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Now that is a watch story!

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Great story NS.

It reminds me of the Type XX!
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Awesome Heuer NS.

There's a nice German issued one for sale atm: http://forums.timezone.com/index.php?t=tree&goto=6600638&rid=0#msg_6600638

Original listing w/ pics: http://forums.timezone.com/index.php?t=tree&goto=6597082&rid=0
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I know many WIS have something of a distaste for the AP ROO line... but hell if this ain't my favorite sports watch in the world.

44mm Forged Carbon:

I like the line, but in classic silver with silver screws and I prefer the smaller version.
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Not sure if this was posted or not...

HODINKEE Presents “Talking Watches” with John Mayer

http://vimeo.com/75349508 (I don't know how to embed, sorry!)

Cool to see him shortlist the BLNR as one of two watches he tours with. Not sure if I would considering it the best contemporary watch Rolex makes, however (his words, not mine).
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Wearing my every-day watch today that is a modern classic: Zenith El Premeiro. A little patina due to it being my go-to watch.

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i love lamp

While I understand your pop culture reference, I do not understand its context. Rolex is known for having sturdy but not beautiful or particularly well finished movements and that is why they generally do not have display backs. Whereas other brands that I prefer such as JLC and Zenith are in the same price range but tend to put more effort into the quality and finishing of their movements.

Here is the back of the relatively inexpensive Zenith that I am wearing today as an example. Have you seen the inside of a Rolex? It resembles a German instead of a Swiss piece of machinery. Not that there is anything wrong with that. I actually stay away from the brand because of those reasons and because everyone has one. To me it is the male version of carrying a LV purse--why would I want the exact same one that everyone else has?

However, to each their own. I am in no way a Rolex basher, I just think there are far better and more interesting watches out there for those who wish to wear something different.

And here is the back of my well-worn Zenith (new straps are on order).

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Ive decided....

 

JLC Master Compressor Navy Seals Diving watch....

 

 

just gotta find a dealer and will be ordering it soon!

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Ive decided....

JLC Master Compressor Navy Seals Diving watch....


just gotta find a dealer and will be ordering it soon!

Nice! I'm a big JLC fan. May I recommend Govberg jewelers? They have given me great prices on a couple of pieces around or even below grey market prices. So, below grey market prices from a real dealer with factory warranty. I have them ship directly to me and save the tax. No affiliation with them, just happy to pass on a great deal when I find one.

(404) 412-0700. Ask for Mark.
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This is very helpful, patek...thanks for posting. Maybe I'll hit them up whenever it's time to finally get a Reverso in my life.

Now stop hatin' on Rolex and we'll get along just fine. stirpot.gif


P.S. Nice Zenith.
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The articulated rubber strap available for that JLC Navy Seal looks interesting but I don't know if adding $1000 to the price for a rubber strap is interesting enough.

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Just picked her back up from repair in SF. Glad to see her back on my wrist.
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Looks good justinkapur....that's a great dial.

Surprised we don't see a little more Longines here on the TWAT thread.
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Looks good justinkapur....that's a great dial.

Surprised we don't see a little more Longines here on the TWAT thread.

 

 

+1 to all of that.

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Looks good justinkapur....that's a great dial.

Surprised we don't see a little more Longines here on the TWAT thread

 

I agree; as much as I love seeing Frilly's Pateks and other exotica, it's nice to see more accessible pieces in the real world now and then.  I have to say, I don't find Longines the most aspirational brand, even in its price range.  I don't know why, it's just not really caught my imagination. But that is a very classy and attractive looking chrono, and I like it very much indeed.  Thanks JK for sharing (and people, you should see the rest of what this guy wears....)

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