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patek - lovely JLC

frills - lovely patek


oh i amuse myself so, lol.
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See, I have to say, I kind of disagree with the 'fix' becoming more and more difficult to maintain. I think that there are definitely some exceptions to this general rule, but I think that as long as a watch is horologically interesting, there is no reason to think that price has any effect on enjoyment. To use your shoe example, I love my EGs, G&Gs, etc., but that does not mean that I do not get immense enjoyment out of my navy suede Aldens that I am wearing today. And yes, neither of those are inexpensive purchases, but I get just as much enjoyment out of a $400 pair of shoes as I do a $1,400 pair. Sure, I probably would not get much enjoyment out of a pair of glued Florsheims, but there are plenty of shoes at plenty of price points that are worth owning. In the same vein, a well made automatic watch is a well made automatic watch, not matter how you look at it. Sure, I do not know how much I would enjoy a Michael Kors or a Gucci watch at this point, there are plenty of watches at plenty of price points that I would love to own and wear. I get just as much enjoyment putting on my MUT Moon as I do my Speedmaster, and as much time putting on my Speedmaster as I do my Orange Monster. Part of the fun with wearing less expensive watches is that you can wear them "easier" doing dumb things. If I get a ding on my MUT Moon, I am going to be quite disappointed. However, if I drop my Mako, I just go on about my day. I take it in the hot tub, go swimming with it, go biking with it, whatever. It is a completely stress free experience.

And yeah, I am not a big fan of the five rings, but I do love the 3-ring zulu. I find them substantially more comfortable than NATOs. There are plenty of fun ways to mess with a Monster. I have wanted the Yobokies anvil bracelet for a while, it looks delicious with the monster.

And a reasonably-priced dress watch eh? I want the Orient Bambino in black. I think that looks very nice.
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Patek - Great looking JLC.  It has aged beautifully.

 

Frills - It may be the lighting but is there a hump in the toe of those shoes?  Almost looks like some sort of closed toe thongs! :lol:

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Frills - It may be the lighting but is there a hump in the toe of those shoes? [/IMG]

It is the patination of the Corthay Satan. Monsieur Corthay certainly knows how to color a pair of shoes...

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Nice watch, Gambit - deserves a better picture!  Platinum Lange 1?  Sweet.

Mimo, yes, plat grand lange 1 and a better picture should be posted. I thought there was another but this was all I found. Not that I am one for tons of pics and this was certainly not the best of phone cameras but a perfectly clear image is still easily acquired unless it is a completely half assed job(which it was,obviously).

And who said you could go around stealing my color orange to your heart's content?
I guess more than one person can have orange in their palette as an accent so we can share and I will call off the Crayola police from tracking you down.
Maybe.

Did not like the blue strap mod so much, though, to be honest.

Waiting to see what you throw on next.
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Patek - Great looking JLC.  It has aged beautifully.

 

Frills - It may be the lighting but is there a hump in the toe of those shoes?  Almost looks like some sort of closed toe thongs! :lol:

 

 

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It is the patination of the Corthay Satan. Monsieur Corthay certainly knows how to color a pair of shoes...
 

 

There is no doubt that Corthay's patination is awesome.  However, for this model those actually are sculpted toes.  Combine that with the patination and bam - what a nice "look."

 

It is actually an interesting Rorschach test, isn't it?  What is that sculpture supposed to represent?  Is it... a "camel toe" of some form?  :satisfied:

 

Another interesting fact: Corthay can put that sculpted toe on any of their models.  Here's the Arca with a "Satan" toe, for example (pictures from pierrecorthay.blogspot.com):

 

 

See the sculpted toe?

 

 

Perhaps a better angle here:

 

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That would be a reverse camel toe or a camel toe cradle.
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See, I have to say, I kind of disagree with the 'fix' becoming more and more difficult to maintain. I think that there are definitely some exceptions to this general rule, but I think that as long as a watch is horologically interesting, there is no reason to think that price has any effect on enjoyment. To use your shoe example, I love my EGs, G&Gs, etc., but that does not mean that I do not get immense enjoyment out of my navy suede Aldens that I am wearing today. And yes, neither of those are inexpensive purchases, but I get just as much enjoyment out of a $400 pair of shoes as I do a $1,400 pair. Sure, I probably would not get much enjoyment out of a pair of glued Florsheims, but there are plenty of shoes at plenty of price points that are worth owning. In the same vein, a well made automatic watch is a well made automatic watch, not matter how you look at it. Sure, I do not know how much I would enjoy a Michael Kors or a Gucci watch at this point, there are plenty of watches at plenty of price points that I would love to own and wear. I get just as much enjoyment putting on my MUT Moon as I do my Speedmaster, and as much time putting on my Speedmaster as I do my Orange Monster. Part of the fun with wearing less expensive watches is that you can wear them "easier" doing dumb things. If I get a ding on my MUT Moon, I am going to be quite disappointed. However, if I drop my Mako, I just go on about my day. I take it in the hot tub, go swimming with it, go biking with it, whatever. It is a completely stress free experience.
And yeah, I am not a big fan of the five rings, but I do love the 3-ring zulu. I find them substantially more comfortable than NATOs. There are plenty of fun ways to mess with a Monster. I have wanted the Yobokies anvil bracelet for a while, it looks delicious with the monster.
And a reasonably-priced dress watch eh? I want the Orient Bambino in black. I think that looks very nice.


i agree with this hard core. sure there is a threshold that beneath which i no longer have any interest, but past that, once it intrigues me, i love and love alike.

now, at present, all of my watches are in the sub 10k MSRP level, and if you ask me, would you like to own an AP RO or a PP *insert awesome model in the low to mid 5 figures* or some other model in the next level that id like? of course the answer is yes. but i dont think that after the initial excitement i would enjoy that watch any more than the ones i currently have and love.

i hope to find out definitively if my assumption is true, some day soon.
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New one came in! On the topic of whether you can go back down the scale this watch is, arguably, a step down from my Nomos, Cartier and Omega but it's no less exciting for me. I'm not in the same price point as you gents but I agree that there's a threshold that you reach where certain quality isn't acceptable but anything above that is enjoyable in its own way. This hits my threshold :bigstar:

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See, I have to say, I kind of disagree with the 'fix' becoming more and more difficult to maintain. 

 

I'm not sure it's necessary to get ever more expensive watches to be stimulated, but it does seem to be necessary to get new ones, different ones, etc.  Either way, the fix is required it seems.  And I see where you're coming from (just looked up the "Bambino"): but mine is not an Orient. :)

 

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Did not like the blue strap mod so much, though, to be honest.

Waiting to see what you throw on next.

I don't have anything orange, bar that.  And the strap is kind of a greeny-blue for maximum contrast to the orange, but yeah I'm not totally sold.  Put it back on the bracelet and wore it out and about with a polo this evening.  Which I wasn't planning.  But I didn't want to put it away just yet.

 

 

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 "Satan" toe

 

 

Incredible looking thing.  A nice lady at the Corthay shop in Dubai told me that they'd dropped the name "Satan" after complaints, and were calling it "Casanova" (if I remember rightly) now.  I don't know if that's generally or in certain markets.  Either way it makes chisel toes look very tame. 

 

 

Patek: lovely watch, and nice strap too.

 

MZ: congrats!


Edited by mimo - 10/10/13 at 12:07pm
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Congrats MZ - I used to own that very watch.  I hope the OE strap came with it - it was an exceptionally nice tan croc.

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Patek: lovely watch, and nice strap too.


Thanks. This one is a Hirsch.
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post
 

I'm not sure it's necessary to get ever more expensive watches to be stimulated, but it does seem to be necessary to get new ones, different ones, etc.  Either way, the fix is required it seems.  And I see where you're coming from (just looked up the "Bambino"): but mine is not an Orient. :)

Yes and no. The high from getting a new watch is always awesome (I'm basking in that glow now so maybe I'm a hypocrite) but I think you get to a point where new watches aren't needed, you can just enjoy the collection. The only reason I got this was because I traded an RGM EOT that I couldn't fall in love with. Otherwise my collections pretty much set for the next few years... unless I see a Black Bay on sale :smarmy:

 

Uh oh, maybe there is a "fix"

 

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Congrats MZ - I used to own that very watch.  I hope the OE strap came with it - it was an exceptionally nice tan croc.

 

Thanks, sadly the OEM strap wasn't included but I got 3 other straps with it. First time ever with a Longines, surprisingly nice finish IMO. It wears significantly larger than my other watches (36-38mm) so it will take some getting used to but I wanted a black faced chrono that would look good on a brown band for that casual shirt and jeans watch and I'm pretty sure I found it.

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Originally Posted by mimo View Post
 

Incredible looking thing.  A nice lady at the Corthay shop in Dubai told me that they'd dropped the name "Satan" after complaints, and were calling it "Casanova" (if I remember rightly) now.  I don't know if that's generally or in certain markets.  Either way it makes chisel toes look very tame.

 

Yes. They renamed it "Casanova."  Funny.  Corthay also had a model they used to call "Belphegor," which the NYC shop described as a "Parisian take on the Scottish ghillie."  Pic from Corthay's website here:

 

 

More pics here:

 

http://theclassicgentleman.net/tag/belphegor-corthay-style/

 

Except Belphegor is kind of a demon.  One of the princes of Hell or something like that.


So now it is named "Fantomas."  :fonz:

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looks good, hammer.
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