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Back to our regular scheduled programming with a little cuff link action thrown in. Boom!

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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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Originally Posted by cyc wid it View Post

BLNR is growing on me (at least via Internet pics) and my initial reaction was "no way". Will probably drop by an AD to get an in-person look as I get closer to making a purchase later this year.

i have tried one on. its amazing.
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who's to say what secret projects may be in the works

 

Exactly....all that talk of speaking to jewellers about special commissions...there's no way you left all that with the conclusion that you didn't want anything.  It's been about a year now since we came to know and love the Frillmeister.  We remember what happened twelve months ago,  I'm guessing it's taxes and bonus time, and we all know which way is up! :lol:

 

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

 

True on the first points, but I'm with the groupthink on the latter: although they're inherently pretty and special, I think you could only wear them with something else, which would feel strange.  The problem is they just look too much like the watch itself.  Frilly can and will do better, I am sure of it.

 

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What are your horological plans or personal predictions for the new year?

 

Hmm...good question.  Scary too.  I am very much the pauper at the feast here, but although I won't be competing in ballertasticness, I am quite sure there will be an addition this year.  Possibly...probably, two.  I have a pretty long wish list, like us all, but if things turn out as planned, two of the more accessible ones will arrive this year.  That, and I'll keep reading.  I don't know why I like you guys so much. 

 

 

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It will likely be the year of the BLNR.

 

Can't argue with that.  It's a lovely piece, although as a non Rolex owner, I have the more generic aspiration of a no-date Sub well ahead of it.  Probably not this year.

 

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Back to our regular scheduled programming with a little cuff link action thrown in. Boom!
 

 

Bringing the boom indeed.  Great single cuff shirt - where from?  Nice jacket too, though the WAYWRN goblins would savage your contrasting buttonhole (of which I still have some, and I think it suits you).  Those links are indeed beautiful.

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Originally Posted by cyc wid it View Post

BLNR is growing on me (at least via Internet pics) and my initial reaction was "no way". Will probably drop by an AD to get an in-person look as I get closer to making a purchase later this year.

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i have tried one on. its amazing.

I second this. It is so nice in person. It has me thinking of buying one. I walked into a dealer to look specifically at the black bezel but was drawn to the BLNR over and over again.
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I stare at mine everyday for a good 5-10 minutes.  At some point I won't but the newness has not worn off.  

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^^^Such a great phase of ownership^^^ Enjoy!





I'm wearing the Roadster, back in the office today (old pic):

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^^ very nice! ^^

speaking of cartier, anyone need a gift for a lady friend? devil.gif


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Stichy - Does the Cartier look that flat in person?  Maybe that particular watch is hard to photograph but when comparing it to the Roadster above, which is quite lovely, the one you posted seems to be lacking in that department.  Hopefully this made sense.

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not sure what you mean by flat, but its freaking gorgeous irl. smile.gif
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@Keith T lovin that roadster nod[1].gif
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I took some pictures so I thought I'd post here since it features my watch. I don't really own expensive watches, so here's a nice, but I think, good and stylish Seiko Premier Chronograph.

 

 

 

I pretty much only wear Seikos. Right now I do not see the appeal of going up in price range and brands; I'd rather go more upscale with other parts of my wardrobe first (as this thrifted jacket might indicate), still I appreciate the sweet watches posted here.

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not sure what you mean by flat, but its freaking gorgeous irl. smile.gif

 

It looks like there is no depth from the crystal to the dial.  I will take your word on the look irl

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Watch plans for 2014? Finally getting around to actually selling my Luminor. And if I win the lottery, a RO Jumbo satisfied.gif (and maybe a Speedy original; plexi + solid case back plz).

Meanwhile, I'm looking for a new, rather specific strap and hoping that someone here might know where to locate it.

It's for a Mk XV, that came on a black buffalo strap with a deployant buckle, but I have a 16mm tang buckle, so the strap needs to be 19/16mm (or if I ponied up for the 18mm tang buckle, 19/18mm).

I already got a dark brown cordovan (the ones Leffot in NYC sells), that looks like this:

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but I'm not very happy with it; it's too dark and I dislike the large stitches. Not particular fond of the cordo either.

So, I'm looking for a lighter brown strap in plain calf or buffalo (no exotics for this watch), with either a same colour or a contrasting ivory stich. It should be lined and the stitches neat (and no box stitching).

The specific colour of brown I'm searching for, is pretty much exactly like this one - so far the closest I've found is this:

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Rather particular, I know shog[1].gif - but short of going custom, does anyone have a recommendation?
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Isolation, nice look and nice Seiko....you will find they get plenty of respect here.


Stitchy, I've never warmed up to the design of the Ballon Bleu, and THANK GOD my "lady friend" is not into watches. But I will say that Cartier is going to be an appealing piece for many of our ovarian-enabled population. Looks pristine.


Kaplan, sorry I can't help with a specific strap recommendation, but I think that Hirsch might work as a "close-enough" option.

Hell, I don't see what's so bad about the cordovan one in the first place.

I mean, I can see what you're saying about it being pretty dark, but that's not necessarily such a bad thing. You know how when you look at something (not necessarily a watch strap) from a distance, and you think it looks black-- or your brain registers it that way-- but then when you get closer, you realize it isn't black, and it actually has that "surprise depth" to it. Sometimes I find that appealing.

Having said that, if you don't like the stitching or material, I can understand. I'm pretty picky about my straps too. And that's a great Mark XV.
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Originally Posted by Isolation View Post

I took some pictures so I thought I'd post here since it features my watch. I don't really own expensive watches, so here's a nice, but I think, good and stylish Seiko Premier Chronograph.

I pretty much only wear Seikos. Right now I do not see the appeal of going up in price range and brands; I'd rather go more upscale with other parts of my wardrobe first (as this thrifted jacket might indicate), still I appreciate the sweet watches posted here.

Quite nice. It looks good on you.

What you said inspired me to write a brief thought.

As some of you may know (or have noticed), I was first interested in clothing before I started to spend the bulk of my time looking into watches. Although I still am interested in shoes, clothing, etc., I have found that watches provide (at least for me) me with so much more enjoyment than those other parts of my wardrobe. Unlike my favorite pair of shoes, I can wear my favorite watch every darn day. It is not uncomfortable, it does not fit differently if I have gained or lost weight, I don't worry about wearing it in the rain, I don't need to think about how it will pair with various accessories. I can just strap it on and admire it. Additionally, a watch is not afflicted with the same temporal constraints as clothing. If a watch is well taken care of, it can last for generations, easily. It can also look great with very little maintenance. There is no need to shine it, or brush it, or dryclean it, or wash it, etc. Simply wipe it down with a cloth at the end of the day. There is also less chance of it getting "injured." Nothing is worse that getting a grease stain on a tie, or someone spilling coffee on you, or (if you are into cars) somebody rear ending your vehicle. The only dings I have in my watches have been put there by none other than myself.

It is the one thing that I own that has almost become a part of me. And without me, it will not function. The only thing that has seen more is maybe my car, and it has seen a lot biggrin.gif.

Just a little bit of musing on why my watches give me so much enjoyment.

And Keith and Stitchy, nice Cartiers smile.gif.

Oh yeah, and Frills, the links look pretty damn delicious. Nice combo.
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