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Thinking about a DJ 16200. Not a fan of the jubilee bracelet and the PCLs on the 116200.

Either that, or an Explorer I.

 

Just need a clean and simple steel sports watch for everyday wear.

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Lovely Flake!! I am digging it!

By the way, some interesting 'goings on' at thepurists...

http://home.watchprosite.com/show-forumpost/fi-17/pi-5823173/ti-856998/s-0/
http://www.watchesbysjx.com/2013/04/a-tale-of-stable-boy-who-became-knight.html

Interesting for those who have followed SJX.
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Lovely Flake!! I am digging it!

By the way, some interesting 'goings on' at thepurists...

http://home.watchprosite.com/show-forumpost/fi-17/pi-5823173/ti-856998/s-0/
http://www.watchesbysjx.com/2013/04/a-tale-of-stable-boy-who-became-knight.html

Interesting for those who have followed SJX.

Interesting indeed. I wondered if it might be something like that. Odd to see him disappear like he did.
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Interesting indeed. I wondered if it might be something like that. Odd to see him disappear like he did.

Unfortunate as well. I am not surprised though. TPP has become incredibly big, and I have noticed more and more frequently that it is a bit of a platform for advertisements and press releases.
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Just need a clean and simple steel sports watch for everyday wear.

 

I find the Milgauss oddly pretty, in an understated, purposeful kind of way.  The lack of a bezel makes it a but more subtle, and unless you get the green glass, there's nothing but the little detail of the second hand to make it at all unusual.

 

As a steel dress watch that's rugged (and anti- magnetic!), it seems like a pretty good option.

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You down with TPP??/ Yeah, you know me!


I used to post on the purists way back when. Way before it was "pro" anything, when people like Lord Arran used to go there and shoot the shit, post pics etc, when the site owner (tom?) would send one of his own watches (Pateks etc) to get reviewed by posters. But then they started getting cozy with watchmakers and you could tell where it was going. I remember when Roger DuBois came on the scene and everyone loved those funky cases he started with. Then he did those gaudy sport and diamond encrusted things, people called him out for it and mgmt. at thepurists did not take kindly to that as he had become a "friend" of the site. On the one hand sites obviously need money to keep going but on the other, it seems that once that money starts coming in, the number one priority is how to increase the inflows, not how to make a better forum.
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Originally Posted by stafa View Post

Thinking about a DJ 16200. Not a fan of the jubilee bracelet and the PCLs on the 116200.

Either that, or an Explorer I.

 

Just need a clean and simple steel sports watch for everyday wear.

 

Sounds like the Explorer 39mm would be perfect.  It's understated and very nice on the wrist.

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Unfortunate as well. I am not surprised though. TPP has become incredibly big, and I have noticed more and more frequently that it is a bit of a platform for advertisements and press releases.

I haven't posted there in years. Barely even lurk anymore. Was more collegial and informative back when Dr Mao was actively coordinating/running the place. It turned from a friendly coffee shop where you could learn from some knowledgable folks ( and a few characters), discuss the latest changes at Breguet or the newest models from PP, and congratulate Anthony on getting his rare RM9, to becoming more of a shopping mall filled with strangers.
post #19825 of 48312
read that tale of the stable boy. #WTF?
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Just took this shot of my vintage Seiko diver:



Behind the scenes of my ghetto rig:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Lovely Flake!! I am digging it!

By the way, some interesting 'goings on' at thepurists...

http://home.watchprosite.com/show-forumpost/fi-17/pi-5823173/ti-856998/s-0/
http://www.watchesbysjx.com/2013/04/a-tale-of-stable-boy-who-became-knight.html

Interesting for those who have followed SJX.

Wow. This is shocking. I am an avid watch collector and have been following thepurists since Dr. Thomas Mao's days.
SJX is well known in the community and when he began, he began humbly as a young boy who shared a genuine passion for timepieces.
I have followed the website and the moderators on and off, and have witnessed how the site 'prospered' and management changed over the 10 years. People come and go. The founders decidedly over the years took the backseat role. My last straw was when they removed FP Journe from the relatively new watchprosite forum at the time. I never frequent the site like how I used to, maybe once every 3-4 months. The moderator then of FPJ (who was doing a fantastic job voluntarily because of his immense passion and respect for his timepieces crafted exquisitely by Monsieur Journe) moved himself to TZ, and currently, doing a marvellous job there.

The abrupt departure of SJX is shocking. Obviously, there is more to that story in parallel to the tale of the stable boy who became a knight.
All the best to him, deep down, to those who have been following thepurists, knows the immense contribution and influence SJX has made during his time in the watch community. My respect and condolences to SJX. The community has yet again, lost one of the true knights in this vicious and corporate world. Thepurists has indeed lost its mirrior finish, consumed by its own reflection on how it used to be.
post #19828 of 48312
laurens, that rig is somethin else man. well done. nice watch too.
post #19829 of 48312
I witnessed a similar implosion a few years back at MTBR. Also as a result of advertisers taking control of editorial content.
post #19830 of 48312
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Originally Posted by stafa View Post

Thinking about a DJ 16200. Not a fan of the jubilee bracelet and the PCLs on the 116200.

Either that, or an Explorer I.

 

Just need a clean and simple steel sports watch for everyday wear.

 

Vote here for the Explorer I.  My 114270 is 36mm and I think it's perfect. Just took it with me for a week-long trip to Cancun filled with sun, sea water, sand, chlorinated pool water, sunscreen, two vomiting kids and the watch withstood all that and asked what else I could throw at it.  Not a single ding or blemish on it that couldn't be washed off with soap and water at the end of a long day.  Love it.

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