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Bill, here in the TWAT it doesn't matter how many posts you have. We are always happy to talk about watches with fellow enthusiasts.
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There are a few different options, but not for the first time, I was most taken with the black face

I see what you did there mimo biggrin.gif
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There is a NIB JLC moonphase for sale in rose gold for $14,000 if anyone is interested. I do not know the person selling, it just came up on Watch Recon. I am tempted to pick up one of his Reversos as I have been wanting a day/night for a while.

http://forums.watchnet.com/index.php?t=tree&goto=639928&rid=0

I know I have already posted it here, but I received two new gator straps for my beloved El Premeiro, one in dark brown and one in honey. I'm particularly enamored with the honey one.



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Really dig that honey strap, patek. Is it from Sirtoli by any chance?

Looks more matte than glossy....very sharp on your Zenith...I can see why you're enamored.
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Honey = awesome
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Honey = awesome

 



= WANT! Is that a Zenith strap, or aftermarket?
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It is matte. Both straps are NOS Zenith. I purchased them from Jurgens Germany. Lots of great straps in a lot of sizes.:

https://www.jurgensgermany.com/vmart/
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I rarely wear black shoes. But when I do, I do so with pride. Gaziano and Girling's wholecut in black, pictured here, is called the "Sinatra" - as I believe many SF regulars know.  It is the same model on Nick/Bespoke UK's banner ad that greets you when you open SF, after all. 

 

 

Can't very well pull off the Chairman's rat pack look without a fedora, can I?

 

3970P with black strap kind of fits in well with the theme.

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Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Regarding Omega - here in the states it was no big secret that you could easily get 30% off any Omega up until a few years ago, when Omega decided it wanted to try a different pricing strategy. They started coming out with more expensive (and more impressive) models, but also began to crack down on ADs in terms of discount. They no longer wanted to be just known for being a "great buy".

We have an Omega boutique that opened in our area within the last few years, and though I can't say it's done particularly well (have no clue), the rest of the ADs in my area with whom I'm pretty close have told me they were told by Omega they can no longer offer any discount on their Omega stock. I guess from a marketing standpoint, Omega doesn't want customers to be able to walk a few stores down from the boutiques and be able to purchase the same watch for less, directly competing with the boutiques. Thank goodness for out of state ADs.

regarding the new Chrono Diver - I like it, but not for 6k. I like it for just over 4k. It's a great watch, but I prefer the sword hands and speedy bracelet on my older version. Though I like the size, ceramic bezel, and coaxial goodiness of the newer ones.
Sinnedk - nice America cup. I'm not too keen on the very uh.. OMEGA rubber strap though..

i like the america cup omega but i wouldnt buy it, i prefer the equivalent watch with out all the america's cup stuff and then switch out to a plain black strap
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As a guy with ~20 posts on this forum I didn't anticipate any comment of mine to get much notice or I might have put more thought into my phrasing. My sentiment is that if a guy is running around with $50K strapped to his wrist then I certainly don't blame him for not announcing that to the world by posting a full picture of himself on the net. I do, of course, understand that are many other possible reasons for someone to not want their likeness being broadcast over public forums (believe me).

no worries Bill... it was my mistake. As Stitchy said there is no "post count elitism" here... just enjoy the TWAT! happy.gif
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Re. MUT Moon vs PML vs Portuguese, I think I might have to throw a small spanner in the works here:  The MUT Moon is doubtless the prettiest, and the most suitable for a pure dress watch.  But as I've tried them all on recently (!), I think the fact that the OP found the Master GUT "too thin" is a warning light: the Portuguese and the GO are both big and chunky in a way the MUT just isn't.  Reading between the lines of the original post, I'd say the MUT might feel a bit lightweight and dress-only (as Nuke said) for this buyer's taste.  As he also hinted that the quirky design of the GO wasn't quite his thing, I'd have to direct him back towards the lumpy classic pilot face of the IWC chrono: definitely workable as dress or casual, and a satisfying lump of tin.  (I'd take the GO, probably, but I like them all).


Re. the Omega, JBarwick's suggestion of Longines is interesting.  By coincidence, I tried one on yesterday - the Column Wheel Heritage Chronograph special edition.  They're around for about $2k.  I like the style and proportions of it a lot.  There are a few different options, but not for the first time, I was most taken with the black face:





Then again, it's a Longines, not an Omega, and Omega > Longines.  But there's a display back where you can point out the column wheel to other geeks.  So that's something smile.gif


P.S. Nuke, I liked your comment about "bonding".  I am certainly feeling bonded with my Monster.  Really, stupidly delighted with it.  Who knew joy was so cheap?

I really like this Longines as well. I considered it, but went with the Speedmaster just because I had a bit more in the budget. Some of the stying reminds me of the JLC Master Control (the hands and markers)
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Keith, you know you're not wrong.

 

Frilly, that's about as good as it gets!

 

 

Now, at the risk of stinking up the thread with more Monster talk, this: you people, like any group of junkies, love nothing more than watching some other sucker slide into the cycle of craving and short-term reward that never ends, and spirals down and down to...well, a 3970P, and beyond...

 

I saw a review somewhere where the Orange Monster was described as a "gateway drug".  Perhaps - I'm certainly buzzing off this simple little high.  But where I feel I might have crossed the addict's Rubicon, is with a purchase of just a couple of dollars.  Normal people don't do this.

Do they? (Click to show)

 

 

And then having gone there, it had to be for a reason, which it was.  I'm in two minds about this and kind of thinking I preferred it the way it was, but I suppose chopping and changing and never quite being satisfied is what the junk is all about.  *Sigh*

I think I just became one of...those. (Click to show)

 

 

 


Edited by mimo - 10/9/13 at 12:02pm
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And then having gone there, it had to be for a reason, which it was.  I'm in two minds about this and kind of thinking I preferred it the way it was, but I suppose chopping and changing and never quite being satisfied is what the junk is all about.  *Sigh*

 

Hah! Nice mimo!!!! :fistbump:

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Careful mimo, next you'll be buying aftermarket parts and sending your Monster for mods.
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Damn - I missed the Monster buy - congrats Mimo!

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