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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. Dachshund

    Dachshund Well-Known Member

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    ^ So today's clearly 'hopsack Thursday'. Glad you got the memo too.
     
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    I really need a Reverso.
     
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    No doubt.

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    You probably wouldn't wear it.
    You would likely save it like you're saving those NST boots.
     
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    +1 Me too !
     
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    I checked this out recently and they just made it too large for a dress watch, IMO. I know it's all the rage and all....but I don't agree.
     
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    Good question.

    Future classics among new designs?

    To be honest, I struggle to see much of what's been drafted post-quartz becoming as well-regarded as the designs originating from pre-quartz era. Now that the mechanical wristwatch is essentially a pure luxury item, new companies seem to be resorting to infantile gimmicks to try to be different, such putting little bits of airplane in the case. Plagiarism is rampant, too — there's very little originality out there.

    Among the few non-biters, MB&F and Urwerk may develop a niche following, but I doubt it will ever be significant, and they'll almost certainly be forgotten by the mid-21st century. Likewise, Greubel Forsey and a few other high-end independents make stupendous watches, but the production is so limited and the cost is so high that they're another non-factor.

    FP Journe and Lange both have a distinctive and consistent design language that should age quite gracefully. I could see Nomos becoming a bit of a cult classic due to their combination of good design, quality and accessibility. Tudor has a chance now that they’re making some good movements of their own, but they’re still very weak in the design department.

    There's not much else that immediately comes to mind. Richard Mille watches, though recognizable, are very likely going to look as badly dated as those '70s/'80s elliptical jobs above, as will many of the trendy Royal Oak Offshores, Hublots, IWCs, and so many others.

    Of course, that's just my opinion — I could be wrong. :p
     
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    Gents, sorry for the scary 70'/80's watch photos!
    The Cellinis have gotten much nicer in recent years, but generally for what they cost I'd rather have something else.
     
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    Yes you do. Every man does. Buy one today. You deserve it.
     
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    That Cellini does nothing for me. I hate the combo of the gigantic Roman 3, 6, 9 and 12 and the teeny-tiny Arabic minute numbers, and then the different sizes of minute and hour markers. There's just too much going on. It probably isn't, but it looks like a small movement in a large case. The case is very handsome. But the dial just lets the whole thing down.
     
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    I can see a Lange 1 being a classic c 2050. To be a classic I think you need to be sufficiently distinctive, but not too niche.
     
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    tifosi, I know you like the smaller pieces. I like some 38's in a dress watch and the Cellini is 1 mm larger.


    There's lots of choice in the price range. I've lost a ton of money flipping and have decided to stick to brands (brands? - maybe 2) that I have a chance of recouping most of my outlay.
    Rolex is one.
    And I happen to like the Cellini's which can be worn with most outfits, not only very dressy ones. :D
     
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    VERY good way. a 1983 OQ is on my hitlist. even better in 2 tone.
     
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    The easiest way to explain why the Royal Oak's popularly has risen head and shoulders above its Big Three competitors is through pictures.

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    ^ I don't know who the guy in the last picture is but he looks like he's doing that thing where you give someone the bird whilst pretending to scratch your temple.
     
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    Ironically, not a single one of those photos employs a RO Jumbo or even a 15300/400 etc.... In fact, most of the celeb pics are ROO watches. Yes, the offshore sub brand is more flashy, but the originals are really the staple in my mind.

    Usher BTW.
     
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    "Take that; rewind it back, Ursher (sic) got the beat to make the booty go smack".

    -Chris Bridges
     
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    If the Cellinis really speak to you then that is the way to go. However, if a major reason for your reason for choosing a Cellinis is that its a Rolex, and Rolex watches have high resale value on the secondary market, then you might be disappointed if you go to sell or trade the Cellini at a later date. Cellini models do not enjoy the same high level of resale value as their Oyster cased siblings. Much of the high resale value for Rolex watches is due to a strong demand in the secondary market, and from my experience that does not apply to the Cellini models. Most people generally looking for a pre-owned Rolex are looking for something from Rolex's Oyster collection such as a Datejust, Sub, GMT, Explorer, etc. I don't see any of the Cellini pieces have higher resale value than any other good watch brand.

    A friend who worked at a former AD said they hated getting in Cellinis because those were models they couldn't give away. Without much demand for new Cellinis...there isn't going to be a strong demand or high resale on a used one. Although, that may work to your advantage when buying one, and maybe you will be able to get a good discount when purchasing it. Anyway, wishing you luck with whatever you decide.
     
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    Not to pile on the Cellini, but I really don't like how the minute track intercepts those baton markers.



    And regarding the 'cult of personality', or celebrity endorsement aspect of AP's Royal Oak, it's a bit of overkill, no?

    To me, the intriguing aspects of that watch ( non-Offshore, at least....none of that craziness) would be the Genta design, the slim movement, etc.

    Not whether LeBron or anybody else was wearing it.
     
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