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Dang, that is still a substantial kop! Very nice! I bet that is a heck of a fun watch to wear on a daily basis.

And for the guys in Houston, I should be in H-town soon, maybe have a meet-up?



Yeah. I'm down for it Newc....let us know when...
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one day like tomorrow?

Ha. I wish.
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Breitling doesn't get much love on TWAT, and it ain't my first choice. But I won't turn down an invitation for an event which involves drinks, food, a lecture on watchmaking and a chance to meet up with some friends. Shots from a Breitling event in NYC earlier tonight:

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Watchmaker giving a lecture on chronographs, etc. On display for participants to touch and ogle: an original Navitimer 806 from 1954 (upper right hand side) on its original lizard strap; a first generation Cosmonaute like the chronograph that Scott Carpenter took with him to space (watch is about 50 years old).

Of course I wore one of my Pateks. It looks like the Blond Breitling Bombshell is having fun with it.

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Looks like a fun event, frilly.

Those vintage pieces are great, too. If I ever got a Breitling, I would probably choose something similar.

I always thought the 808 that Duncan Quinn wears was quite smart.




And the Bombshell....she seems to remind me of someone....certain features, perhaps.

I dunno. Just something about her is vaguely familiar.

Hmmmm....
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^^ I'm glad someone else went there!

 

TC, congrats my man!  This is quite a month for you, huh?  My wrist is about the same size as yours and it's good to see how great that looks on you as a fun weekend watch.  

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lolz. nice sex doll, breitling.

they do have some very cool vintage models (watches not dolls) hanging on the wall in the manhattan store tho.
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Been following this thread for about three months now and finally decided to join. You guys have some very very nice watches. I'm still new to the world of mechanical watches, and got my first mechanical about 2 months ago...a hand wound hamilton. Decided to go shopping again a couple weeks ago and got another Hamilton...an automatic this time. Not even close to being in the same league as most of the watches I see here but I'm loving them.... image.jpg 769k .jpg file
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Been following this thread for about three months now and finally decided to join. You guys have some very very nice watches. I'm still new to the world of mechanical watches, and got my first mechanical about 2 months ago...a hand wound hamilton. Decided to go shopping again a couple weeks ago and got another Hamilton...an automatic this time. Not even close to being in the same league as most of the watches I see here but I'm loving them.... image.jpg 769k .jpg file

 

While shady to download a picture on a first time poster...I took the chance.  Nice Hamilton which is very similar to mine.  I like the day at the top but would prefer the day at 3 o'clock or so.  Wear in good health and post some pics of your hand wound...we have some members who own hand wound pieces.

 

^^Last sentence sounded a little dirty as I was typing it with the doll above posted. . .

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Thanks man, I know it's not your favorite of the IWC offerings, but it has been on my bucket list and I just had to satisfy my curiosity about it! smile.gif Really appreciate your advice through the process nonetheless!

Hey TC,  Thanks for the kind words.  Even if a watch doesn't work for me, I'm always happy for our regulars when they get a watch that really makes them smile.  It would be boring if we all chose the same watches.  I hope your BP brings you many years of enjoyment!  :cheers:

 

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Been following this thread for about three months now and finally decided to join. You guys have some very very nice watches. I'm still new to the world of mechanical watches, and got my first mechanical about 2 months ago...a hand wound hamilton. Decided to go shopping again a couple weeks ago and got another Hamilton...an automatic this time. Not even close to being in the same league as most of the watches I see here but I'm loving them.... image.jpg 769k .jpg file

Welcome !  Lots of people started as lurkers here and are now regular participants.  Congrats on your recent purchases.  Hamiltons are a great way to get into watches.  Be careful...this is an addictive hobby and website! ;)

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The dial is originally blue? 

I don't belive so, but the antireflective coating on the crystal can sometimes make it look that way.
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I don't belive so, but the antireflective coating on the crystal can sometimes make it look that way.
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LOL @ JBarwick and you other dirty minds. I was trying to suggest that "Breitling bombshell" reminded me of .... The Upton.

(But yeah, there's no getting around the fact that it looks like a sex doll).




Regardless, welcome, AOL910....I believe that would be a Hamilton Khaki (King?) model, and yes it's a classic military-style field watch. Great choice.

I will use this as an excuse to post a not-so-great pic of my 7750-based chronograph.


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Welcome ! Lots of people started as lurkers here and are now regular participants. Congrats on your recent purchases. Hamiltons are a great way to get into watches. Be careful...this is an addictive hobby and website! wink.gif


QFT, Dino.

I'm not the first guy to say it, but Hamilton and Seiko automatics = gateway drugs nod[1].gif
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Thanks man..here's a pic of the hand wound.. posted correctly this time...

 

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Hey TC,  Thanks for the kind words.  Even if a watch doesn't work for me, I'm always happy for our regulars when they get a watch that really makes them smile.  It would be boring if we all chose the same watches.  I hope your BP brings you many years of enjoyment!  :cheers:

 

Welcome !  Lots of people started as lurkers here and are now regular participants.  Congrats on your recent purchases.  Hamiltons are a great way to get into watches.  Be careful...this is an addictive hobby and website! ;)

Thanks! When I bought my first mechanical last October I thought that would be it for watch purchases for like a year...I was so very wrong, within two months I was making another purchase because I convinced myself that I must have an automatic. Now I think I neeeeed an omega speedmaster..haha...that will require some saving though

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