At least they were able to keep both in the family.
Sorry if I misunderstood your question, but I am glad that my post answered your question. Obviously, everyone has to make a judgment call as to whether an homage is worth it to them in whatever price range they are considering. For me homages are not of interest in any price range. Best regards, Dino
Well, all I can say is that the wife can borrow any of my watches (36-39mm case sizes in general) since our wrist sizes are almost the same.
However, I cannot borrow her 26mm "ladies" watches. I mean - I'm on the side of guys who feel like the trend towards larger case sizes is overblown, and most of my watches are actually at 36mm. But I have no desire to wear 26mm diamond-encrusted mother of pearl dial-type stuff I bought for my wife.
So in that sense she wins. But if there's one thing I picked up after 12+ years of marriage, it's this: it's good to have your wife win. Because even if you "win" an argument - ANY argument - you still somehow "lose." Nights on the couch and many such variations.
It's good to have your wife win. Hehe.
One thing is for certain, I will PM Dino before I make my next significant watch purchase just to have a dialogue and obtain information from a source I respect. I certainly appreciate blunt conversations and don't read anything negative in to them; frankly it's what I prefer.
Thanks DLJr. I would be honored to share my thoughts on possible future purchases when you are ready. Your questions made me think a great deal about my own watch choices and I really enjoyed our exchange of ideas. Best regards, Dino
I'll be the first in line to volunteer my wrist to save you from the sheer agony of wearing that slightly snug but extremely beautiful Patek. Yes, wrists do swell a bit by the end of the day (as do feet, so sometimes new shoes can feel a bit different if you try them on at the end of the day).
Thanks Apropos. Also, love that Zenith A386. Vintage can be a great way to go, especially if one is looking for something that not everyone else will be wearing. Although, I'm one of those crazy people that needs to have box and papers (which few seem to have), so that often keeps me from making vintage purchases, and saves me money. You definitely considered some great watches. Thanks for sharing.
Yes, as they say at Cartier, the time only rose gold Pasha has been "Retired." Its been out of production for a few years. Approximatey 2+ years ago they had a limited run of Pashas with 2 time zones and a day night indicator, available in steel on a strap or bracelet, or available in rose gold on a strap with a chocolate colored dial. Each was really a handsome piece. I have not seen that model in rose in quite some time, but there was a steel one on a strap and on a bracelet at an AD in Vegas when I visited last October. Not sure if they still have either. I imagine they will bring some form of the more mainstream mens Pashas back eventually. Whether it will be available in rose, only Cartier will know that, and only if and when they actually decide to them bring them back. Pashas are currently only available for men from their Fine Watchmaking Collection as a tourbillon and tourbillon chronograph. I tried each of those on this past fall and they were stunning, but each carried prices that would require most mere mortals, myself included, to sell some kidneys, corneas and other vital organs...lucky for me I've never had a burning desire to own a tourbillon.