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I've been using Nick at Oak St. Tailors, and very happy with results. He's also been very honest when something wasn't worth trying.
For an actual restaurant recommendation - I ate at the Upsider in midtown east today.. I am typically nonplussed by the options in that area, but I found it a pleasant surprise... Ate the pickled vegetables, fried chicken and grilled asparagus. Food prices were very reasonable - drinks were a little pricey but not absurd. I'll go back.
Thanks Eric... I'm due for a post. I have stuff from Australia/New Zealand I should put up, and I'm working in NY again, so it's time for an NYC update. I'll find some time in the near future. I needed the push - thanks!
I have some tokyo recommendations - never been to prague. Check out roncierge.blogspot.com ; there are a two pages I wrote about in tokyo. I have a few recs in Shibuya that are not too pricey. Also a pizza place in Azabujuban that is the best I've ever had. It's super easy to get around on the train. Especially Shinjuku to Shibuya.
Wow - not sure how long ago I posted that... I have been far more educated since. Dino has shown us his Piaget-based Cartier; I understand they have used other high end movements as well as their own manufacture (which I don't really know much about in terms of quality). That's a serious necro-quote, though.
THat place is really good... I think it was on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives... .which isn't always a good thing, but I really liked their food. There's a place called Ed's Potsticker House about a block away that is also quite good.
I went to a very reputable dealer. Aaron Faber, in New York is very well known and respected, so I am confident everything I purchased is original and genuine.
I paid $3k with tax included and a replacement strap for my rolex. It was still a fairly new model.My other watches are all lower mid-range - I was saving up for a GO PanoLunar, and probably will start again, but I have a few watches I like to wear and I really wanted this rug: http://www.therugcompany.com/us/silver-rings (I'm super happy with the purchase) so I'm back to like $100 in the kitty, and I won't buy a watch on credit.Oris WorldtimerA vintage Gold Ulysses...
I bought one about 6 months ago and i'm very happy with it. Was going back and forth between that and a JLC master geo ; the JLC is more nicely finished, but I just couldn't get past the winking robot, and the master world geo was too pricey and too busy/sporty. Honestly, I have yet to find a true worldtimer with a layout that I personally like better. There's a Ball that is decent, and the PP is livable if you have $40k to drop, but if you like it - go for it,...
Take it with a grain of salt because I've never been a big Paneristi, but I can't see how a Panerai fan wouldn't like everything they make.... they really mostly look the same to me.
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