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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

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.

 

Stitchy, (if I may), a few months of lurking in the WAYWRN thread very much admiring posts of yours and others had my enthusiasm for jackets, pants, shoes and accessories to a point that this afternoon saw me at 3 Harry Rosens and a Brooks Brothers in search of Olive Gabardines and buying Samuelsohn this and Allen Edmonds that along the way until a week's pay had disappeared in a few frenzied and admittedly wonderful hours. It will take me some time to recover from the damage I've done to my checking account this day but at least I'll look fantastic during the process. I confess that that being said the idea of ever becoming 'afflicted' with an enthusiasm for accoutrements so dear as these watches scares the hell out of me. Once the flames die down on my debit card I look forward to purchasing a nice, sensible Hamilton and maybe just maybe spectating this thread from a very safe distance.

 

Attempts at humour aside, I do appreciate the friendly welcome. Thank You Sir.

 

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no worries Bill... it was my mistake. As Stitchy said there is no "post count elitism" here... just enjoy the TWAT! happy.gif

 

Kid, the girlfriend heard me 'LOL' at your comment regarding enjoyment of, well, you know. Of course I reread this to her, one thing led to another, and at the risk of 'TMI' let's just say that I owe you a beer!

 

So, again, Thank You Sir. :)

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Originally Posted by Bill Dlwgosh View Post

Once the flames die down on my debit card I look forward to purchasing a nice, sensible Hamilton and maybe just maybe spectating this thread from a very safe distance.

Kid, the girlfriend heard me 'LOL' at your comment regarding enjoyment of, well, you know. Of course I reread this to her, one thing led to another, and at the risk of 'TMI' let's just say that I owe you a beer!

So, again, Thank You Sir. smile.gif

ahhh yes my work here is done. That is awesome and you are very welcome! cheers.gif

on more "sensible" matters Bill... I've had a few Hamiltons. You definitely can get a handsome watch at a reasonable price that will serve you well. Happy hunting (& shopping!)
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Taking a supermodel out today...

still my favourite VC from the fleet...

58 years and still the thinnest movement ever made.




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^ amazing B... love that strap.
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+1...also enjoyed the old print ads.

Does anybody carry matchsticks around these days?
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Originally Posted by Bill Dlwgosh View Post

Stitchy, (if I may), a few months of lurking in the WAYWRN thread very much admiring posts of yours and others had my enthusiasm for jackets, pants, shoes and accessories to a point that this afternoon saw me at 3 Harry Rosens and a Brooks Brothers in search of Olive Gabardines and buying Samuelsohn this and Allen Edmonds that along the way until a week's pay had disappeared in a few frenzied and admittedly wonderful hours. It will take me some time to recover from the damage I've done to my checking account this day but at least I'll look fantastic during the process. I confess that that being said the idea of ever becoming 'afflicted' with an enthusiasm for accoutrements so dear as these watches scares the hell out of me. Once the flames die down on my debit card I look forward to purchasing a nice, sensible Hamilton and maybe just maybe spectating this thread from a very safe distance.
Attempts at humour aside, I do appreciate the friendly welcome. Thank You Sir.
Kid, the girlfriend heard me 'LOL' at your comment regarding enjoyment of, well, you know. Of course I reread this to her, one thing led to another, and at the risk of 'TMI' let's just say that I owe you a beer!
So, again, Thank You Sir. smile.gif

of course you may call me stitchy!

glad to have helped you make some purchases, that always gladdens my heart. i look forward to your upcoming watch purchase(es).
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and congrats on all the sex! peepwall[1].gif sorry if that was over the line.
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EXCELLENT write up, frills [[B]newk?[/B]]. excellent. and that first pic is one of the best MUT pics all time. really makes me want one.

Thanks bro, if it was not for your pocket square photography, the picture never would have happened!
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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 just wanted to piggy back on this comment quick--isn't it funny how much joy you can get from the "poor man's watches"? I love what you did with the NATO, it looks very nice. On my monster though, I have always had problems with Natos due to the smaller lug width. Personally, I have found it works well though with a notched NATO.

I am glad you have enjoyed wearing it so much. It really is an incredibly fun watch, and a heck of a chunk of steel. I have always wanted to try it on a strap as well.
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Newcomer, great write up, loved it.

Thanks bud, glad you enjoyed it.
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I think the watch more than "kind of" fits in with the theme! It looks very tasty. Black is underrated, for sure, especially when it is a quality black shoe. Black wholecuts especially are teh secks.
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Just a spectacularly elegant watch. It has aged beautifully. It is one of those watches that has happened to transcend time.
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Thanks bro, if it was not for your pocket square photography, the picture never would have happened!

damint, sorry about the typo, yes of course i meant your write up.

im am honored to have been an inspiration.
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damint, sorry about the typo, yes of course i meant your write up.

im am honored to have been an inspiration.

Haha, no problem at all. I was just messing around.

On a more watch related note, I stopped into the local watch store here, and found out they stocked Frederique Constante. They had the new slimline moonphase in stock, among others. I have to say, although the movement leaves a little to be desired, they really are an absolutely phenomenal deal. For people looking in the ~$3,000 range for a dress watch, I think that is an absolutely amazing option.
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i think i would agree. sadly, i have never handled or seen one in person.
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Originally Posted by Wes Bourne View Post

Careful mimo, next you'll be buying aftermarket parts and sending your Monster for mods.

 

Don't be ridiculous.  That could never happen.

 

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Damn - I missed the Monster buy - congrats Mimo!

 

Thanks Roger...there is more on the way, actually.

 

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Originally Posted by Bill Dlwgosh View Post
 

 

 the idea of ever becoming 'afflicted' with an enthusiasm for accoutrements so dear as these watches scares the hell out of me. Once the flames die down on my debit card I look forward to purchasing a nice, sensible Hamilton and maybe just maybe spectating this thread from a very safe distance.

 

 

Pretty much a quote of what I said a year or so ago when I first posted.  I've not actually bought an expensive watch yet, but I think it's safe to say that if and when I have the cash, I'm in very grave danger.

 

No man goes back

From the black hole of TWAT

 

Hear me now.

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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

I just wanted to piggy back on this comment quick--isn't it funny how much joy you can get from the "poor man's watches"? I love what you did with the NATO, it looks very nice. On my monster though, I have always had problems with Natos due to the smaller lug width. Personally, I have found it works well though with a notched NATO.

I am glad you have enjoyed wearing it so much. It really is an incredibly fun watch, and a heck of a chunk of steel. I have always wanted to try it on a strap as well.
 

 

 

I've never owned anything but a PMW, so I guess I can't compare.  When I first had my old Omega (true PMW by virtue of age and scruiffiness rather than brand I suppose) fixed up and posted (fatally!) here, it gave me great satisfaction too.  Just that simple thing of making it work and finding a strap I liked - which, as of yesterday, now has a deployant clasp in the hope that I will stop dropping it on the floor and breaking the glass every few months.  I still enjoy the way the whole thing looks.  But what I suspect, as with any junk habit, is that the hit gets harder to maintain: I have seen all manner of wonders over the last few months and understood to some degree how they are what they are. It's hard to go back from that, just as I don't think I can ever buy a pair of glued-together shoes, even if I like the look of them.  Once you know what's "better", you can't ever go back.

 

I get what you mean about the NATO, although that's not so much my issue: this is a five ring zulu, and there's just too much junk hanging off it.  It feels a bit cumbersome and untidy, and also the double thickness of the strap under the case makes the whole thing feel a bit top-heavy.  Naturally, as an idiot, I looked at straps and figured more is more is more so get the zulu and as much jangly tat as possible.  Which, as usual, is probably wrong.  Still. part of my dissatisfaction was probably just how different it looked: I've never had anything like that on my wrist, it looks and feels odd, and maybe today it won't.  We'll see.  Maybe I'll put the bracelet back on until the other new sports watch arrives, then Monster can go nylon again to maintain its differentiated role.  After all, silly strap or not, a bright orange watch that's worn with shorts on the beach, doesn't have to be subtle or sensible.

 

In the mean time, a very reasonably-priced dress watch is also on order.  Which is a ridiculous situation as, having had a business crash this year, I currently have no house and am renting a car.  Still, when did logic have anything to do with this?  Just give me another hit...

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Wore my old vintage JLC Master Mariner from circa 1958. This thing keep excellent time. Solid gold case, 883 movement, newer gator strap (not JLC). I had a hard time finding a solid gold JLC buckle that was the right size so I had to settle on a Blancpain one. Just realized that I forgot to set the date.


Edited by Patek - 10/10/13 at 8:18am
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Wearing these on a somewhat rainy day.

bu4eramy.jpg

Bill - welcome to TWAT. I myself came out of lurker status earlier this year, and benefited enormously from the many, many awesome perspectives (and pictures) that knowledgeable, thoughtful and opinionated members share.
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Damn son! There is a grail watch for us, the sweaty masses, to lust after.
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