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Awesome pics ~B~ thanks for sharing!

Spent the day with my daughters; one of them was ailing ('tis the season for infections and it's her first time in preschool). Here's Dad watching over the sleeping two year old:

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And here's Dad holding the almost-four-year old's hand as we walked home from school:

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There's a watch here somewhere. And some Patek ad about passing on stuff to the next generation or something.

ReversoLover - doubt I'd get the 5711P but never say never, right?

Vid on Hodinkee about JJ Reddick and his watches. Earnest young man, very down to earth. Like him I would have chosen the AP RO over the Nautilus.... If my wife said she liked the AP RO better. Haha! The wise - and only - choice!
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^ enjoyed your Dubai tour there Mimo. There's a lot of watch buying going on over there and I did much of the same when I was living there. The day I kinda got turned off to the whole Dubai shopping experience, however, was witnessing a ten year old kid at the JLC boutique bitch at his mom about the watch that he wanted that she wasn't in the mood to buy right that moment because "I want it!" all the while his even younger sister was screaming that they needed to leave so she could go pick out a bag at LV. jfc.

well that was partly it.., along with the rest of the bullshit. if you've spent a significant amount of time there you know what I mean.
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please tell me this is a joke...

I wish it were, but I am completely serious. It was a horrorshow. Bratty little shits yelling at their mother to buy them JLCs and LVs... no shit.
The worst part actually was the look on the SA's face as he actually had to show the watch to the kid for his perusal. I shit you not. He had such a look of helpless, pathetic, semi-closeted disdain... I truly felt sorry for him. Ultimately the reality is they may in fact buy it and really that is his job. It was sad.

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KN - yeah, I don't like Dubai much, place has no soul.

you've nailed it precisely. I actually felt as if it had drained some of my vital positive energy for a while after I left. I have never been so happy to land in NYC and the immigration guy said "Welcome Home". He has no idea how sincerely I appreciated it at that time.
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~ B ~ those VCs of an MC Escher set? I wish I could see them more closely... look amazing!
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As promised, photos from the Watches&Wonders event in HK last month...


 

 

Took a closer look at ~B~'s pics... am I insane for thinking this was the most eye-catching piece in the set?  Probably a personal bias since I've seen this one on my wrist.  It's a lovely piece.

 

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you've nailed it precisely. I actually felt as if it had drained some of my vital positive energy for a while after I left. I have never been so happy to land in NYC and the immigration guy said "Welcome Home". He has no idea how sincerely I appreciated it at that time.

 

Yikes.  How long did you stay there?

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Took a closer look at ~B~'s pics... am I insane for thinking this was the most eye-catching piece in the set?  Probably a personal bias since I've seen this one on my wrist.  It's a lovely piece.

 

There are other reasons to question your sanity, but not this: it's certainly a very striking and typically quirky VC.  

 

The ones that I like tend to be a little more mainstream though, because sometimes less is more:

 

 

And also even when conservative, sometimes more is more:

 

(N.B. If a subdial is going to be made too big, this is how to do it without looked half-assed IMHO.  And look at Mr Moon! Makes me want to punch the air.)

 

 

Then again, VC is VC, and when it comes to eye-catching oddness, I have to say my eye is very much drawn to this.  If only I knew how to use it to tell the time.  Ah well, since when did that have anything to do with it?  It's incredible.

 

 

But I like yours, though.  I hope you get it - it will suit you.  Especially useful when you're being a human flag, I think. :)

 

By the way, I can't help noting that you're online rather early today.  Is your little one OK?

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Nice VC's!  Also Frills, you are not insane unless you wear it on the wrong wrist!

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I remember seeing an off-kilter piece similar in concept to that slanted VC at my Longines dealer. My first thought was that I absolutely hated it. But has it ever grown on me over time.
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As promised, photos from the Watches&Wonders event in HK last month...

Part 1 - Entering the fair, and private viewing of novelties at the Vacheron Constantin salon









And on my wrist...

Looks like a great event!  Thanks for sharing some photos.   After my last VC purchase they sent me chocolates with the Maltese Cross around the holidays, like the ones pictured above.   I love their Les Historiques line of watches, as shown above.  My favorite current model is the American 1921.  Its offset dial and the cushion shaped case really stand out in a sea of round watches. 

 

Looks like you had fun, thanks again for sharing some photos. 

 

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Took a closer look at ~B~'s pics... am I insane for thinking this was the most eye-catching piece in the set?  Probably a personal bias since I've seen this one on my wrist.  It's a lovely piece.

Definitely, not crazy!  I tried one of these on a few years ago, and its still my favorite offering from them.  Sadly, its price has sky rocketed in recent years.  When it was first introduced its MSRP was about $25K...now its $40K.   

 

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There are other reasons to question your sanity, but not this: it's certainly a very striking and typically quirky VC.  

 

The ones that I like tend to be a little more mainstream though, because sometimes less is more:

 

 

And also even when conservative, sometimes more is more:

 

(N.B. If a subdial is going to be made too big, this is how to do it without looked half-assed IMHO.  And look at Mr Moon! Makes me want to punch the air.)

 

 

Then again, VC is VC, and when it comes to eye-catching oddness, I have to say my eye is very much drawn to this.  If only I knew how to use it to tell the time.  Ah well, since when did that have anything to do with it?  It's incredible.

 

 

But I like yours, though.  I hope you get it - it will suit you.  Especially useful when you're being a human flag, I think. :)

 

By the way, I can't help noting that you're online rather early today.  Is your little one OK?

The Chronometer Royal is a very nice watch, but it just doesn't do much for me.  The various elements, dial with elegant Arabic numerals, cool hands, and classic case shape are all components that I really like, but for some reason they just don't do much for me in this watch.  

 

That Perpetual Calendar Chronograph is amazing.  A few weeks ago Frills and I tried one on in the NYC boutique and it was amazing.  I think its a piece I'd prefer in rose.  The details of the stars and the moon really seem to come to life in rose.

 

The Snake watch is very cool, although I think their are other watches from VC that I'd prefer.  They have used that design for time and date in the past.  A few years ago you had to buy them as a set of 4 watches.  Nice, but I don't know that I'd need 4 watches that were basically the same just in different colors.   

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Yeh mimo we checked out a RG perp cal chrono from VC (posted a few pages back). Would love to see a plat in person.

Getting cold in NYC today.

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Love this vintage DJ. Ref 1601 from 1967.

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And mimo, thanks for asking. Two year old still nursing sores in her throat so very hard for her to eat. Fever is gone now though. Was hitting 106F for a couple of days!
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Speedmaster Pro today (and everyday).

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Love that Speedy tifosi - an excellent everyday choice.  Thanks for the look.

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Love that Speedy tifosi - an excellent everyday choice.  Thanks for the look.
Thanks, Roger. My fav. watch.
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frilly, i dont recall knowing you had a blue faced DJ. we are teh twinz!!!

tifosi - great looking speedy.
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tifosi - great looking speedy.
Thanks! I just liquidated some watches. This is the only one that remains. I always need to have a Speedy.
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Thanks! I just liquidated some watches. This is the only one that remains. I always need to have a Speedy.

 

That's certainly putting the "Which one's the keeper?" question to the test.  I don't know what left, but I like what stayed.

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