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 Good deal.  As I wrote before, I wish I had ninja skills like @Dino944 when I first got my 5711.  Even though I put her through her paces, I feel like she would have less dings than she has now.  Still, under certain lighting the scratches are barely visible. So I suspect I haven't really gouged her surfaces on anything too badly.  @jhcam8 - I come from the old school of lifting back in the late 1980s when such things like "CrossFit" and "kettlebells" were far more niche,...
   +1 - exciting and fabulous choice @hopkins_student ! @dddrees - love this pic.  How are the polished surfaces on your 5711 holding  up?  Mine are scratched up to death, but nothing a good visit to Patek can't fix (I hope!) if I ever get in the mood to have it polished.
I have the Buzz Rickson's X William Gibson MA-1 and it wears pretty slim. Not sure if that meets your definition of a "refined cut" though.The Rickson's is every bit as tough for daily wear and some rough and tumble a la Cayce Pollard. But that didn't stop me from preordering the leather MA-1 from Mike once I got a feel of the leather and tried on the sample in size 40 in the Manhattan store!
These glazed bordeaux tennis trainers are so yucky that I wore them right out of the box and intend to wear them so often so that I run them ragged real quick.
 #Boom. Arnold set the standard for muscular physiques on action heroes back in the 1980s - before then you could be a tough guy with a mustache like Charles Bronson and be a somewhat believable action dude. Nowadays most Hollywood actors train for months for the almost obligatory torso shot.  And they still look nothing like Arnold at his peak. Yeah, yeah, we can talk about the 'roids and everything that makes Arnold kind of funny (and for some, despicable) - at the end...
 I am also exceptionally fond of "Predator" (1987), so I take every chance to recreate the classic "Dillon! You son of a..." scene.  Guess I am Schwarzenegger by default in this pic...  Also, "Dillon" is wearing a Hublot. Of course he is. This is me and Shane Battier a few months ago.  He's wearing a Shinola:  Also, purple pants!  Boom.
+1 to @tricky and @Dachshund's comments about this being a great review.  Omega came out with a ton more variations for the Speedy this year, but DSOTM looks like it's emerged as a real keeper.  The only DSOTM I've handled of late was that of "fakewatchbusta" of Instagram fame, back when he visited us at Red Bar several months ago.  But it sat well on the wrist and was very legible indeed.  I think certain G-Shock models, and the thought you put into selecting what truly...
 Sometime next month perhaps! Congratulations on the new kops indeed.
 Welcome, fellow 6.25" wrist TWAT poster! Folks are going to weigh in on your intermediate choices.  I am going to provide some fodder for your "end game": 1.  Here's a platinum perpetual calendar that is quite lovely, in my opinion.  The classic PP 3940P:  What?  You want a close up of that perfect dial?  Oh okay.  2.  You can also add a couple more complications to the perpetual calendar, like a chronograph.  Oh heck, a split seconds chronograph like the 5204P, why...
 There's a sweeping seconds hand! Well, he's purchased it already. 
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