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More great stuff, mimo.

Especially enjoyed your breakdown of the Type XX chronographs.....agree with you that the non-day-counter version on strap would be icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif.

Regarding your thoughts on the current sports model Rolex bracelets, did you happen to try on the 42mm Explorer II?

I've been having a watch crush on the black dialed version.
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fantastic stuff, mimo.

the leather strap on that tudor is superb.

i like your omega more than the others you were looking at. smile.gif
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Had to wear a monkey suit today.

 

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And what a suit!  Watch isn't bad either :)

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damn, frills. that is how its done.
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Aces, frilly!

That's a beautiful knit tie, but I'm morally obligated to dock you a quarter point for the large knot teacha.gif

Great look, great timepiece.
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Superb fit overall frills.

Meanwhile I'm still wearing my "Starfleet B-Uhr"

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Frills - deets on fit please.
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And what a suit!  Watch isn't bad either :)

 

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damn, frills. that is how its done.

 

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Superb fit overall frills.
 
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Aces, frilly!

That's a beautiful knit tie, but I'm morally obligated to dock you a quarter point for the large knot teacha.gif

Great look, great timepiece.

 

Thanks, gents!  

 

Ah, Keith T.  You are my TWAT brother and I appreciate that you pointed that out.  I need to figure out how to tie a smaller, tighter knot.  I've tried the four-in-hand but find it far too asymmetric for my tastes... plus I probably do a bad job of it.  I use the half-Windsor but obviously it could/should be tighter.  Need to practice more and figure this out!

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Frilly, the answer lies in the Pratt/Shelby: perfectly triangular but sits flatter and a touch smaller.  It is my personal favourite.  But for a knit, the SF consensus is a double four-in-hand, that gives a kind of conical thing.  It might work for this tie.

 

A couple more pics of that ordinary-looking Omega, stolen from an ad on Chrono24.  I think it's the blued hand on the small seconds only, no date, and just something about the overall shape and size.  Even though i wish it was all stick markers...except...I don't, because it works.  Funny how we all react differently....

What I didn't know I wanted, until I did (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Frills - deets on fit please.

 

stitchy - suit is bespoke so fit better be pretty perfect, right?  Tailor is Taji on 675 Madison Av - his stuff certainly works for me.  Here's a full body shot from today:

 

 

Left sleeve is hitched up a bit, I think, but otherwise the rumpled look is because the fabric is Zegna Trofeo's linen/wool/silk blend (mostly linen).  Plus I've obviously worn it several times ahaha. Silk knit tie is from Hermes.  It's the first time I gave the venerable house a try and this specific tie caught my fancy.  Really nice play on red (obviously my preferred color - love burgundy/red shades) and blue, and the texture is deep and rich.  

 

Shoes are Corthay's Bucy - captoe in "lie de vin" (a swirling blend of burgundy and black).  

 

(Keith T, there's that big knot again, ugh...)

 

Picture angle kind of makes my body look a bit weird, I think, at least based on how I usually see myself in the mirror.  This is the same suit I wore when I swore allegiance to the US of A, pictured here:

 

 

I think this shot better captures how the suit drapes.  Better lighting too so it shows that the suit is actually a lighter "summer-ier" shade of blue.  I have pretty bulky arms and thighs, but somehow the suit leans me out - so, I quite like it, ahaha.

 

In this pic I am wearing G&G's single monkstrap Colcutt in vintage cherry.  stitchy, I think you may be familiar with the work of this shoemaker from Northampton.  Have I mentioned I like red?

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looks very nice frills. thanks for the 411.
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Frilly, the answer lies in the Pratt/Shelby: perfectly triangular but sits flatter and a touch smaller.  It is my personal favourite.  But for a knit, the SF consensus is a double four-in-hand, that gives a kind of conical thing.  It might work for this tie.

 

Aha!  I will try this out, thanks mimo!  

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Silk knit tie is from Hermes. It's the first time I gave the venerable house a try and this specific tie caught my fancy. Really nice play on red (obviously my preferred color - love burgundy/red shades) and blue, and the texture is deep and rich.

Truly is beautiful.



Mimo: like the larger crown on that Omega too. Obviously the caseback is interesting/collectible (as these things go). What is the size? 40-ish?
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Awesome story. Very cool how you admit and own up to what you love and what you don't. The Omega story is my favorite so far
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 A fact to which I am entirely indifferent.  Alas, I didn't have the money and still don't, but it just goes to show: forget the labels, the special editions, even the specifications on paper.  It either works for you or it doesn't, and when they're on the wrist, the most surprising things can press your buttons.  This certainly pressed mine, and weeks later, even with the dozens of things I've tried over the last few days, it remains up there at the top of the list of things I'd like to have.

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