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suaviter - very nice DJ - enjoy!
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I know I'm going to get stoned for this, but I find it kind of boring to see page after page of Rolex, Speedys, and Pannys.  I know that's what the majority of you buy, and you all have your own reasons for it, but where's the uniqueness?  I guess it's an extension of the SF groupthink.  Kind of like AE shoes.

 

Don't get me wrong.  I can appreciate that they are nice watches, but after seeing the 379th Blue Submariner, it starts to loose the specialness.  

post #23838 of 48312
You missed the Patek collection posted recently.
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Stay a while and you will see things are different.  Rolex has just been talked about the past couple of days.  Last week was a lot of PP talk and a few weeks back was Moon Phase galore.  Hell I think you even missed going back a page or 2 for the G-Shock discussion.  

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I know I'm going to get stoned for this, but I find it kind of boring to see page after page of Rolex, Speedys, and Pannys.  I know that's what the majority of you buy, and you all have your own reasons for it, but where's the uniqueness?  I guess it's an extension of the SF groupthink.  Kind of like AE shoes.

Don't get me wrong.  I can appreciate that they are nice watches, but after seeing the 379th Blue Submariner, it starts to loose the specialness.  
Here is a list of the watches I own:
2 Speedmaster pre-moon 321s
A Speedmaster 125 (look it up - it is quite cool)
Several Omega Constellations from the 50s
A gold rectangular cased Omega that my great uncle bought with him as a gift for my grandfather when he came to the US after WWII
A Heuer Autavia
A TAG-Heuer Professional 1000 that my dad bought me for my 21st birthday
A rose gold Minerva cal.49 with silver dial and polished numerals
2 Minerva cal 48 Pythagore pilot watches
A Revue Thommen Airspeed pilot watch
Old IWC and G-Ps that needs restoration

I have posted pics or articles or links about all of these, except the one my great uncle bought. Nothing really to say about that one - it is a classic gold rectangular cased watch.

Ooops - left out a 1970s era Breitling Transocean with an integrated bracelet.
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I know I'm going to get stoned for this, but I find it kind of boring to see page after page of Rolex, Speedys, and Pannys.  I know that's what the majority of you buy, and you all have your own reasons for it, but where's the uniqueness?  I guess it's an extension of the SF groupthink.  Kind of like AE shoes.

 

Don't get me wrong.  I can appreciate that they are nice watches, but after seeing the 379th Blue Submariner, it starts to loose the specialness.  

 

And your contributions to this thread have been..... ????
post #23842 of 48312
Hey Dopey, I forgot to mention--I am digging that Cal 321 Speedmaster. Lovely specimen. That movement is absolutely spectacular.

Is this better?






And I have to say, I think that you may be making some very strong assumptions comparing various Rolex models and the Speedmaster with AE shoes. I think everyone who talks about watches in this thread puts a lot of consideration into every model that they pick up.

If you are bored, perhaps you shouldn't read the thread?
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I like AE shoes. Sue me.

 

Not to interrupt the beating, but 116520 Daytona -- black or white dial?

post #23844 of 48312
I prefer black. But I do really like the white as well. Honestly, I do not know which I would pick if I could only choose one or the other.
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I know I'm going to get stoned for this, but I find it kind of boring to see page after page of Rolex, Speedys, and Pannys.  I know that's what the majority of you buy, and you all have your own reasons for it, but where's the uniqueness?  I guess it's an extension of the SF groupthink. Kind of like AE shoes.
Don't get me wrong.  I can appreciate that they are nice watches, but after seeing the 379th Blue Submariner, it starts to loose the specialness.  

1. popular watches are popular for a reason.

2. most people can "only" afford to have a few luxury watches, so its almost inevitable that many people, especially like minded people who are looking for certain design features and certain purchase to value ratios, would end up with similar, if not identical watches, within the aforementioned subset of popular watches.

3. as has been stated, if you keep up with the thread long term, you will see indeed a very nice variety of watches featured here. sure there is group think here as i just said, but there is also a lot of individuality expressed here. some of the individuality expressed might be nuances in similar models, and some might be in different models and brands altogether, for example, roger p's recent zenith and his moser. either way, its not monochrome up in this TWAT.

4. no one will stone you.

5. please do not ever again compare rolexes, omegas and panerais to AEs. that might get you stoned.

6. there are far more black faced subs than blue, in these pages.

7. beautiful watches are always special. the 1st time, and the 5 millionth.
post #23846 of 48312
I have watched this thread from far but stitchy nailed it. Especially no matter it's the first or 5 millionth time. There's something special about a beautiful watch. Every piece has special value and a special story behind it.
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7. beautiful watches are always special. the 1st time, and the 5 millionth.

 

Like-a de womynz!

 

Who ever swore off all hot blondes just because one of his buddies once had one?

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I like AE shoes. Sue me.

Not to interrupt the beating, but 116520 Daytona -- black or white dial?

White.
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I like AE shoes. Sue me.

Not to interrupt the beating, but 116520 Daytona -- black or white dial?

I have the black dial (and it's gorgeous) but I oftentimes wish I had the white. I've actually played with the idea of trading...

BTW, wearing my JLC master geographic for the first time today (if I wasn't a tech luddite I'd post a pic). It's a wonderful watch and I can actually see (as oppose to calculate) what time it is in two timezones! Although I'm not enthusiastic that the central (US) time zone is marked as "Mexico" and the pacific time zone is "Los Angeles" (I spend most of my time on the West Coast in San Francisco). Those nits speak more to my OCD than the watch.


Unrelated to watches, AE shoes are meh at best.
post #23850 of 48312
My problem with the Daytona is that all the dials that I really LOVE are reserved for the precious metal watches.
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