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anyone in the mood to vomit and or faint?

http://watch-anish.com/watchanish-x-seddiqi-sons-vip-collectors-event-duabi/

 

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anyone in the mood to vomit and or faint?

http://watch-anish.com/watchanish-x-seddiqi-sons-vip-collectors-event-duabi/

 

There's watch p0rn, and then there's watch p0rn.  For whatever reason loads of pictures of presumably impressive and/or beautiful pieces don't do it for me anymore.  I kind of want to get to know who owns them, why they chose the pieces, and how they think about wearing/collecting.  

 

Which is why without any context of who's in the event and any background of how they came to own their pieces, browsing through those images left me largely unmoved.  

 

In other words, I felt greater joy reading through the last three pages of TWAT, learning about how you guys think about watch straps, what works with certain pieces (and what doesn't work, and why), than all those pics in that site.

 

Then again perhaps I am biased for my TWAT brothers (and presumably, sisters) here.  icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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Well said, frilly, although I did still enjoy looking at some of those amazing pieces.....once I got past that sport coat biggrin.gif

I've really only been to one "collector's event" or GTG and I did meet some really nice guys there and enjoyed seeing some great watches in the metal. It's something I'd like to do more often, to be honest.

Totally get what your saying about this thread and its contributors, though. Quite valid. I am biased myself.

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Just curious the black ring around the dial, does it actually get thicker from say the 4 O'clock marker to the 10 o'clock marker, or is that just an optical illusion caused by the watch crystal and angle of the photo?

Good eyes Dino. There IS definitely something funky going on with the optics on that image...the black ring itself is ever so slightly notched to allow for the date window, but aside from that, it is of uniform thickness all the way around the dial.
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I just don't even know what to say after clicking that link.

i have a lot to say, but cant formulate the words in a nice way. smile.gif
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Which is why without any context of who's in the event and any background of how they came to own their pieces, browsing through those images left me largely unmoved.

let me help out here.

the who - many oil baron arab sheiks and princes.

the how - they have a metric fuck-ton of money and as such, can buy whatever suits their whims and fancies.
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In other words, I felt greater joy reading through the last three pages of TWAT, learning about how you guys think about watch straps, what works with certain pieces (and what doesn't work, and why), than all those pics in that site.
Then again perhaps I am biased for my TWAT brothers (and presumably, sisters) here.  icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif

+1
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i have a lot to say, but cant formulate the words in a nice way. smile.gif
let me help out here.

the who - many oil baron arab sheiks and princes.

the how - they have a metric fuck-ton of money and as such, can buy whatever suits their whims and fancies.
+1

 

100% right.  However, I, for one, enjoyed seeing the 2 (yes 2 out of all of those watches) I will lust after my entire life and never own.  Then I remembered why I stay out of the watch game.

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which 2? please dont say the all plat with dias oyster quartz and that yellow hublot.
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which 2? please dont say the all plat with dias oyster quartz and that yellow hublot.

 

Patek 5100P

 

Patek 5970P (i know the one pictured is 5970G)

 

le sigh

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good choices. dose r george-ous.
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Don't I know it. 😞
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There's watch p0rn, and then there's watch p0rn.  For whatever reason loads of pictures of presumably impressive and/or beautiful pieces don't do it for me anymore.  I kind of want to get to know who owns them, why they chose the pieces, and how they think about wearing/collecting.  

Which is why without any context of who's in the event and any background of how they came to own their pieces, browsing through those images left me largely unmoved.  

In other words, I felt greater joy reading through the last three pages of TWAT, learning about how you guys think about watch straps, what works with certain pieces (and what doesn't work, and why), than all those pics in that site.

Then again perhaps I am biased for my TWAT brothers (and presumably, sisters) here.  icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif

You know, I have to agree with a lot of this. Now that I have picked my jaw up off of the floor, I have to say, what an odd, odd, amalgamation of watches. It really does not look like there are many 'coherent' stories that can describe a particular collection. Just an example of rich sheiks buying what rich sheiks buy. We could just as easy be looking at a Russian oligarch get together.

And I agree, TWAT is where it is at. I spend way too much time on this thread.
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By the way Frilly, congrats on the 500 post mark. You are 1/90th of the way to catching up with Stitchy.
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Strapped on the Flieger chrono this morning. I was lazy and set the date to 31.
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Great watch!  One of the few watches with a Valjoux 7750 that I have always liked (along with its big brother 3713), and might consider getting some day.

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anyone in the mood to vomit and or faint?

http://watch-anish.com/watchanish-x-seddiqi-sons-vip-collectors-event-duabi/

Amazing!!! Simply amazing!!!  

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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

 

There's watch p0rn, and then there's watch p0rn.  For whatever reason loads of pictures of presumably impressive and/or beautiful pieces don't do it for me anymore.  I kind of want to get to know who owns them, why they chose the pieces, and how they think about wearing/collecting.  

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Which is why without any context of who's in the event and any background of how they came to own their pieces, browsing through those images left me largely unmoved.  

 

In other words, I felt greater joy reading through the last three pages of TWAT, learning about how you guys think about watch straps, what works with certain pieces (and what doesn't work, and why), than all those pics in that site.

 

Then again perhaps I am biased for my TWAT brothers (and presumably, sisters) here.  icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif

 

 

While I agree its very interesting to see who owns a particular watch and learn why they choose it, I still think its great in that it allowed me to see some really rare watches, along with watches I did not know existed, such as the platinum OYSTERQUARTZ.  I've never heard of them being made in platinum.  Also interesting to see the rare, although less attractive and quartz rectangular AP Royal Oak from the early to mid 1980s.  I've only ever seen 1 in person in roughly 30 years that I've known about them.  Wouldn't buy one, but still interesting to see one. 

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I've really only been to one "collector's event" or GTG and I did meet some really nice guys there and enjoyed seeing some great watches in the metal. It's something I'd like to do more often, to be honest.

Totally get what your saying about this thread and its contributors, though. Quite valid. I am biased myself.
Good eyes Dino. There IS definitely something funky going on with the optics on that image...the black ring itself is ever so slightly notched to allow for the date window, but aside from that, it is of uniform thickness all the way around the dial.

I've been to a few collector events in the past.  Some were a lot of fun.  Although, the last one I attended several of the attendees were really weird...and definitely not familar with SF.  There was a guy wearing an F.P. Journe, who my wife thought was a complete wacko/creep...also if he can afford an F.P. Journe he should spend money on a real hair cut rather than the bowl cut he was sporting, and he should stop dressing like its 1967 ( he couldn't have been more than 35).  

 

Thanks for clarifying the dial issue.  I knew about the date cut out...but the black ring looked like something I had never seen before.  Great watch and I love it paired with the metal mesh bracelet!  Enjoy it!

 

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the how - they have a metric fuck-ton of money and as such, can buy whatever suits their whims and fancies.

Never heard that phrase before...but such a perfect description!   fistbump.gif

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I just don't even know what to say after clicking that link.
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i have a lot to say, but cant formulate the words in a nice way. smile.gif
I dunno — those don't seem any lamer in principle to me than a typical self-appointed collector's plastic case filled with catalogue-component "micro-brand" junk, it's just a higher budget. There were a few great watches in there along with the bling, and I'm pretty sure that their owners would at least have the sense not refer to themselves as "WIS"es like certain online types do.
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Hmm...nice thread, shame about the casual racism.

(Belligero - well said)
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