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Shoes AND watches? My goodness sartort, SF cannot be good on your wallet. On another note, you seem to have very skinny wrists, what is the diameter on that Sinn? I have very skinny wrists too so looking for watches that look ok on them are problematic
Good spot...I do indeed have small wrists. 6.5" in fact. My wife likes to tease me about this. The Sinn 556's case is 38.5 mm in diameter. This is about as big as I'd like to go. I think 39 max. I don't feel comfortable with the mega huge watch phenomenon that is going on right now. The Sinn feels just right.
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i saw this watch at the moma design store today at lunch and was drawn to it. What do you think of it? it's $185 minus a 20% discount. Thought it would look good with an upgraded strap. It's nothing fancy but i like the simplicity of it.

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i saw this watch at the moma design store today at lunch and was drawn to it. What do you think of it? it's $185 minus a 20% discount. Thought it would look good with an upgraded strap. It's nothing fancy but i like the simplicity of it.

Nice indeed! I think the simplicity in the straps complements the watch quite well.

They don't have any stores in Texas - ah, POOH! I didn't see the discount mentioned on their web site. Maybe I just have to dig around on their site a bit more.

I don't know what think of this one:

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i saw this watch at the moma design store today at lunch and was drawn to it. What do you think of it? it's $185 minus a 20% discount. Thought it would look good with an upgraded strap. It's nothing fancy but i like the simplicity of it.


$100-something is hard to swallow for a quartz watch IMO, but if you love it, then the "value" question is not that relevant - you should get it.
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There's also something called rolled gold, which is, I believe, a thin layer of gold literally rolled onto a base metal at great pressure.

Not to be confused with Rold Gold.



Anyway, nice looking watch. Where did you get it from?

ElGuapo, I haven't seen that done before. I think it looks awesome - all business.
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BP lemans big date in classic black dial


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Here's my personal collection. I stopped about 5 years ago. Missing are a Cartier Tank Francais choronograph and a Tag Heuer Kirium, both in service.




Starting top left, clockwise,

Rolex Daytona SS, white dial, Zenith El Primero movement
AP Royal Oak, two tone, Day-Date Moon Phase
Rolex Submariner, blue dial, two tone
Franck Muller, SS, Conquistador

Bottom drawer (left to right)

JLC Reverso Duo, SS
Cartier Santos, two tone
post #1553 of 48312
I just bought this for around 30 Euros at eBay:



It is a vintage Alpina wristwatch (thirties or forties?) with a SS case. The seller said it did not run but maybe I will be able te restore it... Hopefully it only needs a cleaning and the movement is complete but we will see

Maybe I will take some pictures when I get the watch and after / during "restoration"

It is quite difficult to find SS wristwatches this old, most are just plated or silver / gold.

Cannot wait to see the watch "in the flesh" and see how I have done
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My Panda Port arrived this AM, a quick shot on my way home in traffic.



At home whilst there is good natural light - will take better shots this w/end.



Can't believe how big it wears on me - I've worn bigger (up to 45.5mm & this is 42mm, I think it is due to the large crystal face - no bezel).. Maybe I won't get one for my SO (she like the white face with gold arms).
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The Swiss Railway watch is based on the clocks on every Swiss Railway station platform I can remember. It is a design classic if not a horological masterpiece.
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Another Flagship (posted earlier):
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el Guapo: I've never seen Rolexes look that good. You've got the style thing. All class.
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Pretty much pales in comparison to all the damn nice watches in this thread, but its my little gift for myself for getting a job and graduating: Didn't cost much (just under $90cdn shipped with leather band from PMWF.com) but I just love the colour, pictures don't do it justice in the light.
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^^^Sonick,

Nice watch, but be careful. It's a "gateway" watch. First it's a $90 Seiko to celebrate getting the new job. Next it's a $1500 Breitling with the proceeds of that first big bonus. Before long you're hanging out on TimeZone with the WIS's looking to score JLC's and Pateks and trying to convince your kids there's a certain "nobility" to community college.
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Then you sell your collection--and perhaps your car--to get a waiting list position for a Dufour.
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