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+1 kinda like the yellow gold version a little better...as long as we're dreaming.

And Frilly I have no idea what G-Shock she's wearing, but I don't think anyone has ever smirked a better smirk than that young lady is smirking in the pic that you posted satisfied.gif

 

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Need an update, stat!

 

I haven't succeeded in obtaining pictures of lovely subdials from my friend, or at least ones that won't potentially get me banned from SF.  However, here is a somewhat TWAT-related shot of my friend wearing a Panerai during a photoshoot.

 

 

Not quite subdials, but here's a "caseback" shot.  No, not quite a display back.  Down, boys.

Warning: A picture of a lovely young lady from the back. SFW, I think. But depends where you W. (Click to show)

 

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Thought I would share one of mine here. Always gets a few stares and compliments.

 

 

 

JLC for the win, Fiddler!  Beautiful!

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Originally Posted by Omega Male View Post


Here's another compliment, that's a very nice watch! Particularly like it on the brown strap.

 

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I can't blame anyone for complimenting such a lovely watch! Wear it in good health, more pictures are always appreciated!

 

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Super nice JLC Fiddler!

 

 
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JLC for the win, Fiddler!  Beautiful!

 

 

Thanks gents....I think the JLC Master Calendar goes equally well with casual as well as formal dress....very versatile. I very rarely wear my IWC FliegerChrono now....maybe I should break it out for a pic one of these days.

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I too am enjoying this watch on a brown strap, and I am jealous of its versatility. I need to figure out how to make the MUT Moon more versatile!!!
 

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I am just going to go out there and say it. That is about THE MOST lovely tourbillon watch I have ever seen. And a 14 day power reserve for a watch with a tourby? Holy balls. The watch has personality as well, which I admire.

I would do bad things for one of those. That price is pretty ridonculous as well.

I really enjoy the asymmetry of the dial.



I like this version, very tasty.

The platinum version is nice, but I agree and think I prefer the gold.  I like the warmth the gold adds to this fine time piece. I find the platinum version a bit too sterile, but if someone gifted it to me...I wouldn't kick it to the curb!

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Originally Posted by Fiddler View Post

Thought I would share one of mine here. Always gets a few stares and compliments.

 

 

Very nice!

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I like the Piaget. Just the best skeleton in my opinion.

Spot on again Nuke!  fistbump.gif  Their skeleton is just amazing!

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That Cartier is trippy.  I'd look down on a hot day and wonder if I'm melting.

I really like that Cartier.  If it were available as a men's watch without diamonds I would be very tempted to get one.  The one in the photos is actually a ladies watch.  However, they did make a men's watch called "The Crash."  It looks like its melting.  The legend behind it's inspiration was back in the late 1960s a Cartier London executive had a Bangnoire (an elongated oval shaped Cartier watch) when he was in a fatal auto accident.  The car caught on fire and its melted remains inspired The Crash watch, which resembles the watches melting in the Dali painting. Today they are small by men's current watch standards, but very collectible because they were only ever made in very small batches often for special occasions (opening a new boutique in a famous city).   

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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

 

 

I haven't succeeded in obtaining pictures of lovely subdials from my friend, or at least ones that won't potentially get me banned from SF.  However, here is a somewhat TWAT-related shot of my friend wearing a Panerai during a photoshoot.

 

 

Not quite subdials, but here's a "caseback" shot.  No, not quite a display back.  Down, boys.

Warning: A picture of a lovely young lady from the back. SFW, I think. But depends where you W. (Click to show)

 

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JLC for the win, Fiddler!  Beautiful!

Nice time "Pieces."  

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time piece or dime piece?
 

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Have found myself mooning over the latest APRO chronos recently. Other than the treatment of the date function, can't come up with much to dislike. Maybe the crown's also a little big? The dial is just stupendous up close, though. I could stare at the various textures for hours. I would stare at the various textures for hours!

 

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What a lovely model (and the JLC is nice too).



Also tragically cool story on the Cartier "Crash".
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I cam to this thread looking for a watch that fit my budget, 5k.

 

After spending months lurking and seeing all the watches, I found myself liking watched 4x and 5x the budgeted amount.  not good.

 

Took some time away from this thread so i could get back to reality.  The closes I got to my budget was an IWC Portuguese.  Love it.

 

But finally, I think I found the perfect watch...Nomos Tangomat GMT Plus.

 

I think its a great watch with great versatility.

 

It may have even been recommended to me on this board but over time the watch has really grown on me.

 

Now the problem is, where can i try this on!!!

 

good decision?

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Sorry, but I think you'll just have to find another 'reason' to dislike it - I think the crown looks great!

Seriously, my friend recently bought a white AP chrono and it's a remarkable watch. Very comfortable too!


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Have found myself mooning over the latest APRO chronos recently. Other than the treatment of the date function, can't come up with much to dislike. Maybe the crown's also a little big? The dial is just stupendous up close, though. I could stare at the various textures for hours. I would stare at the various textures for hours!


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Originally Posted by Omega Male View Post

Have found myself mooning over the latest APRO chronos recently. Other than the treatment of the date function, can't come up with much to dislike. Maybe the crown's also a little big? The dial is just stupendous up close, though. I could stare at the various textures for hours. I would stare at the various textures for hours!

 

The new RO Chronograph is a beautiful watch.  Its one of the few pieces I've seen that made a successful transition from being enlarged and using the same movement of the prior 39mm model.  While it is larger than the prior model, everything is proportionally appropriate and looks correct.  It doesn't suffer from looking distorted and bloated, which I find to be a big problem on Rolex's DJ II and DD II.  I don't mind the date position at all between the 4 and 5.  I greatly prefer it to chopping out part of the 6 marker/continuous seconds subdial, which is frequently done on Cartiers, BPs, and Breguets etc. using the same base movement.   I also like that the date wheel is matched to the dial color so it is less distracting.  

 

This watch was a strong contender for me, but I ultimately chose the ultra thin RO Jumbo.  I already have a watch with an F.Piguet 1185 movement, and the Jumbo is iconic as is its ultra thin movement cal 2121.  If I were lucky enough to add another RO to my collection someday, the RO chronograph would probably be my top choice for another AP.  

 

As for the size of the crown in person it looks appropriate.  I think it would be quite difficult to grip and use (because of its shape and smooth sides), if it did not stick out beyond its protective shoulders.  The only think that I find a tad difficult to do with this watch is to unscrew the screw down pushers.  They are hexagonal in shape to match the crown and hex bolts of the bezel, but they are a bit tough to grip.  They don't have the little teeth going around them that you would find on say a Rolex Daytona.  However, that was the only fault I find with this watch, and its something I'd be willing to suffer through.

 

The finish on them is simply exceptional.  The way the light brings out the various finishes and textures under different lighting situations is amazing. You can see that its a very labor intensive case and bracelet to make.  While I wish they were more affordable (I'd get a few), its a watch where you can quickly see why they are so expensive, but that they are worth what they cost.

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I too am enjoying this watch on a brown strap, and I am jealous of its versatility. I need to figure out how to make the MUT Moon more versatile!!!

If you figure something out Cylon, let me know. I have struggled with that for a while. I am thinking navy croc with royal blue stitching. That may help to casualize it.
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Originally Posted by Khal80 View Post

But finally, I think I found the perfect watch...Nomos Tangomat GMT Plus.

 

 

Hodinkee reviewed this watch and they seem to like it.  I am glad they did as I didn't understand how it kept time from the Nomos website.  As for where to try one on, where are you located?

 

http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/hands-on-with-two-nomos-tangomat-gmts-live-pics

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I saw a Stowa Marine with a white dial and arabic numerals in the wild yesterday. Looked awesome from afar and up close. Great wrist presence and the brushed metal really caught my eye. Chatted the guy up and he said he had a flieger at home too. Guess he's a happy customer

 

I was really surprised at how awesome it looked, and how it caught my eye so well.

 

I mention this because it happened just yesterday, but also for Khal80--don't think you're getting less watch for the money if you go with a smaller brand. In fact the opposite is probably true! if its caught your fancy just bite the bullet if you're brave. Where are you located?

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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post


If you figure something out Cylon, let me know. I have struggled with that for a while. I am thinking navy croc with royal blue stitching. That may help to casualize it.

Definitely try navy croc with royal blue stitching.  I think that would look fantastic with it.  My dad has a JLC 8 Day Master in platinum on a blue croc strap and it looks really handsome (although his stitching is also navy).  I think with a navy blue croc strap with royal blue contrasting stitching would be amazing!

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Originally Posted by Cylon View Post

I saw a Stowa Marine with a white dial and arabic numerals in the wild yesterday. Looked awesome from afar and up close. Great wrist presence and the brushed metal really caught my eye. Chatted the guy up and he said he had a flieger at home too. Guess he's a happy customer

 

I was really surprised at how awesome it looked, and how it caught my eye so well.

 

I mention this because it happened just yesterday, but also for Khal80--don't think you're getting less watch for the money if you go with a smaller brand. In fact the opposite is probably true! if its caught your fancy just bite the bullet if you're brave. Where are you located?


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