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I make no claim to be completely free of vanity.   My philosophy on personal aesthetics, which we won't get too hung up on here, prioritizes my own enjoyment of an item above that of those around me, but not to the point of excluding external appreciation. Secondly, I find no small pleasure in being able to drive external appreciation without brand recognition.   Perhaps that will clarify my remarks.   And yes, I've seen more people than that one gentleman (who...
   I imagine the Omega V. Rolex debate is one that has waged on for decades. I have no-doubt enjoyed that at recent gatherings, acquaintances' eyes have more frequently been finding their way to my wrist with a look both curiously impressed and devoid of immediate recognition-slash-sizing-up. Compare to that curiously under-dressed young gentleman wearing Nikes and North Face with his sleeves rolled up to display his diamond bezel Datejust. "Oh he works at FIDELITY" you'd...
In my search for understanding of the popularity of Rolex I came across this gem of an article from two years ago in Forbes. I think I get it now.   The Rolex Problem: A (Semi) Rational Look At The World's Most Recognized Watch
  Oh hey, I like the RGMs, particularly the Model #222. Thanks for the recommendation! For Mrs. Hedonist I'm looking at a Raymond Weil Tango in mother of pearl, a Longines Prima Luna or Flagship and I'll see if she bites on a B&M mother of pearl/diamond. Never been a big Oris fan and Rado is a bit contemporary. Interesting designs there though. Thanks again!
Gentlemen, off the top of your head, can any of you think of a nice women's watch for around $1,000? My lady friend is now convinced that she'd like something better than Skagen, but isn't ready to spring for the mother of pearl Datejust she fell in love with. Anyone know some good "value" ladies watches in stainless with a simple, classic, round case?
Todays forecast is "dry, cold hands with an 80% chance of grinning stupidly."   The cruiser is back from winter storage. When I can get in a 500 mile weekend, I'll go pick up my STR. Happy spring.
Oh dear, yes, I hadn't noticed the rotor design on the Glashuette. That's quite loud, isn't it? I've got a rule against unnecessary words and lettering on my affects. Nevertheless, I'm happy to wait a while to get what I want rather than compromise.   But thanks for the suggestion @mimo. All things considered, it is quite a handsome watch.
Oh it's a bit too far off my dress watch chriteria to buy it. Just thought it was rather fun and wondered what TWAT folks thought of the make/model. It'll be a few years before I move on a new watch and so far JLC Master series seems to be where I'm setting my sights. But I wonder, has anyone owned a JLC Memovox? I'd be curious to know about the experience of owning the "cricket."
 I tried on some, Zenith, Longines a few (utterly forgettable) Frederique Constants and that Montblanc. I must say, the Montblanc was the only one that made an impression. I wouldn't call it love at first sight, but it seemed like a lot of watch for $5k and a relatively clean dial for all the complications. The way the blued hands caught the light in person was quite delightful. 
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