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 #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. 
 Here's wishing that you get that beauty sooner rather than later.  What a keeper.  I only wish I was as skilled as I am now (I am still not as good as @Dino944 the Watch Ninja) in terms of avoiding nicks and scratches when I first got my 5711 years ago. Speaking of the Nautilus, here's a pic of a relatively rare black dial 3711 in white gold that a friend of mine shared.  He is in Hong Kong doing some watch shopping, and he's likely to grab this piece.  Says the heft is...
 Shout out to fellow watch enthusiast @Epaulet for this Exp II picture, but also for the fantastic selection and service via his SF-affiliate shop.  I've bugged him many, many times over the last few years (most recently for several pairs of tennis and sport trainers), and I'm always amazed at his responsiveness, as well as that of his team's.  Bravo!
 It took me about a day and a half before I gouged one of the lugs of my SubC ND when I got her about a year ago.  Right on a door knob.  Funny enough, I was ranting about the ding to the dealer who sold me the watch; he took a look at it, went to the back of the shop, and came back with the gouge about 99% gone.  Hah.  But he knew what he was doing with the whole polishing business, so it didn't affect the shape of the lugs/watch in any way I could discern visually....
Back reading after not being able to check TWAT for a few days.  Wow!  Some great pics and discussions recently.   @Winot - congratulations on the 1016 pick-up!   @Steel28 @rye225 - those BLNRs are looking great.  Just in the past week or so two friends have asked for help in sourcing one; I'm not sure it's really that difficult to find - I think they're looking for a more substantial discount than what's currently out there.   @rnguy001 - that Speedy is looking...
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