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Bill, you know it makes sense. I'm with Mimo, if I get him right, in that if that discipline dictates then I would be cash rich and time (pieces) poor!

 



No, I'm poor in both cash and timepieces. Just, I know that when I have the cash, thanks to the siren voices of TWAT, watches have assumed an unnatural importance in my priorities for future purchase. Even now, having clothes to wear is barely holding the lead.
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It's Cyber Monday at Jomashop and that Seiko I posted is now at a kind of funny $64, so yeah, I bought one. It's a watch for less than the price of a Hober tie. It'll hold me over until I get the Junghans.

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Congratulations!  Make sure you post some wrist action when it arrives. :)

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Congratulations!  Make sure you post some wrist action when it arrives. :)

 

In a thread that features $80,000 (and more) watches I confess that I wasn't anticipating a 'congrats' on a $64 dollar purchase, but I'll take it. :) I really am looking forward to that Junghans (thanks again) though. I've worked a crazy amount over the last 3 weeks and made a crazy amount (by my very modest standards) and don't mind indulging. Trouble is, as a contractor, I never know exactly when I'm getting paid. The Seiko will get me through the holidays handsomely and be appreciated as a daily for some time, I'm sure.

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No doubt There is wonderfull collection of Watches from Omega...

 

 

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yes,The gold engraving on the back is all done by hand,thank you

CHEEFv

 

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Bots?

 

Anyway, Bill, I get you - I'm in a very similar boat.  Except I didn't make any money this month! Or what I did, I already spent on cloth for a new dinner suit and a large number of horn buttons for the cloth I already have.  Because.  Apart from needing clothes that fit me, after having effectively gone out of business twice in the last three years, I feel the need for a little joy back, and new clothes always help. So will new watches.  I've a feeling you might have been through the mill yourself in the last few years.

 

The thing is, even at a few dollars, I think a proper watch is worth appreciating.  I was really pleasantly surprised by the joy I got from a $200 Seiko.  That I liked it so much was also part of the reason I cancelled the Stowa: it's just not enough of a step up in the same function and style.  I mean, it looks fabulous and I'm sad I'm not getting it.  But deep down I know that it's also a stepping stone to a Sub or a least a Black Bay in that category, so I might as well wait for that.  And there are so many others - another dress watch, something sporty but not dive-y, etc., etc.

 

So my point is this: if it turns out you really like the Seiko, you might end up not wanting the Junghans at all, as a next step in the same category.  It might be worth looking in a different direction to add some variety of style and use instead, or holding out for a bigger leap.

 

Either way this shit is crack.  We are doomed.

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Either way this shit is crack.  We are doomed.

 

Love the frankness and honesty in the last two pages of this thread as to why we buy what we buy and why we do what we do.  Thumbs up! :fistbump:

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Rolex today!

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/****** Apparently I live on Instagram too - mainly timepieces, shoes, attire and the occasional cheeseburger. @no_frills_vc. ******/
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This being your watch version of "dressing down"! Those adelaides are beautiful btw, flannel suit looks pretty great too.
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feel behind over the holiday weekend, so i only speed read the posts in the past few days.

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wow that is amazing. want want want want.....
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On a different note, I just wanted to share a little story. I have been somewhat out of the watch game a bit lately, as I have been focusing a lot more on my workwear (for those who follow the NMWA thread...). And really, I have been so content with my current pair, the Speedy and the MUT Moon, that I do not really feel any sense of urgency to acquire anything new (finally). But, having exhausted my morning reading early yesterday morning (down with the flu), I decided to check out the Timezone Showcase to see if there was anything interesting. And lo and behold, after about a year of shutting this darn thing out of my memory, I stumbled upon the stunning IWC 5251:



The IWC 5251 is actually one of the first watches that I ever laid my eyes on online. The first time I saw it, I was absolutely smitten. When I look back at my earliest "want" lists, that watch inspired most of my initial watch "crushes." I knew that the watch was out of production, but the IWC Port Chrono, the IWC 7 Day, and the Dornblueth 99.2 all kind of scratched that deck-watch itch. Since then, I have kind of grown out of my deck watch fascination phase. But every now and then I see the 5251 and all of those mushy feelings come back. I think that it may have the most gorgeous dial I have ever seen, bar none. Of course that is a subjective statement, but I do not think anyone can look at that watch and not think that there is something special about it. The watch is also incredibly thin--it is only 6mm wide, and it contains a pocket watch movement and has a big acrylic crystal.

The only real downside for me is the size--it clocks in at a monstrous 46mm.



However, considering that it was first made in 1981... it really does not bother me too much. This watch was just so ahead of its time. It is almost like it was a complete experiment. It is such an anomaly that I cannot help but love everything about it. It is probably the only watch that I have ever fallen completely, heads over heels in love with.

http://people.timezone.com/library/comarticles/comarticles0035

this is stunning. kop now.

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@bill - nice kop. looking forward to wrist shots.
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It's Cyber Monday at Jomashop and that Seiko I posted is now at a kind of funny $64, so yeah, I bought one. It's a watch for less than the price of a Hober tie. It'll hold me over until I get the Junghans.

Congrats Bill.  I think getting something to hold you over until you possibly go for the Junghans was a good idea.  It seemed like there were a few watches you were considering, some being stronger contenders than others.  Even if you decide in the end to get the Junghans, you have a watch to wear so now you won't feel rushed into making a decision. You can take you time, shop around, and see if you still feel the same way about the Junghans or see if something else pops up on the radar in the coming weeks.  Good luck.

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It's Cyber Monday at Jomashop and that Seiko I posted is now at a kind of funny $64, so yeah, I bought one. It's a watch for less than the price of a Hober tie. It'll hold me over until I get the Junghans.

Congrats Bill. Good call, enjoy!
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Dinner out with Mrs. Dino and a RG manual wind VC 1972.  A few of the shoe fetish people here might recognize the marlows in the photo below.

 

A quick close up of the asymmetric deployant buckle to mimmick the case shape 

One last photo.  

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving Break/Weekend.

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Dino, I absolutely love, love, love that VC. Absolutely stunning. Such a dynamic looking watch.
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always a winer that one, dino. shoes too!
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