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Has anyone bought an Aark watch? They look great but any ideas on quality etc...

 

http://www.opumo.com/brands/aark-collective-watches.html

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Friend of mine is a photographer at an event in Las Vegas right now and sent me this pic of a model and her JLC Master Compressor - Valentino Rossi #46.

 

 

Damn, thats nice.. Oh the girl looks great too..

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Hi Frills,  regarding deployants, particularly on high end watches, it just completes the experience and design IMHO.  Yes, Patek's have come under fire about their deployants seeming flimsy compared to those on ALS (those can double as a bottle opener they are so rigid and strong).  Still, Patek's do the job are a bit more comfortable from the get go (many people have to flip the ALS ones around to get a reasonable fit (Although theirs are a substantial amount of gold or platinum).  

 

As for cufflinks, I can easily see them not being appealing to some people.  I rarely buy shirts with French cuffs these days so haven't bought cufflinks in many in years.

 

They are comfortable but depending on the strap length and case some of the ones I had did require some time before I really got used to them.  I know some folks who have gone back to regular buckles because they just couldn't get the hang of deploys.  But I find them quite useful (and lovely).

 

 

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frills, after a while i found the watch in that pic. way too big for her, she should give it to me.

 

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Damn, thats nice.. Oh the girl looks great too..

 

The JLC does look nice which is why I posted it here for others' perusal.  I told my photographer-friend that one of the style gods at SF noted that the watch seemed too big for the young lady's wrist, so he sent this other pic for a different perspective.  Same girl, same watch, different angle.  The subdials now seem to balance out, but I understand how others may find the proportions still unappealing.

 

 

Location was at Liquid in Las Vegas, I believe.

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Oh wow. Oh wow wow.
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I am unmoved both by the tacky watch design, and the poorly-attired young lady with the bleached hair, plastic breasts and tramp stamp.  Not even a proud bottom to compensate.  Nope.  Actually I don't much like any of JLC's sports watches.  It's just horses-for-courses really.  Something that doesn't quite add up, like a 47mm Panerai done as ultra-thin moonphase.  I also have a deep-seated prejudice against "celebrity" special editions, that really cheapen a brand for me.  AP's endless line of ROOs is a good example, and this is of the same ilk.  Leave that nonsense to Tag Heuer, Hublot, Breitling I think.

 

But I do admire the achievements of "The Doctor".  The mental image of his gesture to Max Biaggi at Suzuka in his first MGP500 season, brings a cheerful smile to me every time I think of it, even after all these years. :)

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well done. I'm very impressed if that's actually her personal watch.
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Location was at Liquid in Las Vegas, I believe.
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I am unmoved both by the tacky watch design, and the poorly-attired young lady with the bleached hair, plastic breasts and tramp stamp.  Not even a proud bottom to compensate.  Nope.  Actually I don't much like any of JLC's sports watches.  It's just horses-for-courses really.  Something that doesn't quite add up, like a 47mm Panerai done as ultra-thin moonphase.  I also have a deep-seated prejudice against "celebrity" special editions, that really cheapen a brand for me.  AP's endless line of ROOs is a good example, and this is of the same ilk.  Leave that nonsense to Tag Heuer, Hublot, Breitling I think.

Don't take yourself so seriously! Life is to be enjoyed. Tacky things can be fun things... in the right context. You can't always tick all the boxes, and if you want to go hardcore purist you'll either have an empty watch box due to lack of funds, or more likely... lack of "true" horological integrity out there. Not everyone can have a Comex Submariner next to a Daytona 6265 next to a Patek perpetual calendar chrono next to a Dufour Simplicity next to a Duometre.

I spend my daylight hours advising folk (amongst other things) not to eat too many burgers, or sleep with tattooed women with plastic breasts, but I'll be damned if I don't enjoy burgers and, dare I say it, appreciate the occasional pair of plastic tits.

I know they're fake/tacky, but I choose to try to enjoy them all the same anyway. Makes me a happier person, certainly a more pleasant person to be around, and it definitely helps keep the blood pressure down.

Just my 0.02 smile.gif
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Quite right.  I save my ranting for the internet as far as possible, in order to minimise outbursts in real life, and I do have (and sometimes wear) a Saddam Hussein Rodania quartz, so I can't claim I'm always in good taste by any means.

 

I also have an empty space where a watch box might be and a lack of funds for the moment, but that's a separate issue!  I'm just saying I won't be getting any celeb specials, and I like that my woman has real ones. :)

 

I'm still smiling about Valentino Rossi though.

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Speaking of tacky things, bought this in Vegas years ago on a lark. The Deco dial and biCompax subdials attracted me. I will have to say, the strap is exceptionally nice. Far nicer than this watch deserves, and nicer than many other oem straps from most higher end makes.

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There are worse things you can spend money on in Vegas, so I hear!  

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Right you are Mimo. Built for speed, not comfort. While I would certainly not dream of kicking that young lady out of bed, I feel that I have been spoiled when it comes to women growing up adjacent to SEC schools. Most beautiful women in the world.

As always Frills, I love how you are bringing TWAT to its natural progression.

I do like her get up though. She looks kind of like Holly, Hef's old but young squeeze.
post #21837 of 48312

I wouldn't let her in my living room.  Can we talk about watches again now?  Frilly has become most frivolous since he took a break from rampant acquisition!

post #21838 of 48312
Finally home from HK and reunited with my vintage Rolex and UN - pix as promised months ago.



post #21839 of 48312
great looking watches, ron.
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i want to own this by the end of the day. anyone want to help me out?

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Times are a little tight right now, but I'll give you fifty bucks.  I'd like you to choose a different strap if possible.  But it's not a condition.

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