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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

Will I be kicked out of TWAT if I confess that I am considering getting a G-Shock?

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Heck, no - go for it.

You can easily have different watches for different situations.

I've only got a vintage Heuer and a couple of Omegas, so I don't have a great collection, but I also have a G-Shock and a Nike watch, and they're great for mountain-biking, running and playing in the park with my kids.

Different watches for different roles. I don't wear the G-Shock with a suit, and I don't wear my vintage Heuer Carrera when I'm rolling down some fire trails as I don't want to scratch the heck out of it if I crash!
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Nice watches.

I suppose I would have just bought the extra faceplate and had them switch them. I don't think I ever really thought they would do an outright 1 for 1 switch.

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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

Again - incorrect. I do not know how you come up with leaps of logic like this.  I regularly interact with mega-collectors whose watch collections value in the multi-millions - split seconds chronographs, minute repeaters galore: they are among the savviest of collectors and will grill any seller about the piece's service history (proof?), whether it's been polished, whether the piece's specifications match the original paperwork, or if there has been any alteration. They can absolutely afford pretty much any timepiece they want - they know the Stern family personally and interact quite regularly with chief administrators from Patek USA - but every single one of them would be concerned about potential depreciation from a faceplate switch by the factory that wouldn't match the original paperwork.

Now, this could simply be you expressing your own personal values - that's OK.  But don't make errors of extrapolation and assuming that other collectors function under the same rules.

Okay - I'm going to get off the fence here and stop hiding behind "what I know of other collectors."  This is me:

1.  I am not just a Patek fan.  I'm an owner.   

2.  I interact regularly with chief administrators of Patek USA.  That's why I tried to share what I knew about dial change policies in previous posts.

3.  I am absolutely concerned about anything that might depreciate the value of any timepiece that I purchase, including dial switches by the factory without the option of allowing me to keep the original dial.  

4.  I can absolutely afford every single one of the pieces I currently own.  Like these beauties:




And yeah, those are my slippers.


Without speaking for Dino (without his consent) - I do not think that's the point of what he was trying to express.
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Originally Posted by jbarwick View Post

The Picasso Sharpie comment gave me a good laugh this morning as that is spot on to his logic.  
Glad you got a good laugh out of it.
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

Will I be kicked out of TWAT if I confess that I am considering getting a G-Shock?

Nah, we still luv ya bro! It's good to have a beater watch for the really harshest activities.
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Yep. Not sure if I mentioned it before but this watch is like a river where the only constant is the banks andt the water keeps chanhging. In this case, the only thing original is the case and bracelet. This watch has been through a lot - 19,000ft mountain peaks, camping in the snow, ocean swimming, etc., -- and over the years, everything has been swapped out during various services. At the last service, probably six or seven years ago, maybe more, TAG-Heuer sent it back with a nice note saying that was the last time they could service the watch as they would no longer have a decent supply of replacement parts. It was one of their most popular models, but had been long discontinued. One thing that was nice is that they returned the watch a nw dial, hands and crystal but with the old parts included in a little bag - I was amazed by how solid was the dial.

(While it was a nice note, Omega has serviced 50YO watches for me, so this isn't that impressive).

Hi Dopey,

No, I didn't realize that so much had been replaced over the years. But still, I think its great you've kept it going, especially since its been through so much and you've shared lots of adventures with it. It's when a watch goes beyond the sum of its parts, and becomes so much more... it becomes so familiar its like an old friend or relative. I hope it lasts you at least another 25 years.!
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Originally Posted by akatsuki View Post

Nice watches.

I suppose I would have just bought the extra faceplate and had them switch them. I don't think I ever really thought they would do an outright 1 for 1 switch.

Some companies ONLY do a 1 for 1switch. I'm not sure how Patek deals with parts requests. You should contact them and find out what what their policies are.
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So, I was going to post a long response after reading the back and forth yesterday, but instead, I walked up to the bar and got a drink (okay a few). Once again, a form of TWAT is encouraging my alcohol dependency.

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Can someone please repost that short fim that explains watches?  The one with the journalist who is in search of the perfect watch.  Features Richard Mille, etc

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So, I was going to post a long response after reading the back and forth yesterday, but instead, I walked up to the bar and got a drink (okay a few). Once again, a form of TWAT is encouraging my alcohol dependency.

 

It looks like you're eating a mason jar of jellied moonshine with a knife. Which would be pretty hardcore, even for this group.

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Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. But I think that one was mostly tequila, ginger beer, and guava nectar.
 

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That reminds me, I need a drink.

 

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Can someone please repost that short fim that explains watches?  The one with the journalist who is in search of the perfect watch.  Features Richard Mille, etc

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Originally Posted by Belligero View Post

It's probably old hat to many, but I haven't seen it in this thread yet so some of you may enjoy watching (or re-watching) it:

In under thirty minutes, it manages to do a pretty thorough job of explaining the whole watch thing. Very candid observations from experienced collectors and dealers, too.
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also, i just bought (for work) a dominos pizza rolex. dont recall buying one of those before, lol.
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Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. But I think that one was mostly tequila, ginger beer, and guava nectar.

 

Hope the session proved therapeutic! 

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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

Will I be kicked out of TWAT if I confess that I am considering getting a G-Shock?

 

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ME TOO!!

 

its funny that NonServiam posted his just recently but I have been of the same mind for a few weeks now!

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First day of work Monday!

And in regards to the G Shocks... I have kind of wanted one lately as well. I just need to find one that I like now. Kind of want something completely "out there." Like one of the black analog ones.
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Sometimes you just need to "shock out". Very useful in the right situations:

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The GX-56! How large is this watch in terms of how it wears on your wrist?

 

Yes, I guess I've done a bit of research and I know model / reference numbers..... peepwall[1].gif

 

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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

Heck, no - go for it.

You can easily have different watches for different situations.

I've only got a vintage Heuer and a couple of Omegas, so I don't have a great collection, but I also have a G-Shock and a Nike watch, and they're great for mountain-biking, running and playing in the park with my kids.

Different watches for different roles. I don't wear the G-Shock with a suit, and I don't wear my vintage Heuer Carrera when I'm rolling down some fire trails as I don't want to scratch the heck out of it if I crash!

 

Thanks for the encouragement!  Yeah, I'm thinking of activities like running, stuff that potentially involves tons of sweat, possibly mud and sand.  For kicks I do the Tough Mudder races and I'm not sure I want to wear my other mechanicals doing that. The G-Shock looks like it's built for that.

 

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Originally Posted by Cylon View Post

 

ME TOO!!

 

its funny that NonServiam posted his just recently but I have been of the same mind for a few weeks now!

 

You know my problem?  Apparently Casio just opened a G-Shock store in SoHo in NYC, which is about two subway stops from me.

 

 

So much for any resolve I might have had to hold off on a purchase... On the plus side, these things are relatively cheap compared to some of the pieces we discuss in TWAT!

 

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Originally Posted by Belligero View Post


Nothing wrong at all with G-ShocksI They're honest watches and they do their job very well. You can't beat them for what they're designed for. I gave a skiing buddy one and he loves it; it gets a lot of surfing time too, since its tide graph function is useful. He often surfs early in the morning before going to the office, so it's convenient to be able to check the time while in the waves instead of going to shore and digging a mobile out of a bag like he did previously. It's a perfect application for a G.

I've had a few, but I find that I rarely wear them so I end up giving them to non-watch friends who can use them, as a sort of gateway drug into having something that tells the time on the wrist. Another one gets used daily as a work watch at the local brewery by a different friend; it's great for timing hop infusions, and many other activities that go on in the beer-making process.

 

Hah, Belli - you always come up with the most entertaining of pics!  But yes, although I am not a surfer and I don't ski much, I'm thinking that running an hours-long race in the mud would disqualify most of the watches in my stable. 

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