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Somewhat off-topic to help recover from that smashed piece that Belligero just posted.  Here's "Arnold Schwarzenegger driving" - haha:

 

 

P.S.  I believe he is wearing a Rolex.  So this is not completely off-topic for TWAT.

 

P.P.S.  This is completely off-topic, but...Happy 21st birthday today to Kate Upton!  I love how blue her eyes are in this picture.

 

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anything beautiful can be broken if you're a dumbass..


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Somewhat off-topic to help recover from that smashed piece that Belligero just posted.
Two smashed pieces... teacha.gif
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I think belligero is trying to say we need more Kate Upton. Yeah, the eyes are really the first thing that draw me in...

Amazing that she is three years my junior, and way more woman than I could handle.
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On auction with an estimate of around $2K...



Never been a fan of the Rolex day/date, but I think this is great (it even has the day in my mother tongue) so I placed a low'ish bit for it.

Didn't get it though; it sold for $3K.
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So are the Panerai and IWC models all ceramic or are the cases made from this newfangled ceramic/alloy hybrid others ate experimenting with?
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Ok guys, I need some help identifying my uncles watch! He's visiting from Italy and I don't know how to ask without sounding like a plebe lmao!

I can make out three names in an arc under the 12. its got a moon phase at the 6 and a date indicator under the 12

White dial. Gold case. Blue hands.
Ill try and snap some shots when I see him tomorrow redface.gif

Really curious about this - did you get some pictures yet?
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anything beautiful can be broken if you're a dumbass..

 

Difference is this.  You wrap any car around a pole, from a Ford to a Ferrari, and that will be the result.  You drop any watch, they don't all shatter like a china plate.  Just the ceramic ones.  I'm pretty careful with my watches - but I can't say I've never dropped one.  And most of the watches with ceramic cases tend to be "sports" watches - theoretically more exposed to the risk of impact than, say a delicate dress watch.  Ceramic has its advantages to be sure.  But it also has some not insignificant disadvantages.

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nope, didnt get to see him.
i think that the name positioning is unique enough that if someone knew it i could google and find the model.

the watch would definitely be higher up on the scale so i hope thats a start. im going to do some research as well!!
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RogerP

Very good point. And I definitely feel brittleness is a weakness in the ceramic technology. Yet most owners who own them I'd venture have NOT shattered their watches. However, when one does occasionally shatter, it's such a horrible end result that we all remember it.

I'd also bet these aren't trivial impacts either. The one PAM owner who shattered his ceramic Radiomir admits he was (duh) toying with the tang buckle, when it dropped on the floor.

True, metal would probably just ding, but in all honesty I'm sure these ceramic watches would hold up well to most everyday usage. Bar any fall onto a hard surfaces or sudden forceful impact onto something hard, I'd bet most of us here on the forum who have some semblance of how to treat a watch would be fine.

True, a lot of them are advertised as sports watches, and hopefully most by now understand they have their limitations. But it's definitely not for everyone. Shock-junkies should probably look somewhere else.

Treat it as well as any watch you cherish, and you'd be just fine.

Treat it like a g-shock? Nope. It's no beater for sure.

just my opinion. Personally I'm a fan. Admittedly I don't own one yet, but I do foresee one in the future. Unless my Deepsea hankering gets the best of me this time.



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Difference is this.  You wrap any car around a pole, from a Ford to a Ferrari, and that will be the result.  You drop any watch, they don't all shatter like a china plate.  Just the ceramic ones.  I'm pretty careful with my watches - but I can't say I've never dropped one.  And most of the watches with ceramic cases tend to be "sports" watches - theoretically more exposed to the risk of impact than, say a delicate dress watch.  Ceramic has its advantages to be sure.  But it also has some not insignificant disadvantages.
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Anybody else really love the new RL67 chronometer? At $3k I almost pulled the trigger yesterday. It's 44.5mm but wears easy. Big numbers are easy to read, but no lumes, which surprised me a little. Richemont movement, and the aged steel just looks awesome on a military watch.
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Look it's a Honda Accord.

More like Honda According TO ARNOLD SHOULD GET OUT OF THE WAY!!!
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Anybody else really love the new RL67 chronometer? At $3k I almost pulled the trigger yesterday. It's 44.5mm but wears easy. Big numbers are easy to read, but no lumes, which surprised me a little. Richemont movement, and the aged steel just looks awesome on a military watch.

 

 

IMHO I would keep looking. I don't think you'll get much appreciated value out this watch compared to other less known but better watchmakers. In the past RL were using known movements made by Richemont Group with this model they are purchasing no name movements. For $3+k you can buy a second hand IWC pilot watch and get a beautiful timeless watch that won't lose it's value or looks. There's a lot of watches similar to this one at that price that should be a better investment and one with more history and caliber.

 

I can see why you like, a bit too big for me as my regular watch and don't worry about no lumens, some of the most collectable and desired watches have no lumens (or worn out). RL is just trying to give the look of other watches collectable watches (mil., pilot) from the past with a little modern twist to it.

 

Good luck

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Now that Devoti has played good cop, I shall play bad cop.

Designer label watches are ridiculous. A Seiko 5 bought on clearance for $75 would have more integrity.

I won't even comment on the appearance of the piece apart from noting that no wristwatch actually worn in a military environment would resemble that in any way.

I don't see how they can call it a chronometer either. The biggest crime, of course, it's the price.

If you want a weekend watch with a bronze finish, you could try Helson:

http://www.helsonwatch.com/gauge.php

It has a similar whimsical look, better technical features, probably better workmanship, 2/3 of the price.
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Thanks Hayward, I was only aware of there skindiver model. 

 

That's a pretty cool watch, I really like the bezel of the Guage although I think if I ever got in a fist fight, I would probably be quickly charged with using a deadly weapon with that thing strapped to my wrist.

 

There so many cool watches out there, one just has to put a little time into searching and asking. We have to remember we're on a clothing/style site and not one of the hardcore aficionado watch sites so I think it's totally understandable to ask such questions and help each other if we can. I'm rarely ever called the good cop.

 

 

 

 

 

PS>I wish there was a Shoe Appreciation thread like we have here for watches.  The shoe threads on styleforum are all over the place but nothing central or has any traction (no punt intended).


Edited by Devoti - 6/10/13 at 11:52pm
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