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Stitches my cousin has that JLC and it's his favorite watch, moron plays tennis with it aswell facepalm.gif

 

For me I would go for this baby right here...

 

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

thanks man. smile.gif
i am very grateful for what i have, as it far exceeds what i deserve.
+1. sapphire backs are my faves. i have toyed with having the plate engraved by JLC. im afraid tho of what it would cost.

It's not hugely expensive. I have the JLC price list for 2012, and you're looking at a minimum of >£120 for 2 letters, depending on the font. If you had enamelling or a bespoke design probably much more.
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It's not hugely expensive. I have the JLC price list for 2012, and you're looking at a minimum of >£120 for 2 letters, depending on the font. If you had enamelling or a bespoke design probably much more.

thats over 400 bucks. not cheap for me right now. also, it like to go all out with some kind of crest or something. not that my family has one lol.
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The engraving is cool.  I had one that required same.  A little hard to sell, unless your initials are, say YSL!

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I love the display case backs. I suppose if I had a classic Reverso with a solid case back I might have it engraved or enamelled. My AP - sadly - has a solid case back...

I would love to do that.. JLC has a crew (apparently) that can do almost anything on the case back. Not just engraving but miniature paintings and mosaics and all kinds of crazy shit. I posted some a while back.
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thats over 400 bucks. not cheap for me right now. also, it like to go all out with some kind of crest or something. not that my family has one lol.

Probably less that 400 bucks because £1 = USD$1.6...
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Probably less that 400 bucks because £1 = USD$1.6...

well then smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Cylon View Post

I can relate to this. w/ baby coming I dunno when I will get my next bite at the apple. It's ok tho, new stage in life I suppose. Thanks for the well wishes too, in stitches.

...but when will I get a GO? ::sob::

Edit: thats why im here now--to live vicariously through yall. When newcomer graduates, and lands the big firm job its on for some KV and PD action

I certainly hope so Cyclon. I am going to try to stay single long enough to buy some nice things before a wifey gets in the way devil.gif. I think I am going to just start saving for a GO. As much as I want a Speedy, I don't think that I will stop thinking about the GO until I get one.

Also, congrats on the incoming little one. I have heard that it is quite the life changing experience.
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What do you gents think about Prometheus watches? They appear to offer a quality movement for a very affordable price.

Out of the Microbrands, Halios and Prometheus have always caught my eye (I am excluding brands like Nomos and Stowa from this equation). Microbrands offer a great value, as the manufacturers do not receive nearly as high of a return on each watch. I have yet to take the plunge with any, but the new Prometheus dress watch looks interesting, to say the least. Very minimalistic, Bauhaus design. It would be a nice "dress watch beater," as I have been looking for one of those. It would vie with the Tissot Visodate for this position.
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in the wild
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Beautiful stitchy. Looks really nice on your wrist. Never really thought about the squadra, but that is quite a spectacular watch. I need to get myself to an AD some time soon.

Great stuff lately guys! I have gone incognito for the last few weeks, and have rarely had internet access, but have finally had a chance to catch up on the thread. From reading over this, it seems like it might be worthwhile to peruse the WAYWRN thread as well. Drama abound!

As for myself, wedding season has really taken over my life (before summer jobs do...).

Have had some good times (note, NOT my tux):

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And some rough mornings:

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Thank goodness I had the foresight to wear my AE's that evening, rather than my G&G's. Phew.

But I will try to ad some other pics when I get them. Why no watch related pics? Well, lets just say that I incurred a bachelor party related debt, was out of money, and made something of an exchange. Bye bye, beloved Mako. RIP.

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After a large amount of editing, finally got this post finished. I hope y'all enjoy!
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I've never posted the watch that I wear almost daily, so here it is: photo-13.jpg

Not a bigtimer watch, but I have another coming on Monday that I'm excited about. Pics to follow....
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Hodinkee had a pop-up of vintage watches at Taylor Stitch a few days ago. They had some beautiful vintage watches and their unique straps. Unfortunately, I forgot my camera. But the good guys of Hodinkee, Blake and Ben sent me some pics:

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I think they'll be putting more up on their website in a few days.
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More porn for the Vacheron fans...  Vintage RG from the 40's for the Italian market.  Rather large 36-37mm for the time.



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Nice!
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More porn for the Vacheron fans...  Vintage RG from the 40's for the Italian market.  Rather large 36-37mm for the time.

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Elegant simplicity... nod[1].gif
post #12313 of 48312

Thanks guys!  I like it too.  Couldn't afford a Dufour Simplicity and was looking for a RG sub seconds.  Found it at auction, drop shipped it to the spa in Geneve.  Keeps perfect time.  Vacheron does great work, their new pieces are really nice as well.

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Thanks guys!  I like it too.  Couldn't afford a Dufour Simplicity and was looking for a RG sub seconds.  Found it at auction, drop shipped it to the spa in Geneve.  Keeps perfect time.  Vacheron does great work, their new pieces are really nice as well.
Where at auction? Ebay?

Details of the geneve spa?
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Antiquorum auctions.  The "spa" is VC's in house repair and restoration dept.

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