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The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Breitling, JLC etc...) - Page 1863post #27931 of 483121/14/14 at 6:02ampost #27932 of 483121/14/14 at 6:18ampost #27933 of 483121/14/14 at 6:19ampost #27934 of 483121/14/14 at 6:36ampost #27935 of 483121/14/14 at 6:38ampost #27936 of 483121/14/14 at 6:58amThanks guys!Quote:
Thanks! Strangely, not at all, the 15400 is a very substantial feeling watch and has a nice size and weight to it. I did put the SS Sub on for a few minutes the other day and that did feel quite a bit smaller and lighter than I remember. LOL I've been thinking that I may need to update that one with a GMT BLNR. Just daydreaming tho, my wife will effing kill me if I buy another one anytime soon.post #27937 of 483121/14/14 at 7:39ampost #27938 of 483121/14/14 at 7:52ampost #27939 of 483121/14/14 at 7:56ampost #27940 of 483121/14/14 at 8:39am
Very nice. I look forward to seeing some pix here eventually. Keep us posted regarding your shopping experience.Quote:Originally Posted by NonServiam
Thanks for your thoughts on the 5980s, guys!
Thanks mimo, I get the sentiment. And I agree. Somewhat
But I feel that this also assumes that my collection is carefully curated, consisting only of deliberately chosen grails being kept forever. I wish it were so Some of my timepieces are the result of deliberate research and warm fuzzy feelings. Others are there by coincidence, bartering, impulse or opportunities suddenly presented. Sometimes the warm fuzzy feelings go away. Sometimes they arrive long after the watch was acquired.
The point being that I am open to letting some of the watches no longer at the top go, to finance a piece that intrigues me, even if for the wrong reason. I never look at investment value as such, but I do try to consider present or future rarity or market interest, as I enjoy wearing watches that are not on every wrist.
The problem with the 5980 is of course my 5712, and the crazy price (for a steel chrono). And not to forget: the competition. There are a few interesting watches to chose from in than price bracket, to say the least. But I am not one to fawn over annual og perpetual calendars, and my dress watch quota is more than met by my vintage Pie-pan Constellation and the above MUT Moon. I have most of the vintage and contemporary Rolexes I desire, the rarest ones would not necessarily give me more pleasure than the more commonplace ones that I own.
What would interest me now is a sporty watch with a dressy feel, something a bit blingy, but suitable for casual wear (which is how I dress for work and play). Something that is a little bit indulgent, slightly over the top. Even a bit show-offy. But with real horological merit. Certainly not vulgar. Some of you may remember that I have been lusting for the AP ROC in rose on a strap. The 5980 is quite different of course, but I am wondering whether it could not be just as good
Anyway, I am having a hard time choosing pieces for the culling large enough for such a change. Seems like it would have to eat into the part of my collection that really mean somthing to me. So I would say that it's probably not happening. But still a fun exercise
Great post. Its always interesting to see what is going on in the minds of other collectors/watch fans.
I think there is nothing wrong with wanting something a bit blingy/showy. It can be fun to have something so different from more restrained pieces that might be in your collection. I can't say that I find a 5980 blingy/showy. I find it large and a bit clunky, compared to a 5711 or 5712.
Keep us posted on whatever you decide to do. Good luck and have fun!Quote:
Looking sharp! Glad to see the RO getting some wrist time again.post #27941 of 483121/14/14 at 9:04am
Since NS was talking about blingy watches...here is my bling shot of the week. Its a 1994 16528 Daytona in YG with cal 4030 (which used an El Primero as a base movement). It's blingy so I don't wear it often, but it was my Dad's and I really like it. It doesn't look quite so blingy when its not in bright light, and interestingly as gold can oxidize over time (this one has...it has taken on a slightly rosier hue).post #27942 of 483121/14/14 at 9:28amDino and NS at a recent TWAT convention (Click to show)
It was at this moment that TC, looking on, decided to up his game and order the RO.post #27943 of 483121/14/14 at 9:36ampost #27944 of 483121/14/14 at 9:42am
That looks great BD, congrats. I don't have a Panerai and haven't bought many straps, so others will no doubt have better resources. One thing I can say though: that watch deserves something more interesting. A while back I tried on a Radiomir, I think it was the 323, that was on the most amazing sueded croc strap. I think they call it the "Jules Verne" strap for some reason. Now that's OEM of course, but as a concept...well...I've never seen such a pimp-tastic and luxurious watch strap. GO do one too, that I saw on a grey-dial Pano Reserve.post #27945 of 483121/14/14 at 9:57amQuote:Originally Posted by mimo
Dino and NS at a recent TWAT convention (Click to show)
It was at this moment that TC, looking on, decided to up his game and order the RO.
Spot on Mimo!!!
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