Gladly, but not at the moment
Perhaps later today.
Thread: Lets Talk Watches
Your taste in wristwatches is even more impressive. If I'm not mistaken, this beauty appears to be a Breitling.
Could you kindly post a more detailed photo?
It looks awesome
Gladly, but not at the moment
Perhaps later today.
this will help any Breitling cravings a bit or worsen them like it does me. It comes with a Bentley.
Or maybe buying a Bentley gives you an option to have one of these made. I forget. It's one of those "if you have to ask"
at the Breitling web site
Last edited by fredricktoo; 17th February 2007 at 07:27 PM.
That's a very nice Tourbillon, but i prefer Perrelet over Breitling. I also like Girard-Perregaux!.
Last edited by castorpollux; 17th February 2007 at 11:42 PM.
Indeed, there are some quite nice Breitlings, with the exception of precious metals though, they are priced fairly reasonably, and depending on which line you choose, very sturdy (ranging to just sturdy.)
For the sake of keeping it relevant:
and two more, detailed shots:
Although that wrist shot might not give you an impression of how big the watch really is, it is 46MM in diameter, the largest of all the Navitimer line.
In the past I've owned 4 other Breitlings and 2 Panerais, though I no longer have any of them. I do have some pictures:
Pam88 (44MM for comparison):
Pam72 (40MM for comparison):
Breitling for Bentley, Bentley Motors (48MM for comparison!):
That Navitimer photo is one beautiful eye-candy Thanks for sharing it.
I tend to think of a wristwatch as a precision instrument, rather than a jewelry piece, and as such, find Breitling watches to fit that bill perfectly. The use of extensive jewelry in a wristwatch, like the ones you find in some Rolex series, is too ostentatious for my taste.
Thanks fredricktoo. Unfortunately, it had the same effect on me as it had on you The pain only grew !!!Originally Posted by fredricktoo
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Last edited by godzilla; 19th February 2007 at 06:23 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
I started down that road and quickly found a roadblock:Originally Posted by godzilla
Even the very expensive (Rolex) watches that use a mechanical movement are inherently less accurate than quartz watches.
That is, you can spend thousands of dollars for a watch and it will still not keep better time than a $20 quartz casio.
I've looked for hybrids that use GPS satellite or WWV time signals to synch but still offer an analog display (hands), but haven't found anything that's made well and looks good (been a few years since I last looked though).
I guess it's the engineer in me that can't stand to pay a lot for a timepiece if it can't be accurate. I did break down and buy a dress watch, but to me it's basically jewelry and I rarely wear it.
Very true indeed. However, for me, the search for a perfect wristwatch is more than a search for extreme accuracy.Originally Posted by radix023
I too had to ask myself whether there was a practical need to wear a wristwatch which could keep track of time down to 0.001th of a second. Sure, the cumulative error which periodically manifests itself in mechanical watches needs to be accounted for, but to me, it's a small price to pay when considering all their other advantages. So rather than listing the merits of mechanical watches here, I will simply provide a link to an article which has done a good job comparing the two types of movements.
It should be an enjoyable read: http://www.timezone.com/library/arch...03148375478424
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I'm wearing a Breitling Steelfish at the moment. It's the biggest watch I'd consider wearing. I've owned a Rolex before, and I will probably buy another some day, if the Lord continues to bless me. My wife bought me a cool Tag Heuer Alarm watch for Christmas.
Automatic watches, though, are a pain if you don't wear them everyday or put them on a winder. Kinda high-maintenance for what you pay.
What's with all the watches?? I am a vintage watch ( chronograph) collector as well as a frag and sneaker freak..
I have managed to be a good boy sofar and did not discuss watches on basenotes, don't tempt me...
Current Favourites: Touaregh -Il Profumo/ Le Vainqueur- Rue Rance/ Versus Uomo -Versace/ Sculpture -Nikos/ Acier Aluminium - Creed/ Santal Noble - MPG
How do your watches smell? Strawberry Tag Heuer? Off Topic? What's up next? How does your Telly smell? Burberry HDTV? Raspberry Blueray concoction?
Last edited by dr.creed; 19th February 2007 at 09:13 PM.
Oh noooooooo... we've veered off topic... someone get a diaper, quick!
This thread has 13.135 views and it seems no mod has been here for the last two weeks.
OK. I'll post a picture of my casio calculater then, or some old, out of use coins from Africa? :toppie:
Last edited by dr.creed; 19th February 2007 at 09:47 PM.
And if people stop their constant nagging, there'd pobably be no need for a mod intervention either.Originally Posted by dr.creed
Only if you promise not to put them next to a Creed fragrance. :toppie: :toppie:Originally Posted by dr.creed
Oh noooooooo... nooooooooo ..... nooooooo. I won't dooooo daaaaat! :wave:
Are you mocking my breitling an amouage picture!?!?!!? how dare you
I don't think a Winder is much of a hassle, I've not changed batteries in mine in 3 years, despite winding for at least most nights during the week...it is a little extra cost, but the watches aren't cheap in the first place, what's a little more?
Anyway, my Breitling current possesses mostly leather notes, due to the strap. In the summer when I switch to the bracelet... pure metallic, it's what Acier Aluminum would smell like if it were based entirely on the name.
Contrary to popular opinion, I have been watching the thread.
If you guys want me to, I'll gladly separate out the watch posts and make them into their own thread on the off-topic board. Maybe I should do that just so people don't feel as restrained.
I wear a 24-hour face Fortis. Love the shots of Breitling here, but once you've had a 24-hour face you can't go back, so, sadly, the only Breitling beauty for me is the Cosmonaute. (I think they made a Bentley with a 24-hour face, but it has been a while since I went looking.) My Fortis is fantastic though.
That girl, that bottle, that mattress and me.
Quite right, quite right. I had my eye on a Cosmo early in my watch days, and what a striking face it has... but quickly realized the diameter was too small! The bentley is too rare, costing nearly $10k if you can find one, it was a LE of 1000 or so.
Originally Posted by radix023
That's the atomic watch I have. Has worked flawlessly for 2 years now.
I think it's Santal Noble by MPG. Cheap, horrible caps but the frag is very nice.Originally Posted by Serendeep
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Originally Posted by JYvdK
I was wearing an original vintage 1950s Hamilton today. I have always preferred the look of classic vintage watches over modern designs. I've only recently invested in the Hamilton, but I may acquire another in the near future. I also need to repair my father's autowind Wittnauer and wear it more. What do you have in your collection?
Ahh watches! I was wondering when they would turn up!
I cannot afford to collect watches, but if I won the lottery I surely would. I had a big hankering for a Lange and Sohne last year, but I settled for an Omega co-axial (black face, silver roman numerals). I also have an IWC from the 40s (rose gold, black face and gold numerals — really stunning). And then there is the first autowind Omega, in gold, which I keep in the drawer.
Vintage watches seem to go very well with vintage colognes (and neither seem to go well with marriage!)
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LOL... ClassicOriginally Posted by Eluard
I really love those Panerais, but can someone tell me a little about their quality? As I'm considering buying a watch and I don't want to regret it after a few years
Panerai should be strong watches as they were initially concepted for the navy submariners. That's why of their huge looking quadrants. I personally don't like them that much due to their heavy, large and thick shape.
I'm definitely a fan of Baume&Mercier and I'm really satified with my Hampton Spirit (dark grey quadrant).
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It is tough when you have the taste and connoisseurship of a god and the wallet of a mere mortal! Collecting vintage watches is the surest road to the poorhouse.
I've limited myself to one nice modest little gem - a 1960s (I think) Longines Admiral with a steel blue face. It has a wind mechanism, which I like (without getting too Zen there is something connecting about checking the time and winding up the watch, particularly on a Monday morning after a weekend of not watching the clock). It also has a leather strap as I can't feel comfortable in a metal one.
PS - I had a colleague who was forever stopping people on the corridor to ask the time. I'd ask him why he didn't just buy a watch, he'd say "Well .. any old fool can tell you the time". Happy days!
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Panerai is definitely not an established name, with their first official series in around 1997 and from there, that's only a 10 year history not including the vintage Navy pieces, and some love affair with Sly Stallone in the pre-vendom era (those watches are even more expensive...)
The two I owned were boh very rugged and handsome, though I felt the need for a busier dial and eventually went back to Breitling (I went from the Violet Bentley Motors (Breitling) to the 72c which I quickly sold, as I was never intending to keep it, just that it was easier to move than the Breitling, then to the 88 which was what I wanted (bigger diameter, striking face with the second dial being silver, and of course the GMT function) an then finally to the Navitimer World which is the watch I should have gotten years ago, though the adventure up to this point has been fun.
The Panerais have one downfall, and that is imo, the models with the date functions suffer due to the cyclops magnifier. If I were to buy a Panerai I'd buy a 217 or a 127, if I wanted an automatic (those two models are 47mm hand-wound) I'd probably skip the date function, and I personally feel the date function is a necessity -- so there lies a bit of a tear.
Anyway, if you ahve more questions about Panerai I suggest Timezone.com (Brand Forums --> Panerai) there is a ton of information.
Y'all need to get metal wristbands for your Breitlings. They look so much cooler that way.
Yes, it's $900 bucks just for the wristband, but the leather ones wear out so in the end it's a good investment.
I'm putting some unusual watches and one clock from the blogs to my basenotes blog. who can find the quarter of a million dollar wrist watch on the blogs I read. I'll leave clues later.
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