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post #27466 of 48312
What an excellent and fun question NS.

For me, personally, I think this may be the year of the Genta. I may not be able to swing it, but I will certainly try. I will know whether I will be able to make it one way or another by March or April this year.

If I am unable to, it will likely be the year of the BLNR.

As for a prediction? Gosh, I guess only time will tell! I am remaining optimistic, but life does have the tendency to throw you the odd curveball.

Also, TC, I wanted to mention that I have really enjoyed your pics of the RO. What a lovely watch, and it looks great on you.
post #27467 of 48312
Great topic for discussion , more so because I feel TWAT ers have made some pretty spectacular buys in the past few weeks alone

This year if all goes well and I make partner (again) I'd like to add something new. I'd be lying if I said this forum hasn't influenced my tastes which makes my previous wants not as desirable and this whole journey a little more interesting.
post #27468 of 48312
I hear that, ever the education here. I'm going to consider a response to a very good question.

There, considered it

(1)



(2)

JLC Reverso

(3)

PP NAV

I'm in for the long haul, but master,the prize!?
post #27469 of 48312
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My dear Dino: Frilly isn't here to be cut some slack.  He's here to be goaded into ever greater wonders.  If anyone can, Batfrills can. :)

My mistake Mimo....you are quite right, and I hope you will accept my apology.   While there is a lack of choices ready to wear...I have failed him as an enabler, by neglecting to suggest idea of made to order cufflinks.  :devil: 


Dino is being modest here. The RTW cuff link frillyvolous run is done but who's to say what secret projects may be in the works.......... 😬😬😬



/****** Apparently I live on Instagram too - mainly timepieces, shoes, attire and the occasional cheeseburger. @no_frills_vc. ******/
post #27470 of 48312
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That 8171 is beautiful but the 7 figure price tag is not.  Pre-auction estimates on that bad boy were only 70-100K so it shows you get the right group of people together and prices hit the stratosphere!

what was the hammer price?

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NS - great pic.

as to your question, i think that 2014 would be a good year for me to simply enjoy what i have at present. i imagine my next watches would be a simple 2 or 3 handed, thin cased, gold dress watch and an AP RO. no idea when, but those 2 pop up on my radar most often.

unless i hit the mega millions, then its straightaway to the zeitwerk striking time.

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So yes, Stitchy, it was a great run. I now have four pairs of cuff links, two in YG and two in WG, that complement my timepieces.
The frillyvolous cuff link run is done. For now..... Hahahah!
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Dino is being modest here. The RTW cuff link frillyvolous run is done

a great crew those four, but this idea of the run being over is balderdash. as a proud nautilus owner, you must have these:





KOP NAOW!!
post #27471 of 48312
Be quiet, frills is in the process of having a Lamborghini Reventon crushed down into a pair of cuff links.

2014 for me will be a Lange year, methinks wink.gif
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Stitchy - hammer price for the 8171 at the recent Christie's auction was $1,145,000. Quadruple the initial estimate.

HRoi - ahahaha!

Stitchy what draws you to the Zeitwerk Striking Time? I'm a part of another watch crazy group on FB and a bunch of members probably got a group discount or something because three of them just got Zeitwerks in the last few weeks or so (photos below from my friends). Now, these aren't Striking Times I think, just "plain Zeitwerks":

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One of them likes wearing it when he goes to the grocery:

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Was it Cleav that said "I do good friends"? Very ominous and threatening statement there... Hahahahahaha!

As for the Nauti cuff links, I'm a bit torn. The issue is that the Nautilus porthole shape for me is so distinctive that I'm not sure that wearing a 5711 on my wrist and having smaller versions of it on my shirt cuffs would be something I would like. Thinking the WG Calatravas provide some interesting contrast. They are no doubt lovely - the white metal ones only come in WG, not steel (sorry, no platinum mimo) and they sport the same lovely magical blue/green dial that entrances so many with the basic Nautilus. But, I hesitate because of the reasons I cite above.

Definitely not getting the diamond studded one but here's one guy from PSP wearing Nauti cufflinks. Thoughts, TWAT/SF brothers?

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post #27473 of 48312
It's too matchy-matchy. like you're trying to look too cute
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It's too matchy-matchy. like you're trying to look too cute

That's what's making me balk.



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post #27476 of 48312
The nautilus cuff links do nothing for me Frills. But I'm also not a cuff link guy. I liked the Patek ones because they relate to your watches which would fit with double cuffs, the others I would have tried to talk you out of personally (but that's because I don't have a large double cuff shirt collection, nor do I like flashy cuff links unless they are part of something more). The nautilus just isn't a watch I'd wear with double cuffs.

Again, just personal preference, Dino is the cuff link guy and I'm the anti cuff link guy.

I really do like those Pateks with your watches though, and that's a lot coming from someone like me haha.
post #27477 of 48312
Nautilus links do absolutely nothing for me. Not a fran personally. Way too matchy matchy.
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2014 will be the year of the marriage in my case.  The only new jewelry I will get will be an 18kt YG wedding band which we have already purchased.  In store for the misses I have a pearl necklace picked out which I will surprise her with in Germany unlike her surprise to me which I knew about.  

 

For watches I may actually have a new purchase but it would be a Garmin 310XT to replace my aging Garmin 305 but they are very non-TWAT GPS watches for running and other activities.

post #27479 of 48312
I refuse to buy Garmin watches any more. I've had two break from sweat. Granted I sweat a lot, but still no more for me.

Ok, back to TWAT approved topics.
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Be quiet, frills is in the process of having a Lamborghini Reventon crushed down into a pair of cuff links.
 

HAHAHA  :rotflmao:  I love it!!!!  

 

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

a great crew those four, but this idea of the run being over is balderdash. as a proud nautilus owner, you must have these:





KOP NAOW!!

I don't know Stitchy.  In the abstract I like them, but I wonder if its just too much porthole action around the wrists.  I've never seen anyone with a Nautilus wear them (although I've seen the links in person and they are beautiful), and I can't help but think they might look a bit too matchy/matchy....maybe like those gift boxes with a tie, pocket square and braces/suspenders in the same material.  Although, I've actually seen photos of someone wearing a Royal Oak with RO cufflinks and it seemed to work, but again...I'm not sure if I'd do it. 

 

NS-  Beautiful photo and it sounds like you had a great New Years.  ...as for 2014, I have a very full plate this year...and I do feel rather satisfied with my current collection.  My other watches are getting very jealous of my Jumbo RO since it has been getting about 90-95% of my wrist time since I got it about 16 months ago.  There are a few watches that have captured my attention, but I kind of have to get this feeling (its like I get bitten and can't get the bug out of my system), and then I obsess and eventually pull the trigger.  Watches on my short list...Blue & Black GMT2, JLC Reverso (I want to see the new chocolate dial ultra thin), the Piaget Altiplano manual wind, and the RO Chronograph 41mm.  With some other toys outside the world of watches on the way (I know its almost blasphemy to suggest there are toys beyond watches), I'm not sure if I will pull the trigger on any of these in the immediate future.  I have a lot of research and recon work to do as I've only seen the Piaget and the RO Chrono in person.  I still haven't seen a Blue Black GMT and the chocolate dial JLC won't be at the dealers for a while.  Still it is fun to ponder the possibilities.

 

Anyway...I hope that everyone here gets to add something special from their short list to their personal collection (be it a watch or something else)  :cheers: 

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