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Steinhart 39 Tropic Plexi Available 12/2..

Post by Thunder1 » November 30th 2021, 8:02am

Looks like an appealing wrist wear offering to me...I'll probably have to jump on it w/ the jubilee bracelet..

Here’s the thing about vintage watches; it is fundamentally a “discolored” or “aesthetically damaged” watch in all important respects. The aging of watches, or what many of us would refer to as patina, has its own unfathomable beauty that collectors absolutely go crazy for. It definitely goes much deeper than simply having ‘character’, it is to embrace the unique appearance of a timepiece that lived through years of aging, and no two watches age exactly the same way. The Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi, or the view centered on the acceptance of flaws and imperfections, is often tossed around in the watch community, especially in the sector of vintage or vintage-inspired watches. Indeed, the beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, but often these vintage pieces are rather fragile and impractical for a watch to be worn as a daily driver, and not everyone wants to ruin their newly-acquired rare 60s vintage dive watch with a gorgeous tropic dial costing a small fortune.

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Post by 3Flushes » November 30th 2021, 4:16pm

smellody wrote:
November 30th 2021, 3:40pm
jason_recliner wrote:
November 30th 2021, 3:30pm
Perfect colours on this one. I really like it.
You should buy it. I think your lady friend will come around.
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Nice looking to be sure, and the dial looks genuinely faded but I don't get how that came to be known as 'tropical.' I thought UV was the catalyst for the change - maybe it's more intense in those climates - not my major.
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Post by DoctorIvey » November 30th 2021, 4:40pm

smellody wrote:
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This is my most tropical piece. Some, mainly planks, say it is damaged.

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Post by jason_recliner » November 30th 2021, 5:08pm

smellody wrote:
November 30th 2021, 3:40pm
jason_recliner wrote:
November 30th 2021, 3:30pm
Perfect colours on this one. I really like it.
You should buy it. I think your lady friend will come around.
Nah, pretty sure I've settled on the Ti GMT. And anyway, I just bought something else :-)
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Post by jason_recliner » December 1st 2021, 2:36am

codguy wrote:
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jason_recliner wrote:
November 30th 2021, 5:08pm

Nah, pretty sure I've settled on the Ti GMT. And anyway, I just bought something else :-)
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Post by MAX » December 2nd 2021, 5:42am

I get what they are trying to do but black and brown together just does not work for me. Like brown shoes with a black or blue suit.
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Post by Datsun240Z71 » December 2nd 2021, 3:40pm

Thanks. It is mine. Bought it about 10 years ago to replace the one I wore at my wedding in 1982 that was stolen when our house was burglarized in 1985. Had a full mechanical and light cosmetic restoration done. Put a modern style Seiko bracelet on it then as well.
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