my absence.
     
  4. rnguy001

    rnguy001 Well-Known Member

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    NS - outstanding find! I love all the extras too like the blue dial (in case you ever want to switch it out I'm sure it'll look fantastic), as well as the pretty awesome passport fold.

    Congrats. Kaplan is too smart.
     
  5. mimo

    mimo Well-Known Member

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    Hands up who thinks NS should put the blue dial in?
     
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  6. jbarwick

    jbarwick Well-Known Member

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    Superb NS! Amazing to find a 30 year old watch where the owner kept everything. The blue dial is sexy but I also enjoy the discrete silver dial.
     
  7. RogerP

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    Quote:I am on the fence. I love the look of this watch in the wrist shot. Probably, it were shown with the blue dial already installed and the silver as an option, I'd be thinking "keep the blue". In any event, great find NS, enjoy!
     
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    Wow very cool, congrats!
     
  9. TheTukker

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    Nice find NS!


    +2

    And Kaplan; wow......:bigstar:
     
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    Great choice, NS. Definitely a model I've come to appreciate more after being exposed to it here and elsewhere :)
     
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  11. Cleav

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    NS v nice work, got my blue face (!) on today. Liken the white, that looks great :nodding:
     
  12. stafa

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    Congrats on the watch! Nice piece.

    I've always wanted the Rolex 1530 which is a similar case and bracelet design, but with an automatic movement in it. Very few were made I believe.
     
  13. no frills

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    Congratulations NS - that's a great find!
     
  14. Hayward

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    Yes it indeed is, especially in that condition. If it were me I'd stay with the champagne dial, though.

    Thought you were getting a Daytona, though....
     
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    We like quartz movements on here? I'm slightly surprised!
     
  16. rnguy001

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    went into a local AD today, and they had the PAM 346 and the 323 today. With all this talk about Radiomirs recently I had to have them pulled out so I could try them - exquisite! I've always put the 323 as something I would strive for, but could never find one in the metal (as well as the 346), so getting to see both today and confirming my worst fears - I MUST OWN ONE. They also had several of the newer 1940's style Radiomir cases. Though I see the appeal in terms of modern design, I think I would prefer the traditional Rad's wire lugs and crown. I love the automatic 10 day power reserve of the the 323, but I think I overall find the simplicity of the 346 more appealing. It'd be a tough call. (Mimo - your thoughts?) I was thinking this out loud to the dismay of my wife, who kindly pointed out I was still wearing my less than week old DSSD... pics shamelessly pulled from the net.. 323: [​IMG] 346 [​IMG]
     
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    There are high quality quartz movements out there.
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    Plus if you're a real cynic you could say Rolex is all about the case anyway, as they don't finish their movements as finely as others, plus there's Tudor. :hide:
     
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    LOL, I believe Mrs. TC's exact words were "*esus H., another one?!!"
     
  19. Dino944

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    If they ban you for liking the OYSTERQUARTZ then, they have to ban me, and for sure NS also!

    I'mm a bit more than a fan...I have one. I purchased it new about 10 years ago.
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    The 1530 uses the same case and bracelet, the dial and movement are different. The dial's out area where the minute markers are located is angled. As for its movement it used a standard DJ automatic movement. They made them for a few years but they weren't very popular. They are quite collectible today.

    The right quartz movement...yea we like. This isn't just some movement you will find in a quartz watch at Walmart. This was a thoroughbred of quartz watches...11 jewels, temperature adjusted and aside from the battery and electronics, cal 5035 uses many of the same mechanical parts of automatic Rolex cal 3035. Beyond that is was also more antimagnetic than the now collectible vintage Milgauss watches.
     
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    Wow, congrats...now I'm not the only ref 17000 OQ owner here! [​IMG] I bought mine new about 10 years ago when production was ending. Definitely, an under appreciated watch. However, people that really like watches appreciate the quality that went into these watches. It was the first steel Rolex to get a solid link bracelet, the first one to get a sapphire synthetic crystal, and its a tough as any other Rolex made and more antimagnetic than the vintage Milgauss models. I believe there are old Rolex ads showing it was worn to climb Mt. Kilimanjero and for skiing. Funny, thing the last time I was at the AP Boutique in NYC, their watch maker came out and asked if he could look at my OQ. He really liked it. I never really wanted a basic DJ, but I love the bracelet and case of the ref 17000. Its kind of a cool retro 70s design that is subtle and still looks great today. I love that it comes with all the boxes and papers, plus a choice of dials (the blue and silver are my favorites on this watch). Congrats again and enjoy it!

    One nice thing (at least in the US) is that the Rolex Service Centers will change the battery for you for free. Who says you can't get something for free in this world? [​IMG]
     
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